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Friday, June 22, 2018

Alameda County: Officials say opioid overdose deaths dropped by half in 2017

Officials with the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency said recently-released data reveal that the number of opioid overdose deaths decreased by nearly 50 percent in 2017.

Friday, 5:26 PM | No comments yet
Shakespeare comedy onstage at park

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is performing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at parks this summer, kicking off in Pleasanton with a preview June 30 and ending July 15.

Friday, 3:45 PM | No comments yet
'The Boys of Summer' performing at fair

Tribute band "The Boys of Summer" are bringing the sounds of rock legends The Eagles to the Alameda County Fair this weekend.

Friday, 3:08 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: Dinner with Haglund, Patterson Pass workshop, 'Flame of Hope'

Registration is now open for the "Dinner with the Superintendent" event, scheduled to take place Aug. 25.

Friday, 1:43 PM | No comments yet
Racing & Tasting returns to the Alameda County Fair

Racing and Tasting will return to the Alameda County Fair this Saturday, offering participants the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of live horse racing up close.

Friday, 1:08 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County: District Attorney warns about phony callers demanding cash

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is warning people about a scam in which people who claim to be from their office are calling people and demanding cash.

Friday, 12:12 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, June 21, 2018

A triathlon comes to Shadow Cliffs

A triathlon will be coming to Shadow Cliffs Recreation Area in Pleasanton this Sunday.

Thursday, 5:48 PM | No comments yet
Jockeying for position

Life in the world of horse racing in Northern California has been anything but smooth over the course of the last few years.

Thursday, 4:47 PM | No comments yet
High heat, dangerous fire conditions expected this weekend

Dry air and dangerous heat are forecast for this weekend, raising the risk for wildfires, officials with the National Weather Service said.

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Alameda County: Officials seek to raise awareness about financial abuse of elders

Alameda County officials said they're leading a regional effort to raise public awareness about financial abuse of elders, especially as rising housing costs are intensifying pressures on them.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Zone 7 to revise Arroyo Mocho project

After an extended period of community input, the Zone 7 Water Agency will be revising the Arroyo Mocho Medeiros Parkway Project.

Wednesday, 9:07 PM | No comments yet
'Homage to Hungary'

The Pleasanton Chamber Players return to the Firehouse Arts Center at 2 p.m. Sunday with the theme "Homage to Hungary."

Wednesday, 4:26 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Ballistic United celebrates 50 years by honoring 'Difference Makers'

This year celebrates 50 years of existence for the Ballistic United Soccer Club and the club is proudly celebrating the Top 50 Difference Makers in the history of BUSC.

Wednesday, 4:22 PM | No comments yet
Generous donation benefits symphony

The Livermore-Amador Symphony recently received a large bequest from the Fankhauser Trust, thanks to the generosity of Livermore residents Henrietta "Henri" and Chester "Chet" Fankhauser.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Zone 7 recognizes Greci for 24 years of service

Editor's note: As of noon Wednesday, the Zone 7 Water Agency has canceled the commendation previously scheduled for director John Greci.

Tuesday, 5:42 PM | 2 comments
Tri-Valley Relay for Life this weekend in Dublin

The annual Tri-Valley Relay for Life event will be held at Dublin High School this Saturday, starting in the morning and carrying on through the night.

Tuesday, 12:57 PM | 2 comments
Special Olympics 'Flame of Hope' passes through Alameda County

The Special Olympics Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run passed through Alameda County Monday morning on its way to U.C. Davis for the regional 2018 Summer Games, beginning this Friday.

Tuesday, 11:13 AM | No comments yet

Monday, June 18, 2018

Man arrested after committing series of crimes in Pleasanton

Local police arrested a 35-year-old from Santa Cruz County over the weekend after he committed a series of crimes in the city of Pleasanton Friday morning.

Monday, 9:18 PM | 5 comments
Get the scoop: Ice cream trail coming to the Tri-Valley

The trail involves ice cream shops from Pleasanton and Livermore up through Dublin and then Danville. Its objective is for players to visit at least five of the 16 participating shops -- for every five shops visited, the trail's sponsor Visit Tri-Valley will donate $5 to local nonprofit the Valley Humane Society.

