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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Valley Views: A take on giving

People tell Ron Sutton they admire him for giving so much to the Pleasanton community. But Ron does not see himself as only a giver because he finds it so rewarding ...

Thursday, 11:20 PM | No comments yet
Declining enrollment = declining revenue

Following a two-year stretch of leniency, Tri-Valley school districts face a potentially significant drop in revenue next year as funding is readjusted to match current enrollment and attendance...

Thursday, 6:58 PM | 5 comments
Tri-Valley real estate preview 2022

Just as the continuing drought means warm days ahead, an ongoing drought in Pleasanton real estate means more hot market conditions. The heat comes from another year of limited choices for homebuyers throughout the area...

Thursday, 6:44 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: Apply online for library access | Volunteer advocates needed for Haven | Vacant seat on Commission on Aging

Tri-Valley residents can now apply for an Alameda County Library eCard or have a Welcome Card mailed directly to their home. Members can stream art and craft classes through Creative Bug... See that and more in this week's News Digest.

Thursday, 6:43 PM | No comments yet
Welcome the Year of the Tiger this weekend in Livermore

Everyone is invited to welcome the Year of the Tiger at a free Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, presented by Livermore Arts at the Bankhead Plaza in front of the theater in downtown Livermore.

Thursday, 4:09 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Wine & Valentines for Museum on Main

Museum on Main's 15th annual Wines & Valentines fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 to include live and silent auctions, a Fund-A-Need drive and games. The benefit will be virtual again due to the pandemic...

Wednesday, 11:42 PM | No comments yet
Future is still unclear for Pleasanton Unified's STEAM and Horizon preschool programs

Things have improved for Horizon Early Education Center and STEAM Preschool since attendance fees were raised nearly six months ago, but it is unclear how long Pleasanton Unified School District will be able to operate both programs.

Wednesday, 11:40 PM | No comments yet
Guest Opinion: California leads, but where is it going?

Politicians, particularly Gov. Gavin Newsom, are fond of touting California policies and programs as the nation's first and/or foremost.

Wednesday, 6:02 PM | No comments yet
Newsom injects $6.1B to speed shift to zero-emission vehicles

Standing outside the Ford Greenfield Labs in Palo Alto on Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke about his vision for fast forwarding the state's zero-emissions economy and climate goals.

Wednesday, 6:01 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton teen brings drag culture to the Tri-Valley

A 17-year-old senior at Amador Valley High School is introducing new audiences to drag culture by organizing and hosting monthly drag show events in Dublin.

Wednesday, 5:55 PM | 4 comments

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

What's in the California paid sick leave deal for workers and businesses?

California workers will soon again have access to as much as two weeks paid time off for COVID-19-related sick leave, under a deal announced on Tuesday by the governor and legislative leaders.

Tuesday, 9:36 PM | No comments yet
Zone 7 receives increased water allocation for 2022; mandatory conservation still in effect

Zone 7 Water Agency announced last week that an increased water allocation of 15% will be given for this year from the State Water Project, up from the initial 0% given by state officials last month.

Tuesday, 7:59 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Unified cabinet learning the ropes on interest-based bargaining

The Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees is beginning to learn more about a new approach to navigating negotiations between school administrators and staff members.

Tuesday, 7:12 PM | 5 comments
Tricks, tumbles, high-tech effects in Livermore

The Peking Acrobats have been featured on television shows and specials since 1986 and now they are coming to the Bankhead Theater at 8 p.m. next Friday (Feb. 4).

Tuesday, 6:17 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Amador girls' soccer team keeping up with historically dominant teams

The East Bay Athletic League soccer race can be a grind and right now, the Amador Valley High girls' soccer team is making a statement. In a league traditionally dominated by Carondelet and Danville schools, the Dons are hanging in...

Tuesday, 6:13 PM | No comments yet

Monday, January 24, 2022

Former Pleasanton police sergeant charged with DUI murder in Tuolumne County

A man who worked for years as a sergeant with the Pleasanton Police Department is facing a murder charge and other felony counts after authorities allege he was drunk when he caused a fatal collision near Sonora last week.

Monday, 11:49 PM | No comments yet
Former Pleasanton city manager Fialho takes on CEO role with new nonprofit

Former Pleasanton city manager and longtime community leader Nelson Fialho is stepping up to serve as interim CEO of the recently formed Three Valleys Community Foundation (3VCF), officials with the nonprofit announced on Monday.

Monday, 10:46 PM | 1 comment
Wait Wait -- it's Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal, host of the popular "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell me!" show broadcast weekly on NPR, will be at the Bankhead Theater at 8 p.m. this Friday (Jan. 28).

Monday, 3:20 PM | No comments yet
Business Briefs: CooperCompanies' $1.6B deal | Topcon expands in Livermore | Shaq at Medea opening

San Ramon-based medical device firm CooperCompanies recently signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire reproductive sciences company Generate Life Sciences for $1.6 billion in a deal.

Monday, 2:52 PM | No comments yet
Sierra snow levels still above average, more storms predicted first week of February

The National Weather Service in Sacramento tweeted Sunday that, despite California having a mostly dry January, snow depth and snow water content 'is looking good and still running above average for this time of year.'

Monday, 2:47 PM | No comments yet
Residents displaced after house fire in Pleasanton

An early morning fire on Monday displaced the residents of a Pleasanton home, fire officials said. The blaze started in the garage of the home in the 5200 block of Pleasant Hill Road...

