If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 <![CDATA[Ever feel not wanted in downtown Pleasanton?]]> Sometimes it's hard to build a few retail stores and apartments in downtown Pleasanton, even on a narrow, unpaved and empty lot a few feet from Main Street that has a history of failed businesses.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Council honors the late Jean Jones]]> Actions by the Pleasanton City Council have wrapped up final affairs for Jean Jones, who died last year in her home at 309 Neal St. where she had lived since 1932 and wanted it preserved as a city historical site. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton mayor, other East Bay leaders make demands of BART ahead of possible bond measure]]> Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne and other East Bay leaders met this week to chart a course necessary for BART leaders to earn their backing ahead of a potential November ballot measure to fund the transit system.]]> <![CDATA[Tales of a Tuskegee airman performance Tuesday in Pleasanton]]> The Museum on Main's resumes its speaker series for 2016 at 7 p.m.Tuesday with an interactive presentation by scholar James Armstead portraying Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the commander of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton police swear in Merced native as new officer]]> Pleasanton Police Department inducted a new officer into its ranks this week.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton school board to vote Tuesday on 2016-17 calendar]]> Pleasanton's school board is set decide whether to change the district's instructional calendar and debate hiring a survey firm to gauge public interest in a possible bond measure during its meeting Tuesday night.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales in the West catapult 23.2% in December]]> Existing-home sales snapped back solidly in December as more buyers reached the market before the end of the year.]]> <![CDATA[PUSD opens donation closet, new media center at Village High]]> As the ribbon was cut on Pleasanton Unified School District's new donation closet last week, Debra Miller cheered. The donation closet was more than a place for low-income residents to get free clothes, although that is a huge aspect. It's also a place where special-needs students like Miller's son can get ready for retail jobs one day.]]> <![CDATA[From the heart: Students make cards for soldiers overseas]]> Hart art teacher Jane Maker said her students make between 500 and 600 cards a year, which have a heartfelt message on one side and a drawing on the other, to send to servicemen and servicewomen in Afghanistan and Iraq.]]> <![CDATA[Repertory company presenting 'The Little Mermaid' through Feb. 14]]> "The Little Mermaid" has arrived at the Firehouse Arts Center.]]> <![CDATA[Sacrificing for Success: Unseen struggles]]> The average household income in Pleasanton was $145,000 in 2014, and the median single-family home was $732,000. Many believe everyone who lives in Pleasanton is as rich as those U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate or is on their way to becoming so.]]>