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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Livermore: Small vegetation fire burns near I-580

A small vegetation fire in the area of Airway Boulevard and Isabel Avenue in Livermore that was reported at 3:26 p.m. Friday was contained quickly and didn't cause any injuries or road closures, a Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department spokesman said.

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News digest: Your Muslim Neighbor, AAUW Fall Kick Off & App Challenge

"Tri-Valley Muslims want their neighbors to know: Please don't fear us." That's the message behind the Muslim Community Center of the East Bay's luncheon and Your Muslim Neighbor events, to have the public step inside a mosque and to clear up misconceptions about the faith.

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Tri-Valley interfaith community picnic this weekend

Interfaith Interconnect of the Tri-Valley is holding its sixth annual potluck picnic this Saturday in recognition of International Day of Peace.

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Tim Talk: Downtown Livermore debate heats up

The Friends of Livermore just made this fall's election season even more interesting. When the Livermore City Council approved the downtown plan this month, the group announced a referendum to overturn the decision.

Thursday, 2:29 PM | 3 comments
Reflections with Pleasanton's Scott Adams

Dressed casually for the summer heat and wearing shades, Scott Adams obviously doesn't mind less attention in the quaint downtown Pleasanton restaurant that he frequents for a tranquil meal during lunch.

Thursday, 2:20 PM | 11 comments
Night of comedy at Bankhead

Ten finalists from the 43nd annual San Francisco Comedy Club Competition will perform in the semifinal rounds at the Bankhead Theater at 8 p.m. this Friday night.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Rhinestone legend: Glen Campbell tribute at Firehouse

Nashville singer Andrew Kahrs will perform "A Salute to the Songs and Career of Glen Campbell" in two shows at the Firehouse Arts Center -- at 8 p.m. this Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Livermore mayor highlights local efforts in State of the City address

The city of Livermore is working together with its community and staff and getting things done, Livermore Mayor John Marchand said at the State of the City and Town Hall address earlier this month.

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Staying Healthy: Helping children heal with crayons

Danville-based nonprofit The Crayon Initiative -- an organization that donates crayons to children's hospitals -- has only been operating for four years, but during that time has seen exponential growth and expects to hit major milestones this year.

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Pleasanton council candidates differ on key city issues at Weekly's forum

The four candidates seeking election to two available seats on the Pleasanton City Council put their best feet forward at a public forum Monday, but not all were in step with the current council's agenda for the next four years.

Wednesday, 1:44 PM | 9 comments

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Council formally rescinds JDEDZ for more environmental analysis

The Pleasanton City Council has voted to cancel its previous Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone approvals and order more environmental review of the rezoning project that would lay the regulatory framework for bringing Costco, two hotels and other businesses to the 40-acre area near the I-580/I-680 interchange.

Tuesday, 10:44 PM | 7 comments
Golf quilt giveaway to benefit First Tee of Tri-Valley

The Pleasanton Fairways Ladies Golf Club is raffling off a handmade quilt, entitled "Sugar Pines," to benefit the First Tee of the Tri-Valley and the PFLGC organizations.

Tuesday, 5:06 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley leaders oppose BART housing bill

Housing and traffic congestion are hot-button issues facing the Bay Area, but one proposed solution currently on the governor's desk has garnered significant opposition from leaders across the Tri-Valley and in other East Bay communities.

Tuesday, 4:39 PM | 7 comments
Congressional App Challenge celebrates students' creativity in STEM

Tri-Valley high school students with tech skills are being called on to create a software application for any platform to compete in the return of U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell's annual Congressional App Challenge.

Tuesday, 3:48 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton PD issues 20 citations to drivers in pedestrian crossing sting

"Pedestrians Don't Have Armor." That's the headline of a recent social media post by the Pleasanton Police Department highlighting officers' recent sting operation targeting drivers who fail to legally yield to walkers in city crosswalks.

Tuesday, 12:08 PM | 9 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Six wins for Foothill girls volleyball last week

It was banner week for the Foothill girls volleyball team as the Falcons ran off a 6-1 mark during a busy last week.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Assembly candidates air positions at Tri-Valley forum

The race to represent Assembly District 16 kicked off the Pleasanton Weekly's election forum series Sunday night, as candidates Catharine Baker and Rebecca Bauer-Kahan met to debate policy and crucial issues in the region.

