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Thursday, December 12, 2019

News Digest: Holiday tree-lighting, 'Cocoa with Your Congressman' & Local DUI checkpoints

Pleasanton's rescheduled holiday tree-lighting is set to be held outside of the Museum on Main from 5-6 p.m. this Friday (Dec. 13).

Thursday, 10:15 PM | No comments yet
Livermore police warn residents about water service scam

The Livermore Police Department is warning the public about recent “multiple scams" where individuals reportedly impersonated city of Livermore employees to target residents for money.

Thursday, 1:16 PM | No comments yet
Getting to know new DUSD Trustee Catherine Kuo

Already a familiar face among Dublin Unified School District families, Catherine Kuo has been doing her homework for her new job as Area 3 Trustee since winning a Nov. 5 special election.

Thursday, 1:03 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County sheriff's deputy charged with misdemeanor child molestation

An Alameda County sheriff's deputy has been charged with misdemeanor child molesting for allegedly sending sexual text messages to a 15-year-old girl and inappropriately touching her, according to court documents.

Thursday, 11:23 AM | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: PPIE for schools, CityServe for homeless benefit from Holiday Fund

This banner hanging over Main Street this week says it all: Contribute to the 2019 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund. Donations are especially important this year to help nonprofits that are focused on Tri-Valley schools and homelessness.

Thursday, 11:04 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Livermore: Sandia Labs hires new director

Sandia National Laboratories has selected James S. Peery, Ph.D., as the new director of the country's largest national laboratory, which includes its facility in Livermore.

Wednesday, 3:02 PM | No comments yet
Softball champs

The Phantom 12U Softball Team finished their fall season last month winning the Keilani Ricketts USA Softball Tournament hosted in San Jose.

Wednesday, 2:57 PM | No comments yet
Stay green this holiday season with these eco-friendly tips

New year's resolutions are a month away but getting a jump start on making a healthier planet is never a bad idea. These sustainable holiday tips will help you have a festive and environmentally-friendly season, every year.

Wednesday, 2:56 PM | No comments yet
Holiday shows: 'Frozen Jr.' opening at Amador Theater, Mostly Kosher performing at Bankhead

Holiday-themed performances abound in the Tri-Valley. Check out the variety on the schedule at local theaters and show venues in the coming days.

Wednesday, 11:06 AM | No comments yet
PUSD board reviews redesign plans for crowded Bernal intersection

For its final regular meeting of 2019, the Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees covered plenty of ground on Tuesday night, including reviewing new design concepts for upgrades to a key Bernal Avenue intersection.

Wednesday, 11:02 AM | 9 comments

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Pleasanton Library unveils new web-based catalog

The Pleasanton Public Library has launched a new web-based catalog designed to help users more easily browse the library's collection with enhanced search functionality, as well as better manage their library accounts online.

Tuesday, 4:28 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton native presenting 'A New Orleans Christmas' at Firehouse

Pleasanton native Jeff Bordes and some of his most talented musical friends will present "A Jazzy New Orleans Christmas" this weekend at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Tuesday, 3:04 PM | No comments yet
Advocates call for community-based solutions to homelessness in the Tri-Valley

Just a tiny fraction of Alameda County's homeless live in the Tri-Valley but local communities face unique challenges serving their needs, according to experts and advocates that spoke during a panel on homelessness last Thursday.

Tuesday, 2:28 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Sports offers youth lessons -- be sure to teach them

Athletics make a student well-rounded. It's a fact whether you appreciate sports or not, and it's for all the above-mentioned reasons.

Tuesday, 11:42 AM | No comments yet
Dublin: Auto repair shop among those fined for hazmat disposal violations

A Texas-based company operating a chain of auto body repair shops in California has agreed to pay $2.35 million settlement with 11 counties for improper disposal of hazardous waste and other violations, including at its shop in Dublin.

Tuesday, 11:20 AM | No comments yet

Monday, December 9, 2019

City reschedules holiday tree-lighting for Friday evening

Pleasanton city officials announced Monday that the holiday tree-lighting has been rescheduled for Friday evening in downtown after the weather cancellation last weekend.

Monday, 4:54 PM | No comments yet
Family show: 'Christmas in Oz'

A splashy musical for the entire family -- "Christmas in Oz" -- is being presented by the East Bay Children's Theater in conjunction with the Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward.

Monday, 4:25 PM | No comments yet
Election 2020: Candidate list for March primary nearly solidified

The primary election candidate list is becoming clearer, as the initial nomination deadline passed Friday afternoon to qualify for the March 2020 ballot.

