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* Inaugural State of the College District luncheon, hosted by PPIE, celebrates native companies that help the colleges.

* U.S. Justice of the Peace dismisses the declare by James Steinle and Elizabeth Sullivan that the federal government ought to be held accountable for the negligence of a U.S. Bureau of Land Administration ranger whose loaded gun, which was stolen from his parked SUV, later fired the bullet that killed their daughter Kate Steinle, 32, in San Francisco on July 1, 2015.

* Lots of of ladies’s rights advocates march by way of downtown Pleasanton within the 2020 Tri-Valley Girls’s March, a celebration of the centennial of ladies’s suffrage in the USA and all that ladies have achieved over the previous 100 years in addition to a recognition of points nonetheless to be resolved.

* Bankhead Theater hosts an environmental movie fest offered by Tri-Valley Residents’ Local weather Schooling, the “Wild and Scenic Movie Competition on Tour and EcoFair.”

* At its first common assembly of the yr, PUSD trustees comply with cowl skilled cleansing providers used to sanitize 5 district websites throughout a viral gastroenteritis outbreak final fall.

* Dublin officers warn residents to remain cautious after coyote sightings proceed to happen.

* BART board approves an ambassadorship program by which unarmed officers with further de-escalation and anti-bias coaching experience trains from 2 p.m. to midnight seven days every week, with further protection on Saturdays.

* Mission Hills Park opens its new “large slide,” which replaces the previous fashionable one put in 30 years in the past that grew to become tough to restore and preserve.

* Emil Eyvazzadeh, an OB/GYN at San Ramon Regional Medical Middle, meets with an Alamo household and its 10 kids, all of whom he delivered.

* Pleasanton Weekly celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first version revealed Jan. 28, 2000.

The Pleasanton Weekly celebrated its 20th anniversary in January 2020. Little did we all know what the remainder of the yr would have in retailer for us… (Design by Doug Younger)

* PUSD trustees approve a design scheme for the brand new 4th/Fifth-grade college deliberate on a part of the Donlon Elementary website to serve about 500 college students whereas the prevailing college converts to a kindergarten-to-third-grade college with a projected enrollment of about 700 college students.

* Joseph S. Freschi, 58, a Pleasanton lawyer, is killed in a fiery crash at Hacienda Drive and West Las Positas Boulevard after he loses management of a 2018 Tesla Mannequin S and slams right into a visitors sign pole and cement wall.

* Foothill Excessive college students carry house a record-breaking 69 awards from the DECA Northern California Profession Improvement Convention in San Ramon.

* Lion dance at Bankhead Plaza welcomes the Lunar 12 months of the Rat as do different celebrations the final weekend of January.

Former U.S. Rep. Pete Stark, a Democrat whose district consists of elements of Pleasanton throughout his tenure in Congress, died at house in Maryland on Jan. 24. He was 88. (Public area picture)

* Jury convicts Pleasanton resident Jennifer Barbero, who had a historical past of drunk driving, of second-degree homicide for a 2017 DUI crash by which she struck and killed a pedestrian who was standing off the highway alongside Isabel Avenue.

* Former Tri-Valley Congressman Fortney “Pete” Stark dies at his house in Anne Arundel County, Md. He was 88

February

* In a years-long effort for a Costco Wholesale retailer in Pleasanton, the Metropolis Council helps the most recent model of coverage and environmental overview paperwork central to rezoning the undertaking website on Johnson Drive.

* Fireplace destroys the long-vacant restaurant constructing as soon as house to Denny’s on Owens Drive in Pleasanton. The trigger is unknown.

* The brand new footbridge at Sycamore Grove Park opens, offering the ultimate connection to 25,000 acres of open house and finishing a 44-mile path for mountaineering and biking that winds from Livermore to Fremont.

* New Floor Know-how unveils a large grass mural on a Pleasanton softball area of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Jan. 26.

Amador Valley’s aggressive civics workforce celebrates in February qualifying for the We the Individuals Excessive College Nationwide Finals. The in-person competitors in Washington, D.C. would later be canceled because of the pandemic. (Photograph by PUSD)

* Amador Valley and Foothill excessive colleges qualify for the third yr working to symbolize California on the We the Individuals nationwide civics competitors this spring in Washington, D.C., after successful the highest two spots on the qualifying state championship.

