PleasantonWeekly.com https://pleasantonweekly.com If it is local and useful, it is on PleasantonWeekly.com. en-us Copyright 2021 PleasantonWeekly.com PleasantonWeekly.com https://PleasantonWeekly.com/art/top_logo.png https://pleasantonweekly.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Garden club hosting naturalist Dan Hinkley]]> The Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club is partnering with the California Horticultural Society to present Dan Hinkley as its monthly speaker, at 6:30 p.m. Monday (April 19) via Zoom and open to the public.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton seeks teen poet laureate]]> Pleasanton is accepting applications for a 2021-22 teen poet laureate through April 30.]]> <![CDATA['Tri-Valley Sports Wrap' debuts on TV30]]> With high school sports now back in action after the pandemic hiatus, 'Tri-Valley Sports Final Sports Wrap' with host Tim Sbranti is now airing on TV30. The show highlights local team and athlete accomplishments.]]> <![CDATA[Feds: SF daycare employee charged with child pornography, previously worked in Livermore]]> Federal authorities filed a criminal complaint Wednesday against a San Francisco daycare worker for possession of child pornography. The 26-year-old man previously worked at a child care facility in Livermore, the FBI said.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton police welcome newest dispatcher]]> The Pleasanton Police Department recently held a swearing-in ceremony for the city's newest police dispatcher, Michelle Pineda.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin Unified to reopen five days a week this fall]]> Dublin Unified School District will reopen schools full-time, five days a week, starting in the new academic year this August, Interim Superintendent Daniel Moirao announced at a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday night.]]> <![CDATA[2021 Administrators of the Year winners include eight from Tri-Valley]]> Eight Tri-Valley employees were among those recently honored as the 2021 Administrators of the Year for the Association of California School Administrators Region 6, which represents Alameda and Contra Costa counties.]]> <![CDATA[Camp Connection: Pandemic pushes many Tri-Valley summer programs to the great outdoors]]> With many people still unvaccinated for COVID-19, Tri-Valley organizations are taking extra precautions and offering both virtual and in-person activities to make sure everyone has a fun and safe summer -- no matter their comfort level]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: Earth Week 2021]]> I try to be aware of what steps I can take to help 'the world around me' as often as I can. I'm not perfect. Nobody is. But what I strive to do is to become better informed and to limit preventable lapses or mistakes.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: Alameda County Fair returning this year, shifting to October]]> After canceling in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Alameda County Fair is coming back in 2021 but has been rescheduled for the fall instead of the usual summer dates due to COVID-19 vaccine and food distribution efforts now onsite.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: VFW post to commemorate Bataan Death March]]> Pleasanton VFW Post 6298 will commemorate the 79th anniversary of the 1942 Bataan Death March this Saturday with veterans and friends hiking 26.2 miles through the Tri-Valley in honor of those who suffered and died.]]> <![CDATA[Live entertainment returning to Bankhead Theater]]> As county restrictions ease, the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore is planning a series of early concerts for 44 patrons at distanced tables in its courtyard. The intimate shows will feature a comedy opener followed by live music.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Downtown Association executive director stepping down]]> Executive Director Tiffany Cadrette is leaving the Pleasanton Downtown Association next month after accepting a marketing position with the Alameda County Fairgrounds, where she worked earlier in her career.]]> <![CDATA[Da Boccery: Local restaurateurs bringing bocce back to Livermore]]> Livermore will again have a space that offers food, drink and bocce as the owners of Sauced BBQ and Plucked Chicken have announced plans to open Da Boccery, a new entertainment and restaurant venue at the former site of Campo di Bocce.]]> <![CDATA[Opinion | Nate Miley: Getting vaccinated is a community responsibility]]> As supervisor of a district heavily impacted by COVID, I am deeply concerned that despite overwhelming evidence of vaccine safety and efficacy there remains a debate around the value of getting vaccinated. It is our responsibility.]]> <![CDATA[BART expecting to resume late-night service, add more trains later this year]]> BART will re-expand its train schedules later this year, offering more frequent trips and later service as riders are expected to return to public transit as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, agency officials said Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton PD launches online portal for residents to track police activity]]> Pleasanton residents can now monitor and break down police activity throughout the city using a newly launched website that provides real time information.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Resident group sues city over Costco gas station approval]]> A collection of residents have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Ramon over its approval of a 32-pump Costco gas station near the Danville border, arguing that the project should be more thoroughly reviewed...]