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The Independent

June 19, 2019

Pleasanton News

Pleasanton City Council Reviews Two Budgets

The Pleasanton City Council reviewed the proposed 2-year operating budget and 4-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget at its June 4 meeting.

Posted: June 13, 2019
Pleasanton to Launch 125th Anniversary Celebration

The City of Pleasanton will celebrate its 125th Anniversary beginning at the June 18 Council meeting. The community is invited to share in this council meeting, which will kick off the anniversary celebration.

Posted: June 06, 2019
Pleasanton Library StoryWalks and Summer Reading Game Kick Off June 1

In celebration of Pleasanton’s 125th Anniversary, the city’s Library and Recreation Department is launching a program taking readers on a stroll from the Pleasanton Library, along the sidewalks of historic downtown Pleasanton, ending with a free book at the Firehouse Arts Center’s new Little Free Library.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Thursday 05/30/2019
PUSD Expects Little Change from Newsom’s May Revise

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May Revise of the state budget may treat the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) a little better than the original January version, said the district’s top financial official.Deputy Superintendent of Business Services Micaela Ochoa told the school board at its May 21 meeting that, although the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase in the state budget is $154,000 lower than in January for the 2019/20 school year, it will be offset by an increase in the state’s pickup of a little more of the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) contribution. The exact amount is not known yet, because the governor is still negotiating with the Legislature over trailer bills for funding.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Pleasanton City Council Approves Grant Funding

The Pleasanton City Council approved the allocation of grant funds, voting unanimously at the May 21 meeting.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Family Fun, Pancakes, and Troop Pack Out Planned

Friends and families are invited to attend Pleasanton’s 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Troop Pack out on Saturday, June 1st.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Students Earn Scholarships for Conservation and Sustainability Work

Pleasanton high school seniors, Lauren Londono, Anika Nicolas, Bryan Luo, Varsha Madapoosi, and Paulina Umansky, received scholarships totaling $4,500 for their conservation and sustainability work in Pleasanton. Collectively the students conducted waste audits, implemented recycling and organics programs, conducted Earth Day events, and worked on a project to bring environmental education to elementary students.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Pleasanton Police Arrest Eight in Prostitution Sting

On Monday, May 20th, the Pleasanton Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit conducted an undercover prostitution sting operation at a local hotel. The operation was carried out in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, including the Livermore Police Department and the Hayward Police Department. The multi-agency effort was organized following complaints from community members.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Thursday 05/23/2019
Work Begins on Housing for Special Needs People

A groundbreaking ceremony for Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch, a residential community specifically designed for individuals with special needs, took place last Thursday in Pleasanton.

Updated: May 24, 2019 - 10:22 am
Thursday 05/16/2019
Workday Opens New Headquarters in Pleasanton

The Workday campus in Pleasanton officially opened on Monday. The new headquarters is located at 6110 Stoneridge Mall Road.

Posted: May 16, 2019
Pleasanton Downtown Task Force Receives Final Directions

The Pleasanton City Council finalized directions to the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) Update Task Force at its May 7 meeting.

Updated: May 20, 2019 - 9:03 am

Family Night at the Livermore Rodeo

Family Night at the rodeo included activities such as local team roping and wild cow milking, along with a performance by the Diablo Ladies Drill Team. ​(Photos – Doug Jorgensen)