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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 | 2244 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 | 1635 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 | 1987 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 | 903 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 | 1502 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 | 1072 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 | 1421 Views

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6,000 vaccinated against H1N1 at Alameda County clinics yesterday

The Alameda County Public Health Department vaccinated more than 6,000 people against the H1N1 virus at five clinics throughout...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by Brian McConnell, on Dec 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1140 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Audubon's annual national bird count starts tomorrow

Starting Monday, local volunteers will join bird enthusiasts across the country in measuring local bird populations as part...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by Country, on Dec 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm | 2 comments | 895 Views

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Sully's pilot's hat raises money for local schools

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's pilot's cap was sold for $5,800 on eBay today to raise money for two local elementary...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by bel, on Dec 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 992 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 last night at Pleasanton's new city attorney at a special...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 17, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 26 comments | 1458 Views

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Wild About Art

Kids Love Art School of Fine Arts, 1989-G Santa Rita Road, presents its first student and instructor art exhibition and reception...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm | 5 comments | 1004 Views

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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 | 1094 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 | 1387 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 | 1953 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 | 1315 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 | 859 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 | 932 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 | 956 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 | 874 Views
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