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Monday, June 24, 2019

Alameda grand jury criticizes supervisors handling of Urban Shield changes

An Alameda County grand jury issued a report on Monday strongly criticizing the county Board of Supervisors for the way it handled the approval process of sweeping changes to the sheriff's controversial "Urban Shield" law enforcement t

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Sig-alert: Fire along 580 near east Livermore closes lanes

Two of four westbound lanes on 580 near Livermore are closed because of a wildfire on Interstate 580 at the eastern edge of Livermore's city limits.

Monday, 5:00 PM | No comments yet
Sig-alert: Fire burning along 580 near east Livermore

A fire burning along Interstate Highway 580 at the eastern edge of Livermore's city limits has closed all lanes of traffic and prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a Sig-alert.

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Zone 7 recognized for going 'above and beyond' to support military reserve members

Zone 7 Water Agency has been recognized by the Department of Defense for outstanding support of their military reserve service members in the workplace.

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Livermore City Council to discuss ban on flavored tobacco

The Livermore City Council on Monday night will consider the addition of a new ordinance to ban the sales of all flavored tobacco products and electronic delivery devices in the city.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Livermore: Police spend several hours searching for source of gunshot

Police in Livermore are investigating a gunshot that may have been fired at officers responding to a report of shots fired at or near a Greenville Road storage yard, police said Sunday.

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DSRSD undertakes largest capital improvement project in nearly 20 years

Dublin San Ramon Services District has been making headway at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Pleasanton on its largest capital improvement project in two decades.

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View art, taste wine in Livermore

The Livermore Performing Arts Center is hosting "Art & Wine Intertwined" from 1:30-4:30 p.m., next Saturday (June 29) in the Bankhead Theater lobby.

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Tri-Valley writers club honors teens for their works

Eighteen students from nine Tri-Valley high schools were honored for their essays, poetry and short stories in a contest sponsored by the Tri-Valley Writers, a branch of the California Writers Club.

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New Hart principal among leadership moves set for PUSD board meeting

The Pleasanton school board's final meeting of the 2018-19 school year will cover lots of ground, including several new admin hires, possible approval of next year's district budget and a new temporary parking solution for Amador.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Shakespeare cometh to the Tri-Valley

Fans of William Shakespeare may rejoiceth as warm weather brings the Bard to two outdoor venues this summer.

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News Digest: Downtown plan heads to commission, Meet Churchill & Donations for Tri-Valley Haven

The Pleasanton Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the draft update to the city's Downtown Specific Plan during its regular meeting on Wednesday.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Parents sue city, Pleasanton PD over son’s in-custody death last summer

The family of Jacob Bauer, a local man who died at a hospital in Pleasanton police custody after a confrontation with officers outside Raley's last summer, have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city and police department.

Thursday, 11:05 PM | 6 comments
DUSD Interim Superintendent Marken offers to stay on two more years

The DUSD Board of Trustees unanimously accepted an offer on Tuesday for Interim Superintendent Dave Marken, contingent on successful contract negotiations, to remain in his current position for two more years.

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Picks for today’s horse races at fair

Pleasanton Weekly sports columnist Dennis Miller offered the following picks for the June 21 slate of horse racing at the Alameda County Fair.

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Pleasanton's 'Queen of Horse Racing'

Simply put, Jeanne Wasserman is the "Queen of Horse Racing" in Pleasanton. The director of racing at the fairgrounds, Wasserman is a true success story of producing results and thriving in what is largely a male-dominated profession.

Thursday, 12:28 PM | 1 comment
Editorial: Crucial time for downtowns across Tri-Valley

A downtown has an important and unique role in a community's economic and social development. Downtowns are historically the epicenter -- the heart -- of a community and the hub of commercial, cultural and civic activities.

Thursday, 12:11 PM | No comments yet
New pool record set in Pleasanton Valley's victory

Pleasanton Valley Club swimmer Laird Muise broke a 20-year-old Dolphins' pool record in the 9/10-year-old boys individual medley last weekend during his team's meet against Castlewood.

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Picks for today's races at the fair

Pleasanton Weekly sports columnist Dennis Miller offered the following picks for the June 20 slate of horse racing at the Alameda County Fair.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Livermore: StarsDay showcases community musical and artistic talent

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is launching StarsDay this summer to provide local artists with the opportunity to share their talents with the community. Any local musician, artist, or group can sign up to perform.

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Pleasanton man sentenced to 25 years for international sexual abuse of teenager

A Pleasanton man was sentenced in federal court in Oakland on Tuesday to more than 25 years in prison for enticing a 14-year-old British girl online, traveling to the United Kingdom to meet her and sexually abusing her in 2014.

