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Welcome home ceremony planned tomorrow for Livermore Marine.

Marine Lance Corporal Anthony Fernandes will be welcomed home from a deployment in Afghanistan in a ceremony at 3:30 p.m....

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Peter Malloy, on Dec 22, 2012 at 6:02 pm | 3 comments | 1475 Views


A holiday off at last for ValleyCare's Dr. Camacho

Dr. Ralph Camacho, who retires this week as ValleyCare's veteran gastroenterologist, has probably seen more of us from top...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2012
Last comment by Meg, on Dec 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm | 3 comments | 2344 Views


S.F.'s Exploratorium offers free admission today before it moves to new location

After decades of educating students, tourists and Bay Area residents about the wacky ways of biology, physics, chemistry...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by Stephen, on Dec 31, 2012 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 2050 Views


Bird watchers fan out for annual Audubon Society count

Bird enthusiasts fanned out across the Bay Area yesterday to take part in the Golden Gate Audubon Society's Christmas Bird...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by Judy, on Dec 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 1997 Views


Workday buys Stoneridge Corporate Plaza

Workday, a software company headed by Dave Duffield, is purchasing the cluster of five office buildings comprising Stoneridge...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2013
Last comment by Zippo, on Jan 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 3 comments | 3869 Views


Rotarians hosting community-wide charity pasta dinner Sunday to support youth programs

The Pleasanton North Rotary Club will host its first PNR Spaghetti Dinner & Family Carnival from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2013
Last comment by Tom, on Jan 9, 2013 at 11:50 am | 3 comments | 1566 Views


Holocaust survivor speaking in Pleasanton tonight

Eva Schloss, an 83-year-old Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp survivor, is continuing her quest for world peace with...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by annette, on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:15 am | 3 comments | 2622 Views


Wood burning banned again today by Bay Area air quality agency

Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy this weekend, prompting the fourth consecutive Winter Spare the Air...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Smog head, on Jan 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm | 3 comments | 1416 Views


'Rent' performance at 8 p.m. tonight at Pleasanton's Firehouse Arts Center

"Rent," which features rockin' music and energized, evocative dancing, is at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton at 8...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Theatre, on Feb 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 1689 Views


Nanny State Expands, Creates New Hunger Games for Starving Students

The Obama administration proposed regulations Friday that would prohibit U.S. schools from selling so-called unhealthy snacks. ...

Original post made by Fed Up on Feb. 2, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 2, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 1168 Views


Somber mood in Bay Area as 49ers lose to Baltimore in Super Bowl 34-31

49er fans seemed to take their team's loss to the Baltimore Ravens in stride late Sunday as San Francisco came up three points...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2013
Last comment by disappointedfan, on Feb 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 3 comments | 6249 Views


ValleyCare at 50

ValleyCare, which opened its first medical center 50 years ago in Livermore, is now rated one of America's top 100 hospitals...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2013
Last comment by Wow batter, on Feb 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 1593 Views


What has become of Pleasanton?

I read the wonderful article on Valley care turning 50. However the following comments were awful. What has become of the...

Original post made by nancy s. on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by steve, on Feb 6, 2013 at 8:52 am | 3 comments | 1178 Views


Police looking for man who shoved topless woman into car

Livermore police are looking for a man who shoved a bare-chested woman into his vehicle on Monday morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by Daniel Bradford, on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm | 3 comments | 1358 Views


Foothill High converts part of seniors' parking lot for carpool use only

Some of the most coveted parking spaces at Foothill High are now up for grabs to students who carpool after a ceremony Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Feb 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm | 3 comments | 2970 Views


3 area high schools have 'We the People' teams in Bakersfield today for state finals

Competition civics classes from Amador Valley, Foothill and Fremont's Irvington high schools are in Bakersfield today vying...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by AVFan, on Feb 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 3 comments | 1764 Views


Tax Preparation

I asked you all for recommendations on CPA's/Tax Preparers since ours has recently retired. I got a few that said Thompsen...

Original post made by ccwc on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by ccwc, on Feb 14, 2013 at 8:28 am | 3 comments | 1108 Views


Amador Valley High wins state 'We the People' competition

Amador Valley High School captured first place in the "We the People" state finals last Saturday in Bakersfield, topping...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 20, 2013 at 7:15 am | 3 comments | 3716 Views


Parking near San Francisco's AT&T Park getting pricier

Parking near San Francisco's AT&T Park is getting pricier in the evenings and during events at the ballpark starting next...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Simon Says, on Feb 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm | 3 comments | 1236 Views


Obama's Approval Ratings Through the Roof! Proving Spread of Disease of Liberalism

As President Obama faces a tough showdown with congressional Republicans over the looming sequestration cuts, a new poll...

Original post made by Wither America? on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Unphased by facts, on Feb 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm | 3 comments | 1047 Views
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