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Child Care Links
March 19, 2014

Child Care Links invites you to enjoy an evening of fun with your entire family. Reading stories, singing, crafting and games are incorporated into the evening’s activities. Children of all ages are welcome. Family Read Night is designed to enhance literacy experiences and support school readiness. All children attending will receive a free book. Please include the ages and number of children attending when you call. Free Event. Registration is required. Please contact (925)417.8733 or mail@childcarelinks. FULL STORY

Savor season of Olives in Sonoma
By Meenu Gupta
January 20, 2014

SONOMA - For over 6000 years the green fruit has been a ubiquitous presence throughout the world, as nutrition, medicine and as a beauty aid. Sonoma Valley Olive Season invites olive aficionados from around the world to celebrate the versatility of this symbol of peace and wisdom. On Saturday, Janua... FULL STORY

Alaska Cruising
January 15, 2014

Submitted by Angelo Blanche LIVERMORE - ArmChair Travelers, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center on Thursday, February 13th from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Doug and Lindy Webb will share photographs and dialogue of six ( cruises they took to Alaska. The trip... FULL STORY

Winter Garden Workshop
January 11, 2014

PLEASANTON - What kinds of plants can grow in a winter garden? Visit the Alviso Adobe Community Park's garden to find out! Nature lovers will also plant some of your own vegetables to take home. Fee for the event is $5-8. To preregister use code #56200 at www.PleasantonFun.com (See Link Below). ... FULL STORY

Family Child Care in Pleasanton
January 11, 2014

PLEASANTON - Looking for child care? Look no further. Licensed and experienced family Home Daycare is available in Pleasanton near Mohr Elementary School. For working moms whose school age children attend schools in Pleasanton, the day care is conveniently located. Day care also accepts pre-schooler... FULL STORY

Dharma and Yoga Festival
September 12, 2013

PLEASANTON - In an endeavor to create spiritual oneness and mutual respect Dharma and Yoga Fest will spread the message of universal peace through Dharma and Yoga. The event on Saturday, September 14 will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. It aims to create a sense of harmo... FULL STORY

Teen Marketing Program
September 5, 2013

PLEASANTON - For Junior and senior high school students in Pleasanton with an interest in marketing, VHS’s Teen Marketing Program is providing students with real-world marketing experience. Students will learn from and work with expert professionals in the fields of graphic design, videography, soci... FULL STORY

Rainbow Math organises Maths Workshop
By Meenu Gupta
August 22, 2013

SAN RAMON - Math researchers agree that practicing strategies such as doubles, counting on, breaking up and number bonds helps students learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, and time problems more effectively. It lays a foundation for expertise in maths in higher grades. Rainbow Math’s enr... FULL STORY

National Farmers’ Market Week
August 3, 2013

Submitted by Maureen McCloskey Join Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA) in celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week, August 4-10, 2013. Farmers’ markets provide a source for healthy produce, an area for people to connect with local farmers and a community gathering place. “We’re re... FULL STORY

Pleasanton Firefighting heritage celebrated
August 2, 2013

Submitted by Sarah Warnick PLEASANTON - The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will be celebrated in August through a series of events, including a Fireman’s Muster on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton, An Evening with Pleasanton Firefighters at the Firehouse Arts Center, and 'Courage Under Fi... FULL STORY

Art Block features handmade works
By Meenu Gupta
August 1, 2013

PLEASANTON - Printmaker Stephen McMillan, son of a Nobel laureate, the late nuclear scientist Edwin McMillan explores the mysteries of manifestations of nature through his aquatint etching. A technically complex printing method, aquatint etching, creates exquisite paintings that look like photogra... FULL STORY

Summer Wine Stroll
July 18, 2013

Submitted by Julie Vlahon Pleasanton - The Pleasanton Downtown Association’s annual Summer Wine Stroll will be held on Saturday, July 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 20 wineries from Livermore Valley and the East Bay Area will showcase their wines at various Downtown Pleasanton locations. Patrons will... FULL STORY

Fourth of July Celebration
By Meenu Gupta
June 15, 2013

PLEASANTON - Excitement is building as 4th of July - America's biggest secular holiday's events and celebrations are just around the corner. The hometown event offers fun for the whole family on Thursday, July 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Pleasanton celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole fam... FULL STORY

