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Richmond refinery fire largely contained; BART, bridge traffic back to normal

A large fire that blazed last night at Chevron's Richmond refinery compromised air quality and prompted a shelter-in-place...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 8, 2012 at 6:44 am | 2 comments | 3326 Views

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Pleasanton activates Cooling Center for hot weather today

The city of Pleasanton has activated its public Cooling Center for those seeking relief from high temperatures as they rise...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2012
Last comment by Christine M, on Aug 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 2285 Views

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U.S.women's water polo team meets Spain today to vie for gold medal

Mountain View native Adam Krikorian almost made the mistake of the 2012 London Olympics. Thankfully, Stanford freshman Maggie...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2012
Last comment by Awesome !, on Aug 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm | 2 comments | 2094 Views

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Another 'Spare the Air' day in Pleasanton, Tri-Valley due to continued hot weather

With temperatures expected to approach 100 degrees today in Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley, the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2012
Last comment by ?????, on Aug 10, 2012 at 12:05 am | 2 comments | 1788 Views

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Oakland-based MTC, other agencies, get OK to move to San Francisco

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), am Oakland-based regional tax-supported agency which has been criticized...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Bill, on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 2 comments | 2009 Views

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Jewish New Year under way with special kosher wine produced by Pleasanton's Mitchell Katz winery

Rosh Hashanan, a Jewish holy day that marks the beginning of 10 days of repentance and spiritual renewal, began at sundown...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm | 2 comments | 3137 Views

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Pleasanton Weekly's candidates' forum starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight

Candidates for mayor and the Pleasanton City Council will respond to voters' questions and tell the community how they would...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2012
Last comment by info, on Oct 3, 2012 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 2764 Views

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Livermore man and woman plead no contest in drug lab explosion death

A Livermore couple who had been charged with murder for a drug-related explosion that killed a man last year have pleaded...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2012
Last comment by Ptown parent, on Sep 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm | 2 comments | 2598 Views

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Tuskegee Airman speaking at Las Positas College

Tuskegee Airman retired Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson will speak to students and interested community members at Las Positas...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm | 2 comments | 2618 Views

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World War II combat airman, 91, to tell his story at Las Positas College today

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson (Ret.), 91, will discuss his experiences as a member of the "greatest generation" at a public...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Julia, on Oct 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 2077 Views

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Large meteor streaks across Bay Area, thrilling stargazers

A large meteor streaked across the night sky last night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by doug, on Oct 19, 2012 at 8:38 am | 2 comments | 2969 Views

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Judge questions reliability of key witness in 1984 murder of Foothill High freshman

A judge Wednesday questioned the reliability of a key prosecution witness in the murder of 14-year-old Pleasanton high school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Tennessee Jed, on Oct 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 1889 Views

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City OKs new Housing Element

The Pleasanton City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to add a new Housing Element commitment to the city's General Plan, a...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by Bud, on Oct 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm | 2 comments | 1396 Views

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Transportation tax measure still failing as Oakland Zoo measure loses

A measure that would double Alameda County's transportation sales tax to a full 1 cent was still narrowly trailing in updated...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by Steven , on Nov 8, 2012 at 6:45 am | 2 comments | 1750 Views

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Californians have 10th longest commute times, report says

Californians have the 10th longest commute times in the country, according to reports. Americans spend an average 23.7 minutes...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Beckie, on Nov 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm | 2 comments | 1768 Views

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There's still time to have the Taylor Foundation wrap your gift to help children

This time of year, just about every place you look, there's a person ringing a bell, exchanging the cheery ring and greeting...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Paula, on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 1864 Views

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State rules PG&E can charge ratepayers for part of $2.2 billion needed for pipeline upgrades

The California Public Utilities Commission Thursday approved a plan that will allow PG&E to charge ratepayers for more than...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Daniel Bradford, on Dec 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm | 2 comments | 1713 Views

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Good Samaritan pays for kids' haircuts in memory of Newtown massacre

Twenty youngsters received free haircuts Christmas Eve thanks to a good Samaritan who said he wanted to do something nice...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2012
Last comment by S S, on Dec 27, 2012 at 9:21 am | 2 comments | 2657 Views

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Suspect arrested in connection with Livermore shooting death

Livermore police announced Wednesday that 24-year-old Jacob Kober has been arrested in Oregon in connection with the fatal...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Teddyboy, on Jan 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 2039 Views

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Oil companies accused of violating environmental laws at fueling stations

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley and six other district attorneys filed a civil lawsuit Monday against...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by I Love Oil Companies, on Feb 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 2892 Views
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