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I-680 Express lanes due to open this fall

A new toll system for solo drivers who want to use the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes on Interstate 680 is set to open...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2010
Last comment by Danielle, on Dec 15, 2010 at 2:59 pm | 16 comments | 2426 Views

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Bay Bridge tolls rise to as much as $6 during peak hours starting Thursday

The Bay Area Toll Authority is reminding drivers of toll increases to the region's seven state-owned toll bridges effective...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Jun 29, 2010 at 7:16 am | 11 comments | 1588 Views

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Protests turning ugly as crowds in downtown Oakland react to Mehserle trial verdict

Protests in downtown Oakland sparked by the verdict in the Johannes Mehserle trial appear to be taking a violent turn. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Letsy, on Jul 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm | 20 comments | 1711 Views

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Mehserle sentencing pushed back from August to November

Court officials have pushed back the sentencing date for former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle, who was convicted...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Pro-L:aw, on Jul 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm | 1 comment | 1378 Views

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LaRouchers campaign in Pleasanton against Pelosi

Two men from the LaRouche Party manned a table in front of the Black Avenue post office today, campaigning to elect Summer...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2010
Last comment by Grumpy Antifascist, on Jul 28, 2010 at 4:21 am | 17 comments | 2190 Views

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State unemployment drops to 12.3 percent in June

California's jobless rate continued to show very slight improvement in June, dropping another 0.1 percent to 12.3 percent,...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Real American, on Jul 21, 2010 at 9:59 pm | 5 comments | 1321 Views

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School district urged parents to check vaccinations before classes start

The Pleasanton school district is asking parents to make sure their pre-teen students have all the vaccinations recommended...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2010
Last comment by maja7, on Jul 28, 2010 at 7:21 pm | 3 comments | 4589 Views

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Federal judge may rule today on Prop. 8 challenge

A federal judge in San Francisco is scheduled to rule today on whether Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 5, 2010 at 8:21 am | 7 comments | 1239 Views

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Harmer staff unaware of Castlewood lockout when booking event

Republican congressional candidate David Harmer's crossing picket lines of locked-out Castlewood Country Club workers was...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by Lisa, on Aug 10, 2010 at 11:26 am | 35 comments | 2394 Views

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First Friday in December becomes California Civics Day for Teachers

A resolution establishing an annual "Civic Day for the Teacher" and sponsored by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-15th) was...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by Susan, on Aug 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm | 4 comments | 1294 Views

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Armed robbery in Hacienda Business Park

A FedEx driver was robbed at gunpoint yesterday morning as he made deliveries in Pleasanton. Four masked men confronted the...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 16, 2010 at 1:06 am | 16 comments | 2039 Views

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Food and wine expert to speak at Tri-Valley CVB's luncheon Thursday

The Tri-Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will hold its 15th Annual Partnership Meeting and luncheon starting at...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2010
Last comment by megsdad, on Aug 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm | 1 comment | 1788 Views

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New home for Old Testament

Rabbi Raleigh Resnick and his Chabad of the Tri-Valley inaugurated a new Torah Scroll in February, then sent it to Israel...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Bryan Moran, on Aug 27, 2010 at 7:32 am | 2 comments | 1496 Views

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Sen. Boxer, Republican challenger Fiorina face off at St. Mary's College debate

Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina squared off last night on jobs, global warming,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Nurse Shark, on Sep 5, 2010 at 10:40 am | 20 comments | 2348 Views

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Deli meats stacked in Wal-Mart sandwiches part of nationwide recall

Approximately 380,000 pounds of deli meat products distributed nationwide have been recalled by its New York state producer...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 5, 2010 at 2:33 pm | 4 comments | 1537 Views

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McNerney bags it for Safeway's MDA Fundraiser

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) works with checkout associate Maria Montes to bag groceries for customers at Safeway's...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by radical, on Sep 7, 2010 at 8:22 pm | 12 comments | 1581 Views

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Jill Brierley services set for next week

Jill Martine (Schirm) Brierley died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday evening at the age of 54, four years after being diagnosed with...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2010
Last comment by jenni gonzalez, on Sep 26, 2010 at 11:01 am | 6 comments | 2035 Views

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Brown, Whitman show differences on how they would govern in last night's debate

State Attorney General Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Meg Whitman clashed in their first gubernatorial debate Tuesday...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2010
Last comment by Gary Schwaegerle, on Oct 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm | 18 comments | 2244 Views

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Kidango closes daycare facility so employees can rally in Oakland

Employees and others representing Kidango, a private, nonprofit child development agency that offers daycare on Pleasanton...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Oct 2, 2010 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 1719 Views

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Schwarzenegger vetoes county's right to hike marriage fees to fund domestic violence programs

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Thursday night veto of legislation that would help fund domestic violence prevention programs...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2010
Last comment by Ray2447, on Oct 2, 2010 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 1397 Views
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