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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Pleasanton council approves renewable energy options

Pleasanton residents will now have the option of receiving carbon-free electricity in their homes after the City Council unanimously adopted several service levels from East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) on Tuesday night.

Thursday, 4:56 PM | 1 comment
Danville: The Reutlinger Community hires new executive director

New leadership has taken hold at The Reutlinger Community, a Jewish retirement facility in Danville, with the announcement that Clara Allen has been appointed to work as the residential community's new executive director.

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Valley Views: A beacon of light

My personal favorite view (and getaway) is Mount Diablo. I have wonderful memories of camping in the state park when my kids were young. It was a blessedly short drive to meet other families for a fun evening, sharing...

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Livermore: Haggerty interview kicks off 'Beyond the Stage' with retrospective on Bankhead Theater

Livermore Arts has started a series of interviews, "Beyond the Stage," conducted by Executive Director Chris Carter with members of the arts community. The first interview, held at the Bankhead Theater and online now, features ...

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Pelosi picks Swalwell as impeachment manager

Local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) was selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as an impeachment manager for the upcoming trial of now-former President Donald Trump.

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Livermore Lab works on 'universal' coronavirus vaccine

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced this week a new collaboration with a United Kingdom company to develop a broad-spectrum or "universal" coronavirus vaccine.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Bay Area Realtors join new NorCal multiple listing service alliance

Tri-Valley real estate brokers, agents and appraisers have formed an alliance with peers throughout north-central California for shared access to data in their respective multiple listing services, according to Bay East.

Wednesday, 10:07 PM | 1 comment
Explore the outdoors with Discover Diablo

Save Mount Diablo has announced its 2021 Discover Diablo hike series, which has added hikes, rock climbing and mountain biking activities in response to growing demand, for a total of 36 excursions in 2021. Some of these include...

Wednesday, 5:50 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton school board to discuss organizational goals at workshop

Pleasanton Unified School District is set to update its organizational work plan and governance handbook during a special Board of Trustees online workshop on Thursday, starting 5 p.m.

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Pleasanton: City waiving impact fees for new ADUs

Pleasanton homeowners will no longer pay development impact fees when adding a smaller accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to their property, under proposed updates to the city's master fee schedule endorsed by the City Council in a 4-1 vote

Wednesday, 4:45 PM | No comments yet
Fate of Livermore's Equity and Inclusion Working Group still undecided

The city of Livermore is accepting new applications for its Equity and Inclusion Working Group following a City Council update last week.

Wednesday, 10:19 AM | 5 comments
Dublin illuminates The Wave to honor COVID-19 victims

The Wave in Dublin was lit up in amber on Tuesday evening as city officials joined local and state agencies across the country in honoring the lives lost to the coronavirus during the pandemic.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Museum presenting 'The Secret History of San Ramon'

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is offering residents the opportunity to take a look at the secret history of San Ramon, during a special virtual program led by local historian Bill Clarkson, city's former mayor.

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Register for Pleasanton's State of the School District virtual luncheon

Early bird registration is now open for the annual Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation (PPIE) State of the School District, being held virtually on Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.

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Livermore delays council applicant interviews until next week

The Livermore City Council has temporarily postponed the interview process for selecting a new council member to fill the open seat vacated by Bob Woerner upon his ascension to mayor.

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Livermore school nurses receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District made significant strides toward reopening when several district nurses received the first of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last week.

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Pleasanton Preps: 'Let Them Play' movement arrives in Tri-Valley

Amador Valley and Foothill families combined for a rally at Amador, while almost every school in the East Bay Athletic League took part in their own rallies. Altogether there were at least 200 rallies taking place in California.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Ex-Dublin councilman, former city candidates among applicants for DSRSD board seat

The DSRSD Board of Directors is set to discuss filling the lingering board vacancy Tuesday after a recent call for applications yielded seven prospective candidates, including some names familiar to Dublin voters.

Monday, 10:52 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: City to align ADU impact fees with new state law

Proposed changes to the city's master fee schedule for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) will be considered during a public hearing at the Pleasanton City Council's regular online meeting on Tuesday night.

Monday, 4:23 PM | 4 comments
Pleasanton: Turtles and more in Alviso Adobe video series

Martha Cerda, naturalist at Alviso Adobe Community Park, introduces Frankie the Turtle in the online series, "Meet the Animals," one of the Pleasanton Library and Recreation Department's many offerings...

