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Friday, December 9, 2022

Former interim police chief leading Pleasanton's Community of Character Collaborative

Craig Eicher, a former member of the Pleasanton Police Department for more than three decades including six months as interim police chief, was recently named president of Pleasanton's Community of Character Collaborative.

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'Her Side of the Story' at Museum on Main

Pleasanton's Museum on Main is currently featuring a touring exhibit that highlights the hardships, joys, and lives of female pioneers in California until Dec. 30.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Dublin police set to honor deputy killed in the line of duty 24 years ago

Dublin Police Services this weekend will recognize a somber anniversary with a memorial tree lighting in honor of John Monego, an Alameda County sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty in Dublin in 1998.

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What a Week: Reflecting on Tri-Valley city election outcomes

Our editorial team can finally exhale after the all-consuming local political season. I can't turn the page, though, without writing some final reflections on the outcomes that stood out from the city elections in the Tri-Valley ...

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News Digest: Movies at the fairgrounds | Domestic violence survivor support | Dublin Boulevard work

The Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton is hosting "Holiday Movie Nights" -- drive-in style -- on four evenings this month. See that and more in our News Digest...

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Former Dublin women's prison warden convicted of sex-related crimes

The former warden of a women's prison in Dublin was convicted Thursday of crimes involving sexually abusive conduct against three inmates and of lying to federal agents, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Driver dies in wreck at I-580/I-680 interchange in Dublin

A man was killed after crashing his car at the interchange of interstates 580 and 680 in Dublin early Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Pleasanton school board to discuss increase in development fees

The Pleasanton school board is set Thursday to consider signing off on a report and resolution that would increase the fees paid to the district by any developers looking to build near school sites.

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Pleasanton: 'Winter's Light' -- a showcase of holiday classics

The Cantabella Children's Chorus will be presenting its holiday production spectacular 'Winter's Light' in Pleasanton on Dec. 10. Set to feature a variety of festive songs of the season, the performance will ...

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Zone 7 Director Sanwong submits resignation in order to serve on East Bay Parks board

Zone 7 Water Agency Director Olivia Sanwong will be stepping down from her position on the agency's governing board later this month so she can start her new role on the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors.

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League of California Cities backs Livermore in Eden Housing appeal

The League of California Cities recently demonstrated support for the city of Livermore in the pending appeal challenging its approval of the 130-unit Eden Housing development under the California Environmental Quality Act.

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Dublin High planning to celebrate holiday season and community

Dublin High School will be hosting its second annual holiday tree lighting ceremony this Wednesday evening. The event is free to attend and will include the placement and lighting of over 3,000 lights on a 70-foot redwood tree.

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Coroner IDs man killed in high-speed crash down embankment east of Livermore

Authorities have confirmed the identity of the driver who died after losing control of his SUV while reportedly speeding on Interstate 580 and crashing down an embankment east of Livermore last week.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

By the numbers: California's mild 2022 wildfire season

Moderate weather and well-timed rainstorms in much of California combined to curb the acreage and structures burned.

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Pleasanton Preps: Getting ready for coverage of winter sports

The fall season is now in the past, and it is full steam ahead into the winter season. That means it is time to start submitting results from the teams at Amador Valley and Foothill for basketball, soccer and wrestling.

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'The Nutcracker' onstage at the Bankhead

Livermore-based performing arts group, Valley Dance Theatre, will be presenting a series of holiday ballet shows at the Bankhead Theater this month. Dancers will be performing the Christmas classic, 'The Nutcracker'.

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Pleasanton council endorses concept of creating Citywide Strategic Plan

Pleasanton's longstanding two-year process for identifying and prioritizing public projects, programs and policy initiatives will soon be a thing of the past following the City Council's decision to try something new.

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Zone 7 to present updates on PFAS treatment, water supply, rates to Pleasanton council

Zone 7 Water Agency staff are set to update the Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday about its regional groundwater modeling and PFAS contamination, which will serve as foundational information in future council decision-making...

Monday, 10:35 PM | 1 comment
Rainbow over Pleasanton

Reader Joseph Villareal snapped this photograph of a rainbow over Pleasanton just before 8 a.m. Monday after it caught his eye while he was donating clothes in the bins near the freeway behind the outlets in Livermore.

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NNSA seeks public input on environmental impact statement for Livermore Lab

The National Nuclear Security Administration is set to hold public hearings this week for input on a draft document evaluating potential environmental impacts associated with the operation of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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BART approves fare grace period for brief trips that begin, end at same station

BART's governing board voted unanimously last week to grant a short-term grace period for the system's fare for trips that begin and end at the same station.

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

All three LARPD board incumbents win reelection

In a crowded race with three newcomers, LARPD board incumbents Philip Pierpont, David Furst and Maryalice Summers Faltings were all reelected for four-year terms from December 2022 to December 2026.

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Festive tree lighting takes center stage after rain cancels Pleasanton holiday parade

Revelers gazed toward the sky to take in the colorful display as the holiday tree was illuminated during a festive ceremony Saturday -- although the rain clouds did put a damper on the evening, canceling the popular annual parade.

Sunday, 9:22 PM | 2 comments
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 | 5 comments
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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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 | 5 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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