Monday, 11:20 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton Library's Bookleggers are back

The city of Pleasanton is presenting its annual training for new Booklegger volunteers, which aims to promote a lifelong love of books by reading to students.

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BART board approves new surveillance ordinance

BART's Board of Directors approved a new ordinance governing oversight of surveillance technology as well as a new transit-oriented residential and commercial real estate development near the Lake Merritt Station during a busy meeting Thursday morning in Oakland.

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News digest: PPIE gala, Taste of Pleasanton & Go Green Initiative

The Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation invites community members to a "Night of the Stars" gala on Oct. 12.

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Staying Healthy: Dog yoga helps office workers relax, destress

A San Ramon company is bringing new meaning to downward facing dog, and is providing dog yoga and puppy cuddles to regional corporations for employee appreciation and health and wellness events in an attempt to destress corporate employees.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Golf tourney raises $20K for TOPSoccer

The event raised approximately $20,000 for Fusion TOPSoccer, a Fusion SC program that provides soccer at no cost to Tri-Valley children with special needs.

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Calling artistic teens

Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council is calling for teen musicians and visual artists to apply for this year's Youth Excellence in Arts Awards, also known as the YEA! Awards.

Sunday, 10:13 PM | No comments yet
County allowing pop-up restaurants while it forms regulatory plan

Alameda County officials said last week that they will temporarily stop shutting down pop-up restaurants, as long as they follow food safety laws, while county officials figure out a strategy for issuing permits for the restaurants.

Sunday, 10:13 PM | No comments yet
City celebrating 10th anniversary of Alviso Adobe Community Park

Pleasanton city officials are inviting the community to join next weekend in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Alviso Adobe Community Park along Old Foothill Road.

Sunday, 2:18 PM | 1 comment
Staying Healthy: Affordable produce in the Tri-Valley

The site is the Axis Community Health food distribution program, which began seven months ago in partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank. It's the only food distribution site in Pleasanton, and has an emphasis on offering healthy and fresh fruits and vegetables, serving over 100 locals in need.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

County supervisors' committee supports ending court fees for convicts

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors' Public Protection Committee recommended Thursday that the full board approve the elimination of administrative court fees for people who are convicted of crimes.

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Authorities ID man found dead near train tracks in Niles Canyon

A man whose body was found along railroads tracks in Niles Canyon in unincorporated Alameda County near Sunol on Sunday afternoon was identified by the sheriff's office Friday as 26-year-old Max Lopez Balmes of Fremont.

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School board approves financial statements

The school board approved Pleasanton Unified School District's unaudited actuals from the 2017-18 school year, the presentation of which dominated Wednesday night's meeting and was observed by a small group of silent but visible teachers.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Family theater: 'Wonderland'

Take an exciting journey through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole in this delightfully re-imagined tale of "Wonderland" inspired by the novels of Lewis Carroll.

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Staying Healthy: Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma

"I had six rib fractures. The disease leaches the calcium out of the body, it makes the bones brittle," she explained. "I also had a pelvic fracture and a humerus fracture."

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Tens of thousands expected at Pleasanton pet adoption event

Tens of thousands of people are expected at the eighth annual Bay Area Pet Fair this weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

Thursday, 4:08 PM | 3 comments
Weekly's Assembly candidate forum is Sunday

The Pleasanton Weekly will co-host the first of its four candidate forums this weekend, a public discussion of issues between incumbent Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and challenger Rebecca Bauer-Kahan at Congregation Beth Emek on Sunday evening.

Thursday, 3:39 PM | No comments yet
Local water entities split on Prop 3 endorsement

The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors recently chose not to endorse a proposed statewide water bond measure, five months after the Dublin San Ramon Services District board voted unanimously to support it.

Thursday, 3:33 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Staying Healthy: East Bay Stand Down back in town

"I couldn't afford to take care of both households, so I was on the verge of homelessness, and worried about getting my family back together," he said.

Wednesday, 4:10 PM | 2 comments
Man charged with making criminal threats against congressional candidate Peters

A man who reportedly threatened to kill Republican congressional candidate Rudy Peters at the Castro Valley Fall Festival on Sunday has been charged with felony making criminal threats and misdemeanor exhibiting a deadly weapon and carrying a switchblade.

Wednesday, 4:07 PM | No comments yet
Library book sale weekend of Sept. 21-23

The Friends of the Pleasanton Library will hold a weekend-long "Super Book and Media Sale" from Sept. 21-23 at the library, 400 Old Bernal Ave.

