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Friday, June 23, 2017

School board to consider approving budget, LCAP at meeting Tuesday

Consideration of the proposed PUSD budget and LCAP, a discussion on the first issuance of Measure I1 bonds and possible compensation increases for trustees and the interim superintendent are among the items on the school board's agenda for their meeting Tuesday.

Friday, 5:09 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton police serve ice cream to community at 'Cone with a Cop'

Pleasanton police officers served ice cream and chatted with the local community as part of their "Cone with a Cop" event downtown Friday afternoon.

Friday, 4:52 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton creates new literary arts ambassador position

The city's civic arts program is recruiting candidates for its new honorary post: Pleasanton literary arts ambassador.

Friday, 1:58 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Special art exhibit at Harrington Gallery

"Converging Colour No. 1, 2016" by Angela Johal and "Swizzle" by Holly Savas are among the works of the two artists on display at the Harrington Gallery through July 15 in conjunction with the "Along The Lines" installation.

Thursday, 8:28 PM | No comments yet
BART board OKs sanctuary policy, fare increase; repeals 'seat hog' ordinance

BART's Board of Directors at its meeting in Oakland on Thursday morning passed a sanctuary resolution declaring the agency's commitment to being a secure and inclusive transit system for all passengers regardless of demographic or immigration status.

Thursday, 4:55 PM | 15 comments
Alameda County DA's Office promotes gun safety campaign

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office and the distraught father of a 15-year-old boy who was killed in a gun accident said Wednesday that the beginning of summer is a good time to remind parents to talk to their children about gun safety.

Thursday, 3:01 PM | 1 comment
Sports shorts

The Pleasanton Valley Club swim team dominated the Livermore Valley Tennis Club swimmers last Saturday, notching a 1,038 to 765 victory amid scorching conditions.

Thursday, 12:49 PM | No comments yet
Service next week for longtime Amador teacher

Family, friends and others who loved longtime Pleasanton teacher Eric Thiel will gather to remember him at a memorial service in town Thursday (June 29).

Thursday, 12:08 PM | No comments yet
Alamo man inducted into Vietnam veterans' 'In Memory' program

A late Alamo resident last weekend joined the ranks of over 2,800 Vietnam veterans who have been honored for their service as part of the nonprofit "In Memory" program.

Thursday, 7:50 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Opening day of fair horse racing canceled because of heat

And they're off ... almost. Oak Tree at Pleasanton will wait an extra day before kicking off horse racing at the 2017 Alameda County Fair, with officials postponing opening race day until Friday because of high heat forecast for Pleasanton on Thursday.

Wednesday, 4:18 PM | 2 comments
Pleasanton: 'Strum & Spirits' set with former Boston guitarist

New guitar players can get lessons at two "learn and sip" events at the Firehouse Arts Center, with the first one at 7:30 p.m. next week.

Wednesday, 2:52 PM | No comments yet
School board expected to approve budget, LCAP on Tuesday

The Pleasanton school board is expected to approve the district's 2017-18 budget at its meeting Tuesday, two weeks after concerns were raised about PUSD's fiscal outlook during the first reading of the budget.

Wednesday, 2:21 PM | 10 comments
Council eyes new smoking restrictions for apartment complexes next year

Apartments around Pleasanton are on track to face more stringent smoking rules after the City Council gave initial support to an ordinance establishing the new restrictions Tuesday.

Wednesday, 12:14 AM | 9 comments

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ruby Hill hotel, event center a no-go for Planning Commission

It appears to be back to the drawing board for a landowner proposing to bring a 42-room lodging facility and a three-story, amenity-filled activity center to their property on Ruby Hill Boulevard.

Tuesday, 5:50 PM | 11 comments
Shadow Cliffs welcomes new solar carport system

The East Bay Regional Park District celebrated a major district-wide energy efficiency project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for the new solar carport system at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area.

Tuesday, 4:13 PM | 9 comments
Pleasanton Preps: PJFL works to grow interest in youth football

Football has become America's pastime. But while the popularity of the sport is huge, participation, especially at the youth levels, has taken a hit. Registration for the Pleasanton Junior Football League (PJFL) has been down the last few years.