Where a Painter Meets Poets exhibit
By Meenu Gupta
June 11, 2013

PLEASANTON - In the long human history, many books on poetry and paintings have portrayed the world in which we live. However, there have been very few books that combine Chinese paintings with western poetry to portray a world and the life we are experiencing. A close collaboration between Lily Xu,... FULL STORY

Making Cents of Solar
December 27, 2012

Submitted by Terry Shoaff SAN RAMON - The Diablo Innovation Alliance (DIA) and the Contra Costa Economic Partnership (CCEP) are hosting the last in a series of three rooftop solar PV financing workshops on Thursday, January 10 at the San Ramon Community Center at Central Park from 6 p.m. to 7:30 ... FULL STORY

Spice of India Festival
June 16, 2012

Submitted by Sam Rao PLEASANTON - Spice of India, non-profit organization organizes its fourth annual Spice of India Festival as a part of the historic Alameda county fair on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24. Last year Festival won North American Award for ACF! The family-friendly event i... FULL STORY

2012 National Trust Main Street Accreditation
April 27, 2012

Submitted by Kelley Foulk Pleasanton - The Pleasanton Downtown Association has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center. Each year, the National Trust and its... FULL STORY

Elementary scientists take center stage again
April 17, 2012

Submitted by Madhu Dewan FREMONT - Mission Valley Elementary School team bagged third position in the state competition. The team was one of the youngest team in Division B including all sixth graders competing with other teams having 7th and 8th graders. Names of participants are: Gaurisha Dewa... FULL STORY

Livermore in Words and Art
By Meenu Gupta
April 12, 2012

"My inspiration is Art, because without Art we would just be stuck with reality," Daniel Lynch once said. From landscapes to still life, from traditional to contemporary styles, a picture speaks a thousand words. Explore your creative side in an idyllic setting as artists with a talent of illustrat... FULL STORY

Funny Side Up
April 14, 2012

Moving From Hoarder to Not-So Hoarder By Charleen Earley I just finished moving from 1,500 square feet to 950 square feet, and let me just sum it all up for you in three words. I’m a survivor. More specifically, a relationship-survivor. I’m happy to announce, that I’m still engaged to a ... FULL STORY

An Evening with California Secretary of Resources
April 4, 2012

Submitted by Sarah Warnick Spend an evening with California Secretary of Resources John Laird at the Museum on Main's Ed Kinney Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center. Laird was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in January 2011. Laird's division manage... FULL STORY

Sri Rama Navami Celebrations
March 30, 2012

LIVERMORE - It is a holy tradition among devotees of Shiva-Vishnu temple to celebrate Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam on Chaitra Suddha Navami. The Kalyana Mahotsavam will be performed following the traditions of the famous Sri Sita Ramachandra Swami Temple of Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh. Please come with y... FULL STORY

Science Festival
March 30, 2012

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - Representatives from the Lawrence Hall of Science and volunteers from the Lawrence Livermore National Lab will be at the Livermore Public Library. At the Science Festival 'Wizard’s Lab' program will be presented for children in grades K through 5. This fun and ... FULL STORY

Sunol Wildflower festival
March 20, 2012

Spring is here and Sunol Regional Wilderness is calling all outdoorsy types to enjoy the ninth annual Spring Wildflower Festival on Saturday, April 14. The festival will take place near the Old Green Barn Visitor Center at Sunol Regional Wilderness at the end of Geary Road off of Calaveras. Anyone w... FULL STORY

Road Closures: Sunday, March 18
March 16, 2012

Notice of Road Closures for the Shamrock 5K Fun Run and Walk on Sunday, March 18: Courtesy of City of Dublin DUBLIN - The Fun Run begins on Dublin Blvd. near Clark Avenue and heads west to Village Pkwy., north to Amador Valley Blvd., east to York Dr., south to Penn Dr., and then back north to A... FULL STORY

Explore Milky Way
March 14, 2012

Switch off the television and, for a change, spend a tranquil night with the night sky. Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society welcomes residents for the Saturday, March 24 astronomy program. The program starts at 7 p.m. Residents are advised to reach the park at least 45 minutes earlier. Although there ... FULL STORY

