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Thursday, December 13, 2018

City installing new railing along sidewalk of concern on Foothill Road

The Pleasanton City Council signed off on separate plans detailing desired improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians on Foothill Road and on Interstate 580 overpasses, but the public debate last week focused on one temporary safety measure soon to be installed near Foothill High School.

Thursday, 5:22 PM | No comments yet
Cal High senior ID'd as teen killed in Fremont shooting

A teenager who was fatally shot while he and another person were driving in Fremont last week has been identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau as 17-year-old Damani "Elijah" Chadly, who was a senior at California High School in San Ramon.

Thursday, 4:52 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: Sister city events, Future Forum & New chancellor recruitment

The Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association is hosting a traditional Christmas posada this Sunday evening from 7-8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building on Main Street.

Thursday, 12:29 PM | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: The Five

It's all about the five U.S. cities named Pleasanton and how the other four -- in Texas, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska -- are celebrating the holidays.

Thursday, 12:29 PM | No comments yet
Child Care Links: Making holidays brighter for those it serves

Child Care Links, a private nonprofit agency that has served children in the Tri-Valley for more than 40 years, has now become a leading provider of a wide range of services and programs from providing food, clothing and baby diapers to needy families as well as helping them find child care.

Thursday, 12:22 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Traditions: Holidays mean special shows

Music! Movies! Celebrate the season with holiday offerings right here in the Tri-Valley.

Wednesday, 4:13 PM | No comments yet
Hour of Code at Foothill

A nationwide event that happens during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 3-9), Hour of Code aims to engage students in computer science, especially women and underrepresented minorities.

Wednesday, 3:09 PM | No comments yet
PUSD receives high marks in California Dashboard update

The California Department of Education recently released updated performance ratings of the state's schools, and Pleasanton Unified School District overall saw high results in most categories, though the district's suspension rate still needs to be addressed, according to the report.

Wednesday, 1:33 PM | No comments yet
Testa, Narum, Thorne sworn in at Pleasanton council ceremony

The Pleasanton City Council celebrated a changing of the guard this week, as new Councilwoman Julie Testa was sworn into office alongside re-elected Councilwoman Kathy Narum and Mayor Jerry Thorne during a special council meeting.

Wednesday, 12:41 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

New school recommendation on table for PUSD

After months of surveys, community input meetings and multi-agency studies, Pleasanton Unified staff have settled on an official recommendation for dealing with enrollment growth in the northern part of the city, which was presented and discussed at Tuesday night's regular school board meeting.

Tuesday, 11:50 PM | No comments yet
Tips for selling your home during the holidays

Having your home on the market when most people would prefer to be curled up under a blanket in front of a fire can be daunting but worth the hassle.

Tuesday, 5:30 PM | No comments yet
Big-rig driver killed in crash on westbound I-580 in Dublin

A 32-year-old Sacramento man died in a collision between two big-rigs on westbound Interstate 580 in Dublin early Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Tuesday, 3:12 PM | 2 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Reflecting on another successful Amador Basketball Classic

The Amador Valley boys basketball team came through in a big way last weekend, taking the title of the 58th annual Amador Basketball Classic (ABC) that ran Dec. 6-8.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Testa, Narum, Thorne taking oath of office at special Pleasanton council meeting

The Pleasanton City Council is ready to usher in a new era Tuesday evening, as first-time Councilwoman Julie Testa is set to be sworn into office alongside re-elected Councilwoman Kathy Narum and Mayor Jerry Thorne during a special council meeting.

Monday, 2:38 PM | 3 comments
Person killed by BART train on tracks between Castro Valley, West Dublin-Pleasanton

Late Monday morning, a BART train fatally struck a person between the Castro Valley and West Dublin-Pleasanton stations, according to the transit agency.

Monday, 12:58 PM | 1 comment
Chabot-Las Positas chancellor finalists to take part in forums this week

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has narrowed its search for a new chancellor to three finalists, all of whom are set to take part in open public forums on each of the district's two main campuses this week.

