If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA['Every 15 minutes' program stirs emotions at Foothill High]]> Every 15 minutes someone in the country dies from an alcohol-related traffic accident, and Foothill High School students Olivia Hartjen and Marissa Khoury deserve our thanks for the work they've done over the past year or so to stop these tragedies, at least locally.]]> <![CDATA[Workshops promote clowning around]]> Many children, at one point, dream of running away with the circus but they usually lose interest by the time they finish elementary school.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton teen accepts plea deal for fatal crash that killed Dublin bicyclist]]> A Pleasanton teen has accepted a plea deal in the criminal case stemming from a high-speed crash on Foothill Road that killed a Dublin bicyclist last June.]]> <![CDATA[Reining in prom expenses]]> If you've got teenagers, you already know how expensive high school can be.]]> <![CDATA[Here come the Easter eggs!]]> Vintage Hills Elementary School kindergartners, joined by dozens of their parents and supporters, took part in a class-wide egg drop assignment April 9, well before the Easter egg rolls that are underway this week. ]]> <![CDATA[AC Transit's CFO charged with stealing church funds]]> Alameda-Contra Costa Transit's chief financial officer has been charged with four felony counts of grand theft for allegedly taking more than
$500,000 over a six-year period from one of Oakland's largest and most prominent churches.]]>
<![CDATA[Humane Society cancels garden tour because of drought]]> The Valley Humane Society has cancelled its annual Hidden Gardens of the Valley tour scheduled for later this spring because of current drought conditions.]]> <![CDATA[Hart Middle School plans launch of engineering academy]]> Hart Middle School will host an open house April 29 in preparation for its launch of an engineering academy in the 2014-15 school year.]]> <![CDATA[State revenue totaled totaled $6.4 billion in March, state controller reports]]> State Controller John Chiang said Friday that revenues for March totaled $6.4 billion, surpassing estimates in the 2014-15 Governor's budget by $470.9 million, or 7.9%.]]> <![CDATA[ValleyCare auxiliary exceeds 1.6-million hours in volunteer service]]> Since their origination in 1958, even before Valley Memorial Hospital opened, the ValleyCare Auxiliary has given 1,6 million hours of volunteer time and has been responsible for raising more than $6 million to expand facilities, programs and services.]]> <![CDATA[Send in your photos for Weekly's annual Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest]]> With Mother's Day right around the corner, the Pleasanton Weekly is launching its annual Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest.]]>