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Guest Opinion: What can Pleasanton do about climate change?
The world's leading scientists are calling on us to finally heed the warnings about the climate catastrophe that we're running... Last comment on Mar 20, 2019 at 8:43 pm | 48 comments

Another packed agenda for the Pleasanton Council
The Pleasanton City Council will face a packed agenda Tuesday night as it meets to consider employee salary increases, a... Last comment on Mar 20, 2019 at 7:56 pm | 10 comments

Firing of former Walnut Grove principal upheld
The Court of Appeal, First Appellate District Two, ruled this past week that the Pleasanton Unified School District was within... Last comment on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:37 am | 3 comments

Editorial: Amador Valley High School deserves stability
We encourage our school district leaders to have a frank, public discussion with Amador students, parents and community members... Last comment on Mar 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm | 3 comments

 
 
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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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Let's go to the park
After one of the wettest Bay Area winters in recent memory, residents are ready to get outside and enjoy the sunnier weather of spring that has started to sneak through the clouds in recent days. Friday, 12:24 PM

Zone 7 director Bill Stevens resigns, creating vacancy on board
Zone 7 Water Agency is in need of a new official to serve on its Board of Directors, after longtime board member William 'Bill' Stevens announced his retirement after more than 20 years at the position. Friday, 12:16 PM

Council halts plans for 90-home senior housing on Merritt property
The Pleasanton City Council in effect has rejected a developer's bid to build a 90-home project for seniors 55 and older on the largely-vacant 45-acre Merritt property on Foothill Road. Thursday, 3:01 PM | 12 comments

Pleasanton City Council sets two-year work plan
The Pleasanton City Council has established the path it wishes its city to follow over the next two years, and has unanimously approved a work plan setting city priorities for 2019 through 2020. Wednesday, 9:26 PM | 1 comments

Bay Area Jersey Mike’s locations to donate 100% of sales to California Firefighters
On March 27, 12 Bay Area Jersey Mike's locations -- including those in Danville, Dublin and Pleasanton -- will be donating 100% of the day's sales to the California State Firefighters' Association (CSFA) Historical Society, as a part of the company's ninth annual Month of Giving initiative. Friday, 12:31 PM

Dublin school district makes new offer to teachers union
In an announcement released Wednesday, DUSD officials stated they have revised their original offer to an ongoing raise of 4% for all teachers and a one-time bonus of 1%, as well as an additional 0.5% salary increase for the district's longest serving teachers. Thursday, 1:21 PM

Woman involved in fatal DUI collision that took two lives surrenders to police
A woman surrendered on Wednesday afternoon on two counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for a collision on Altamont Pass Road in unincorporated Alameda County near Livermore last October that killed two people, including a Pleasanton resident, the California Highway Patrol said. Thursday, 11:42 AM

Swalwell reintroduces Journalist Protection Act
Last week U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell and two East Coast congressmen reintroduced a bill that would make certain attacks on news outlets a federal crime. The announcement came during Sunshine Week, an annual weeklong public campaign held this year from March 10 to 16, highlighting the importance of a transparent government and free media. Thursday, 12:44 PM | 28 comments

Dublin school board divided on how to fill latest vacancy
The Dublin Unified School District is still undecided on how to fill a vacancy left by former Board of Trustees member Dan Cunningham, who resigned unexpectedly three weeks into his third term earlier this month. Wednesday, 9:15 PM

Longtime Amador Valley teacher nominated for LifeChanger award
An admired longtime teacher at Amador Valley High School was recently nominated for the 2018-19 national LifeChanger of the Year award, underscoring several decades of dedication and service for students in her special ed classes. Thursday, 12:00 PM

Innovation Tri-Valley presents #GameChangers awards
The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group celebrated a diverse group of companies, firms that are operating on the cutting edge of their industries, at its 4th annual #GameChangers recognition event last week at the Firehouse Arts Center. Wednesday, 8:30 PM

Upcoming PPIE Run for Education features new attractions
Thousands of community members are storming the streets of Pleasanton on April 14 for the annual Run for Education. The Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation (PPIE), which has organized the event for the past seven years to raise money for all 15 Pleasanton public schools, hopes to break the piggy bank and beat last year's final fundraising tally of more than $100,000.
Tuesday, 1:56 PM

MeToo movement merges with 'Vagina Monologues' production
For more than 20 years, just the title of Eve Ensler's “The Vagina Monologues" has stoked both controversy and thoughtful discussion. But just like attitudes toward the show's title have changed, the same goes for the topics explored on stage each year at the Tri-Valley Haven theater production. Wednesday, 8:46 PM

Dublin teachers authorize strike if contract settlement not reached
Dublin teachers have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike in the event that a contract settlement isn't reached with the Dublin Unified
School District, the teachers' union said. Thursday, 11:02 AM | 4 comments

