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  1. Tri-Valley residents hit water-conservation goalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Tri-Valley water suppliers pleaded, coaxed and even penalized local residents in 2014 to slash consumption 25 percent to cope with some of the most severe water shortages in the Bay Area. The four tap water providers for Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and part of San Ramon each reported they met or nearly met their goal of reducing overall use 25 percent from 2013 to 2014.

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  2. Livermore: Artists toast beauty of valley's vineyardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    Artist Madelyn Ellis, of Pleasanton, stands next to two of her papercut images, which is similar to silhouettes, but depicts an entire scene, at her home in Pleasanton, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Ellis is one of the artists who's work will be featured in a month-long art exhibit focusing on Livermore's wine region on display at the Civic Center library.

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  3. Pet of the Week: RamonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    Ramona doesn't do anything in a small way! A medium-haired 2-year-old, this opinionated lady is no shrinking violet. With an appetite for affection and old-soul eyes, Ramona will be your leading lady in no time.

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  4. Tri-Valley calendar: San Ramon Library starting free basic gardening classesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    "Les Miserables" -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Les Miserables is a sung-through musical based on the novel "Les Miserables" by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo.

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  5. Valley Stars: Peace Corps volunteer headed to South PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Local Peace Corps Volunteer Leaving for Vanuatu: Nicole Proctor has been accepted into the Peace Corps and is departing for the Republic of Vanuatu, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, to begin preservice training as a Peace Corps health volunteer. During her first three months of service, Proctor will live with a host family in Vanuatu to become fully immersed in the country's language and culture.

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  6. Livermore: Artists toast beauty of valley's vineyardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    The vineyards that have made Livermore one of the world's most celebrated wine regions are the inspiration for a monthlong art exhibit that brings together the vision of 27 local artists. "It is a rare opportunity to have a specific art show of just vineyards and winemaking," said Maryann Kot, the show's chairwoman.

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  7. Good Stuff: Archaelogist Hunt to speak at BankheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    "Otzi," found embedded in ice in the Otztal Alps, is more than 5,000 years old. Hunt, Director of the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project and Explorer for National Geographic Learning, discusses how new scientific methods are helping archaeologists draw conclusions about the lives of our far-off ancestors.

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  8. Tri-Valley briefs: Pleasanton police issue warnings after spike in burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    Police warned about a recent increase in residential burglaries by thieves who pose as salesmen and break into homes in the daytime. The burglars typically ring the door bell and, if no one answers, enter through the front or side door.

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  9. Pleasanton dogs getting another parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    There will be more dog-day afternoons -- and mornings and evenings as well -- now that plans for a second dog park in Pleasanton have been approved. Pleasanton City Council members last week approved plans for a 1.4-acre fenced dog park at the north end of the Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail, just south of Bernal Avenue and west of Interstate 680 within Bernal Community Park.

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  10. Safeway acquisition approved by U.S. regulatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    The companies said Tuesday the deal has been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission and should close within five business days. Albertsons, which privately held and part-owned by Cerberus Capital Management, agreed to buy Pleasanton-based Safeway in March for $7.64 billion in cash.

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  11. Tri-Valley calendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

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  12. Ex-Pinole cop gets jail time for bankruptcy fraud in elder abuse caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A former Pinole police officer accused of tricking an elderly Pleasanton neighbor into leaving him her estate was sentenced Wednesday to 66 days in jail and five years felony probation. "You did everything you could to get your mitts on what Ms.

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  13. Pleasanton: Police arrest man in mail, package theftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    A 46-year-old man is facing felony theft charges after police say he stole mail and packages from more than a dozen Bay Area residents, including a large group of people who live in the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood. Joseph Abeyta, known to frequent Santa Clara and Modesto, was arrested on suspicion of theft, possession of stolen property and possession of counterfeit currency, police said.

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  14. Pleasanton suspends water overuse penalties -- for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    City residents and businesses will get at least a three month break from severe financial penalties for using too much water. The city in May imposed the penalties -- some of the harshest in the Bay Area -- on customers who failed to cut water use at least 25 percent.

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  15. Pleasanton schools pushing good mannersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Known for top marks in academics, Pleasanton schools have received a $2.3 million federal grant to teach something different: Good behavior. The Pleasanton Unified School District plans to spend the money to create a permanent program at all schools to promote mutual respect, create clear and consistent discipline policies and teach students exactly what personal responsibility looks like.

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  16. Intel Science contest: 9 of 40 from Bay AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Increasing their dominance of the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search, nine Bay Area students -- six from the South Bay -- were among the 40 national finalists named Wednesday. The program, sometimes called the Junior Nobel Prizes, recognizes the nations' most promising high school innovators, who are creating technologies and solutions to improve people's lives.

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  17. Around Pleasanton: This student has a tail to tellRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Cabo Hewitt has been attending Michelle Holbrook's fifth-grade class at Emma C. Smith Elementary School every Friday for five years. He has a lunch card, a yearbook photo, a desk and a report card, and he knows exactly where his classroom supplies are kept.

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  18. Good StuffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Come to the Golden State German Shepherd Rescue Adoption Day for dogs who are looking for a good home. Most of the Shepherd Dogs are rescued from the Central Valley.

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  19. Pleasanton comes to terms on new homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    The City Council has approved a plan to meet needs for new housing, and this time around, the state won't fight it as too restrictive in limiting new homes. In a decision anticlimactic compared to its past battle over affordable housing, the City Council last week approved a revised plan aimed at providing housing for people from different income levels.

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  20. Good Stuff: Pleasanton offers musical triple threat on classical instruments FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    "Sonic Escape - Daredevils with Instruments" -- 8 p.m. Jan. 16. A virtuoso trio of elite Juilliard graduates delivers riveting performances on violin, flute, cello, plus voice and story to reshape the concert experience! From classical masterpieces to bluegrass, from pop-fusion to folk. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

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