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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fireworks believed cause of blaze at Sunol Boulevard, northbound I-680 in Pleasanton early today

Fireworks are believed the cause of an early morning vegetation fire next to the northbound on-ramp from Sunol Boulevard...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by steve, on Jul 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 3 comments | 2461 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton teens turn teachers in summer program for students

Members of Amador Valley High's Science For Youth Club (SciFY, for short) have taken it on themselves to put on a free series...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2013
Last comment by Daniel , on Jul 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm | 3 comments | 2052 Views

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Four rescued from stuck roller coaster at Fair

Four juveniles got an extra thrill last week when the roller coaster they were on got stuck at the Alameda County Fair and...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Jul 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm | 3 comments | 1317 Views

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Driver killed when car hits tree off I-680 near Bernal exit in Pleasanton

A driver was killed when her SUV crashed into a tree and went down an embankment yesterday off Interstate Highway 680 in...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by Pauline, on Jul 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm | 3 comments | 1652 Views

AROUND TOWN

Winemakers' 'Taste Our Terroir' event ends today

Taste the Terroir, the Livermore's Valley's annual four-day-long food and wine event, ends today. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Winerd, on Jul 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm | 3 comments | 1564 Views

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Structural engineers hired to inspect Pleasanton's 88 bridges

The Pleasanton City Council has approved a three-year contract with a San Jose engineering firm to handle an ongoing program...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Haruha, on Jul 23, 2013 at 8:22 am | 3 comments | 1341 Views

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Blackhawk Plaza -- 25 years later

Nearly 25 years ago, rumors of gold-plated grocery carts began spreading through the Tri-Valley as Blackhawk Plaza welcomed...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by Lisa, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm | 3 comments | 2237 Views

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Grab-and-run ringleader makes first court appearance

A teen described by police as the ringleader of a grab-and-run gang that hit Victoria's Secret multiple times in recent months...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 27, 2013 at 9:21 am | 3 comments | 8312 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Palin Blows the Roof Off Incredible Censorship Scandal

Welcome to America, the land of Obama-created scandals. Today, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R - AK) revealed that she was gagged...

Original post made by Intrepid on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jul 28, 2013 at 11:54 am | 3 comments | 961 Views

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Bicyclist suffers major injuries in fall off Pleasanton Ridge trail

A bicyclist riding with his son-in-law suffered major injuries Saturday morning when he fell with his bike off the Thermalito...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Smiley Face, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:16 am | 3 comments | 6787 Views

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Livermore wins 1st annual Alameda County mayors' 'Healthy Cook-Off Challenge'

The city of Livermore was victorious in the 1st Annual Alameda County Mayors Healthy Cook-Off Challenge last week at the...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 1778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connect me, and I will make my choice

I got accepted. These words flood newsfeeds on Facebook each spring as college decisions come out. High school seniors yearn...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 3 comments | 2161 Views

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Abram Wilson pulls bid in San Ramon mayoral race

Former San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson said he is no longer in San Ramon's mayoral race, allowing Mayor Bill Clarkson to seek...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm | 3 comments | 12069 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Bridge opens as drivers compete for 'first' trips across new eastern span

Hundreds of motorists followed CHP patrols cars and motorcycles starting at 10 p.m. last night to be among the first to cross...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by john, on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 3 comments | 14466 Views

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New online tool can help eliminate energy waste

Pleasanton homeowners wondering why their energy bills are so high or wanting to eliminate energy wasters in their homes...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Sep 10, 2013 at 9:51 am | 3 comments | 1410 Views

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How will new fee regulations affect my 401(k) retirement plan?

The 401(k) retirement plan is the best way for most people to save for retirement, and for many people their retirement account...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Sep 12, 2013 at 3:37 pm | 3 comments | 1294 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pleasanton, nation remember 9/11

The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 will be observed in a brief ceremony hosted by the Livermore-Pleasanton...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by OldTimer, on Sep 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm | 3 comments | 1726 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obamacare Board Game: Everybody Pays, Nobody Wins

Good idea from an entrepreneur. A new board game about Obamacare. Everybody pays and nobody wins. It is almost reflective...

Original post made by ! on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by member, on Sep 17, 2013 at 7:43 pm | 3 comments | 1439 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gas station with lower price and fewer customers

I drive by the 2 gas station Chevron and shell (soon or now 76) Found it odd that quite a few customers stick with chevron,...

Original post made by kbenson on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 3 comments | 1291 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zone 7 to update Pleasanton's possible uses of 'Chain of Lakes' at meeting today

The Zone 7 board's Water Resources Committee will get an update on the agency's evaluation of potential feasible uses of...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Paul Aguire, on Sep 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 6275 Views
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