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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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Dublin: Eco-Hero urges youth to enter her film fest
Dublin resident Romal Mitr, a junior at Quarry Lane, believes in the power of film as passionately as she cares about the environment and so is holding a film festival, 'Earth Unfiltered: Bay Area's Environmental Youth Film Festival.' Thursday, 12:23 PM

Artists come out to 'Paint Pleasanton'
Artists were out in force throughout town two weeks ago for the Pleasanton Art League's fourth annual plein air competition, 'Paint Pleasanton.' The event attracted many recognized artists to paint the city's historic landmarks... Thursday, 4:06 PM

Longtime Livermore Valley Opera volunteers retire from roles
Jim and Bonnie Schmidt, longtime volunteers with the nonprofit Livermore Valley Opera, recently retired from their positions as board president and production manager, respectively. Friday, 7:10 PM

Officials announce concert lineup for Alameda County Fair in October
Pleasanton is gearing up for the return of the Alameda County Fair from Oct. 22-31, after nearly a year and a half of COVID-19-related closures, and fair organizers have now announced the outdoor concert lineup. Saturday, 4:19 PM

Livermore Valley Opera wins The American Prize
Livermore Valley Opera has been honored as the cream of the crop among peers nationwide after winning The American Prize in the Professional Opera Division for its ambitious double-bill production on the eve of the pandemic in 2020. Saturday, 4:26 PM

Staying Healthy: Pleasanton author sees work-life harmony as a 'three-legged stool'
A study in selflessness, Reena Gupta's work has centered on helping others, and her personal life has been deeply affected by a strongly communal household and close family ties. However, Gupta does not advocate self-abdication. Saturday, 4:27 PM

Colorful art exhibit kicks off autumn at Bankhead Gallery
Tri-Valley art lovers can admire a colorful array of hand drawn creations by Bay Area artists, ranging from lifelike to surreal, at the Bankhead Theater Gallery in Livermore through Halloween. Saturday, 4:24 PM

'Lifetime' of inspiration: Pleasanton's Lauryn Marie releases new collection of songs
Lauryn Marie left last fall to attend college in Nashville, where she is majoring in songwriting and minoring in music business. She has just released her second EP, "Lifetime," a collection of five songs she wrote in her freshman year Thursday, 4:45 PM

Tri-Valley students reflect on Holocaust through writing, artwork
Artwork and writing by Tri-Valley youth that illustrate the importance of remembering and learning about the Holocaust is now on display at the Pleasanton Library. Thursday, 12:30 PM

What a Week: 'And the winner is…'
One of our projects at home for 2021 has been to watch all of the Oscar-winning Best Pictures in order. We've finished the first eight so far, but maybe we'll be able to knock two or three off our list this Labor Day weekend. Saturday, 6:26 PM

California rugged: Diablo Range runs 150 miles down the state's center but is still little acknowledged
A mention of the Diablo Range in the Tri-Valley is likely to draw the response: 'What range? Do you mean Mount Diablo?' The range runs from the Carquinez Strait south through 12 counties for a total of 150 miles to the Antelope Valley. Friday, 4:07 PM

Pleasanton names new teen poet laureate
Pleasanton has named Amador Valley High School senior Nikita Jayaprakash to be the city's 2021-22 teen poet laureate after a selection process in which four candidates submitted writing samples and references, and interviewed by staff. Sunday, 12:04 PM

Becoming Bob Ross: Emmy-winning makeup artist transforms local actor into famous TV painter
When late TV artist Bob Ross suddenly appeared in a Mountain Dew commercial this spring painting one of his iconic scenes, viewers were taken aback. He's actually portrayed by (a transformed) Bryan Mazzarello, who is from Pleasanton. Wednesday, 6:41 PM

Pleasanton actress stars in new film, 'It's What's on the Inside'
'My character's inner struggle with her mental health and self-isolation is on full display in this film, and my hope is that it validates anyone going through similar struggles because they're not alone and there is hope,' she said. Friday, 2:32 PM


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