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Monday, April 24, 2017

United for Peace: Nonprofit run by Foothill students raises funds to stop genocide

Young adults learn about the atrocities of conflicts past and present through school and the media; few, however, start a nonprofit to help combat them.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Livermore woman dies in Highway 84 crash

A woman who was killed in a head-on collision between her car and another vehicle on state Highway 84 near Fremont on Thursday morning has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as 69-year-old Cynthia Davis of Livermore.

Sunday, 8:24 PM | No comments yet
BART selects new police chief

BART General Manager Grace Crunican announced Friday that BART is hiring Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas to be the transit agency's new police chief.

Sunday, 7:32 PM | 4 comments
Young Tri-Valley Blue Devils win state hockey title

The Tri-Valley Blue Devils 12U-B travel hockey team was crowned state champion in its division at the CAHA playoffs, held March 31 to April 2 in San Jose.

Sunday, 7:24 PM | No comments yet
Hiring events set in Tri-Valley

Job seekers are encouraged to attend two of the region's largest spring hiring events on April 25 at the Robert Livermore Community Center in Livermore and May 4 at the Shannon Community Center in Dublin. Both hiring events will take place from 3 to 7 p.m.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Harvest Park named Gold Ribbon School

The California Department of Education announced earlier this week that Harvest Park Middle School has been named a 2017 Gold Ribbon School.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

City seeks teens to join web team

Pleasanton city officials are recruiting teen students interested in becoming part of the web team overseeing, a city website that serves teens and families with a range of information on activities, services, resources, and youth job and volunteer opportunities.

Thursday, 4:50 PM | No comments yet
PUSD won't pursue Valley Trails property for new school site

After further consideration, the Pleasanton school board Tuesday directed district administration not to pursue acquisition of the Evangelical Free Church of Pleasanton site in the Valley Trails neighborhood.

Thursday, 4:45 PM | 11 comments
Green teens: Pleasanton nonprofit instills high-schoolers to be environmental stewards

Since being piloted at Walnut Grove Elementary, the Pleasanton-based Go Green Initiative reach has grown to all 50 states and 73 countries, with over 1.5 million students and teachers currently in registered Go Green schools.

Thursday, 12:45 PM | 3 comments
Pleasanton: Colors abound at Albertsons/Safeway campus Holi celebration

Employees of the Albertsons/Safeway campus in Pleasanton were doused with color last week as the company's Asian Network employee group celebrated Holi, the Hindu "Festival of Colors."

Thursday, 11:34 AM | No comments yet
Del Valle Parkway closure until 2 p.m.

Part of Del Valle Parkway will be shut down until approximately 2 p.m. today for the "Every 15 Minutes" program at Amador Valley High School.

Thursday, 7:44 AM | 4 comments

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

City Council OKs downtown parking strategic plan

Pleasanton city officials have a new game plan for improving parking conditions downtown after the City Council approved the Downtown Pleasanton Parking Strategy and Implementation Plan on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 4:37 PM | 5 comments
TV30 seeks nominees for Coach of the Year

TV30 is encouraging local students and parents to nominate an athletic coach who's had a positive impact on and off the field this school year for the third-annual Tri-Valley Sports Final Outstanding High School Coach of the Year award.

Wednesday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: AVHS girls lacrosse rallies to defeat Monte Vista

The Amador Valley girls varsity lacrosse team faced an always tough Monte Vista side, but the Dons kept their strong season going with a 14-8 win last Friday.

Wednesday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet
Foothill principal tapped to lead San Ramon Valley High

Jason Krolikowski, principal of Foothill High School since 2013, is leaving the district next school year after being appointed as the new principal of San Ramon Valley High in Danville.

Wednesday, 12:25 PM | 17 comments
School board gets superintendent search update

The Pleasanton community wants a schools superintendent who is motivational, collaborative and committed.

Wednesday, 7:42 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Big-rig crash closes eastbound I-580 near Dublin, Pleasanton

Emergency personnel are working to clear a three-vehicle collision involving a big-rig that's blocking all lanes of eastbound Interstate Highway 580 near Dublin and Pleasanton for this evening's commute.

Tuesday, 5:28 PM | No comments yet
Missing Pleasanton boy found safe in Dublin

A child missing for several hours has been found safe in Dublin, according to the Pleasanton Police Department.

Tuesday, 4:29 PM | 4 comments
Pleasanton Run for Education set for Sunday

This Sunday, thousands of residents will run and walk the streets of Pleasanton together to raise funds for local schools.

Tuesday, 3:54 PM | No comments yet
36-home Valley Trails project wins Planning Commission's approval in 3-2 vote

The Pleasanton Planning Commission voted 3-2 last week to approve a plan by Ponderosa Homes to buy and tear down the financially troubled Evangelical Free Church of Pleasanton in the Valley Trails community and replace it with 36 new single-family homes on the 9-acre site.

