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Sunday, August 18, 2019

PUSD, Amador Valley ranked No. 1 in Alameda County, among state's best

Niche, known for methodically ranking and reviewing schools and school districts around the country, has issued top honors to Pleasanton Unified School District and several of its campuses.

Sunday, 4:11 PM | No comments yet
Goodguys returning to fairgrounds next weekend

Get ready for the sounds of engines roaring and the smell rubber hitting pavement, because the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association is returning to Pleasanton on Aug. 23-25.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Ax-throwing lounge approved in Pleasanton

The Tri-Valley could see its first ax-throwing lounge opening this winter after the Pleasanton Planning Commission signed off on a use permit for the new recreational game venue on Wednesday night.

Friday, 4:23 PM | 2 comments
Livermore: Teen's mural 'unzips' arts center identity

Bothwell Arts Center is a beehive of activity, with art and dance classes, workshops, rehearsal space and productions, but on the outside it looked like just another ho-hum industrial building -- 'til Sierra Randel got her hands on it.

Friday, 11:29 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hart's heart: Fast-acting residents aid runner suffering from cardiac arrest in Pleasanton

While on a run on Stanley Boulevard outside of Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton in June, Albert Hart suffered sudden cardiac arrest just a week before his 28th wedding anniversary.

Thursday, 3:37 PM | 1 comment
Foothill student's painting 'Prayer' wins Congressional Art Competition

The artistic talents of three Tri-Valley high school students were recently honored with top awards from their local congressmen, including first place for Foothill student Jiahua Liang.

Thursday, 1:57 PM | No comments yet
Revival of Museum on Main

The new permanent exhibit is a collection of three-dimensional objects, images and archives along with several hands-on features. DeMersman had heard many folks say they must visit again -- soon.

Thursday, 1:56 PM | No comments yet
Golden Follies: 'Trip the Light Fantastic!'

The Golden Follies return to the Firehouse Arts Center this weekend, with shows at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring lavishly costumed, talented seniors with fast-tapping rhythms.

Thursday, 1:27 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: JDEDZ comment deadline, Chain of Lakes mining & Tobacco referendum

Pleasanton city officials released the supplemental environmental analysis for the JDEDZ earlier this summer, and the deadline for public comment to be included in the document is Aug. 23.

Thursday, 1:26 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

High temps cancel PUSD after-school sports and gym classes

Scorching summer temps this week have forced some Pleasanton Unified School District campuses to temporarily scale back or cancel gym classes and after-school sports programs.

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Pleasanton council poised to debate Downtown Specific Plan next week

The Pleasanton City Council is set to hold what could be its final debate on proposed updates to the city's Downtown Specific Plan next week.

Wednesday, 4:32 PM | No comments yet
Local Kaiser Permanente workers endorse potential strike

Some local Kaiser Permanente workers could be participating in the largest strike seen in the United States in decades this fall, with Tri-Valley union members among those so far to vote in favor of a strike if bargaining talks fail.

Wednesday, 1:37 PM | 10 comments
Around Pleasanton: PPIE's Pillars program aims at raising record-high contributions for schools

The Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation will launch a citywide campaign later this month to generate increased business support for Pleasanton schools and school organizations.

Wednesday, 1:16 PM | No comments yet
PUSD to poll community this month on new bond measure

The Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees took the next step toward pursuing a new $120 million school facilities bond measure at their first meeting of the new school year on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 10:49 AM | 5 comments

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

City: Historic downtown Pleasanton home demolished without permit

Pleasanton city leaders are lamenting the loss of a historic home on Second Street, which was allegedly torn down earlier this summer without a proper permit and in violation of city regulations to protect heritage resources.

Tuesday, 9:44 PM | 57 comments
Seniors Series: County combats 'silent epidemic' of elder financial abuse

The Alameda County Social Services Agency has been working to shine a spotlight on what officials call one of the most under-reported, fastest growing crimes in America: elder financial abuse.

Tuesday, 2:17 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: Sheriff's lieutenant on leave pending probe into jail inmate death

An Alameda County sheriff's lieutenant has been placed on administrative leave following the death of a Santa Rita Jail inmate in June, according to a sheriff's spokesman.

Tuesday, 1:30 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Foothill football to host home opener at Amador

"It really came down to being all about the kids," Amador coach Danny Jones said about Foothill playing at Amador. "We are just happy we were able to help."

Tuesday, 12:57 PM | No comments yet
Group starts new petition to reverse city's plans for downtown Livermore

A local group opposed to a new boutique hotel planned in downtown Livermore are working to reverse the Livermore City Council's recent final approval of the plans and have organized a signature-gathering drive to do so.

Tuesday, 8:40 AM | 11 comments

Monday, August 12, 2019

Glazer announces re-election bid for State Senate

Giving himself plenty of time to campaign for his re-election, State Senator Steve Glazer announced on Monday that he would be seeking a second full term representing the people of California's 7th Senate District.

Monday, 3:03 PM | No comments yet
Haubert, Marchand among mayors to call for Senate action on gun safety laws

Two Tri-Valley mayors were among the more than 20 from the Bay Area and 250 nationwide who have signed a letter addressed to U.S. Senate leaders calling for action on gun violence legislation in the wake of recent mass shootings.

Monday, 1:58 PM | 68 comments
Seniors Series: Helping the Eagle land

A personal collection of photos and memorabilia from the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing was on display at Stoneridge Creek recently as five of its residents remembered their parts behind the scenes of the historic event.

Monday, 1:56 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley pet rescues need help to 'Clear the Shelters'

Tri-Valley animal shelters overflowing with felines are hopeful the fifth annual Clear the Shelters adoption drive this weekend will place plenty of rescues in new "forever homes."