Tuesday, 1:31 PM | No comments yet

Monday, June 19, 2017

Pleasanton woman charged with murder for fatal collision appears in court

A Pleasanton woman with a history of drunk driving appeared in court Monday afternoon to face a murder charge for the death of a 73-year-old man in a suspected DUI collision last month.

Monday, 9:22 PM | 8 comments
Pleasanton police officers carry Special Olympics torch

Pleasanton Police Department officers Qais Habib, Ken White, Brad Palmquist and Matt Kroutil took part in a leg of the Special Olympics Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run as it passed through town Monday.

Monday, 9:08 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Senior Center serving as city's main cooling center during heat wave

As triple-digit temperatures persist throughout the Tri-Valley, Pleasanton city officials on Monday activated their public cooling center at the Senior Center on Sunol Boulevard.

Monday, 2:58 PM | No comments yet
Water, water everywhere

Water filled part of the ADP Pleasanton parking lot off Hopyard Road on Saturday afternoon after a pickup truck struck a hydrant there, causing water to shoot up skyward and flow across the private lot.

Monday, 2:33 PM | No comments yet
City Council to consider new smoking restrictions for apartment complexes

The Pleasanton City Council is set to talk Tuesday night about a proposed ordinance that would prohibit smoking in most places at apartment complexes, including inside individual units, on balconies and within common areas.

Monday, 1:52 PM | 18 comments

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Alameda County unemployment at 3.3%

Four San Francisco Bay Area counties had unemployment rates below 3 percent last month and four more had unemployment rates between 3 and 4 percent, including Alameda County, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Sunday, 7:44 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton auto repair shop donates reliable car to local grandmother

Livermore grandmother Donna Kreutzberg said she's excited not to worry about her car breaking down anymore. Her mind was eased last week when she received the first car donation from California Collision's new "Wheels of Prosper" program.

Sunday, 7:40 PM | 2 comments
Firehouse offers Summer Show Series

This coming weekend the Firehouse Arts Center kicks off its 2017 Summer Show Series, with a variety of mood-lifting, toe-tapping concerts and productions.

Sunday, 3:40 PM | No comments yet

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cattle drive downtown ushers in start of Alameda County Fair

Thousands of residents crowded in and around downtown Pleasanton on Friday morning to watch as dozens of steers were herded down Main Street to mark the start of the Alameda County Fair at the nearby fairgrounds.

Friday, 4:32 PM | 4 comments

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pleasanton woman charged with murder for fatal collision

A Pleasanton woman has been charged with murder for the death of a 73-year-old man in a suspected DUI collision in Livermore three weeks ago, police said Thursday.

Thursday, 9:39 PM | 17 comments
School board approves initial Measure I1 bond project list

The Pleasanton school board is slated to consider authorizing the issuance and sale of Measure I1 bonds at its June 27 meeting after approving a project list for the first series of bonds this week.

Thursday, 9:29 PM | No comments yet
RIP, Cabo: Pleasanton canine volunteer touched the hearts of many

As the purple balloons lifted slowly into the sky at Smith Elementary School in Livermore last week, the children called out. "Bye, Cabo!" "Bye, Cabo!"

Thursday, 1:14 PM | 1 comment
Competitions galore at Alameda County Fair

The Alameda County Fair is opening in Pleasanton on Friday, offering its familiar array of carnival rides, horse races, fireworks and concerts.

Thursday, 1:14 PM | 3 comments
Oakland man ID'd as motorcyclist killed in I-580 crash in Livermore

A motorcyclist who was killed in a collision on eastbound Interstate 580 in Livermore last weekend was identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau Thursday as 54-year-old Douglas Bobbitt of Oakland.

Thursday, 10:47 AM | No comments yet
Editorial: County fair, a Pleasanton tradition

The Alameda County Fair opens Friday for an extended 20-day run. That's good news for the hundreds of thousands of fair-goers and horse-racing fans expected to be here this year and for Pleasanton businesses and nonprofits and even city taxpayers who benefit from this annual event.

