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It's Veterans Day: Stores open, government closed

Today is a federal holiday observing Veterans Day. Fly the flag. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2013/11/11/its-veterans-day-stores-open-government-cl...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:37 am | 1 comment | 2016 Views

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2013 Holiday Fund now underway

The 2013 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign is now underway, a time when we ask our readers to turn their thoughts to...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 19647 Views

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Unions sue BART board over contract clause

BART's two biggest unions have filed a lawsuit claiming that the transit agency's directors acted unlawfully when they rejected...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 22 comments | 8304 Views

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Livermore Lab part of tomorrow's Nobel Peace prize

When representatives of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) step forward tomorrow to receive...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
There are no comments yet. 6612 Views

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Union says tentative agreement reached with BART

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 announced yesterday that a tentative agreement on outstanding contract items had...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 4 comments | 5141 Views

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DeSaulnier announces run for Congress

It didn't take long for State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) to throw his hat in the ring for a bid to replace retiring...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Lawrence Antz, on Jan 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm | 11 comments | 3730 Views

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Special beef cuts recalled by Petaluma producer

A Petaluma-based company recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of meat Saturday produced over the last year that may not...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Sam, on Feb 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 5 comments | 4682 Views

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Court overturns restrictions on concealed weapons in California

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco struck down a San Diego law Thursday that restricted...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Feb 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm | 66 comments | 4189 Views

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Brown seeks re-election as governor

Gov. Jerry Brown filed papers at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office in Oakland on Friday to run for an unprecedented...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by rucrazie, on Mar 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm | 16 comments | 2955 Views

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Pleasanton-based Safeway merging with Boise-based Albertsons

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for Pleasanton, Safeway Inc. and Albertsons announced a merger agreement...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Al, on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:23 am | 54 comments | 15899 Views

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Governor Brown signs drought legislation

As California grapples with the driest period in its history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Friday signed legislation to assist...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 2069 Views

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Don't forfeit past tax refunds

Does this sound familiar? A few years back your yearly earnings were pretty low so you figured you wouldn't owe any income...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Penny Atkinson, on Mar 13, 2014 at 2:29 am | 1 comment | 2558 Views

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Clean Water Act expansion not right answer, builders say

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act will increase the cost of new homes...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by PW Readers Husband, on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:44 pm | 6 comments | 5159 Views

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Races set for June primary election

With the election less than two months away, candidate lists are set for federal, state and local positions to be contested...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by VIRGINIA FULLER, on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 2417 Views

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Olson, Pearce end 8 years on Pleasanton Planning Commission

Pleasanton Planning Commissioner Arne Olson said goodbye to his fellow commissioners last night as he stepped down from eight...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by j, on May 16, 2014 at 10:38 pm | 3 comments | 2382 Views

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State Fund names Vernon Steiner new president, CEO

Vernon Steiner has been named president and chief executive officers of the State Compensation Insurance Fund, an organization...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by member, on May 29, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 1 comment | 1774 Views

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Legislators looking at California impact of Supreme Court ruling on abortion clinic protestors

After the U.S. Supreme Court last Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that requires buffer zones around entrances to...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 3, 2014 at 7:45 pm | 2 comments | 1579 Views

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Builders see immigration reform as way to add to workforce

An organization representing home builders this week praised Congressional efforts to develop an immigration policy that...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Laughter, on Jul 17, 2014 at 8:48 am | 6 comments | 1811 Views

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Read contracts carefully before signing

If you always stop to read the fine print before signing anything, congratulations — your parents trained you well. If...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Me , on Mar 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 4 comments | 1276 Views

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Foreign buyers claiming 14% of home sales in California

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Tom F, on Jul 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 12 comments | 2862 Views
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