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  1. For deal-hungry community banks, 'acquisitions are the new organic growth'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Business Journal

    The deal, announced in May, has received all regulatory approvals and ACB shareholders have voted in favor of the deal. That's good news for First National Bank, which saw an East Bay expansion scuttled when its plans to buy Valley Community Bank in Pleasanton fell by the wayside last year when Walnut Creek-based Bay Commercial Bank came in with a higher offer.

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  2. East Bay parks plan $8 million solar projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Business Journal

    The East Bay Regional Park district is planning an $8 million solar project at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton in a bid to offset all of the energy used at its 65 regional parks, the Oakland Tribune reported. The park district's board tentatively plans to pick a contractor for the project, which would generate up to 1.2 megawatts of solar electricity, on Sept.

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  3. Safeway pulls out of popular program supporting schools, nonprofitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Business Journal

    The move represents the loss of a significant source of fundraising for schools and other nonprofits. Just last February, eScrip and Safeway issued a press release touting the $18 million annually that the grocer contributed to schools through San Mateo, California-based eScrip.

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  4. Safeway pulls out of popular program supporting schools, nonprofitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Business Journal

    The move represents the loss of a significant source of fundraising for schools and other nonprofits. Just last February, eScrip and Safeway issued a press release touting the $18 million annually that the grocer contributed to schools through San Mateo-based eScrip.

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  5. St. Jude confirms $3.4B Thoratec deal; posts record Q2 salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Business Journal

    St. Jude Medical Inc. will spend $3.4 billion to buy Thoratec Corp. , a maker of devices to treat heart failure. The Little Canada, Minn.-based manufacturer was rumored to be a suitor of Thoratec, which saw its stock spike Tuesday on reports that the companies were in talks.

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  6. St. Jude confirms $3.4B Thoratec deal; posts record Q2 salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Business Journal

    St. Jude Medical Inc. will spend $3.4 billion to buy Thoratec Corp. , a maker of devices to treat heart failure. The Little Canada, Minn.-based manufacturer was rumored to be a suitor of Thoratec, which saw its stock spike Tuesday on reports that the companies were in talks.

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  7. Cafe for office workers to open second location in capital regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | Business Journal

    Specialty's Cafe & Bakery, which this year made its local debut on Capitol Mall, has another Sacramento-area location in the works. The Pleasanton-based eatery plans to open a restaurant at 3075 Prospect Park Drive in Rancho Cordova.

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  8. Room to make more dough: Specialty's expands Seattle flagship restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Business Journal

    Specialty's has leased the former Butch Blum designer clothing store next to the existing bakery and cafe on Fifth Avenue at Union Street, according to Kathryn Colgan of Folio Commercial Real Estate, which put the deal together. The restaurant will more than double in size to nearly 7,000 square feet.

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  9. a Gap to slash hundreds of S.F. headquarters jobs, shutter 180 storesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Business Journal

    Clothing giant Gap, Inc. will lay off 250 workers at its San Francisco headquarters and shutter 175 stores, the company said Monday. Closing the stores will result in a decline of $300 million in annual sales as well as one-time costs of up to $160 million.

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  10. Bay Area health care giant gobbles rival, powers up East Bay presenceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Business Journal

    Stanford Health Care , one of the region's two academic medical behemoths, has completed its acquisition of Pleasanton's ValleyCare Health System . The trans-Bay merger gives Stanford a stronger foothold in the East Bay, far from its traditional Peninsula and South Bay bailiwicks.

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  11. Safeway closing 9 stores in metro DenverRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2015 | Business Journal

    Safeway is closing nine locations across metro Denver, citing non-profitability as the main reason for the decision, according to a letter obtained by the DBJ. Kristine J. Staaf , director of public affairs/government relations for Pleasanton, California-based Safeway , confirmed the closures, saying the company has spent more than a year evaluating ways to help the stores improve their performance. 2 comments

  12. Former Safeway insider 'not surprised' grocer's new owners could be eying a rapid-fire IPORead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Business Journal

    Gary Rogers, former lead director at Safeway, said Tuesday that an IPO by the Pleasanton grocer would get plenty of investor attention. 'Safeway is a good, solid earnings machine.

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  13. Photobucket branches out with 2nd acquisition of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Business Journal

    Photobucket Inc., the Denver digital photo storage company, made its second acquisition in as many months Wednesday, buying a San Francisco Bay Area startup in social media video technology called Milyoni Inc. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, adds an office in Pleasanton, California for Photobucket. The company also gets tools made for native advertising that to help artists, entertainment businesses and consumer brand companies drive social media engagement around their products.

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  14. Worldpay US hires Michael Wasserfuhr as CFORead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Business Journal

    Before joining Atlanta-based Worldpay US, Wasserfuhr was CFO at Alpharetta, Ga.-based Ingenico North America. He previously held similar senior executive positions with Sturtevant, Wis.-based Putzmeister America and Pleasanton, Calif.-based TUV Rheinland of North America Inc. Wasserfuhr is also the finance director for the American Transaction Processors Coalition, the industry group representing Georgia's payment processing companies, including Worldpay US, and is a member of TAG FinTech's Steering Committee.

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  15. Target hires PetSmart exec to reposition grocery businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Business Journal

    She started her career as a buyer for Eden Prairie-based Supervalu and held several merchandising and management positions at Pleasanton, Calif.-based supermarket chain Safeway. She spent the past six years as an executive at Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. Target is trying to liven up its grocery business over the next 12 to 18 months and said it will focus on six food groups, including healthier snacks; coffee and tea; premium sauces and oils; speciality candy; wine and craft beer; and yogurt and granola.

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  16. Target hires former PetSmart exec to reposition grocery businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Business Journal

    Target Corp. hired former PetSmart executive Anne Dament to lead its grocery business makeover.

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  17. Target hires exec with Minnesota roots to reposition grocery businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Business Journal

    She started her career as a buyer for Eden Prairie-based Supervalu and held several merchandising and management positions at Pleasanton, Calif.-based supermarket chain Safeway. She spent the past six years as an executive at Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. Dament grew up in the Twin Cities and worked at the Kowalski's store on Grand Avenue in St. Paul during high school and college.

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  18. What's going on with the new Specialty's Cafe & Bakery?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Business Journal

    Specialty's Cafe and Bakery will open in the Bank of the West Tower at 500 Capitol Mall in early May. The Pleasanton-based eatery plans to open its downtown location in early May, according to Eli Winkler , chief marketing officer for Specialty's. The restaurant, which is the company's first Sacramento-area location, will be in the first floor of the Bank of the West Tower at 500 Capitol Mall.

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  19. Alliance Bank adds Silicon Valley footprint with Bridge Bank buyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Business Journal

    Alliance Bank is putting its footprint into technology capitals with the $425 million acquisition of Bridge Bank in San Jose. "This move gives our business customers direct banking access into major national markets," said Robert Sarver , chairman of Western Alliance Bancorporation.

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  20. Accessing your bank account with a selfie? USAA says it is catching onRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Business Journal

    Adrian Borunda, mobile channel manager for USAA, tests the company's mobile banking app in this file photo. USAA Florida customers are embracing a facial-recognition technology on their phones that grants them access to their bank accounts.

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