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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 | 1754 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 | 1512 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 | 1612 Views

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VFW members distribute 'Buddy Poppies' to help veterans

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ambrose D. Regalia Post 6298 distributed Buddy Poppies over the Memorial Day weekend...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 29, 2013 at 9:45 am | 2 comments | 2893 Views

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Teens target today as day to turn off cell phones, other electronics

Some Pleasanton teens have targeted today as a time for everyone to turn off their cell phones, televisions and computers...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by Luddite, on Jun 4, 2013 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 4537 Views

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Principals reflect on their time at Pleasanton schools

Pleasanton's three departing veteran principals all have different backgrounds, but they share a common message: The key...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by ccon44, on Jun 11, 2013 at 7:56 am | 2 comments | 2152 Views

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Graduating students answer the question: 'How has high school prepared you for the future?'

There will be very few times in the "real world" where I will need to solve the integral of a polynomial or recite verses...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Proud Parents, on Jun 12, 2013 at 7:35 am | 2 comments | 1739 Views

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Hundreds turn out for Rotary's 20th annual downtown Father's Day Spirit Run

More than 1,300 runners turned out Sunday for the 20th annual Father's Day Spirit Run, an event hosted by the Rotary Club...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Renee Marchol, on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm | 2 comments | 1958 Views

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Marge Headley turns 100, thanks to positive attitude and good genes

A Pleasanton resident for more than 30 years, Margerie "Marge" Headley turned 100 earlier this month and now prepares to...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Dorothy Broderson , on Jun 18, 2013 at 10:42 am | 2 comments | 2206 Views

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BART board approves $1.5 billion budget for 2013/14 fiscal year

BART directors have approved a $1.5 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 that includes spending for 401 new...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Gary Schwaegerle, on Jun 19, 2013 at 9:31 am | 2 comments | 1747 Views

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Former pro boxer indicted in string of bank robberies in Pleasanton, 5 other communities

A former boxing champion has been indicted by a federal grand jury for robbing six banks, including a March 12 holdup at...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm | 2 comments | 1964 Views

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Heroes, 'unflappable' city planner earn service awards

Described as unflappable in her dealings with the public, Pleasanton Planning Department Manager Janice Stern joined with...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2013
Last comment by wilrob12, on Jun 30, 2013 at 7:59 am | 2 comments | 1665 Views

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Neighborhood hosts invited to join in Pleasanton's 'Night out Against Crime'

Pleasanton will hold its annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6 and the Police Department is seeking neighborhoods...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by Sharon, on Jul 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm | 2 comments | 2243 Views

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Honda convertible stripped in Pleasanton driveway on Mairmont Drive

Part of the interior of a car parked in a driveway was stripped overnight July 21, according to police reports. Both front...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 26, 2013 at 3:28 pm | 2 comments | 4370 Views

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Safeway receives 2013 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award

Pleasanton-based Safeway Corp. is one of 15 recipients of the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Sep 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm | 2 comments | 5187 Views

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Pleasanton preparing for possible BART strike

The city of Pleasanton is working with BART and the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm | 2 comments | 1697 Views

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Japanese team wins first Little League Intermediate World Series

The first Little League World Series for the new Intermediate Division ended last night in Livermore, with Izumisano Little...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm | 2 comments | 2205 Views

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Ex-Granada High teacher sentenced to 3 years in prison for sex assault, but then released

A female former Livermore high school teacher was sentenced Tuesday to three years in state prison for sexually assaulting...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Aug 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm | 2 comments | 2077 Views

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Smoke grenade sparks fire at Army base in Dublin

Firefighters contained a grass fire that burned about 170 acres near the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin Tuesday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 22, 2013 at 3:20 am | 2 comments | 3121 Views

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5 hospitalized after motorist evading police plows into 3 cars in Livermore

An Oakland man was arrested after he led police on a chase and then crashed into three cars in Livermore Tuesday morning. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Sirena, on Aug 28, 2013 at 8:46 pm | 2 comments | 1779 Views
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