Cuban Culture Celebration
March 9, 2012

Livermore - For the fifth year in a row Cuban talent from the Bay Area and beyond gathers to showcase their culture and share a week of fun and learning with the community. The annual festival will be hosted at Las Positas College in Livermore. Just a short drive or BART ride from most places in the... FULL STORY

Teen Job and Career Fair
March 8, 2012

City of Pleasanton has partnered with the cities of San Ramon and Dublin and the Dublin/San Ramon Women’s Club to present a Teen Job and Career Fair on Saturday, March 24. This free event will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Dublin Senior Center, located at 7600 Amador Valley Boulevard in D... FULL STORY

Celebrating Unity Amidst Diversity
February 29, 2012

Submitted by Ajay Bhutoria Fremont - Indo-American Community Federation (IACF-USA) and Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin (GOPIO - SILICON VALLEY) will host the 11th annual Unity in Diversity Dinner in Fremont to celebrate diversity while promoting acceptance among ethnic and re... FULL STORY

Elementary scientists shine at Olympiad
February 27, 2012

Submitted by Madhu Dewan Science Olympiad is a major platform for students to create a passion for learning science. Bay Area Regional Science Olympiad (BARSO) motivates students to compete as a team against other schools in 23 different events that range the spectrum of science subjects.The even... FULL STORY

Learn with LEGO
February 24, 2012

Submitted by Geri Bezio Livermore Public Library presents a series of workshops introducing engineering fundamentals to children by working with LEGO on Saturday,March 17. Two instructors from Play Well TEKnologies, a regional firm specializing in engineering fundamentals, will introduce children... FULL STORY

Dollars for Scholars Bowl-A-Rama
February 23, 2012

The annual Bowl-A-Rama is a fun, family event, drawing people from throughout Tri-Valley region. Dublin Partners In Education (DPIE) is now recruiting teams to bowl at the annual Bowl-a-Rama event. This family fun event raises money to support programs in the Dublin public schools while bringing tog... FULL STORY

GNON Networking Mixer
February 22, 2012

GNON (Girls Night Out Networking) has truly come into its own as one of Bay Area's happening networking destination, combining fun and business information within a comfortable, relaxed group. Replete with events, mixers, the group makes it easy to mingle and impossible not to enjoy being a 'gnoner'... FULL STORY

Students weigh career options during lunch-talk
January 31, 2012

Students need to weigh their options in middle and high school in order to see themselves in a specific career later. Choosing a major that suits one's interests, fits one's qualifications and is financially viable is a challenge that all students face. Pleasanton North Rotary is encouraging Foot... FULL STORY

Art that reaches out to everyone
January 27, 2012

In a world that seems to be changing faster than we can keep up, one thing remains intact: our appreciation for art. Whether it is a book you are fond of, a rave movie you absolutely love watching or your favorite CD you play in your car while driving to work; the taste for fine objects of art is pa... FULL STORY

India's Republic Day Kids Painting Competition
December 27, 2011

Submitted By Ajay Jain Bhutoria January 26 is celebrated as Republic Day of India and decreed as an Indian national holiday. Association for Kids and Youth Programs and Radio Zindagi 1550 AM will host India's Republic Day celebrations on Sunday, January 29. On the occasion of the 63rd Republic D... FULL STORY

Pleasanton resident raising funds for school
January 11, 2012

Pleasanton resident Amy Liu and her son Chris Wen have started a commendable drive to raise funds for the education of poor children in China. According to Liu, principal of Pleasanton private school sponsored by Chinese American Cooperation Council (CACC), a nominal amount of eighty dollars can pa... FULL STORY

Pleasantans Salon all set for grand re-opening
January 3, 2012

A tanning salon that has been open for over 15 years with 8 tanning beds and a wide variety of lotions, is planning a grand re-opening on Thursday, January 19. Pleasantans Salon has been under new ownership for the past three years. Throughout the past three years, Pleasantan's has undergone remodel... FULL STORY

1st Wednesday Party new schedule
January 4, 2012

Pleasanton's legendary first Wednesday Street Parties in May, June, July, August and September are well-known among tri-valley residents. Once a month, Main Street is filled with vendor booths where pedestrians can learn more about local businesses and services while shopping, enjoying a delicious m... FULL STORY