* Practically two years after the on-campus drowning loss of life of San Ramon Valley Excessive freshman Ben Curry, the household of {the teenager} is ready to obtain $Eight million from SRVUSD after an settlement was reached to settle the Currys’ lawsuit. The district admits no legal responsibility for Curry’s loss of life, beneath the deal.

* Within the situation of Feb. 14, the Pleasanton Weekly prints a visitor opinion on “Understanding the 2019 novel coronavirus” by Dr. Jake Scott, who writes, “Whereas the potential for the unfold of this illness is excessive, there was a formidable collaborative effort proven by hundreds of consultants world wide who’re working rapidly and diligently to comprise this epidemic.”

* Metropolis Council provides preliminary help to swift rules that may ban the gross sales of flavored tobacco, e-cigarettes and associated paraphernalia in Pleasanton.

Additionally earlier than the pandemic hit, college officers and college students have fun the beginning of the Lydiksen Elementary modernization undertaking. (Photograph by PUSD).

* Greater than three years after Pleasanton voters handed the $270 million college services bond Measure I1 to restore and modernize native colleges, PUSD celebrates the beginning of the initiative’s first large-scale building undertaking with a groundbreaking ceremony at Lydiksen Elementary College for a $30 million rebuild.

* Pleasanton Police Division Sgt. Jim Boland retires as his son, Jimmy Boland Jr., is welcomed as the most recent metropolis police officer.

* PUSD considers putting in vape sensors at center and highschool campuses to detect college students utilizing digital smoking gadgets, as a part of plans for a serious $9.6 million Measure I1 community improve.

* Livermore Metropolis Councilman Bob Coomber publicizes he won’t search re-election within the fall to be able to deal with his well being.

Dublin leaders unveil town’s new Public Security Complicated at Dublin Boulevard-Clark Avenue in February. (Photograph by metropolis of Dublin).

* Dublin neighborhood gathers for the grand opening of its new police headquarters, formally generally known as the brand new Public Security Complicated, on the nook of Dublin Boulevard and Clark Avenue.

* Pleasanton Planning Fee approves a brand new bar downtown, Center 8, permitting dwell music till midnight seven days every week.

* Alameda County Board of Supervisors votes 4-Zero to tentatively approve an ordinance that may ban the sale of vaping merchandise within the county’s unincorporated areas.

* Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne touches on slightly little bit of every thing throughout his ultimate State of the Metropolis handle, together with town’s robust native financial system, housing and homelessness methods, new private and non-private tasks, key Metropolis Council actions, metropolis and regional transportation infrastructure, and advocating for Tri-Valley priorities on the state and federal ranges.

* Amador Valley women soccer workforce ends its spectacular 2019-20 season with a 2-Zero loss to eventual champion Monte Vista within the North Coast Part semifinals.

March

* Public well being officers verify the primary presumptive optimistic case of coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19) in Alameda County the weekend of Feb. 29 to March 1, reportedly a healthcare employee mentioned to be uncovered at UC Davis Medical Middle in Sacramento.

College Board President Steve Maher leads a tour of services wants at Amador Valley Excessive College forward of the Measure M election. The PUSD bond measure would fail within the March Three main. (Photograph by Julia Baum/Design by Rosanna Kuruppu)

* In March Three main election, Pleasanton voters fail to cross a $323 million services bond Measure M for PUSD, falling 2.6% beneath the 55% wanted.

* Dublin passes its fourth college bond measure since 2004 with this yr’s $290 million Measure J, to enhance services because it grapples with overcrowding.

* Sunol-Glen Unified College District voters defeat a $9.5 million bond Measure O, to enhance the small district’s classroom buildings, expertise and infrastructure, in addition to constructing a brand new multipurpose room.

* Livermore passes Measure P, which approves the resort settlement endorsed by the Livermore Metropolis Council to permit a three-story resort with 125-135 rooms subsequent to the Bankhead Theater, a key element to town’s downtown redevelopment plan.

* Pleasanton Weekly distributes $64,878 collected from greater than 250 donors to its Vacation Fund to 10 nonprofit beneficiaries.

* Las Positas School Division of Theater Arts explores the New York theater and the Hollywood movie business in “Stage Door,” which first opened in 1936 within the grand custom of drawing room comedies. It is one of many ultimate stage productions within the Tri-Valley with a dwell viewers.

