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34-year old Pleasanton cold case solved

Alameda County Sheriff's investigators say they can now close the book on a 34-year-old cold case in Pleasanton. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by T.H., on Dec 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm | 11 comments | 1069 Views

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Big swim meet to attract thousands this weekend

Approximately 2,000 swimmers and their family and friends are expected this weekend at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Swimmer's Parent, on Dec 7, 2009 at 9:00 am | 6 comments | 1092 Views

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Man of the Year

Chris Miller was born on the fourth on July. As a retired lieutenant colonel and Vietnam veteran, father of two active soldiers,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Mike S, on Dec 10, 2009 at 6:43 pm | 9 comments | 1013 Views

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Bomb threat reported at Safeway market

A bomb threat was reported at the Santa Rita Road Safeway during the lunch hour today as SWAT officers, police and fire officials...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by NLJ, on Mar 30, 2010 at 7:16 pm | 42 comments | 1935 Views

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BART ridership drops nearly 10% in year's 3rd quarter

BART's average weekday ridership declined by nearly 10 percent in the most recent quarter compared to the same period a year...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by LiveStrong, on Dec 4, 2009 at 9:08 pm | 1 comment | 837 Views

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29 arrested in protest Monday at Chevron headquarters

Police arrested 29 people yesterday during a protest in front of Chevron's headquarters in San Ramon. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Curious, on Dec 11, 2009 at 3:56 pm | 14 comments | 1154 Views

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Wineries ready for Holidays in the Vineyards

For 10 hours this weekend, 38 wineries are rolling out their respective welcome mats for holiday cheer -- wine tasting and...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 882 Views

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Strokes of history

A peek into Pleasanton's past is coming alive through the hands of artists, the latest mural to surface in downtown as public...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2009
Last comment by Mr. Cheney, on Dec 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments | 925 Views

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Popular downtown Chinese eatery Panda Restaurant to close

Panda Restaurant, a popular Chinese restaurant on West Angela Street, will be closing its doors later this month after the...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on Feb 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm | 32 comments | 1579 Views

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Snow in Danville, Walnut Creek this morning as rain continues in Pleasanton, Tri-Valley

It was snowing early this morning in Danville and Walnut Creek with snowy, slippery roads on Highway 24 leading to the Caldecott...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by Pearl Price, on Dec 8, 2009 at 7:26 pm | 13 comments | 1473 Views

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Residents recall Pearl Harbor day

(As printed in our Dec. 7, 2007 edition) "Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941--a date which will live in infamy--the United States...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by History Buff, on Dec 8, 2009 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 977 Views

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Pleasanton man reportedly missing after solo camping trip

Jay Lafontaine, a 48-year-old Pleasanton resident, is believed to be missing after failing to return home last week from...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Wife of another solo camper, on Dec 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm | 13 comments | 1776 Views

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Major hikes proposed for 7 Bay Area toll bridges

Staff members of the agency that oversees the Bay Area's state-owned bridges Wednesday recommended raising car tolls by at...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Mary, on Dec 11, 2009 at 10:56 am | 7 comments | 1062 Views

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Figurative work by Barbara Stanton

Figurative work by Barbara Stanton will be featured at the Wild Vine, 2187 First St., Livermore from Dec. 10 to 31. An artist...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Claudette McDermott, on Dec 10, 2009 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 914 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

S&P downgrades school district's credit rating

Standard and Poor's Rating Services recently announced a drop in the financial ratings of the Pleasanton Unified School District....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Atrontanodo, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:13 am | 108 comments | 1954 Views

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Palo Alto school board says parcel tax renewal is critical

Another school district--this one in Palo Alto--will ask voters to replace its current $493-a-year parcel tax that is set...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 17, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 101 comments | 2181 Views

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Young bicyclist struck by truck on Greenwood Road

A 14-year-old Pleasanton girl is reportedly still in the hospital after being hit by a truck near Harvest Park Middle School...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Sarah S, on Dec 17, 2009 at 9:36 pm | 18 comments | 1610 Views

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Body of missing man found in Bodie State Park

The body of a Pleasanton man who was reported missing after failing to return from a camping trip last week has been found...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Dec 15, 2009 at 1:21 am | 10 comments | 1916 Views

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Oakland Airport could see direct passenger rail service in 4 years

An elevated rail connector between BART's Coliseum station and the Oakland International Airport could be in service in four...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 11, 2009 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 874 Views

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Palo Alto school board says parcel tax renewal is critical

Another school district--this one in Palo Alto--will ask voters to replace its current $493-a-year parcel tax that is set...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Dec 23, 2009 at 4:21 pm | 57 comments | 1477 Views
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