Monday, 4:40 PM | No comments yet
Fatality causes major delays on BART's Fremont line

A fatality on the Fremont line near the Lake Merritt station is continuing to cause major delays, though limited service is now in place, BART spokespeople said.

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Legacy at Livermore development moves forward

Livermore City Council moved forward with the Legacy at Livermore project, approving the project's development agreement between the Legacy Partners firm and the city.

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Voters approve creating BART inspector general position

While most voters know the passage of Regional Measure 3 means Bay Area bridges will see $3 in toll increases during the coming years, the initiative's victory on Election Day also establishes a new inspector general position to serve as an independent watchdog for BART -- an effort spearheaded by local State Senator Steve Glazer.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

BART: Robberies and violent crime down, assaults and arrests on the rise

Robberies and violent crimes are down so far this year on BART, but aggravated assaults and felony arrests are both up, according to data released by BART officials last month.

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City budget revenues rising, more capital projects on the way

City budget revenues are estimated to go up more than $4.5 million next fiscal year, mainly on the strength of rising property tax receipts helped largely by the assessed valuation of Pleasanton properties increasing by over $1 billion in the past year.

Friday, 5:08 PM | 12 comments
Swalwell introduces Duty to Report Act

Last week, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) introduced legislation that would require federal candidates to report receiving any private, significant information about opponents from a foreign power.

Friday, 5:06 PM | 52 comments
News digest: Jill Duerig's new gig, blood donations & DSRSD digester

Jill Duerig, who stepped down in April as general manager of the Zone 7 Water Agency for retirement, has taken a position as interim executive director of the newly created Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority (DCA).

Friday, 2:33 PM | No comments yet
Alameda Co.: Childcare measure falls just short of two-thirds majority

Supporters of an Alameda County measure that would have raised funds to expand access to childcare and preschool for low- and middle-income families said today that it fell just short of the two-thirds majority it needed to pass.

Friday, 11:00 AM | 18 comments

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hiking -- a Deus family tradition

Pleasanton resident John Deus and his son Tom began a tradition years ago to enjoy hikes together every Father's Day, sometimes even backpacking the entire weekend.

Thursday, 5:56 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton DECA students place at international conference

DECA students from both Foothill and Amador Valley high schools placed at the business organization's international career development conference near the end of April.

Thursday, 4:35 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County Fair: Summer showcase begins 18-day run in Pleasanton

No need to worry about that rumbling near downtown Pleasanton on Friday morning. Those are the sounds and sights of cowboys and cowgirls herding steer to and from the fairgrounds via Main Street in the second annual cattle drive to usher in opening day of the 2018 Alameda County Fair.

Thursday, 3:25 PM | 4 comments
Alameda Co.: Administrator proposes $3.1B budget for new fiscal year

Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi is proposing a $3.1 billion budget for the new fiscal year that begins on July 1.

Thursday, 11:23 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

PUSD seeks community feedback on addressing capacity issues

The Pleasanton Unified School District has released a survey open to all community members to share input on how the district can address increased enrollment numbers in the northern part of the city.

Wednesday, 10:54 PM | 13 comments
Shawn Colvin coming to Bankhead

Known for her Grammy Award-winning single "Sunny Came Home," folk-pop songstress Shawn Colvin will bring her unique storytelling style to the Bankhead Theater in Livermore at 7:30 p.m. June 21.

Wednesday, 1:12 PM | No comments yet
Museum on Main offering Family Days

Museum on Main staff and volunteers invite families for a free afternoon of hands-on fun on the museum lawn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month beginning this weekend and continuing through September.

Wednesday, 1:09 PM | No comments yet
City working to update Trails Master Plan

City officials and consultants are continuing their efforts to modernize the city's Trails Master Plan, the policy document that outlines objectives and strategies for Pleasanton's entire public trail system.

Wednesday, 11:40 AM | 3 comments
School board approves standard raise, extra bonus for superintendent

The Pleasanton Unified school board approved a contract amendment for Superintendent David Haglund Tuesday night that retroactively increased his annual salary and awarded him an extra $10,000 bonus after completing his first year with the district.