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World Environment Day Celebration honors Pleasanton youth for 'dirty' deeds

Pleasanton youths committed to building a greener future were commemorated during the annual World Environment Day Celebration on June 6 at the Veterans Memorial Building.

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Library rebuild on track at Harvest Park

Work on rebuilding the fire-damaged library at Harvest Park Middle School is well underway and appears to be on track.

Wednesday, 3:54 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton council supports plan for redesigning downtown parking lot

The Pleasanton City Council approved plans for redesigning and expanding the city's downtown parking lot on the old railroad corridor between Bernal Avenue and Abbie Street on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 3:48 PM | 16 comments
Pleasanton Downtown Association hires Cadrette as new executive director

The Pleasanton Downtown Association has announced a leadership change, with the Board of Directors appointing Tiffany Cadrette as the organization's new executive director, effective Aug. 5.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Pleasanton: New art exhibit features Bay Area parks

The Harrington Gallery opened a major exhibit last week, "Bay Area Parks: Outdoor Treasures," in partnership with the California Art Club San Francisco Chapter.

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Dublin High student lands prestigious internship with NASA

Mihika Sharma, a hard-working Dublin High School student, will accelerate her space science learning this summer after being selected to take part in a prestigious NASA internship.

Tuesday, 4:31 PM | No comments yet
Rep. Swalwell gearing up for first presidential debate next week

Presidential hopeful and Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell has made the cut for the Democrats' first presidential debate and will look to have a breakout moment to distinguish himself in front of a national audience.

Tuesday, 4:23 PM | 23 comments
Sister pop duo Aly & AJ among highlights of Alameda County Fair's second week

Alameda County Fair-goers looking for an infusion of '80s-inspired synth-pop are in luck because the sister pop duo Aly & AJ are coming to the fairgrounds on Saturday, promising to bring "wall-to-wall music" with them.

Tuesday, 3:25 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: District needs to fix funding system for school sports

I believe being involved with after-school activities (be it athletics or others) is every bit as important as anything in the classroom. Book-smarts need to be combined with social development to have the well-rounded young adult.

Tuesday, 9:47 AM | 9 comments

Monday, June 17, 2019

Pleasanton council to debate redesign of downtown parking lot

The Pleasanton City Council is set to discuss giving final direction on the plans for redesigning and expanding the city's downtown parking lot on the former railroad property between Bernal Avenue and Abbie Street on Tuesday night.

Monday, 5:04 PM | 21 comments
Women singers! Check out Harmony Fusion Chorus

Calling all Tri-Valley women who like to join with others to sing a cappella. Harmony Fusion Chorus, a women's barbershop show chorus, will host a special open rehearsal night to welcome new singers on June 24.

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Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance names co-founder Young as first president/CEO

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance co-founder Kathy Young was recently appointed as the organization's first president and CEO.

Monday, 3:00 PM | No comments yet
BART board approves new fare hikes

The BART Board of Directors reversed course last week and approved three fare hikes following initial disagreement on fare increases.

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Photos capture the beauty of Dublin

Pride in Dublin was shown in photos of its natural landscapes and wildlife that were entered into a new photography contest as part of the city's recent Dublin Pride Week activities presented by its Public Works Dept.

Monday, 1:30 PM | 10 comments

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Pleasanton North Rotarian Greenlee receives district award

Pleasanton resident Kevin Greenlee, a member of Pleasanton North Rotary, was honored last month by peers across Rotary District 5170 for his leadership in the district's International Youth Exchange Program.

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New Dublin high school to be reviewed this week at public workshop

Dublin residents have an opportunity this week to review the latest developments on building a second comprehensive high school in east Dublin.

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Quilt raffle benefits First Tee of Tri-Valley

The Pleasanton Fairway Ladies Golf Club raffled a quilt made by club member Geri Joyce to benefit the First Tee of the Tri-Valley.

Sunday, 8:25 PM | No comments yet
Space films at Bankhead in Livermore

The Family Fun Film Series returns for the second year to the Bankhead Theater with "Summer in Space," three films that reflect the human fascination with space and honor another anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

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Indian-Jewish laughs at Firehouse

Mahatma Moses' Comedy Caravan presents award-winning, clean and witty standup comedy in two shows featuring Indian-Jewish comic Mahatma Moses aka Samson Koletkar and friends on June 23.

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Livermore airport welcomes national fly-in

The skies will brighten next weekend when the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association holds one of its 2019 national fly-ins this Friday and Saturday at the Livermore Municipal Airport.

Sunday, 8:22 PM | 1 comment

Friday, June 14, 2019

Last cattle drive through downtown marks start of fair

Thousands of residents crowded into the downtown area to watch the popular Pleasanton cattle drive, which for the past two years has marked the start of the Alameda County Fair -- which is now open.

