If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Red Cross blood drive in Pleasanton Saturday]]> To help prevent a summer blood shortage, the American Red Cross is holding blood drives throughout the Bay Area, including one Saturday in Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Ellie Mae makes Pleasanton its corporate headquarters]]> Ellie Mae, a provider of on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry, announced Monday that it has signed a long-term lease for more than 100,000 square feet of office space that will be the site of its new corporate headquarters in Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Heroes]]> We are seeking nominations and sponsorships for the Tri-Valley Heroes awards program, our salute to the individuals, groups or organizations that stand out because of their actions, integrity or honor.]]> <![CDATA[Shrieking sound keeps Pleasanton residents awake at night]]> Distressing, unnerving and strange sounds have roused Pleasanton resident Keli Martinez in the middle of the night for several years, but she said she and her family finally solved the mystery while walking the dog earlier this month.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton apartment complex tenants without water for 4 days]]> Residents at Pleasanton's Springhouse Apartments have been experiencing their own drought since Friday afternoon when the apartment's main high-pressure water pipe broke.]]> <![CDATA['Taste Our Terroir' at local wineries this weekend]]> Livermore Valley winegrowers are ready to present their annual premier food and wine affair, Taste Our Terroir Thursday through Sunday, celebrating and educating wine lovers with a "taste of the land."]]> <![CDATA[The New Christy Minstrels to perform in Livermore Thursday]]> The New Christy Minstrels will be performing at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Plein air exhibit at Harrington Gallery ends Saturday]]> This is the final week to view the current exhibit at the Harrington gallery, "Jade Fon Retrospective & Plein Air Painters," which closes Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Governor signs bill aimed at easing sexual assault victims' access to counseling]]> A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Friday aims to ease the process for sexual assault victims to receive counseling services.]]> <![CDATA[Cuisine creations]]> In the Safeway Culinary Kitchens in Dublin, executive chef Jeff Anderson and his team explore new ways to bring food to the table and establish farm-to-table avenues for fresh products.]]> <![CDATA[Downtown park renamed to honor Pleasanton Rotary clubs]]> The Pleasanton City Council Tuesday agreed to spend $420,000 to improve a relatively obscure public park at the end of Main Street and to rename it Rotary Park in celebration of the 50th anniversary next May of the chartering of the first of Pleasanton's three Rotary clubs.]]>