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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Future of BART dependent on increased public funding, officials say

Cutting BART service enough to shore up its projected nine-figure annual deficits in the coming years would result in a "death spiral" for the transit agency, officials said last week.

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Cozy up with these 7 children's books emphasizing empathy, overcoming differences

In a season that celebrates peace on earth, now is the best time to share lessons about empathy, overcoming differences and working together. Some of the best children's books published in 2022 touch on these topics.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Pleasanton holiday parade canceled; tree lighting will go on

The Pleasanton downtown holiday parade has been canceled, but the tree lighting will go on Saturday evening -- early, at 5 p.m. -- outside of the Museum on Main, city officials decided just after 3:30 p.m. due to the ongoing rain.

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Dublin police identify man killed in apparent self-defense shooting

Dublin Police Services identified Kenneth Krainski as the decedent in a domestic disturbance in Dublin last month that escalated into his shooting death, with police continuing to believe that the shooting was in self-defense.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Around the Valley: Questionable actions

Questionable actions at recent municipal meetings might have gone unnoticed if not for astute and curious readers.

Thursday, 6:52 PM | 1 comment
Get on the Bus

Pleasanton resident Tim Ryerson, GM of Ballistic United, founded "Get on the Bus" to give children who might not be able to the chance to play soccer while also learning valuable life skills.

Thursday, 5:11 PM | No comments yet
Sunol residents vote in new school trustees, pass $10.9 million Measure J bond

Big changes are coming to the Sunol Glen Unified School District after Sunolians voted in a new Board of Trustees and also passed a $10.9 million general obligation bond that will help restore the small town's only school.

Thursday, 4:45 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: Wreaths Across Pleasanton preparations | New police dispatcher | $1 million mark for local foundation

The effort is underway for Wreaths Across Pleasanton, which aims later this month to place holiday wreaths at the burial place of every military veteran interred at Pioneer Cemetery. Read that and more in our News Digest...

Thursday, 3:28 PM | No comments yet
DSRSD incumbents Johnson and Goel secure board seats and share election reflections

Dublin San Ramon Services District incumbents Ann Marie Johnson and Arun Goel have secured seats on the agency's board this election season.

Thursday, 9:36 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Bay Area air district offering buy-back program for older, high-polluting vehicles

Bay Area residents with a vehicle made before 1999 can receive up to $1,200 as part of a buy-back program to improve local air quality, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Monday.

Wednesday, 5:43 PM | No comments yet
'Elf the Musical Jr.' comes to Amador Theater next weekend

Everyone's favorite candy spaghetti-eating elf is coming to Amador Theater as the Pleasanton Youth Theatre Company (PYTC) casts will take the stage in "Elf the Musical Jr." beginning next weekend.

Wednesday, 2:29 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton ready for holiday parade Saturday -- if weather holds

Pleasanton is set to host its annual Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown this Saturday evening -- as long as the weather cooperates.

Wednesday, 12:32 PM | No comments yet
Price set to become first Black Alameda County DA

Civil rights attorney Pamela Price will be sworn in as the first Black district attorney in Alameda County following a close election race that first had her trailing behind her challenger and longtime county prosecutor Terry Wiley.

Wednesday, 10:45 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Rebuilt Fire Station No. 3 helps reflect modern firefighter workforce

Fire Station No. 3 on Santa Rita Road was rebuilt into a two-story building with modern tools and amenities that will make firefighters safer and more effective and response times quicker.

Tuesday, 5:17 PM | 2 comments
High-speed crash turns fatal on I-580 east of Livermore

A driver died after losing control of his SUV while traveling around 100 mph and crashing down an embankment on Interstate 580 east of Livermore on Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Tuesday, 2:25 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Reflecting on 2022 football seasons for Amador and Foothill

The 2022 East Bay Athletic League football season ended with some positive achievements from both Amador Valley and Foothill. The contrast is looking to next year: The Dons have a lot more reasons to be excited than the Falcons...

Tuesday, 12:09 PM | 1 comment
Coroner IDs woman killed in Thanksgiving Day car crash outside Livermore

Authorities have confirmed the identity of the Fremont woman who died in a head-on collision on rural Altamont Pass Road in unincorporated Livermore on Thanksgiving afternoon.

Tuesday, 10:08 AM | No comments yet

Monday, November 28, 2022

Pearl Harbor Day beacon lighting returns to Mount Diablo

The beacon that has sat atop Mount Diablo since its installation before World War II is set to be illuminated next week in remembrance of the start of the United States' involvement in the war.

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'Holidays in the Vineyards' brings festive spirits to Livermore

The Livermore Valley Wine Community will be hosting annual wine, music and holiday shopping event this weekend.

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The Crayon Initiative appoints new executive director

The Crayon Initiative, a Tri-Valley nonprofit organization that supplies crayons to children's hospitals throughout the country, has a new leader at the helm as of this fall.

Monday, 3:27 PM | No comments yet
About-face: Why Newsom relented, released $1 billion despite lackluster local homeless plans

Two weeks after withholding $1 billion in homelessness funding over lackluster local plans, the governor is now yielding.

Monday, 12:26 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Pleasanton: City staff update council on provision that is forcing Housing Element adoption by January

The Pleasanton City Council and city staff have committed themselves to an aggressive December meeting schedule in order to adopt the city's new Housing Element by the statutory deadline of Jan. 31.

Sunday, 4:43 PM | No comments yet
Caltrans to begin overnight shutdowns for parts of I-680 in Tri-Valley

Caltrans is scheduled to close a portion of northbound Interstate 680 overnight beginning in December as part of a major improvement project starting from the I-680/Highway 84 junction to the Sunol Boulevard exit.

