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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Bauer-Kahan to hold midweek virtual office hours

Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) is set to host midweek virtual office hours to help constituents struggling with their unemployment benefits on Wednesday morning (Aug. 5), from 10 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday, 9:34 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Fairgrounds expanding drive-in entertainment

The Alameda County Fairgrounds is doubling down on the drive-up entertainment model this summer.

Tuesday, 6:09 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton PD promotes three new supervisors

The Pleasanton Police Department recently elevated three employees in its latest round of promotions from among the ranks of its sworn police force.

Tuesday, 4:32 PM | No comments yet
Livermore sets community workshop on East Avenue safety next week

The city of Livermore is hosting its first virtual workshop to receive community input on the East Avenue Corridor Study via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12.

Tuesday, 1:56 PM | No comments yet

Monday, August 3, 2020

Foothill teams up with LPFD for documentary about prescription drug safety

Responding to a rise in opioid deaths and overdoses among young adults over the past several years, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and several local organizations have banded together to create "Teenage Rx" about drug abuse.

Monday, 9:54 PM | 1 comment
Virtual Tri-Valley Career Fair explores industry insights this week

The Tri-Valley Career Fair, a student-created event, is now welcoming high-schoolers to learn about career paths this week.

Monday, 6:21 PM | No comments yet
ACSO: Woman charged with murder 32 years after newborn found dead in bag in Castro Valley

A 52-year-old woman is in custody and has been charged with murder for allegedly killing her newborn boy and leaving him in a bag in Castro Valley more than 30 years ago, Alameda County sheriff's officials said Monday.

Monday, 6:13 PM | No comments yet
Livermore: Police seek public's help to identify four subjects in suspicious death investigation

Police are continuing to investigate the suspicious death of a Livermore man whose body was found in a local hotel room in May, and they released new photographs on Monday of four people they want to identify in the unsolved case.

Monday, 5:38 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton city staff advocate more capital improvement projects

The Pleasanton City Council will hold public hearings on three different matters of interest during their virtual meeting on Tuesday night, starting 7 p.m.

Monday, 1:22 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Pleasanton: Patient criteria change for COVID-19 regional testing site at fairgrounds

The COVID-19 regional testing site at the Alameda County Fairgrounds will be introducing new criteria to determine residents eligible to receive the assessment, effective Monday morning.

Sunday, 9:01 PM | 2 comments
Crews contain 5-acre brush fire in Pleasanton

A brush fire in the 9400 block of Blessing Drive in Pleasanton has been completely contained after burning just over five acres, Cal Fire said Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, 8:20 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County supervisors send new sales tax proposal to November ballot

Alameda County residents will decide in November whether they want to pay an additional half-cent on top of the current 9.25% sales tax in the county.

Sunday, 8:08 PM | 7 comments
Bobcat Bridge at Sycamore Grove Park reopens for use

Though originally slated to take several weeks, repairs on the Bobcat Bridge at Sycamore Grove Park in Livermore were recently completed in just several days.

Sunday, 7:05 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: Applicants sought for unscheduled Planning Commission vacancy

The Dublin Planning Commission has an unscheduled vacancy after Planning Commissioner Scott Mittan resigned last month, and is seeking a replacement with a term expiring in December 2022.

Sunday, 5:30 PM | No comments yet

Friday, July 31, 2020

Candidate lists for Tri-Valley local elections start to shape up

The candidate lists for local elections in the Tri-Valley are beginning to come into view with one week left before the candidacy nomination deadline, including crowded contests developing for Pleasanton city and school ballots.

Friday, 6:10 PM | No comments yet
Prosecutors allege Alameda County sheriff's technician smuggled meth to jail inmate

An Alameda County Sheriff's Office technician was charged this week with multiple felony counts for allegedly smuggling methamphetamine and a cellphone to an inmate currently in Santa Rita Jail in Dublin for a murder case.

Friday, 2:32 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Pleasanton hair salon protests to reopen

Workers from a Pleasanton hair salon were among a small group of hair stylists and salon owners who protested to reopen their businesses at the Alameda County Public Health Department in Oakland last week.

Thursday, 5:07 PM | 14 comments
MADD sponsoring painting event

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Northern California is holding an evening for supporters to take paintbrushes in hand and follow an instructor to create their own individual works of art.

