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Mia and Kurt both grew up in Pleasanton and met in high school at Amador Valley, where their relationship began. These high school sweethearts kept it local and tied the knot in Pleasanton on Saturday 1/14/17. Submitted by Mia Schmidt on Feb 8, 2017

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Rapper E-40 to headline Alameda County Fair concert series
On a day when Bay Area concert announcements made national headlines, with the Outside Lands set list, the Alameda County Fair got into the act by teasing some of the musicians booked for this year's summer showcase in Pleasanton... Thursday, March 9, 6:08 AM

Livermore chef reflects on 'Chopped' experience
Chef Kim Gamble represented her Thai culture and her hometown of Livermore in the "Flamin' Hot" episode of the Food Network series "Chopped" last week. In the competition against three other chefs, Gamble was among the... Thursday, March 16, 5:30 AM

Las Positas College theater presenting spring musical, 'Xanadu'
The Las Positas College theater building has been abuzz with commotion, as students entered the final stages of rehearsals for their department's upcoming spring musical. 'Xanadu' is set to debut this Friday for a two-weekend-long run. Monday, March 13, 2:10 PM

Amador freshman wins international music competition
After qualifying for one of the most prestigious international music competitions in the country, Amador Valley freshman Celicia Thendean secured the top prize -- winning her a unique scholarship opportunity and national exposure... Sunday, March 12, 12:00 PM

'Caught in the Villain's Gaze' onstage in Sunol to support school recovering from storm damage
The Sunol Repertory Theatre stages a melodramatic play each year at the small hometown school to support arts among youth and the community at-large in Sunol. The 40th season production holds that much more significance this month... Tuesday, March 7, 9:13 PM

Art that put the Bay Area on the map
Explore the creativity and expertise of perhaps the most significant art movement in Bay Area history, now on display in the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore as part of 'Bay Area Figurative Exhibit: Emerging from Abstraction'. Thursday, March 9, 9:10 PM

Ride through Niles Canyon on vintage trains
Niles Canyon Railway will soon be restarting its weekend outings of rides on classic and restored steam- and diesel-powered trains. The program, which begins this weekend, will offer two roundtrips each day departing from Sunol... Monday, March 6, 1:06 PM

The emotions of nature 'After the Storm' on display at Firehouse
Patrons walking inside the Firehouse Arts Center can now see the colorful and emotional nature scenes emblematic of the work of Chilean-born San Francisco artist Angelica Turner in her 'After the Storm' exhibit. Thursday, March 2, 6:15 AM

Instruments of hope: Inaugural George Bowen Master Guitar Summit supporting ALS CURE Project
When longtime Pleasanton resident and guitar luthier George Bowen was diagnosed with ALS last year, he said he couldn't just give up -- he needed to use his years of connections to continue the fight toward finding a cure. Saturday, March 4, 12:35 PM

Wente Vineyards turns 140
Wente Vineyards has called Livermore home for 140 years. On the national front, Wente is the oldest, continuously operating family winery. The fifth generation of Wentes now lead the company. Friday, February 10, 12:44 PM

Stellar spring and summer slate at the Bankhead
Livermore Valley Arts has shined a spotlight on its upcoming spring and summer schedule at the Bankhead Theater, including Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates, comedy with Paula Poundstone and the return of the Courtyard Concerts... Wednesday, February 22, 4:54 AM

Morehead to serve second term as Dublin poet laureate
James Morehead sees poetry in Dublin and its communities. As the recently reappointed poet laureate for the city, he hopes to shine a spotlight on literary arts and written forms of self-expression. Monday, February 20, 3:01 PM

Paws to Read: Library program pairs comfort dogs with young students to help literacy skills flourish
The Pleasanton Public Library recently reached a milestone 20th anniversary for one of its most popular and impactful programs -- Paws to Read. Friday, February 10, 5:13 AM

Discover Diablo in 2023
Staff and volunteers with Save Mount Diablo are now in the throes of bringing expanded programming planned for the current year's Discover Diablo series to life, following the first event of the year-long series this winter. Sunday, February 5, 2:48 PM

A place in Pleasanton history: Awards honor homes that preserve heritage of community
The Pleasanton Heritage Association recently honored the recipients of its 2022 Heritage Awards for homes of particular historic relevance in the community. The list of awardees includes four marquee houses in downtown. Monday, February 6, 5:31 AM

What a Week: Remembering Don Lewis
The Pleasanton community -- and the music world at large -- is mourning the loss of performer, composer and synthesizer pioneer Don Lewis, who died on Nov. 6 surrounded by family following a brief illness. He was 81. Saturday, November 19, 2:42 PM

My experience taking the new Livermore Wine Trolley dinner tour
For years I had spied the green and red Livermore Wine Trolley at local wineries. But the new 'Taste of the Tri-Valley Food Tour' spurred me to hop on. The three-hour adventure at three restaurants ... Thursday, November 3, 9:49 PM | 1 comments

'Live and Local' -- Focus on Bay Area performers for new season at the Firehouse
The theater doors have opened at the Firehouse Arts Center for a new season that promises to be 'the most diverse and unique set of performances and shows to date.' It will also be its most Bay Area-centric lineup to date... Saturday, October 15, 4:11 PM

Hiking from Fremont to Livermore: What two sisters discovered on three-day, 28-mile trek along Ohlone Trail
'Next time I invite you to go backpacking with me, please remind me of this moment and why we hate backpacking,' I groggily told my sister, Molly, during our three-day hike in the Ohlone Regional Wilderness Preserve. Saturday, July 30, 12:01 AM


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