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Oakland mayor names Jordan police chief, hires new fire chief

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Wednesday announced that interim police Chief Howard Jordan will head the Police Department on a...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by steve, on Feb 3, 2012 at 9:01 am | 3 comments | 1653 Views

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County Fair director, chamber chairwoman, and baby makes three

April Mitchell has quite a year ahead. She's not only director of marketing and public relations for the Alameda County Fair...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2012
Last comment by Jon, on Feb 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 3 comments | 2292 Views

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A Giants thrill

Braxton Fletcher, 11, combined his love of baseball with a school project to visit the Giants in spring training in Scottsdale,...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2012
Last comment by Pro-Law, on Mar 8, 2012 at 9:42 am | 3 comments | 1959 Views

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Going for the Gold in scouting

Rebecca Rodriguez, who turns 17 next week, has been in Scouting since she was a toddler in a stroller, remembering those...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by Heidi Hasz, on Mar 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 2075 Views

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Amador Valley's Mock trial team headed for state finals

The Amador Valley High School Mock Trial team is gearing up for California state finals after beating Oakland's Bishop O'Dowd...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2012
Last comment by S.C., on Mar 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 2675 Views

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Calling all women in the Tri-Valley

Join GNON (Girls Night Out Networking) for our fifth annual TRADESHOW. Over 20 booths. Bring business cards, fliers, friends....

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2012
Last comment by Claudette , on Apr 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 3 comments | 1582 Views

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Parks and Recreation Commission to hear update on waterslides tonight

The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. tonight to hear an update on the status of the waterslides...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2012
Last comment by Jeff Durban, on Apr 16, 2012 at 9:33 am | 3 comments | 1943 Views

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Livermore Lab team discovers six new elements

Dawn Shaughnessy and her team at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are pushing the boundaries of the physical world,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2012
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm | 3 comments | 11956 Views

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Pleasanton hosts free recycling and e-waste collection program tomorrow

As one of its signature Earth Week events, the city of Pleasanton will host a Free Community Recycling and E-waste from 10...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 20, 2012 at 10:53 am | 3 comments | 2638 Views

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Human skull found on conveyor belt at Pleasanton recycling center

A human skull was found at a Pleasanton recycling center Friday morning as workers were separating recyclables on a conveyor...

Original post made on May. 8, 2012
Last comment by Oh My, on May 8, 2012 at 10:45 pm | 3 comments | 1790 Views

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Livermore police investigating home-invasion robbery

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a home in Livermore early Tuesday morning. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=9369...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by Carlos, on May 30, 2012 at 11:00 am | 3 comments | 2256 Views

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Congratulations to our first Find the Fair logo ticket winner!

Congratulations to ==B Bill Bennett,== the winner of four Alameda County Fair tickets in the first week of the Find the Fair...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by sharon, on Jun 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm | 3 comments | 1654 Views

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Historian, author Craig Smith at downtown Pleasanton book store today

Author Craig Smith draws upon military records, diary entries, personal interviews and his own extensive on-the-ground reporting...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2012
Last comment by kim, on Jun 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm | 3 comments | 1926 Views

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San Francisco looking out to Modesto to boost its water supply

A part of San Francisco's future water supply that would be sourced from the Modesto area hangs in the balance as water district...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Lahommed, on Jun 27, 2012 at 10:27 am | 3 comments | 2433 Views

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Summer wine stroll from 6-9 p.m. tonight in downtown Pleasanton

The Pleasanton Downtown Association is holding its 12th annual Summer Wine Stroll from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, June 28, in downtown...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm | 3 comments | 2038 Views

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San Ramon police seek help in jewelry store robbery, fatal shooting

San Ramon Police have issued a warrant for the fourth suspect associated with the May 30 robbery of the Gold N Treasures...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by KW, on Jul 23, 2012 at 8:53 am | 3 comments | 1821 Views

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Blind Nurserock band performing tonight at Concerts in the Park

Bring family, friends, and a blanket to tonight's concert in the park from 7-8:30 p.m. at Lions Wayside Park at the corner...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by steven, on Jul 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 3 comments | 1800 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 | 1836 Views

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Take a survey on your rainwater use

Ph.D. candidate Neeraja Havaligi is asking Pleasanton residents to take an online survey for her to use with her thesis on...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2012
Last comment by Beeky, on Aug 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm | 3 comments | 3065 Views

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Pleasanton-based DSRSD recognized for cost savings

The Dublin San Ramon Services District has received the "Organizational Excellence Award" from the California Association...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by Arnold, on Aug 28, 2012 at 2:35 am | 3 comments | 2097 Views
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