Sunday, 11:50 AM | 5 comments
Q&A coming up with new Livermore mayor, D1 council member is hosting a Town Hall Q&A with newly elected Livermore mayor John Marchand and District 1 council member Evan Branning on Dec. 5.

Sunday, 11:25 AM | No comments yet

Friday, November 25, 2022

Passenger killed in head-on crash on Thanksgiving Day

A passenger died on Thanksgiving afternoon after the driver of the car allegedly tried to pass slower traffic but crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle in unincorporated Tri-Valley.

Friday, 10:40 AM | No comments yet
State grants money to local agencies, including Pleasanton PD, to crack down on illegal tobacco sales to minors

Cities, counties, school districts and law enforcement agencies across the state, including Pleasanton PD, will soon receive their share of millions of dollars in state funding to crack down on the illegal sale of tobacco to minors.

Friday, 6:40 AM | No comments yet
Holiday Happenings 2022

The winter holiday season is officially upon us. Here's our review of the events calendar in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville now through New Year's weekend...

Friday, 5:51 AM | No comments yet
What a Week: Pleasanton's new city manager making his mark

Beaudin just received unanimous support from the City Council (who admittedly tread carefully that night) to revamp the city's longstanding process for identifying and prioritizing public projects, programs and policies initiatives.

Friday, 4:27 AM | No comments yet
Measure P comfortably surpasses threshold to pass in Livermore

Measure P, the South Livermore Sewer Extension Project, has received Livermore voters' stamp of approval to move forward, sitting at 66.59% (21,081) Yes votes in the Nov. 8 general election.

Friday, 4:25 AM | No comments yet
DUSD incumbents Cherrier, Kuo secure new terms

The two contested seats for the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees, areas 3 and 5, are among the elections with confirmed outcomes, as incumbents William Kuo and Dan Cherrier each won by a comfortable 2:1 margin.

Friday, 4:25 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

News Digest: Small Business Saturday | Catalytic converter 'Etch and Catch' event | Val Vista Park survey

The Tri-Valley community is gearing up for Small Business Saturday this weekend, when residents are encouraged to shop, dine and visit locally on the day after Black Friday. See that and more in our News Digest...

Wednesday, 10:05 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County's Measure D passes easily

Voters across Alameda County have overwhelmingly supported the changes to agricultural and open space land-use policy for unincorporated areas, including the Livermore Valley, proposed under Measure D.

Wednesday, 8:23 PM | No comments yet
Nearly $300M in relief funding needed to balance BART budget, officials say

BART finished the 2021-22 fiscal year with a balanced budget due in large part to federal relief funding and more sales tax revenue than expected, budget officials with the transit agency said last week.

Wednesday, 8:22 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Castlewood members celebrate clubhouse reopening

Hundreds of members of The Club at Castlewood flocked to the hillside venue to celebrate the reopening of its clubhouse earlier this month. Judging by the wide smiles at the evening reopening event, they were delighted with the result.

Tuesday, 5:32 PM | No comments yet
Amador admin Walker elected to PUSD Trustee Area 2 seat

Laurie Walker had finished Election Night leading in votes for Pleasanton Unified School District's Area 2 position on the Board of Trustees -- and now that the vast majority of the ballots have been counted, she has secured the seat.

Tuesday, 5:30 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: Union alleges district policy 'suppressing' teacher voices

Educators employed within the Dublin Unified School District spoke out at a recent school board meeting against a district policy they see as 'suppressing' teachers' voices.

Tuesday, 5:25 PM | No comments yet
Police: Man dies in apparent self-defense shooting in Dublin

Dublin police confirmed on Tuesday that a man died from gunshot injuries apparently fired in self defense amid a domestic dispute that turned violent at an apartment complex two days earlier.

Tuesday, 3:44 PM | No comments yet
PUSD's Measure I clinches victory with better than 57% of the vote

After nearly two weeks of counting eligible vote-by-mail ballots, Pleasanton Unified School District's $395 million Measure I came from behind and was able to receive more than the 55% of votes needed to pass.

Tuesday, 12:34 AM | 4 comments
Zone 7 adopts 5.5% annual water rate increases through 2026

Pleasanton is set to see a 5.5% rise in the annual rates for wholesale water services from the Zone 7 Water Agency for each of the next four years after its Board of Directors voted 5-2 to approve the price increase last week.

Tuesday, 12:08 AM | 2 comments

Monday, November 21, 2022

Green Friday celebrations being held across East Bay parks

On the heels of Thanksgiving, many East Bay residents will be heading outdoors to take part in an emerging initiative to promote recreational activity and environmental awareness on Friday.

Monday, 11:26 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: CHP honors fallen colleague on 15th anniversary of his death on duty

Officers with the California Highway Patrol in the Tri-Valley gathered last week to recognize a solemn anniversary alongside surviving family members of one of their own who died on duty 15 years ago.

Monday, 10:54 PM | No comments yet
Marchand wins election in Livermore, back for second stint as mayor

After nine days of uncertainty since Election Night, John Marchand has declared victory as Livermore's mayor-elect. Marchand will lead the city as mayor for the second time, having served in the position previously from 2011-20.

Monday, 6:06 AM | No comments yet
Dublin voters choose Josey, Qaadri for two at-large City Council seats

Dublin Vice Mayor Jean Josey and Planning Commission alternate member Kashef Qaadri have secured the first and second seats for the City Council, beating out former planning commissioner Lynna Do in the general election.

Monday, 5:52 AM | No comments yet

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