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton couple shaken after armed robbery, praise police for 'job well done' in quick investigation]]> A Pleasanton couple are recovering and searching for answers after they were robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight outside of their house on Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: Planning Commission nixes all-housing plan for Barone's Restaurant property]]> Backing the sentiments of many residents, the Pleasanton Planning Commission recently told the owners of Barone's Restaurant that plans to redevelop the downtown site must include commercial space and cannot be entirely residential.]]> <![CDATA[Greek Orthodox Church plans, Chabad Center makeover on commission agenda]]> The Pleasanton Planning Commission will review a planned makeover for a local worship center and an application to construct a new church at the west end of the city during the regular meeting on Wednesday, starting 7 p.m. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Amador gymnast overcomes wrist injury in final meet]]> The only problem was that Mia Reeve had a heavy brace on her wrist due to a bone and cartilage injury. But with one meet left in her gymnastics career, Reeve approached training with a mission.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda, Contra Costa counties pause use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine]]> At least eight Bay Area counties paused administrations Tuesday of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after six people out of millions of recipients across the country developed blood clots less than two weeks after the shot.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Avoid processed foods, Livermore cookbook author says]]> Cookbook author and blogger Michelle Smith says the best thing we can do for our health is eat foods that have minimal processing and are dense in nutrients. 'We started cleaning up our diet just because we wanted a better way...']]> <![CDATA[Alameda County extends COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 and up]]> Alameda County has opened COVID-19 vaccine availability to all residents age 16-plus, the fourth Bay Area county to do so ahead of the state's April 15 deadline.]]> <![CDATA[Teens arrested after armed robbery at Pleasanton house]]> Three teenagers were arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Pleasanton home on Saturday afternoon, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Readers' Choice is back!]]> After a one-year hiatus, the Pleasanton Weekly Readers' Choice contest is returning. Voting in the 2021 competition begins April 19. ]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County judge stops Bad Boys Bail Bonds from collecting debts from bail co-signors]]> An Alameda County Superior Court judge Thursday barred Bad Boys Bail Bonds from trying to collect debts from bail bond co-signors who were not given proper notice under California's Unfair Competition Law.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Victim loses thousands via Smart TV scam]]> A person lost thousands of dollars recently when scammers exploited the person through the person's Smart TV, Danville police said Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scams demanding ransoms]]> Such scams happen more frequently than the public realizes, according to the sheriff's office, which encourages anyone who receives such a call to contact their local law enforcement agency for help.]]> <![CDATA[University of California advises of personal information at risk after cyberattack]]> Staff & students at the University of California at Berkeley and other UC campuses statewide are being advised to take immediate steps to protect their personal information, including credit and identity theft monitoring in the wake...]]> <![CDATA[Vaccine passports in California? Answers to your questions]]> California has no plans to administer a passport. But the state is sending mixed messages to businesses about the need to verify that people at large events are vaccinated.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: 'Finding Wellness' for seniors]]> Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley has stepped up its 'Finding Wellness' presentations during the last year, adapting everything for the internet while catering to a population not always able to go online.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Domestic abuse services adapt to pandemic]]> Sheltering in place and limiting contact with others has been a necessity to prevent COVID-19, but these conditions have inadvertently also created potentially dangerous situations for residents living in abusive environments.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Ex-Athenian teacher pleads guilty to sexual assault of former student]]> A former teacher and track coach at The Athenian School in Danville has pleaded guilty to two counts related to the sexual assault of a 17-year-old former student and will now be required to register as a sex offender.]]> <![CDATA[Applications for affordable housing waiting list now open]]> Applicants that meet the maximum income and household size criteria can now apply for affordable one-, two- and three-bedroom units at the Park Hacienda Apartments in north Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Hike for Hope returning for socially distanced event]]> Hope Hospice has revived its annual Hike for Hope program after canceling the event last year due to the coronavirus crisis, and registration is open for residents who want to enjoy the outdoors while supporting a cause.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: 50 states in 50 days]]> Freedom. That's what Ralph Hughes and his biking buddies are looking forward to as they take off mid-May, mostly on Harleys, to travel all 50 states in 50 days.]]