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Monday, July 24, 2017

East Bay Parks board OKs electric bike pilot program on Iron Horse Trail

The East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors voted earlier this month to allow electric bikes on the Iron Horse Regional Trail and two other district trails as part of a one-year pilot program.

Monday, 4:34 PM | 1 comment
Deadly crash closes Niles Canyon Road

A fatal car crash this afternoon has forced the closure of Niles Canyon Road from Interstate 680 to Mission Boulevard in Fremont for several hours, police said.

Monday, 3:14 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton poised for annual road maintenance

Pleasanton city officials are ready to move forward with their annual street resurfacing and preventative maintenance program later this summer after the City Council last week approved contracts and other items related to the estimated $6.18 million project.

Monday, 1:20 PM | No comments yet
Police investigating string of car break-ins in Livermore, Brentwood

A car reported to be connected with a string of vehicle burglaries in Livermore early Friday was reported stolen from a Hampton Inn in Brentwood later that morning.

Monday, 12:33 PM | No comments yet
Applications available for Alameda County Citizens Academy

County officials are accepting applications for residents interested in learning more about how the county government works while increasing their civic engagement as part of the Alameda County Citizens Academy.

Monday, 10:12 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Livermore: Historic train depot moved, rehabilitation started

Livermore's historic train depot was moved early last Sunday morning to the city's transit center, where it will be rehabilitated to federal historic standards, a consultant for the city said Monday.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Zone 7 board elects new president, vice president

The Zone 7 Water Agency board of directors on Wednesday elected a new president and vice president for fiscal year 2017-18.

Friday, 5:34 PM | No comments yet
Commemorating 60 years

Zone 7 Water Agency has produced a free 18-month calendar to commemorate their 60th anniversary while also promoting water awareness.

Friday, 5:34 PM | No comments yet
Man suspected of stealing high-end bicycle from Pleasanton store

Pleasanton police on Friday released photos of a man who allegedly stole a bicycle worth $8,400 from a shop in town last month.

Friday, 3:38 PM | 16 comments

Thursday, July 20, 2017

TV30 airing High School Athletic Awards

Tri-Valley Community Television has begun broadcasting its seventh annual Outstanding High School Athletic Awards on TV30 and TV28.

Thursday, 9:53 PM | No comments yet
Amador grad is Next Generation jazz man

Solomon Alber, 18, is looking forward to a jazzy life. The tenor saxophonist was one of 20 teens nationwide chosen by Monterey Jazz Festival for its 2017 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, which toured New York and Canada in late June and will perform in the 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival on Sept. 17.

Thursday, 9:50 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: Fair attracts nearly half-a-million to Pleasanton

Despite an opening week with record-high temperatures, the Alameda County Fair closed out its extended 20-day run July 9 with total attendance of 463,783, a five-year high though still short of the record-setting 534,577 who squeezed through the gates in 2012.

Thursday, 1:26 PM | 1 comment
'Classical Broadway' at the Firehouse

Baritone Hadleigh Adams, an opera star with a passion for musical theater, celebrates the songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim and more at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Thursday, 1:21 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Farmers' Market: Fresh food, family, friends and fun

On a Saturday morning in downtown Pleasanton, West Angela Street is often filled with the musical stylings of local singers, scattered exclamations of "It's so nice to see you!" as old friends reunite and most importantly, the smells, colors and flavors of the freshest produce and artisanal goods that the Bay Area has to offer.

Thursday, 1:14 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Local symphony announces 45th Competition for Young Musicians

The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association will be accepting applications Sept. 1-10 for its 45th Competition for Young Musicians.

Wednesday, 4:23 PM | No comments yet
Junipero-Independence traffic calming draft plan set for community review Monday

Pleasanton city officials are scheduled to hold a community meeting Monday evening to receive public input on the draft calming program for Junipero Street and Independence Drive.

Wednesday, 3:13 PM | 13 comments
County board expands program for mentally ill on the streets

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 last week to expand to fully implement a pilot program that allows for the involuntary treatment of mentally ill people who aren't receiving mental health services.

Wednesday, 2:46 PM | No comments yet
Winemakers presenting 'Taste Our Terroir' this weekend

Livermore Valley's annual wine extravaganza, "Taste our Terroir," is set to kick off Thursday night with a food and wine pairing gala and continues through this weekend with experiences featuring winemakers and those who love their products.

Wednesday, 1:32 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton company acquired by equity firm

Private equity firm Huron Capital announced Tuesday that its Bay Area company Sciens Building Solutions has acquired Pleasanton-based Sabah International Inc.

