PtownLife News Team


Library and Recreation Department


Deadline to Apply:  Friday, April 19, 2019 is a community website dedicated to youth and families.  A new component of the website is a weekly newsletter “The Ptown Life” – a weekly roundup of the news, events, and happenings in Pleasanton. 


Along with City Staff, each week the Ptownlife News Team will work collaboratively to create a newsletter that is both interesting and informative to our community.  Students will submit content in the form of local news stories and events, video, and photography. Students can also work on youth contests and social media and gain experience in editing, writing content, video production, events, and journalism.  Students may apply to be either a contributor or an editor. 



Students must be entering 9th-12th grades in the Fall 2019 to apply.



Interested students must be able to commit to:

  • 1 - year term (Aug 2019 – Aug 2020) to ensure consistency
  • 1.5 hours per week working on the newsletter in our office (4333 Black Ave.)
  • 2 mandatory trainings – August 2019 & January 2020 (dates TBD)


Please be sure you can commit to the above requirements before you apply!


Application Procedure

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 19, 2019 at 4 p.m.

  1. Complete Ptownlife News Team application


There is limited space for this program and you must be a Pleasanton resident to apply

All applications will be reviewed and qualified participants will be contacted for interviews on April 30, 2019.


Ptownlife News Team Interviews will take place at the Gingerbread Preschool (4333 Black Ave):

Thursday, May 2 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 7 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.


If you have any further questions, please contact the Recreation Coordinator, David Weisgerber at (925) 931-3474 or