'Paws to Read' registration begins Monday
January 3, 2012

Is your child experiencing difficulties reading or simply needs some encouragement to enjoy reading? If so, the Paws to Read program, sponsored by the Livermore Public Library and the Valley Humane Society, might be the solution. The Paws to Read program matches elementary-aged beginner readers ... FULL STORY

Kick your New Year resolutions into gear
December 29, 2011

Submitted by Sandra Wing As the year winds down and the holidays approach one tends to slow down and indulge in over-eating. The idea of holidays doesn't exactly conjure up exercise. But here's your chance to take strides towards a healthier slimmer you as you party yourself to shape! Tri-Val... FULL STORY

LAA Winter Show
December 28, 2011

Robert Livermore Community Center is hosting an art exhibit by Livermore Art Association (LAA) artists during the month of January. Located on first floor, the show will include various mediums such as watercolor, acrylics, and photography. LAA Winter Show January 4 - 31 Robert Livermore Comm... FULL STORY

Pleasanton Police Department welcomes new K-9
December 27, 2011

Police dogs are another resource the police department uses to fight crime. The K-9's and their police officer handlers must complete months of training before they are certified for use on the streets. K-9s are assigned to an officer as a team and live with that officer and his/her family. K9 teams... FULL STORY

Children’s SCRABBLE Tournament
December 27, 2011

The Pleasanton Public Library hosts a first-ever children’s winter vacation SCRABBLE tournament on Tuesday, January 3. Kids in grades 3 through 8 will have the opportunity to match wits and words with their peers in a series of games. Those who achieve the highest overall scores in each age group w... FULL STORY

Share the joy of music
December 25, 2011

All over the globe, Sweet Adelines International choruses are joining together to teach the world to sing. Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to Bay Area Showcase Chorus’ January Open House Nights, every Thursday in January, at SES Hall, 1375 Lafayette St., Santa Clara. Bay Area Showca... FULL STORY

Spreading 'stuffed love'
December 25, 2011

Enriching the lives it touches by sharing, Good News Bears is dedicated to help people. The non-profit organization based in Livermore, California, was founded in 1996 with the mission to provide teddy bears to hurt, traumatized, or abused children as well as adults. We distribute "stuffed love"... FULL STORY

Seussical The Musical
December 22, 2011

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Seussical lovingly brings to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo. 'Oh, the Thinks You Can Think'capture... FULL STORY

Unique Jewelry
By Meenu Gupta
December 21, 2011

Jewelry is a girl's best friend. When jewelry designs are fashionable to wear, original in design and affordable in price, one couldn't ask for more. Unique jewelry by Rhonda Chase has it all. A far cry from the typical assembly line of bracelets and necklaces, Chase's jewelry offers an earthy and e... FULL STORY

'Avoid the 21' Winter Campaign
December 20, 2011

Courtesy of Pleasanton PD Police Officers in Pleasanton and throughout the county will be out in force this weekend to kick of the Avoid the 21 Winter Campaign. Don’t drink and drive! The crackdown starts at midnight on Friday, December 16, and continues for 17 days until Sunday, January 1. 21... FULL STORY

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue's 2012 calendars for sale
December 4, 2011

The end of the year is fast approaching which means it is time to reflect on the old and celebrate the new. Buy the new Tri-Valley Animal Rescue's 2012 pet calendar. Calendars are $15 each and can be purchased online at www.tvar.org or at Murphy's Paw in Pleasanton and at the Pleasanton Farmers Mark... FULL STORY

Pleasanton Police takes a stand against crime
By Meenu Gupta
December 10, 2011

Getting involved in the Pleasanton Police Department's Crime Prevention Program is a win-win situation for all; residents have a safer place to live, city attracts quality residents and police receives fewer calls. "Crime prevention is like the education side of the police department, we go out ... FULL STORY

Nominate 2011 Citizen of the Year
December 8, 2011

Courtesy of Linda Smith City of Dublin is accepting nominations for the 2011 Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Organization of the Year. The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding individuals and groups who have contributed to the quality of life in Dublin this pas... FULL STORY

Santa's visiting Dublin Fire Station
December 7, 2011

Take a picture with Santa on the antique fire engine. Mark your calendars! Santa's visiting Station 18 in Dublin on Saturday, December 17. Listen to firefighters read their favorite holiday story, ' A Firefighter's Night before Christmas!' All proceeds will go towards supporting Alameda County Fir... FULL STORY

