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Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - December 30, 2011

What a year it's been

As cities go in this financially-pressed state of California, Pleasanton had a very good year. The office vacancy rate that stood at 28.2% just a year ago has gradually come down to 9.8% today. Downtown Pleasanton is even better with a less than 5% vacancy rate. Jobs are back, too, with several hundred new jobs added at the new, multi-million-dollar Safeway Lifestyle store complex on Bernal at Valley, with more to come as two new restaurants and more retailers open for business. Union Bank already has opened and Wells Fargo Bank's new two story center is framed out at the Bernal Avenue entrance with its opening scheduled for early spring.

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