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Pickering quitting Alameda County Fair post to take top job at Cal Expo

Long-time Alameda County Fair CEO and Bay Area Boy Scout executive Rick Pickering has been hired as the new general manager...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by D, on Dec 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 6 comments | 2055 Views

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For Tuesday 1/17: Pleasanton Lions annual Crab Feed

The event is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave. No host bar at 6 p.m.,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 20, 2012 at 10:03 am | 6 comments | 883 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Livermore church presenting live nativity production through tonight

Trinity Church Livermore is presenting its 22nd annual Live Drive-Through Nativity production of the story of Jesus' birth...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2012
Last comment by Steverino, on Dec 20, 2012 at 7:38 am | 3 comments | 2503 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Zuckerberg donates $500 million to foundation that supports Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that he is giving nearly $500 million in Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Jill, on Dec 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 869 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feinstein to Introduce updated assault weapons bill in new Congress

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), author of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban that expired in 2004, announced this week that...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Daniel Bradford, on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm | 16 comments | 1561 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Calif Teachers Indirectly Own 6% of Bushmaster

The nation will be faced with a great number of questions as talk turns to how to prevent the next massacre. We will talk...

Original post made by A Neighbor on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Bug Zapper, on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:00 am | 32 comments | 1584 Views

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Pleasanton Chamber closing for holidays starting at noon today

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will close its offices starting at noon Friday and lasting through the holidays. The offices...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Merchant, on Dec 19, 2012 at 9:05 am | 2 comments | 813 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Less Guns, More Crime...(The Aussie Lesson)

In support of John Lott's extensive research on guns in America (see his book "More Guns, Less Crime"... http://www.amazon.com/More-Guns-Less-Crime-Understanding/dp/0226493660 it...

Original post made by 2nd Amendment Supporter on Dec. 15, 2012
Last comment by dublinmike, on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm | 18 comments | 1498 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Amador Valley High helping needy students

Counselors at Amador Valley High School will accept gift cards from the public today to give to students and their families...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 1044 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1112 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Counselors stationed at all Pleasanton elementary schools today to help students cope with Sandy Hook tragedy

The Pleasanton school district will have a counselor or a psychologist at every elementary school today to help students...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2012
Last comment by William, on Dec 18, 2012 at 8:54 am | 5 comments | 1763 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pleasanton Gossipers Are Not Amused: Call for Strict Censorship

As reported by Marvin on the Community at War site, at least one of Pleasanton's gossip queens is calling for a shutdown...

Original post made by Teddy on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm | 21 comments | 1574 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Niles Canyon Road cyclist killed when bike hits rock

The bicyclist who died Saturday after crashing into a rock near Fremont was an engineer at Cisco Systems, the giant networking...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Teresa, on Dec 15, 2012 at 1:03 am | 4 comments | 1727 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Gov. Brown being treated for prostate cancer

Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced Wednesday that the governor is being treated for prostate cancer. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm | 9 comments | 1133 Views

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'King tides' hitting coast, shoreline today, offering amateur photographers special viewing opportunities

The Bay Area can expect higher tides than usual along the coast, giving local photographers a chance to capture scenes that...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Teddy, on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm | 5 comments | 1090 Views

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Dublin Safeway robbed, third pharmacy holdup attempt in two days

Safeway in Dublin was locked down for about an hour Thursday afternoon, from about 12:40 to 1:40 p.m., after the pharmacy...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Jake, on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm | 9 comments | 1225 Views

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PW Website Facilitates Cyberbullying

Pleasanton Weekly, when are you going to put an end to the facilitation of cyberbullying on your website? Clearly, Marvin...

Original post made by Stacey on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm | 7 comments | 1367 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Goes to War over Yearbook Photo

It has been an awful several days of contentious debate for the Pleasanton community. On one side has been the Authoritarians...

Original post made by Marvin on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm | 35 comments | 2449 Views

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Nose Ring Boy no Role Model

(Post deemed inappropriate by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff) ...

Original post made by resident on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by MELANIE, on Dec 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm | 10 comments | 1000 Views

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car parked downtown

Anyone out there know who the Maserati that is always parked near W. Angela @Main belongs too? plates are something like...

Original post made by Papa John on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by DB, on Dec 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 1058 Views
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Circumstances without Pomp
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
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