SAFETY NET
December 7, 2011

Pleasanton Police Department serves approximately 69,000 residents in the City of Pleasanton. The department's Chief of Police is Chief David C Spiller. With it two main divisions - Operations and Investigations and Services, the department works tirelessly offering a number of services to the comm... FULL STORY

Towards a more peaceful world
December 6, 2011

Every year, Tri-Valley Haven helps survivors of domestic and sexual violence, low income and homeless families celebrate the holidays by providing them with gifts and food. "Our annual holiday program fosters independence and empowerment; Families choose their own gifts, cook their own food and deve... FULL STORY

Pleasanton Garden Patch Program
December 6, 2011

"Knowing that Nature never did betray the heart that loved her;" reconnect with her. Pleasanton's only community garden at Val Vista Park, offers patches not only for people without yards but for everyone who like to be a part of the green community. The garden first sprouted in 2006 and now has 33 ... FULL STORY

Vote Livermore High Schools nominees!
December 5, 2011

Parents and teachers, this is your chance to show your community your support.With school budgets shrinking, The Clorox Company’s Power A Bright Future grant program steps in to help fund new or ongoing programs that allow children to play, create and explore. Two of Livermore’s comprehensive high ... FULL STORY

How About a Little Cardio and a Good Deed?
December 4, 2011

Tri-Valley Haven presents Zumbathon Charity event featuring Zumba Fitness Instructor Louise Willamson. Those who have not RSVP'd can still purchase tickets at the door for $15. 100 percent of the proceeds goes to the charity. So get in shape for the holidays and feel good about it! Tri-Valley Ha... FULL STORY

Tete-a-Tete with author Michael David Lukas
By Meenu Gupta
December 2, 2011

Michael Lukas had decided that he would rather be a person who tried to write a novel and failed than be someone who abandoned their novel. Spending seven years writing his debut novel proved successful for the writer. Pleasanton Gazette talked to him to find out what motivated Lukas to pen the mast... FULL STORY

Prevent holiday weight gain
December 2, 2011

Eat Through the Holidays without Gaining Weight. Shannon Williams, CNC, owner Successful Health & Nutrition Planning will share tips for making guilt-free food choices. Learn how to make healthier versions of your favorite dishes. Shannon will share some of her best recipes with you and share her s... FULL STORY

Holidays in the Vineyards
November 17, 2011

Radiant sunlight illuminates the Livermore Valley, lush grapevines gently blow, soft jazz plays - life moves a little slower in the Vineyards. Livermore Valley Wine Country celebrates the season with a weekend full of holiday cheer! Holidays in the Vineyards is an annual wine country tradition wh... FULL STORY

Seahawks Swim Meet
December 1, 2011

Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center and Pleasanton Seahawks Swim team will host a swim meet. Over 1,200 swimmers will arrive at the meet on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11. Unwrapped, new toys will be collected at the meet for the annual Toys for Tots program. Commuters may expect congeste... FULL STORY

Bocce World Championships
November 30, 2011

30 countries will be visiting Livermore for the World Championships of Bocce at Campo di Bocce of Livermore from May 19-27,2012. Additionally, Bay Area Senior Games will also be hosted being the first California Senior Games Bocce Tournament. Top Bocce countries worldwide will be coming to Livermore... FULL STORY

Santa's coming!
November 29, 2011

Santa's coming for free photos at Cooleykatz Toys.Cooleykatz Toys is Livermore’s specialty and educational toy store owned and operated by Pat and Nita Cooley. "This will be our store's sixth Christmas, and we have had the same Santa every year," said Pat and Nita Cooley. "He is wonderful with the k... FULL STORY

Shopping Extravaganza
November 17, 2011

Pleasanton's retail shops will open at 7 a.m. this Saturday, November 19 to herald the holiday season. Pleasanton Downtown Association presents, 'Earlier than the Bird' shopping spree with special offers,campaigns and refreshments for patrons. Shoppers wearing pajamas will receive a free gift! ... FULL STORY

Country Folk Art Show returns to Pleasanton
November 15, 2011

With the holidays just around the corner,you don't want to miss the Country Folk Art Show, returning for two consecutive days to Pleasanton. "Our fabulous fall, holiday-themed show will feature top artisan-exhibitors from around the region, all displaying and selling their home and handmade quality ... FULL STORY

