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Friday, February 28, 2020

Apply for Livermore's Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee

The city of Livermore is currently seeking applicants for the Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee (CAPAC), which weighs in on development of the city's Climate Action Plan, through March 13.

Friday, 2:56 PM | No comments yet
Every 15 Minutes program brings anti-DUI message to Foothill High

In an effort to enforce good decision-making among its students and teach them about the consequences of drinking and driving, Foothill High School will play host to the Every 15 Minutes anti-DUI program on Thursday.

Friday, 1:01 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Fairlands students embody historic figures for Black History Month

Instead of visiting a museum to learn about the history and contributions of black people in America, students in teacher Kelly Lack's fifth-grade class at Fairlands Elementary became the museum this week for Black History Month.

Thursday, 10:27 PM | No comments yet
Vote by Tuesday

Election Day arrives on Tuesday. That means it's time to turn in that vote-by-mail ballot or decide when to go to the polls in person to vote. Here's a recap of what's at stake for Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley this primary election.

Thursday, 12:08 PM | 1 comment
Focusing on 'Lives Well Lived'

Old age makes remarkable video when subjects share highlights and poignant moments from their many decades. "Lives Well Lived," is being shown at 1 p.m. this Tuesday (March 3) at St. Charles Borromeo in Livermore.

Thursday, 12:03 PM | No comments yet
News Digest: Vaping discussion at Firehouse, Homelessness panel & Tri-Valley teen job fair

The Firehouse Arts Center in downtown Pleasanton is hosting a panel discussion on vaping next week as part of the city of Pleasanton's Community Education Series.

Thursday, 11:55 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Dublin celebrates new Public Safety Complex

The Dublin community gathered for the grand opening of its new police headquarters last Saturday, two years after construction on the complex started.

Wednesday, 4:35 PM | No comments yet
PUSD looking at vape sensors for middle and high schools

As part of plans for a major $9.6 million Measure I1 network upgrade, Pleasanton Unified School District is considering installing vape sensors at local middle and high school campuses to detect students using electronic vaping devices

Wednesday, 2:11 PM | 7 comments
Valley Views: When Martin Luther King Jr. visited the Tri-Valley

As Black History Month draws to a close, a local historic event worth noting has come to my attention: On Jan. 14, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. made a visit to the old Santa Rita Jail, just months before he was assassinated.

Wednesday, 1:32 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton Planning Commission approves new bar downtown

The Pleasanton Planning Commission earlier this month signed off on a conditional use permit for Middle 8 to open in the empty former Bollinger Nail Salon unit in the multi-tenant commercial building at 310 Main St.

Wednesday, 11:36 AM | 5 comments
Tragedy and comedy: Operas onstage in Livermore

Two operas -- one a tragedy and one a comedy -- will bring action, drama and humor to the stage of the Bankhead Theater on two weekends, beginning March 7.

Wednesday, 8:26 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Dublin boys get surprise visit from military dad at school

After a year of overseas deployment, Navy Lt. Darren Nelson finally came home to see his family in Dublin. The occasion was marked with a special ceremony last Thursday at Murray Elementary, where Nelson surprised his three sons.

Tuesday, 6:25 PM | No comments yet
Rep. Swalwell's new book is part tribute, part impeachment memoir

A newly announced book by U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) that began as a tribute to his father partly "morphed" into an insider's look at the recent impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump.

Tuesday, 5:50 PM | 15 comments
County supervisors give initial approval to vaping ban ordinance

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday to tentatively approve an ordinance that would ban the sale of vaping products in the county's unincorporated areas.

Tuesday, 3:28 PM | No comments yet

Monday, February 24, 2020

Danville karate instructor charged with child sex abuse

The owner of a Danville karate center was arrested in Oakland on Friday, following an investigation by police into reported sexual misconduct against a student at his studio, according to Danville police.

