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Wal-Mart eyeing old Nob Hill for new 'Market'

Wal-Mart eyeing old Nob Hill for new 'Market' Wal-Mart, the country's largest retailer, is seeking a Pleasanton city permit to open one of its new "Neighborhood...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Mal, on Aug 25, 2011 at 8:10 am | 44 comments | 7540 Views


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 | 6798 Views


Amador coach among 4,700 losing jobs at NUMMI

This week, my good friend and lifelong Pleasanton resident Ken Villegas will find himself unemployed for the first time since graduating from Amador Valley High...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Mom, on May 19, 2010 at 8:35 pm | 29 comments | 8988 Views


Let?s take another look at the employee union contract

With new information now available from CalPERS about retirement plan funds and a group of individuals asking for a better deal from the Pleasanton city employees...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Feb. 13, 2011
Last comment by Bart Hughes, on Feb 16, 2011 at 7:27 am | 26 comments | 6703 Views


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 | 7850 Views


Cleaning up Town Square

When the Town Square forum rolled out as a part of our updated sites in early 2007, we weren't exactly sure how the community would respond. Designed to be a digital...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Nov 3, 2010 at 1:29 pm | 20 comments | 7806 Views


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 | 4518 Views


Mayors outraged by vice president's snub

Many of the country's mayors--including our own Mayor Jennifer Hosterman-- are hopping mad over being snubbed at their recent convention in Providence, R.I. by Vice...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 10, 2009
Last comment by Don, on Feb 3, 2011 at 9:59 am | 15 comments | 7070 Views


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 May 30, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 15 comments | 6917 Views


Chabad holding Jewish high holy days services at new Pleasanton center

When Rabbi Raleigh Resnick (pictured above) blows the Shofar Friday night during Yom Kippur services, he and the community Chabad he leads will be...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Sep. 25, 2017
Last comment by jenniferbrownz, on Dec 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm | 13 comments | 1914 Views


Downtown Pleasanton needs our help

We keep hearing that the recession is on the wane. To measure the sales reports of several of the major department store chains, holiday sales were indeed favorable....

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm | 12 comments | 7737 Views


Get those flu shots before it gets you

Early anxiety over the swine flu has waned a bit primarily because the large numbers of flu-like illnesses being reported are just that: typical influnza that we...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Janna, on Dec 2, 2009 at 10:52 am | 10 comments | 6204 Views


Lockdown at Las Positas; it’s not always possible

My 19-year-old granddaughter Bailey Little (pictured) was one of hundreds of students on campus Oct. 4 at Las Positas College when an emergency alert...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Nov. 13, 2017
Last comment by Laura Hayden, on Nov 20, 2017 at 12:29 am | 10 comments | 712 Views


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 | 4162 Views


Downtown studies need public exposure

Two outside consulting agencies have been hired to help the city and the Pleasanton Downtown Association come up with marketing and nightlife entertainment strategies...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Savannah, on Sep 30, 2010 at 3:40 am | 8 comments | 7501 Views


When Don Faught speaks, other Realtors listen

When Don Faught speaks, others listen, or at least other Realtors did last week when Faught talked about the changing work environment in real estate to a large...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by One size doesn't fit, on Jun 5, 2017 at 6:25 pm | 8 comments | 6839 Views


Police chief talks about crime, other Pleasanton issues

Police Chief Dave Spiller has been making the rounds lately to talk up Pleasanton, and with good reason. Still understaffed at a time when police work...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Oct. 27, 2017
Last comment by amandor, on Nov 7, 2017 at 10:24 pm | 8 comments | 1251 Views


Today is "Small business Saturday;" shop in downtown Pleasanton

The National Retail Federation forecasts that holiday sales will increase between 3.6-4% this year, to nearly $679 billion dollars. That could be good news for...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Nov. 25, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 25, 2017 at 3:22 pm | 7 comments | 469 Views


Financial woes continuing at daily newspapers, which are mirroring state in ordering staff ?furloughs?

State of California workers aren't the only ones being required to take days off from work without pay, being called "furloughs" in business-speak. Tough times...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by ru_vladimir, on Jul 31, 2010 at 3:28 pm | 6 comments | 5560 Views


The Pleasanton Weekly--newly designed, easier to read

Ever find yourself looking at a co-worker who just shaved off his moustache or a female colleague who's sporting a new hairstyle, but you just can't quite pinpoint...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by Not Happy, on Jun 8, 2009 at 11:12 pm | 6 comments | 5472 Views
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GE's re-organization reaches San Ramon digital headquarters
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 2,031 views

Sound and Fury over Vile and Slur-ry
By Tom Cushing | 77 comments | 1,224 views

New state housing requirements could affect Pleasanton
By Jeb Bing | 5 comments | 496 views