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Scandal: State parks finds $54 million in its pocket

Remember all that hullabaloo about closing all the state parks? "Nevermind," say state-park officials. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Jul 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm | 9 comments | 883 Views

AROUND TOWN

Town considers adding solar panels to several sites

The plan would put solar panel carports at four town-owned sites: the town offices, Diablo Vista Park, Sycamore Valley Park...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Jul 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm | 10 comments | 1061 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

BART police seek witnesses in possible suicide

Joy Ann Grammatica was found in the bushes by a BART police officer last Thursday after someone called around 12:30 p.m....

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by Julia, on Jul 30, 2012 at 10:27 am | 2 comments | 1051 Views

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Streetwise: High speed rail

High speed rail is a hotly contested issue among Californians, many of whom pit the cost of a system against environmental...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Lex, on Jul 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments | 820 Views

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Shadow Cliffs issues water warning

The beach at Shadow Cliffs has posted warning signs about the water quality but it's not bad enough to close the swimming...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Ken, on Jul 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm | 3 comments | 730 Views

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'Brazen' ID thief receives eight-year sentence

A Concord woman has been sentenced to eight years in state prison in two cases of identity theft. Generose Yambao, 32, of...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Yolanda Martinez, on Jul 26, 2012 at 9:18 am | 6 comments | 844 Views

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Police identify body in brush at Dublin BART station

The Alameda County Coroner's Office has identified the woman whose body was found in the brush near the East Dublin/Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by None of the Above, on Jul 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm | 3 comments | 1087 Views

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Danville businesswoman killed in plane crash

A Lafayette couple died in a private plane crash over central Utah this weekend, according to a release. Mona and Peter Branagh...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by Airline Pilot, on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:01 am | 4 comments | 1844 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Buchanan bill toughens penalties for copper thieves, buyers

With copper thefts a growing problem in the area, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo)...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Jul 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm | 4 comments | 973 Views

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High schoolers don't always 'like' Facebook

Facebook has been a phenomenon since Mark Zuckerburg created it in his Harvard dorm room in 2004 and it spread like wildfire...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Jimbo, on Jul 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 830 Views

SPORTS

No-Hitter Propels Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 13YO All-Stars to Pacific SW Regionals

The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 13YO All-Star team defeated Bel Mateo last night 6-1 in Woodland, California to advance to the Babe...

Original post made by Sean Venezia on Jul. 23, 2012
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Murder-suicide led to death of Pleasanton woman and her daughter

Police say it's unlikely anyone will ever know what led a mother to shoot her daughter, then shoot herself at their Stacy...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by cardinal, on Jul 23, 2012 at 9:20 am | 2 comments | 863 Views

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What's going on at Oak Hill Park?

I've noticed that a construction crew is refitting all of the door and window frames at the Oak Hill Park Community Center....

Original post made by Lili on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by Lili, on Jul 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 2 comments | 1273 Views

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Con Fire Tax is another waste

The new tax asked for by Con Fire and the Board of Supervisors needs to be voted down just like East County. These politicians...

Original post made by Taxpayer out of money on Jul. 1, 2012
Last comment by Factchecker, on Jul 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm | 18 comments | 1289 Views

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Woman fights off would-be purse snatchers

A woman successfully fought off two teen girls who tried to grab her purse and a bag of items she was returning to Stoneridge...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Jul 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm | 16 comments | 1304 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Gov. Jerry Brown to sign high-speed rail bill at Transbay Terminal

Brown will visit the Transbay Transit Center construction site in the city's Financial District, where he will sign SB 1029,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 990 Views

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Mall incidents in Pleasanton, Walnut Creek may be related

Police are investigating whether a robbery using a knife at the Broadway Plaza parking garage in Walnut Creek on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:35 am | 13 comments | 1419 Views

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Undercover millionaire makes a difference

When Danville resident Hilary DeCesare set out to ensure online safety for children with a website, she didn't expect to...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Lisa, on Jul 18, 2012 at 8:13 am | 11 comments | 2280 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Critics of high-speed rail taking their arguments to Sacramento in effort to block plan

California's contentious drive to build a high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles sped ahead last week,...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2012
Last comment by PSMacintosh, on Jul 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm | 3 comments | 1171 Views

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From trials to triumph, local authors inspire

Writing a book may not be everyone's aspiration but three San Ramon Valley residents have put pen to paper and packed the...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by B. Lynn Goodwin-Brown, on Jul 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 926 Views
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