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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

'Magic Shadows' at the Bankhead

A finalist on season eight of "America's Got Talent," shadow dance company Catapult Entertainment will bring its imaginative art form to the Bankhead Theater with "Magic Shadows," a show by five female and three male dancers who create and project silhouettes in a combination of shadow dance, storytelling and living sculpture.

Wednesday, 4:01 PM | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: Time to help Milfleur's Terri Carlson

Terri Carlson, owner of Milfleur in downtown Pleasanton, suffered a stroke March 12, the second but the most severe of two strokes she's had. Although doctors speculate that she could face many months of rehabilitation, she recovered more quickly before. Let's hope she'll do so again.

Wednesday, 3:59 PM | No comments yet
Goodguys set for 36th All American Get-Together

The Alameda County Fairgrounds are ready to be taken over by classic car and hot rod fanatics this weekend as the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association's 36th All American Get-Together returns to Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 3:38 PM | No comments yet
We the People: Amador Valley, Foothill teams gearing up for nationals

For the first time ever, both We the People competitive civics teams from Pleasanton's rival high schools are headed to nationals in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, 3:30 PM | No comments yet
City Council picks Tri-Valley Rep as new Firehouse theater company

The Firehouse Arts Center will have a new resident theater company starting in the summer after the Pleasanton City Council approved of switching to Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre as the lead theatrical producer at the city-owned downtown entertainment venue.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Baker honors local educator as district Woman of the Year

Pleasanton resident and School of Imagination and Happy Talkers founder Charlene Sigman has been selected by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) as Woman of the Year for the 16th Assembly District.

Tuesday, 5:33 PM | 1 comment
Jazz at Inklings on Friday

The Pleasanton Jazz Society, shown in November at Inklings playing Gershwin's "Summertime" with Guido Fazio on tenor sax, Matt Finders on bass, Kelly Fasman on drums and James Hall on keyboard, is giving another concert at 7 p.m. this Friday (March 23) at the same venue on Main Street.

Tuesday, 2:12 PM | No comments yet
Zone 7 board to consider hiring new general manager

The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors is set to consider a proposed contract with the top candidate recommended to become the agency's new general manager Wednesday night.

Tuesday, 2:10 PM | 2 comments
Coroner IDs young woman killed in Highway 84 crash

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau has identified the young woman killed in a head-on collision on Highway 84 in Livermore on Friday morning as Stockton resident Abigail Garcia.

Tuesday, 12:53 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Foothill mourning loss of one of their own

Often we get too caught up in the pettiness of daily life to step back, take a breath and put things in the proper perspective. Such was the case last week when the Foothill High community lost one of their own when Scott Kienhofer passed away after a battle with cancer.

Tuesday, 12:08 PM | No comments yet

Monday, March 19, 2018

Police identify suspect in Chevron store robbery

Pleasanton police on Monday confirmed that a man arrested in connection with a Dublin robbery earlier this month is also their suspect for a robbery at the Chevron convenience store on Hopyard Road last month.

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Commission OKs redesign plans for Fire Station No. 3

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department's Station No. 3 is on track for a complete overhaul starting in the months ahead after the Pleasanton Planning Commission last week approved design plans for reconstructing the decades-old fire station on Santa Rita Road.

Monday, 4:19 PM | 5 comments
Friends of Library offering great buys this weekend

The library will have deals galore at its spring book and media sale this weekend, given by Friends of the Pleasanton Library.

Monday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet
Judge schedules early trial on civil rights lawsuit by pregnant Santa Rita Jail inmates

A federal judge in San Francisco Thursday set a fast-track schedule with a jury trial as soon as June on a civil rights lawsuit in which pregnant Alameda County jail inmates claim they are mistreated.

Monday, 1:50 PM | No comments yet
City Council to consider replacing Firehouse theater troupe

The Pleasanton City Council is set to debate switching to Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre as the city's lead theatrical production company for the Firehouse Arts Center on Tuesday night.

Monday, 1:50 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Young woman killed in crash on Highway 84

A 20-year-old woman who wasn't wearing her seatbelt died in a collision Friday morning in Livermore, police said.

