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5 Girl Scouts awarded top honors for helping others

Five Girl Scouts have received their Gold Award, a feat only 1 percent of all Girl Scouts achieve and is the highest achievement...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Jul 1, 2010 at 7:18 pm | 3 comments | 2344 Views

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Long backups at Bay Bridge as new tolls go into effect

Traffic backups were extensive and visibly irritating yesterday for motorists waiting to pay higher and new tolls on the...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 2, 2010 at 7:43 pm | 3 comments | 1559 Views

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A profound romance with the Alameda County Fair

I didn't expect to feel the way I do about our local county fair. I look forward to the three-week summer festival as I would...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by maverick, on Jul 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm | 3 comments | 2234 Views

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BART board takes another look at Oakland Airport connector

BART directors Thursday approved spending more of the transit agency's own money to finance the Oakland Airport Connector...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by Wordpress Themes, on Aug 2, 2010 at 4:12 am | 3 comments | 1796 Views

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Oakland to give voters choice of 3 new taxes in effort to close $50-million deficit

The Oakland City Council voted Monday night to put three tax measures on the November ballot that if approved would help...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jul 27, 2010 at 8:42 pm | 3 comments | 1645 Views

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Same-sex marriages to resume in California Wednesday unless 9th Circuit Court says no

A federal judge in San Francisco today declined to block gay and lesbian weddings as a court battle over California's ban...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by Kyra, on Aug 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 3 comments | 1739 Views

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Judge orders Wells Fargo to pay customers $203-million for 'unfair' overdraft fees

A spokeswoman for Wells Fargo Bank said Wednesday the institution will appeal a ruling by a federal judge in San Francisco...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2010
Last comment by Great Example, on Aug 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm | 3 comments | 1799 Views

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Developer announces new 69-home subdivision in Dublin

K. Hovnanian Homes is planning a new neighborhood of single-family homes at Positano, a master-planned community in the rolling...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2010
Last comment by PAMELA, on Aug 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm | 3 comments | 1828 Views

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Salmonella concerns continue over some Iowa-produced eggs in local markets

State officials this week provided a list of stores and product numbers related to the distribution and recall of eggs from...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2010
Last comment by Really?, on Aug 21, 2010 at 9:15 pm | 3 comments | 1842 Views

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Services tomorrow for John McWilliams

Services for John Brendan McWilliams will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Pleasanton. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:22 am | 3 comments | 2030 Views

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Thousands jams Goodguys' 24th annual car show at Fairgrounds

Colorful classic cars of all makes and models filled the Alameda County Fairgrounds over the 3-day-long Goodguys' 24th West...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Afordmodel, on Aug 31, 2010 at 11:15 am | 3 comments | 2465 Views

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Valley Humane Society to break ground for new digs

The Valley Humane Society is holding a groundbreaking and ribbon cutting for the public at its site on Nevada Street at 5:30...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by Mary, on Sep 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 3 comments | 1709 Views

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RV show returns to fairgrounds along with public's interest in recreational travel

With interest in traveling in motor homes and RVs on the rise, attendance at the 16th Annual Northern California Fall RV...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 10, 2010 at 10:09 am | 3 comments | 2210 Views

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Buchanan to kick off her 15th Assembly District re-election campaign tomorrow

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, a Democrat who represents Plesanton's 15th Assembly District, is starting off her campaign by...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2010
Last comment by John, on Sep 11, 2010 at 9:29 pm | 3 comments | 1752 Views

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Prop. 8 trial judge to leave post Dec. 31 to retire

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker of San Francisco, who struck down California's Proposition 8, announced Wednesday...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm | 3 comments | 1979 Views

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Bands on parade

Seventy-six trombones, possibly more, will march through town tomorrow morning as Pleasanton welcomes middle and high school...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2010
Last comment by Foothill Band Publicity- Steffi Gross, on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:10 am | 3 comments | 1937 Views

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Pleasanton Willie Mays fan hopes Giants do better in Philadelphia

Everyone has Giants fever now but Vivian Fuller, a resident at Parkview Assisted Living in Pleasanton, has been a fan forever....

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2010
Last comment by Rick, on Oct 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm | 3 comments | 1986 Views

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Green Scene Fair draws vendors and visitors

Perhaps part of it was preaching to the choir, but Pleasanton's first-ever Green Scene Fair yesterday has been pronounced...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2010
Last comment by Ms Green, on Oct 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm | 3 comments | 1764 Views

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Donate your old cell phones to support our troops

With the holidays approaching, so many of our nations' young men and women are serving in remote locations away from family...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by Bill T, on Oct 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm | 3 comments | 3921 Views

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BART adds longer trains, a bit of Giants cheers for rides to China Basin this afternoon

As tens of thousands of baseball fans surge into San Francisco's China Basin to watch Games 1 and 2 of the World Series,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by maria's friend, on Oct 28, 2010 at 8:30 am | 3 comments | 1656 Views
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