The Pleasanton Senior Center hosted the Make a Difference Festival on Jan. 18, with over three dozen organizations offering a wide variety of community service, wellness, and safety and emergency preparedness projects and seminars. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

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More than 400 people gathered at Amador Valley High School on Jan 18 for a rally before marching down Main Street in Pleasanton supporting women’s rights. The second Tri-Valley Women’s March was held not only to remind and encourage women to vote, volunteer, and run for elected offices, but …

Property owners who illegally demolish or alter historic buildings in Pleasanton could face substantial monetary fines and see long-term development restrictions imposed on their land under changes to the city’s historic preservation ordinance.

The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) received an updated credit rating from Standard and Poors, moving from an ‘A+’ to ‘AA-’, with a stable outlook, as it closes out another successful calendar year.

The second annual survey of parents, staff and students in the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) showed some strengths and also areas for improvement. Patrick Gannon, the district’s coordinator of communication and community relations, discussed the survey results at the board’s Dec.…

The two articles of impeachment that were brought forth against President Donald Trump are justified because the president is “on a constitutional crime spree,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell, the Democratic incumbent in the 15th Congressional District, which includes the Tri-Valley.

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

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…