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8 UC protestors in Santa Rita jail awaiting DA's review

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is still reviewing evidence against protesters who were arrested in connection...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by john, on Dec 16, 2009 at 8:34 am | 5 comments | 1038 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley, Foothill among 5 in area given top high school honors

Five Tri-Valley schools have been awarded Silver medals as part of US News & World Reports' annual assessment of the country's...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Foothill Parent, on Dec 19, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 12 comments | 1326 Views

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Falling tax revenue concerns Pleasanton officials

Pleasanton's Finance Director Dave Culver warned the City Council Tuesday that lower tax revenues could hamper the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by concerned, on Jan 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm | 72 comments | 1815 Views

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Jonathan Lowell takes oath of office as Pleasanton's new City Attorney

Former San Luis Obispo City Attorney Jonathan Lowell was sworn in Monday night as Pleasanton's new city attorney at a special...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Dec 30, 2009 at 9:32 am | 11 comments | 1186 Views

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Hamid's pretrial continued

The pretrial for Abdul Walid Hamid, a 22-year-old Hayward man arrested for a disturbance at Stoneridge Shopping Center, was...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by lisa, on Dec 27, 2009 at 10:15 pm | 9 comments | 780 Views

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Hanukkah celebrations continue tonight, tomorrow as holiday observances end

In celebration of the closing days of Hanukkah, Chabad of the Tri-Valley will host an outdoor ice skating event from 6 to...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Paulette, on Jan 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm | 4 comments | 840 Views

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Farmers Market

Island Earth's farmers market is open from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays in the parking lot between...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by der, on Dec 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm | 4 comments | 878 Views

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Cinderella

Cinderella is a fun-filled version of a "fabulously fractured" fairy tale. The audience will be invited to cheer, clap and...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Erika Beratlis, on Dec 18, 2009 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 789 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State unemployment drops, but 1 out of every 8 eligible workers jobless

California's unemployment rate in November dropped from its record level the month before, but nearly an eighth of the state's...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by BIg Poppa, on Dec 20, 2009 at 4:42 am | 3 comments | 894 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Downtown restaurant forced to close after water damage

A popular, upscale downtown dining establishment was forced to shutter its doors temporarily due to water damage. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Caesar, on Dec 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm | 7 comments | 2120 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Saluting those who work on Christmas

When I was a cub reporter at the Chicago Tribune, I generally worked the Christmas holidays. Along with a skeleton crew of...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Retired and Earned It, on Dec 25, 2009 at 9:39 am | 2 comments | 936 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Chihuahua pups heading east to new homes in the Big Apple

Chihuahua pups will be strolling down a red carpet at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday morning as they hop...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Marie K. Torres, on Dec 20, 2009 at 8:49 am | 1 comment | 970 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police continue search for Bank of West robber

Pleasanton police are continuing to search for a man who robbed a Bank of the West's branch in the Raley's shopping center...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm | 4 comments | 1936 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Year In Review

What a year! From hunkering down as 2009 started when the economy and employment tumbled to the good news as hundreds turned...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Curious, on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:04 am | 1 comment | 1279 Views

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Court to rule early next year on validity of Pleasanton housing cap

In a three-hour hearing in Alameda County Superior Court Friday, Judge Frank Roesch sparred repeatedly with Pleasanton's...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 22 comments | 3739 Views

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Do you know these baseball players?

Tony Catudal found this photo on Stoneridge Drive, about 50 yards south of West Las Positas Boulevard, during a recent walk. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Pleasanton Resident, on Feb 21, 2010 at 1:59 am | 3 comments | 1007 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

TriValley Democrats Seasonal Party

The public is invited to our annual potluck dinner party Dec. 21 at the IBEW 595 Hall, 6250 Village Pkwy, Dublin. Bring family,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Janna, on Dec 25, 2009 at 12:14 am | 10 comments | 997 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Media seeks right to televise Prop. 8 proceedings in SF federal courtroom next month

A coalition of television networks and newspapers asked a federal judge in San Francisco Monday for permission to televise...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 23 comments | 1260 Views

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Swimming, ice skating, shopping, parade--all happening today in Pleasanton

If you like parades, holiday shopping bargains, outdoor ice skating and a major swim meet all at the same time, you'll surely...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by friend, on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm | 1 comment | 882 Views

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ValleyCare schedules H1N1 clinics, beginning Tuesday

ValleyCare Health System announced it will begin a series of H1N1 vaccination clinics, with its first one slated for this...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Kay, on Dec 30, 2009 at 6:09 pm | 12 comments | 1283 Views
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