* Pleasanton Residents for Accountable Development recordsdata its second lawsuit towards town over an environmental overview in its effort to maintain a Costco Wholesale retailer from coming to city.

* Pals of South Livermore file a lawsuit in search of to overturn its Metropolis Council’s approval of the Livermore Wine Nation Inn undertaking in south Livermore, which would come with a 30-room two-story resort, a 77-seat restaurant and bar, 61 parking areas, a 2,300-square-foot caretaker’s housing unit, and a 1,800-square-foot enterprise and occasions convention room.

* CANCELED: Giant particular occasions within the Tri-Valley, together with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Dublin, are known as off as a consequence of heightened danger of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

The Weekly’s March 13 Cowl picture highlights the cancellation of the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Dublin, one of many first in-person occasions within the Tri-Valley known as off as a consequence of COVID-19. (Photograph by metropolis of Dublin/Design by Paul Llewellyn)

* PUSD holds emergency assembly March 13 and in the end decides to cancel courses starting March 16 and persevering with by way of at the least April 14, with college students studying remotely from house, to assist forestall the unfold of COVID-19.

Friday the 13th proved to be unfortunate for the forged of “All Shook Up,” the excessive colleges’ joint spring musical that was imagined to open for a six-show run that very same day in March. However they got the prospect to carry out one present with no viewers. (Properly, no human viewers that’s.) Contributed picture

* Friday the 13th proves to be unfortunate for the forged of “All Shook Up,” the Pleasanton excessive colleges’ joint spring musical which was imagined to open that day for a six-show run however was canceled as a consequence of COVID-19 precautions.

* A lot of the world shuts down for a number of weeks as a consequence of novel coronavirus however native parks and trails stay open for Tri-Valley residents to discover with their quarantine companions.

* Pleasanton closes all non-essential metropolis services and packages and halts all metropolis authorities conferences in addition to occasions and gatherings at metropolis services to scale back probabilities for publicity to COVID-19.

* Roche Molecular Options in Pleasanton wins FDA approval for a COVID-19 take a look at.

* Pleasanton Weekly briefly suspends publishing its print version after March 20 as a consequence of canceled promoting however continues on-line with elevated protection, and makes content material out there to everybody free of charge.

* Native eating places shift to take-out mannequin as websites are closed as a consequence of pandemic.

* LAVTA suspends all passenger fare collections on Wheels and Fast buses to guard passengers, drivers and different employees from potential coronavirus publicity.

* Alameda County Sheriff’s Workplace releases greater than 300 inmates from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in an effort to cease the unfold of the coronavirus.

* U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, 67, whose district consists of Danville and Alamo, is hospitalized within the Washington, D.C., space with non-COVID pneumonia that developed after a “traumatic rib fracture” when he fell throughout a run.

* Well being officers from native hospitals say they’re prepared for a surge of COVID-19 sufferers and anticipate an “accelerated unfold” of instances within the coming weeks. The state begins a moratorium of at the least two weeks on elective surgical procedures.

* BART officers name for emergency native, state and federal funding help because the transit company faces a month-to-month general income lack of $55 million as ridership drops as a consequence of fears of spreading the coronavirus.

* The Alameda County District Lawyer’s Workplace clears Pleasanton Police Division officers of legal costs for Jacob Bauer’s loss of life in 2018 two hours after a confrontation with police exterior Raley’s.

Residents arrive for a COVID-19 take a look at on the Alameda County Fairgrounds. (Photograph by metropolis of Pleasanton).

* United Meals and Business Staff Native 5 union publicizes an settlement with Safeway on new protections for grocery retailer employees through the coronavirus outbreak.

* Native college closures are prolonged by way of Could 1, the Alameda County Workplace of Schooling publicizes, a part of a “unified strategy” to sluggish the unfold of COVID-19.

* Downtown Pleasanton is left largely empty after the shelter order retains residents house, excluding some people strolling their canine and workers at a couple of companies nonetheless open.

* Rotary Golf equipment within the Tri-Valley have a flash marketing campaign this month by way of April 30 to Finish Polio Now, asking residents to donate straight on-line.

* In response to her promenade being abruptly canceled, San Ramon Valley Excessive College junior Natalie Reese begins her personal digital TikTok promenade and encourages others to affix.

