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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Pleasanton council reallocates reserve money to skate park project

The Pleasanton City Council approved the 2022-23 midterm budget and capital improvement program during last week's meeting, which included a plan to move $1 million from the rainy day reserve funds to the skate park project.

Wednesday, 8:09 PM | No comments yet
Administrative turnover comes into view at Pleasanton Unified

The Pleasanton Unified School District is undergoing several changes in its upper administration at the district office before the new school year starts.

Wednesday, 8:05 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Celebrate Community Family Day in downtown Pleasanton on Saturday

Museum on Main is partnering with the Pleasanton Military Families association for their annual Celebrate Community Family Day held on July 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the museum's front lawn.

Tuesday, 10:27 PM | No comments yet
Livermore-Pleasanton firefighters' new labor agreement on verge of passing

After almost a year of negotiations, an updated labor contract between the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the local firefighters union is poised to be officially approved next month.

Tuesday, 10:25 PM | No comments yet
Let's make a deal: What to know about the California budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders agree to a record budget that includes another round of tax rebates. Here are other highlights of the agreement, including spending for abortion access, public schools and small businesses.

Tuesday, 9:36 PM | No comments yet
Two teens arrested at end of hour-plus freeway chase following armed carjacking in Livermore

Two Merced teenagers were taken into custody last week after allegedly leading CHP officers on a high-speed chase up and down multiple freeways in a minivan carjacked at gunpoint in Livermore more than an hour earlier.

Tuesday, 9:30 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Foothill bids farewell to longtime athletic trainer Jacobs

When you decide to leave the school athletic program that has become more of a family experience, it makes it that much tougher. Such is the case of trainer Elicia Jacobs, who is departing Foothill as her family is moving to Colorado.

Tuesday, 3:47 PM | No comments yet
Police: Exchange of gunfire in Pleasanton after car break-in

Pleasanton police are investigating after an exchange of gunfire during an apparent auto theft attempt in the Canyon Meadows neighborhood just before dawn Tuesday.

Tuesday, 1:42 PM | 3 comments
Chevron selling HQ, moving to new San Ramon site; employees given option to relocate to Texas

Chevron, perhaps San Ramon's most well-known corporate resident, plans to sell its headquarters plaza off Bollinger Canyon Road and move to a new leased space in the city while allowing some local employees to relocate to Houston.

Tuesday, 4:45 AM | No comments yet

Monday, June 27, 2022

California tax relief: What's in the deal

After weeks of talks, Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announce a tax relief plan that includes refunds of as much as $1,050. It is part of a $300 billion budget deal announced Sunday night.

Monday, 7:32 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton council to review proposed labor deal between LPFD, firefighters

The Pleasanton City Council is set to discuss the proposed tentative agreement between Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the local firefighters union at a special meeting on Tuesday.

Monday, 7:29 PM | No comments yet
Fourth of July fireworks show returning to Livermore

The city of Livermore and Livermore Downtown Inc. are gearing up to bring back theĀ in-person Independence Day fireworks show.

Monday, 4:11 PM | No comments yet
Want to run for office in Pleasanton? City workshop to lay out required steps

The Pleasanton City Clerk's Office is hosting a pre-nomination orientation this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Pleasanton Public Library for prospective candidates considering a bid for city elected office in the general election.

Monday, 8:31 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, June 26, 2022

New PUSD student trustee aims to improve transparency between district, youth

Incoming Foothill senior Annabelle Kim is preparing for her role as the second Pleasanton Unified student trustee, a position that she said hope to use to enact changes that would benefit students and the community.

Sunday, 4:50 PM | 1 comment

Friday, June 24, 2022

Alameda County health officials end mask mandate

People in Alameda County could again choose not to wear a mask in most indoor settings starting on Saturday, health officials announced in a news release three weeks after they reinstated the mask mandate amid a COVID-19 surge in June.

Friday, 4:54 PM | 1 comment
After Roe: What happens to abortion in California?

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in the state. They include politics, more legislation and changes for health care providers.

Friday, 3:42 PM | 12 comments
Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the U.S., sending authority back to the states. In reaction, Gov. Newsom signed Bauer-Kahan's protection bill on Friday.

Friday, 3:36 PM | 20 comments
Amador Valley High principal Butterfield stepping down for district-level position

Joshua Butterfield is resigning from his position as Amador Valley High School principal to take on the role of director of secondary education for the Pleasanton Unified School District next month.

Friday, 3:12 PM | 1 comment
Readers' Choice 2022: Here are the winners!

Our readers have spoken, the ballots have been counted and now we're ready to reveal the winners of the 2022 Readers' Choice contest -- another must-see special section spotlighting the best of the best in Pleasanton.

Friday, 12:32 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, June 23, 2022

What a Week: Alameda County Fair in full swing

Nothing says the Alameda County Fair is back in the summer like the annual Ladies Day at the Races last Friday. It's great to see the fair and its traditional season reunited. And this would be as good of a week as any to attend...

Thursday, 11:42 PM | No comments yet
Bauer-Kahan bill to protect legal abortions heads to governor's desk

Legislation aimed at protecting access to legal abortions in California, co-authored by Tri-Valley Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, is headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk after approval by the State Senate on Thursday.

Thursday, 11:36 PM | 2 comments
Crews gaining control of Pleasanton Ridge fire; evacuations lifted

Evacuation orders were canceled, allowing residents to return home, as firefighters began to gain control of the wildland fire on Pleasanton Ridge on Thursday evening. Meanwhile crews were also battling a larger fire outside Livermore.

