Pleasanton Weekly

News - February 5, 2010

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Pleasanton police arrested a resident of Walnut Creek for embezzling $900,000 from a Pleasanton company over the past two years where she had previously been employed as a controller. Police searched the home of 51-year-old Kathryn Britto-Florence and she was arrested without incident Jan. 27 after they found evidence including financial documents from the company, which has not been identified, but has about 85 employees.

Parking changes went into effect Monday for the Dublin side of the BART station. A developer of nearby residential property has taken over management of 800 spaces in the surface lot, with future plans to build housing there. Riders will now pay parking to a machine at the south end of the lot instead of inside the station. Daily parking is $1/day seven days a week and customers will need to enter their stall number. BART EZ Riders must park in the fourth through seventh floors of the parking structure now and drivers with BART parking permits will need to park on the first, second and third levels.

The Princess Project, a Bay Area non-profit that provides free prom dresses to girls that otherwise could not afford them, is collecting gently used prom dresses and accessories from Feb. 8 to 19. The nearest drop-off location is at Stoneridge Mall. The dresses will be given to local girls in March. For more information, visit

Kathryn Tournat of BellaMenti is offering free parent consultations from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 19 through March 26 at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Tournat will listen to concerns and issues about students, answer questions about learning issues and recommend next steps. Learn more by calling 872-8728 or visiting


Posted by Gail Nott, a resident of another community
on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:28 am

I don't recommend Kathryn Tournat of BellaMenti. She missed an appointment with a colleague & then swore at me on the phone when I tried to find out why.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Is this an example of a 'thug"? just askin...

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