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Monday, June 5, 2023

Hike for Hope raises over $150,000

Nearly 850 people turned out to support Tri-Valley nonprofit Hope Hospice at its annual Hike for Hope fundraiser at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore on May 6. In the face of rainy spring weather, hikers helped raise $153,000...

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Policymakers: Public transit will go over 'fiscal cliff' without more state dollars

As the upcoming state budget deadline looms over California, state policymakers warned Gov. Gavin Newsom that his ambitious climate targets will crumble without adequate funding for public transportation.

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Friday, June 2, 2023

Summer Cabaret Series coming to Firehouse

The Firehouse Arts Center will be filled with the music of Linda Ronstadt, Eagles and Barbra Streisand as tribute acts take center stage in the Summer Cabaret Series all month long.

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

New study to look at fare evasion on BART system

BART has a fare evasion problem. Solutions, or at least the data to inform them, are being collected as part of a study announced Tuesday by BART's Office of the Independent Police Auditor and a nonprofit that did a previous report...

Thursday, 9:22 PM | 1 comment
Rock history on display at the Bankhead

Tri-Valley residents can explore the history, technique and technology behind the rise and continued popularity of rock music over the past century, with an exhibit aimed at highlighting the evolution of the electric guitar...

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News Digest: Pleasanton graduations Friday night | First Weekend on Main | Tesla Road reopens

Pleasanton's public high schools are holding their graduation ceremonies this Friday (June 2), including Foothill from 5-6:30 p.m. and Amador Valley from 7-8:30 p.m. Read about that and more in this week's News Digest.

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What a Week: 'A dream come true' for Valley Humane Society

Pet support nonprofit Valley Humane Society celebrated a truly monumental accomplishment earlier this spring -- the ceremonial grand-opening of its Phil Scholz Veterinary Surgery Center in downtown Pleasanton.

Thursday, 1:55 PM | 1 comment
Editorial: Code of conduct the right idea prompted for the wrong reasons

The creation of 'Norms and Code of Conduct' could have been a positive turn for the Pleasanton City Council. But it was only an attempt to further restrict one member from sharing opinions that don't align with the majority.

Thursday, 1:51 PM | 11 comments
Wine country faces inflection point

Livermore Valley wine country stands at a crossroads. Whether the current adjustments will result in a vibrant wine country will play out over the next 20 years. For now, key leaders seem committed to moving that way...

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Pleasanton mom gives up her career for a life in cancer advocacy

Pleasanton resident Misha Mehta recently traveled to Washington, D.C. on two separate occasions to advocate for more action toward finding different treatments for childhood brain cancer, which took the life of her son in 2021.

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Granada High students, parents urge district to reconsider International Baccalaureate termination

More than 60 students, parents and educators expressed their support for Granada High School's International Baccalaureate program at a Livermore school board meeting last week following an announcement of its upcoming termination.

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Pleasanton Library launching summer reading program

In an effort to encourage literacy, community engagement and self-expression, the Pleasanton Public Library will soon kick off its annual summer reading program for residents -- with 'Find Your Voice' set as this year's theme.

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McCoy-Thompson reflects on first months leading Gratitude Network

Steve McCoy-Thompson, known locally for working years as executive director of PPIE, is entering his fourth month as the new executive director of Gratitude Network, an organization that supports nonprofits that work with children.

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Warriors GM Bob Myers, a Monte Vista alum, leaving team after season

Golden State Warriors President of Basketball Operations / General Manager Bob Myers, a native of Danville, announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down after 12 years with the NBA team he grew up rooting for.

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How life 'On the Job' has changed in the Tri-Valley

Pleasanton's Museum on Main has partnered up with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to bring Tri-Valley residents a little history of how labor and jobs have changed in the area over the last 150 years.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Recent Granada High alumnus drowns during weekend outing in Butte County

Family and friends are mourning the sudden death of a young man from Livermore who drowned during an outing on the Feather River in the Chico area over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Pleasanton council set for closed session on police labor negotiations

The Pleasanton City Council and city negotiators will be going over the Pleasanton Police Officers Association contract negotiations during a closed-session meeting on Wednesday.

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Suspect in Livermore teen's 2019 murder extradited from Mexico

A 25-year-old man who was on the lam for nearly four years has been transported from Mexico and taken into custody at the Santa Rita Jail in connection with the shooting death of Livermore High student Emanuel Moseby, police confirmed.

Tuesday, 3:31 PM | 1 comment
Authorities ID young man killed in chain-reaction crash on I-580 in Livermore

A 21-year-old Concord man has been identified as the victim in a fatal chain-reaction collision involving four vehicles last week on Interstate 580 in Livermore, according to the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau and the CHP.

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Pleasanton Preps: Reflecting on big bounceback season for Amador Valley varsity baseball

Before the season started, I wrote that the Dons had too much talent and too strong of a coaching staff to be bad for a second straight campaign. And there they were at the end of this regular season standing on top of their division.

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Monday, May 29, 2023

Dublin man faces felony allegations of misusing computer database of health care company

A Dublin man is facing federal felony charges of improperly accessing a former work computer system and changing its data. The 47-year-old pleaded not guilty in an Oakland federal courtroom last Friday, according to court records.

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County juvenile officer charged with sex acts against teen nearly 20 years ago

A juvenile institutional officer in the Alameda County Probation Department has been accused of sex acts with a teenager that occurred more than 17 years ago.

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Pleasanton PD temporarily disbands three units, reassigns officers amid staffing shortages

The Pleasanton Police Department has reassigned officers in the special enforcement, crime prevention and traffic units for the time being in order to cover patrol duties due to a shortage in staff.

Monday, 4:36 PM | 6 comments
Las Positas College appoints dean as new VP of academic services

Las Positas College has promoted Nan Ho from dean of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to become the community college's new vice president of academic services.