> <![CDATA[Tassajara Hills pipeline project in Dublin slated for late summer]]> DSRSD is preparing to construct an underground pipeline at the northern end of Dublin this summer, ensuring that about 300 homes in the area have backup service in case of an emergency.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley students excel in virtual academic competitions]]> The pandemic didn't deter a number of Tri-Valley students from advancing to the state level in several recent countywide annual academic competitions, including Alameda County History Day.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Feeling 'safe', 'relief' post-vaccination]]> As a sense of normalcy begins to return to the Tri-Valley amid California's rigorous COVID-19 vaccination rollout, many fully vaccinated people are resuming activities they haven't done in over a year like...]]> <![CDATA[Plotting tricks for writers]]> Known as "the plot whisperer," Martha Alderson is going to address the Tri-Valley Branch of the California Writers Club on the topic, "Write Backward -- Begin by Plotting from the End," at 2 p.m. next Saturday (April 17) via Zoom. ]]> <![CDATA[DSRSD approves five-year strategic plan]]> A new five-year plan approved by the Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors on Tuesday includes nine 'strategic goals' addressing the district's financial sustainability, long-term management strategy, and more.]]> <![CDATA[Oakland Coliseum vaccine site to remain open through Alameda, Contra Costa counties' partnership]]> The COVID-19 vaccination site at the Oakland Coliseum will remain open in the coming weeks and will be operated by Alameda and Contra Costa counties instead of state and federal agencies, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Castlewood poised to begin remodel after county board OKs project plans]]> The Club at Castlewood in Pleasanton is getting ready for the start of construction on its multimillion-dollar endeavor to modernize the main clubhouse and add amenities as part of a new "Sports Center" building.]]> <![CDATA[News Digest: Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest, '1 Small Act' for the environment & CAP 2.0 survey]]> Mother's Day is May 9 this year, and the Pleasanton Weekly is again holding its popular Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest, with photos due by noon April 18.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore: Mendenhall snags title as 2021 California Distinguished School]]> Mendenhall Middle School has the distinction of being named a 2021 California Distinguished School, a statewide title awarded to public schools for exceptional student performance and narrowing achievement gaps.]]> <![CDATA[Foothill DECA team prepares for global finals this month]]> On the heels of multiple recent competitions and events, the Foothill DECA team cut loose and host their annual talent show featuring both students and staff members on April 13.]]> <![CDATA[City creating committee to study options for site of rejected At Dublin project]]> A new Community Advisory Committee is being formed by the city of Dublin to give residents the opportunity to weigh in on future land-use and preferred development of the SCS Property, site of the former At Dublin project.]]> <![CDATA[Danville faces federal civil rights lawsuit for fatal police shooting]]> The family of Tyrell Wilson, who was fatally shot by a Danville police officer last month, are suing the town government in federal court, claiming that not only was the killing unjust but that it was deliberate and premeditated.]]> <![CDATA[California sets June 15 goal for full reopening]]> California's plan to fully reopen on June 15 will largely depend on two criteria: Vaccine supply must be sufficient for anyone 16 and older who wants a shot and hospitalization rates must remain low and stable.]]> <![CDATA[Man dies in rollover off I-580 east of Livermore]]> A driver was killed along Interstate 580 after losing control on the Altamont Pass and rolling approximately 300 feet down an embankment on Easter Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.]]> <![CDATA[LPFD: CERT unit enhances safety at COVID-19 vaccine site]]> The Livermore-Pleasanton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) wrapped up their work monitoring community members for potential adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Unified tackling implicit bias and problematic disciplinary practices]]> Pleasanton Unified School District leadership will spend a three year period working with an outside consultant to identify and address equity gaps among students, including any problematic policies and practices.]]> <![CDATA[Is California blowing it on unemployment reform?]]> The state went deep into debt to keep jobless benefits flowing during the pandemic. And if it doesn't fix its $48 billion unemployment problem, that could derail COVID-19 recovery.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton teacher, mother killed in Bodega Bay crash]]> A Pleasanton elementary school teacher and her mother, a school custodian in San Ramon, died after their car plunged down a cliff in a Bodega Bay parking lot on Saturday morning, according to authorities.]]> <![CDATA[Tour gardens of native plants in Tri-Valley]]> Two gardens in Livermore and one in San Ramon have been added to the 17th annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which is virtual for 2021, and registration is now open.]]> <![CDATA[The fun of cartooning]]> Author and illustrator Elaine Drew explains that successful cartooning is not necessarily about the ability to draw. Cartooning depends on the idea more than on the drawing talent...]]>