Vasco Road Double Fines starting 2012
November 14, 2011

Submitted by Arthur Carrera On Tuesday, November 1, with the support of Supervisor Scott Haggerty, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution establishing Vasco Road as a Safety Enhancement – Double-Fine Zone, designating a 19-mile stretch of Vasco Road between I-580 in Livermor... FULL STORY

Concert in the Park
June 7, 2014

Submitted by Julie Vlahon Pleasanton – The Pleasanton Downtown Association’s (PDA) popular Concert in the Park series will kick off Friday, June 6. Hundreds of people will enjoy the sounds of Classic Soul and Motown when West Grand Boulevard takes the stage at Lions Wayside Park at the corner of... FULL STORY

Behind the Rodeo Scene - Art Exhibition
May 31, 2014

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE – Now through June 29th, works by professional sports photojournalist Matt Cohen, and leather artisan Daniel Miller, will be on display at the Bankhead Theater, featuring photographs of behind the scenes action and characters caught in quiet moments behind the... FULL STORY

Spandana Spelling Bee
By Meenu Gupta
January 24, 2014

SAN RAMON - Vibrant, motivating and responsive, Spandana stands true to its name. Among the varied socially responsible projects that the non-profit undertakes,is the annual Spelling Bee competition. Spelling Bee helps students in enriching their vocabulary and motivates them by competing against on... FULL STORY

Learn about 'Covered California'
December 6, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - Axis Community Health will give a presentation of 'Covered California', the new online “marketplace” that makes it simple and affordable to purchase quality health insurance, on Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m. at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 ... FULL STORY

Senior Center hosts Dance Social
December 2, 2013

Submitted by Dublin Senior Center Come for music that will get you up onto your feet and start dancing to cool swing, ballroom and contemporary tunes performed by a live band. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be raffled off. Tickets should be purchased by Thursday, Janua... FULL STORY

What Colleges Want
September 17, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - Courses, tests, essays, activities…What exactly do colleges want to see? The Livermore Public library invites local high school students and parents to attend a free presentation, “What Colleges Want: An Inside Look at College Admissions Requirements for Grade... FULL STORY

GNON partners with Pleasanton Military Families
August 21, 2013

Submitted by Gigi Paradis PLEASANTON - Imagine, if you will, 50+ women from the Tri Valley coming together in one room, to network and socialize with the goal of increasing their business awareness and sales in an informal and fun setting. This is the scene at GNON – Girls Night Out Networking; ... FULL STORY

Ice Cream Social
August 5, 2013

PLEASANTON - Let’s say goodbye to summer vacation with an old fashioned ice cream social! Using time tested recipes and human energy, together we’ll concoct yummy ice cream the old fashioned way right where it all started…the original location of the Meadowlark Dairy! Ages 5-12. This event is intend... FULL STORY

India's Independence Day Celebrations
July 31, 2013

Submitted by Ajay Bhutoria MILPITAS - On August 15 in 1947, the world's biggest democracy woke up breathing in the air of freedom to herald a new beginning as a sovereign country. Since then this day has become a day of special significance to the Indian community and is celebrated with pomp and ... FULL STORY

Summer Essay Writing - Turn-off Technology day
June 8, 2013

By Dakshesh Pasala Grade 3 Turn-off Technology day was observed last week in Pleasanton by school students. The objective was to turn-off laptops, ipads and go out of the house to enjoy outdoor life. With summer break around the corner, children should spend more time outdoors playing the pa... FULL STORY

MATH BEE 2013
May 30, 2013

Courtesy of Rainbow Math NEWARK- RAINBOW MATH & ARAM SEI present MATH BEE 2013 on Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m. Pleasanton Gazette will update the contact information for registration when it starts. Math Bee 2013 is a math contest for Grades K to 6. The contest is a written test only. Pa... FULL STORY

National Trails Day Nature Hike
May 27, 2013

Participate in National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society. National Trails Day, created in 1993, celebrates trails and promotes their development in all American communities. Come show your support fo the trails in Pleasanton as the Environmental Ed. Staff leads an interpretive wa... FULL STORY

