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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 | 1200 Views

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Friday's earthquake was an aftershock; seismologist says there could be more

An earthquake that rattled the Tri-Valley Friday morning was an aftershock from one that shook the area Thursday, according...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Johanna, on Jan 9, 2010 at 10:55 pm | 2 comments | 1520 Views

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PDA director resigns post to marry, move to Florida

Christine Salidivar, executive director of the Pleasanton Downtown Association since April 2004, has resigned her position...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Sushi, on Jan 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm | 2 comments | 1152 Views

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Construction starts on 4th bore of Caldecott Tunnel

Federal, state and local officials gathered in Orinda Friday to celebrate the beginning of construction on the fourth bore...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Joe Wielder, on Jan 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 1643 Views

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Local office opens for 2010 Census count

Ten questions will determine how much funding Pleasanton will receive for social services and transportation, whether or...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm | 2 comments | 1383 Views

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Federal funds in question for BART's proposed Coliseum connector

BART's plan to build an elevated rail connector between its Coliseum station and the Oakland International Airport has a...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by GO, on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:44 am | 2 comments | 1321 Views

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Driver drifts off I-680 with car landing in 12-foot-deep ditch

The unidentified driver was not injured in this single vehicle accident on southbound I-680 between the Bernal and Sunol...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:28 am | 2 comments | 1372 Views

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Tri-Valley Vegetarian Music Lecture Event

The event is from 5-7:30 p.m. March 20. Join us for an evening of original piano music and lecture with on Dr. Tuttle's uplifting...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Kyra, on Mar 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm | 2 comments | 1222 Views

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BUSINESS: Ross Stores reports record $442 million in earnings for 2009

Ross Stores, Inc. yesterday reported earnings per share for the 13 weeks ended Jan.30 of $1.16, up 53 percent from $.76 for...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 1210 Views

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Pirates, Treasure & More

The event is from 2-2:45 p.m. April 10 at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Enjoy a sneak peek at scenes...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Pirate Radio, on Apr 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm | 2 comments | 1288 Views

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Letter: Airport noise vs. housing

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6892 posted Friday, April 16, 2010,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Repleasnacrat, on Apr 16, 2010 at 10:08 am | 2 comments | 1256 Views

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'PTA Shops Ptown'

Pleasanton PTA Council representatives will be hitting the streets soon to drum up support for its program, PTA Shops Ptown. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2010
Last comment by John, on Apr 20, 2010 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 1747 Views

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Obituary: Mary Kathleen Capitani (Connors)

Mary Kathleen Capitani died at her home in Sunol with her family at her side on May 22, at the age of 62. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by steffany v, on Jun 1, 2010 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 1614 Views

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Sullenberger 'back to work' to ignite passion in young people about aviation,

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, the Danville man famous for the January 2009 safe landing of a plane in the Hudson...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by Anna May, Hayward City Council, on Jun 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm | 2 comments | 1377 Views

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When is the Meat & Fish market on Main actually opening???

I'm stoked to have a meat & fish market coming to downtown. I really don't like the meats I find in Safeway or Raleys. ...

Original post made by ptownright on Jul. 2, 2010
Last comment by janet, on Jul 5, 2010 at 8:41 am | 2 comments | 1229 Views

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Fair wrap-up: 79,882 corn dogs consumed

The 2010 Alameda County Fair was a success, reports the fair association, with attendance at more than 418,000, an increase...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2010
Last comment by Pat Gallagher, on Jul 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 1808 Views

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Despite sluggish economy, Alameda County Fair had 2nd highest attendance in 20 years

More than 418,000 fairgoers decided to "Come Out and Play" at this year's Alameda County Fair. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Davis, on Jul 14, 2010 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 1932 Views

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I-580 freeway closed most of Sunday as police check for bombs after shootout

All lanes of I- 580 between Hwy. 13 and downtown Oakland exits were reopened Sunday night after being closed for hours following...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by maja7, on Jul 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm | 2 comments | 1338 Views

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Pleasanton pooches parade proudly

Doggies were mellow this evening at Lions Wayside Park as they entered the 2010 Pooch Parade at First Wednesday, this month...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by Lynn Fitzpatrick, on Aug 6, 2010 at 7:46 am | 2 comments | 2608 Views

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Local junior golfers chosen to play in Labor Day Pebble Beach champions tour

Three junior golfers from The First Tee of Tri-Valley have been selected to play in the Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2010
Last comment by Mary, on Aug 11, 2010 at 9:45 am | 2 comments | 1364 Views
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