Sunday, 6:16 PM | No comments yet
Jane Austen onstage at Bankhead

Aquila Theatre of New York is bringing its signature style to Jane Austen's classic romantic tale of two very different sisters' uneven path to love in "Sense and Sensibility" at a single performance at 7:30 p.m this Thursday at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

Sunday, 6:10 PM | No comments yet
Well-attended music fundraiser supports Pleasanton schools

Local nonprofit PLAY's fundraising concert raised more than $10,000 in cash and goods for PPIE, with more than 350 people filling the Harvest Park Middle School multipurpose room for the March 4 event.

Sunday, 6:09 PM | No comments yet
Local Rotarians collecting to end polio

Tri-Valley Rotarians are holding an End Polio Now campaign during March and April to collect donations to end the paralyzing disease throughout the world.

Sunday, 6:09 PM | 1 comment
State could be heading for dry year in 2018

Much less rainfall than normal has fallen in the last five months in the San Francisco Bay Area, and while there is no immediate danger of drought, the area and the state could see a dry year in 2018, weather experts said Friday.

Sunday, 6:08 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Editorial: Telling the difference between news stories and opinions

The Weekly's "Pleasanton Preps" columnist, Dennis Miller, wrote last week about a situation in which a set of parents did an investigation of Amador Valley High School girls varsity basketball coach Al Chavira, which led to his being placed on leave. Other team parents felt the "dirt" dug up was benign and requested the coach's reinstatement.

Thursday, 4:24 PM | 4 comments
Singing something different

A madrigal by Bach -- no, not Johannes, but his alleged son, P.D.Q. -- sets the stage for a side-splitting evening of songs as the Mission Peak Chamber Singers present, "And Now for Something Completely Different."

Thursday, 4:22 PM | No comments yet
'The Music Man Jr.' coming to Pleasanton

Seventy-six trombones will march cross the stage at the Firehouse Arts Center, from March 16-25, when "The Music Man Jr." is presented by Pleasanton Civic Arts Stage Company in partnership with Bay Area Children's Theatre.

Thursday, 4:17 PM | 1 comment
News Digest: BART to Livermore, Get your passport, St. Pat's Brew Crawl

With the BART Board of Directors soon to select a preferred Livermore extension option, the Pleasanton City Council voted last week to endorse its top choice: conventional BART rail down the Interstate 580 median to a new station near the Isabel Avenue intersection.

Thursday, 4:01 PM | No comments yet
Coaches for the ages

Lou Cesario at Amador and Angelo Scavone at Foothill are two of the longest-tenured coaches in Pleasanton, both bringing a passion to the sport and to their teams.

Thursday, 3:53 PM | 3 comments

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Emerald Isle next door

Put on your green and make a visit to Dublin this weekend -- Dublin, California, that is -- for its annual St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

Wednesday, 2:09 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton students rally for gun reform on National School Walkout Day

About 1,000 Foothill students joined others around the Tri-Valley and the country in walking out of class Wednesday morning to support gun reform and to commemorate the victims of the Parkland school shooting.

Wednesday, 1:31 PM | 133 comments
Chorale presenting 'The Eternal Rose'

The Valley Concert Chorale is continuing its Season of Roses with a collection of moving choral pieces in its March concert, "The Eternal Rose," at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 1:28 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton hosting Senior Transit Fair

The city of Pleasanton is holding its annual Senior Transit Fair this Friday (March 16) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center at 5353 Sunol Blvd.

Wednesday, 10:28 AM | No comments yet
Zone 7 awards $44M in contracts for ozonation project

The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors unanimously approved three contracts worth just over $44 million with outside firms for the ozone filtration project at the Del Valle Water Treatment Plant.

Wednesday, 10:28 AM | No comments yet
School board talks future enrollment projections

The Pleasanton school board received and talked over the annual demographer's report and seven-year enrollment projections Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 8:35 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Remembering Foothill senior Scott Kienhofer

The Foothill High School community is mourning the death of senior Scott Kienhofer, who died Sunday after battling cancer.

Tuesday, 9:17 PM | 2 comments
Police: Man arrested in Dublin robbery linked to other crimes in area

Local authorities arrested a Concord man last week on suspicion of robbing a Dublin convenience store, and they believe the 27-year-old could be tied to other hold-ups in the area.

Tuesday, 2:03 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton Preps: Amador pitcher Williams throws perfect game

Amador Valley softball pitcher Danielle Williams threw a perfect game in the Dons' 5-0 victory over College Park last Saturday, one of two wins for Amador that day.