Monday, 3:03 PM | 4 comments
Blaze Pizza opens in Pleasanton

Fast-casual pizza chain Blaze Pizza opened a new restaurant in Pleasanton's Rose Pavilion Shopping Center last month, celebrating the occasion with a well-attended free pizza day on Nov. 15.

Monday, 12:23 PM | 4 comments
Sheriff's office releases video of Danville police fatal shooting

The video shows Contra Costa County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Hall shooting 33-year-old Newark resident Laudemer Arboleda to death at close range while Arboleda was attempting to evade police in his car near downtown Danville in 2018.

Monday, 12:23 PM | 23 comments

Sunday, December 8, 2019

'Life and Times of Cole Porter'

Meet Cole Porter -- the brilliant composer and lyricist who left an indelible impression on musical theater -- at Las Positas College next weekend.

Sunday, 6:50 PM | No comments yet
LAVTA receives several industry awards

Still celebrating the success of four wins from earlier this year, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority received more national recognition for serving in the public transit industry last month.

Sunday, 6:50 PM | No comments yet
Walk to End Alzheimer's

Pleasanton's Sunol Creek Memory Care was well-represented at the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's East Bay earlier this fall. Friends, family, staff and residents all participated in raising awareness and ongoing fundraisers.

Sunday, 6:49 PM | No comments yet
Livermore tech company sold for $775M

Livermore Software Technology Corp. was sold to ANSYS, Inc. for $775 million, with 60% paid in cash and 40% through the issuance of ANSYS restricted stock to shareholders of LSTC, in a transaction that closed last month.

Sunday, 6:45 PM | 1 comment

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Pleasanton holiday parade canceled due to weather

Pleasanton city officials opted to cancel Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony because of inclement weather on Saturday.

Saturday, 4:47 PM | 7 comments

Friday, December 6, 2019

Piece of PUSD property may change hands for traffic upgrades

The Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees will cover plenty of ground on Tuesday night during their final regular meeting for 2019, including design concepts to upgrade the Bernal-Sunol-First intersection.

Friday, 4:25 PM | 2 comments
Dublin: Wrongful death suit filed by family of inmate who died at jail

Attorney John Burris filed a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday on behalf of the mother and three young children of a 23-year-old man who died while he was in custody at the Santa Rita Jail.

Friday, 12:13 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton: Conflict of interest charges filed against former Oakland Coliseum chief

Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against the former head of the agency that oversees the Oakland Coliseum complex for allegedly violating conflict-of-interest laws by seeking a fee while negotiating a naming rights deal.

Friday, 12:08 PM | 2 comments

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Parade magic in Pleasanton

Pleasanton residents are ready to light up downtown with holiday spirit Saturday evening -- if the weather obliges.

Thursday, 5:51 PM | 5 comments
Traveling artists opening exhibit in Livermore

The "Tri-Valley Traveling Artists," led by longtime Pleasanton art instructor Charlotte Severin, are hosting an exhibit of their works painted while on location on the Mendocino coast now through Dec. 30 in Livermore.

Thursday, 5:24 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: Did a bunny book really lead to Dublin superintendent's ouster?

It's difficult to believe that it took that long to find three documents. It's easier to believe it took that long to figure out how to hide a multitude of other documents via one of the plethora of exceptions to disclosure ...

Thursday, 5:00 PM | 2 comments
News Digest: 2020 Alameda County Fair dates, Ugly sweater stroll downtown & Wreaths Across Pleasanton

Alameda County Fair officials announced this week that they've set the dates for the 2020 fair in Pleasanton. The summer showcase will run for 18 days between June 19 and July 12.

Thursday, 4:56 PM | 4 comments
Livermore: Arts center appoints Chris Carter as new executive director

The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center announced this week that current director of development and communications Chris Carter will take over as the organization's executive director in February.

Thursday, 4:08 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Livermore couple arrested on suspicion of sex trafficking, tax evasion

Livermore police arrested a local couple suspected of human trafficking and money laundering on Wednesday morning, following a yearlong investigation into their massage parlor businesses.

Wednesday, 8:58 PM | No comments yet
$290 million Dublin USD bond headed to the ballot

Dublin residents will decide whether to approve a $290 million bond measure for DUSD schools in the upcoming March 2020 election. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved placing the measure on next year's ballot earlier this week.

Wednesday, 8:56 PM | No comments yet
Nominate someone noteworthy for Dublin's Citizen of the Year

Nominations are now being accepted for the city of Dublin's Citizen of the Year and several other civic service awards.

