If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage expands]]> Pleasanton-based Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced this week that it has expanded its Bay Area operations with the addition of 180 independent sales associates from offices in the region.]]> <![CDATA[Labor Day weekend safety tips]]> The Pleasanton Police Officers' Association, a labor union representing the Pleasanton Police Department, has put together safety tips for the Labor Day weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Harvest Wine celebration on tap today only]]> Enjoy the fruit of the vines at the Harvest Wine Celebration, being held for the 33rd year today only in the Livermore Valley wine country.]]> <![CDATA[BART launches new public safety app]]> BART on Thursday morning lauched a new app available for Apple and Google Android devices that will enable riders to more easily report crimes and suspicious activities to transit police.]]> <![CDATA[Fremont Bank to mark 50th anniversary with Fairgrounds fireworks]]> Fremont Bank will light up the night sky Sept. 3 in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.]]> <![CDATA[Public hearing next Tuesday on city's long-term housing plan]]> The city Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening to consider approving its new Housing Element, a part of the city's General Plan required by all California cities to show that they are meeting the statewide housing goal of "attaining decent housing and a suitable living environment for every California family."]]> <![CDATA[Traffic Alert: I-280 closed this weekend in San Francisco]]> Those traveling over to San Francisco and the Peninsula will find northbound I-280 closed today through Monday to allow Caltrans crews to replace hinges installed along the highway to strengthen the overpass in the event of more seismic activity.]]> <![CDATA[NEWS FLASH: Stock market reaches all-time high! Now what?]]> I'm not sure who makes more money on the stock market -- Wall Street or the media?]]> <![CDATA[New murals for Valley View Elementary]]> Valley View Elementary School former fifth graders have presented the school with two murals painted on the playground's ball walls as a "thank you" for six years of instruction.]]> <![CDATA[Final day for Scottish games at Fairgrounds]]> The 149th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games, hosted by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco, close their two-day event today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.]]>