Pleasanton, CA

Guest Opinion: Taxpayer subsidy plan for Costco

On July 19, the Pleasanton City Council approved a taxpayer subsidy plan for Costco and the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone. The council disregarded that the traffic mitigation infrastructure costs had ballooned from a 2018 estimate of $21 million to the actual 2022 contractor bid of almost $34 million. The city has agreed to pay $24 million in taxpayer subsidies to Costco, a $100 billion corporation, with this deal. While many will cheer, the public needs to understand the sordid details behind this.

One Killed After Vehicle Struck Tree on I-680 in Pleasanton Area

A fatal car crash took place on I-680 in the Pleasanton area on the evening of Sunday, August 14, 2022. The California Highway Patrol described the incident as a single-vehicle accident that occurred on southbound Interstate 680 in the vicinity of the Bernal Avenue exit. Details on the Fatal Car...

Scorching Heat And Thunderstorms Enter Northern California Forecast

The National Weather Service predicts blistering temperatures for Northern California’s inland valleys and probable thunderstorms in the region’s highest mountains this week as high pressure builds and monsoonal moisture moves north. Emily Heller, a forecaster at the Sacramento office of the meteorological service, said, “This is fairly usual...
L.A. Weekly

Norma Hall Pronounced Dead after Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 84 [Newark, CA]

Traffic Accident near Newark Boulevard On-Ramp Left One 70-Year-Old Woman Dead. According to the California Highway Patrol, officers responded to the incident around 9:09 p.m. along eastbound Highway 84, east of Newark Boulevard on-ramp. Upon arrival, police located two vehicles with significant damages and a woman that sustained major injuries.

Driver dies in fiery crash at freeway offramp in Pleasanton

A driver was killed after their car hit a large tree off an Interstate 680 offramp at Bernal Avenue and burst into flames on Sunday evening in Pleasanton, according to the California Highway Patrol. The identity of the decedent remains unknown due to the extent of the burn injuries and...

News Digest: Cone with a Cop in Pleasanton | Tri-Valley Mayors' Summit | Sadek named CalAnimals board president | First-time homebuyer workshop

The Cone with a Cop program is returning to Pleasanton’s Meadowlark Dairy next week for the first time in three years after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pleasanton police officers will be on hand for ice cream and to meet with residents from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 24) at the iconic downtown store at 57 W. Neal St.

Pre-dawn raid leads to multiple arrests linked to Rolex robbery spree

OAKLAND (KRON) – A pre-dawn raid in multiple Bay Area cities has led to arrests linked to the Bay Area Rolex watch robbery spree, according to a press release midday Thursday. Oakland police executed multiple search warrants early Tuesday in Oakland and neighboring cities, the press release states. “OPD officers arrested two individuals and recovered […]

2022 California Soul Food Cookout and Festival is not only filled with food, fun and music, but purpose too

PLEASANTON, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire – National News/ — This two-day California Soul Food Cookout and Festival is not only filled with food, fun and music, but purpose too. For 12 years running, this premier food and music event has grown to be a regional favorite. This year’s festival will be held at the Alameda Fairgrounds on September 17 and 18, 2022 and will donate a portion of revenue to different charities in the Bay area who work to help the homeless and domestic violence victims.

Concert in Livermore to benefit musicians impacted by wildfire

In the wake of the destructive Rices Fire that scorched parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east of Yuba City from late June into early July, Almost Famous Wine Lounge in Livermore will be hosting a benefit concert to raise funds for musicians from the area who were affected by the blaze.

Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

Friday will be mostly cloudy in the morning before becoming partly cloudy. Highs will be in the 60s to the lower 70s. Southwest winds will be 5 to 10 mph before switching to west winds of 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Friday night will be mostly clear before...

2 injured in big-rig crash that shut down SB I-680 earlier

(BCN) — Southbound Interstate Highway 680 was closed for several hours Wednesday in the Pacheco area of Contra Costa County because of a crash between a big-rig and four other vehicles, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. The collision was reported shortly before 7:45 a.m. on southbound Highway 680 just north of Pacheco Boulevard. Two […]

Suspect arrested for string of East Bay crimes

EL CERRITO, Calif. (KRON) — A Hayward man was arrested on Saturday for several crimes committed in El Cerrito. A report from the El Cerrito Police Department said he ripped a cellphone off of a display shelf at a Verizon store and resisted arrest after creating a disturbance at another store. Police said he also […]