If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Mayor's Award goes to Scout leader, Special Olympics chairman Ken Mano]]> Ken Mano, a trail-blazer with Special Olympics, the Boy Scouts, and a host of Tri-Valley activities ranging from blood drives to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, was presented with the Mayor's Award by Mayor Jerry Thorne Friday night.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Chamber PAC endorses Thorne for Mayor, Narum, Olson for City Council]]> The Pleasanton Chamber's Political Action Committee Friday endorsed Mayor Jerry Thorne for re-election and Councilwoman Kathy Narum and former Planning Commissioner Arne Olson for election to the City Council.]]> <![CDATA[Albertsons, Safeway name leadership team for newly-merged company]]> AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. announced Friday the new senior leadership team and division leaders for the combined company that will take effect upon the closing of the proposed merger transaction, which is pending customary regulatory approvals.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Heroes nomination deadline tomorrow]]> This is the last weekend to nominate candidates for our Tri-Valley Heroes a program, a salute to everyday heroes who deserve recognition but usually go unacknowledged. ]]> <![CDATA[Harvest Festival underway at Pleasanton Fairgrounds]]> The Pleasanton Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show is underway for the second day of its three-day run at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton LIFE in Friday's Pleasanton Weekly]]> Pleasanton LIFE, a special report on "Everything Pleasanton," appeared as an insert in the print edition of the Pleasanton Weekly Friday. It features information and advertisements that only Pleasanton's most trusted, most connected local newspaper can provide.]]> <![CDATA[Governor signs "Pink Ribbon Plate" bill]]> Governor Jerry Brown has signed assembly Bill 49 that authorizes the creation of a Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness specialty license plate.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton PTA, League of Women Voters to host school board candidates forum]]> The candidates for the Pleasanton school board are set to participate in a candidates forum Oct. 6 co-sponsored by the Pleasanton Parent Teacher Association Council and the League of Women Voters of Livermore-Amador Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton ranks #4 on national list of best U.S. cities]]> Pleasanton ranks No. 4 in a recent survey of America's 50 Best Cities to Live In conducted by 24/7 Wall Street, a nationally recognized online website targeting investors and the business community.]]> <![CDATA[Don't be surprised by retiree healthcare costs]]> Retirement isn't cheap. Even though you're no longer drawing a paycheck, you still must pay for housing, food, utilities, transportation and healthcare, to name just a few expenses.]]> <![CDATA[Construction starts on new courthouse, Alameda County building in Dublin]]> Construction work has started on a new East County Hall of Justice in Dublin.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Council OKs move by Dublin's Stoneridge Chrysler to Staples Ranch auto mall]]> The Pleasanton City Council Tuesday approved plans by Dublin's Stoneridge Chrysler-Jeep dealership to relocate here and build a 32,000-square-foot showroom and service building on Staples Ranch.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Weekly, TV30 hosting Pleasanton candidates forums on Oct. 2]]> The Pleasanton Weekly and TV30 will host two free and public forums for Pleasanton mayoral and City Council candidates starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton North Rotary holding its 'Starry Night' gala tonight]]> The Pleasanton North Rotary Club will hold its annual fundraiser gala tonight, a benefit that helps fund local and international service projects the club supports.]]>