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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 | 1492 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 | 1056 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 | 1412 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 | 1125 Views

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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 | 887 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 979 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1440 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 | 981 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1079 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 | 1373 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1934 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 | 1296 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 841 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 916 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 941 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 | 853 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 | 930 Views

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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 | 2179 Views

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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 | 974 Views

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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 | 1013 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
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Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
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The Vranesh situation heads to court
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