Monday, 12:06 PM | No comments yet
How to fix Mission Hills slide

Pleasanton city officials are asking residents of all ages for their input on how to renovate the popular big slide at Mission Hills Park.

Monday, 11:54 AM | 5 comments
PUSD previewing north side enrollment solutions ahead of board workshop

The Pleasanton school board is set to hear a preview for and proposed recommendations to address over-enrollment issues in the northern part of the city at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Monday, 10:00 AM | 10 comments

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Las Positas College music showcases coming up

Las Positas College performing arts students invite community members to celebrate the holiday season with two musical showcases.

Sunday, 6:14 PM | No comments yet
BART board OKs 16% raise for police officers over four years

BART directors voted unanimously Thursday to approve a new four-year contract with the transit district's police officers that will give them a 16% pay raise over the next four years.

Sunday, 6:13 PM | No comments yet
Sheriff's office marks anniversaries of cold-case homicides near Pleasanton

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office last week called attention to somber anniversaries for a pair of decades-old, unsolved homicide cases near Pleasanton, with investigators also putting out a renewed call for information to help them solve the cold-case murders.

Sunday, 6:13 PM | No comments yet
The holidays are here: So many ways to eat, drink and be merry

We always remember to eat and drink during the holidays. But don't forget to be merry! This time of year brings stress -- good and bad -- so remember to live in the moment as the season unfolds.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Dublin police arrest man accused of residential burglaries

Dublin police recently arrested a man in connection with several residential burglaries in the Wallis Ranch area, according to a department spokesman.

Friday, 2:00 PM | No comments yet
Stray tabby with special needs finds a new home

The holidays came early for Monet, a special-needs tabby just adopted out from Pleasanton's Valley Humane Society.

Friday, 1:59 PM | 2 comments

Thursday, December 6, 2018

CityServe Prayer Breakfast supports community

CityServe of the Tri-Valley's sixth annual Prayer Breakfast drew 280 attendees and raised more than $15,500 for the local nonprofit on Nov. 19 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Pleasanton.

Thursday, 2:28 PM | No comments yet
Take Us Along: Weekly in holiday parade

Pleasanton's annual Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony went off without a hitch on Saturday despite the weather forecast putting the parade in doubt.

Thursday, 2:27 PM | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: Holiday Fund helps Cultural Arts Council help others

Pleasanton's Cultural Arts Council is one of 15 nonprofits that will benefit from the Pleasanton Weekly's 2018 Holiday Fund campaign now underway. And deservedly so.

Thursday, 1:42 PM | No comments yet
Stanford-ValleyCare strives to become stroke care center

When it comes to treating a stroke, time is of the essence and mere minutes can mean the difference between recovery, disability or death.

Thursday, 1:42 PM | 1 comment
Exploring City Center Bishop Ranch

San Ramon's long-awaited City Center Bishop Ranch is now open for business, and Tri-Valley residents have already eagerly begun to explore the community gathering space.

Thursday, 1:40 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Successful Turkey Burn in Pleasanton

Pleasanton North Rotary's fourth annual Tri-Valley Turkey Burn family walk/run went off with a flourish on Thanksgiving morning -- despite days of uncertainty beforehand due to smoke lingering in Pleasanton from the destructive Camp Fire in Butte County.

Wednesday, 4:15 PM | No comments yet
Lantern Light Festival at fairgrounds

A two-month-long celebration of Chinese culture is now underway at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, for the Lantern Light Festival's debut in Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 3:44 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: Remembering Pearl Harbor, Wreaths Across Pleasanton & Bus ticket drive

The Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors, along with Save Mount Diablo, will be holding their annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Mount Diablo Beacon Lighting Ceremony on Friday on the 77th anniversary of the attacks.

Wednesday, 3:39 PM | No comments yet
PPD holding 'Holiday Safety Presentation'

The Pleasanton Police Department is looking to help residents prepare for a happy and safe holiday season by sharing some important tips at its "Holiday Safety Presentation" next week.

Wednesday, 2:03 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton parents host 'Angst' screening in son's memory

'So that's why we're dedicated to preventing anyone from going through this. It's excruciating pain.'

