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The Mustang Blaze won 3-2 in OT to win the U11 Division of the Dublin Shamrock Tournament. Players: Katherine Gillen, Izzi Strand, Lindsay Mescall, Brooke Balthasar, Katie Peruzzaro, Caroline Chu, Audrey Biekert, Kylie Kumnick, Samantha Berry, Tatum Geist, Kylie Yarwood, Peyton Delaney. Coaches: Pat Berry and Scott Kumnick Submitted by Marta Gillen on Aug 16, 2012

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Ride through Niles Canyon on vintage trains
Niles Canyon Railway will soon be restarting its weekend outings of rides on classic and restored steam- and diesel-powered trains. The program, which begins this month, will offer two roundtrips each day departing from Sunol... Tuesday, March 7, 6:50 PM

Tri-Valley chef reflects on 'Chopped' experience
Chef Kim Gamble represented her Thai culture and her hometown of Livermore in the "Flamin' Hot" episode of the Food Network series "Chopped" last week. In the competition against three other chefs, Gamble was among the... Thursday, March 16, 5:43 AM

'Stir Crazy Quilts' brings pandemic creativity to Museum of the San Ramon Valley
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley's next exhibit will see the historical museum inside the former Danville train station showcasing a contemporary theme that is likely to be the subject of numerous accounts by future historians. Wednesday, February 1, 4:20 AM

A culinary showcase: Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week celebrates local food and drink
The third annual Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week recently highlighted the food and drink scene in the region. I mapped out my route to new and favorite restaurants and reserved online for special events. Along the way, I savored... Friday, March 10, 3:39 PM

Instruments of hope: Inaugural George Bowen Master Guitar Summit supporting ALS CURE Project
When longtime Pleasanton resident and guitar luthier George Bowen was diagnosed with ALS last year, he said he couldn't just give up -- he needed to use his years of connections to continue the fight toward finding a cure. Thursday, February 23, 11:28 PM

Rapper E-40 to headline Alameda County Fair concert series in Pleasanton
On a day when Bay Area concert announcements made national headlines, with the Outside Lands set list, the Alameda County Fair got into the act by teasing some of the musicians booked for this year's summer showcase in Pleasanton... Thursday, March 9, 8:43 PM

16 couples make it official on Valentine's Day surrounded by classic cars
The 25,000-square-foot classic car museum hosted 16 couples on Valentine's Day; 32 people who went in single and came out married, thanks to Contra Costa County selecting it to be its Valentine's Day destination wedding site this year. Tuesday, February 14, 10:39 PM

Morehead to serve second term as Dublin poet laureate
James Morehead sees poetry in Dublin and its communities. As the recently reappointed poet laureate for the city, he hopes to shine a spotlight on literary arts and written forms of self-expression. Thursday, February 23, 11:27 PM

Discover Diablo in 2023
Staff and volunteers with Save Mount Diablo are now in the throes of bringing expanded programming planned for the current year's Discover Diablo series to life, following the first event of the year-long series this winter. Sunday, February 5, 2:06 PM

Paws to Read: Library program pairs comfort dogs with young students to help literacy skills flourish
The Pleasanton Public Library recently reached a milestone 20th anniversary for one of its most popular and impactful programs -- Paws to Read. Friday, February 10, 5:12 AM

'From Sand to Silicon Chip' debuts at Village Theatre gallery
The Village Theatre and Art Gallery's latest exhibit explores the history of one of the world's oldest known crafts and its relationship with modern technology, offering a tangible way of experiencing new and old debates over... Thursday, February 2, 11:33 PM | 1 comments

Wente Vineyards turns 140
Wente Vineyards has called Livermore home for 140 years. On the national front, Wente is the oldest, continuously operating family winery. The fifth generation of Wentes now lead the company. Friday, February 3, 12:52 AM

What a Week: Remembering Don Lewis
The Pleasanton community -- and the music world at large -- is mourning the loss of performer, composer and synthesizer pioneer Don Lewis, who died on Sunday surrounded by family following a brief illness. He was 81. Thursday, November 10, 9:38 PM

Ceremony marks start of work on Dublin Cultural Arts Center
Dublin's former police headquarters is set to be repurposed as a cultural, artistic and educational hub for residents and community members. Recently, city leaders met to declare a milestone for the project... Wednesday, November 16, 10:13 PM

Hiking from Fremont to Livermore: What two sisters discovered on three-day, 28-mile trek along Ohlone Trail
'Next time I invite you to go backpacking with me, please remind me of this moment and why we hate backpacking,' I groggily told my sister, Molly, during our three-day hike in the Ohlone Regional Wilderness Preserve. Friday, July 22, 12:16 AM

San Ramon: 'MasterChef Junior' contestant reflects on growth since filming show
At the end of the ninth episode of this season of "MasterChef Junior," then-10-year-old Abir Bhatia of San Ramon stood among his three other somber-faced teammates who placed in the bottom during that episode's baking challenge... Saturday, June 11, 5:46 PM

Valley Views: Alamo, prehistory to now
I poured over a new book, 'Historic Tales of Alamo, California' by Beverly Lane with Sharon Burke, which answered questions I'd had since buying a house off Livorna Road in 1981. For instance, where did the name Livorna Road come from? Sunday, June 20, 6:56 PM

Staying Healthy: Biking on Mount Diablo
Whether it's road cycling or mountain biking, Mount Diablo serves as a premier destination for bike riders both locally and throughout the Bay Area -- particularly among residents seeking outdoor refuge during the coronavirus pandemic. Friday, June 11, 2:33 PM


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