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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 | 2834 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 | 1473 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 | 2937 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 | 2302 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 | 1647 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 | 1667 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 | 2291 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 | 6420 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 | 1467 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 | 1523 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 | 6217 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 | 2359 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 | 2378 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 | 1651 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 | 2673 Views

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Region's water wholesaler feels pinch of meager flow of state water supply

The Tri-Valley's potable water wholesaler was recently notified that it will only get 10% of the water it requested from...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 28, 2015 at 7:10 pm | 3 comments | 1975 Views

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Pleasanton garbage rates heading up New Year's Day for big-can users

The City Council has approved an across-the-board garbage rate "adjustment" of 3.87% starting tomorrow to meet rising costs...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by You can opt out of one TRASH fee., on Dec 31, 2015 at 11:35 am | 3 comments | 817 Views

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Pleasanton police chase down, capture suspected burglar of Raley's Center bike shop

A Vallejo man was arrested in connection with a break-in at a Pleasanton bike store early Wednesday. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by Scott Walsh, on Jan 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 3 comments | 3340 Views

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BART will spend $1.4 million to install cameras on all train cars

BART technicians have begun installing additional security cameras to cover the interiors of all 669 of its train cars at...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Feb 12, 2016 at 5:18 pm | 3 comments | 1239 Views

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Third teen arrested in Stoneridge Mall robberies

Pleasanton police confirmed a third suspect has been arrested in connection with two robberies at Stoneridge Shopping Center...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Mar 1, 2016 at 9:03 pm | 3 comments | 2944 Views
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