Monday, 8:05 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Foothill wrestler Duncan qualifies for state tournament

Foothill sent nine wrestlers to the North Coast Section meet last Friday and Saturday and finished with one of the group advancing to the CIF State meet, Ruby Duncan.

Monday, 7:53 PM | No comments yet
Cantabella Children's Chorus offers workshop for choral teachers 'in a rut'

Cantabella Children's Chorus is offering a workshop for teachers presented by professor Tom Shelton of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. on April 17 at the Bothwell Arts Center.

Monday, 2:52 PM | No comments yet
PUSD passes Measure I1 audit with flying colors

The Pleasanton Unified School District passed a recent audit for management of Measure I1 bond funds with flying colors, according to the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee tasked with completing the annual review.

Monday, 1:42 PM | 12 comments
Police investigating home invasion at gunpoint in Kottinger Ranch

A woman was robbed at gunpoint by three unknown men who broke into her Kottinger Ranch home early Sunday morning, according to Pleasanton police.

Monday, 8:16 AM | 20 comments

Sunday, February 23, 2020

New Las Positas president chosen for Wheelhouse Fellowship

In the same month he was officially sworn in as the new president of Las Positas College, Dyrell Foster also has been selected as a 2020 Wheelhouse Fellow.

Sunday, 12:32 PM | No comments yet
County sets up online portal to help previously incarcerated establish new life

A new Alameda County online portal is now live to help people who were previously incarcerated reestablish their lives after incarceration, county officials said.

Sunday, 12:29 PM | No comments yet
Budding Livermore artists encouraged to enter for High School Seniors Arts Awards

High school seniors are encouraged to enter the city of Livermore's High School Seniors Arts Award Program, which is “designed to identify, recognize, and encourage talented graduating high school students who reside in Livermore."

Sunday, 12:28 PM | No comments yet
Pianist performs with pizzazz in Livermore

Pianist Jason Lyle Black returns to his hometown of Livermore to perform his unique concert at the Bankhead. A classically trained pianist, Black blends popular music with his own comedic flair -- including sitting backward to play.

Sunday, 9:32 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Livermore man accused of crashing Mustang into 11 vehicles in Idaho parking garage

A man from Livermore was taken into custody in Idaho on Wednesday afternoon after Boise police allege he crashed his Ford Mustang into 10 cars and one pickup truck in an area parking garage the week before.

Thursday, 4:40 PM | No comments yet
Ragin' Cajun returning this year with Bollywood theme

Experience the magic of Mumbai without leaving the Tri-Valley when the fun-filled 12th annual Ragin' Cajun fundraiser returns to Casa Real at Ruby Hill Vineyards on March 13.

Thursday, 3:53 PM | No comments yet
Steinle defendant to undergo extended competency evaluation

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a further competency evaluation of up to 45 days in a U.S. prison facility for an undocumented Mexican citizen accused of illegally possessing the gun that killed Pleasanton native Kate Steinle.

Thursday, 12:45 PM | No comments yet
'Art & Wine Intertwined' in Livermore

"Gryphon Rock" by Linda Ryan is among her works in the "Sea Change" exhibit of her pour paintings at the Bankhead Theater's Founder's Room.

Thursday, 11:27 AM | No comments yet
News Digest: Disaster Preparedness Training, Amador club's gear drive & County fair wins awards

Inspired by their success last time, the Equipment for Everyone Club at Amador Valley High School is hosting another sports gear collection drive this Sunday (Feb. 23).

Thursday, 11:01 AM | No comments yet
Perfect balance: embalming and acting

Now Angst is employed as a licensed embalmer by Graham Hitch Mortuary, working in Pleasanton. But she hasn't given up her singing or theatrical endeavors; currently she is rehearsing for "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."

Thursday, 10:56 AM | No comments yet
Cheza Nami! (Come play with me)

For Pleasanton-based cultural group Cheza Nami Foundation, Black History Month represents a distinct opportunity to promote diversity and multiculturalism through interactive performances of traditional African music and dance.