Friday, 3:24 PM | 3 comments

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Longtime county Supervisor Scott Haggerty won't seek re-election next year

Longtime Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty announced this week that he plans to retire after next year when his current term runs out in January 2021.

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News Digest: Bay Area Military Classic, Musicians for city production & Yoga Day in Livermore

The Bay Area Military Classic golf fundraiser tournament is coming to The Course at Wente Vineyards in Livermore later this month.

Thursday, 1:10 PM | No comments yet
Del Valle drowning victim ID'd as local horse-racing jockey

A man who drowned in Lake Del Valle Tuesday evening has been identified by Alameda County coroner's bureau as 23-year-old Shawn Spikes Jr. of San Francisco.

Thursday, 12:07 PM | No comments yet
2019 Alameda County Fair ready for Opening Day

A hallmark of summer in Pleasanton every year, the Alameda County Fair is celebrating Opening Day this Friday with all sorts of familiar fan favorites taking over the fairgrounds -- all that after one prominent "last ride."

Thursday, 10:48 AM | 2 comments
Looking for art? East Bay Open Studios has you covered

Artist studios in the East Bay began holding open houses last weekend for art lovers to explore, and this weekend starts the turn for cities on the Interstate 680 corridor.

Thursday, 10:30 AM | 3 comments
Around Pleasanton: Oakland Temple set for rededication on Sunday

The newly renovated Oakland Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be rededicated and opened to members in three services this Sunday, Father's Day, following a month of public tours.

Thursday, 10:21 AM | No comments yet
Nonprofit agency Child Care Links rebranding in wake of acquisition

Private nonprofit agency Child Care Links is rebranding to reflect its upcoming merger with the San Leandro-based Family Service Counseling and Community Resource Center. The two organizations are teaming up starting in July.

Thursday, 10:07 AM | No comments yet
ACE Train service canceled due to gas leak

Altamont Commuter Express trains are not running today due to a gas leak near Livermore. The leak won't be fully repaired until this afternoon, ACE officials said, leading to the full cancellation for the day. Regular service is expected to return tomorrow.

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ACE train service canceled due to gas leak

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ACE train service canceled due to gas leak

Altamont Corridor Express trains are not running Thursday due to a gas leak near Livermore, according to officials.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

$27K in restitution ordered for man who hacked

The 36-year-old man who hacked and temporarily shut down and other Embarcadero Media websites nearly four years ago was sentenced Wednesday in federal court.

Wednesday, 10:01 PM | No comments yet
Livermore: Body of missing boater recovered at Lake Del Valle

Search teams have recovered the body of a young man who fell into the water Tuesday evening while boating at Lake Del Valle in unincorporated Alameda County south of Livermore, near where another man drowned last week.

Wednesday, 1:54 PM | 1 comment
Onstage: Piano men tribute at Firehouse; 'American Idol' winner at Bankhead

Broadway "piano man" Kyle Martin brings his high-energy tribute to Pleasanton on June 22, the same night as "American Idol" Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze takes to the stage in Livermore.

Wednesday, 12:06 PM | No comments yet
Council ceremony to kick off Pleasanton's summer of 125th anniversary celebrations

Pleasanton is spending the summer celebrating the 125th anniversary of the city's incorporation, and the City Council is set to get the party started next Tuesday with a special recognition event during its regular meeting.

Wednesday, 12:05 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton native Butterfield named principal of Amador Valley High

Foothill High School vice principal Josh Butterfield is leaving the campus when the new school year starts to become the new principal at Amador Valley High.

Wednesday, 6:56 AM | 18 comments

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

County installs new stop signs off Sunol Boulevard near Castlewood

Alameda County officials have installed new stop signs to halt all drivers at the intersection where Sunol Boulevard splits off into Pleasanton-Sunol Road and Castlewood Drive just beyond the city limits.

Tuesday, 5:19 PM | 9 comments
Another inmate dies at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin

A man incarcerated at Santa Rita Jail died in his cell last week, marking the second inmate death within seven days and third since the start of the year reported at the Dublin jail.

Tuesday, 3:39 PM | No comments yet
New DUSD Trustee Blackman ready to get to work after special election win

Dublin Unified School District is one step closer to returning to a full Board of Trustees, with Gabrielle Blackman winning the open Trustee Area 4 seat by a large margin in a low turnout special election on June 4.

Tuesday, 3:30 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Cesario, Collins out as athletic directors; reorganization is latest blow to high school sports

Dusty Collins at Foothill and Lou Cesario at Amador were big cheerleaders for the respective schools, supporting the programs without fail to make their respective programs successful. And now both are former athletic directors.

Tuesday, 10:11 AM | 9 comments

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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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