* Some residents be a part of a burgeoning effort to spice up neighborhood morale by placing up Christmas lights the place they are often noticed by neighbors.

* Town of Pleasanton releases a “COVID-19 Replace” e-newsletter through e-mail and social media to let the neighborhood know extra about its coronavirus response plan and key providers out there through the disaster.

* Sabio on Principal is closed as a consequence of harm from a hearth that broke out within the kitchen space earlier than the restaurant opened for takeout brunch service on a Sunday morning.

* Seven jurisdictions within the Bay Space, together with Pleasanton, plan to increase the present shelter-in-place order because of the pandemic till at the least Could 1.

* A motorcyclist, Dr. Gilbert Chang, 48, of Brentwood, is killed after crossing into the other lane and slamming head-on into an SUV on North Vasco Street in unincorporated Livermore simply after 9 p.m. on a Sunday evening.

* Tri-Valley residents get energetic creating do-it-yourself masks amid the nationwide scarcity.

April

* Pleasanton will get new everlasting police chief, David Swing, previously the chief in Morgan Hill.

David Swing, proven right here as chief of Morgan Hill PD, was named as Pleasanton’s new police chief in March — however his April begin date was delayed over a month because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photograph courtesy of PPD)

* U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) releases his ebook, “Endgame: Contained in the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump,” which started as a tribute to his father however partly “morphed” into an insider’s take a look at the current impeachment proceedings.

* PUSD college board begins to carry distant conferences, since there does not appear to be any signal of social distancing tips altering quickly.

* A coyote bites a 5-year-old lady in Dublin Hills Regional Park; the coyote is situated and fatally shot with a rifle early the following morning.

* TV30 presents a “Conversations” program with six particular company speaking concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and the way providers comparable to meals for homebound seniors, libraries and performing arts are responding.

* Colleges plan to remain closed by way of Could 1, and directors say to anticipate school rooms to stay empty for the remainder of the educational yr.

* Tri-Valley Profession Middle (TVCC) gives digital assist to job seekers, whether or not they had been in search of work earlier than the pandemic or misplaced their job in consequence.

* BART publicizes it should make deep cuts to its service till additional discover.

* Madelyne “Maddi” Misheloff, a longtime Dublin resident and member of the Dublin San Ramon Providers District Board of Administrators, dies after a battle with bladder most cancers. She was 71.

* Livermore Valley Opera cancels final weekend of performances in its 2019-20 season finale because of the coronavirus, and units up the LVOpera Channel on YouTube to current this season’s performances in a sequence.

Pleasanton’s unicorn marches with others in a social distanced costume parade downtown on Could 1. (Photograph by Ryan J. Degan)

* Foothill juniors and seniors Kishore Harihanan, Logan Dickey, Tarun Prakash, Vishal Muthuraja, Prem Giridhar and Jacob Bolano construct an internet site — Bay Space COVID-19 Tracker (BACT) — that focuses on monitoring native instances.

* Activist teams name on Alameda County sheriff to launch all inmates at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin as a result of they are saying their well being is in danger because of the pandemic.

* Sheriff’s spokesman experiences Santa Rita Jail had a median of about 2,650 inmates earlier than the coronavirus outbreak however its inhabitants is now right down to 1,957, and not one of the 12 inmates who examined optimistic for COVID-19 has needed to be hospitalized.

* Maddie’s Fund, a Pleasanton-based animal help basis, publicizes $1 million in new funding to assist shelters and nonprofits nationwide bolster pet foster care efforts through the pandemic.

* Ten residents are displaced and a canine is killed in a hearth at a Livermore townhouse complicated.

* March Three election is licensed, and Fremont Metropolis Councilman Vinnie Bacon and Dublin Mayor David Haubert advance to a runoff within the race for Board of Supervisors District 1.

* Mount Diablo beacon is lit on Easter and might be for succeeding Sundays till the coronavirus disaster has ended.

* Alameda County reactivates a catastrophe reduction fund to assist people, community-based organizations, first responders and well being care employees impacted by the pandemic.

* Native State Sen. Steve Glazer and U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell individually host on-line occasions that includes particular company who communicate on points concerning the coronavirus pandemic.

* Alameda County Tax Collector releases insurance policies and procedures to course of requests to waive penalties and curiosity associated to delinquent property tax funds brought on by the COVID-19 disaster.