Free College Planning Workshop
May 17, 2013

PLEASANTON - Soroptimist International and the Pleasanton Public Library are pleased to present a free workshop with college planners Joan Thomas of (www.collegeapping.com) andDiane Keller (www.dianescollegeconnection.com) are both professional women in the business of helping families plan for thei... FULL STORY

Danville Community Band 11th Season Finale Concert
By George March
May 10, 2013

The Danville Community Band, under the direction of Robert Calonico, Dr. Lawrence Anderson and Teri Musiel, concludes its 2012-13 season at 4PM on Sunday, June 2, at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. The musical theme "Travels Through Europe" presents the audience a musical journey fea... FULL STORY

Creating a Stress Free and Violence Free Community
By rashmi patel
March 20, 2013

“The Wright brothers appeared crazy before they flew. I have this crazy idea – a world without violence. With all the violence in the world this idea may appear to be hoping for a Utopia, but we need to dream, and we will get there,” said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Global Humanitarian and Founder of Art ... FULL STORY

Networking Seminar
February 21, 2013

Submitted by Gigi Paradis PLEASANTON - Two local networking groups GNON (Girls Night Out Networking) and B2B Gathering Inc. once again join forces in Pleasanton on Wednesday, March 27 to provide the community with a Networking Seminar and Tradeshow! This grand event, which is sponsored by Saunder... FULL STORY

Moms Club Meeting
December 28, 2012

SAN RAMON - Supporting each other through the challenges that parenting brings an innovative group of mothers club serves moms residing in the west sides of San Ramon and Dublin. The group is hosting their monthly social at the San Ramon Community Center at 12501 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon on Monday, ... FULL STORY

Xmas Party for pets
December 1, 2012

Submitted by Gigi Paradis PLEASANTON - Celebrate Dogtopia’s second year Anniversary and Christmas Party! Santa will be providing food, beverages, prizes and professional pet portraits. All canines and their parents are invited. Thursday, December 13 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Dogtopia 7132 Johnson ... FULL STORY

Holiday Craft Boutique
November 8, 2012

DUBLIN - Shop for a wonderful selection of original handmade arts and crafts at the annual Holiday Craft Boutique. This year's event is even bigger than before with many new and exciting vendors. Spend the day shopping for a variety of items for the whole family. For more information please write to... FULL STORY

Toddlers express thanks to Veterans
October 29, 2012

Submitted by Sarah Warnick Pleasanton – Toddlers say, “Thank You, Veterans!” at Museum on Main’s M.o.M.’s Reading Time this November. The Museum on Main invites preschoolers,ages 2-5 and their families to join in the monthly preschool pre-literacy program on Wednesday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to... FULL STORY

'Super Readers' honored at Livermore City Council
September 29, 2012

Submitted by Geri Bezio On September 24th, the Livermore City Council warmly congratulated Livermore’s “Super Readers”, those who read 100 books during the Livermore Public Library’s 2012 Summer Reading Program, “Dream Big, Read”. This year, over 625 children earned “Super Reader” status and were... FULL STORY

Hometown Heroes
By Dublin Senior
August 22, 2012

There are twenty-three million veterans residing in the United States – and countless more in our hearts and memories. To honor the dedication, bravery and heroism of our local vets, the Dublin Senior Center will be hosting the Hometown Heroes Celebration on Saturday, November 3, from 2:30-4:30pm. ... FULL STORY

Evening with Early Chinese Immigrant Uncle Toisan
May 2, 2012

Submitted by Sarah Warnick In recognition of the 130th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, spend An Evening with Uncle Toisan as presented by the Museum on Main on Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center. The Chinese Exclusion Act, passed in 1882, was one of the most signific... FULL STORY

Funny Side up
April 26, 2012

Purses like dating By Charleen Earley Among other things, a woman can never have enough purses. And so on my umpteenth trip to the mall to find just the right one, again, a comical analogy occurred to me. Shopping for a purse is a lot like shopping for a date. The variety, first of all, wa... FULL STORY

Son-Rise Program provides hope
March 14, 2012

Submitted by Annette Musso The Son-Rise program provides hope for children and adults challenged by autism. The program is being presented by Creative Autism Solutions Team (CAST), dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders and its treatment. The program offers treatment for ... FULL STORY

