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Sandia recognizes top girl scholars with math/science awards

Top girl scholars from the junior classes in Bay Area high schools, including four from Pleasanton, have received merit awards in math and science...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on May 25, 2017 at 10:40 am | 1 comment | 646 Views

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Las Positas professor helps veterans rejoin civilian lives

May is a special month for both those in and out of the military. For service members and veterans, it's a chance to pay tribute to supportive families and spouses...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 11, 2017
Last comment by Joseph , on May 22, 2017 at 11:35 pm | 2 comments | 1102 Views

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Financial adviser urges parents to give kids a head start on handling money

Nathaniel Sillin, who directs Visa's financial education programs, recently issued an advisory for parents and their children about gaining experience in handling...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on May 15, 2017 at 11:04 pm | 6 comments | 873 Views

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Valley Trails housing, park project heads to City Council for final OK tonight

Let's hope the council makes quick work tonight of Ponderosa Homes’ multi-million-dollar housing project proposed for the Valley Trails community off Hopyard...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 2, 2017
There are no comments yet. 637 Views

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Whitney's legacy: A gold record

When John Whitney packs up his office next month as he retires as principal of Pleasanton Middle School, he'll be sure to take the Gold Record and guitar that are...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:53 pm | 1 comment | 3148 Views

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Nominations due today for TV30’s Tri-Valley ‘Coach of the Year’ award

Nominations for the Tri-Valley’s “Outstanding High School Coach of the Year” award must be submitted by the end of the day today to community broadcast...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Apr. 24, 2017
Last comment by res, on Apr 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 548 Views

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Downtown Pleasanton has special appeal

Pleasanton Downtown Association director Laura Olson wowed Realtors last week with her report of measures being taken to brighten nightlife in the city's downtown...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by Santhosh, on Feb 11, 2016 at 10:09 pm | 9 comments | 3428 Views

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New Beth Emek rabbi also a guitar-playing leader

Known as a flat-picking, singing, guitar-playing rabbi with a knack for off-beat Jewish tunes at the congregations he's served back East, Rabbi Laurence Milder is...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 20, 2013
There are no comments yet. 2510 Views

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Thorne is 'Pro-business and proud of it'

"I'm pro-business and I'm proud of it!" With those words not heard from a Pleasanton mayor since Ken Mercer in the 1980s, Mayor Jerry Thorne spelled out his views...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 19, 2013
Last comment by john, on May 21, 2013 at 9:17 am | 20 comments | 3775 Views

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Something to sleep on

Not many high school juniors spend their free time sewing these days, but thanks to Libby Howard's love of fashion design, making clothes and a commitment to "give...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Apr. 8, 2013
There are no comments yet. 3379 Views

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March Madness and TV30

If your Uncle Harry in Chicago needs a breath of spring air after the 10 inches of snow that city received this week, have him tune in to TV30 for a look at Arden...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 15, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4992 Views

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9 out of 10 business leaders say they like Pleasanton

A recent survey of Pleasanton business leaders showed that they like doing business here, they and their employees like Pleasanton schools, like living here and...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 13, 2013
There are no comments yet. 3676 Views

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Hosterman's city skills going viral

Some of us thought that Jennifer Hosterman traveled a lot when she was Pleasanton's mayor, a post she left just two months ago when she was termed out of office...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Feb. 9, 2013
There are no comments yet. 3339 Views

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An exciting January for us and the news

January has been an exciting month, with President Obama's festive inauguration and parade, with Governor Brown's new budget wiping away a deficit that stood at...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jan 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 1 comment | 3905 Views

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Here comes the band (and how it happens)

As the announcer for the Tri-Valley's 16th annual Veterans Day parade on Nov. 4, I had the easy job of joining my fellow veterans who put this event together each...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Nov. 11, 2012
There are no comments yet. 4455 Views

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At 50th high school reunion, who are all these people?

Whenever the time comes to join your high school graduating class for its 50th reunion, be sure to go. That's the call Nancy Harrington has put out after attending...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Oct. 8, 2012
There are no comments yet. 5301 Views

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Tom Richert: An entrepreneur who doesn't stop

It's quite a stretch from the tony venture capital investors' offices along Page Mill Road in Palo Alto to a lumberyard in Pleasanton, but Tom Richert made that...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Rita Zumwalt, on Jul 25, 2012 at 11:31 am | 14 comments | 6134 Views

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Bob Athenour: Our sister city champ turns 80

Having just turned 80, Bob Athenour won't be skydiving out of a plane as former President George H. W. Bush did--and again two weeks ago on his 85th--but he will...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 25, 2012 at 11:31 pm | 5 comments | 8368 Views

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Remembering our city of roses

Pleasanton once was known as a top rose-growing city in America, thanks to Jackson & Perkins (now bankrupt), which grew and developed roses here. Less known is the...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Dec. 28, 2011
There are no comments yet. 5896 Views

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What a parade!

Riding in the Pleasanton Weekly convertible in the Dec. 3 Christmas parade, I had a different perspective on this annual event that now is in its 40th year. Sitting...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Dec. 8, 2011
There are no comments yet. 5482 Views
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Livermore trustees demonstrating wisdom
By Tim Hunt | 9 comments | 1,036 views

The Great Divide, and What’s Next?
By Tom Cushing | 38 comments | 845 views

Sandia recognizes top girl scholars with math/science awards
By Jeb Bing | 1 comment | 646 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

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