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Guests walk to buy food while surrounded with vendors.

Summer begins: 626 Night Market at fairgrounds

Shimon Arai and Daniel Cruz May 24, 2024

Through May 17-19, the Alameda County Fairgrounds hosted the bi-annual 626 Night Market. The night market invited hungry crowds from all over the Bay Area to enjoy the Asian-styled food and local vendors.  The...

Pleasanton Police Chief David Swing steps down from his position after four years.

Pleasanton Police Department Chief David Swing moves on

Edwin He, AVT Profiles Page Editor May 23, 2024

In April, Pleasanton Police Chief David Swing stepped down from his position to pursue an executive director position at the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority. He’s been serving as Pleasanton’s...

Swaying to the music, dancers captivate the audience and bring their cultural roots to life.

AAPI Heritage Celebration in Pleasanton honoring heritage

Lauren Tran, AVRadio Editor May 21, 2024

On May 11, the City of Pleasanton celebrated AAPI Heritage Month by hosting a community event at the Firehouse Arts Center. The event featured poetry readings, singing, dancing, and activities that all...

A vendor at the Pleasanton Farmers Market is selling strawberries and welcoming visitors.

Pleasanton Farmer’s Market hosted weekly at Downtown

Eva Grove, Amadon Page Editor May 21, 2024

On 46 W Angela St. every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pleasanton hosts their weekly Farmer's Market, a place where families can buy fresh produce while supporting local businesses. The market takes...

Mestels crochet plushies were a massive hit at the Childrens Business Fair.

Children’s Business Fair showcases young entrepreneurs

Rebecca Mestel, AVT Features Page Editor May 20, 2024

From handmade crafts to innovative goods, the Acton Children’s Business Fair showcased the excitement and determination of young minds, each booth a testament to creativity and hard work. As family and...

A vibrant walking parade, complete with flags and drums, showcased the rich cultural diversity of all Indian states, adding a lively and colorful highlight to the Maya Bazaar.

Under the California Sun: Maya Bazaar lights up San Ramon in Indian style

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Editor-In-Chief May 13, 2024

The heart of San Ramon came alive this past Saturday, May 11, as the AIA Maya Bazaar transformed Bishop Ranch into a vibrant tapestry of Indian culture. From 11 AM to 7 PM, visitors were treated to an...

10K runners begin their race at the start of the Pleasanton Run for Education.

Fun, fitness, and fundraiser: Pleasanton Run for Education raises money for local schools 

Edwin He, AVT Profiles Editor May 2, 2024

On April 28, the annual Pleasanton Run for Education took place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Over 2,300 runners of all ages came to the fairgrounds on a Sunday morning to take part in the Kids’...

PUSD Superintendent Dr. David Haglund congratulates students on taking the first step to learning about government first hand.

PUSD Superintendent announces retirement

Eva Grove, Amadon Editor April 30, 2024

After seven years with Pleasanton Unified School District, Superintendent Dr. David Haglund has announced his departure from the role, effective August 1st, 2024.  "I am preparing to bring this chapter...

The exterior of the new Chick-fil-A store surrounded with balloons in the parking space.

Second Chick-fil-A opens on Hopyard Road

Jerry Liu, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

The shutdown of the popular lunch spot, Sweet Tomatoes, back in September of 2022 made space for a new Chick-fil-A on Hopyard Road. On April 18, the new store had its grand opening. The opening grandeur  The...

An obstacle course offered a challenge for all dogs to try at StumpyCon. Watching owners attempt to coax their stubborn-natured dogs, especially the corgis and dachshunds, to try and tackle the course gave many attendees a laugh.

StumpyCon: A celebration of down-to-earth doggos

Daniel Cruz, AVT Photography Editor April 28, 2024

On Saturday, April 20, hundreds of corgis and ‘stumpy’ pooches gathered at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. These dogs, known for their short features, met for the annual ‘StumpyCon’ while their...

Pickles, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, poses in the afternoon sun. Many corgis are pros at posing for photos, as their owners love to share pictures of them on social media.

Low and loveable: StumpyCon in photos

Daniel Cruz, Photo Editor April 28, 2024

Various types of birds were showcased at the expo.

Feathered Fiesta: Exotic Bird Expo hosted at Fairgrounds

Daniel Cruz, AVT Photography Editor April 22, 2024

On Sunday, April 14, hundreds flocked to the 5th annual Exotic Bird & Poultry Expo. The visitors attended to buy, sell, and relate to owners of various species of birds at the Alameda County Fairgrounds....

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