Thursday, 10:12 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Contra Costa district attorney resigns after pleading no contest to perjury

Contra Costa County's embattled District Attorney Mark Peterson resigned Wednesday and pleaded no contest to a single charge of perjury amid the fallout from a political misconduct scandal that's plagued him for months.

Wednesday, 6:37 PM | No comments yet
'Along the Lines' art display opening at Harrington Gallery

"Skin Deep" by Howard Hersh; "SF Sunflower" by Mel Prest; and "Painting" by Jeff Snell are part of the new installation, "Along the Lines," at the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center, opening Friday and running through July 15.

Wednesday, 4:42 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton delegation visits Tulancingo

A delegation of Pleasanton residents as part of the Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association recently traveled to the Mexican sister city for a semi-annual exchange visit, interacting with local officials and checking out sites in and around Tulancingo.

Wednesday, 2:28 PM | No comments yet
DSRSD board to vote on sewer rate increase

The Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors on Tuesday is scheduled to consider a proposed five-year wastewater rate increase that would take effect July 1 for customers in Dublin and south San Ramon.

Wednesday, 2:27 PM | No comments yet
Health officials warn of salmonella risks linked to backyard poultry

The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning to residents about the risk of salmonella infection from contact with live poultry.

Wednesday, 2:23 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton author spotlights social media savvy

Pleasanton resident Katie Lance was already in marketing, working mainly with real estate agents, when social media exploded -- and she immediately grasped the impact.

Wednesday, 1:29 PM | 1 comment
School board appoints David Haglund as next PUSD superintendent

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night unanimously approved a three-year employment contract between PUSD and Santa Ana schools administrator David Haglund as the district's next superintendent.

Wednesday, 7:54 AM | 6 comments

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Planning Commission to debate proposed Ruby Hill hotel

The Pleasanton Planning Commission is set to hold a study session Wednesday evening to review a landowner's proposal to bring a 42-room hotel and an amenity-filled event center to their property just outside the northern entrance to Ruby Hill.

Tuesday, 10:23 PM | 18 comments
City Council talks Costco-related transportation project during CIP review

As the Pleasanton City Council studied the staff-recommended capital improvement program (CIP) for the next four years, some of the discussion last week focused on a long-planned freeway project likely needed sooner if Costco comes to Johnson Drive as proposed.

Tuesday, 9:22 PM | 8 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Falcons win NCS softball championship

Entering a season, it's hard to imagine a team as young as the Foothill softball team rising to the top of the North Coast Section, but that's just what happened with the Falcons this spring.

Tuesday, 1:06 PM | 3 comments
PVC Dolphins start season off with convincing victory

The Pleasanton Valley Club opened its swim season last Saturday with a 1,127-650 win over the Sunset Cabana Club swim team.

Tuesday, 12:52 PM | 1 comment

Monday, June 12, 2017

Visiting gospel singers performing in Pleasanton

The Catholic Community of Pleasanton is hosting the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir this week, whose "mission is to inspire joy and unity among all people through black gospel and spiritual music."

Monday, 9:57 PM | No comments yet
Concert to raise money for Pleasanton choir's trip to Carnegie Hall

The Chancel Choir of Lynnewood United Methodist Church is taking the stage at Carnegie Hall in November, and Pleasanton residents can hear why at a concert this weekend to raise funds for the trip.

Monday, 9:56 PM | No comments yet
Rising pension costs dominate City Council's budget review

The city of Pleasanton remains in sound fiscal condition with general fund revenues projected to keep rising during the next two fiscal years, but more than $15 million worth of new pension costs due in the years ahead could impact that stability going forward, according to the city's latest budget report.

Monday, 9:53 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton family bonds with 'The 12-Year-Old Trip'

When Steve McCoy-Thompson was growing up in Pasadena, his father decided that he would take a trip alone with each of his three children in turn, the year they turned 12.

Monday, 2:42 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County Fair opens Friday

The Alameda County Fair is set to open its extended 2017 run this week, ushering in the opening day with a cattle drive and other cowpoke activities on Main Street from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday as part of Western Weekend at the fair.

Monday, 11:25 AM | 4 comments

Charter school leaders face District Attorney's investigation
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2017 guide to summer camps

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