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CNN features letters by Carden West 3rd graders to Obama

Third graders at Carden West School in Pleasanton have been receiving national attention recently for their interest in national...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Sammy, on Jan 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 1872 Views

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Tickets go on sale for downtown wine tasting event

Tickets are now on sale for the Pleasanton Downtown Association's annual Truffles, Tidbits and Wine Tasting event. Held from...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Great idea Soccermom, on Jan 15, 2009 at 8:42 am | 9 comments | 1658 Views

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Pleasanton Weekly named sponsor for major 2009 downtown events

The Pleasanton Weekly will be this year's sponsor of major downtown events, including First Wednesday street parties and...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Serenity Stoneworks Fountains & Decor, on Jan 14, 2009 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 1505 Views

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Hayashi legislation prompts court ruling for prenatal care

The San Francisco Superior Court has struck down a state law requiring that low-income working women must have resided in...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Ed Dantzig, on Jan 14, 2009 at 10:32 pm | 1 comment | 1592 Views

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Budget crisis threatens class-size reduction, staff

In the last week, Superintendent John Casey warned that the state's growing deficit problems could force the district to...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Resident again, on Jan 22, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 90 comments | 2556 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

High-speed rail officials to hold local scoping meetings

Plans for California's 800-mile high-speed rail system are about to get specific, according to an announcement made Thursday...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Hi Speed rail won't help Tri valley, on Jan 19, 2009 at 10:54 am | 4 comments | 1750 Views

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Low mortgage rates boost refinance activity

The Mortgage Bankers Association, in its Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending last Friday, announced today that...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Neil Clifton, on Feb 12, 2009 at 10:20 am | 6 comments | 1669 Views

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Danville pilot hailed as hero in NY plane crash

A Danville pilot is being hailed as a national hero after he made an emergency water landing in the Hudson River in New York...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Jan 22, 2009 at 6:37 am | 15 comments | 1671 Views

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Danville pilot hailed as hero after landing US Airways jet in the Hudson

Quick thinking by Danville resident pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger was credited with saving the lives of the passengers...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Beth, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:24 pm | 3 comments | 1663 Views

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Feds may buy state bonds to relieve cash-flow shortfall, jump-start local projects

The leaders of the five Tri-Valley cities are in Washington, D.C., today meeting with members of the California congressional...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by abdulla, on Mar 17, 2009 at 7:57 pm | 6 comments | 22607 Views

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Brain Matters

Our brains are vital organs that deserve the same attention to care and maintenance as our hearts. Engaging in active learning...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Jan 16, 2009 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 1625 Views

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Letters

<B>Clean up after your dog Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5098 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:13 pm | 28 comments | 2129 Views

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COMMENTARY: Daunting numbers for job losses

It was not like we were not warned. They were expected. Yet, the reality of the numbers was quite sobering. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 1692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where there's a need, there's a Y

The goal of the YMCA since beginning in 1844 is to meet the needs of the community. Despite its affluence, many people of...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Jerry Metzker, on Jan 16, 2009 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 1593 Views

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County fair adding four more days of horse racing this year

In just six short months, the Alameda County Fair will draw hundreds of thousands of people for ferris wheel rides, concerts,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Jan 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm | 4 comments | 1822 Views

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BART looks at raising fares, cutting service

Faced with a projected budget shortfall of up to $90 million over the next 18 months, Bay Area Rapid Transit officials are...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by Qwerty, on Jan 20, 2009 at 11:59 pm | 5 comments | 1522 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Body found near Livermore homeless encampment

Livermore police found a badly decomposed body in a field near a homeless encampment on Friday, a police lieutenant said. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by Suzzane, on Feb 14, 2011 at 11:29 am | 9 comments | 2377 Views

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Museum On Main feels pinch of economy, but remains optimistic

The Museum On Main, the keeper of a number of treasured Pleasanton relics, recently fired its executive director in a move...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by Past Member, on Jan 21, 2009 at 1:18 am | 13 comments | 2091 Views

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INAUGURATION SPECIAL: "'America the Beautiful,' a shared experience once again"

(Editor's Note: Pleasanton Vice-Mayor Cheryl Cook-Kallio a 30 year veteran teacher of Advanced Placement U.S. History and...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by rs, on Jan 30, 2009 at 7:05 am | 22 comments | 2560 Views

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Appeals court hears challenge to gun show ban at county fair

A long-running challenge to Alameda County's ban on gun shows at the annual county fair in Pleasanton was back before a federal...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by beth, on Jan 23, 2009 at 9:08 pm | 4 comments | 1849 Views
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