If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Albertsons/Safeway to sell 168 stores in 8 states as part of merger agreement]]> Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. and Boise-headquartered Albertsons announced Friday that they have entered into agreements, subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission, to sell 168 stores across eight states to four buyers.]]> <![CDATA[An early visit with Santa in Pleasanton]]> Santa Claus is everywhere these days, but at some point most parents take their children for "the visit" -- a chance for a one-on-one with jolly old St. Nick. ]]> <![CDATA[Deck the Halls: All five senses enjoy the holiday season]]> Preparing a home for the holidays involves all the senses -- sight, sounds, scents, taste and touch.]]> <![CDATA[Arizona woman injured at Livermore outlets died Tuesday]]> A 61-year-old woman who was injured Dec. 9 in a suspicious incident at the Livermore Premium Outlets parking lot died Tuesday, police said Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Ken Mano named Pleasanton Weekly's Man of the Year]]> Meet Ken Mano, Pleasanton Weekly's "Man of the Year" for 2014. ]]> <![CDATA[Livermore Lab's National Ignition Facility earns magazine's award]]> Physics World, an international monthly magazine published by the Institute of Physics, has named Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility's (NIF) achievement of fuel gain one of its top 10 "Breakthroughs of the Year."]]> <![CDATA[Nurses at San Ramon Regional, other Tenet-owned hospitals voting on new 4-year contract]]> Registered nurses at six Tenet Health hospitals from Northern to Southern California, including at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, are voting this week on a new four-year agreement with the hospital system that protects health coverage and provides for pension and economic gains.]]> <![CDATA[Council votes to move forward on East Side development planning]]> Following through on their campaign pledges, newly-elected and re-elected members of the Pleasanton City Council Tuesday voted to approve a preliminary plan for development of roughly 400 acres of largely vacant land on the city's east side.]]> <![CDATA[Double Racing Festival returns to Pleasanton Sunday]]> The third annual Pleasanton Double Racing Festival is set for this Sunday, with the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation listed as the race beneficiary.]]> <![CDATA[2014 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund now underway]]> The 2014 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign is now underway, a time when we ask our readers to turn their thoughts to supporting local nonprofit agencies and services that care for those in need year-round.]]>