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Features

Hanukkah fare - Dec. 7, 2017

The oil-centric stories behind the Jewish Festival of Lights.​

Your Muslim Neighbor - Sept. 7, 2017

A Pleasanton mosque reaches out to dispel misconceptions and engage the community amidst a changing political landscape.

Hive minds - July 26, 2018

Tri-Valley beekeepers continue to protect pollinators in face of national crisis.

Court is in session - July 27, 2017

A new $147 million courthouse opens across the street from a county jail, which court officials say will improve efficiency and save money.

Bridging linguistic barriers for parents in Oakland schools - May 9, 2016

Translation services are crucial in diverse districts like Oakland Unified. But it's not just about language.

Ghost stories downtown - Oct. 25, 2018

History and hauntings intertwine in Pleasanton's annual Halloween tradition.

Profiles

The bird counter of Shadow Cliffs - May 17, 2018

To citizen scientist Bill Rose, monitoring bird colonies is a vital gauge on environmental health. "This is the canary in the Bay Area," he says.

My Valentine - Feb. 8, 2018

A Pleasanton couple's love spans 60 years, 5 states...and 435 kids.

Oakland’s Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue - Apr. 25, 2016

Lila Travis fosters orphaned animals and returns them to the wilds of the Bay Area.

A California nomad comes to town - Aug. 29, 2017

Mule has been traversing the West Coast on foot with his four-legged namesakes for decades, with a cause.

Education

PUSD's enrollment quandary - Sept. 6, 2018

PUSD trustees consider creative ways to address urgent problem of increasing enrollment in northern Pleasanton, from K-8 models to redrawing school boundary lines.

Pleasanton 9-year-old heads to college- Aug. 6, 2018

Kairan Quazi, identified as "profoundly gifted," plans to double-major in math/chemistry at Las Positas, skip high school.

San Ramon Valley teens march for gun reform - March 11, 2018

Students in the San Ramon Valley join nationwide protests against gun violence, frequency of shootings.

Speakers protest reinstatement of SRVHS student leader at center of video controversy - May 24, 2017

Parents, students turn out in droves to protest reinstatement of  student body president after he created allegedly problematic campaign video.

Oakland schools make LGBTQ representation a priority in history curriculums - April 4, 2016

Teachers in OUSD work to implement the FAIR act in their classroom.

Environment and Health

Recycled water plant expansion complete, residential fill station not reopening - Aug. 21, 2018

A local water agency finishes up project greatly increasing its capacity to recycle water, though a favorite local program will not continue.

Zone 7 board approves new water rates, moves ozonation project forward - Oct. 19, 2017

An ozonation project that officials say is fundamental for water safety raises residents' concern on cost, scope.

Staying Healthy: Tri-Valley teacher reflects on life-saving skin grafts - Jan. 28, 2018

Amanda Cerro uses her own traumatic experience to advocate for organ donation.

Tri-Valley woman returns from deep sea exploration - March 4, 2018

Jen Runyan boards the Nautilus to connect researchers and marine life to a global audience.

San Ramon 10-year-old rescues father from drowning - Oct. 11, 2017

Tevin Kuruvilla proves that heroes can indeed come in all sizes, in the face of a near-disaster.

Politics

Assembly candidates air positions at Tri-Valley forum - Sept. 17, 2018

A "discussion" with the two candidates competing to represent California State Assembly District 16 ahead of the November 2018 midterms.

Swalwell 'considering' a presidential run - Aug. 17, 2018

Local Dublin congressman addresses rumors of presidential prospects, says he will wait until after midterms.

Gov. Brown signs BART housing bill - Oct. 1, 2018

After Tri-Valley leaders campaign against it, California's governor signs bill allowing transit authority to build thousands of housing units on their own land.

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