* Licensed well being care services in Alameda County must display screen all employees and guests for top temperatures, and everybody should put on masks, beneath a brand new well being order.

* Pleasanton Metropolis Council holds particular assembly on adjusting town’s finances anticipating a $6.Three million drop in revenues because of the pandemic, together with an estimated $3.03 million much less in gross sales tax income; $1.5 million much less in transient occupancy tax; $985,683 much less in metropolis recreation charges; and $787,000 much less in growth providers charges.

* Council members talk about supporting state and county efforts to guard residents and companies from eviction, in addition to a brand new metropolis program to offer help to Pleasanton companies hit hardest by the financial slowdown.

* With its services closed and patrons unable to go to, the Firehouse Arts Middle’s Harrington Gallery goes on-line with its new exhibit, “Artwork in Place,” showcasing numerous works created by 90 Bay Space artists through the shelter-in-place directive.

* Marshall Mitzman, 73, who represented Space 1 on the Chabot-Las Positas Group School District Board of Trustees for greater than a decade, dies from COVID-19.

Jackson Reese Butler, 19, of Pleasanton died after being stabbed within the Hyatt Home Pleasanton parking zone on April 15. (Contributed picture)

* Pleasanton resident Jackson Reese Butler, 19, a former pupil at Amador Valley Excessive, dies after being stabbed within the parking zone of a Pleasanton resort parking zone throughout a confrontation with a number of individuals. It’s Pleasanton’s first murder in practically eight years.

* Two Oakland males, 22 and 23, are killed in a visitors collision at 2:16 a.m. on southbound I-680 simply north of Bernal Avenue, after their 1996 Lexus sedan touring roughly 100 mph collides into the rear of a semi-truck.

* Photographer Invoice Stekelberg and his spouse Ann {photograph} Tri-Valley households of their entrance yards — all whereas adhering to correct social distancing practices — as part of the nationwide Entrance Steps Venture.

* Alameda County public well being officer points order requiring everybody to put on face coverings when round individuals from exterior of their households.

* Senior Help Program of the Tri-Valley delivers luggage of groceries to older of us with out family within the space and calls with reassurances that somebody is looking for them.

* Tri-Valley Asian Affiliation raises hundreds of {dollars} and facilitates the donation of tens of hundreds of non-public protecting gear gadgets to first responders and front-line well being care professionals.

* Metropolitan Transportation Fee, which covers 9 counties within the Bay Space, releases a framework for allocating greater than $780 million of federal reduction funds to Bay Space transit businesses, together with $3.5 million for LAVTA; $2.7 million for the ACE Prepare; and $251.6 million for BART.

* At an internet assembly, the PUSD college board explores different commencement choices for this yr’s highschool seniors.

* Stanford-ValleyCare companions with cities to supply drive-thru COVID-19 testing on the fairgrounds for residents of Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin ages 10 and up with no out-of-pocket bills onsite.

* Valley Kids’s Museum launches an internet sequence of “STEAM Clips” for youthful college students to look at, in addition to a variety of house tasks for teenagers to take management of their at-home studying.

* Amador Valley Quilters grasp their inventive quilts in entrance of their properties as a touring quilt present for passersby to take pleasure in.

* The general public well being officers of six Bay Space counties, together with Alameda and Contra Costa, announce they are going to be extending their shelter-in-place orders by way of at the least the top of Could.

* Pleasanton police arrest 39-year-old man for allegedly setting hearth to his home on Paseo Navarro with individuals inside amid a home dispute.

Regulation enforcement broke up an unlawful cockfighting occasion in rural unincorporated Pleasanton in April. (Photograph courtesy of ACSO)

* Authorities break up cockfighting occasion on Dublin Canyon Street in rural Pleasanton, inflicting 50-60 individuals to flee and rescuing 600 chickens and 200 incubating eggs.

* PPIE’s Digital Race raises $70,000 for native colleges.

* Public well being officers of six Bay Space counties, together with Contra Costa and Alameda, launch particulars concerning the new shelter-in-place rules that mandate residents keep at house except conducting important enterprise however enable sure low-risk out of doors companies and actions, comparable to building tasks and golf programs, to reopen.

* Residents all through the Tri-Valley adapt to the pandemic in a wide range of inventive methods, from social distancing costume parades, to out of doors neighborhood adventures and drive-by celebrations.

