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Home and Garden TV Is Looking for You

Have you renovated your master bathroom in the last two to three years? HGTV Bang for your Back is coming back to the Bay Area for a second season. They are looking...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 26, 2009
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May 26th Council Meeting Recap

The Council made appointments to the Arts, Senior, and Library Advisory Committees, the Teen Council, and the Contra Costa County Commission on Aging. The Council...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 26, 2009
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Water, Water Everywhere - Commentary

The Dublin San Ramon Services District, which supplies water to Dublin and Dougherty Valley and sewer services to South San Ramon is working on $23.5M of infrastructure...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 15, 2009
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May 12th City Council Meeting Recap

Karen Stepper, President of the Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley, and half-a-dozen other members, presented certificates to the winners of the Exchange Club...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 12, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5199 Views

AROUND TOWN

Back to Vietnam for an ex-flight attendant

Those of us who know Nancy Pennell, and there are no doubt hundreds in Pleasanton who do, also know that she's hard to track down. A world traveler who celebrated...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Been there too, on May 10, 2009 at 7:45 pm | 1 comment | 4776 Views

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May 12th Council Meeting Preview

Kim Giuliano will announce the Art & Wind Festival, which is coming up in only two weeks. Darlene Amaral will give a presentation on Bike to Work Day coming up...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 8, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5163 Views

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Even year elections again

Mayor Wilson is now saying that keeping San Ramon's elections in odd years could cost up to $250,000 an election. That's if there is no other State or County measures...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 28, 2009
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Volunteer for history

I received an announcement from Forest Home Farms that they were looking for docents to give demos on canning. I had a fruit sauce business ten years ago in Morro...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 28, 2009
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AROUND TOWN

Lifetime achievement award goes to Ben Fernandez

Ben Fernandez won the Pleasanton Chamber's "Lifetime Achievement Award" earlier this year, and with good reason. At 78, he's still as active as ever, traveling...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jack, on Apr 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 4983 Views

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Have churches become too big for Pleasanton neighborhoods?

Here we go again. Another Pleasanton church--Trinity Lutheran- is facing the wrath of homeowners who live nearby and even some who don't because of this city's...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Feb. 9, 2007
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Apr 22, 2009 at 1:47 pm | 22 comments | 7628 Views

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Help for families of fallen police, firefighters

Just hours after the murders last month of the four Oakland police officers, members of the 100 Club of Alameda County delivered checks of $20,000 to each of the...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm | 1 comment | 4568 Views

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Corbett introduces anti-Libel Tourism bill

We don't normally pay much attention to libel laws affecting newspaper reporters because U.S. law and the courts are generally protective of the rights of journalists...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 4285 Views

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Chicago Tribune losing readers, but not its iconic tower

Not all news about the big city daily newspapers is troubling, although there's plenty of that being reported. A bright spot came last week out of Chicago when real...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 4334 Views

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Look to Burlingame for more sizzle in downtown Pleasanton

Some merchants in downtown Pleasanton are fighting mad that neither their own Pleasanton Downtown Association nor city government are doing enough to help bolster...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Oct. 22, 2008
Last comment by Concerned, on Feb 4, 2009 at 7:08 am | 34 comments | 6578 Views

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What Dr. King might have said today

The Tri-Valley YMCA traditionally holds it community-wide breakfast honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a week after the national holiday so that more...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 30, 2009
There are no comments yet. 4799 Views

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From websites to mailbox delivery, New Media is changing

As readers, viewers and advertisers shuffle the ways they get their news and sell their products as if they have some sort of a universal remote capable of switching...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm | 4 comments | 5072 Views

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Newsroom consolidation means loss of public 'watchdogs'

Aug. 13 will mark a day that will change the landscape of media in the East Bay. The sale of The Contra Costa Times by the McClatchy Company in April 2006...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Aug. 8, 2007
Last comment by booster, on Jan 13, 2009 at 1:26 am | 7 comments | 10691 Views

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What a way to celebrate Independence Day!

It's back to work on Monday, July 7 after a fun-filled weekend in Pleasanton. Like thousands of others, about as far as I drove was to the mall to meet others for...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 7, 2008
Last comment by Long, on Aug 27, 2008 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 5444 Views

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Removing stories from Web sites is like unringing a bell

We recently received a request that other media groups across the United States are receiving at least daily, sometimes hourly. We were asked to remove a story from...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 11, 2008
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Mar 12, 2008 at 3:06 pm | 12 comments | 10531 Views

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Rules of engagement: FCC vote will affect your future

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin wants a vote in December to conclude the matter of media ownership rules. Overturning the current ownership...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 15, 2008 at 5:36 pm | 1 comment | 24525 Views
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The valley needs strong leadership on BART board
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 7,025 views

3 Great Ways to Showcase Your Strengths on College Applications!
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 531 views

10th year tribute to Laurel Williams set for Friday
By Jeb Bing | 1 comment | 272 views