Wednesday, 4:37 PM | No comments yet
Steinle case: SF prosecutors drop conviction for defendant in lieu of federal charges

A San Francisco judge on Wednesday agreed to discharge a state gun conviction from two years ago for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate -- the man who held the pistol that killed Pleasanton native Kate Steinle as she walked on The Embarcadero.

Wednesday, 4:33 PM | 22 comments
Country 'Holidays and Hits' in Livermore

Country acts Lonestar and Phil Vassar will perform "Holidays and Hits," including their own "Not So Silent Night" as well as Christmas standards at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, at the Bankhead Theater.

Wednesday, 3:32 PM | No comments yet
Christina Gray wins Pleasanton Mayor's Award

Christina Gray, a photographer, business owner and author who volunteers her time and skills to a variety of causes throughout the year, has been honored with the 2019 Pleasanton Mayor's Award.

Wednesday, 3:31 PM | 8 comments

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

City Council postpones East Pleasanton Specific Plan debate

The Pleasanton City Council delayed further discussion about the project approach and scope of work for the new East Pleasanton Specific Plan process until next month after a council member was out sick Tuesday.

Tuesday, 10:55 PM | 38 comments
Livermore: Woman killed after walking onto street after car crash

A Livermore woman died after being struck by a vehicle on First Street when she walked back into the roadway moments after crashing her car into the median late last month, according to a department spokesman.

Tuesday, 1:41 PM | No comments yet
Award-winning children's illustrator inspires Livermore students

Award-winning children's book illustrator Christian Robinson paid a visit to Joe Michell K-8 School in Livermore earlier this month, where the San Francisco-based artist captured students' attention.

Tuesday, 1:23 PM | No comments yet
Livermore-Amador Symphony performing free Family Concert

The Livermore-Amador Symphony opens it 57th regular season with "Winter Dreams" at the Bankhead Theater at 8:15 p.m. next Saturday (Dec. 7), and earlier that day will present its Family Concert at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, 1:23 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: NCS needs to use some logic when it comes to De La Salle football

Well, another NCS football championship has come and gone, and it's another where De La Salle cruised to a title. That's right -- 28 straight years that no team entered in the same division as DLS has had a chance to win the title.

Tuesday, 12:54 PM | 1 comment

Monday, December 2, 2019

Movember Shave-off Party returns to Livermore

The fourth annual Movember Shave-off Party, to raise money for cancer research, takes place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday at the Livermore Barber Shop, 2027 Third St. in downtown Livermore.

Monday, 3:43 PM | No comments yet
$1.4 million in grant funding available for local nonprofits

Nonprofits and public groups benefiting the Pleasanton and Livermore communities are encouraged to apply for more than $1.4 million in grant funding that will be available in the new fiscal year 2020-21.

Monday, 3:41 PM | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: Axis helps residents meet new state health law

Californians must have health insurance coverage starting Jan. 1 or face penalties when we pay our 2020 state income taxes in 2021.

Monday, 3:39 PM | 1 comment
Awards Corner: Ex-mayor Floyd Mori, Dublin's Valor Crossing, Senator Glazer

Former Pleasanton mayor and state assemblyman S. Floyd Mori was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the OCA Asian Pacific Islander American Advocates Utah during a ceremony Nov. 9 in West Valley City, Utah.

Monday, 3:37 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Naik named Pleasanton's new teen poet laureate

Pleasanton's new teen poet laureate, Kanchan Naik, poses with the City Council after being recognized during a ceremony on Nov. 19 that included Naik reciting her original poem "not a writer" and offering brief remarks.

Sunday, 3:49 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Alexander Mehran Sr., transforming San Ramon

The result of Mehran's contributions to the region's evolving landscape was among the reasons he received the 2019 Tri-Valley Heroes Lifetime Achievement award.

Sunday, 3:45 PM | No comments yet
Niles Canyon Railway launches 2019 Train of Lights

The train is out of the station. Niles Canyon Railway has brought back its annual Train of Lights for the holiday season -- and last week, we got a sneak peek.

Sunday, 11:34 AM | 2 comments
Zone 7 applies for $500,000 grant from state

Zone 7 Water Agency is turning to the state and applying for a $500,000 grant that would help achieve their goals for safeguarding and preserving the Livermore-Amador Valley water supply.

Sunday, 11:26 AM | 1 comment
Patelco headquarters move to Dublin this month

Patelco Credit Union is moving its headquarters from Pleasanton to Dublin in early December to house its expanding workforce.

Sunday, 11:14 AM | No comments yet

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