Wednesday, 1:22 PM | 4 comments
Council signs off on city acquiring downtown property for $2 million-plus

The Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday approved terms for the city to acquire a commercial parcel on First Street for up to $2.34 million.

Wednesday, 12:54 PM | 3 comments

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Valley Concert Chorale presenting 'Christmas Treasures'

The Valley Concert Chorale will perform its annual holiday concerts of the greatest Christmas choruses and traditional audience sing-along this weekend in Pleasanton and Livermore.

Tuesday, 4:28 PM | No comments yet
Gregerson stepping down as president of Stanford-ValleyCare

Scott Gregerson has announced that he will be resigning as president of Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare in the new year, stepping away from his career to spend more time with his family.

Tuesday, 3:24 PM | No comments yet
PDA finalizes lease for city building on Division Street

The Pleasanton Downtown Association is moving its headquarters into a familiar, city-owned building just off Main Street.

Tuesday, 1:31 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Piscotty among Oakland A's contingent presenting in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Oakland Athletics to host a first-of-its-kind event in Pleasanton. "A Luncheon with the Oakland A's," featuring outfielder Stephen Piscotty, Chris Giles (chief operating officer) and David Rinetti (vice president, stadium operations) is set for next Tuesday (Dec. 11) at the Marriott Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 1:31 PM | No comments yet

Monday, December 3, 2018

Swalwell talks education, new Congress at Dublin town hall

In his first town hall meeting after the midterms, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell spoke at his alma mater of Dublin High School on Saturday morning, addressing current affairs both local and national and responding to concerns of his District 15 constituents.

Monday, 3:55 PM | 8 comments
City looking to acquire downtown property for $2 million-plus

The Pleasanton City Council will be asked Tuesday to formally sign off on terms for the city to acquire a commercial parcel on First Street for up to $2.34 million.

Monday, 1:46 PM | 10 comments
Letters: Zachary's Pizza update

I wanted to take a moment to reach out to friends and neighbors in our community to clarify the progress and evolution of our restaurant build-out planned at 337 Main St. downtown.

Monday, 1:36 PM | 13 comments
Final year of Bob's World display in Pleasanton

All good things must come to an end -- and this will be the last year for Bob Stanley's holiday lights extravaganza in Pleasanton. Dubbed Bob's World, it has delighted area residents each holiday season for more than 30 years.

Monday, 12:45 PM | 9 comments

Sunday, December 2, 2018

'Classic Rock Christmas' at Firehouse

December People are bringing their Classic Rock Christmas to the Firehouse Arts Center for two shows, at 8 p.m. next Friday (Dec. 7) and next Saturday (Dec. 8), fusing rock 'n' roll hits and well-loved Christmas carols into high energy performances.

Sunday, 9:42 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley: Musical voices celebrate the season

Holiday favorites and more are sure to delight audiences at the Cantabella Children's Chorus winter concert -- "Jubilate!" -- next weekend.

Sunday, 9:41 PM | No comments yet

Friday, November 30, 2018

Livermore PD officer resigns, accused of inappropriate sexual conduct

A Livermore police officer has resigned after being accused in October of inappropriate sexual conduct with a woman he had met after responding to a call at her home earlier this year, police said Friday.

Friday, 4:43 PM | 3 comments
Dublin man sentenced to prison for armed robberies of pharmacies

A Dublin man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for several armed robberies of San Francisco pharmacies, United States Attorney Alex G. Tse announced Thursday.

Friday, 3:00 PM | No comments yet
Accountability, priorities dominate PUSD community meeting

Widespread accountability was the theme of the night at the second Pleasanton Unified School District community meeting of the year, from district staff accountability to holding state officials and the Pleasanton community itself likewise accountable when it comes to education.

Friday, 12:51 PM | 27 comments

Couples: Child Loss, "No U-Turn at Mercy Street"
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,780 views

Pleasanton's home-grown "unicorn"
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 1,063 views

Around Pleasanton: Holiday Fund helps Cultural Arts Council help others
By Jeb Bing | 4 comments | 452 views

Can You Afford Your ‘Dream School’?
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 259 views