Tuesday, 10:48 AM | No comments yet

Monday, March 12, 2018

Get your game on in Livermore

The Livermore Public Library is hosting a board game night at Eight Bridges Brewing as part of its 20s & 30s Programs, from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. The program is free and no registration is required.

Monday, 9:41 PM | No comments yet
BART board approves 39 proposals to strengthen police oversight

Dozens of recommendations were recently approved by the BART Board of Directors to improve the BART Citizen Oversight Model for BART police, officials with the agency said Friday.

Monday, 5:10 PM | No comments yet
Work beginning on new Dublin police headquarters

Dublin officials are set to hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week for the city's new police headquarters, just down the road from the Dublin Civic Center.

Monday, 5:07 PM | 2 comments
Local candidate list for June primary rounding into shape

Last Friday marked the initial deadline for candidates hoping to win election to various positions on the June 5 primary ballot for Pleasanton.

Monday, 2:49 PM | 5 comments
School board to discuss student enrollment projections

The Pleasanton school board is set to review and consider the fall 2017 demographers' report Tuesday night.

Monday, 12:11 PM | 4 comments

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Alameda County Fair announces 2018 concert lineup

Classic rockers Blue Oyster Cult, 38 Special and War, country music stars LeAnn Rimes and Clay Walker, hit-makers Shaggy and Sir Mix-a-Lot and Bay Area products En Vogue and Smash Mouth are all set to bring their talents to the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton this summer.

Sunday, 7:54 PM | 2 comments
Man accused of firing gun, threatening Livermore PD officers

Police in Livermore on Friday arrested a man for allegedly firing a gun and threatening officers.

Sunday, 4:14 PM | No comments yet
Valley View: Art lesson follows the masters

The second-grade students in Celeste Nava's dual immersion class at Valley View Elementary School were busy recently recreating artistic masterpieces. The art materials were awarded to the class as part of a grant, "Spectacular STEM Art!"

Sunday, 3:52 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton watercolorist set for art demonstration

Pleasanton artist Charlotte Severin will share her joy and expertise with yupo paper at Monday's meeting of Pleasanton Art League/Livermore Art Association. The gathering is free and open to the public. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Building, 4455 Black Ave.

Sunday, 3:51 PM | No comments yet

Friday, March 9, 2018

National Guard aviators training coming to Dublin

National Guard aviation units from western and southwestern states are coming to Dublin for the next few weeks for their annual training in conjunction with nearby civilian agencies.

Friday, 3:07 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Local rabbi's 'Acoustic Blessings' debut concert set for Sunday

Rabbi Larry Milder, who has earned a national following among fans of new Jewish music for his whimsical ballads and flat-picking guitar style, will debut his album "Acoustic Blessings" at a CD Release Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, where he is rabbi.

Thursday, 5:33 PM | 1 comment
Heritage Film Project focuses on Pleasanton POW

Milt Feldman, now approaching 94, is revisiting the fraught events of his World War II experience in a trailer for a documentary being created by the Heritage Film Project, which filmed at his Pleasanton home in January.

Thursday, 5:33 PM | No comments yet
Baker & Glazer: Together again on issues

It's been said that as California goes, so goes the country. If that's true and based on last week's 15th town hall by State Senator Steve Glazer, a Democrat, and Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, there's hope that the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and the president will yet see eye-to-eye on some bipartisan legislation.

Thursday, 5:10 PM | No comments yet
Harringtons hosting first Public Art Walk of season

Nancy and Gary Harrington are again hosting their Public Art Walk series, with this year's event kicking off this Saturday with an informative walk along downtown.

Thursday, 5:06 PM | No comments yet
Livermore Valley Opera presenting Verdi's 'A Masked Ball'

A tragic love triangle and a sinister conspiracy -- mixed with jealousy, betrayal, guilt and forgiveness -- describes Verdi's "A Masked Ball," the March production of the Livermore Valley Opera at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore from March 10-18.

Thursday, 5:04 PM | No comments yet
Castlewood murders: 10 years later

The news that at least one person had been murdered at a home in Castlewood sent shockwaves through the Pleasanton community when it broke the morning of March 14, 2008.

Thursday, 4:56 PM | 1 comment

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How Well Is Your High School Preparing Your Student for College
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Time to help Milfleur’s Terri Carlson, who is recovering from a stroke
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