If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 <![CDATA[News Digest: Holiday tree-lighting, 'Cocoa with Your Congressman' & Local DUI checkpoints]]> Pleasanton's rescheduled holiday tree-lighting is set to be held outside of the Museum on Main from 5-6 p.m. this Friday (Dec. 13). ]]> <![CDATA[Livermore police warn residents about water service scam]]> The Livermore Police Department is warning the public about recent “multiple scams” where individuals reportedly impersonated city of Livermore employees to target residents for money.]]> <![CDATA[Getting to know new DUSD Trustee Catherine Kuo]]> Already a familiar face among Dublin Unified School District families, Catherine Kuo has been doing her homework for her new job as Area 3 Trustee since winning a Nov. 5 special election. ]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County sheriff's deputy charged with misdemeanor child molestation]]> An Alameda County sheriff's deputy has been charged with misdemeanor child molesting for allegedly sending sexual text messages to a 15-year-old girl and inappropriately touching her, according to court documents.]]> <![CDATA[Around Pleasanton: PPIE for schools, CityServe for homeless benefit from Holiday Fund]]> This banner hanging over Main Street this week says it all: Contribute to the 2019 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund. Donations are especially important this year to help nonprofits that are focused on Tri-Valley schools and homelessness.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore: Sandia Labs hires new director]]> Sandia National Laboratories has selected James S. Peery, Ph.D., as the new director of the country's largest national laboratory, which includes its facility in Livermore.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday shows: 'Frozen Jr.' opening at Amador Theater, Mostly Kosher performing at Bankhead]]> Holiday-themed performances abound in the Tri-Valley. Check out the variety on the schedule at local theaters and show venues in the coming days.]]> <![CDATA[PUSD board reviews redesign plans for crowded Bernal intersection]]> For its final regular meeting of 2019, the Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees covered plenty of ground on Tuesday night, including reviewing new design concepts for upgrades to a key Bernal Avenue intersection.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton native presenting 'A New Orleans Christmas' at Firehouse]]> Pleasanton native Jeff Bordes and some of his most talented musical friends will present "A Jazzy New Orleans Christmas" this weekend at the Firehouse Arts Center.]]> <![CDATA[Advocates call for community-based solutions to homelessness in the Tri-Valley]]> Just a tiny fraction of Alameda County’s homeless live in the Tri-Valley but local communities face unique challenges serving their needs, according to experts and advocates that spoke during a panel on homelessness last Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Sports offers youth lessons -- be sure to teach them]]> Athletics make a student well-rounded. It's a fact whether you appreciate sports or not, and it's for all the above-mentioned reasons. ]]> <![CDATA[Dublin: Auto repair shop among those fined for hazmat disposal violations]]> A Texas-based company operating a chain of auto body repair shops in California has agreed to pay $2.35 million settlement with 11 counties for improper disposal of hazardous waste and other violations, including at its shop in Dublin.]]> <![CDATA[Election 2020: Candidate list for March primary nearly solidified]]> The primary election candidate list is becoming clearer, as the initial nomination deadline passed Friday afternoon to qualify for the March 2020 ballot. ]]>