Thursday, 4:37 PM | No comments yet
Amador student makes 3D-printed face shields

Austin Chen is distributing face shields as part of the Pleasanton teen's effort to create face shields for health care workers, seniors and other residents using 3D-printing technology.

Thursday, 4:37 PM | No comments yet
Take Us Along (home edition)

This summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Weekly invites you to pose with your newspaper at home, around town or if you take a day trip. Here's the collection we got this month...

Thursday, 4:36 PM | No comments yet
County Board of Education welcomes two new trustees, appoints president

The Alameda County Board of Education underwent some recent reorganization after appointing Trustee Aisha Knowles, who represents western Dublin on the county Board of Education, as president of the board earlier this month.

Thursday, 4:25 PM | No comments yet
Mountains, markets and new friends

When the Frey family left Pleasanton for two years of teaching and attending school in Kazakhstan, they didn't know they would have to factor in a coronavirus...

Thursday, 2:59 PM | 3 comments
Former Pleasanton police chief Spiller named interim in Menlo Park

Former Pleasanton police chief David Spiller will come out of retirement to take over as Menlo Park interim chief Friday. He replaces Chief Dave Bertini who announced his resignation in the middle of a council meeting on police reform.

Thursday, 12:02 PM | 22 comments

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Amador Valley alum spearheads project focused on improving hockey players

SportVue, an independent tech startup focused on sports equipment, has launched a new product called HockeyVue, which trains players to remain focused on the puck and game action.

Wednesday, 10:49 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: East Bay SPCA gets grant to help senior dogs

Senior dogs have something to wag their tails about this summer: The Grey Muzzle Organization has announced that East Bay SPCA has won a grant to help at-risk older dogs.

Wednesday, 10:48 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: City Permit Center appointments, TV30 news shows, LARPD meeting time change & Downtown grants

TV30 is airing the latest episode of the news interview program "Supervisor's Report," featuring host Catharine Baker (remotely) interviewing local Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley along with special guest Dr. Nicholas Moss.

Wednesday, 6:39 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton HVAC company acquired by Georgia firm

Service Champions North, a leading Bay Area HVAC service company based in Pleasanton with multiple offices in Northern California, was recently acquired by nationwide firm Wrench Group, LLC.

Wednesday, 6:29 PM | No comments yet
Face mask incident involving campaigners causes stir at farmers' market

People campaigning for a local congressional candidate caused a stir by not wearing face masks at the Pleasanton Farmers' Market earlier this month.

Wednesday, 5:57 PM | 32 comments
DUSD Board Trustee Amy Miller will not seek re-election

The Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees will have at least one new member after the November general election, with Trustee Amy Miller announcing that she will not seek re-election.

Wednesday, 1:24 PM | 4 comments

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Trustee Jamie Yee running to retain seat on Pleasanton school board

Pleasanton Unified School District Trustee Jamie Yee is the second incumbent to seek another four-year term on the school board, running for one of three open seats in the Nov. 3 election.

Tuesday, 10:41 PM | 15 comments
Dublin Unified honors retiring staff members

Dublin Unified School District recently honored nearly 70 staff members for their long-term commitment to the district and its students.

Tuesday, 10:27 PM | No comments yet
Livermore winery replacing blend as part of #endSupremacy initiative

Nottingham Cellars in Livermore is discontinuing its flagship red blend, Supremacy, upon deciding that the name is insensitive to the Black community. The winemaking team is working to develop a successor product.

Tuesday, 4:03 PM | 17 comments
Editorial: Experiment aimed at improving tone and dialogue on our Town Square forum

Beginning Saturday, Aug. 1, participation in PleasantonWeekly.com's popular Town Square reader forum will be limited to those who register on the site with their name and email address.

Tuesday, 2:20 PM | 17 comments
Brush fire shuts down part of Highway 84

Motorists in the Tri-Valley area are being warned to avoid Highway 84 after a brush fire broke out just off of Niles Canyon Road in rural Alameda County earlier Tuesday.

Tuesday, 1:05 PM | No comments yet
Agitators vandalize county courthouse, police department in Oakland

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf chastised people who attended a protest over the weekend for vandalizing a police station and attempting to set the René C. Davidson Courthouse on fire.