Power Holistic Health Center and GNON Mixer
March 13, 2012

Submitted by Gigi Paradis GNON and Anatomy Power Holistic Health Center would love you to join them for a fabulous networking opportunity! Bring friends! Bring raffle prizes! Socialize while having great food and fun. Please RSVP to gnoners@gmail.com by Friday, March 23. Cost is $10 per person ... FULL STORY

Small Business Roundtable Discussion
March 9, 2012

Submitted by Gigi Paradis Pleasanton Unified School District Presents GNON 2012 Speaker Series 'Small Business Roundtable Discussion.' Learn from GNON’er Kristen Hayes Kuse, Integrated General Counsel, as she covers topics such as protecting your personal assets and what you need to do to protect... FULL STORY

Dance Competition
February 24, 2012

India Community Center (ICC) in Milpitas serves the community with a variety of programs for all ages. ICC is hosting Youthsava 2012, a dance competition to provide a platform to children and youth to showcase their talent. Registration Fee is $89 per group entry, which includes tickets for parti... FULL STORY

Crab Feast Weekend
January 15, 2012

The St. Raymond Knights of Columbus and St. Raymond Catholic School in Dublin is hosting its second Annual Crab Feast coming weekend, on January 20 and 21. Cost is $35 for all you can eat. Dinner will include salad, bread, pasta, crab and dessert along with coffee and tea. Roasted chicken is also av... FULL STORY

Make a Difference
January 4, 2012

City of Livermore is recruiting for the following advisory bodies: Beautification Committee Committee members make recommendations on landscape maintenance standards and public outreach programs. Library Board of Trustees Library Board helps to set gaols for the broad variety of services Lib... FULL STORY

Giant Flea Market at San Ramon Valley High School
December 23, 2011

Flea Market will be held in the San Ramon High School Cafeteria.Proceeds benefit the Instrumental Music Program. Books, music, clothing, household items, toys, games, and much much more will be available. Come on out and support the Instrumental Music Programs at San Ramon Valley High School. Sa... FULL STORY

Internet Class for beginners
December 17, 2011

Internet is an integral part of everyday modern life. Those who don’t know how to use the net may join a monthly four-class series. Learn to surf the Internet and send emails. Absolute beginners are welcome. Classes are held at 9 a.m. with a choice of Tuesday or Thursday sections. Library program... FULL STORY

Coca-Cola will help WWF save Polar bears
December 10, 2011

Coca-Cola red cans will turn white for the first time to save the polar bears-a beloved Coca-Cola icon. The company is working with the WWF for polar bear conservation to inspire people to help protect, the polar bear’s Arctic home by making an initial $2 million donation to WWF’s polar bear conserv... FULL STORY

Budgeting workshop for non-profits
December 2, 2011

Las Positas College Foundation Center Cooperative Collection will host "Proposal Budgeting Basics," workshop for nonprofit organizations. Scott Ullman from San Francisco Foundation Center will provide an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the budget line items to be included ... FULL STORY

Celebrate the holiday season with Induz Karaoke
November 27, 2011

Submitted by Ray Mitra Celebrate the holiday season with fun and family focused event "Holiday Special" Induz Karaoke. Enjoy a great evening - all while contributing to a good cause. Proceeds from the event will benefit art and music programs for underprivileged children at orphanages in India an... FULL STORY

Pleasanton Highlights - Stay in the Know!
November 16, 2011

Safeway to open new Pleasanton store at 8 a.m. Friday, November 18. Water bills will go up- $1.88 increase to monthly water bills for Pleasanton residents. Isabel Avenue Interchange open to traffic six months ahead of the originally scheduled spring 2012 opening. Livermore City Council ... FULL STORY

Train of Lights
November 16, 2011

Dedicated volunteers at Niles Canyon Railway (NCRY) who have kept the proud steam and rail history of the region alive, will once again create the magical sounds of steam whistles this Christmas season. Experience the splendor of a brightly decorated holiday train, covered with thousands of ligh... FULL STORY

Give a hug this thanksgiving
November 11, 2011

November has set in, the month of thanksgiving. Time to give thanks for what we have, time to share warmth with those in need. This thanksgiving, give the gift of a warm hug. East Bay Chapter 101 Blue Star Moms is hosting a 'Drop Zone' to collect donations for the Holiday Hugs care package. It is... FULL STORY