Castlewood Reaches Agreement, Shadow Cliffs Waterslides, MC Hammer Gets the Slammer

Some of the stories that made news this past week in Pleasanton. Check out our grocery specials, our congratulations tip-of-the hat and our blog of the week.

Food Workers, Castlewood Country Club Reach Agreement After 3-Year Dispute

Union food workers at Castlewood Country Club are declaring victory after a three-year contract struggle with club management came to an end earlier this month, UNITE HERE Local 2850 said in press release Thursday. The workers voted to pay $225 a month for family health care. Read the full story here.

Video: Harvest Park Students' 'Grease' Hand Jive Earns a Gold Medal

Harvest Park Middle School students competed in Sacramento on Feb. 8 in the annual California Educational Theatre Association Middle Stage Drama Fest. The eighth grade students prepared for five weeks to perform “Born to Hand Jive” from Grease, which won them first place.

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne's State of the City Address

Mayor Jerry Thorne delivered his first State of the City address this week to a sold-out crowd at the Hilton in Pleasanton. Read the full text of the speech by clicking here.

Local Kids Donate to SPCA For Their Valentine's Day Celebration

Walnut Grove elementary students join others from around the Tri-Valley in voting to give up their Valentine's Day goodies to help animals instead. In lieu of exchanging Valentine's treats, Erin Diaz's third-graders collected $161 for the East Bay SPCA and in return got a visit Friday from a cat and dog brought by Joelle Cook from the SPCA in Dublin

Shadow Cliffs Waterslides Closing Forever?

According to the Bay Area News Group, the East Bay Regional Parks has recommended closing down the Shadow Cliffs waterslides. Read the full story and tell us if you will miss the waterslides.

MC Hammer Gets the Slammer for 'Obstructing and Resisting an Officer'

Rapper MC Hammer, best known for his puffy pants and 1990 hit song, "U Can't Touch This," was arrested by Dublin Police Services on Feb. 21 at the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center in Dublin. Hammer was booked and released into the Santa Rita Jail for obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer.

Harlem Shake Dance Craze Invades Tri-Valley

Do you Harlem Shake? Tri-Valley does! Check out these videos of locals doing the newest dance craze.

Other news you need to know:

  • Pleasanton Senior Center Celebrates 20 Years
  • Police Log: Graffiti Blitz; Bicyclist Gets 'RUI'
  • Home Prices In Pleasanton Expected To Rise This Year
  • Watch the Pleasanton State of the City on Tri-Valley TV


  • Amador Valley Competition Cheer Squad- Grand Champions
  • California Spirit Elite- Win big at NCA Nor Cal Classic
  • Ptownlife Youth Literature Contest announces Winners!

Blog of the Week: Vineyard Avenue - Pleasanton's "Road of Shame?"

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Patch editors Kari Hulac and Patrick Creaven contributed to this report.

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