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Editorial

What part of the $24-billion-and-growing state budget deficit and public agony over harsh cutbacks in services to the needy...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2009
Last comment by What a laugh!, on Aug 9, 2009 at 9:41 am | 1 comment | 1017 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: City is smart not to buy into red-light cameras

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5990 posted Friday, August 7, 2009,...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:31 am | 3 comments | 1180 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Crowds give Marine Lance Cpl. Andy Bowen a rousing welcome home

Marine Lance Corporal Andy Bowen came back home to Pleasanton Friday night from a seven-month deployment aboard the USS New...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by The Lundells, on Aug 12, 2009 at 10:27 pm | 7 comments | 1442 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART's largest union accepts contract offer, another rejects it

BART's second-largest union announced last night that its members have voted against a proposed contract agreement reached...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Mrs. G. P. Keller, on Aug 12, 2009 at 4:03 pm | 8 comments | 983 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Downtown restaurant petitions for outdoor music and entertainment

In lock step with the Pleasanton Downtown Association's goal to create a dynamic flavor downtown, Barone's Restaurant is...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Dean, on Aug 12, 2009 at 6:23 pm | 18 comments | 1003 Views

AROUND TOWN

Top dogs

The winners for the fifth annual Pooch Parade have been anounced. Be sure to check this Friday's paper for a cover story...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by NOT a cakewalk, on Aug 19, 2009 at 9:10 am | 6 comments | 1089 Views

AROUND TOWN

State Court of Appeal rejects Oak Grove developers' bid for a rehearing

The state Court of Appeal yesterday denied a bid by attorneys for developers Jennifer Lin and her brother Frederic to have...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Debt Settlement, on Sep 2, 2009 at 1:41 am | 27 comments | 1281 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

MaryAnn Butler, beloved local musician, dies at 71

MaryAnn H. Butler, beloved musician and wife of former Mayor Bob Butler, died Monday after a three-year battle with cancer....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Jocelyn, on Jul 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm | 17 comments | 1529 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Train operators union rejects contract offer, 2 other locals vote to accept

Negotiators from BART will head back to the bargaining table today in Oakland with the only union out of three that rejected...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Tennesse Jed, on Aug 16, 2009 at 9:27 am | 23 comments | 1108 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Services tomorrow for young church counselor

While he had some rough times in his life, 20-year-old Jeremiah Murray had been on the right path and was helping others...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Debbie, on Aug 12, 2009 at 2:14 pm | 2 comments | 1518 Views

SPORTS

Giants' Randy Johnson dedicates baseball field in Livermore

San Francisco Giants pitcher and Cy Young winner Randy Johnson helped dedicate a newly renovated baseball field in Livermore's...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by Bart H., on Aug 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm | 2 comments | 2025 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Same-sex marriage rights group to announce today on moving ballot measure to 2012

Courage Campaign, a statewide group that supports same-sex marriage rights, is due to announce today if it will continue...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 18, 2014 at 9:50 am | 71 comments | 2111 Views

AROUND TOWN

City traffic crews rewiring traffic signals at Hopyard/West Las Positas

The city's traffic engineering division started construction today on the signals at Hopyard Road and West Las Positas Boulevard....

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by Chris, on Aug 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 1074 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Morning Coffee Chat With NYT Bestselling Author Garth Stein

Garth Stein will be reading excerpts and discussing his award-winning novel, "The Art of Racing in the Rain," which is currently...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by Reader, on Aug 13, 2009 at 6:25 pm | 1 comment | 3708 Views

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Editorial

We applaud the summertime efforts of Pleasanton school supporters for their enthusiasm and some success in raising money...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:27 am | 26 comments | 1229 Views

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Young Pleasanton man killed in crash near the mall early this morning

A 23-year-old Pleasanton resident died early Friday morning after crashing into a large tree near Stoneridge Shopping Center,...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Other Car's Sister, on Aug 19, 2009 at 4:23 pm | 14 comments | 1439 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton, Bay Area transportation systems prepare for BART strike

Pleasanton traffic planners, police and the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission are encouraging commuters to...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm | 11 comments | 1778 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Lark in the Park series canceled

The Museum On Main announced the cancellation of the monthly Lark in the Park program, do to the unexpected death of Education...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Spellcheck?, on Aug 14, 2009 at 10:04 pm | 1 comment | 1108 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police fine 6 Pleasanton businesses for selling liquor to minors

Officers conducting an underage decoy sting in Pleasanton last Wednesday fined six businesses suspected of supplying alcohol...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 19, 2009 at 9:34 pm | 21 comments | 2152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Barone's gets OK for live music, entertainment

After two dozen speakers and two and a half hours, the Planning Commission Wednesday night granted Barone's restaurant its...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2009
Last comment by Tina, on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:36 pm | 21 comments | 1435 Views
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