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AROUND TOWN

Comcast closing California call centers, including Livermore's, due to state's high cost of doing business here

Comcast will close its three call centers in California before Christmas and move the 1,000 jobs to Oregon, Washington and...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by Goodbye California, on Dec 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm | 64 comments | 4699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All Star Baseball in Pleasanton is a joke

Has anyone else experience the "Has Been Dad" factor when it comes to All Stars in this town? The Board picks the All Star...

Original post made by Dan on Jun. 27, 2010
Last comment by Russ, on Dec 11, 2012 at 11:27 am | 84 comments | 9356 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

County property taxes due by today

Alameda County property owners have until today to pay the first installment of their 2012-2013 property taxes that officially...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by steve, on Dec 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 10 comments | 1272 Views

AROUND TOWN

MISSING CAT

Hello, We have been missing our beloved tabby cat since Dec. 3. She is an outdoor access cat who never stays out past...

Original post made by Pekhna Singh on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Nancy s., on Dec 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 9 comments | 1119 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 740 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2369 Views

AROUND TOWN

What makes our town so special....

While taking a walk with my husband, daughter and grand puppy through our old neighborhood of Vintage Hills, we stopped...

Original post made by D on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by D, on Dec 10, 2012 at 8:55 am | 8 comments | 1126 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Free LED holiday light exchange under way today in Hacienda Crossings

The city of Dublin is hosting a free LED holiday lights exchange from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at On the Border Mexican Grill...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by MT, on Dec 10, 2012 at 7:55 am | 4 comments | 957 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

The Hoga: The Not So Little Fireboat That Could

There was a ceremony on December 7, to honor the Hoga, the former Oakland Fireboat that is now the last operational Naval...

Original post made by James Art, FPE on Dec. 9, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1605 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where there's a will, there's a parade

Anyone planning an outdoor event during these stormy winter weather months in Pleasanton should give Michelle Stearns a call...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
There are no comments yet. 759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Abduction ends at Pleasanton Walmart

A kidnapping that began in South San Francisco ended up with an arrest of a 25-year old man at Walmart in Pleasanton on Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by Me Too, on Dec 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 743 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crowds cheer Pleasanton's new mayor, City Council members as they take office

The installation of Pleasanton's new mayor and two newly-elected members of the City Council played to a full house Tuesday...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Me Too, on Dec 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm | 9 comments | 1833 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 | 1402 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alameda County agency to pay for recount of votes on narrowly-defeated Measure B1 transportation tax

The Alameda County Transportation Commission has submitted a recount request for Measure B1 to the county's Registrar of...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2012
Last comment by Dr Tom, on Dec 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm | 10 comments | 11764 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Navy reservist scores $195,000 Lotto ticket in San Ramon

A Navy reservist who returned to the Tri-Valley from Afghanistan last month has even more reason to celebrate this holiday...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm | 3 comments | 958 Views

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Mt. Diablo beacon lit today as Bay Area marks 71st anniversdary of Pearl Harbor attack

One night a year, a beacon atop Mount Diablo is lit at sunset and shines all night in memory of Pearl Harbor Day. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by common sense, on Dec 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm | 3 comments | 1139 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's Red Line

President Obama has warned the Syrian dictator Hafez Assad that using chemical weapons would be considered "crossing the...

Original post made by Red Line Obama on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm | 5 comments | 1147 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

County Transportation Commission calls off Measure B1 recount

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) informed the Alameda County Registrar of Voters yesterday that it accepts...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by down hill from here, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm | 4 comments | 941 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 957 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD has hired the Dolinka Group, consultant for outrageously expensive Capital Appreciation Bond scheme, for facilities financial study

According to the Independent, the Dolinka Group is the financial consultant for the Pleasanton Unified facilities study....

Original post made by Dolinka Watch on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 6, 2012 at 5:09 pm | 1 comment | 1386 Views
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David Brooks at his Best and Worst
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Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads
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Spedowfski Announces run for Livermore City Council
By Roz Rogoff | 1 comment | 600 views