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AROUND TOWN

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 | 930 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1343 Views

AROUND TOWN

Leadership posts filled at school board, City Council, but not without a few gripes

Leadership positions were filled last week by both the City Council and the Pleasanton school board, but not without a bit...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 30, 2009 at 11:27 pm | 10 comments | 1457 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Now BART riders can talk under the Bay

BART riders can now enjoy wireless access for mobile phones and other devices as they pass underneath the Bay in the Transbay...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 4 comments | 962 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Big community turn-out for Army Capt. Jared Miller as he returns home from Afghanistan

Several hundred well-wishers from around Pleasanton joined in a rally to welcome home Army Capt. Jared Miller, 25, from a...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Janis Mulhall, on Dec 29, 2009 at 11:49 pm | 7 comments | 1047 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Drinking water may be cloudy starting Monday for Castlewood, other customers of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

Water customers in Pleasanton's unincorporated Castlewood community and other parts of the East Bay, South Bay, the Peninsula...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Mr. Cheney, on Dec 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm | 3 comments | 958 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

'Spare the Air' alert rules out wood burning fireplaces Christmas Day

Some may call the air quality district managers scrooges while many others will be able to breathe a sigh of relief today...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm | 22 comments | 1788 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Police detective, dispatcher receive top year-end recognitions

Detective Eric Fredgren's tireless work to clear criminal cases and dispatcher Betsy Jones' penchant for a strong work ethic...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm | 11 comments | 2660 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Power out for 930 homes in northwest Pleasanton after car hits pole

More than 900 homes were without power tonight in far northwest Pleasanton after a driver lost control of his car and it...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by judy, on Dec 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm | 9 comments | 1515 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Pleasanton Weekly

To help us celebrate the holiday, Erin McDermott of Fremont Bank sent us these photos of Santa making an early visit to skaters...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by Kris Kringle, on Dec 27, 2009 at 10:13 pm | 1 comment | 947 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

More than 1,200 drivers arrested in Bay Area for DUIs so far in holiday period

More than 1,200 people have been arrested in the Bay Area for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the first...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:03 am | 2 comments | 1375 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School budget on Jan. 5 town hall agenda

Millions of dollars in cuts made last year to the Pleasanton Unified School District budget are now being felt and parents...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 6, 2010 at 11:28 am | 261 comments | 3782 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

47 possible violations recorded on Christmas Spare the Air Day

Nowhere in the Bay Area should chestnuts have been roasting on an open fire on Christmas due to a Spare the Air alert issued...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by pdullea, on Jan 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm | 28 comments | 1970 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Congressman McNerney in Afghanistan, meets with President Karzai

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) is in Afghanistan today meeting with President Karzai and military leaders. He...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Kelly, on Jan 15, 2010 at 2:24 am | 8 comments | 1151 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board signs contract for superintendent search firm

The Pleasanton school board has officially signed with the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, Ltd. to help...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by fact checker, on Dec 31, 2009 at 5:32 pm | 11 comments | 1249 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Passengers praise heightened airport security despite longer waits

Passengers arriving on international flights at San Francisco International Airport Monday said they were glad for increased...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Janna, on Jan 2, 2010 at 11:40 pm | 19 comments | 1195 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Congressman McNerney in Afghanistan, meets with President Karzai

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) is in Afghanistan meeting with President Karzai and military leaders. He sent the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Nick, on Dec 30, 2009 at 10:29 pm | 5 comments | 920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School budget on Jan. 5 town hall agenda

Parents group seeking to inform peers on education funding Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6496...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Dec 29, 2009 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 1219 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

17-year-old from Livermore killed in crash following armed robbery

Alameda County sheriff's officials said Thursday that five people who were in a car that sped away from deputies and then...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by andrea luciano, on Mar 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm | 20 comments | 2433 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Dons to host 'Kick for the Cure' honoring boy's soccer volunteer

Susan Dawson was always someone who put a lot of time and effort in the Amador Valley High School boy's soccer program. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by Toni Hume, on Dec 30, 2009 at 8:21 am | 1 comment | 1144 Views
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A second half of life exceptionally well lived
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