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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Federal court orders state to reduce prison population by 40,000 inmates

A federal court panel ordered the state Tuesday to reduce the population of its overcrowded prisons by up to 40,000 inmates...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by CHARLES, on Aug 9, 2009 at 9:19 am | 7 comments | 1068 Views

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Granting Funds to Cancer Patients

The Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation is granting funds to Tri-Valley cancer patients to use toward complementary...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Member, on Aug 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm | 3 comments | 1081 Views

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Should federal stimulus money save NUMMI plant?

Lt. Gov. John Garamendi said Wednesday that he thinks federal stimulus money should be used as one of several steps to help...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Johnny, on Sep 23, 2009 at 8:15 pm | 17 comments | 1320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spark dancers get their kicks from The Rockettes on NYC visit

Dancers from Spark Dance Studio have returned from a trip to New York City, where they attended master classes at renowned...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by DanceMom, on Aug 12, 2009 at 11:08 pm | 9 comments | 1426 Views

AROUND TOWN

Conversations

Join TV30 host Robin Fahr for "Managing Your Money" and "PowerCranks." Guests Steve Wilcox of Summit Financial Group discusses...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Claudette McDermott, on Aug 6, 2009 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 1032 Views

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Gotcha!

Owners proudly paraded a plethora of pooches during the Aug. 6 First Wednesday, sponsored by the Pleasanton Downtown Association....

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by pooch parader, on Aug 7, 2009 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 1077 Views

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McKeehan now chair at community's own ValleyCare

Former Pleasanton City Manager Deborah McKeehan has been elected chairwoman of the ValleyCare Health System board of directors,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by No kidding, on Aug 7, 2009 at 9:20 am | 2 comments | 1063 Views

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Dublin Honda dealer concerned about payment in 'Cash for Clunkers' program

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to approve additional funding for the "Cash for Clunkers" vehicle trade-in program that has...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by jhenry, on Aug 11, 2009 at 10:07 pm | 7 comments | 1055 Views

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Services pending for young Dublin church counselor

A houseboating trip for youth from CrossWinds Church in Dublin ended early after a 20-year-old counselor drowned, according...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Zach, on Aug 9, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 1084 Views

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Former Pleasanton man pleads not guilty to fraud, tax evasion charges

A former Pleasanton resident pleaded not guilty in federal court in Oakland yesterday to charges of fraud and tax evasion...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 7, 2009 at 6:39 pm | 2 comments | 1099 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Superintendent, school board bungled Measure G

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5988 posted Friday, August 7, 2009,...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 15, 2009 at 5:15 pm | 68 comments | 2162 Views

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Downtown carnival tonight to help boost school fundraiser

Organizers for the I Love Pleasanton Schools fundraising campaign are counting on a carnival downtown tonight to help close...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Teacher, on Aug 11, 2009 at 6:03 pm | 11 comments | 1640 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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 | 1056 Views

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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 | 1220 Views

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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 | 1509 Views

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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 | 1009 Views

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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 | 1041 Views

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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 | 1132 Views

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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 | 1331 Views

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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 | 1584 Views
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