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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 | 956 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 | 2210 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 | 995 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 | 1043 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police continue search for Bank of West robber

Pleasanton police are continuing to search for a man who robbed a Bank of the West's branch in the Raley's shopping center...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm | 4 comments | 2023 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Year In Review

What a year! From hunkering down as 2009 started when the economy and employment tumbled to the good news as hundreds turned...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Curious, on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:04 am | 1 comment | 1349 Views

AROUND TOWN

Court to rule early next year on validity of Pleasanton housing cap

In a three-hour hearing in Alameda County Superior Court Friday, Judge Frank Roesch sparred repeatedly with Pleasanton's...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 22 comments | 5086 Views

AROUND TOWN

Do you know these baseball players?

Tony Catudal found this photo on Stoneridge Drive, about 50 yards south of West Las Positas Boulevard, during a recent walk. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Pleasanton Resident, on Feb 21, 2010 at 1:59 am | 3 comments | 1107 Views

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TriValley Democrats Seasonal Party

The public is invited to our annual potluck dinner party Dec. 21 at the IBEW 595 Hall, 6250 Village Pkwy, Dublin. Bring family,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Janna, on Dec 25, 2009 at 12:14 am | 10 comments | 1069 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Media seeks right to televise Prop. 8 proceedings in SF federal courtroom next month

A coalition of television networks and newspapers asked a federal judge in San Francisco Monday for permission to televise...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 23 comments | 1762 Views

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 | 970 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 | 1376 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 | 1492 Views

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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 | 987 Views

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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 | 1090 Views

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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 | 995 Views

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'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 | 1878 Views

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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 | 3833 Views

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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 | 1545 Views

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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 | 983 Views
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Las Positas Foundation CEO Ted Kaye announces his retirement
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