* PDA encourages residents to play a sport it created known as “Downtown Bingo” whereas shopping for from companies on Principal Road and the encircling aspect streets.

Could

* About 11 acres of grass burn simply east of the Altamont summit north of I-580 on a Sunday afternoon. The reason for the hearth is beneath investigation.

* San Francisco Shakespeare Competition decides on a brand new format to current “King Lear” dwell, on-line and interactive this summer season in lieu of its Free Shakespeare within the Park in Pleasanton.

* A bunch of Pleasanton college students, in an effort to create neighborhood through the coronavirus pandemic, supply free assist and providers to others, together with yoga classes, artwork courses and on-line tutoring for children.

* The state step by step begins lifting its shelter-in-place restrictions, beginning with public areas and companies that pose a decrease danger to the well being of employees and clients with modifications. In Pleasanton the farmers market reopens in addition to the city-owned Callippe Protect Golf Course.

The winners of the 2020 Pleasanton Weekly Mom-Daughter Lookalike Contest had been Patricia (proper) and Taylor Kang, 18. Their story was featured on-line on Mom’s Day, however not in print because of the non permanent hiatus of the Weekly’s laborious copy early on within the pandemic. (Contributed picture)

* This yr’s Pleasanton Weekly Mom-Daughter Lookalike Contest winners are Patricia and Taylor Kang.

* The proprietor of Apna Bazar on Pimlico Drive is charged with price-gouging through the pandemic, after an investigation by the District Lawyer’s Workplace alleges that 9 gadgets had their costs elevated 25%-306% after the emergency declaration.

* Truthful officers cancel the 2020 Alameda County Truthful in gentle of restrictions towards mass gatherings through the COVID-19 disaster.

* Nordstrom closes its division retailer in Pleasanton’s Stoneridge Procuring Middle, certainly one of 16 shops closed nationwide.

* Town’s new Pleasanton Enterprise Help Program begins accepting functions for loans designed to offer monetary assist to small companies on the town combating to deal with the consequences of the COVID-19 disaster.

* Tri-Valley college students are acknowledged for creating public service bulletins on the theme, “Do not Imagine the Fiction, Vaping’s an Habit,” through the first digital presentation of the Alameda County Tobacco Use Prevention Schooling (TUPE) PSA Awards.

* A person sustains main accidents after his Honda sedan slams head-on right into a big-rig simply earlier than 9:30 a.m. on Freeway 84 in Sunol then catches hearth and spreads to roadside brush and causes an intensive cleanup effort that closes the freeway for practically six hours.

* Candy Tomatoes restaurant on Hopyard Street shutters for good after company officers announce all areas nationwide will not reopen after their non permanent COVID-19 closures.

Bathroom paper has been out of inventory very often in 2020, together with right here at Raley’s in Pleasanton earlier within the pandemic. (Photograph by Jeremy Walsh)

* Longtime Foothill Excessive biomedical instructor Josh Hill is offered with the 2020 PUSD Instructor of the 12 months Award throughout a digital assembly of the Board of Trustees.

* Baby vitamin specialist Donna Henninger wins the 2020 Pleasanton Unified College District Categorised Worker of the 12 months Award.

* Specialty’s Café & Bakery, a restaurant model headquartered in Pleasanton and working greater than 50 areas in three states, together with two in Pleasanton, publicizes it’s closing for good, after 33 years of enterprise.

* Alameda County Superior Court docket resumes accepting reservations for distant hearings on civil, household and probate motions.

* COVID-19 regional testing website on the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton begins its fourth week by opening the service as much as asymptomatic residents.

* An settlement reached between Caltrans and neighborhood activists ends in the planting of further native riparian timber and the elimination of invasive plant development alongside Alameda Creek in Niles Canyon.

* Six Bay Space jurisdictions barely loosen up the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, permitting a number of industries to renew operations and retail companies to supply storefront pickup.

* Pleasanton-based Z-Cares Basis, which helps teenagers and households deal with psychological well being points, goes nationwide with its marketing campaign difficult everybody to share “What Makes Me Pleased” by posting a video, picture or remark to “unfold the happiness.”

