If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2022 <![CDATA[Pleasanton council reallocates reserve money to skate park project]]> The Pleasanton City Council approved the 2022-23 midterm budget and capital improvement program during last week's meeting, which included a plan to move $1 million from the rainy day reserve funds to the skate park project.]]> <![CDATA[Administrative turnover comes into view at Pleasanton Unified]]> The Pleasanton Unified School District is undergoing several changes in its upper administration at the district office before the new school year starts. ]]> <![CDATA[Celebrate Community Family Day in downtown Pleasanton on Saturday]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Livermore-Pleasanton firefighters' new labor agreement on verge of passing]]> After almost a year of negotiations, an updated labor contract between the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the local firefighters union is poised to be officially approved next month.]]> <![CDATA[Let's make a deal: What to know about the California budget]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders agree to a record budget that includes another round of tax rebates. Here are other highlights of the agreement, including spending for abortion access, public schools and small businesses.]]> <![CDATA[Two teens arrested at end of hour-plus freeway chase following armed carjacking in Livermore]]> Two Merced teenagers were taken into custody last week after allegedly leading CHP officers on a high-speed chase up and down multiple freeways in a minivan carjacked at gunpoint in Livermore more than an hour earlier.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Foothill bids farewell to longtime athletic trainer Jacobs]]> When you decide to leave the school athletic program that has become more of a family experience, it makes it that much tougher. Such is the case of trainer Elicia Jacobs, who is departing Foothill as her family is moving to Colorado. ]]> <![CDATA[Police: Exchange of gunfire in Pleasanton after car break-in]]> Pleasanton police are investigating after an exchange of gunfire during an apparent auto theft attempt in the Canyon Meadows neighborhood just before dawn Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Chevron selling HQ, moving to new San Ramon site; employees given option to relocate to Texas]]> Chevron, perhaps San Ramon's most well-known corporate resident, plans to sell its headquarters plaza off Bollinger Canyon Road and move to a new leased space in the city while allowing some local employees to relocate to Houston.]]> <![CDATA[Fourth of July fireworks show returning to Livermore]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Want to run for office in Pleasanton? City workshop to lay out required steps]]> The Pleasanton City Clerk's Office is hosting a pre-nomination orientation this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Pleasanton Public Library for prospective candidates considering a bid for city elected office in the general election.]]> <![CDATA[New PUSD student trustee aims to improve transparency between district, youth]]> Incoming Foothill senior Annabelle Kim is preparing for her role as the second Pleasanton Unified student trustee, a position that she said hope to use to enact changes that would benefit students and the community.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County health officials end mask mandate]]> People in Alameda County could again choose not to wear a mask in most indoor settings starting on Saturday, health officials announced in a news release three weeks after they reinstated the mask mandate amid a COVID-19 surge in June.]]> <![CDATA[Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights]]> The Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the U.S., sending authority back to the states. In reaction, Gov. Newsom signed Bauer-Kahan's protection bill on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Amador Valley High principal Butterfield stepping down for district-level position]]> Joshua Butterfield is resigning from his position as Amador Valley High School principal to take on the role of director of secondary education for the Pleasanton Unified School District next month.]]> <![CDATA[Readers' Choice 2022: Here are the winners!]]> Our readers have spoken, the ballots have been counted and now we're ready to reveal the winners of the 2022 Readers' Choice contest -- another must-see special section spotlighting the best of the best in Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Crews gaining control of Pleasanton Ridge fire; evacuations lifted]]> Evacuation orders were canceled, allowing residents to return home, as firefighters began to gain control of the wildland fire on Pleasanton Ridge on Thursday evening. Meanwhile crews were also battling a larger fire outside Livermore.]]> <![CDATA[Local agencies react after state bans watering of non-residential, non-functional turf]]> Tri-Valley water agencies recommend non-residential property owners convert to smarter lawns and low-water landscaping, following the California State Water Resources Control Board's new emergency water conservation regulation.]]>