If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2021 <![CDATA[Emotional hearing as Livermore woman sentenced to 15 years to life for double-fatal DUI crash]]> A Livermore woman with a history of impaired driving was sentenced during an emotional court hearing on Tuesday to 15 years to life in state prison for a violent DUI crash that killed two passengers along Stanley Boulevard in 2017.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Zone 7 encourages Tri-Valley to step up water conservation efforts]]> Much work remains for all Californians in seeing our state through this historic drought. Conservation is an important component, and Zone 7 is optimistic that the Tri-Valley residents will heed the call in the remaining months of 2021]]> <![CDATA[Hope 100 Golf Marathon sets fundraising record]]> Returning after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, this year's Hope 100 Golf Marathon last month raised a record amount ($155,217) for Tri-Valley nonprofit Hope Hospice.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Amador inducts inaugural class for new Wall of Fame]]> The unveiling of what will be known as the AV Athletics Wall of Fame, which is located right outside the entrance to the Dons' stadium, was long overdue. The first class of inductees consisted of...]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton council set to review Housing Element draft report]]> A draft preliminary report on the city's sixth cycle Housing Element, as well as results from an annual community survey and a proposed resolution with a city workers' union, will be heard by the Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[State officials encourage flu shots as flu season begins in earnest]]> State public health officials urged residents this week to get a flu vaccine, especially if they are part of a high-risk group such as those age 65 and older.]]> <![CDATA[Scary Art Show in Dublin]]> Dublin Arts Collective and the F. CO. Gallery held an opening Thursday night for their Scary Art Show, the first of the kind to be held in Dublin, which runs through the end of October.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley man among four arrested in catalytic converter theft ring]]> Police in Fairfield arrested a Danville man and three others suspected to be involved in a catalytic converter theft ring, after a chase last week into Napa County.]]> <![CDATA[BART to require all employees get vaccinated against COVID by Dec. 13]]> All BART employees and contractors will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or prove their full vaccination status by mid-December under a policy the agency's board adopted Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin: Eco-Hero urges youth to enter her film fest]]> Dublin resident Romal Mitr, a junior at Quarry Lane, believes in the power of film as passionately as she cares about the environment and so is holding a film festival, 'Earth Unfiltered: Bay Area's Environmental Youth Film Festival.']]> <![CDATA[California pulls the plug on gas-powered leaf blowers under new law]]> Nearly three decades after Peninsula cities began enacting bans on gas-powered leaf blowers, the effort has found a foothold at the state level, with the governor signing a bill that will phase out their sales.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Humane Society hosting spooky Tails at Twilight gala]]> Valley Humane Society supporters are pleased they can again gather in person for the seventh annual Tails at Twilight gala, from 6-11 p.m. Oct. 29.]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: Remembering Bob Butler, former Pleasanton mayor and councilman]]> Many with long ties to the Pleasanton community are mourning after the recent death of former mayor and councilmember Bob Butler. He was a central figure during crucial times in the city's evolution of the 1970s and 1980s.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton teachers union votes 'overwhelmingly' to authorize strike]]> After months of tense labor negotiations, members of the Association of Pleasanton Teachers 'overwhelmingly' authorized a strike in internal balloting last week, leadership for the teachers union announced on Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Fun for everyone: Pleasanton council reviews design options for all-abilities playground]]> After months of public input on two design concepts for Pleasanton's planned first all-abilities playground at Ken Mercer Sports Park, the City Council gave their own feedback last week.]]> <![CDATA[Police release preliminary IDs for man and woman found dead in car in Pleasanton last month]]> Pleasanton police have preliminary identifications for the two people who were found dead last month in a car parked on Pimlico Drive that had apparently gone unnoticed for weeks before the bodies were discovered.]]> <![CDATA[Sunol: Train of Lights tickets on sale]]> Niles Canyon Railway has opened ticket sales for its 2021 Train of Lights, a holiday delight for many who enjoy the evening 13-mile round trip between Sunol & Niles with refreshments, music and holiday lights aboard antique coaches.]]>