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.


The quiet large multipurpose room at Fairlands Elementary School in Pleasanton was ringed with desks containing pictures and books. Suddenly the doors opened and 33 students from Kelly Lack’s fifth grade class filed in to take their places, each representing the person they had chosen for Bl…

The sale of all flavored tobacco products, electronic smoking devices and related equipment that could provide nicotine will soon be banned for sale in Pleasanton following a city council decision on Feb.18.

Jimmy Boland Jr., a graduate of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Police Academy, has joined the Pleasanton Police Department. Boland is a graduate of De La Salle High School in Concord, California, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from California State University, Sacram…

California Highway Patrol investigators are trying to find witnesses to a Feb. 7 overnight crash near Pleasanton that killed a Salida man.

Pleasanton Unified School District trustees approved the site design for the district’s 10th elementary school at its Jan. 28 meeting.

The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) will be asking for authorization to sell up to $323 million worth of bonds for a long list of improvements to its facilities when voters cast ballots in the March 3 presidential primary election.

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)


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 …


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.


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.


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 …