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  1. 'In a New World'Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Pleasanton Weekly

    Robin Hwang accepts the award for winning the annual American Legion Post 237 oratorical contest. The Amador Valley junior will compete in the District 10 level competition this weekend.

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  2. Around Pleasanton: Thorne launches bid for re-election as mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Pleasanton Weekly

    Thorne highlighted his accomplishments last term and his goals ahead for the next two years during his campaign kick-off speech. Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne launched his campaign for re-election to a fourth and final term as mayor at a sold-out fundraising breakfast last week at the Alameda County Fairgrounds' Palm Pavilion.

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  3. Pleasanton council discusses impacts of recent state housing legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Pleasanton Weekly

    The Pleasanton City Council received a recap from city staff this week about the probable local impacts of the so-called "housing package," a group of state legislation signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last fall to address housing availability and affordability across California. The conversation Tuesday night focused on three of the bills that city officials anticipate will have the most impact on the city's housing development review procedures -- new laws that target streamlined approvals for certain project types, housing density and affordability, and inventory of land for residential development.

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  4. City OKs partial street closure to curtail cut-through trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Pleasanton Weekly

    The intersection of Laurel Creek Drive and Dublin Canyon Road in northwest Pleasanton will be revamped this summer to block off the southbound side so drivers can't turn onto Laurel Creek from Dublin Canyon. Drivers will still be allowed to make either a right or left turn off Laurel Creek on the northbound side at the stop sign.

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  5. Interpretive pavilion planned for Shadow CliffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Pleasanton Weekly

    This early concept rendering of the proposed interpretive pavilion at Shadow Cliffs park was among those published in the Regional Parks Foundation magazine, Compass; the next phase of the design process is scheduled for the spring and likely the final design will be different. Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area -- the 266-acre park on Stanley Boulevard in east Pleasanton -- just keeps getting better.

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  6. Pleasanton council to talk impacts of recent state housing legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 19 | Pleasanton Weekly

    The Pleasanton City Council is set to receive a recap from city staff Tuesday about the local impacts of the so-called "housing package," a group of state legislation signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last fall to address housing availability and affordability across California. A majority of the 15 bills will have little to no impact on the city's processes and procedures for reviewing housing development proposals, but three of the new laws may have a much more significant impact, according to Gerry Beaudin, the city's community development director.

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  7. City, Costco opponents make first court appearance in lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 18 | Pleasanton Weekly

    Last week marked the first court appearance in the lawsuit challenging the city's environmental clearances for its new Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone , a rezoning that paves the way for Costco, two hotels and other businesses to potentially be developed near the I-580/I-680 interchange. The case management conference before Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert McGuiness in Oakland on Wednesday afternoon was a fairly routine initial check-in before the next court appearance was scheduled, according to representatives on both sides.

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  8. PUSD: Foothill searched after threat that was actually tied to Bakersfield schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 16 | Pleasanton Weekly

    Pleasanton's Foothill High School was searched by police and cleared of danger Friday morning after a phone call alerting authorities to a threatening social media post was soon determined to have actually pertained to a different Foothill High School. "While this turned out not to be a local threat, we're grateful to the PPD and commend school administrators and front office staff for their quick response.

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  9. Planning Commission approves new car wash on Stanley BoulevardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 16 | Pleasanton Weekly

    Rendering of proposed Surf-Thru Express Car Wash station on Stanley Boulevard. The company uses a hybrid service model with an automated wash for the car exterior and rows of free vacuums for customers to clean their car's interior themselves.

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  10. Local AAUW steers girls toward STEM careersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | Pleasanton Weekly

    At the first STEAM Divas day, Fun with Energy workshop leader biochemist Sarah Palmer demonstrates kinetic vs. potential energy with an arm wrestling challenge. The local branch of the American Association of University Women does not just speak this message; its members are passionately involved in three programs each year to encourage and nurture young females in these areas.