Tuesday, 1:51 PM | 40 comments
Time for tea -- and fashion

Assistance League of Amador Valley members will strut their stuff on the fashion runway at the 22nd annual Mad Hatter's Tea Party at noon, Saturday April 22, at the Aahmes Shrine Event Center in Livermore.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Stitch by stitch: Quilt show this weekend

Quilts have come a long way in the last century. For a look at the latest -- and a chance to win a gorgeous creation -- visit the Amador Valley Quilters show, "Colors of the Vineyard," from April 22-23 in Livermore.

Monday, 4:40 PM | No comments yet
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department offering emergency preparedness training

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department is once again offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for those who live and/or work in the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton.

Monday, 4:02 PM | No comments yet
Livermore: 22-year-old man rescued after car tumbles into 75-foot ravine

A 22-year-old man was rescued early Saturday morning following a solo vehicle crash in Livermore, according to fire officials.

Monday, 3:38 PM | 1 comment
School board to receive update on superintendent search

The Pleasanton school board will receive an update on the search for the district's new superintendent and discuss the next steps in that process at its only regular meeting of the month Tuesday.

Monday, 3:27 PM | 21 comments

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hike for Hope

Put on your hiking shoes to remember your loved ones and benefit an organization that provides comfort to patients and families during their final days.

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County judge admonished for campaign finance misconduct

An Alameda County Superior Court judge was publicly admonished Tuesday by a state judicial commission in San Francisco for misconduct related to campaign financing.

Sunday, 5:25 PM | No comments yet
Nostrand, Young selected for Community Patriot Awards

Friends and family members are invited to a champagne reception April 24 to honor this year's recipients of the Ed Kinney Community Patriot Award, Betty Nostrand and Rosemary Young.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Youth Music Festival is bigger and better

Pleasanton's annual Youth Music Festival is back for the 15th year, with the theme "Music for youth and families - by youth and families."

Thursday, 1:47 PM | No comments yet
Teen's fourth annual swimathon to benefit hospital

Sarah Banholzer, 15, is gearing up for her fourth annual swimathon to benefit UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland in gratitude for the care she received after she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was 4-1/2 years old.

Thursday, 1:34 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: Journalism - the next generation

Journalism is imperative to a healthy democracy, and it is important to groom the next generation of journalists.

Thursday, 1:33 PM | 3 comments
RoboGames coming to Pleasanton fairgrounds

Pleasanton is going to the robots next weekend. RoboGames, the world's largest open robotics competition, is returning to the Alameda County Fairgrounds from April 21-23, bringing together teams from throughout the globe to take part in dozens of events in an Olympics-style competition.

Thursday, 1:26 PM | No comments yet
Suspect charged in 2015 hacking case

A 34-year-old San Francisco man was arraigned on April 11 in federal District Court for the Sept. 17, 2015, hacking of and other websites operated by Embarcadero Media.

Thursday, 8:41 AM | 3 comments

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Foothill cheer crowned back-to-back national champs

The Foothill High School varsity competition cheer team won the championship in the medium show cheer novice division last month at the United Spirit Association nationals in Anaheim, giving the Falcons the national title for the second year in a row.

Wednesday, 8:47 PM | No comments yet
Wheels launches SmartTrips Pleasanton program

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, which operates the Wheels bus system, is starting a new outreach campaign in Pleasanton to learn more about residents' travel habits and to educate them on local public transit options.

Wednesday, 8:12 PM | No comments yet
Livermore: Police officer crashes SUV into big-rig on Highway 84

A San Jose police officer was hospitalized after he crashed his vehicle into a big-rig on a highway in Livermore Wednesday morning, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Wednesday, 1:48 PM | 1 comment
New elementary school discussed at council/PUSD board joint meeting

Development was a predominant subject at a special joint meeting of the Pleasanton City Council and the school board Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 4:06 AM | 42 comments

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pleasanton Middle School mourns the loss of Mrs. Boerman

The cards, flowers and signs have been multiplying along a wall in the 700 building of Pleasanton Middle School ever since students and staff returned from spring break Monday.

Tuesday, 7:28 PM | 7 comments
Staying Healthy: Solution for a lousy problem

When Alina Barukzai, 8, came home from school with head lice last summer, her parents Cindy and Masoud tried everything they could find to get rid of them.

Tuesday, 1:21 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton swimmers shine at Far Western Championships

Pleasanton swimmers starred at the Speedo Short Course Far Western Championships two weekends ago, hosted right in their backyard at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center.

Tuesday, 1:07 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Falcons win twice in rain-shortened spring break baseball tourney

Foothill High School's baseball team played in a local three-game tournament over spring break, but the Falcons only got in a pair of games due to the weather.

Tuesday, 1:05 PM | 2 comments

Valley Trails site is poor location for school
By Tim Hunt | 8 comments | 649 views


Readers' Choice Ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Pleasanton Readers' Choice" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 21st. Stay tuned for the results in the June 23rd issue of the Pleasanton Weekly.