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'Every 15 minutes' program stirs emotions at Foothill High

Every 15 minutes someone in the country dies from an alcohol-related traffic accident, and Foothill High School students...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ambulance Driver, 19 hours ago | 3 comments | 1170 Views

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AC Transit's CFO charged with stealing church funds

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit's chief financial officer has been charged with four felony counts of grand theft for allegedly...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm | 1 comment | 1462 Views

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Pleasanton real estate firm to celebrate grand opening today

Better Homes and Gardens Tri-Valley Realty's Pleasanton Office will hold a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting event...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Homeowner G, on Apr 16, 2014 at 11:20 am | 1 comment | 605 Views

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Garbage rate increase Tuesday, and why

W Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/print/story/2014/03/28/garbage-rate-increase-tuesday-and-why...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 16, 2014 at 8:50 am | 19 comments | 2179 Views

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Pleasanton planners OK CarMax Auto Superstore in Staples Ranch

The Pleasanton Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve plans by CarMax, Inc., the country's largest retailer...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Lessismore, on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:39 am | 16 comments | 2652 Views

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49ers announce Santa Clara game plans as some players face legal problems

The San Francisco 49ers' first-ever home game at the planned $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium will be a preseason contest in mid-August...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jack, on Apr 14, 2014 at 6:56 am | 1 comment | 304 Views

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Electronic expressions

We've all been there. We press the number sequence for the department or person we need, and we hear, "Please hold." Read...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2014
Last comment by Debby Andrews, on Apr 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm | 1 comment | 301 Views

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Northern California gas prices jump 14 cents over past month

The average price for a gallon of gas has gone up 14 cents in the past month, the American Automobile Association of Northern...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Earl Richards, on Apr 11, 2014 at 1:32 am | 1 comment | 323 Views

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Commission to consider renaming Sports Park for Ken Mercer

The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Thursday to consider a proposal to rename the city's Sports Park...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by Cate, on Apr 9, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 10 comments | 2228 Views

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177-unit, 4-story apartment complex OK'd across from Hart Middle School

The Pleasanton City Council has approved a developer's plan to build an apartment complex on West Las Positas Boulevard across...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Apr 9, 2014 at 11:05 am | 41 comments | 3658 Views

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PG&E indicted on criminal charges for 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion

PG&E Co. was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco Tuesday on 12 criminal charges of violating a U.S. pipeline...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 4, 2014 at 6:53 pm | 14 comments | 1665 Views

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Pleasanton to host free E-Waste collection days April 18-19

As one of its signature Earth Week events, the city of Pleasanton will host free E-Waste collection days on Friday, April...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by local, on Apr 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm | 5 comments | 1841 Views

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Emmy Kasten new VP of Marketing at Visit Tri-Valley organization

Emmy Kasten has joined Visit Tri-Valley in the newly created position of Vice President of Marketing. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Al Cortes, on Apr 4, 2014 at 10:51 am | 1 comment | 326 Views

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Lottery winner of $425.3 millions plans to travel, start charity group

A man who won a $425.3 million Powerball jackpot from a single-play ticket decided to claim his prize in Sacramento today,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by Don Key, on Apr 3, 2014 at 7:00 am | 6 comments | 2894 Views

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Teen decoys working with Pleasanton police find local stores won't sell them tobacco

Sometimes no news is good news and this is one of those stories. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2014/03/30/teen-decoys-working-with-pleasanton-police...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2014
Last comment by tim, on Apr 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm | 11 comments | 2539 Views

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Zone 7 cuts all water flows into Pleasanton's arroyos

Expect to see the arroyos in Pleasanton drying up this month after the Zone 7 water agency shut off all releases to save...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 1, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 27 comments | 3162 Views

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Thorne honored for city, civic efforts on behalf of veterans

Members of the Pleasanton Military Families Support Group have honored Mayor Jerry Thorne for his city and civic efforts...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by USCG MOM/PMF MEMBER, on Mar 31, 2014 at 6:27 pm | 4 comments | 2173 Views

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Tri-Valley University president convicted in visa fraud scheme

The founder and president of an online university based in Pleasanton was taken into custody Monday after a federal court...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by and?, on Mar 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 11 comments | 1319 Views

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Armed robberies in Dublin, Livermore Wednesday night

Police in Livermore and Dublin are searching for suspects after armed robberies Wednesday night at the Bank of America branch...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by kbenson, on Mar 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm | 5 comments | 1687 Views

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Apartment complex - across from Hart Middle School

I am starting this thread because the original story written by Jeb does not allow anyone to comment unless they give name,...

Original post made by Sad Day on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm | 4 comments | 481 Views
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