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Albertsons/Safeway to sell 168 stores in 8 states as part of merger agreement

Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. and Boise-headquartered Albertsons announced Friday that they have entered into agreements,...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2014
Last comment by wondering, on Dec 22, 2014 at 8:19 am | 2 comments | 13373 Views

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Red Cross seeks blood donations at 2 Pleasanton locations during holiday season

The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift -- a blood or platelet...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Daniel, on Dec 26, 2014 at 10:21 am | 2 comments | 2192 Views

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Home invasion robber sentenced to 12 years prison

An Oakland man involved in a Pleasanton home invasion robbery in August 2013 was sentenced to 12 years state prison on Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Black Panther, on Dec 26, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 2 comments | 3318 Views

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Kaiser Permanente mental health workers planning to strike

Mental health workers with the National Union of Healthcare Workers are planning a week of strikes against Kaiser Permanente...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Skeptical, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:23 pm | 2 comments | 3834 Views

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Safeway to pay $9.87 million as settlement of environmental violations

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Wynne S. Carvill has ordered Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. to pay $9.87 million as part...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by BIG BROTHER, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:25 am | 2 comments | 3685 Views

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She's all about opera

Sara Nealy arrived in the Bay Area in 2009 ready for new challenges, but not knowing she was entering into its world of opera. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by D V Giri, on Jan 16, 2015 at 1:51 pm | 2 comments | 2358 Views

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Amador student reaches for horizon in motorcycle racing

Amador Valley High School student Tony Davila is an athlete of a different sort. Besides being a varsity wrestler, he is...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 2, 2015 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 2460 Views

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PUSD 'We The People' teams finish strong at state competition

The Amador Valley High and Foothill High "We The People" Competition Civics teams had strong showings at the state competition...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by Jeriannmay, on Feb 11, 2015 at 8:36 am | 2 comments | 4534 Views

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Raiders, San Diego Chargers considering shared stadium in L.A. areain Southern California with the San Diego Chargers

The Oakland Raiders on Thursday announced plans to share a stadium in Southern California with the San Diego Chargers if...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 23, 2015 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 2392 Views

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AC Transit using double-decker bus in pilot program today

AC Transit will begin a three-week pilot program today in which it will use a 42-foot-long, double-decker bus on selected...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 23, 2015 at 1:44 pm | 2 comments | 2865 Views

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Pleasanton panel explores building overnight tourism

A panel discussion held last week in Pleasanton presented a look into how the city and the other Tri-Valley communities can...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by Matthew, on Mar 1, 2015 at 6:13 am | 2 comments | 2282 Views

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Linda Flagler honored as Pleasanton's 'Classified Employee of the Year'

Pleasanton Unified School District has named Linda Flagler as its 2015-16 Classified Employee of the Year. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Sandy N., on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 2130 Views

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AVHS grad serves aboard USS New Orleans

A Pleasanton woman and Amador Valley High School graduate has been serving aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), one of the Navy's...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Donna Willy, on Apr 2, 2015 at 5:29 am | 2 comments | 4942 Views

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Counties finalize State Senate special primary results

Election officials in Alameda and Contra Costa counties have finalized their results from this month's special primary for...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by ValenicaMom, on Apr 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 3302 Views

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Arson task force investigating 2nd fire at Livermore home

A fire in a single-family home in Livermore Saturday morning is being investigated as arson, fire officials said. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Ellen, on Apr 7, 2015 at 4:45 pm | 2 comments | 1685 Views

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Comcast expanding Ethernet service to Pleasanton Valley Business Park

Comcast Business has announced an expansion of its multi-gigabit Ethernet service to business parks in Pleasanton, Hayward...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Joanne, on Apr 16, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 2 comments | 2517 Views

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PG&E Wants Bay Area Money For Diablo Power Plant

PG&E, owner of Diablo Canyon power plant located in San Obispo County Southern California has filed a request with the CPUC...

Original post made by Michael Austin on Apr. 26, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Apr 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm | 2 comments | 637 Views

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Big Draw returns for third year tomorrow in downtown Pleasanton

Downtown is center stage tomorrow as arts in every form converge for Pleasanton's third annual Big Draw arts festival from...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on May 8, 2015 at 7:50 pm | 2 comments | 2279 Views

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Fialho adds title of Housing Authority director to his City Manager title

Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho has added a new title to his position with the city: Executive Director of the city's...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by margaretmbrooks, on Jun 6, 2015 at 12:05 am | 2 comments | 2125 Views

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West Grand Boulevard at Concerts in the Park tonight

Thousands will fill downtown's Lions Wayside and Delucchi parks tonight to hear the classic soul and Motown hits by West...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Interesting, on Jul 13, 2015 at 9:19 pm | 2 comments | 4088 Views
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