Take Us Along: Backpacking the globe


The Swenson family checked in this month from a beach in the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean near equator, four months into their trip around the world. Holding the Sept. 29, 2017 Pleasanton Weekly (in which their story was featured on the cover) are William and Jess Swenson with children (from left) Ezra, Vesper and Theo.

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Nominations due by Sept. 17

Pleasanton Weekly and are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

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