Pleasanton metropolis and faculty leaders be a part of dad or mum volunteers on Could 20 to arrange a shock show downtown to honor the highschool senior courses of 2020. (Photograph by Mike Sedlak)

* The Pleasanton neighborhood celebrates this yr’s graduating highschool seniors by tying purple, blue and gold ribbons representing the college colours for Amador Valley, Foothill and Village excessive colleges alongside Principal Road.

* 4 teenage boys are arrested on warrants for homicide and kidnapping throughout a theft in reference to the deadly stabbing of Pleasanton native Jackson Reese Butler final month.

* David Swing, former chief of the Morgan Hill Police Division, is sworn in as Police Chief of the Pleasanton Police Division.

* The COVID-19 regional testing website on the fairgrounds is scheduled to shut, then deadline is modified to June 5.

* Pleasanton resident James Yacorzynski, 60, is recognized as the person who was discovered lifeless in a automobile that went over a cliff northeast of Mount Hamilton in Santa Clara County.

* Pleasanton residential streets increasingly have shows by residents to point out their goodwill through the days of the pandemic, from books and produce left for others to art work with encouraging phrases.

* TV30 holds its 10th annual “Excellent Excessive College Athletic Awards” program by video as an alternative of with the same old packed-house ceremony.

* House gross sales in Pleasanton are 62% decrease in Could in comparison with the identical month in 2019, and actual property professionals adapt to work with the restrictions of sheltering in place, permitting shoppers to securely entry properties and managing the expectations of consumers and sellers.

Amador Valley Excessive College, like its crosstown counterpart, held a digital commencement ceremony — a prerecorded video occasion that featured administrator and pupil audio system, verbal recognition of every graduate and musical performances comparable to this ensemble. (Photograph by Mike Sedlak)

* Tri-Valley residents collect to display towards police brutality and specific outrage over the loss of life of George Floyd, an African-American man who died Could 25 after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for greater than eight minutes.

* Police block off all 5 entrances to Stoneridge Procuring Middle and encourage individuals to steer clear of the realm on the final Sunday evening in Could as a consequence of “civil unrest” — recorded and rumored — within the East Bay, together with focused looting in downtown Walnut Creek on Sunday afternoon, amid protests towards police brutality in Minneapolis. Police additionally monitor the Retailers in Livermore and different retail areas.

* Roughly 1,200 seniors graduate from Amador Valley, Foothill and Village excessive colleges, with pre-recorded digital graduation ceremonies for every class broadcast on Tri-Valley TV and streamed on-line. After the ultimate ceremony airs Could 29, PUSD households and the larger neighborhood view fireworks set off on the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Graduates obtain their diplomas through drive-thrus.

Screenshot of U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, whose district consists of Danville and Alamo, talking throughout video message to constituents on Memorial Day reflecting on his weeks-long battle with life-threatening pneumonia (non-COVID).

* Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, whose district consists of a part of the Tri-Valley, speaks publicly for the primary time on Memorial Day after a seven-week battle with near-fatal pneumonia.

June

* With companies slowly restarting operations, the Pleasanton Weekly resumes its weekly print version June 5, after publishing the information solely on-line since March 20.

* The Alameda County Fairgrounds hosts a sequence of drive-in motion pictures for the summer season, beginning June 12 with “Raiders of the Misplaced Ark.”

* Greater than 2,000 protesters peacefully take to the streets of Pleasanton, uniting in opposition to the mistreatment of African Individuals — each domestically and nationally — on what would have been the 27th birthday of Breonna Taylor, a black girl who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro police on March 13.

Protesters in Dublin kneel in honor of George Floyd and in help of the battle for racial justice. (Photograph by Ryan J. Degan)

* Lots of of vehicles drive one behind the opposite in a coordinated loop round central Pleasanton, together with downtown, in a caravan to help the Black Lives Matter motion and oppose racial injustice in America.

* Peaceable demonstrations, organized by teenagers and younger adults in Pleasanton, draw supporters from throughout the spectrum by the tons of in a weeklong stretch of large-scale, non-violent protests in every Tri-Valley metropolis impressed, like others nationwide, by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

* Chris Miller and Joyce and Bob Shapiro are named the 2020 Ed Kinney Group Patriots for his or her dedication to creating the world — and particularly Pleasanton — a greater place.

* Shortages, together with rest room paper, proceed to happen regularly in native shops.

