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Albertsons, Safeway receive clearance for proposed merger

AB Acquisition LLC, which owns Boise-based Albertsons, and Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. announced yesterday that they have...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sad, 1 hours ago | 1 comment | 673 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board looks at 4 new high school courses tonight

The Pleasanton school board will be discussing the possibility of four new high school courses for the 2015-16 school year...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Lori, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 1566 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board discusses laptop program for Pleasanton middle schools

The Pleasanton school board heard a report from middle school principals at its meeting last night about a proposal to expand...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by The Dude, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 887 Views

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Millennials seek smaller houses, but won't sacrifice details

As Millennials begin to enter the home buying market in larger numbers, homes will get a little smaller, laundry rooms will...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Joanne Berson, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 671 Views

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Dublin Council ends two months of debate, chooses Wehrenberg for vacant seat

After nearly 15 hours of public and closed-door meetings over the last two months, the Dublin City Council last night voted...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Dana, 17 hours ago | 4 comments | 1210 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Zone 7 urges everyone to keep conserving water use

Despite all that rain in December, serious drought conditions persist and Zone 7 urges everyone in its service area to continue...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 7 comments | 1303 Views

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Financial reports for 16th Assembly District candidates show Orinda councilman ahead

Fundraising is well under way for candidates eyeing the 16th State Assembly District that includes Pleasanton, a position...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by e, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 1990 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

IRS warns about phone scams, phishing as 2015 tax season gets underway

The IRS is kicking off the Dirty Dozen tax scams campaign for 2015 this week with pervasive phone scam and phishing the first...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Longtimer, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:03 am | 5 comments | 1513 Views

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Pleasanton police see increase in daytime home burglaries

Pleasanton police put out a warning Thursday through Nixle about an increase in daytime residential burglaries. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Jan 27, 2015 at 9:43 am | 31 comments | 4718 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schoool district revises plan for special education students

The Pleasanton school district decided Tuesday night to look at providing better services for special needs children -- and...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by Keri, on Jan 27, 2015 at 9:11 am | 77 comments | 7203 Views

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Firefighters to get 3% raises in each of next 4 years

Unionized firefighters in the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department are being offered 3% pay increases each year over the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Arnold, on Jan 27, 2015 at 3:54 am | 30 comments | 2148 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton names new finance director

Tina Olson has been named the new Finance Director for the city of Pleasanton, succeeding Emily Wagner, who is retiring but...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Jan 26, 2015 at 11:42 am | 6 comments | 3213 Views

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Pleasanton teen talks about 'American Idol' audition

A Pleasanton teen is set to appear on Fox television next week as part of her audition for the 14th season of "American Idol"...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:31 am | 5 comments | 3077 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unemployment rates down across Bay Area in November

Unemployment rates across the Bay Area dropped in November, compared with a year ago, according to data released Friday from...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Drusilla, on Jan 26, 2015 at 4:40 am | 2 comments | 997 Views

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Christmas Day burglary suspects arrested

Pleasanton police arrested four men yesterday who are suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of of metal, electrical...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Cornell, on Jan 26, 2015 at 4:29 am | 14 comments | 4393 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Finding a fresh perspective with life coaches

When Caroline, 42, welcomed a woman into her home, courtesy of Airbnb, the two ended up having some good conversations. The...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Julia, on Jan 26, 2015 at 3:21 am | 9 comments | 3199 Views

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Police seize couple with stolen mail from Pleasanton, Livermore

Livermore police arrested two people from San Francisco on Christmas Eve with a car full of stolen packages from a number...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Nolan, on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:57 am | 7 comments | 3549 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

3 reasons to get started on education planning in 2014

Education planning for your children or grandchildren is one of the most important financial goals you could plan for in...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Shezad, on Jan 25, 2015 at 11:42 pm | 9 comments | 1683 Views

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Safeway declares quarterly dividend as Albertsons take-over nears completion

Pleasanton-headquartered Safeway, Inc.s board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per share,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Coleman, on Jan 25, 2015 at 11:06 pm | 8 comments | 4019 Views

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Bonilla, Buchanan debate at State Senate candidate forum

Two Democrats hoping to become the region's next state senator shared their views on key topics while making their cases...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by interesting, on Jan 24, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 5 comments | 1442 Views
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Swalwell running for Congress again, will pass on Senate campaign
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