Monday, 3:29 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: NASA retiree shares life lessons

Donald G. James, a longtime Pleasanton resident who retired from NASA after more than three decades, says manners are more than being polite -- they are "a way to walk in the world with integrity, respect, mindfulness, and compassion."

Monday, 3:27 PM | No comments yet
BART able to balance budget with new federal funding; nine-figure deficits still loom

Federal relief funding is expected to cover BART's previously projected budget deficit, preventing the transit agency from having to lay off staff or reduce service, the agency's budget officials said at the board meeting last week.

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Dublin: Murray Elementary teachers featured on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Nearly a dozen teachers and principal Meghan Boriskin at Murray Elementary School in Dublin received a special late Christmas present during a segment that aired on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" last week.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

San Ramon residents file appeal challenging new 32-pump Costco gas station

A group of residents has filed an appeal with the city over the San Ramon Planning Commission's decision to approve a 32-pump Costco gas station, citing traffic and environmental concerns among other potential issues.

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Hike to health with EBRPD's annual Trails Challenge

Hike or bike to a healthier new year with the East Bay Regional Park District's popular annual Trails Challenge, starting this month.

Sunday, 11:31 AM | No comments yet
Livermore Arts presenting National Geographic events

LVPAC is presenting a series of National Geographic Live virtual speaker events exploring subjects from life on other planets to new information on dinosaurs to the impact of women's migration around the globe.

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Pleasanton: Annual Martin Luther King Jr. fellowship breakfast going online

The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative is set to hold the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. fellowship breakfast virtually later this month.

Sunday, 11:25 AM | No comments yet

Friday, January 15, 2021

Oakland Coliseum could open as mass COVID-19 vaccinations site as early as February

The Oakland Coliseum could become a mass coronavirus vaccination site as soon as February following Friday's meeting of the governing joint-powers authority that oversees the property.

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PUSD plans for reopening continue to take shape

Plans to reopen for in-person learning at Pleasanton Unified School District took centerstage during the Board of Trustees' first regular online meeting of the year on Thursday.

Friday, 4:02 PM | 3 comments

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Newsom's school reopening plan puts tight deadlines on districts, legislature

Schools would have to offer in-person learning for primary students starting Feb. 16 in order to get the full funds under the governor's budget. Lawmakers face early deadlines in February and March.

Thursday, 3:56 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley developer buys medical building in Arizona

San Ramon-based property developer firm Meridian, which focuses on medical industry real estate, announced this month that it recently closed escrow to acquire an 188,000-square-foot medical complex in Arizona.

Thursday, 3:14 PM | No comments yet
Planting Love Project delivers pleasant surprises

The Planting Love Project was launched a couple of weeks ago by some Pleasanton residents to let others know they are not alone. Each plant has an explanatory note, but it is not signed.

Thursday, 3:14 PM | 2 comments
News Digest: 3.8 quake rattles I-680 corridor, Input on park renovations & Tri-Valley Haven training

A 3.8-magnitude earthquake centered below Concord's west side shook communities along the Interstate 680 corridor Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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DA O'Malley declines to pursue charges against ex-officer in Oscar Grant killing

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced Monday that her office will not file any charges against former BART Police Officer Anthony Pirone for the killing of Oscar Grant III in 2009 after reopening its investigation.

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Livermore police locate, interview trucker in fatal crash; investigation ongoing

Livermore police have located the gravel truck driver who fatally struck a bicyclist on Stanley Boulevard late last month and left the scene without stopping, according to a department spokesperson.

Thursday, 11:40 AM | No comments yet
Contra Costa DA Becton appointed to state's Victim Compensation Board

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton was appointed last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom to a position on the California Victim Compensation Board, which provides compensation for victims of violent crime who are injured.

Thursday, 11:37 AM | No comments yet
Editorial: Final weekend to donate to the Holiday Fund

Even with many people facing strained financial circumstances because of the pandemic, our readers stepped up their giving to the Pleasanton Weekly's annual Holiday Fund.

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Livermore: Livestream pub show canceled

The Choir of Man was planning to perform live from a London pub this Friday to be livestreamed for the Tri-Valley but the show has been canceled due to pandemic restrictions

Thursday, 11:26 AM | No comments yet
With recall effort looming, parents air frustrations at SRVUSD meeting

Frustrations over the SRVUSD's decision to postpone in-person learning amid surging coronavirus cases were on display during the Board of Education's virtual meeting on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Connect with volunteer opportunities in the Tri-Valley this weekend

The annual Make A Difference for Pleasanton Festival, like so many other events during the pandemic, will be online this year. Instead of gathering in person to explore dozens of booths hosted by nonprofit organizations ...

