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Livermore man and woman plead no contest in drug lab explosion death

A Livermore couple who had been charged with murder for a drug-related explosion that killed a man last year have pleaded...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2012
Last comment by Ptown parent, on Sep 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm | 2 comments | 2453 Views

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Tuskegee Airman speaking at Las Positas College

Tuskegee Airman retired Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson will speak to students and interested community members at Las Positas...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm | 2 comments | 2474 Views

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World War II combat airman, 91, to tell his story at Las Positas College today

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson (Ret.), 91, will discuss his experiences as a member of the "greatest generation" at a public...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Julia, on Oct 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 1918 Views

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Large meteor streaks across Bay Area, thrilling stargazers

A large meteor streaked across the night sky last night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by doug, on Oct 19, 2012 at 8:38 am | 2 comments | 2754 Views

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Judge questions reliability of key witness in 1984 murder of Foothill High freshman

A judge Wednesday questioned the reliability of a key prosecution witness in the murder of 14-year-old Pleasanton high school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Tennessee Jed, on Oct 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 1746 Views

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City OKs new Housing Element

The Pleasanton City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to add a new Housing Element commitment to the city's General Plan, a...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by Bud, on Oct 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm | 2 comments | 1284 Views

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Transportation tax measure still failing as Oakland Zoo measure loses

A measure that would double Alameda County's transportation sales tax to a full 1 cent was still narrowly trailing in updated...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by Steven , on Nov 8, 2012 at 6:45 am | 2 comments | 1605 Views

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Californians have 10th longest commute times, report says

Californians have the 10th longest commute times in the country, according to reports. Americans spend an average 23.7 minutes...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Beckie, on Nov 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm | 2 comments | 1585 Views

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There's still time to have the Taylor Foundation wrap your gift to help children

This time of year, just about every place you look, there's a person ringing a bell, exchanging the cheery ring and greeting...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Paula, on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 1690 Views

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State rules PG&E can charge ratepayers for part of $2.2 billion needed for pipeline upgrades

The California Public Utilities Commission Thursday approved a plan that will allow PG&E to charge ratepayers for more than...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Daniel Bradford, on Dec 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm | 2 comments | 1469 Views

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Good Samaritan pays for kids' haircuts in memory of Newtown massacre

Twenty youngsters received free haircuts Christmas Eve thanks to a good Samaritan who said he wanted to do something nice...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2012
Last comment by S S, on Dec 27, 2012 at 9:21 am | 2 comments | 2414 Views

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Suspect arrested in connection with Livermore shooting death

Livermore police announced Wednesday that 24-year-old Jacob Kober has been arrested in Oregon in connection with the fatal...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Teddyboy, on Jan 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 1811 Views

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Oil companies accused of violating environmental laws at fueling stations

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley and six other district attorneys filed a civil lawsuit Monday against...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by I Love Oil Companies, on Feb 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 2726 Views

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No more waterslides for Shadow Cliffs

What a ride it has been but the popular waterslides opened in 1981 at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area will not be...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Sonya Olson, on Mar 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm | 2 comments | 2192 Views

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Local labs sponsoring 'Expanding your horizons' conference today

The 34th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference is being held today in the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by A Neighbor, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 2645 Views

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Angel wings for Newtown

Dec. 14 began like any other, filled with all the hurries and worries of the pre-Christmas rush -- until the holiday music,...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Kerrie Chabot, on Mar 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 2743 Views

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S.F. City College in danger of losing accreditation

Hundreds of City College of San Francisco students, faculty, staff and their supporters held a large rally in Civic Center...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Mar 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 1324 Views

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Raising money one door at a time

When a woman showed up at Lissa Anderson's door soliciting money to help troubled young people who'd gotten too old for the...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm | 2 comments | 1747 Views

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Pleasanton, other Tri-Valley cities promoting biking events this month

Pleasanton and other Tri-Valley cities will promote biking events in May with the first Bike to School Day next Friday, marking...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 1499 Views

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Flight on World War II bomber proves to be adventurous, emotional -- and totally awesome

I have never considered myself an adventurous person. I favor turn signals, never go anywhere without a map and a cell phone,...

Original post made on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Bill, on May 28, 2013 at 11:44 am | 2 comments | 1602 Views
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