Pleasanton council makes two proclamations
The Pleasanton City Council shined a spotlight on a well-known veterans support organization and a lesser-known disease with separate proclamations earlier this month. Tuesday, 2:00 PM

San Ramon Regional Medical Center names Wendy Sirivar Chief Nursing Officer
Sirivar will be tasked with overseeing the nursing population at San Ramon Regional, as well as the hospital's quality and infection control departments. Tuesday, 2:29 PM

Another packed agenda for the Pleasanton Council
The Pleasanton City Council will face a packed agenda Tuesday night as it meets to consider employee salary increases, a rent stability plan and its major priorities for the next two years. Monday, 7:47 PM | 10 comments

Livermore: Women shot, injured while riding in car on I-580
A passenger in a car in Interstate Highway 580 was shot and injured Sunday evening in the second freeway shooting in the East Bay in two days, the California Highway Patrol said. Monday, 11:03 AM

Guest Opinion: What can Pleasanton do about climate change?
The world's leading scientists are calling on us to finally heed the warnings about the climate catastrophe that we're running full speed into: that we have a very few years to act decisively to prevent the worst impacts of climate change to current and future generations that imperil not just the human species, but all life on the planet. Monday, 4:37 PM | 48 comments

Haugen Award nominations now being accepted
Nominations for the 12th annual Juanita Haugen Community of Character Awards are now being accepted. Pleasanton citizens who give back to their community while modeling “high ethical and moral standards of behavior" will be awarded later this year by the Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative. Monday, 4:28 PM

Power restored to 13,000 residents in Dublin, Pleasanton and San Ramon
Approximately 13,000 PG&E customers in Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon lost power for nearly an hour on Saturday night, before work crews were able to restore power. Monday, 4:21 PM

Firing of former Walnut Grove principal upheld
The Court of Appeal, First Appellate District Two, ruled this past week that the Pleasanton Unified School District was within its legal rights to terminate a former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal in 2014 when he was accused of sexual harassment. Monday, 2:43 PM | 3 comments

Bauer-Kahan and Glazer meet with constituents
Working with a new colleague can sometimes be difficult, but State Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and legislative veteran State Senator Steve Glazer showed a united front at their joint Dublin Town Hall March 12, where they discussed the various issues affecting the Tri-Valley, as well as how they are working together to represent their constituents. Monday, 9:45 AM | 13 comments

Community youth barn opens at fairgrounds in Pleasanton
Alameda County Fairgrounds officials and the local youth agriculture community joined together earlier this month to unveil the new Marissa Hunt Agricultural Education Center. Sunday, 3:40 PM

Editorial: Amador Valley High School deserves stability
We encourage our school district leaders to have a frank, public discussion with Amador students, parents and community members how about stability and transparency will be addressed. Thursday, 11:56 AM | 3 comments

American music fusion in Livermore
The Bumper Jacksons pay homage to our country's musical story, uniting an array of rich American traditions, from the streets of New Orleans to the Appalachian hollers, while expressing their own unique, playful style. Sunday, 3:39 PM

Pleasanton council endorses priorities at packed workshop
The Pleasanton City Council is moving closer to confirming the city's next two-year work plan after a lengthy meeting filled with resident comments and council deliberations Tuesday night -- in what was the city's most well-attended priority-setting workshop to date. Wednesday, 11:35 AM | 1 comments

Amazing Voyage: New Don Lewis album focuses on redemption
Don Lewis, Pleasanton's much celebrated vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and electronic engineer, is releasing a new album this month, one in a new format with deeply personal music that he hopes will help heal the wounds both of the country's long-festering slavery issues and the chaotic political moods now gripping the nation. Thursday, 11:56 AM | 1 comments

Tim Talk: Castlewood members make first of two big decisions
The future of the iconic Castlewood Country Club became a little bit clearer this month when the membership narrowly voted to proceed with remodeling the clubhouse and pool area. Wednesday, 11:35 AM | 2 comments

LLNL physicist, Pleasanton resident named Woman of the Year
Pleasanton resident Tammy Ma, Ph.D., a leading experimental plasma physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been named Woman of the Year for State Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's District 16. Monday, 9:34 PM

News Digest: St. Pat's Brew Crawl, Barrel Tasting Weekend & Bike safety workshops
The Pleasanton Downtown Association is holding its annual St. Patrick's Brew Crawl this Saturday evening. Wednesday, 5:40 PM

Pleasanton Unified eyes polling for feedback on potential new bond
The Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees deliberated Tuesday evening whether community members would support a new bond measure to extend the revenue stream currently supported previous bonds. Wednesday, 2:32 PM | 20 comments

Community rallies behind Pleasanton city worker diagnosed with rare illness
Friends and family set up the fund to help cover medical expenses for Ben Jacobs, a utilities systems operator in the city's Operations Services Department who was diagnosed a couple of months ago with myelodysplastic syndrome. Tuesday, 5:58 PM

Two of a Kind: Mother-daughter lookalike contest

 

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