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Supervisor calls for state measure to track skydivers to safe landings

A Contra Costa County supervisor is calling for reforms to the skydiving industry after a Martinez resident took a fatal...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Waterworld, on Oct 11, 2010 at 4:44 pm | 17 comments | 1898 Views

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Bowser prepared for difficult school board race during difficult times

Pleasanton school board candidate Jeff Bowser is hoping to bring his educational and business experience to the district....

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2010
Last comment by Nomad, on Sep 14, 2010 at 7:18 am | 17 comments | 2049 Views

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Mehserle sentenced to 2 years in prison for Oscar Grant shooting

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Perry sentenced former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle to two years...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 17, 2010 at 11:12 pm | 17 comments | 2383 Views

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McNerney wins re-election but opponent won't concede

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) has clearly won his re-election bid against Republican challenger David Harmer,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2010
Last comment by vhdad, on Nov 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm | 17 comments | 1828 Views

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Starbucks at Bart stations? New ruling could make that possible

BART directors have voted 7-1 to approve a new station retail policy that aims to bring more retail vendors within the free...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2011
Last comment by Maria, on Jan 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm | 17 comments | 2204 Views

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Sadeks to say goodbye as owners of Murphy's Paw tonight

The long-time owners of Murphy's Paw will hold a "Goodbye" reception starting at 6 p.m. tonight at their popular pet store...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm | 17 comments | 2066 Views

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Tonight's Pleasanton City Council meeting, last one of the year, could be a whopper

The Pleasanton City Council will hold its final meeting of the year starting at 7 p.m. tonight and it could be a whopper. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2011
Last comment by michaelfox, on Dec 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 17 comments | 2099 Views

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Oak Grove developers' plan for 10 homes on hillside site goes to Planning Commission tonight

Even as legal arguments continue over the city's refusal to approve their bid to build 51 custom homes on their hillside...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2012
Last comment by Been There, on Mar 31, 2012 at 12:25 am | 17 comments | 8148 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 | 15583 Views

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Just say No to Measure B3

If you like higher taxes, stay here. You're in the right city, the right county and the right state for paying more, and...

Original post made on May. 20, 2012
Last comment by hmmm, on May 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm | 17 comments | 4155 Views

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Former IT manager at Kaiser Permanente pleads guilty to fraud scheme

A former information technology manager for Kaiser Permanente has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to charges related...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm | 17 comments | 3331 Views

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Special election set for May 7 to fill vacant Pleasanton Council seat

Voters will be asked to choose a candidate for the Pleasanton City Council May 7 in a special election that will be by mail-in...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by Freedom has a cost, on Jan 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm | 17 comments | 2791 Views

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Pleasanton attorney admits forgery, lying to IRS

A 72-year-old Pleasanton attorney could see up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine for tax fraud. William...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by Michael O'Callaghan, on Jan 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 17 comments | 5017 Views

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BART votes to continue slightly increasing fares every two years

The BART Board of Directors voted Thursday to continue its fare increase program, which is based on inflation and goes to...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Libertarian First, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 17 comments | 3194 Views

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Unions give BART strike notice as tonight's strike deadline nears

BART's union leadership has given the required 72-hour strike notice, setting in motion a walkout planned for midnight Sunday...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Klisvak, on Aug 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm | 17 comments | 2829 Views

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Planners 'luke warm' to gas station's plan for 7-Eleven, beer sales

The Pleasanton Planning Commission appeared luke warm after hearing a proposal by a long-time gas station owner to add a...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 17 comments | 10501 Views

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Cold snap comes to Pleasanton starting today

Higher-than-normal temperatures over Thanksgiving weekend will end this week as a cold snap heading for the Bay Area is expected...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm | 17 comments | 9940 Views

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Fireworks back at county fair on Independence Day

The Alameda County Fair will kick off June 18 with later hours and a nightly fireworks show after the fair's free concerts,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Liberalism is a plague, on Mar 29, 2014 at 8:55 am | 17 comments | 4786 Views

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The other side of suicide

Startled by the Friday afternoon call from the police dispatcher, I realized my day was about to take a dramatic shift. I...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm | 17 comments | 2344 Views

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Glazer finishes Election Night on top

Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer appears headed to the California State Senate after posting a nearly double-digit lead on Election...

Original post made on May. 20, 2015
Last comment by Registered Joe, on May 25, 2015 at 10:17 pm | 17 comments | 5363 Views
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