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Sunol rancher is home on the range

Rancher Tim Koopmann, whose projects earned him the 2011 California Leopold Conservation Award, recently led a tour of his...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Rick Pickering, on Jul 9, 2012 at 11:14 am | 2 comments | 3202 Views

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County Fair breaks attendance records for second year

More than 534,000 attendees visited the fair, an 18 percent increase from 2011, and is the largest recorded attendance in...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by Lisa, on Jul 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 2239 Views

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Old plus new equals charming

What does one do with an antique baby bathtub from France? Fill it with flower pots and place it on the front porch. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Dolores Fox Ciardelli, on Jul 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 2012 Views

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Police log: Cops nab would-be car burglar

A San Jose man was arrested in the early morning hours of July 29 by a Pleasanton police officer who spotted him wearing...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by unknown, on Aug 4, 2012 at 1:04 am | 2 comments | 2187 Views

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Richmond refinery fire largely contained; BART, bridge traffic back to normal

A large fire that blazed last night at Chevron's Richmond refinery compromised air quality and prompted a shelter-in-place...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 8, 2012 at 6:44 am | 2 comments | 3490 Views

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Pleasanton activates Cooling Center for hot weather today

The city of Pleasanton has activated its public Cooling Center for those seeking relief from high temperatures as they rise...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2012
Last comment by Christine M, on Aug 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 2411 Views

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U.S.women's water polo team meets Spain today to vie for gold medal

Mountain View native Adam Krikorian almost made the mistake of the 2012 London Olympics. Thankfully, Stanford freshman Maggie...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2012
Last comment by Awesome !, on Aug 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm | 2 comments | 2213 Views

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Another 'Spare the Air' day in Pleasanton, Tri-Valley due to continued hot weather

With temperatures expected to approach 100 degrees today in Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley, the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2012
Last comment by ?????, on Aug 10, 2012 at 12:05 am | 2 comments | 1897 Views

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Oakland-based MTC, other agencies, get OK to move to San Francisco

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), am Oakland-based regional tax-supported agency which has been criticized...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Bill, on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 2 comments | 2114 Views

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Jewish New Year under way with special kosher wine produced by Pleasanton's Mitchell Katz winery

Rosh Hashanan, a Jewish holy day that marks the beginning of 10 days of repentance and spiritual renewal, began at sundown...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm | 2 comments | 3250 Views

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Pleasanton Weekly's candidates' forum starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight

Candidates for mayor and the Pleasanton City Council will respond to voters' questions and tell the community how they would...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2012
Last comment by info, on Oct 3, 2012 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 2901 Views

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Livermore man and woman plead no contest in drug lab explosion death

A Livermore couple who had been charged with murder for a drug-related explosion that killed a man last year have pleaded...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2012
Last comment by Ptown parent, on Sep 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm | 2 comments | 2737 Views

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Tuskegee Airman speaking at Las Positas College

Tuskegee Airman retired Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson will speak to students and interested community members at Las Positas...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm | 2 comments | 2770 Views

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World War II combat airman, 91, to tell his story at Las Positas College today

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson (Ret.), 91, will discuss his experiences as a member of the "greatest generation" at a public...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Julia, on Oct 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 2206 Views

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Large meteor streaks across Bay Area, thrilling stargazers

A large meteor streaked across the night sky last night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by doug, on Oct 19, 2012 at 8:38 am | 2 comments | 3174 Views

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Judge questions reliability of key witness in 1984 murder of Foothill High freshman

A judge Wednesday questioned the reliability of a key prosecution witness in the murder of 14-year-old Pleasanton high school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Tennessee Jed, on Oct 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 2043 Views

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City OKs new Housing Element

The Pleasanton City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to add a new Housing Element commitment to the city's General Plan, a...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by Bud, on Oct 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm | 2 comments | 1512 Views

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Transportation tax measure still failing as Oakland Zoo measure loses

A measure that would double Alameda County's transportation sales tax to a full 1 cent was still narrowly trailing in updated...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by Steven , on Nov 8, 2012 at 6:45 am | 2 comments | 1920 Views

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Californians have 10th longest commute times, report says

Californians have the 10th longest commute times in the country, according to reports. Americans spend an average 23.7 minutes...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Beckie, on Nov 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm | 2 comments | 1937 Views

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There's still time to have the Taylor Foundation wrap your gift to help children

This time of year, just about every place you look, there's a person ringing a bell, exchanging the cheery ring and greeting...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Paula, on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 2045 Views
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