Monday, 1:56 PM | 1 comment
'All hands on deck' for students' return to Amador Valley High

On Monday, Pleasanton Unified School District staff and volunteers helped students safely find their way to class at Amador Valley High, where over 400 parking spaces are currently out of commission.

Monday, 11:51 AM | No comments yet
Response to fires near Sunol snarls morning commute in Pleasanton

ACFD crews contained three separate fires near the junction of Interstate 680 and Highway 84 early Monday morning, but the aftermath of the fire response snarled traffic through Pleasanton during the morning commute.

Monday, 8:48 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Pleasanton: School board to talk bond measures

The PUSD board's first meeting of the new school year will cover a range of topics including updates on the Measure I1 bond, a possible new bond measure and appointment of a Harvest Park Middle School vice principal.

Sunday, 4:28 PM | 6 comments
Coroner IDs Los Angeles man killed in crash at I-580/I-680 interchange

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau has identified the driver killed in a crash at the interchange of interstates 580 and 680 in Pleasanton late Wednesday night as Phillip Joseph Begin III, 46, of Los Angeles.

Sunday, 4:09 PM | No comments yet
A&E Livermore: Jazz pianist, Laugh therapy and Woodstock weekend

The Bankhead Theater and Bothwell Arts Center will offer art and music events Aug. 17 that echo the Woodstock Festival's message of peace, love and community 50 years ago.

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Seniors Series: 'Hope' offers classes for dementia caregivers

Hope Hospice, which runs a 14-part family care giver education series the second Saturday of each month, also has a specialized four-part course that focuses on dementia.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Firefighters control 248-acre vegetation fire in southeast Dublin

Firefighters from the Alameda County Fire Department and CalFire's Santa Clara Unit successfully battled a vegetation fire on Friday, after the blaze stretched to 248 acres near Camino Loop at Twain Harte in Dublin.

Friday, 2:22 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Chabad Center damaged in overnight fire

The Chabad Center for Jewish Life caught fire overnight but remained largely intact Friday morning, with a quick response from local firefighters limiting the most significant damage to the exterior and roof of the synagogue.

Friday, 12:02 PM | 11 comments

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Seniors Series: Real estate tips for seniors

Equity, moving out of the area, and making homes safer and more livable top the list of home ownership issues for seniors.

Thursday, 3:41 PM | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Pleasanton Senior Center snapshot

The Pleasanton Senior Center is a place where older residents of all ages can gather to socialize, take classes, stay active and play games.

Thursday, 3:41 PM | No comments yet
Six-figure grant pays for Las Positas' first 100% online certificate program

Las Positas College plans to create more opportunities for offsite learning by using a recent $177,187 grant to develop its first completely online certificate program and improve course access for students routinely facing challenges

Thursday, 3:13 PM | No comments yet
CHP: Driver killed in crash at freeway interchange in Pleasanton

A driver died after crashing into a big-rig stopped on the side of the freeway at the interchange of interstates 580 and 680 in Pleasanton late Wednesday night, according to the CHP.

Thursday, 2:24 PM | 1 comment
Police identify victim in Livermore homicide

The man fatally shot in a Livermore shopping center parking lot early Wednesday morning has been identified as 31-year-old local transient Juan Manuel Elias, according to police.

Thursday, 12:22 PM | 5 comments

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Check out 'Tri-Valley Youth View'

Tri-Valley residents can tune in to their public access station as student television crews from TV30's annual summer camp have debuted their one-hour episode, "Tri-Valley Youth View."

Wednesday, 4:45 PM | No comments yet
PUSD: Fairlands, Mohr, Harvest Park bolster security with new fencing

Three Pleasanton Unified School District campuses have fortified on-site security for the new school year with new 8-foot-tall fencing that was recently installed as part of a $922,600 fencing project funded by Measure I1 bond revenue.

Wednesday, 4:41 PM | 51 comments
Pleasanton: Barbecue fundraiser for sister cities program

Want to travel somewhere off the tourist path? Consider a trip to Tulancingo, Mexico, with the Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association.

Wednesday, 4:32 PM | No comments yet
State-of-the-art STEM building breaks ground at Dublin High

Dublin High School's new engineering and science building broke ground last week at a ceremony on campus marking the start of the long-awaited $31.5 million project.

Wednesday, 4:00 PM | 1 comment
Man shot dead in Livermore; suspect caught in Elk Grove

A man died after being shot in a shopping center parking lot in Livermore early Wednesday morning, marking the city's second homicide in less than a month.

Wednesday, 8:37 AM | 4 comments

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Feds: Pleasanton restaurant cited for violating overtime pay regulations

New Thai Bistro restaurant in Pleasanton must pay back more than $172,000 to workers after a federal investigation unearthed labor overtime violations going back nearly three years.

Tuesday, 9:35 PM | 16 comments
Firefighters save three kittens trapped in car engine compartment in Livermore

A life-threatening situation for three young kittens in Livermore resolved with a happy ending last week when an Alameda County Fire Department crew successfully rescued the trio from being trapped in a car's engine compartment.

Tuesday, 6:25 PM | 1 comment
Rep. Swalwell hosting community forum on gun violence and domestic terrorism

Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell is hosting a community forum on Wednesday evening at 6:30 in the city of Hayward to address ending gun violence and domestic terrorism.

Tuesday, 2:27 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: FTC Track Club athletes compete against nation's best

Eight athletes from the Pleasanton-based FTC Track Club competed at the United States Track and Field Association (USTAF) National Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships held in late July in Sacramento.

Tuesday, 12:13 PM | No comments yet

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Nominations due by Sept. 16

Pleasanton Weekly and are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

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