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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

'Because of Ronil and Neev'

A new Pleasanton-based nonprofit foundation focused on supporting pediatric brain cancer research is gearing up for its first-ever fundraising gala event this weekend.

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Monday, November 27, 2023

Royal Theater Academy bringing 'School of Rock' musical to Livermore High

Students of Royal Theater Academy are set to bring the story of a rundown rock musician turned substitute prep school teacher to life this December in a musical production of "School of Rock".

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BART phasing out paper tickets this week

BART riders will no longer be able to use paper tickets as fare payment starting on Thursday (Nov. 30), as the system transitions to Clipper only. The change is happening as BART rolls out new fare gates that won't accept ...

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Long-term outlook calls for above-normal temperature and precipitation

The San Francisco Bay Area is likely to be warmer and wetter than normal for the next three months, forecasters said.

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State Bar accuses Dublin attorney of misconduct, swindling clients

The California State Bar is accusing a Dublin attorney of overcharging and taking money from incarcerated clients -- including while being both one client's trustee and lawyer, which is a conflict authorities allege he never revealed.

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

Sunol school board president drops restraining order against former trustee

Sunol School Board President Ryan Jergensen decided not to pursue a full restraining order against former school board trustee Denise Kent Romo after the temporary protection order granted by the court expired without further action.

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How to outsource your holiday decorating

Looking to up your game on the festive front this year? Dreaming of a dazzling light display but just don't have the time (or, perhaps, the desire to risk life and limb climbing up a ladder) to make it happen? Well, there's help.

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SVA Architects opens Pleasanton office

Southern California-based SVA Architects is set to make Pleasanton the home base of their regional operations, with company officials pointing to their new offices on Stoneridge Drive as a central location for ...

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Souza elevated to permanent CEO of Livermore chamber

Sherri Souza is dropping 'interim' from the front of her title and stepping into the role of permanent president and CEO of the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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Opponents campaign to halt $80M expansion of Santa Rita Jail

A community organization will hold a rally Tuesday calling on Alameda County supervisors to halt the $80 million expansion of the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

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Coroner confirms identity of man killed at Livermore gun store

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau on Sunday released the identity of a man who died after being shot by the owner of a Livermore gun store last month in what police say was a case of justifiable self-defense during a robbery attempt.

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Friday, November 24, 2023

Pleasanton family hospitalized with minor injuries after car veers off I-580 into creek

A family of four suffered only minor injuries early Thanksgiving morning when their SUV veered off the freeway in Livermore and landed in a creek, the California Highway Patrol said.

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LARPD grows Community Support Scholarship Program

Families and residents of Livermore are able to apply for financial assistance to participate in community classes offered by the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District as part of its Community Support Scholarship Program.

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Finding joy in the kitchen

Parisa Z. Ambwani's latest cookbook installment "Enlightened Home-Chef III" shares over 140 vegetarian meals for everyday cook's to try. Along with recipes, the author offers her own tips and advice on how to live the happiest life.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

News Digest: 'Think Big & Shop Small' in Pleasanton | Threat to schools not credible | Tesla Park input

With Small Business Saturday arriving this weekend in the wake of the corporate commercial craze of Black Friday, the PDA and city of Pleasanton have unveiled their new campaign to encourage people to shop, dine and explore local...

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What a Week -- Checking on a cold case: 9 years since Tri-Valley teacher killed at Oakland park

It was nine years ago this Saturday that David Ruenzel, a popular journalism and literature teacher in the Tri-Valley, was gunned down on a public trail in the Oakland hills. His murder remains unsolved, so I wanted to check in with...

Wednesday, 3:09 PM | No comments yet
'Silicon Valley's Party Animal' convicted for defrauding investors of $18M+

A former San Francisco venture capitalist dubbed 'Silicon Valley's Party Animal' was convicted by a federal jury last week of various charges for defrauding investors over $18 million in investments, federal prosecutors said.

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Chabot-Las Positas joins in $18.1M grant award from state

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and its partners have been selected to receive one of the most notable grants from the state. As part of the Regional K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program, CLPCCD and partners...

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2023-24 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund begins

A tradition close to our hearts, the 22nd annual Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund is now underway as our news organization turns its attention toward generating financial support and community awareness for 10 nonprofit beneficiaries.

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Community rallies for Dublin teachers

Dozens of parents, students and community members stood side-by-side with teachers last week in an attempt to urge Dublin Unified School District leaders to hear their demands ahead of upcoming negotiations.

Wednesday, 5:33 AM | 1 comment
Livermore, Granada high schools shifting to semester schedule

Students attending either of the two comprehensive high schools in Livermore will face a transition from the current trimester schedule to a more traditional semester system in the 2024-25 school year.

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Dublin and Livermore at odds over land between both cities

Following months of discussion between the two Tri-Valley communities, Livermore and Dublin hope to collaborate over a contentious land-use issue that would impact both cities...

Wednesday, 5:27 AM | 1 comment

Monday, November 20, 2023

Pleasanton Library awarded three grants to help underserved populations

The Pleasanton City Council has accepted three separate grants that will all go toward supporting the Pleasanton Public Library's efforts to create new programs to help underserved communities and increase equitable access to programs.