Wednesday, 1:15 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

City Council approves Alviso Adobe Community Park Implementation Plan

The Pleasanton City Council unanimously endorsed the Alviso Adobe Community Park Implementation Plan on Tuesday night, outlining a series of efforts designed to increase interest in and usage of the historic city park on Old Foothill Road.

Tuesday, 10:55 PM | 3 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Tri-Valley Babe Ruth squad wins third straight NorCal title

The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars won their third consecutive Northern California championship in Palo Alto last week.

Tuesday, 6:26 PM | No comments yet
Bras for the Cause raises $160,000 for breast cancer support

The 12th annual Bras for the Cause 8K breast cancer walk that occurred in downtown Pleasanton in late spring raised a total of $160,000, which was recently disbursed to four local breast cancer charities, organizers announced last week.

Tuesday, 6:16 PM | No comments yet
Local food truck forced to move from longtime spot, relocates across street

A food truck that has operated on Vineyard Avenue since the 1990s was recently forced to relocate -- albeit not far from its original location -- after Pleasanton city officials determined the business was creating traffic problems.

Tuesday, 6:03 PM | 27 comments

Monday, July 17, 2017

Henna for teens set at Pleasanton Library

The Pleasanton Public Library is holding a free workshop for teens this Thursday to introduce them to Henna art.

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City Council to review Alviso Adobe Community Park Implementation Plan

The Pleasanton City Council is set to consider signing off on the proposed Alviso Adobe Community Park Implementation Plan on Tuesday evening.

Monday, 5:12 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton church hosting suicide prevention, awareness workshops

Next month, St. Augustine Church & Hall in Pleasanton will host suicide prevention and awareness workshops for teens and parents.

Monday, 2:53 PM | No comments yet
Commission delays decision on Valley Trails home's 2nd-floor addition

The Pleasanton Planning Commission discussed a dispute between Valley Trails neighbors over one family's proposal to redesign the second story of their house last week before ultimately sending the proposal back to city staff for further modifications.

Monday, 12:39 PM | 5 comments

Sunday, July 16, 2017

County Board of Education elects new president, vice president

The Alameda County Board of Education has selected a new president and vice president for the 2017-18 school year, including naming the Tri-Valley's board member to a leadership post.

Sunday, 5:56 PM | 5 comments
Going green: Livermore lab honored for reducing paper use

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week recognized five federal agencies for "going green" at their Bay Area facilities, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for cutting paper usage in half.

Sunday, 5:51 PM | No comments yet
TNT gives explosive performance at Concerts in the Park

This 'n' That performed a plethora of genres at Lions Wayside Park on Friday evening as the headline act in the Pleasanton Concerts in the Park series.

Sunday, 5:48 PM | No comments yet

Friday, July 14, 2017

I-680 express lanes set to open in early fall north of Pleasanton

Express lanes on the Interstate 680 just north of Pleasanton are nearing completion, scheduled to open in early fall, though a hard date has not yet been specified.

Friday, 3:59 PM | 10 comments

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Woman accused of using stolen credit cards in Pleasanton arrested in Nevada

Pleasanton police said Thursday that a woman accused of using stolen credit cards at Walmart in Pleasanton two months ago has been arrested in Nevada.

Thursday, 4:48 PM | 3 comments
Livermore: '4 Wheel Bob' blazes a trail

Bob Coomber was walking on a beach at Lake Almanor in 1989 when, as he puts it, "my left leg just kind of blew up."

Thursday, 3:22 PM | 3 comments
Around Pleasanton: Feeding the hungry in Alameda County

The face of hunger has changed in America and Katherine Avila, food drive coordinator for the Alameda County Community Food Bank, is speaking out on the need to do something about it.

Thursday, 1:04 PM | No comments yet
Keeping cool in the Tri-Valley

For the true, time-tested way to escape the heat, look to the water. Tri-Valley residents have many different options at their disposal, from parks with water features to large-scale aquatic centers to beaches.

Thursday, 12:36 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Swalwell again targets student loan debt

Local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell continues to set his sights on student loan debt, spending a week earlier this summer reintroducing four bills designed to tackle different aspects of what the Dublin Democrat refers to as "a $1.3 trillion crisis" impacting the lives of millions of Americans.

Wednesday, 2:57 PM | 30 comments
Wildlife officer recognized for Dublin Ranch investigation work

A California Department of Fish and Wildlife employee is being recognized nationally for her efforts to protect endangered species on a Dublin property.

Wednesday, 2:17 PM | 4 comments

Tri-Valley cities rank high in poll
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 564 views