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U.S.women's water polo team meets Spain today to vie for gold medal

Mountain View native Adam Krikorian almost made the mistake of the 2012 London Olympics. Thankfully, Stanford freshman Maggie...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2012
Last comment by Awesome !, on Aug 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm | 2 comments | 1231 Views

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Richmond refinery fire largely contained; BART, bridge traffic back to normal

A large fire that blazed last night at Chevron's Richmond refinery compromised air quality and prompted a shelter-in-place...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 8, 2012 at 6:44 am | 2 comments | 2293 Views

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Occupancy rates improving at Hacienda business Park

Pleasanton's Hacienda Business Park is reporting a significant improvements in its occupancy rates for the first half of...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by franco, on Aug 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm | 1 comment | 1518 Views

AROUND TOWN

KPIX confirms that Seattle weathercaster will replace Pleasanton's Roberta Gonzales as weekday anchor

KPIX, the CBS station in San Francisco, confirmed Tuesday that it is replacing Roberta Gonzales as its weeknight weather...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm | 13 comments | 2780 Views

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Record-low mortgage rates lead to jump in refinancing

Mortgage applications increased 16.9% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's for...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by TT, on Aug 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm | 4 comments | 2674 Views

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Landing on Mars

Watching the newest man-made rover, Curiosity, land on Mars was a marvel to watch this evening. When people can get together...

Original post made by dublinmike on Aug. 5, 2012
Last comment by ohBoy, on Aug 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm | 14 comments | 1103 Views

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Safeway gets OK for gas station at its new Pleasanton store

Safeway will add a three-bay, nine-pump self-service discount gasoline station to its new Lifestyle supermarket in Pleasanton. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Dr. Bill Wattenberg, on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 23 comments | 1707 Views

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Fantastic Fast & Furious Fitness Festival

As both a participant and volunteer at this year's Fast & Furious Festival to raise awareness and research money for ALS...

Original post made by Jeff on Aug. 7, 2012
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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Ca 500-plus 'special' funds;, Jerry wants more

CA has over 500 'special' funds....sort of 'slush' funds. Last week we learned of over $53 million in hidden state parks....

Original post made by Taxpayer on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by Ken Lay, on Aug 7, 2012 at 8:52 am | 9 comments | 1124 Views

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Fast and Furious Festival coming Sunday in Pleasanton

The second annual Fast and Furious Festival will be held in downtown Pleasanton starting at 8 a.m. Sunday and is expected...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Jeff, on Aug 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm | 2 comments | 1176 Views

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Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict Military From Voting!

So, those "military loving" Obama campaign team members are "showing their love" for our military by suing to restrict their...

Original post made by Respect for Military on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Mittens, on Aug 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm | 26 comments | 1469 Views

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Crowds cheer Thorne at rally for his election as Pleasanton mayor

City Councilman and candidate for mayor Jerry Thorne told more than 100 supporters at his recent fundraising reception that...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2012
Last comment by Ditto, curious too, on Aug 6, 2012 at 12:26 am | 24 comments | 1950 Views

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Sharks Ice rink

When all the controversy about the land off of El Charro was the big news, there was a section of land that the San Jose...

Original post made by tango on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Gabby, on Aug 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm | 20 comments | 2492 Views

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Prop. 8 sponsors appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to uphold state's same-sex marriage ban

As promised, supporters of California's Proposition 8 appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to uphold the state's voter-approved...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2012
Last comment by Ur a Bigot, on Aug 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm | 5 comments | 917 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Friday first day of new BART pilot program for bicycles

Bike riders had a little more freedom when using BART Friday. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=9818...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by b, on Aug 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm | 3 comments | 1361 Views

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Former Pleasanton mortgage firm being sued by clients

A man accused of attacking his roommate at his mansion in unincorporated Livermore is now facing a civil case involving the...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Sue, on Aug 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 1474 Views

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Public meeting to hear Vintage Hills traffic concerns

With traffic on Touriga and Palomino drives in upper Vintage Hills now averaging more than 2,000 vehicles a day, Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by anymom, on Aug 4, 2012 at 8:32 am | 11 comments | 1798 Views

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Police log: Cops nab would-be car burglar

A San Jose man was arrested in the early morning hours of July 29 by a Pleasanton police officer who spotted him wearing...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by unknown, on Aug 4, 2012 at 1:04 am | 2 comments | 1335 Views

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Lawsuits against city of Pleasanton not uncommon

Pleasanton police Chief Dave Spiller confirms there is an internal investigation into actions of a K-9 officer, but such...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Matt P., on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:08 am | 23 comments | 2073 Views

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'Plan Now: Caregiving Your Parent' program being broadcast on TV30's Channel 28 this week

How do you start planning when your elderly parents are in need of support/care? What resources are available? "Plan Now:...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2012
Last comment by Cindy, on Aug 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm | 3 comments | 1062 Views
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