Thursday, 10:26 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

East Pleasanton Specific Plan decision postponed again

The City Council again delayed making a final decision on restarting the East Pleasanton Specific Plan, opting to hold off until next month rather than deliberate after midnight Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, 4:13 PM | 8 comments
Man arrested after police chase goes from city streets to wrong way on I-680

One man was arrested following a high-speed pursuit that started on Pleasanton city streets and ended after the driver allegedly went the wrong way on northbound I-680 & caused a traffic crash that shut down the freeway early Wed morn.

Wednesday, 4:10 PM | No comments yet
DA: Walgreens paying $7.5M to settle consumer protection lawsuit

Pharmacy giant Walgreens Co. has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a consumer protection lawsuit alleging that it put people's health at risk by allowing a phony pharmacist to handle more than 745,000 prescriptions in the Bay Area.

Wednesday, 3:16 PM | No comments yet
Amador wins national award for diversity in computer science program

Amador Valley High's computer science program and its leaders were celebrated at last week's Pleasanton school board meeting for recently earning the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award.

Wednesday, 3:16 PM | 1 comment
Pleasanton moves to ban sales of all flavored tobacco, vaping products

The City Council gave initial support Tuesday night to swift regulations that would ban the sales of flavored tobacco, e-cigarettes and related paraphernalia in Pleasanton, hoping to establish a strict ordinance to curb teen vaping.

Wednesday, 3:00 PM | 10 comments

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Livermore Councilman Coomber won't seek re-election in fall

Livermore City Councilman Bob Coomber has officially announced that he will not be seeking re-election in November in order to focus on his health.

Tuesday, 4:21 PM | 4 comments
Utility bill: Bauer-Kahan, Glazer co-author legislation to hold power companies accountable

Tri-Valley lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow the state and local prosecutors to take action against electric power companies that fail to comply with safety regulations.

Tuesday, 2:57 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Dons close girls soccer regular season with decisive wins

The Amador Valley girls soccer team faced off against Granada and Foothill in the final week of the regular season and came away with two convincing victories.

Tuesday, 12:28 PM | 2 comments
Pleasanton PD says goodbye to retiring sergeant, welcomes son as newest officer

It was a special week for the Boland family, and the entire Pleasanton PD, last week as the department gave a retirement send-off to Sgt. Jim Boland one day after welcoming his son, Jimmy Boland Jr., as the newest city police officer.

Tuesday, 12:28 PM | 3 comments

Monday, February 17, 2020

Council to discuss vaping ordinance, East Pleasanton Specific Plan process

The Pleasanton City Council is set to weigh potential regulations on e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco Tuesday night, attempting to find solutions to help curb teen vaping in the community.

Monday, 2:56 PM | 2 comments
Report: Bay Area housing numbers fall by 30% in 2019

Despite a narrative that housing construction in the Bay Area is going gangbusters, the number of units built last year was nearly 10,000 shy of the year before.

Monday, 11:08 AM | 3 comments
Dublin's military banner program honors hometown heroes

Local veterans and active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces will be honored again this year by the city of Dublin, which displays military banners on local streets as part of an annual program created in 2018.

Monday, 11:07 AM | 1 comment
Camp Connection: Camps support independence in safe setting

Today's parents may wrestle with giving their children independence while keeping them safe. School offers some opportunities -- and so do summer camps.

Monday, 11:07 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Celebrate grand opening of Dublin's new police headquarters this weekend

The city of Dublin is celebrating the grand opening of its new police headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony next Saturday (Feb. 22), two years after construction on the complex started.

Sunday, 4:22 PM | 1 comment
Livermore driver involved in fatal collision in Pittsburg

A 33-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed early Sunday morning by a driver exiting eastbound Highway 4 in Pittsburg at the Loveridge Road off-ramp, the California Highway Patrol said.

Sunday, 9:42 AM | No comments yet

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