Chris Miller, who has organized local support for military families for 30 years, and Joyce and Bob Shapiro, who have headed up numerous business and community organizations in Pleasanton, are recipients of the 2020 Ed Kinney Community Patriot Awards, presented by the nonprofit Make a Differ…

The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group (ITV), a Pleasanton-based company, is engaged in an effort to identify the challenges and opportunities likely to be experienced over the next 20 years, while maximizing those opportunities for the Tri-Valley.

After confirming that it would indeed have the power to readjust the police department’s funding at a later date, should it choose to do so, the Pleasanton City Council last week approved a mid-year budget.


Using a personal 3-D printer, Kai Gottschalk, a member of Boy Scout Troop 941 in Pleasanton, has produced nearly 4,000 protective face shields for healthcare providers and other front-line workers across the country.

In a continuous stream of cars down Main Street, Sunday, June 7, students and families from the Tri-Valley area gathered for a caravan in support of the national movement for racial justice. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)

Kelly Mokashi, resident of Pleasanton, announced her plans to run for the Pleasanton Unified School Board (PUSD) Board of Trustees in the upcoming Nov. 3, 2020, election.

Valerie Arkin and Jack Balch announced they will run for the two open Pleasanton City Council seats this November, when the terms of councilmembers Karla Brown and Jerry Pentin expire. Last week, Nancy Allen also announced her intention of running for a council seat.

After a public hearing that saw more than 50 speakers passionately weigh in, the Pleasanton City Council voted to ban all flavored tobacco and electronic cigarettes within the city.

A Pleasanton grocery store owner who allegedly doubled and tripled his food prices following the COVID-19 outbreak has become the first Alameda County resident charged with price gouging during the state of emergency.

The City of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Police Department recently announced the addition of lateral Officer Kevin McKendry.

Pleasanton’s new police chief, who was supposed to take the department’s top job last week, won’t join the force until at least May to “maintain consistency” in the city’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the city announced.

Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton is urging area residents, especially those with donor-advised charitable funds, to contribute now to the animal shelter and other local nonprofit organizations.

With its facilities closed and its patrons at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Firehouse Arts Center’s Harrington Gallery is taking its exhibits online with “Art in Place.” The virtual exhibition showcases artwork created by Bay Area artists during the statewide shelter-in-place directive.

Declaring that the COVID-19 pandemic is not the fault of its students or parents, the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) board approved a grading plan for the rest of the school year for sixth- to 12th-graders.

Six Pleasanton police officers used reasonable force to subdue a 38-year-old man who died following a violent struggle in 2018, and will not face criminal charges, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office said.


Amador Valley’s competition civics team recently placed first at state in the “We the People” competition. While the path to nationals is unclear, given the ongoing pandemic, the group of seniors reflected on their experience as they looked to the future.

The Pleasanton Downtown Association is urging residents to continue supporting local businesses, despite the many closures and the statewide stay-at-home order during the coronavirus epidemic.


David L. Swing, police chief at Morgan Hill, California, since 2011, has been named police chief for Pleasanton. The city announced Swing’s appointment Monday, after a competitive selection and recruitment process. He will begin his new duties on April 13.

The $9 million upgrade to the Pleasanton schools communication and computer systems, due to begin soon, will include the ability to pinpoint the location of vaping high school students.

Pleasanton’s Community Education Series will host a panel discussion about the truths and myths of vaping at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5, at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave.