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On losing two remarkable friends

Two highly regarded community leaders died last week, a loss to their families and the city they loved. Jackie Barnett, who...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Nicki (Seery) Miller, on Nov 4, 2009 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 1336 Views

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2.1 quake strikes North Bay, 3rd small tremblor in region yesterday

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.1 struck in Sonoma County last night, the third small quake to strike the...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by Quaking in my boots, on Nov 9, 2009 at 8:58 am | 2 comments | 1154 Views

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School board chooses search firm

After being granted additional time to choose one of three search firms, the school board chose Hazard, Young, Attea and...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Nov 19, 2009 at 1:58 pm | 2 comments | 3913 Views

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The Vulva Chronicles

I saw the post on The Vagina Monologues. If you've read or seen the play, you know that the characters are talking about...

Original post made by Mulva on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Jason, on Nov 30, 2009 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 1185 Views

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Special Needs Children Kidz Karnival

Joni and Friends and CrossWinds Church partner for families affected by disability. The "Kidz Karnival" is from noon to 2...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Special Needs Aide, on Nov 20, 2009 at 10:52 am | 2 comments | 1137 Views

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Pleasanton Weekly announces new online 'virtual edition'

A new "virtual edition" being introduced today by the Pleasanton Weekly enables users to flip through the paper electronically,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2009
Last comment by Old person, on Nov 21, 2009 at 9:56 pm | 2 comments | 1283 Views

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Hope Hospice dedicates new community education, training facility

Hope Hospice, the Dublin-based end-of-life care provider, has opened its new headquarters in Dublin, more than doubling the...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 1180 Views

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Authorities looking for private sector help to close $132-million budget shortfall

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is looking for a private sector partner to design, run and operate...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2009
Last comment by little m, on Nov 26, 2009 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 1263 Views

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Figurative work by Barbara Stanton

Figurative work by Barbara Stanton will be featured at the Wild Vine, 2187 First St., Livermore from Dec. 10 to 31. An artist...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Claudette McDermott, on Dec 10, 2009 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 1171 Views

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Weekly's 'wrap-around' 2009 Holiday Fund will help thousands throughout Tri-Valley

The face of hunger is changing in the Tri-Valley. Open Heart Kitchen Executive Director Linda McKeever sees it first-hand. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by Janet Pelletier, on Dec 14, 2009 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 1295 Views

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Audubon's annual national bird count starts tomorrow

Starting Monday, local volunteers will join bird enthusiasts across the country in measuring local bird populations as part...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by Country, on Dec 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm | 2 comments | 1135 Views

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Saluting those who work on Christmas

When I was a cub reporter at the Chicago Tribune, I generally worked the Christmas holidays. Along with a skeleton crew of...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Retired and Earned It, on Dec 25, 2009 at 9:39 am | 2 comments | 1141 Views

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Friday's earthquake was an aftershock; seismologist says there could be more

An earthquake that rattled the Tri-Valley Friday morning was an aftershock from one that shook the area Thursday, according...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Johanna, on Jan 9, 2010 at 10:55 pm | 2 comments | 1430 Views

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PDA director resigns post to marry, move to Florida

Christine Salidivar, executive director of the Pleasanton Downtown Association since April 2004, has resigned her position...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Sushi, on Jan 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm | 2 comments | 1089 Views

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Construction starts on 4th bore of Caldecott Tunnel

Federal, state and local officials gathered in Orinda Friday to celebrate the beginning of construction on the fourth bore...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Joe Wielder, on Jan 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 1416 Views

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Local office opens for 2010 Census count

Ten questions will determine how much funding Pleasanton will receive for social services and transportation, whether or...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm | 2 comments | 1278 Views

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Federal funds in question for BART's proposed Coliseum connector

BART's plan to build an elevated rail connector between its Coliseum station and the Oakland International Airport has a...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by GO, on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:44 am | 2 comments | 1229 Views

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Driver drifts off I-680 with car landing in 12-foot-deep ditch

The unidentified driver was not injured in this single vehicle accident on southbound I-680 between the Bernal and Sunol...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:28 am | 2 comments | 1177 Views

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Tri-Valley Vegetarian Music Lecture Event

The event is from 5-7:30 p.m. March 20. Join us for an evening of original piano music and lecture with on Dr. Tuttle's uplifting...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Kyra, on Mar 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm | 2 comments | 1079 Views

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BUSINESS: Ross Stores reports record $442 million in earnings for 2009

Ross Stores, Inc. yesterday reported earnings per share for the 13 weeks ended Jan.30 of $1.16, up 53 percent from $.76 for...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 1097 Views
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