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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 | 1098 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 | 2031 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 | 901 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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 | 1210 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 | 971 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 | 970 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 | 1657 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 | 1555 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 | 1039 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 | 2008 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 | 1108 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 | 976 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 | 2084 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 | 2310 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1669 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 | 2040 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 | 935 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1534 Views

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Weekly's 'wrap-around' 2009 Holiday Fund will help thousands throughout Tri-Valley

The face of hunger is changing in the Tri-Valley. Open Heart Kitchen Executive Director Linda McKeever sees it first-hand. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by Janet Pelletier, on Dec 14, 2009 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 1107 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

8 arrested for rioting at UC Berkeley chancellor's home

University of California President Mark Yudof offered his support yesterday to UC Berkeley's chancellor after protesters...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 14, 2009 at 7:46 pm | 10 comments | 1454 Views
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Selma Soliloquy
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Swalwell running for Congress again, will pass on Senate campaign
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Mark Meuser is dropping out of the election
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