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"Antarctica 6"
On a cruise ship in Antarctica. Left to right: Bruce and Barbara McLeod, Bev and Dave Naegle, Susan and Scott Nelson. Yes, it's cold there, even in their "summer". Submitted by Barbara McLeod (sent from account of Scott an on Feb 23, 2017

 
 
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Amador Valley student wins Swalwell's Congressional Art Competition
The winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for the 15th District is Anica Xie, a sophomore at Amador Valley High School, for her work, 'Black Lives Matter.' Sunday, 2:07 PM

Shakespeare returning to parks, but not in Pleasanton
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, which has appeared at Amador Valley Community Park for decades, is planning to start performances online this year then return to park stages in late summer although not in Pleasanton. Sunday, 2:04 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

Amador grad publishes 'One Among the Duggle Tree'
Zach Perry begins his book, 'One Among the Duggle Tree,' with a dramatic scene of a 6-year-old boy awakening to find his bedroom engulfed by fire. Perry took this occurrence from his own life... Sunday, 10:57 PM

Beatles for seniors: Shukla-Parekh's Eagle Project has musical touch
Anand Shukla-Parekh, a Scout in Pleasanton's Troop 908, recently completed his Eagle Award Service Project -- a virtual Beatles concert for Pleasanton seniors. Sunday, 10:57 PM

High school talent makes a splash 'On Broadway'
It's not too late to catch this year's joint high school production, 'On Broadway.' Adapting to pandemic restrictions, Amador Valley and Foothill combined their students' talents to produce a movie of the musical revue now on YouTube. Friday, 10:33 AM | 1 comments

Young Tri-Valley performers take top honors in Australian theater fest
Students in the advanced performers program of Bay Area Children's Theatre traveled virtually to this year's Junior Theatre Festival Australia. The local participants included youth from Pleasanton, Livermore and San Ramon. Thursday, 3:41 PM

Arts group recognizes excellence of young artists
Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council faced the challenges of social distancing while evaluating this year's 51 participants vying for its annual Youth Excellence in Arts, known as YEA! Monday, 3:28 PM

Tri-Valley artworks chosen for 'The de Young Open'
Six Tri-Valley artists have been accepted into this year's juried community art show at the de Young museum in San Francisco. Friday, 11:03 AM | 1 comments

Review: 'The Web' opens online
"The Web," the first of three one-act plays being presented by the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, premiered last Saturday to an audience enjoying the production from home. Thursday, 6:35 PM

Pleasanton native helps program film fest 2020
Pleasanton native Jillian Corsie helped to program the Hollywood-based Salute Your Shorts Film Festival for the 2020 season, which takes place this Friday through Aug. 29, and this year local residents can tune in. Wednesday, 4:53 PM

Patrons leave generous gift to Bankhead Theater
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center has announced a substantial legacy gift from the estate of longtime patrons Jene and Isabelle Dupzyk, who left a home they owned in Livermore to the organization. Friday, 2:07 PM

Las Positas College launches new film studies major
Las Positas College in Livermore will introduce a film studies program alongside an Associate of Arts degree or Certificate of Achievement in the field this fall. Tuesday, 9:09 PM

'Death in the Holler' -- Livermore author's new whodunit
Looking for change of scenery? Consider a trip to Kentucky to solve the "Death in the Holler" along with Game Warden Luke Ryder & Sheriff Jim Pike. The mystery novel, written by John G. Bluck of Livermore, is being released on Monday. Sunday, 4:15 PM

 

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