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"Mustang Blaze win Tournament"
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

 
 
A&E Features

Pandemic melody: Sheltering in place inspires musician to expand local endeavors
A conversation with saxophonist Solomon Alber is like listening to jazz. He riffs on various topics but always returns to the main theme -- how he and other musicians are handling the pandemic. Monday, 9:03 PM

From a 'desperate' to 'respectable' town; Pleasanton's mythologized Wild West history
Before it was home to the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Safeway headquarters and more than 80,000 Bay Area residents, the city of Pleasanton was a Gold Rush stopover rife with bandits and cattle, set amongst a grove of sycamore trees. Monday, 10:33 PM

Director finds way to keep actors distanced
Rehearsals of a different sort are under way at Tao House for the three one-act Eugene O'Neill plays that will be presented next month in a series of rolling weekly premieres. Thursday, 4:46 PM

Niles Canyon Railway offering special trips this month
The Niles Canyon Railway will be operating special trips using a classic steam engine two weekends in September, after being closed down since March. Thursday, 4:52 PM

Tri-Valley brothers win for their design in 'Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge'
Two Pleasanton brothers are making a name for themselves in the Big Apple, part of a trio recently announced as winners in the young adult category of "Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge." Monday, 3:25 PM

Valley Views: 'King Lear' -- a gift when we need it
I can only imagine the myriad decisions the director must have made for this online production, but the result was spectacular. It is hard to believe that such a sad, bloody tale can be such a gift at this time -- but it is! Monday, 1:23 PM

'Death Blood 4': Pleasanton stars in campy horror film
The newly released film "Death Blood 4" is ultra-camp, and it's fun as well as being bloody. But strikingly, the sci-fi B-movie pays homage to Pleasanton, filmed almost entirely here and including highlights of downtown favorites. Monday, 3:59 PM

San Ramon's StoryWalk will let families read while venturing park
The City of San Ramon is officially installing a StoryWalk, an interactive storybook project, in Central Park. Sunday, 5:37 PM

'Hearts Around Hartz' -- Danville downtown now displaying public art exhibit
There are 17 sculptures of hearts now adorning downtown Danville. Comprising the "Hearts Around Hartz" public art exhibition, these pieces will be up until mid-October. Monday, 6:41 PM

Valley Views: Help Niles Canyon Railway stay on track
Niles Canyon Railway is one more organization that has suspended activities due to COVID-19, and it saddens me to think there are no clackity old trains chugging from Sunol to Niles through the beautiful ravine. Thursday, 4:46 PM

Danville: Community Presbyterian Church selects new minister of worship and art
After 17 months of searching, pastors at the Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) in Danville have selected San Jose's Shane Lepisi to serve as their new minister of worship and arts. Thursday, 3:34 PM

'The Ballad of Don Lewis' -- pulling out all the stops
After more than a decade of filming, friendship and hard work, "The Ballad of Don Lewis: The Untold Story of a Synthesizer Pioneer" has been released. Sunday, 4:19 PM

'Death in the Holler' -- Livermore author's new whodunit
Looking for change of scenery? Consider a trip to Kentucky to solve the "Death in the Holler" along with Game Warden Luke Ryder & Sheriff Jim Pike. The mystery novel, written by John G. Bluck of Livermore, was released on Monday. Monday, 1:31 PM

San Ramon offers springtime art exhibit online
Art lovers who have been missing trips to exhibitions and museums are in luck because the city of San Ramon has found a way to bring its planned springtime exhibit "Our Fragile Earth" to residents' homes instead. Wednesday, 8:34 PM

Blackhawk Museum offers educational video series online
The Blackhawk Museum may have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic but it has provided an online collection of videos to help keep history and car lovers alike entertained for the duration of their lockdown. Monday, 5:56 PM

 

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