If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2015 <![CDATA[Experts urge residents to protect homes during fire season]]> Wildfire season is in full force, with triple-digit temperatures drying out vulnerable wild grass and home landscaping. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton All-Stars fall in Little League West Region semifinal]]> The Northern California champion Pleasanton All-Star team lost in the semifinal round of the Intermediate 50/70 Baseball West Regional Tournament in Arizona this week, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the international 2015 Little League Intermediate World Series in Livermore.]]> <![CDATA[Cooper new director of Las Positas College Foundation]]> Kenneth G. Cooper, director of the Cosumnes River College Foundation in Sacramento for the last eight years, has been named executive director of the Las Positas College Foundation.]]> <![CDATA[New pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pleasanton]]> The Rev. Heidi Hester, an ordained minister who was recently employed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) Pacifica Synod, was named this week as the new pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore Area park district offers public programs in August]]> The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District ranger staff is offering a number of programs in August that are open to Livermore and Pleasanton residents.]]> <![CDATA[Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus found in north Fremont]]> The Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District has received confirmation from the state of two West Nile virus positive groups of mosquitoes found July 22 in the northern part of Fremont.]]> <![CDATA[It's hot! Here's how to escape the heat in Pleasanton]]> Swimming, staying inside in air conditioned comfort, fans and even reading a book at the Pleasanton Library are great ways to keep cool today as temperatures could soar once again into the triple-digits.]]> <![CDATA[Services this morning for Hayward police sergeant killed last Wednesday during traffic stop]]> A memorial service will be held this morning for Hayward Police Sergeant Scott Lunger, who was shot and killed last Wednesday during an early morning traffic stop.]]> <![CDATA[Defendant in Steinle killing faces new weapons charge]]> San Francisco prosecutors Tuesday added a new weapons charge against a Mexican national accused of killing a 32-year-old Pleasanton native at Pier 14 earlier this month in a case that has brought national interest to the city's immigration policies.]]> <![CDATA[Pooch Parade top feature at next week's 1st Wednesday Street Party]]> Next week's 1st Wednesday Street Party in downtown Pleasanton will celebrate the dog days of summer with the 18th annual Pooch Parade starting at 7 p.m. on Main Street.]]> <![CDATA[New officer joins Pleasanton Police Department]]> The Pleasanton Police Department welcomed a Pleasanton native as its newest officer this month.]]> <![CDATA[Wheels holding community meeting tonight aimed at gaining views on bus service]]> The operator of the Wheels bus system and the Tri-Valley Rapid will hold a community meeting from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the Pleasanton Senior Center to gain the public's views on how to improve service.]]> <![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.]]>