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By Jeb Bing

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About this blog: A longtime newspaperman, I have been editor of the Pleasanton Weekly since it was launched Jan. 28, 2000. I was a reporter and Neighborhood News editor at the Chicago Tribune for 13 years, and previously a reporter for the Advance...  (More)

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Remembering our city of roses
Dec 28, 2011 7:47 am
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Pleasanton once was known as a top rose-growing city in America, thanks to Jackson & Perkins (now bankrupt), which grew and developed roses here. Less known is the... More
What a parade!
Dec 8, 2011 8:06 am
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Riding in the Pleasanton Weekly convertible in the Dec. 3 Christmas parade, I had a different perspective on this annual event that now is in its 40th year. Sitting... More
Veeva: A 'feel good' business in a life-saving industry
Sep 19, 2011 11:46 am
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Pleasanton needs more entrepreneurs like Peter Gassner. A 15-year homeowner here in the Gates community with his wife Piyajit and their sons Filaa and Arin, Gassner... More
Wal-Mart eyeing old Nob Hill for new 'Market'
Jul 14, 2011 8:55 pm
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Wal-Mart eyeing old Nob Hill for new 'Market'

Wal-Mart, the country's largest retailer, is seeking a Pleasanton city permit to open one of its new "Neighborhood... More
Salute veterans on Memorial Day in Pleasanton
May 30, 2011 7:47 am
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Memorial Day ceremonies are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, with the observance this year moved to Centennial Park on the open grounds next to the Pleasanton Senior... More
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