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Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters at the Bankhead

Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton and his band The Boxmasters are coming to the Bankhead Theater this Saturday (June 3) for an eclectic rock concert.

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Summer movie preview: Blockbusters and Barbie rule the screen

Let's face facts: Barbie seems more at home in a movie theater in July. Although some prestige pictures trickle out as counter-programming, summer remains primarily the province of blockbuster cinema and franchise sequels.

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Dublin: DA charges two sheriff's deputies with records coverup in jail suicide

Two Alameda County sheriff's deputies are accused of falsifying records in connection with a suicide at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in 2021. Felony charges were filed against the pair, District Attorney Pamela Price said Friday...

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Another Dublin federal prison employee indicted for sex abuse of female inmates

A former federal corrections officer accused of sexually abusing inmates at a women's prison in Dublin recently made his first court appearance after a grand jury indicted him on 12 counts, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

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Museum on Main ready to launch event series next month

The Museum on Main is gearing up for a busy late-spring and summer chock full of special events aiming to educate and engage residents of all ages: Family Days return June 3 and the historic walking tour series kicks off June 10.

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Paula Poundstone to headline at the Bankhead

Comedian and podcast host Paula Poundstone returns to the Bankhead stage this June 10. In a discussion with the Weekly, she explored her personal inspirations, favorite aspects of touring and her experience as a comedian.

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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Man drowns in Lake Del Valle in Livermore

A man died in Lake Del Valle in Livermore after entering the water to retrieve an oar that fell from his family's boat and being unable to resurface on Saturday afternoon, according to East Bay Regional Park District.

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Pleasanton: City details contract offer rejected by police union before declaring impasse

Pleasanton city negotiators offered unionized police personnel raises between 15% to 18% over three years as part of its latest contract proposal days before PPOA declared an impasse in labor talks, city officials confirmed Thursday.

Thursday, 11:16 PM | 4 comments
Construction begins on Iron Horse Trail overcrossing at Bollinger Canyon Road

Following nearly a decade of discussions, studies and public outreach, work has begun on a pedestrian and bicycle overcrossing aimed at providing Iron Horse Trail users a safer option than crossing a busy road in San Ramon.

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Walnut Creek: Twitter hit with racketeering suit over disclosure of confidential user info to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

A 'criminal enterprise' that includes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and had ties to Walnut Creek 'unlawfully surveilled, killed, tortured, disappeared, kidnapped, extorted and threatened perceived dissidents to suppress speech...

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What a Week: What a season ahead for Bankhead Theater

Livermore Valley Arts this week unveiled the 2023-24 lineup for its Bankhead Presents series of shows at the downtown entertainment venue. Eclectic barely begins to describe the list...

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Introducing 'CabFranc-A-Palooza'

An upcoming festival in the Tri-Valley is set to put a spotlight on the Livermore wine community and one of its most unique drinking varieties -- the Cabernet Franc.

Thursday, 3:45 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: Memorial Day ceremony in Pleasanton | No I-680 closure this weekend | Night Market at fairgrounds

Pleasanton veteran support organizations, community groups and local leaders are joining together to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in military service during the 2023 Memorial Day Remembrance Celebration this Monday.

Thursday, 3:22 PM | No comments yet
Driver killed in chain-reaction crash on freeway in Livermore

One driver died and another was injured in a series of collisions in quick succession on Interstate 580 in Livermore early Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

PUSD board poised to ratify contract agreement with classified employees

The Pleasanton school board is set Thursday to consider ratifying the district's tentative agreement with California School Employees Association, a deal that includes increases in salary and district contribution to benefits.

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Livermore council adopts ordinance enhancing penalties for illegal fireworks

With Independence Day just around the corner, the Livermore City Council this month approved an ordinance amending the city's established municipal code to include additional prohibitions and penalties related to fireworks.

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Pleasanton police union declares impasse in stalled negotiations with city administration

The Pleasanton Police Officers Association is declaring an impasse amid its tense contract negotiations with the city, which the union president said has consistently rejected the association's demands for higher compensation.

Wednesday, 8:53 PM | 7 comments
Wildflowers (and optimism) abloom at site of Pleasanton's future community garden, farm

City leaders and members of the University of California Master Gardener Program of Alameda County celebrated the successful cover crop planting for a future community garden and farm at the Bernal Community Park on Monday.

Wednesday, 3:39 PM | No comments yet
Coroner IDs Livermore man killed in high-speed crash near I-580

Authorities have confirmed the identity of the man from Livermore who died after reportedly speeding through a red light and then hitting two other cars and a traffic pole near an Interstate 580 interchange in town earlier this month.

Wednesday, 12:51 AM | No comments yet
House Ethics Committee closes investigation into Swalwell, takes no action

The House Ethics Committee has ended its investigation into U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell without taking any further action related to a complaint against the congressman after revelations a former campaign volunteer was a suspected spy...

Wednesday, 12:19 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Pleasanton council closing in on budget approval after final workshop

The Pleasanton City Council discussed various aspects of the latest recommended budget plan that staff presented during the last formal workshop earlier this month, including possibly adding funds toward repairing Alamo Canal Trail.

Tuesday, 10:48 PM | 2 comments
'90s hit parade at the Firehouse with Citizen Flannel

The Firehouse Arts Center is featuring a little bit of everything rock, punk and alternative from that decade this weekend, welcoming Bay Area '90s tribute band Citizen Flannel for a concert Saturday evening...

Tuesday, 10:27 PM | No comments yet
Dublin High Culinary Academy founder retiring

Officials at Dublin High School are in the midst of the interview process for a new leader for their expansive culinary program and associated catering service, with the current school year being the last for that program's founder.

Tuesday, 10:08 PM | No comments yet

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