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RESTAURANTS

Black Bear Diner opens Monday in Pleasanton

Black Bear Diner will open its newest California restaurant Monday in Pleasanton, offering its famous breakfast specials...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2013
Last comment by Diner, on Dec 13, 2013 at 12:43 am | 23 comments | 14114 Views

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Cancer takes life of former Pleasanton Mayor Ken Mercer

Former Pleasanton Mayor Ken Mercer died early this morning after a long battle with cancer. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2014/01/14/cancer-takes-li...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by c d gigliotti, on Jan 25, 2014 at 12:57 pm | 47 comments | 13981 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART contract details

Time for a little arithmetic here. The union's original demand was a 20.1% raise over three years. The end result was...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Nov 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm | 38 comments | 13963 Views

RESTAURANTS

'Sneak Peek' shows Paragon Outlets nearing completion

The developers of Paragon Outlets led the media and selected guests on an hour-long "sneak peek" of the 120-store shopping...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by Just.Me, on Sep 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 13940 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Bridge opens as drivers compete for 'first' trips across new eastern span

Hundreds of motorists followed CHP patrols cars and motorcycles starting at 10 p.m. last night to be among the first to cross...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by john, on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 3 comments | 13902 Views

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Council OKs study of east side development

The Pleasanton City Council agreed Tuesday to move forward on a plan to allow homes, apartment buildings, retail and commercial...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Tessa , on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm | 22 comments | 13897 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sandia honors 22 local area high school girls for outstanding achievement in math, science

Sandia National Laboratories honored 22 local high school girls for academic accomplishments at its recent annual Math and...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 26, 2013 at 8:40 am | 3 comments | 13848 Views

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Perplexed by book critics, women share own tales of pushy parents

Despite national headlines drawn to Pleasanton after vicious reactions to "Tales from Swankville," the 40 or so women gathered...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Good Read, on Aug 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm | 74 comments | 13776 Views

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2014 Pleasanton Weekly Readers Choice winners

The balloting is wrapped up, the votes are counted and we're ready to reveal who Pleasanton Weekly readers chose as their...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by Pleasantonian, on Jul 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm | 31 comments | 13629 Views

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Pleasanton-based Safeway merging with Boise-based Albertsons

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for Pleasanton, Safeway Inc. and Albertsons announced a merger agreement...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Al, on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:23 am | 54 comments | 13601 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two Pleasanton school board seats up for grabs

Two Pleasanton Unified School District board seats are up for election this November, and both incumbents, plus one challenger,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Go Paige Go Mark, on Aug 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 79 comments | 13590 Views

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Electric car charging stations now require special credit card, $1 an hour fee

A special credit card is now required for electric car owners who want to use downtown charging stations. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Greenbird, on Apr 15, 2012 at 11:13 am | 17 comments | 13405 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board votes down pay increase for itself

At a Pleasanton School Board meeting that gave raises to the district's top two employees and increases in step-and-column...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Wanda, on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm | 12 comments | 13331 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's over! Safeway now owned by Boise-based Albertsons

AB Acquisition LLC, the owner of Boise-based Albertsons, acquired Pleasanton-based Safeway Friday, with shares of the former...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Al, on Feb 14, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 14 comments | 13296 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Spotornos' Full Page PW Ad

I'd like to draw attention to the full page ad the Spotornos took out in yesterday's Pleasanton Weekly. Did anyone not see...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 1, 2008
Last comment by Cheap Motorhomes, on Jun 30, 2010 at 3:50 am | 21 comments | 13230 Views

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Local UPS driver saves Milfleur shopkeeper

A Pleasanton woman got an early Valentine gift: her life, thanks to the persistence of a UPS driver from San Ramon. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Donna, on Feb 21, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 22 comments | 13220 Views

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BART strike having little impact on commuters as Independence Day week begins

Although major freeways were crowded during the morning rush hours today, so far the BART strike that began this morning...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 30, 2013 at 11:53 am | 53 comments | 12940 Views

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'Invest in veterans; Invest in our future '

This Veterans Day, people all over the nation will be celebrating the courage and sacrifice of the men and women who have...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by tom, on Nov 12, 2009 at 5:42 am | 11 comments | 12936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plesanton's Centerpointe preschool, former employee sued by parents of bound child

The parents of a 2-year-old who was bound with tape while in the care of Centerpointe Christian Preschool in Pleasanton have...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Apr 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 12930 Views

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Pleasanton's State Senator DeSaulnier suggests law to block BART strikes

As BART's unions agreed to postpone a scheduled strike against the transit system, one California lawmaker is suggesting...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 13, 2013 at 8:00 am | 44 comments | 12928 Views
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