Wednesday, 11:57 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton school board to revisit reopening plans

The Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees will hear the latest news on plans for reopening all 15 K-12 sites at its first regular online meeting of the year on Thursday night, starting 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 11:57 PM | No comments yet
Las Positas College offering low-cost business certificate program

Tri-Valley residents can boost their business skills in several months by earning tuition-free, noncredit business certificates at little cost from Las Positas College in Livermore.

Wednesday, 5:33 PM | No comments yet
Livermore to interview all 21 applicants for council vacancy

The Livermore City Council decided this week to change the process of selecting a fifth member after receiving applications from nearly two dozen community members interested in joining the governing body.

Wednesday, 4:36 PM | No comments yet
Livermore: Proposed Aramis solar farm loses land, hit with cease-and-desist

Lease negotiations for a piece of land related to the planned 410-acre Aramis solar power plant north of Livermore fell through after the energy company behind the renewable project was served a cease-and-desist order last week.

Wednesday, 4:16 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County's COVID-19 situation may be stabilizing after holiday surge

COVID-19 case rates rose after the holidays but may be stabilizing, Alameda County's health officer said Tuesday.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Coronavirus vaccines continue to roll out in Pleasanton

Spirits are high for those who have received the coronavirus vaccine, with front-line healthcare workers, first responders and vulnerable individuals benefiting from the first phase of vaccinations being released by Alameda County.

Tuesday, 10:51 PM | 7 comments
Coroner IDs two young men killed in fiery crash on I-680

The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office has identified the two young men killed in a fiery collision on Interstate 680 near the Dublin-San Ramon border early Sunday morning.

Tuesday, 7:29 PM | No comments yet
Outdoor dining briefly resumes, closes at SideTrack Bar + Grill

After briefly reopening for outdoor dining last weekend, one downtown Pleasanton restaurant switched back to takeout only on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 6:50 PM | 31 comments
Livermore man charged with killing his father

A Livermore man faces a murder charge after authorities allege he stabbed his father to death at home last week following several days in which both parents were concerned for their safety amid their son's erratic behavior.

Tuesday, 4:21 PM | 1 comment
Nominations sought for Dublin's 2020 Citizen of the Year

Nominations are now being accepted for the city of Dublin's 2020 Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Organization of the Year.

Tuesday, 7:38 AM | No comments yet
Zone 7 cleans up encampments in flood channels

Approximately 10 miles of local flood control channels were used for shelter by unhoused individuals last year, according to an annual summary report on homeless encampment activity from the Zone 7 Water Agency.

Tuesday, 7:37 AM | No comments yet

Monday, January 11, 2021

Bay Area's ICU capacity below 1%; stay-at-home order likely to be extended

Less than 1% of the Bay Area's intensive care unit beds remain available amid the region's latest coronavirus surge, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.

Monday, 5:45 PM | 16 comments
Tri-Valley's county supervisors Haubert and Miley take oath of office

Former Dublin mayor David Haubert stepped into his new role as Alameda County District 1 supervisor while District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley was sworn in for a sixth term during separate socially distanced ceremonies last week.

Monday, 5:40 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Livermore to pick top candidates to interview for open City Council seat

The Livermore City Council is set Monday to continue the process to fill the open council seat vacated by Bob Woerner upon his ascension to mayor by whittling down the applicant list to advance a select few to the interview phase.

Sunday, 5:52 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton school board approves temporary grading policy

The Pleasanton school board unanimously adopted a temporary grading policy at a special online meeting Thursday, allowing secondary students to receive "Credit" or "No Credit" marks instead of low letter grades on their first-semester.

Sunday, 5:27 PM | 5 comments
Newsom unveils state budget proposal with record education investment, billions for COVID-19 recovery

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year Friday, touting record investments in education and a $15 billion budget surplus in spite of the economic uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sunday, 5:00 PM | 4 comments
Pleasanton: Garden club to talk about tool care

Landscaper and gardener Phil Stob will address the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club on "Tool Care and Sharpening for the Home Gardener," at its next meeting, at 7 p.m. this Thursday (Jan. 14) via Zoom.

Sunday, 4:53 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: Two killed, others injured in freeway crash near Alcosta Boulevard

Two people were killed, and two others were injured in a collision on Interstate 680 in Dublin early Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

Sunday, 4:25 PM | 1 comment

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