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  11. PUSD sets public input sessions on Facilities Master Plan updateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 14 | Pleasanton Weekly

    The Pleasanton school district has three public input meetings coming up to garner resident feedback for its Facilities Master Plan update, which will include Measure I1 bond project prioritization and funding allocation. The plan update, launched after Pleasanton voters passed Measure I1 in November 2016, is overseen by a committee consisting of district and school site staff, community members and parents, business representatives, city staff and a school board member.

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  12. Pleasanton school board considers new assessment systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 14 | Pleasanton Weekly

    A possible new assessment model was the main item of the night for the Pleasanton school board at a sparsely attended meeting Tuesday. No action was taken on the item, but staff presented a report on the proposed model, MAP , lauding it as something that could streamline the assessment process for teachers and evaluate students more accurately through its "adaptive" structure.

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  13. Woman arraigned on murder charges for double-fatal crash on StanleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 13 | Pleasanton Weekly

    A Livermore woman was arraigned Tuesday on two counts each of murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for a crash near Livermore last November that claimed the lives of a Village High School student and a 25-year-old woman. Lauren Davis, 26, was also charged with three counts of causing injury while drunk driving by a person with prior convictions, as prosecutors say she has two previous convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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  14. Alameda County Fair wins industry awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 13 | Pleasanton Weekly

    The Alameda County Fair was recently awarded top honors for innovation and excellence in a variety of competitive categories from two industry associations for its efforts and accomplishments during 2017. The Western Fair Association and the International Association of Fairs and Expositions combined to recognize the Pleasanton-based fair with 38 awards.

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  15. Pleasanton mayor delivers 2018 State of the City addressRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 13 | Pleasanton Weekly

    Mayor Jerry Thorne, shown here at the city's new Veterans Memorial at Pioneer Cemetery, highlighted a range of recent accomplishments for Pleasanton during his State of the City address Tuesday afternoon. 2017 was filled with achievements throughout Pleasanton, and city leaders are positioning themselves for another year of highlights in 2018, Mayor Jerry Thorne said during his State of the City address Tuesday afternoon.

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  16. Pleasanton school board talking new student assessment modelRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 12 | Pleasanton Weekly

    The Pleasanton school board is set to discuss a new student assessment model to be possibly implemented in local schools Tuesday night. The proposed model, called MAP , is aligned with state standards and would reduce teacher workload and the number of current assessments administered at the elementary level, according to district staff.

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  17. Services set for Pleasanton native, decorated ACFD dispatcherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 12 | Pleasanton Weekly

    Genevieve Giordano, a decorated emergency dispatcher for the Alameda County Fire Department for nearly a decade, died Feb. 5 after battling a rare form of cancer. Family, friends and colleagues will remember Genevieve Giordano, an Amador Valley High School graduate and emergency call dispatcher in the area, during a memorial service at Cedar Grove Community Church in Livermore this weekend.

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  18. Zone 7 board candidates can file running papers starting this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 12 | Pleasanton Weekly

    Candidates hoping to win one of four seats on the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors up for election this June can begin filing nomination papers this Tuesday. Zone 7, the key local water wholesaler and flood protection agency, is overseen by a seven-member board who serve four-year terms elected by voters in Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore and unincorporated Tri-Valley.

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  19. Fairlands Elementary commemorates Black History Month with 'living museum'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 11 | Pleasanton Weekly

    Lakshanya Palani, 10, holds her statue pose as Serena Williams before the next class comes in to hear from the students in the fifth grade "African-American Living Museum." Palani chose to represent Williams because she enjoys playing tennis herself, and she appreciates Williams as a role model.

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  20. Driver charged with murder for crash that killed Pleasanton teen, Livermore womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 8 | Pleasanton Weekly

    California Highway Patrol officers arrested Lauren April Davis on an arrest warrant Thursday charging murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated stemming from the fatal crash on Thanksgiving eve that killed Village High student Violent Campbell and Livermore resident Alexys Garcia. A Livermore woman was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated stemming from the late-night rollover crash just outside Pleasanton on Thanksgiving eve that killed two people, including a Village High School student.

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