* The California Farmers Market Affiliation (CFMA) steps down as supervisor of the Livermore Farmers’ Market after an argument between its consultant and members of Livermore Pleasure and an area bakery proprietor earlier this month went viral.

* The annual Relay for Lifetime of the Tri-Valley is canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak however native volunteers of the American Most cancers Society maintain a digital luminaria ceremony to honor these impacted by most cancers.

* Truthful officers announce two pop-up packages to carry truthful favorites again in a socially distanced format — live shows and truthful meals.

* “The Ballad of Don Lewis: The Untold Story of a Synthesizer Pioneer” is launched after a decade of filming, friendship and laborious work, to good evaluations.

* As demonstrations proceed a number of weeks after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Pleasanton college students cellphone in throughout a college board assembly to name for the introduction of a “race-conscious historical past curriculum” in native colleges.

* PUSD works to create a brand new finances by the top of June that identifies and carves out $11 million from district spending after California’s financial system takes an enormous hit for the reason that onset of shelter-in-place orders forces a variety of companies and organizations to scale back or stop operations.

* Las Positas School introduces a movie research program for the autumn for college kids to be taught concerning the historical past and evaluation of film-making, movie manufacturing, movie appearing, music composers in movie, multimedia reporting and extra.

From left: Barry Mew, Larry and Rita Fisher and their daughter Cindy. Rita had been away from house for 3-1/2 months recovering from a foul case of the coronavirus. Rita’s neighborhood welcomed her house on June 12. (Photograph by Ryan J. Degan)

* The Village at Ironwood residents stand of their driveways with indicators of encouragement in a socially distanced “Welcome House” celebration for neighbor Rita Fisher. The Pleasanton girl spent practically 3-1/2 months within the hospital battling a severe case of COVID-19.

* A brand new drive-thru meals pantry on the Alameda County Fairgrounds provides Tri-Valley residents going through starvation a simple and handy approach to entry wholesome meals through the COVID-19 pandemic, as a part of a collaboration amongst companion businesses together with the Alameda County Social Providers Company and Alameda County Group Meals Financial institution.

* Tri-Valley Haven commemorates Juneteenth with a neighborhood show exterior its neighborhood constructing in Livermore, inviting individuals to go away an indication or token describing what they have fun about range and what they will do to assist finish racism.

* Although the Alameda County Truthful is canceled, dwell horse racing is again on the Pleasanton fairgrounds, with empty stands. The full prize cash through the six weeks is $2.Three million, with 5 stakes races totaling $200,000 in prize cash.

Dave Marken abruptly resigned as Dublin Unified superintendent in June. (File picture)

* Superintendent Dave Marken fingers in his resignation to the Dublin Unified College District Board of Trustees after an obvious dispute with a board majority, a shock announcement that sends shockwaves all through the neighborhood in a single day. It marks the second time in simply over a yr that the board and district have confronted the abrupt departure of a superintendent.

* Principal Road is closed to vehicular visitors on weekends to provide eating places and retailers extra room to function outdoor, and hundreds end up for downtown Pleasanton’s grand reopening.

* Stoneridge Procuring Middle reopens for enterprise over the weekend following tips together with enhanced sanitization and disinfection for the eating corridor, restrooms, escalators, stairs, directories, trash bins and doorknobs.

* The Zone 7 Water Company Board of Administrators holds again on implementing a beforehand permitted 6.7% water price improve for 2021, to offer reduction to Tri-Valley ratepayers in gentle of the financial downturn brought on by the pandemic.

* Pleasanton begins a brand new emergency rental help program that gives as much as $2,500 to qualifying residents affected by the disaster for delinquent hire or late charges accrued through the COVID-19 shelter interval, utilizing $500,000 from town’s decrease revenue housing fund.

* The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund publicizes its first distribution of $60,000 to regional service suppliers on the entrance traces of the pandemic — Axis Group Well being, Open Coronary heart Kitchen, CityServe of the Tri-Valley, Tri-Valley Haven, Senior Help of the Tri-Valley and Spectrum Group Providers (Meals on Wheels).

TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK: JULY TO DECEMBER

The Weekly’s June 26 Cowl picture — 1000’s end up for the downtown reopening with out of doors eating, which was initially proposed by the Pleasanton Downtown Affiliation and permitted by town. (Photograph by Ryan J. Degan)



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