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State contacting one million income tax non-filers

If you didn't pay your California taxes in 2013, the state's the Franchise Tax Board is looking for you. Read the full story...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by José Jiménez, on Feb 11, 2015 at 7:29 pm | 3 comments | 2459 Views

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Pleasanton police arrest 3 for I.D. thefts at Sheraton Hotel

Pleasanton police arrested three suspects yesterday at the Sheraton Hotel on 5990 Stoneridge Mall Road in connection with...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by PTown mom, on Feb 14, 2015 at 3:09 am | 3 comments | 2663 Views

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Mayor reports 2014 a very good year for Pleasanton; 2015 will be even better

In his annual "State of the City" report, Mayor Jerry Thorne said 2014 was a very good year for Pleasanton, a year of planning,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by caywen, on Feb 22, 2015 at 12:40 am | 3 comments | 5025 Views

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Pleasanton police nab suspects in South Bay robbery, kidnapping

Police in Pleasanton helped identify two suspects accused of the robbery and kidnapping of a man who met the pair in Cupertino...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Apr 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm | 3 comments | 2825 Views

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New director named to Alameda County Fair board

Rose Johnson, a Pleasanton resident and chief executive officer of the Davis Street Family Resource Center in San Leandro...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2015
Last comment by Lee Denlinger, on Apr 27, 2015 at 9:15 am | 3 comments | 2258 Views

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Glazer dominates Election Night

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

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by A correction factor, on May 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm | 3 comments | 1065 Views

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School board to discuss 'School Facility Fee Justification Study' tonight

The Pleasanton school board is set to hear a report and possibly take action on the School Facility Fee Justification Study...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by justwondering, on May 26, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 3 comments | 2518 Views

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U.S. Supreme Court action upholds county's 'take-back' drug ordinance

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday denying a bid by pharmaceutical associations to block enforcement of a Safe...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Me Too, on May 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm | 3 comments | 1883 Views

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OPINION: Good times are back as city revenues soar past $106 million

Newly hired Pleasanton Finance Director Tina Olson just presented her first full-year municipal budget to the City Council,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by M.William, on Jun 16, 2015 at 11:54 pm | 3 comments | 1357 Views

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What, exactly is an "extreme" rodeo?

I note with some concern the addition of the adjective "extreme" to the rodeo event at the Fair. I doubt that the modifier...

Original post made by Hugh Mayne on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Colonel Slanders, on Jun 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm | 3 comments | 1232 Views

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Local teen receives $4,000 scholarship

A Pleasanton teen was awarded a scholarship from the ValleyCare Auxiliary, which gives scholarships to high school seniors...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Jtjh, on Jun 19, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 1832 Views

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Pleasanton company built Berkeley apartment complex where 6 died in balcony collapse

A Pleasanton-based construction company has been identified as the contractor of the Berkeley apartment complex where six...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Kelly, on Jun 19, 2015 at 1:34 pm | 3 comments | 5713 Views

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Amador Valley students offer free money-management program

Whether it's saving up for college or a car, or simply saving up for a certain item during the holiday season, young students...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jul 1, 2015 at 2:09 pm | 3 comments | 1077 Views

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ELF invasion in Pleasanton

Jon Scudder, a retired Pleasanton resident who lives near downtown, was smitten when he saw a bright orange egg-shaped machine...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by beach bum, on Aug 19, 2015 at 7:56 am | 3 comments | 4651 Views

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Court hearing continues today in shooting death of Kate Steinle

A preliminary hearing will continue today before San Francisco Superior Court Judge Brendan P. Conroy in the shooting death...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 3 comments | 1158 Views

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Scholarship fund established to memorialize Foothill senior

In the wake of a Foothill High senior's sudden death last week, members of the school's booster club have set up a college...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Em, on Sep 23, 2015 at 1:08 am | 3 comments | 5291 Views

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2015 Amador Valley High graduate earns Girl Scouts' highest honor

Amador Valley High graduate Annie Cai is set to be honored in New York City Wednesday as one of 10 National Young Women of...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by Brianna, on Oct 7, 2015 at 2:26 pm | 3 comments | 1793 Views

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Downtown Holiday Storefront Decorating contest winners announced

Based on votes from visitors near and far, Apparel & Co., 647 Main Street, is the first Downtown Pleasanton business to win...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by member, on Dec 24, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 3 comments | 1941 Views

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Special school board meeting tonight to hear about search for new superintendent

Pleasanton's school board will hold a public meeting tonight to hear an update from a consulting firm it hired to search...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by getitright, on Dec 18, 2015 at 11:16 pm | 3 comments | 1318 Views

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Ex-ABAG director pleads guilty to embezzlment charges

A former financial services director for the Association of Bay Area Governments has pleaded guilty to a fraud charge in...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by Disgruntley, on Dec 25, 2015 at 9:34 pm | 3 comments | 1859 Views
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