Livermore: State Attorney General backs city in call for expedited review of Eden Housing appeal

California Attorney General Rob Bonta began the process of filing an amicus brief Tuesday in the case of Save Livermore Downtown v. City of Livermore, supporting the city's request for dismissal or expedited review of the pending appeal challenging its approval of the Eden Housing development under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Amador alum named Assembly District 3 Woman of the Year

Pleasanton native and Amador Valley High School alumnae Anastacia Snyder was honored last month as this year's Assembly District 3 Woman of the Year in Butte County. Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) presented the award to Snyder and five other women who work within his Northern California district at an event in Chico last month.

School board OKs raises for Haglund, cabinet; Diolazo elevated to deputy superintendent

Also: Pay bump, more benefits for CSEA; child nutrition chef to implement new menus. The Pleasanton school board recently extended the contract terms, including salary increases, for Superintendent David Haglund and assistant superintendents Ed Diolazo, Julio Hernandez and Ahmad Sheikholeslami. The trustees also approved the decision to name Diolazo as...

Young Tri-Valley bassoonist seeks to increase instrument's popularity

Dougherty Valley student founds Bassoon Outreach to Support Students website. With the bassoon being one of the lesser known and practiced instruments amongst young band members, most probably aren't aware of what Dougherty Valley High School student Donovan Tong has come to learn is a worldwide issue -- a lack of young bassoonists rising to the forefront to replace longtime experts on the instrument.