If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[AAA offering free tows Super Bowl Sunday]]> Drivers who drink while cheering on their team Super Bowl Sunday can get a free tow home after the game.]]> <![CDATA[Oakland man arrested for commercial burglaries]]> An Oakland man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of burglary-related charges for three separate incidents.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton teen heads to 'Hollywood Week']]> Pleasanton teen Maddy Hudson is headed to Hollywood Week after receiving, not one, but three golden tickets from American Idol judges during the San Francisco auditions aired Jan. 28.]]> <![CDATA[It's over! Safeway now owned by Boise-based Albertsons]]> AB Acquisition LLC, the owner of Boise-based Albertsons, acquired Pleasanton-based Safeway yesterday, with shares of the former Safeway, Inc. also delisted at the same time by the New York Stock Exchange.]]> <![CDATA[State faces 4th year of drought as snow pack in Sierra decreases in January]]> Snow pack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range has decreased in the month of January, fueling concerns that California may have to endure a
fourth consecutive year of drought, the Department of Water Resources reported yesterday.]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area delegation in Arizona to prep for hostng 2016 Super Bowl]]> A delegation from the Bay Area is in Arizona for the Super Bowl this week learning all they can in preparation for hosting the big game themselves at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara next year.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton author pens allergen-conscious cookbook]]> Pleasanton resident Christina Gray decided she needed to learn all she could about food allergies, and she spent the next few years working on creating tasty new recipes without allergens.]]> <![CDATA[Foothill cheer teams rank high at SoCal competition]]> Foothill High School's competition cheer teams placed in the top rankings the last weekend at the CheerPros State Championship in Southern California.]]> <![CDATA[Repertory Theatre brings '50s to the Firehouse stage tonight]]> Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre (PCRT) continues its fifth season starting tonight at the Firehouse Arts Center with a pairing of the classic 1950s musicals, "Forever Plaid" and "The Taffetas."]]> <![CDATA[Amador Theater resounds with dynamic two-piano concert]]> The two classical pianists embraced the keyboards of the Steinway grands last Saturday night at the Amador Theater with a finely tuned fervor that brought out the nuances of the well-chosen program.]]> <![CDATA[Understanding Common Core]]> As the first month of the new year ends, the Pleasanton school district is continuing to fully implement the new Common Core State Standards.]]> <![CDATA[DSRSD hires new managers for engineering, administration]]> Dublin San Ramon Services District, which provides wastewater treatment to Pleasanton, has hired two senior managers to oversee engineering and administration, filling openings created when three members of its management team retired in 2013.]]> <![CDATA[MTC seeks to fill vacancies on advisory council]]> The Metropolitan Transportation Commission -- the Bay Area's transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency -- is recruiting interested Bay Area residents to fill three vacancies on its Policy Advisory Council.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County offering no-cost tax preparation for low/moderate income taxpayers]]> The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is providing no cost IRS-certified tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers through April 15.]]> <![CDATA[College district board names new trustee to replace Barbara Mertes]]> William Macedo of Livermore has been appointed to the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District board of trustees, taking the seat vacated by Barbara Mertes, who retired in December.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton school district loses ruling in Vranesh case]]> An attempt by the Pleasanton Unified School District to deny former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh a hearing into its allegations against him has been rejected and the district has been ordered to immediately make more than 25 individuals available for depositions.]]> <![CDATA[Youth in Government Day applications due tomorrow]]> Pleasanton high school students still have time to apply to participate in the 2015 Youth in Government Day scheduled for Feb. 19.]]>