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Safeway's chairman Steve Burd announces his retirement

Safeway Inc., which is headquartered in Pleasanton, announced Wednesday that Steve Burd, its long-time Chairman and CEO,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 946 Views

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Man stabbed outside downtown Pleasanton restaurant after fight

A man was stabbed in a fight at a Pleasanton bar early Saturday morning, according to police. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=10656...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2013
Last comment by Lahommed, on Jan 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm | 12 comments | 1190 Views

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Plastic bag ban now in effect in Pleasanton grocery stores

Pleasanton and other Alameda County grocery stores and retailers selling packaged foods or alcohol are now required to stop...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2013
Last comment by Claudette , on Jan 7, 2013 at 11:25 am | 38 comments | 3415 Views

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New laws focus on in-car texting, red light cameras, party buses

Texting while driving, red-light cameras and party buses are among the targets of new driving-related laws that took effect...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Don, on Jan 7, 2013 at 10:36 am | 13 comments | 2262 Views

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U.S. Appeals Court overturns order requiring Wells Fargo to pay back debit card customers

A federal appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday overturned a lower court order requiring Wells Fargo Bank to pay its California...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by consumer without debt, on Jan 6, 2013 at 9:09 am | 4 comments | 1571 Views

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Ban on Paper and Plastic starts on Tuesday

Is Dublin adopting the ban on paper and plastic shopping bags starting the first of the year? I ask that because if they...

Original post made by Long Time Resident on Dec. 27, 2012
Last comment by Fran, on Jan 5, 2013 at 9:58 pm | 39 comments | 3814 Views

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El Balazo restaurant couple sentenced for tax evasion, other charges

Marino Sandoval and his wife Nicole, the Pleasanton couple who owned and ran the El Balazo restaurants in Pleasanton, Danville,...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by Jimmy McGill, on Jan 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm | 36 comments | 1839 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Oakland seeks help from Massachusetts-based agency, ex-L.A. police chief to solve growing crime problem

Looking for fresh ideas to solve Oakland's growing crime problem, Mayor Jean Quan and Police Chief Howard Jordan announced...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by Hopeful, on Jan 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm | 2 comments | 1277 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

New law allows inmates Imprisoned as youths to seek new sentences

Some California inmates sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed as juveniles will be...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 5, 2013 at 9:43 am | 5 comments | 2812 Views

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Reusable bag ordinance goes into effect tomorrow in Pleasanton, but not San Ramon

Starting tomorrow, New Years's Day, the reusable bag ordinance is in effect which states that grocery stores, mini-marts,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by Phil, on Jan 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm | 44 comments | 14136 Views

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It's 'Spare the Air Day' again today

A second Spare the Air Day has been called for today, banning the burning of wood and solid fuel, according to the Bay Area...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Truth, on Jan 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 4 comments | 1413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

10th Ryan Gordon Foothill-Amador Alumni soccer game set for Jan. 5.

Four decades of soccer players from Pleasanton schools will be playing in the 10th Ryan Gordon Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Curt Gordon, on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:05 am | 3 comments | 1317 Views

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Class Action Lawsuit V. Pleasanton Weekly?

There is a topic posted on your page called Moral Turpitude. I am no genius but no one was accused of or charged in the false...

Original post made by Not Cool PW on Dec. 22, 2012
Last comment by Ground beef, on Jan 3, 2013 at 6:42 am | 13 comments | 1214 Views

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S.F. shopper arrested for shoplifting at Stoneridge Mall also charged with having counterfeit money

A San Francisco woman was arrested for four felonies and one misdemeanor after a Dec. 19 shoplifting incident at Nordstrom,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by Libertarian, on Jan 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 10 comments | 1171 Views

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On final day of 2012, Pleasanton Weekly's Holiday Fund needs your help

On the last day in 2012, what better time is there to consider turning your thoughts to supporting local nonprofit agencies...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by Julie Testa, on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:32 am | 12 comments | 2568 Views

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Special election set for May 7 to fill vacant Pleasanton Council seat

Voters will be asked to choose a candidate for the Pleasanton City Council May 7 in a special election that will be by mail-in...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by Freedom has a cost, on Jan 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm | 17 comments | 1265 Views

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BART will run until 3 a.m.tomorrow morning

New Year's Eve revelers who don't want to drive to San Francisco events tonight can travel back to Pleasanton and nearby...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by William Tell, on Dec 31, 2012 at 7:08 pm | 1 comment | 1065 Views

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Upscale, high-density apartment project planned for Bernal-Stanley corner

A 16-acre site at the southeast corner of Bernal Avenue and Stanley Boulevard where Home Depot once proposed to build a second...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2012
Last comment by john, on Dec 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm | 20 comments | 1500 Views

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S.F.'s Exploratorium offers free admission today before it moves to new location

After decades of educating students, tourists and Bay Area residents about the wacky ways of biology, physics, chemistry...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by Stephen, on Dec 31, 2012 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 1527 Views

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Fremont Developer John Wong Purchased Scott Haggerty's Livermore House

The San Francisco Chronicle reported last week that when County Supervisor Scott Haggerty could not sell his house, John...

Original post made by Toxic Conflict of Interest on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by Silly, on Dec 31, 2012 at 6:30 am | 2 comments | 2211 Views
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