Changes within our department

The Pleasanton Weekly editorial board is excited to announce several editorial staffing transitions within Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division.

September 14, 2023 | No comments yet
Code of conduct the right idea prompted for the wrong reasons

The creation of 'Norms and Code of Conduct' could have been a positive turn for the Pleasanton City Council. But it was only an attempt to further restrict one member from sharing opinions that don't align with the majority.

June 1, 2023 | 14 comments


Vote for Josey, Qaadri for Dublin City Council

Also: Support for Mayor Hernandez, unopposed for reelection
As the evolution of Dublin continues, the City Council needs leadership voices of originality and perspective who bring policy proposals and project insights to help advance community priorities. Those are Jean Josey and Kashef Qaadri.

November 1, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote for DSRSD incumbents Johnson (Division 2) and Goel (Division 5)

Also: Support for Vonheeder-Leopold, unchallenged for Division 4
Two of DSRSD's board seats have contested races in which incumbents are being challenged. The clear choice in both races are the incumbents, Ann Marie Johnson in Division 2 and Arun Goel in Division 5.

October 29, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote Yes on Measure P, Livermore sewer extension

Livermorians take pride in the city's bustling wine region and recognize its value to the city and the broader Tri-Valley, which is likely why Measure P has received such widespread support, bolstering our recommendation of Yes on P.

October 27, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote Bauer-Kahan and Kumagai for State Assembly, Swalwell and DeSaulnier for Congress representing Tri-Valley

Here are the Weekly editorial board's endorsements of candidates for State Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives positions representing the Tri-Valley...

October 30, 2022 | 2 comments
Vote for Terry Wiley, best choice for new Alameda County DA

There is no doubt that change will be a welcome sight, but it will be more effective and timely when implemented by someone who knows the office and the job. That candidate is experienced prosecutor Terry Wiley.

October 26, 2022 | 1 comment
Vote Jergensen, Romo for full terms on Sunol Glen school board

Tepid support for Bobertz for short-term seat
As we weighed candidates competing for the two full terms on the SGUSD board, we see incumbent Ryan Jergensen and challenger Peter 'Ted' Romo as the best options. We also offer tepid support for Chris Bobertz for the short-term seat.

October 22, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote Yes on Measure D, county's amendments to 'Save Agriculture and Open Space Lands' initiative

The changes proposed in Measure D would benefit the Tri-Valley, specifically, as they are pertinent to sustaining and growing the Livermore Valley wine region -- a valuable source of agriculture and tourism. It also allows for...

October 23, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote for Kuo (Area 3), Hakim (Area 5) for Dublin school board

Also: Support for Speck, unopposed in Area 2
With three seats turning over on the Dublin school board, we recommend appointed incumbent William Kuo for the short-term Area 3 seat and former trustee Sameer Hakim for Area 5. We also support newcomer Kristin Speck for Area 2.

October 21, 2022 | No comments yet
Recommend Walker for PUSD Area 2, support for Brown in Area 5

We recommend Laurie Walker for PUSD Trustee Area 2, and we support Justin Brown, who is poised to be appointed to Trustee Area 5 as the only candidate to file for that seat.

October 19, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote Yes on Measure G, Livermore's $450 million school bond

Livermore schools must have the funding to continue evolving in the 2020s and beyond. We recommend Yes on Measure G.

October 12, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote Yes on Measure J, Sunol's $10.9 million school bond

Sunol Glen Unified School District has returned to the ballot proposing a $10.9 million bond to pay for a range of construction upgrades. We recommend Yes on Measure J to adequately modernize historic Sunol Glen School, finally.

October 9, 2022 | 2 comments
Vote Yes on Measure I, Pleasanton Unified's $395 million school bond

Now is the time to move forward on these imperative school facilities projects. The $395 million bond is effectively the only way Pleasanton Unified School District can accomplish that. Vote Yes on Measure I.

October 7, 2022 | 55 comments
Vote Marchand for mayor, Branning for District 1, Chiong for District 2 in Livermore

Livermore voters will be selecting two new City Council members and a new mayor come Nov. 8. Our recommendations for the next mayor is John Marchand and for the two open council seats, Evan Branning and Mel Chiong.

October 1, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote Wallace for Council District 1, Yee for District 3 in Pleasanton

Also: Support for Mayor Brown, uncontested on ballot
Voters should look toward candidates who can build bridges among diverse perspectives while achieving important goals for Pleasanton. In our view, those council candidates are Dean Wallace in District 1 and Jamie Yee in District 3.

September 28, 2022 | 5 comments
Ready for Tri-Valley candidate forum season

As a community news organization, fair and comprehensive coverage of local elections is our responsibility. It has always been and always will be a priority for our staff. One aspect of that coverage is hosting candidate forums ...

September 1, 2022 | No comments yet
Pleasanton Weekly wins CNPA awards for local coverage in 2021

List includes first place in COVID-19 Pandemic, A&E categories; second and third for Breaking News
Our entire editorial team is beaming with pride after being acknowledged by our peers with 10 awards in the CNPA's 2021 California Journalism Awards program, a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff in the Tri-Valley.

June 1, 2022 | No comments yet
When term limits aren't really limits

In our research, we've learned Livermore is not alone in the Tri-Valley -- Pleasanton and Dublin 'term limits' are in fact just temporary as well; only the rule for San Ramon mayor service is definitive. Danville has no term limit law.

March 31, 2022 | No comments yet
District map reeks of gerrymandering

One feature of this map might be the one not discussed in public
Three city council members voted on Thursday to advance a district election map that feels very gerrymandered and splits a neighborhood versus the alternative map that better complies with the criteria and just makes the most sense.

February 27, 2022 | 6 comments
'Coming soon' -- Flyer misinformation reinforces need to ask questions

We didn't know if we were dealing with an honest mistake or intentional disinformation when we saw a flyer announcing a five-story commercial and residential building near Pleasanton's historic downtown was "coming soon."

February 17, 2022 | 3 comments

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