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Pleasanton's popular animal control officer retires today

Roy Ficken will be honored today for his 30 years of service as Pleasanton's animal control officer at a special retirement...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Betsy, on May 27, 2011 at 4:02 am | 18 comments | 18745 Views

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County reports 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pleasanton

Pleasanton continues to lead the Tri-Valley in confirmed patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 43 cases, as...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2020
Last comment by Elderly Shelterer, on May 11, 2020 at 10:28 am | 24 comments | 18635 Views

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2014 Pleasanton Weekly Readers Choice winners

The balloting is wrapped up, the votes are counted and we're ready to reveal who Pleasanton Weekly readers chose as their...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by Pleasantonian, on Jul 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm | 31 comments | 18449 Views

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BART strike postponed again - this time for 7 days (or is it 60 days?)

BART's unions agreed Sunday night to postpone a scheduled strike against the transit system for at least seven days at the...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2013
Last comment by Nomad, on Aug 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm | 27 comments | 18435 Views

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New Leaf Community Markets closing Pleasanton store

New Leaf Community Markets has announced it will soon close its Pleasanton grocery store, which anchors the Vintage Hills...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Common Sense, on Feb 1, 2017 at 2:27 pm | 55 comments | 18275 Views

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Electric car charging stations now require special credit card, $1 an hour fee

A special credit card is now required for electric car owners who want to use downtown charging stations. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Greenbird, on Apr 15, 2012 at 11:13 am | 18 comments | 18265 Views

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Pleasanton school district superintendent placed on administrative leave

Pleasanton school district Superintendent Rick Rubino has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Dec 23, 2016 at 9:11 am | 40 comments | 18065 Views

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Pleasanton's State Senator DeSaulnier suggests law to block BART strikes

As BART's unions agreed to postpone a scheduled strike against the transit system, one California lawmaker is suggesting...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 13, 2013 at 8:00 am | 44 comments | 18004 Views

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Winter Wonderland is a golden project

A Winter Wonderful is returning to Main Street to put smiles on faces that may not always have a reason to smile. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Just asking..., on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm | 2 comments | 17906 Views

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School, city activist Julie Testa seeking election as Pleasanton mayor

Julie Testa, a former member of the city's Human Resources Commission and a longtime advocate of measures to reduce school...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:32 am | 21 comments | 17894 Views

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Cancer takes life of former Pleasanton Mayor Ken Mercer

Former Pleasanton Mayor Ken Mercer died early this morning after a long battle with cancer. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2014/01/14/cancer-takes-li...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by c d gigliotti, on Jan 25, 2014 at 12:57 pm | 48 comments | 17774 Views

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Lab researchers find tie in rain, global warming

A new study by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists shows that observed changes in global (ocean and land) precipitation...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Sam, on Nov 13, 2013 at 10:00 am | 9 comments | 17715 Views

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Presenting our Tri-Valley Heroes

The Pleasanton Weekly and its sister online publications -- Dublin Tri-Valley Views, San Ramon Express and Danville Express...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by Nancy Johnsen, on Dec 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 17685 Views

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Perplexed by book critics, women share own tales of pushy parents

Despite national headlines drawn to Pleasanton after vicious reactions to "Tales from Swankville," the 40 or so women gathered...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Good Read, on Aug 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm | 74 comments | 17680 Views

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Groundbreaking today for new courthouse, Alameda County building in Dublin

Construction work on a new East County Hall of Justice is underway with a formal groundbreaking at 1 p.m. today in Dublin. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Bill, on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 7 comments | 17660 Views

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Planners OK 2-story building to replace Pastime Pool

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has given final approval to a developer's plan to tear down the 104-year-old Pastime Pool...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by curious, on May 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm | 28 comments | 17649 Views

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Jury convicts Pleasanton woman of murder for fatal DUI on Highway 84

A Pleasanton woman with a history of drunk driving was found guilty of second-degree murder last week at the end of a jury...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by urmomz, on Mar 20, 2020 at 10:09 pm | 19 comments | 17629 Views

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SEC alleges $40M Ponzi scheme involving Pleasanton businessman

A Pleasanton man has been implicated in a $40-million Ponzi scheme by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Trisha, on Jun 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm | 36 comments | 17470 Views

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City: Historic downtown Pleasanton home demolished without permit

Pleasanton city leaders are lamenting the loss of a historic home on Second Street, which was allegedly torn down earlier...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Grumpy, on Aug 19, 2019 at 10:53 pm | 63 comments | 17372 Views

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Opportunities bring responsibilities, say this year's grads

They stand on the bridge, with one foot in Pleasanton and the other poised to step into the future. College and careers await...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2010
Last comment by The Law, on May 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 8 comments | 17109 Views
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