If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Dennis Miller's racing picks at Oak Tree races Saturday at Alameda County Fairgrounds]]> A pair of stakes races highlight the Oak Tree at Pleasanton card for the final Saturday of the 12-day race meet.]]> <![CDATA[Downtown Livermore fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. tonight]]> A "low level" fireworks show will be held starting at 9:30 p.m. tonight from atop the downtown Livermore parking garage on Railroad Avenue.]]> <![CDATA[Brush fire near Sunol Regional Wilderness extinguished]]> A 45-acre brush fire that started Friday morning in Alameda County is now 100% contained.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin swim center open today, rest of city facilities closed]]> All city of Dublin facilities will be closed today in observance of the Independence Day holiday.]]> <![CDATA[Local baseball team wins N.Y. tournament]]> The local Headfirst 10U Bercovich baseball team took home the division championship in the league's week-long Cooperstown N.Y. Tournament, finishing off its 8-1 tourney record with a 9-5 victory in the title game June 18.]]> <![CDATA[Annual Fourth of July festivities at Lions Wayside Park at noon today]]> Pleasanton's annual Fourth of July concert and picnic at Lions Wayside Park on First Street will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. today.]]> <![CDATA[Judge denies Pleasanton-based balcony builder's restraining order]]> A judge Thursday denied a bid by the Pleasanton-based company that built a Berkeley apartment complex where six people died earlier this month for a temporary restraining order to prevent prosecutors from testing the balcony and other evidence without company representatives being present.]]> <![CDATA[RADD Roadrunners earn Special Olympics medals]]> Three members of Pleasanton's Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled (RADD) Roadrunners team combined to win seven medals at the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games in Davis last weekend.]]> <![CDATA[70,000 expected at Fair's spectacular fireworks show tonight]]> It's the closing weekend for the Alameda County Fair, with a wide range of features features that include the Junior Livestock auction, Demolition Derby, the last shows of the concert series and the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton streets, freeway restrictions in place for County Fair traffic today]]> The city of Pleasanton has put in place a unique and highly-restricted traffic plan designed to coordinate a safe and efficient way for the more than 70,000 fairgoers expected to attend the Alameda County Fair and its fireworks show today.]]> <![CDATA[Baker, colleagues introduce $6-billion transportation proposal]]> Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon), whose district includes Pleasanton, joined Republican colleagues Monday to announce a transportation plan which aims at dedicating $6 billion in new funding to address the state's transportation needs without any new taxes or fees.]]> <![CDATA[Red Cross asks for blood donations now to avoid summer shortage]]> The American Red Cross is asking eligible blood and platelet donors to step up and donate now before they go on vacation to avoid a summer shortage.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Weekly's 2015 Readers Choice winners]]> With 29,764 confirmed votes in the 2015 Readers Choice Pleasanton contest, our loyal readers gave their input about which businesses, professionals and places are the best of the best in categories within beauty and style, epicure, health and fitness, home and vehicle, kids and pets, rest and recreation, and services.]]>