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Bay Area representatives prepare for new president

Emboldened by an increased Democratic majority in both houses of Congress, the California legislature and the upcoming swearing-in...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 13, 2009 at 1:20 pm | 2 comments | 1592 Views

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Brain Matters

Our brains are vital organs that deserve the same attention to care and maintenance as our hearts. Engaging in active learning...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Jan 16, 2009 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 1751 Views

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COMMENTARY: Daunting numbers for job losses

It was not like we were not warned. They were expected. Yet, the reality of the numbers was quite sobering. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 1836 Views

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Home Depot closures include EXPO Design Center in Dublin

Home Depot has announced plans to close several Bay Area EXPO Design Center and Yardbirds stores due to poor performance,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by patron of Main St, on Jan 27, 2009 at 11:41 am | 2 comments | 2786 Views

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Police name employees of the year

Officer Roy Gamez and Shannon Revel were recently recognized by the Pleasanton Police Department in its annual program honoring...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Steve Cordero, on Apr 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm | 2 comments | 1550 Views

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BART station moves to completion, apartments put on hold

Next month, work will begin on constructing pedestrian walkways on the Pleasanton and Dublin sides of the new BART station...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Realist, on Feb 6, 2009 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 1644 Views

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Donations still being accepted for Zuffa family

Donations are still trickling in for the family of a woman who received second- and third-degree burns to her body after...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Janet Pelletier, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Feb 23, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 1710 Views

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Police officer, employees honored for service

Officer Joe Leonardo was named 2006 Officer of the Year by his peers in the Pleasanton Police Department. Joining the force...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Mar 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm | 2 comments | 1773 Views

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SEC alleges $40M Ponzi scheme involving Pleasanton businessman

A Pleasanton man has been implicated in a $40-million Ponzi scheme by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by OldFriend, on Mar 12, 2009 at 6:02 pm | 2 comments | 1817 Views

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Commentary: Ponderosa project a benefit to seniors, local economy

Ponderosa Homes is "shovel-ready"--the current buzz-word--to start construction within the next few months of its multi-million-dollar,...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2009
Last comment by Moxley, on Mar 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm | 2 comments | 1803 Views

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Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund checks totaling $138,715 given to 7 nonprofits

Checks totaling $138,715 were distributed this week to seven local nonprofits that were beneficiaries of the 2008-09 Pleasanton...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by Claudette McDermott, on Mar 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 1825 Views

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Thursday's weather forecast for Pleasanton, Tri-Valley

Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley are expected to be partly cloudy and have fog this morning, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon....

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by Janet Pelletier, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Mar 27, 2009 at 10:32 am | 2 comments | 1518 Views

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Firefighters, police salute along Interstate 580

Members of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and local police saluted along Interstate 580 overcrossings this morning...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by Phyllis, on Mar 27, 2009 at 9:32 pm | 2 comments | 1965 Views

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Water content from Sierra snowpack now at 81% of normal

The water content of the snowpack in the state is 81 percent of normal for this date, the California Department of Water...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by PToWN94566, on Apr 3, 2009 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 2507 Views

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Environmental groups lose bid to protect specific longfin smelt

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that the population of longfin smelt in the San Francisco Bay and...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Apr 20, 2009 at 12:05 am | 2 comments | 1522 Views

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The chance of a lifetime

For 17 dancers, they are putting it all on the line for this audition in "A Chorus Line." Their dreams will be decided on...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Terrific, on Apr 25, 2009 at 10:49 pm | 2 comments | 1466 Views

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Big rig crash at I-580-Grant Line Road cleared at 6 a.m.

The California Highway Patrol has cleared an earlier big rig crash in Alameda County this morning that blocked a portion...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 26, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 2 comments | 1713 Views

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Alamo man, 2 others arrested in regional workers' comp fraud

Three Bay Area residents were arrested Tuesday in connection with a $5 million dollar workers' compensation insurance fraud...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sunflower, on May 28, 2009 at 7:32 am | 2 comments | 1301 Views

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Anti-Measure G Country Song

Here is a little country song I wrote about not paying for Measure G and about good old American Values. Here are the lyrics: Listen...

Original post made by Buford on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by HA!, on Jun 1, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 1378 Views

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Jumbo mortgage market holding recovery back

Limited availability and unusually high interest rates in the jumbo loan market are adversely affecting the rest of the housing...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by Another Homeowner, on Jul 30, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 1203 Views
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