Pleasanton residents will be able to choose cleaner power sources for their electric sockets starting Jan. 1, 2021, as the city joins East Bay Community Energy (EBCE).

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To ease the hustle and bustle of getting your holiday shipments in the mail and on their way, certain East Bay Post Offices in the Bay-Valley postal district will be open for full retail services on three Saturdays in December. With the busiest week projected to be December 16-22, the extra …

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Hundreds of Amador Valley High School staff and parents gathered on the morning of Nov. 21 to “sprinkle happiness” on students before the Thanksgiving Break. The Amador community lined Santa Rita Rd. and Black Ave. in Pleasanton, holding signs of positivity and wearing bright colors to greet…

Pleasanton Unified School District voters will be asked to authorize bond sales up to $323 million for school improvements in the March 3, 2020 election.

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After years of work and millions in renovations, AC Hotel Pleasanton, formerly Sheraton Pleasanton, is now open for business.

The City of Pleasanton announces the appointment of Captain Craig Eicher as interim police chief effective Nov. 15, 2019, following the retirement of longstanding Police Chief Dave Spiller.

On Oct. 29, the Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) announced it has joined the Small Business Saturday Coalition and that it will, together with American Express, support this year’s Small Business Saturday celebration, which takes place on Nov. 30. Small Business Saturday is a day dedica…

The Pleasanton school board reviewed updated projections of costs and revenue for a proposed bond measure to go on the March 2020 ballot, but will wait until its next meeting to determine how big the total bond amount will be sized.

The Pleasanton Rotary Halloween Spirit Run will take place in Pleasanton on Sunday, October 27th. A long standing Pleasanton tradition, the event features 5K and 10K courses plus a Kids Challenge. Proceeds support scholarships for Pleasanton students and community & international project…

Since its inception in 2017, the Go Green Initiative’s Summer Internship program continues to train high school and college level students in marketable career skills while learning the importance of sustainability.

The upcoming retirement of Pleasanton Police Chief Dave Spiller means the city is tasked with finding a new chief to lead the department and maintain the low crime rate. City Manager Nelson Fialho will announce an interim chief in the next few weeks.

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After 17 years of service to the City of Pleasanton, Police Chief Dave Spiller has announced his retirement, effective November 14. Chief Spiller began his career with the Pleasanton Police Department in 2002 as a lieutenant and was appointed captain in 2003. In 2011 Spiller was selected to …

Back by popular demand, the City of Pleasanton will be hosting a free document-shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Civic Center parking lot located at 123 Main Street.

Before Pleasanton starts renovation on the big slide at Mission Hills Park, 600 Junipero St., residents are invited to take a last ride on the iconic slide on Friday, Sept. 27, 5 to 7 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and refillable water bottles. The City will provide…

In an effort to protect teenagers from the harmful effects of vaping, Pleasanton Unified School District unanimously passed a resolution to ban e-cigarette use on campus and at school events, and vowed to support legislation to keep vaping and tobacco products out of young people’s hands.

The City of Pleasanton is soliciting public comments on the DRAFT FY2018-2019 HUD Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER assesses the City’s performance in meeting the goals, objectives, and actions proposed under its FY2018-2019 Action Plan and FY2015-201…

On Sept. 7, the Pleasanton Police Department responded to a call to investigate a suspicious circumstance in the Chardonnay and Touriga Drive area. At about 1:55 p.m., a black sedan travelling westbound on Chardonnay Dr. followed an 11-year-old girl while she was riding her bicycle. The driv…

The Pleasanton Library and Recreation Department is offering several programs and events throughout September. They include the VA’s Mobile Medical Unit on Sept. 12, Bootlegger Training Program on Sept. 17, Senior Center Open House on Sept. 17, and College Readiness Workshop Series on Sept. …

Foothill High School in Pleasanton held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate their new sport field. A nearly $514,000 donation from the Foothill High School Athletic Boosters covered more than half of the project’s nearly million-dollar construction price tag. Students, staff, boosters and …

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week honored Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Western Laboratory in Pleasanton for cost and energy-saving programs that reduced taxpayer costs and saved energy and resources.

On August 27, 2019, at about 2:30 p.m., officers were called to 4825 Hopyard Road to investigate a suspicious-looking suitcase. A locked suitcase was found chained near a gas line for several days. When a maintenance employee cut the chain to remove the suitcase, he heard a strange mechanica…

When Pleasanton Heritage Association officials put a plaque on a historic house on Second Street several weeks ago as part of a ceremony celebrating its preservation, they were shocked to see a vacant lot next door.

Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD 16) invites you to join your friends and neighbors for a casual conversation over coffee at Inklings Coffee in Pleasanton on Thursday, July 11th, from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Share your thoughts on community and legislative matters important to you.

Community members are invited to join in what has become a tradition for celebrating the birth of our nation at a free family-friendly concert and (optional) picnic in Lions Wayside Park from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. About 100 volunteers are involved in producing the celebration.

The City of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Police Department welcomed Taft Bradley as Pleasanton’s newest police officer. Taft was sworn in on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in a ceremony that included his 4-year-old son, Taft Jr., pinning his badge.

The Pleasanton City Council voted to support the staff recommendation for the design of parking within the former railroad corridor between Abbie Street and Bernal Avenue.

Dublin San Ramon Services District has started a major capital improvement project at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Pleasanton that will increase efficiency to improve the wastewater treatment process and reduce energy costs.

Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Business Services Micaela Ochoa has accepted a similar position in the San Mateo Community College District.

The Pleasanton City Council unanimously adopted its two-year operating budget for fiscal years (FY) 2019/20 and 2020/2021, and its four-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for fiscal years 2019/20 through 2022/23. The action took place at the June 18 meeting.

Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) will have a healthy budget in the next Fiscal Year and the following two years, a performance that is important for budget projections that districts make at this time of year.