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News - May 3, 2013

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Man found dead at Pleasanton Ridge Park

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday morning at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

A search for the man, reported missing Monday night, forced the Foothill staging area to be closed for about four hours, according to a news release from the Pleasanton Police Department.

"Ultimately, late last night, the man's car was located in the parking lot of the Pleasanton Ridge Park, which is East Bay Parks Police Jurisdiction," the report says. "The two agencies worked together to try to locate the missing man."

At around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, the man's body was discovered in the hills at the park. The Alameda County Coroner's office will conduct an investigation to determine the official cause of the man's death.

His name has not been released.

Missing link opens

The Iron Horse Trail's last Pleasanton link, which connects Santa Rita Road to the Pleasanton/Dublin BART station, was formally dedicated Wednesday.

The 1.5 mile link is part of the East Bay Green Transportation Initiative, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER II grant; the East Bay Regional Park District Measure WW park bond; the Caltrans Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation program; the Alameda County Transportation Commission; and the city of Pleasanton.

The Iron Horse Trail is a paved pedestrian and bicycle trail located primarily within the former Southern Pacific Railroad right of way established in 1891 and abandoned in 1977. In 1998 a license agreement was entered into by and between EBRPD and Alameda County for the purpose of constructing a trail within this right of way.

When completed, the trail will offer a continuous multi-use pathway extending from Martinez on the Carquinez Strait to the San Joaquin County line near the Altamont Pass.

Library helps job searches

The Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., offers free 20-minute consultations with an experienced employment recruiter, to include help with resume writing, finding employment websites, and applying for jobs online. For an appointment, call the Reference Desk at 931-3400, ext. 7.

This is an ongoing service. Library programs are free and open to everyone.


Posted by Jon Krueger, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 9, 2013 at 9:12 pm do I get from the Iron Horse to Stanley? What trail is that?

Posted by Jeesh, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Looks like a cut and paste gone bad.