Tuesday, 11:59 AM | 1 comment
Pleasanton Preps: Youth sports leagues show resolve while searching for path forward

I have been impressed with the resolve most of the youth sports groups have shown throughout the pandemic. Some have been able to run camps following strict social distancing guidelines.

Tuesday, 11:37 AM | No comments yet

Monday, July 27, 2020

Livermore school district proclaims success for remote-learning programs during summer

After completing the summer school session for K-12, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District has declared success for its remote-learning model.

Monday, 8:43 PM | No comments yet
'We need you.' Tri-Valley female students recognized for STEM achievements

The Sandia Women's Connection Math and Science Awards honored 26 female high-schoolers, including a handful from the Tri-Valley, for their accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Monday, 8:33 PM | No comments yet
Sen. Glazer calls for a second lockdown for most of California

Tri-Valley State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) is leaning on Gov. Gavin Newsom to enact another shelter-in-place policy for most parts of California until the COVID-19 virus is under control.

Monday, 8:19 PM | 16 comments
Swalwell to co-chair newly formed Critical Materials Caucus

Tri-Valley Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) announced the formation of a new Critical Materials Caucus and introduced legislation for student loan forgiveness this month.

Monday, 5:20 PM | No comments yet
Livermore mayor zooms in on city's COVID-19 response during virtual State of the City speech

"This is different than I ever imagined," Livermore Mayor John Marchand said after removing his face mask to deliver his final State of the City address, remotely via the video conferencing platform Zoom last week.

Monday, 3:25 PM | 3 comments

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Tri-Valley man elected to NorCal PGA Hall of Fame

Al Krueger, retired golf professional from Round Hill Country Club in Alamo, is being inducted into the Northern California Section of the PGA of America (NCPGA) Hall of Fame.

Sunday, 6:56 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Second Alameda County sheriff's employee dies of COVID-19

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office confirmed over the weekend that technician Valerie Leon had become the second employee of the department to die from COVID-19 complications.

Saturday, 5:11 PM | 3 comments

Friday, July 24, 2020

Parent volunteer, high-tech worker Chong Wang running for Pleasanton school board

Chong Wang is the latest local resident to seek one of three open seats on the Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 3 election.

Friday, 4:27 PM | 17 comments
Hope Hospice hosting webinar on 'Five Wishes' medical treatment document

Hope Hospice in Dublin will be presenting a free webinar about "Five Wishes," a document that helps communicate a person's choices about levels of life-sustaining medical treatment in the event of incapacitation or possible death.

Friday, 1:28 PM | No comments yet
County sheriff's deputy, Tri-Valley native Oscar Rocha dies from COVID-19

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is mourning Deputy Oscar Rocha, a nearly 25-year department veteran from Danville who died on Thursday evening from complications caused by COVID-19.

Friday, 12:52 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Former Pleasanton banker appointed to lead California Pollution Control Financing Authority

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma recently appointed former Pleasanton banker Nancee Robles as executive director of the California Pollution Control Financing Authority.

Thursday, 5:26 PM | 1 comment
Dublin student launches podcast to address mental health issues amid pandemic

Ever since schools were shut down in mid-March as a result of the rapid spread of COVID-19, students in the Tri-Valley and across the nation and globe have been left in a state of uncertainty.

Thursday, 5:25 PM | No comments yet
BART board told COVID-19 resurgence is hurting budget further

BART officials told the agency's Board of Directors on Thursday that the Bay Area's COVID-19 coronavirus resurgence has BART already falling behind on its revenue projections for fiscal year 2021, which began July 1.

Thursday, 5:22 PM | 16 comments
Four Foothill girls share passion for the arts

Late last year, four Foothill High freshmen realized they wanted to help younger students express themselves through writing and drawing.

Thursday, 4:06 PM | No comments yet
Valley Views: Setting goals, tracking accomplishments

Here we are, heading into Week 545 of sheltering in place. How are you feeling? I mean emotionally. If you are running a fever, have no sense of taste, and your joints ache, that is another grim subject.

Thursday, 3:51 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: Consider running for local elected office

As we've said before this time of year, contested elections are invaluable. They enhance the public discourse around vital local issues and better engage and educate the electorate.

Thursday, 2:53 PM | 4 comments

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