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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 | 1149 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 | 1095 Views

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New Poetry Group Forming

Pleasanton Poetry League, is taking shape and I want to send a shout out to all poetry enthusiasts. All interested please...

Original post made by Claudette on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm | 2 comments | 1009 Views

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Pleasanton providing free sandbags in case of heavy rain

The city of Pleasanton is providing sandbags free of charge to local residents and businesses to use in case of heavy rain...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2012
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm | 2 comments | 2133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

10th Ryan Gordon Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer scheduled for Jan. 5

Four decades of soccer players from Pleasanton schools will be playing in the 10th Ryan Gordon Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Jess, on Dec 5, 2012 at 2:24 am | 2 comments | 1903 Views

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Pleasanton Chamber holds ribbon-cutting today for new bakery at Safeway's Gateway Center

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. today to officially open The Corner Bakery,...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Lani, on Dec 10, 2012 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 2497 Views

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Thousands turn out for festive Pleasanton holiday parade, tree lighting

Thousands turned out to watch Pleasanton's popular Hometown Holiday Parade Saturday night with heavy rains ending in mid-afternoon...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by john, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm | 2 comments | 1453 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Work dispute at Ranch 99 market ends with felony arrest

A Dublin man was arrested at his home after he was fired from his job in Pleasanton, then returned to his former workplace...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Me Too, on Dec 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm | 2 comments | 1877 Views

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Paragon Outlets

The most poorly designed shopping area for parking and pedistrians I have ever seen.They do not have enough entry and exit...

Original post made by hoops on Dec. 9, 2012
Last comment by hoops, on Dec 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm | 2 comments | 817 Views

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car parked downtown

Anyone out there know who the Maserati that is always parked near W. Angela @Main belongs too? plates are something like...

Original post made by Papa John on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by DB, on Dec 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 1074 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 | 1130 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Zuckerberg donates $500 million to foundation that supports Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that he is giving nearly $500 million in Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Jill, on Dec 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 887 Views

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Pleasanton Chamber closing for holidays starting at noon today

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will close its offices starting at noon Friday and lasting through the holidays. The offices...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Merchant, on Dec 19, 2012 at 9:05 am | 2 comments | 838 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 | 862 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 | 1773 Views

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Fremont Developer John Wong Purchased Scott Haggerty's Livermore House

The San Francisco Chronicle reported last week that when County Supervisor Scott Haggerty could not sell his house, John...

Original post made by Toxic Conflict of Interest on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by Silly, on Dec 31, 2012 at 6:30 am | 2 comments | 2254 Views

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Oakland seeks help from Massachusetts-based agency, ex-L.A. police chief to solve growing crime problem

Looking for fresh ideas to solve Oakland's growing crime problem, Mayor Jean Quan and Police Chief Howard Jordan announced...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by Hopeful, on Jan 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm | 2 comments | 1304 Views

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Safeway's chairman Steve Burd announces his retirement

Safeway Inc., which is headquartered in Pleasanton, announced Wednesday that Steve Burd, its long-time Chairman and CEO,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 980 Views

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Guest Speaker Chaplin Paul, will be at Mothers With a Purpose tomorrow night (1/10/2013)at 7 p.m.

Mothers With a Purpose meet from 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10 at Foothill High School, 4375 Foothill Rd., Room C6, Pleasanton....

Original post made by Kimmy on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen, on Jan 10, 2013 at 11:05 am | 2 comments | 1127 Views

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ACE Train riders-have respect for neighbors of the station

Just a shout out for all you ACE train people that haul (Word removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff) down W. Angela...

Original post made by Stacee on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by Ben Johansen, on Jan 18, 2013 at 9:54 am | 2 comments | 1631 Views
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