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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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Amador coach among 4,700 losing jobs at NUMMI
Mar 29, 2010 8:58 am
Comments: 29 | Views: 6,765

This week, my good friend and lifelong Pleasanton resident Ken Villegas will find himself unemployed for the first time since graduating from Amador Valley High... More
Bob Athenour: Our sister city champ turns 80
Jun 19, 2009 9:12 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 6,599

Having just turned 80, Bob Athenour won't be skydiving out of a plane as former President George H. W. Bush did--and again two weeks ago on his 85th--but he will... More
Donít count Nostrand out in future elections
Jul 22, 2010 7:59 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 5,804

Fellow business associates and friends crowded into a newly-expanded outdoor seating area the other day to celebrate its official opening at the Hop Yard American... More
BARTís new station celebration could be its last for quite a while
Feb 17, 2011 9:33 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 5,734

At last, the costly, wrongly-built overhead steel pedestrian walkways have been carted away from the I-580 freeway shoulders at the new BART-West station, just in... More
Have churches become too big for Pleasanton neighborhoods?
Feb 9, 2007 8:20 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 5,573

Here we go again. Another Pleasanton church--Trinity Lutheran- is facing the wrath of homeowners who live nearby and even some who don't because of this city's... More
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