If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Smart financial moves for transitioning vets]]> The latest generation of veterans faces a particularly complicated financial picture, attributed to multiple deployments, a tough civilian economy, predatory lending threats at home and disability and health issues.]]> <![CDATA[Start Thanksgiving off with a walk]]> Pleasanton's "World Walk to Wellness" organization is sponsoring early morning strolls through the Ken Mercer Sports Park Thanksgiving Day to "rev up your metabolism with activity."]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton launches new, expanded website with contemporary look]]> The city of Pleasanton has launched a newly designed website at]]> <![CDATA[Zone 7 approves water exchange with Contra Costa Water District]]> The board of directors of Zone 7 Water Agency, which supplies water to the city of Pleasanton, has approved an agreement that will allow water exchanges with the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD).]]> <![CDATA['Spare the Air' alert in effect in Pleasanton today]]> A "Spare the Air Alert" has been issued for today in the Bay Area, where the forecast is for unhealthy air.]]> <![CDATA[PG&E provides 5 safety tips for Thanksgiving]]> Pacific Gas and Electric Company today issued a 5-point reminder for households as they cook and enjoy Thanksgiving.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore Police Department posts holiday safety tips]]> The Livermore Police Department has posted safety tips for Tri-Valley residents to consider during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holiday season.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Hero: All-time conductor]]> For 50 years, maestro Arthur Barnes made the drive in five o'clock traffic from the Peninsula to the Tri-Valley to conduct the Livermore-Amador Symphony, bringing it into the 21st century as a renowned classical orchestra. ]]> <![CDATA[Thanksgiving week travel by Californians could reach highest level since 2007]]> Thanksgiving week holiday travel for Californians could reach its highest level since 2007.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday happenings in the Tri-Valley]]> Festive crowds fill the streets and concert halls at this time of year, a favorite part of the season for many.]]> <![CDATA[2014 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund now underway]]> The 2014 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign is now underway, a time when we ask our readers to turn their thoughts to supporting local nonprofit agencies and services that care for those in need year-round.]]>