Wednesday, 3:26 PM | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: Council candidates spar at forum, though they mostly agree on issues

It's almost certain that the next Pleasanton City Council, where two seats will be filled in the upcoming Nov. 6 election, will be much the same as what we have today.

Wednesday, 3:25 PM | 8 comments
Harmony Fusion Chorus welcomes newcomers

The award-winning Harmony Fusion Chorus is hosting a special open rehearsal night to welcome new singers from all backgrounds and cultures.

Wednesday, 2:12 PM | No comments yet
Judge scolds sheriff for secret recordings of inmates

A judge last Friday scolded the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for unlawfully recording conversations between suspects and their attorneys but denied Public Defender Brendon Woods' request for a standing order barring that practice.

Wednesday, 2:12 PM | 1 comment
Girl dies days after being pulled from Castlewood pool

A young Pleasanton girl died in the hospital days after being pulled unresponsive from the Castlewood Country Club pool, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, 8:44 AM | 5 comments

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Judge orders sheriff's deputy to stand trial for Santa Rita Jail inmate assault

A judge Friday ordered an Alameda County sheriff's deputy to stand trial on charges of assault by a public officer and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury for allegedly facilitating the assault of an inmate at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin last October.

Tuesday, 4:33 PM | No comments yet
Man arrested for trying to stab congressional candidate Peters

A man has been arrested on suspicion of felony assault and other charges for allegedly trying to stab Livermore Republican congressional candidate Rudy Peters at the Castro Valley Fall Festival on Sunday.

Tuesday, 4:33 PM | 140 comments
More school climate talk for PUSD

Another school climate survey is up for discussion at this week's school board meeting Wednesday night, this one administered by the Pleasanton Unified School District itself.

Tuesday, 3:28 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton little leagues merging into one

Pleasanton's two little leagues plan to merge into one organization under the Pleasanton Little League name starting with the upcoming season, league officials announced this week.

Tuesday, 2:25 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Amador-Foothill join forces on fundraising car raffle

It's no secret that fundraising for high school sports is a battle for both Amador Valley and Foothill. The booster clubs at the respective schools are always searching for new ways to raise funds, and they may have just scored a touchdown with one idea this year.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Korean War Ambassador of Peace award ceremony

Six Bay Area veterans received the Korean War Ambassador of Peace medal during a ceremony at Stoneridge Creek senior living community in Pleasanton on Aug. 23.

Monday, 3:16 PM | No comments yet
PUSD elementary, middle schools honored for behavior support systems

Seven elementary and middle schools in Pleasanton Unified have been honored by a state coalition for their implementation of a behavior support framework that promotes a positive and safe learning environment.

Monday, 3:16 PM | No comments yet
Investigators confirm man found by Niles Canyon train tracks died by homicide

Detectives have now determined homicide to be the cause of death in the case of a man who was found deceased near railroad tracks in Niles Canyon on Sunday afternoon, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

Monday, 3:12 PM | No comments yet
Police: Cellphone distraction leads to Dublin Boulevard rollover crash

A driver escaped with just minor injuries after his car rolled and struck a tree along Dublin Boulevard early Monday morning, according to Dublin police.

Monday, 2:35 PM | No comments yet
Girl 'fighting for life' after near-drowning in Castlewood pool

An 8-year-old girl remains in critical condition Monday morning after being found unresponsive in a pool at Castlewood Country Club the day before, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

Monday, 11:08 AM | No comments yet
Body found near train tracks in Niles Canyon

Alameda County Sheriff's Office investigators are treating the discovery of a man's body along railroad tracks in Niles Canyon Sunday as a "suspicious death," the sheriff's department said.

Monday, 6:40 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Coastal Cleanup Day in Livermore

Tri-Valley residents are invited to take part in a statewide effort to help preserve coasts and watersheds this week by registering to clean up nearby creeks.

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Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance holding second annual 'Stronger Together' summit

A gathering of nonprofit groups will give everyone the chance to learn more about their mission in a fun, informal setting.

Sunday, 9:02 PM | 1 comment
A 'forkful' of the best downtown treats

The Pleasanton Downtown Association is bringing back its Forkful event, a comprehensive culinary tour of downtown restaurants and dessert spots next weekend.

Sunday, 9:01 PM | No comments yet

Battle over downtown Livermore plan heats up
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 1,140 views

Couples: Sex and Connection (Chicken or Egg?)
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 590 views