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A sea of people ice skate at the Union Square Ice Rink.

Top five festive ice rinks for this holiday season

Shimon Arai and Parsa Hassanpour December 14, 2023

As it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, ice skating rinks are once again attracting tons of visitors every day. There is no better way to spend winter break than to go ice skating with your...

Amador Valleys Marching Band kicked off the parade by performing jolly music.

Pleasanton celebrates annual winter Hometown Parade

Ritika Gupta, AVtv Editor-In-Chief December 8, 2023

On Dec. 2, the City of Pleasanton celebrated the start of the holiday season with the Holiday Hometown Parade. The city canceled the parade last year due to rain. This year, the city planned a rain-or-shine...

Hitting Coach Corey Forrester trains Little League players on batting techniques.

Amador Valley baseball program hosts annual clinic for Pleasanton Little League players

Edwin He, AVT Profiles Page Editor December 6, 2023

On Dec. 2, Amador Valley High School's baseball program hosted a one-day skill clinic for Pleasanton Little League players. Kids ages 7-12 came to the Amador Valley Baseball field to learn from experienced...

The ion exchange tanks recently made in September of this year have been working to reduce the PFAS in our water.

Tri-Valley groundwater basin contaminated with forever chemicals

Brendan Ho, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

In recent years, the Zone 7 Water Agency  detected emerging contaminants called per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — man-made chemicals used in many common products designed to be water, oil,...

Water flows out of a Pleasanton residents faucet.

Zone 7 water imports increase Pleasanton water rates

Leo He, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2023

The City of Pleasanton raised water rates by 30 percent on Nov. 1 to cover water supply and facility improvement costs. This is the first water rate increase since 2011 except for inflation adjustments.  In...

Friends and family rents out an area to meet and enjoy the holiday in their cultural clothing.

Diwali: Pleasanton families celebrate Hindu festival

Rishit Agnihotri, AVT Sports Page Editor November 13, 2023

In early November, many households celebrated the Festival of Lights, also known as Diwali. Families and friends practiced traditions and enjoyed many festivities. What is Diwali? Diwali, a five-day...

A sign is set up from the direction of Foothill to warn drivers of the upcoming closure.

Traffic advisory: Southbound I-680 closed from Nov. 3-6 for construction

Shimon Arai, AVT Local News Page Editor October 29, 2023

Through Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Nov. 6, Southbound Interstate Highway 680 (I-680) will be closed. As the current state of the roadway is deteriorating with potholes, the California Department of...

Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown and City Manager Gerry Beaudin traveled to Sacramento to receive the award at the annual League of California Cities conference.

Pleasanton awarded Helen Putnam Award for its Alternative Police Response Program

Leo He, Senior Staff Writer October 16, 2023

This year, the City of Pleasanton won the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for its commitment to minimizing uniformed police response to non-criminal incidents related to mental health. “Through...

The Friends of the Pleasanton Library hosted a book sale to raise funds for the library.

Preserving Pleasanton Library culture through modern age

Lauren Tran, Senior Staff Writer September 27, 2023

Along with being home to a wide diversity of literature, the Pleasanton Public Library hosts an extensive amount of events and activities that all go towards benefiting the community. From Sept. 21-24,...

Pleasanton Ridge obstructed by the smoke.

Smoke descends on Pleasanton as fires rage in surrounding areas

Caleb Hong, Senior Staff Writer September 20, 2023

You may have smelled it or felt a headache. Maybe you looked up and the sky was a little grayer than usual. Needless to say, the blanket of smoke sitting over Pleasanton is hard to ignore. “Mismanagement...

An artist performs a live demo in front of the visitors.

Bonding through art: Firehouse Arts Center hosts first ever Art and Music Fest

Lauren Tran, Senior Staff Writer September 17, 2023

The Firehouse Arts Center is a vibrant arts and media center that showcases several different art forms. On Sept. 8th, the center held an inaugural art and music fest to celebrate the artistic community. “At...

A modest tent was erected early on Saturday morning to facilitate registrations for the Museum on Mains art show.

Brushing beauty: Museum on Main hosts the 16th annual Paint Pleasanton art extravaganza

Rishit Agnihotri, AVT Sports Page Editor September 16, 2023

On Sept. 9th and 10th, Pleasanton held the 16th annual Paint Pleasanton art exhibit at the Museum on Main to showcase the local artists' perspectives and highlights of the town.   The event was a...

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