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After four rounds of chemo, Livermore boy enjoys life beyond leukemia

Pierce Estremo, a 7-year-old Livermore resident, is enjoying just being a kid again since completing treatment for leukemia earlier this year. He rang the golden bell at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford amid applause ...

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Fourth former guard at Dublin women's prison sentenced for sexually abusing inmates

Yet another former correctional officer at the federal prison in Dublin has been sentenced for sexually abusing women who were incarcerated there, the U.S. Department of Justice announced...

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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Recognizing fake news now a required subject in California schools

Pushing back against the surge of misinformation online, California will now require all K-12 students to learn media literacy skills -- such as recognizing fake news and thinking critically about what they encounter on the internet.

Sunday, 1:21 PM | 2 comments
Quarry Lane's East Dublin campus gets approval for performing arts center

Students of the Dublin Quarry Lane East campus will soon be able to make use of a new performing arts center on their site after recent approval from city officials. The project includes constructing a 14,000-square-foot venue...

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Sunol school board president, second trustee served with official recall notices

Sunol School Board President Ryan Jergensen and Trustee Linda Hurley received official recall intent notices last week, marking the first step in the process aimed at ousting the board majority in the weeks after the small district...

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

Pleasanton men among 12 arrested in theft suppression efforts in Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill arrested 12 people, including two men from Pleasanton, and recovered more than $3,000 in property while running two theft suppression operations in the past week.

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Feds, state sue to block John Muir Health's acquisition of San Ramon hospital

The FTC and state seek to block John Muir Health's acquisition of San Ramon Regional Medical Center from Tenet Healthcare, citing concerns about the planned deal's potential to reduce competition and raise costs for patients.

Friday, 9:11 PM | 1 comment
Divided Dublin council advances term limit expansion measure for November 2024 ballot

After months of debate, a divided Dublin City Council this month decided to send a measure to expand municipal term limits to 12 years to city voters on next year's general election ballot.

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Pleasanton launches new city website

The city of Pleasanton unveiled its new website on Thursday, which officials said was designed as an improved, user-friendly way to inform residents and visitors about everything going on in the city.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Red Cross workers in Pleasanton vote to unionize

Pleasanton Red Cross collections workers joined a number of their colleagues across the nation in unionizing, with a national contract between the Teamsters Union and Red Cross already in effect and bargaining for a local agreement...

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News Digest: 'Who is Christ?' An interfaith dialogue | PUSD job fair | LLNL awards Foster Medal

'Who is Christ? Jesus in Christianity and Islam' will be the topic for this weekend's interfaith dialogue being held at the Muslim Community Center of the East Bay in Pleasanton. Read about that and more in our News Digest...

Thursday, 3:21 PM | No comments yet
What a Week: Thanksgiving time

The lead-up to Thanksgiving is usually a hectic time for me professionally and personally. The time away with family, the meal, the football and the (hopefully) long weekend; they're all awesome ... but the push to get there is a lot.

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Livermore trails repaired after winter storm damage

Following an intense winter storm season in the beginning of 2023, many Livermore parks and trails were damaged beyond the point of use. LARPD worked over the ensuing months to repair the most dire projects in the area.

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Pleasanton PD receives $50,000 state grant to improve safety on roads

The California Office of Traffic Safety recently awarded the Pleasanton Police Department a $50,000 grant that will help provide additional programs and services focused on preventing roadside injuries and deaths.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Movie theater, combat sports center among new businesses coming to Blackhawk Plaza

Blackhawk Plaza is set to once again be home to a movie theater -- following the closure of Century Theater last year -- with the coming arrival of Apple Cinemas, according to property managers who also revealed two other new tenants.

Wednesday, 6:22 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton council looks to consolidate downtown newspaper racks

The Pleasanton City Council waived the first reading of an ordinance to begin the process of consolidating the number of newspaper racks in the downtown area from five locations down to three at last week's meeting.

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Coroner investigating death at Las Positas College

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau is currently conducting a death investigation in relation to an unspecified incident that occurred on Wednesday at Las Positas College. 

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A message from Embarcadero Media's CEO

Adam Dawes, CEO of Embarcadero Media, the parent company of the Pleasanton Weekly newspaper and website, explains why the 44-year-old news publisher is becoming a nonprofit in 2024.

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Pleasanton Weekly to become a nonprofit in 2024

Embarcadero Media, a 44-year-old Bay Area news publisher and the parent company of the Pleasanton Weekly newspaper and website, announced today that it will become a nonprofit organization at the start of 2024.

Wednesday, 7:58 AM | No comments yet
Highway 84 lanes remain closed in Sunol after overnight crash

Eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 84 in Sunol were closed to motorists early Wednesday morning due to an overnight crash. There is no estimated time yet for when the affected roadway will reopen, per CHP.

Wednesday, 6:52 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: City answers after people told to wait outside amid capacity crowd at council meeting

While many Pleasanton residents might not be happy with their water bills increasing starting next year, some community members said they are also mad about how the final public hearing went down last week...

Wednesday, 6:23 AM | 3 comments
DSRSD promotes Lee to general manager

The Dublin San Ramon Services District is set to be under new leadership next month, with the agency's current general manager poised for retirement after seven years on the job.

Wednesday, 5:21 AM | No comments yet

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