If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 <![CDATA[Alameda County: Officials say opioid overdose deaths dropped by half in 2017]]> Officials with the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency said recently-released data reveal that the number of opioid overdose deaths decreased by nearly 50 percent in 2017.]]> <![CDATA[Shakespeare comedy onstage at park]]> San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is performing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at parks this summer, kicking off in Pleasanton with a preview June 30 and ending July 15.]]> <![CDATA['The Boys of Summer' performing at fair]]> Tribute band "The Boys of Summer" are bringing the sounds of rock legends The Eagles to the Alameda County Fair this weekend.]]> <![CDATA[News Digest: Dinner with Haglund, Patterson Pass workshop, 'Flame of Hope']]> Registration is now open for the "Dinner with the Superintendent" event, scheduled to take place Aug. 25.]]> <![CDATA[Racing & Tasting returns to the Alameda County Fair]]> Racing and Tasting will return to the Alameda County Fair this Saturday, offering participants the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of live horse racing up close.
<![CDATA[Alameda County: District Attorney warns about phony callers demanding cash]]> The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is warning people about a scam in which people who claim to be from their office are calling people and demanding cash.]]> <![CDATA[A triathlon comes to Shadow Cliffs]]> A triathlon will be coming to Shadow Cliffs Recreation Area in Pleasanton this Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Jockeying for position]]> Life in the world of horse racing in Northern California has been anything but smooth over the course of the last few years.]]> <![CDATA[High heat, dangerous fire conditions expected this weekend]]> Dry air and dangerous heat are forecast for this weekend, raising the risk for wildfires, officials with the National Weather Service said.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County: Officials seek to raise awareness about financial abuse of elders]]> Alameda County officials said they're leading a regional effort to raise public awareness about financial abuse of elders, especially as rising housing costs are intensifying pressures on them.]]> <![CDATA[Zone 7 to revise Arroyo Mocho project]]> After an extended period of community input, the Zone 7 Water Agency will be revising the Arroyo Mocho Medeiros Parkway Project.]]> <![CDATA['Homage to Hungary']]> The Pleasanton Chamber Players return to the Firehouse Arts Center at 2 p.m. Sunday with the theme "Homage to Hungary."]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Ballistic United celebrates 50 years by honoring 'Difference Makers']]> This year celebrates 50 years of existence for the Ballistic United Soccer Club and the club is proudly celebrating the Top 50 Difference Makers in the history of BUSC.]]> <![CDATA[Generous donation benefits symphony]]> The Livermore-Amador Symphony recently received a large bequest from the Fankhauser Trust, thanks to the generosity of Livermore residents Henrietta "Henri" and Chester "Chet" Fankhauser.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Relay for Life this weekend in Dublin]]> The annual Tri-Valley Relay for Life event will be held at Dublin High School this Saturday, starting in the morning and carrying on through the night.]]> <![CDATA[Special Olympics 'Flame of Hope' passes through Alameda County]]> The Special Olympics Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run passed through Alameda County Monday morning on its way to U.C. Davis for the regional 2018 Summer Games, beginning this Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Man arrested after committing series of crimes in Pleasanton]]> Local police arrested a 35-year-old from Santa Cruz County over the weekend after he committed a series of crimes in the city of Pleasanton Friday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Get the scoop: Ice cream trail coming to the Tri-Valley]]> The trail involves ice cream shops from Pleasanton and Livermore up through Dublin and then Danville. Its objective is for players to visit at least five of the 16 participating shops -- for every five shops visited, the trail's sponsor Visit Tri-Valley will donate $5 to local nonprofit the Valley Humane Society.]]> <![CDATA[Fatality causes major delays on BART's Fremont line]]> A fatality on the Fremont line near the Lake Merritt station is continuing to cause major delays, though limited service is now in place, BART spokespeople said.]]> <![CDATA[Legacy at Livermore development moves forward]]> Livermore City Council moved forward with the Legacy at Livermore project, approving the projectís development agreement between the Legacy Partners firm and the city.]]> <![CDATA[Voters approve creating BART inspector general position]]> While most voters know the passage of Regional Measure 3 means Bay Area bridges will see $3 in toll increases during the coming years, the initiative's victory on Election Day also establishes a new inspector general position to serve as an independent watchdog for BART -- an effort spearheaded by local State Senator Steve Glazer.]]> <![CDATA[BART: Robberies and violent crime down, assaults and arrests on the rise]]> Robberies and violent crimes are down so far this year on BART, but aggravated assaults and felony arrests are both up, according to data released by BART officials last month.]]> <![CDATA[City budget revenues rising, more capital projects on the way]]> City budget revenues are estimated to go up more than $4.5 million next fiscal year, mainly on the strength of rising property tax receipts helped largely by the assessed valuation of Pleasanton properties increasing by over $1 billion in the past year.]]> <![CDATA[Swalwell introduces Duty to Report Act]]> Last week, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) introduced legislation that would require federal candidates to report receiving any private, significant information about opponents from a foreign power.]]> <![CDATA[News digest: Jill Duerig's new gig, blood donations & DSRSD digester]]> Jill Duerig, who stepped down in April as general manager of the Zone 7 Water Agency for retirement, has taken a position as interim executive director of the newly created Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority (DCA).]]> <![CDATA[Alameda Co.: Childcare measure falls just short of two-thirds majority]]> Supporters of an Alameda County measure that would have raised funds to expand access to childcare and preschool for low- and middle-income families said today that it fell just short of the two-thirds majority it needed to pass.]]> <![CDATA[Hiking -- a Deus family tradition]]> Pleasanton resident John Deus and his son Tom began a tradition years ago to enjoy hikes together every Father's Day, sometimes even backpacking the entire weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton DECA students place at international conference]]> DECA students from both Foothill and Amador Valley high schools placed at the business organization's international career development conference near the end of April.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County Fair: Summer showcase begins 18-day run in Pleasanton]]> No need to worry about that rumbling near downtown Pleasanton on Friday morning. Those are the sounds and sights of cowboys and cowgirls herding steer to and from the fairgrounds via Main Street in the second annual cattle drive to usher in opening day of the 2018 Alameda County Fair. ]]> <![CDATA[Alameda Co.: Administrator proposes $3.1B budget for new fiscal year]]> Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi is proposing a $3.1 billion budget for the new fiscal year that begins on July 1.]]> <![CDATA[PUSD seeks community feedback on addressing capacity issues]]> The Pleasanton Unified School District has released a survey open to all community members to share input on how the district can address increased enrollment numbers in the northern part of the city.]]> <![CDATA[City working to update Trails Master Plan]]> City officials and consultants are continuing their efforts to modernize the city's Trails Master Plan, the policy document that outlines objectives and strategies for Pleasanton's entire public trail system.]]>