If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Moroccan adventure]]> Nine cooking fans traveled to Morocco on a recent Saturday evening -- without leaving the kitchen at Pans on Fire on Hopyard Road. The participants learned how to make a three-course Moroccan meal, and while dinner was simmering and baking, they enjoyed the classic movie "Casablanca." ]]> <![CDATA[Seahawks' busy season in pool]]> Swimmers from the Pleasanton Seahawks team competed in several championship events during the past month in the Bay Area, Southern California and Washington state.]]> <![CDATA[Pesticide bills heads to Governor]]> A bill requiring the safer use of pesticides in schools will be making its way to the Governor announced Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore police arrest suspect in Sunday morning shooting]]> Livermore police have arrested a suspect in an early Sunday morning shooting that sent five people to the hospital.]]> <![CDATA[Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage expands]]> Pleasanton-based Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced this week that it has expanded its Bay Area operations with the addition of 180 independent sales associates from offices in the region.]]> <![CDATA[BART launches new public safety app]]> BART on Thursday morning lauched a new app available for Apple and Google Android devices that will enable riders to more easily report crimes and suspicious activities to transit police.]]> <![CDATA[Fremont Bank to mark 50th anniversary with Fairgrounds fireworks]]> Fremont Bank will light up the night sky Sept. 3 in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.]]> <![CDATA[Public hearing tomorrow on city's long-term housing plan]]> The city Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening to consider approving its new Housing Element, a part of the city's General Plan required by all California cities to show that they are meeting the statewide housing goal of "attaining decent housing and a suitable living environment for every California family."]]> <![CDATA[NEWS FLASH: Stock market reaches all-time high! Now what?]]> I'm not sure who makes more money on the stock market -- Wall Street or the media?]]> <![CDATA[New murals for Valley View Elementary]]> Valley View Elementary School former fifth graders have presented the school with two murals painted on the playground's ball walls as a "thank you" for six years of instruction.]]>