Thursday, 3:26 PM | 1 comment
Livermore-Pleasanton firefighters reach new labor contract agreement with department

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) and the local firefighters union have agreed on a tentative labor contract that includes a 13% general wage increase, according to Pleasanton City Manager Gerry Beaudin.

Thursday, 1:30 PM | 5 comments
Pleasanton PD welcomes former Oakland sergeant as newest officer

Officer Rob Gallinatti joined the Pleasanton Police Department earlier this month after nine years working for Oakland police, including time as a field training officer, community resource officer and promotion to sergeant.

Thursday, 6:20 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Livermore upholds policy on flying commemorative flags at Civic Center

The Livermore City Council has upheld its existing policy around flying commemorative flags -- including the LGBT Pride flag -- which can be displayed as a form of government speech.

Wednesday, 3:57 PM | 1 comment
Local agencies react after state bans watering of non-residential, non-functional turf

Tri-Valley water agencies recommend non-residential property owners convert to smarter lawns and low-water landscaping, following the California State Water Resources Control Board's new emergency water conservation regulation.

Wednesday, 3:44 PM | 4 comments
Pleasanton Unified to consider approval of Facilities Master Plan, 2022-23 budget

The Pleasanton school board will be reviewing several key items for approval at Thursday's board meeting, including the final adoption of the Facilities Master Plan.

Wednesday, 2:44 PM | 4 comments
Grand opening of Livermorium Plaza brings art and science to downtown

The city of Livermore has completed another component of its ongoing downtown revitalization plan with the official opening of Livermorium Plaza last week, nearly one year after work began on the project.

Wednesday, 7:21 AM | No comments yet
First phase of Valley Link enters federal grant program

The Regional Rail Authority announced earlier this month that the Federal Transit Administration has approved entry of the Valley Link rail project Phase 1 into project development of the Capital Investment Grants program.

Wednesday, 7:08 AM | 2 comments
Ortega, Kumagai set for November runoff in Assembly District 20 race

In the four-candidate race for a newly redrawn State Assembly district representing part of the Tri-Valley, voters chose longtime labor leader Liz Ortega as the top candidate and Dublin City Councilmember Shawn Kumagai in second place.

Wednesday, 3:55 AM | No comments yet
Police: Robbery suspects, neighbor exchange gunfire in Danville

Danville police were investigating into the night Tuesday after a robbery attempt reportedly turned into an exchange of gunfire on the north side of town not far from downtown. No injuries were reported; culprits remain at-large.

Wednesday, 3:17 AM | 2 comments

Monday, June 20, 2022

City staff to provide council with alternative budget option for Century House repairs without dipping into rainy day fund

The Pleasanton City Council is set to consider adopting the midterm budget and capital improvement program at Tuesday's meeting, which includes an updated plan of not dipping into rainy day funds to address the Century House repairs.

Monday, 8:39 PM | No comments yet
Foothill DECA caps comeback season with international wins, mystery talent show

Foothill High School's DECA program clinched a cache of awards at the International Career Development Conference earlier this spring, bolstered by the team's successful MurDECA Mystery fundraiser show.

Monday, 5:50 PM | No comments yet
District selects Stothers as new principal for Vintage Hills Elementary School

The Pleasanton school board appointed Donlon Elementary School vice principal Carole Stothers as the next principal of Vintage Hills Elementary School earlier this month.

Monday, 5:43 PM | No comments yet
Pacific Chamber Orchestra announces 2022-23 concerts

The Pacific Chamber Orchestra is gearing up for its 2022-23 concert season, 'A Musical Season of Inspiration,' with four concert sets and an annual set of reading workshops.

Monday, 3:24 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Unified board reviews Facilities Master Plan updates

The Pleasanton school board earlier this month reviewed updated priorities for the Facilities Master Plan, which would include proposals to reconstruct the gyms and theaters at both Amador Valley and Foothill high schools.

Monday, 7:05 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, June 19, 2022

FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccines for youngest children

Children under age 5 became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as this weekend, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its approval Friday for the age group.

Sunday, 7:48 PM | 8 comments
Cal High principal Keefer resigns position to return to teaching

Some are questioning the timing of Cal High principal Megan Keefer's resignation, given the recent controversy over the school's cheer squad mascot that went viral on social media and the district's response.

Sunday, 7:31 PM | No comments yet
Environmental impact report released for SF to SJ section of high-speed rail

The environmental impact report for the San Francisco to San Jose section of California's high-speed rail finds the preferred alternative would displace 14 residential units and three community facilities.

Sunday, 7:28 PM | No comments yet
Voters elect three incumbents, one newcomer to Zone 7 Board of Directors

Current directors Dennis Gambs, Sarah Palmer and Olivia Sanwong won re-election and challenger Dawn Benson took the fourth position available in the June 7 primary for the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors.

Sunday, 7:28 PM | 4 comments

Friday, June 17, 2022

Tri-Valley innovation: Counting who's here, with ease and accuracy

During their junior year at Foothill, Logan Dickey and classmates were frustrated in their engineering class. Setting out to solve the problem, their team developed a way to take attendance more quickly and accurately.

Friday, 6:36 AM | No comments yet
California legislators want to help you buy a house with down payment, 'shared equity'

Legislators propose a $1-billion-a-year down payment program for first-time buyers, given the high cost of housing and rising mortgage interest rates, in exchange for a partial stake.

Friday, 6:14 AM | 1 comment
A Pleasanton horse owner's journey

Mention horse racing people at the Alameda County Fair over the last 20 years and a few names come straight to mind. One that flies the most under the radar but can stand toe-to-toe with anyone is Pleasanton's George Schmitt.

Friday, 5:10 AM | No comments yet

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