Wednesday, 8:07 AM | 13 comments

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

'DogShow: For the Love of Dogs'

The Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center opens its next major curated exhibit, "DogShow: For the Love of Dogs," with an artists' reception open to the public from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Tuesday, 2:19 PM | No comments yet
Stoneridge Shopping Center hires new marketing director

Stoneridge Shopping Center has named Lafayette resident Amanda Fernandez as its new director of marketing and business development, bringing more than 10 years of marketing experience for retail, hospitality and food industries to the Pleasanton mall.

Tuesday, 2:19 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton Preps: Former Foothill football players surprise coach Sweeney

In keeping with the theme of paying homage to former athletes or coaches that I covered in my 26 years as a local sports writer in the Tri-Valley, let's talk about former Foothill football coach Matt Sweeney.

Tuesday, 11:20 AM | 1 comment

Monday, June 11, 2018

Doctor dies in crash after large tree falls onto I-680

A woman killed when a tree fell onto northbound Interstate 680 on Monday in Danville has been identified as Lyudmila Beyzer, a doctor of 15 years at John Muir Health.

Monday, 4:39 PM | 3 comments
Pleasanton grads among Swalwell's nominees to U.S. service academies

Two recent Pleasanton high school graduates were among six students nominated this year by Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) to attend U.S. service academies.

Monday, 3:29 PM | 3 comments
Sunol: Coroner identifies girl killed in I-680 crash

A girl who was killed in a collision on Interstate 680 near Sunol early Friday morning was identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau on Monday as 9-year-old Alma Aguilar Alvarez of San Pablo.

Monday, 12:00 PM | 1 comment
Lunch with author Gail Honeyman

Towne Center Books is hosting a luncheon with author Gail Honeyman, to begin at 11:30 a.m. next Friday (June 15) at Inklings Coffee & Tea, 530 Main St.

Monday, 10:59 AM | No comments yet
Alameda County Fair opens Friday

Downtown Pleasanton will be thrown back to its old west beginnings this Friday as the second annual cattle drive is set to rumble through Main Street to mark opening day of the 2018 Alameda County Fair.

Monday, 10:57 AM | 2 comments
City Council OKs $28 million trust investment to address rising pension costs

The Pleasanton City Council last week signed off on investing $28 million in a trust account to help raise additional funds to offset rising employee pension costs, a move city leaders see as leaving Pleasanton better positioned for the years and decades down the line when higher pension bills come due.

Monday, 10:47 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, June 10, 2018

School board considering standard raise, extra bonus for PUSD superintendent

The Pleasanton school board is set to consider approving a contract amendment for Superintendent David Haglund on Tuesday that would retroactively increase his annual salary and award him an extra $10,000 bonus after completing his first year with the district.

Sunday, 1:37 PM | 18 comments
Jail 'N Bail benefits Agape Villages Foster Family Agency

Local "jailbirds" gathered at Blue Agave Club in downtown Pleasanton to raise money for Agape Villages Foster Family Agency, a nonprofit that places foster children in homes throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.

Sunday, 1:26 PM | No comments yet
Museum presents American philosopher Thoreau

Museum on Main welcomes America's mid-19th century apostle of the wilderness, social critic and political dissenter when historian and Chautauqua actor Kevin Radaker presents "An Afternoon with Henry David Thoreau" at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Sunday, 1:25 PM | No comments yet
Better Than Ezra at Bankhead

Known for the 1995 hit "Good," Better Than Ezra brings its fresh and accessible alt-rock sound to the Bankhead Theater for a single performance at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday, kicking off a summer of music at the Bankhead.

Sunday, 1:25 PM | No comments yet

Wrapping up a 100-year-old detective job
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 1,464 views

Couples: “It’s Not My Problem. It’s Your Problem.”
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 792 views

Livermore's Marchand, aka the mayor of Seville, seeks re-election
By Jeb Bing | 6 comments | 452 views


Nominations due by Sept. 17

Pleasanton Weekly and are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

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