Monday, 1:27 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Livermore council to host second public hearing on redistricting

Livermore City Council is set to host its second public hearing to receive an update on the city's redistricting efforts and receive public input the composition of City Council voting districts and communities of interest.

Sunday, 7:33 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Two Firehouse shows canceled

The Firehouse Arts Center has announced that two of its upcoming shows have been canceled due to the surge in Covid-19 cases.

Saturday, 6:10 PM | No comments yet
Guest Opinion: California politicos now talking tough on crime

It is amusing -- and a little pathetic -- to see California's liberal politicians slide to the right in response to an upsurge in crime.

Saturday, 5:31 PM | 2 comments

Friday, January 21, 2022

Arrest made in connection with a series of sexual batteries

A Livermore man has been arrested in connection with a series of sexual batteries involving female joggers near the running trail on East Avenue and Vasco Road over the past two months.

Friday, 2:29 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 20, 2022

City alerts residents about increased coyote sightings at Dublin park

The City of Dublin issued a civic alert this week, warning residents and parkgoers of an uptick in coyote sightings at and around Emerald Glen Park.

Thursday, 6:34 PM | No comments yet
COVID surge's impact on schools

A new variant of COVID, omicron, made the first week of school following the winter break more than a little challenging.

Thursday, 4:45 PM | No comments yet
'No Sunday games' rule out: Mad dash to get basketball games played by Feb. 12

As of Jan. 15, each basketball team in the EBAL should have played four of their 13 scheduled league games. Due to COVID protocol, that was nowhere close to happening as teams are struggling to get games played.

Thursday, 4:39 PM | No comments yet
Livermore police recover stolen cars, property during arrests at SF Premium Outlets

Suspects believed to be part of an organized retail theft ring were arrested by Livermore police officers earlier this week, according to a statement from the department shared on Twitter.

Thursday, 4:34 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Muslim Community Center to host COVID test site

Pleasanton's Muslim Community Center-East Bay will offer no-cost COVID-19 testing through at least mid-February in an effort to reduce the strain on local testing sites during the region's omicron surge.

Wednesday, 4:05 PM | 1 comment
Alameda County DA warns against at-home COVID test price gouging

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley has issued a warning that her office will be vigilant in investigating and prosecuting cases of price gouging in the sale of at-home COVID-19 tests following Governor Gavin Newsom's recen

Wednesday, 3:31 PM | 2 comments
Downtown split proposed for Pleasanton election map

Pleasanton's downtown area could be represented by two city council members in the future, an idea also floated for another area at the Pleasanton City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 12:35 PM | 5 comments

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Alameda County Sheriff candidates talk jail deaths, government mandates in forum

Three contenders competing to become Alameda County's next sheriff faced off in a virtual forum earlier this month hosted by community group Livermore Indivisible.

Tuesday, 7:55 PM | No comments yet
Newsom's $50 million opioids education pledge comes as colleges warn of risks

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed spending $50 million on youth opioids education, funding that comes as colleges are grappling with how to best protect students and train them in overdose prevention.

Tuesday, 7:37 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa supes mandate electricity in new construction

New homes and buildings in unincorporated Contra Costa County will be powered by electricity instead of natural gas, the county Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday.

Tuesday, 7:29 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton switches to renewable energy

Pleasanton residents and businesses will start receiving greener electricity from East Bay Community Energy, their new local energy provider, this month. Last year the city chose to set EBCE as the city's default electricity option.

Tuesday, 7:28 PM | No comments yet
Suspects in 'sleight-of-hand' jewelry thefts targeting seniors arrested by SRPD

The San Ramon Police Department announced today that they had taken into custody two suspects they believe are responsible for a series of jewelry thefts using "sleight of hand techniques," targeting seniors in San Ramon.

Tuesday, 7:27 PM | No comments yet

Monday, January 17, 2022

Council agenda: District map hearing, final Housing Element site vote

The Pleasanton City Council is scheduled to revisit and potentially vote on several items during their regular meeting on Tuesday, including approval of the 2023-31 Housing Element and a public hearing on proposed local elections.

Monday, 7:21 PM | No comments yet
154 acres of open space on Mount Diablo permanently protected

After 15 years in the making, the group Save Mount Diablo successfully bought a $1.04 million conservation easement to forever protect 154 acres of open space on Mount Diablo's North Peak this week.

Monday, 3:52 PM | No comments yet
Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect

Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers.

Monday, 3:38 PM | No comments yet
Learn about suicide prevention hotline assembly bill

NAMI Tri-Valley is hosting a virtual event Thursday to learn about AB988, a bill that will create a new three-digit phone line for suicide prevention and local emergency response for individuals in mental health crisis.

Monday, 3:37 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Chorale holding auditions

Valley Concert Chorale is looking for new members for its chorus, which has been in existence for more than 50 years.

Sunday, 6:52 PM | No comments yet
City Village project set to break ground at Bishop Ranch

Following months of hearings and deliberations at San Ramon Planning Commission and City Council meetings, developers are one step closer to completing the long-discussed City Village project.

Sunday, 6:50 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton Community Page on Facebook -- a bright light of social media

Pleasanton resident and businesswoman Sandy Schneider founded the Pleasanton Community Group/Page to provide a forum for residents to interact and share constructive information about local news, events and topics in a positive way.

Sunday, 6:50 PM | 2 comments

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