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  1. Bonsai getting bigger in droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    Brad Sheldon, 74, of Castro Valley, cleans the pot of his Korean Hornbeam bonsai during the Valley Bonsai Society meeting held at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, Calif., on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The Valley Bonsai Society is open to all levels from beginner to expert.

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  2. Federal authorities investigate plane crash in LivermoreRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    Local and federal authorities were in Livermore Tuesday morning investigating a plane crash that claimed the life of a pilot, authorities said. As of about 7 a.m., the Alameda County Sheriff's Office was assisting the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board with the recovery of the aircraft near the Livermore Municipal Airport, sheriff's Sgt.

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  3. Pleasanton daycare employee arrested on suspicion of child molestationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | San Jose Mercury News

    A former daycare worker was charged Monday with one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 after being arrested for allegedly molesting a girl at the school where he worked, authorities said. Alexander J. Kurtz, 22, of Castro Valley, who was arrested Thursday at Building Kids School, 4300 Mirador Dr., is charged in connection to the alleged incident that took place late last year and involved a teenage girl, according to police and court documents released Monday by the Alameda County District Attorney's office.

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  4. Pleasanton: Police chase ends when suspect runs out of gasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | San Jose Mercury News

    A man who tried to flee police in a stolen vehicle was arrested after the car ran out of fuel during the pursuit, police said. Officers arrested Joshua Millard, 27, whom police identified as a transient from the Pleasanton area, after he took off from a Chevron gas station at 1797 Santa Rita Road in a car that police said was stolen, Sgt.

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  5. Defendant in Livermore elder abuse case pleads guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 29 | San Jose Mercury News

    A former J.P. Morgan Chase Bank employee accused of swindling an elderly Livermore man with dementia out of more than $100,000 of his life savings pleaded guilty Friday to three felony counts of financial elder abuse. Alejandro "Alex" Ojeda, 28, of Fremont, entered the plea before Alameda County Superior Court Judge Dan Grimmer, nearly three months after a Pleasanton judge declined to accept a deal that would have dropped the special allegations of elder abuse in exchange for a plea of guilty to grand theft.

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  6. Castro Valley schools hire Pleasanton superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | Fremont Bulletin

    Ahmadi will replace Superintendent Jim Negri, who is retiring at the end of the school year. She has been superintendent of Pleasanton Unified for the past five years.

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  7. Local Happenings: In Pleasanton, Goodguys get-together this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | San Jose Mercury News

    The exhibit will feature work in a variety of media including acrylic, pencil, charcoal, watercolor and photograph. The exhibit will be on view for patrons who attend any performance or event at the Bankhead Theater.

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  8. Girls via online petition stand up against 'sexist' school dress codeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The Campbell Reporter

    Negeen Nawim, 24, of Pleasanton, left, and cousin Sanam Nawim, 16, of Pleasanton, a sophomore at Foothill High School, pose for a photo at the high school in Pleasanton, Calif., on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Sanam with the help of her cousin has started an online petition at change.org, which has so far garnered more than 1,000 signatures in five days to protest what they say is a sexist dress code at Foothill High.

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  9. Tri-Valley A&E: At Livermore's Bankhead, Hawaiian songs, hula dance to grace stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The Campbell Reporter

    There's no denying the irresistible allure of hula. Like India's kathak dance or the mimed sections of classical ballets, when gesture rides on a gently or aggressively propelled body accompanied by rhythmic voice or instrumentation, souls are stirred.

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  10. Bluestem chef coming to Pleasanton; Polish food in BelmontRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | San Jose Mercury News

    Pleasanton plates: Exciting news from Pleasanton and the answer to the big question of where Bluestem's exec chef is going to pop up next: at Pleasanton's new Sabio on Main, the upscale, small plates restaurant that will open this summer. San Francisco's chic Bluestem Brasserie has been all over the foodie news recently, as the kitchen changed leadership, and Francis Hogan, who spent four years steering that restaurant to four-star reviews, said goodbye.

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  11. San Ramon council approves reconstruction of removed basketball courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    After months of back-and-forth on the fate of the once-beloved 24-hour basketball courts at Central Park, the City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with plans to rebuild one court near the facility's skate park. It also said the city plans to build two new lighted courts several years from now in a future phase of Rancho San Ramon Park in the Dougherty Valley.

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  12. Pool, hot tub filling bans have industries steamingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | San Jose Mercury News

    It's hard to imagine a California summer without long days lounging by the pool. But as unprecedented drought sears the state, the backyard swimming pool has become a target for cities desperate to save water.

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  13. California pool, hot tub filling bans have industries steamingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | The Campbell Reporter

    It's hard to imagine a California summer without long days lounging by the pool. But as unprecedented drought sears the state, the backyard swimming pool has become a target for cities desperate to save water.

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  14. More BART problems; multiple service stops at Bay Fair station FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | San Jose Mercury News

    An equipment issue on BART caused major delays more than once in the East Bay on Friday, a transit service spokesman said. The first set of delays started about 11:41 a.m., after a problem was reported at the Bay Fair station involving a switch that would not move into the proper position which affected trains headed in the Fremont and Dublin Pleasanton directions, said public information officer Jim Allison.

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  15. Tri-Valley Local Happenings: Danville Wine & Chocolate Stroll tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | San Jose Mercury News

    "Mushrooms: The Keys to the Kingdom Fungi Exhibit" -- Explore the lives and environmental roles of fungi. This traveling exhibit focuses on the ecology of mushroom-producing fungi and reveals their beauty, diversity and critical significance to the environment.

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  16. Liverpool FC has eye on Livermore teenagerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    Adolfo Trujillo of Livermore left Saturday for a two-week tryout at the popular English soccer team, De Anza director Jeff Baicher said. The Cupertino-based Force sent Marc Pelosi of Sunnyvale to Liverpool three years ago.

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  17. Pleasanton's Sean Mannion drafted by RamsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    Pleasanton native Sean Mannion, who set the Pac-12 Conference career passing yardage record at Oregon State, was taken by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday. Mannion, a 6-5, 229-pounder, was the 89th overall pick in the draft and the fourth quarterback taken, following Heisman Trophy winners Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, who went 1-2 in the first round, and Colorado State's Garrett Grayson, taken by New Orleans at No.

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  18. Livermore police: Two sexual assaults reported on Arroyo Trail were hoaxesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    Two sex assaults that reportedly took place on the Arroyo Trail this week were both determined to be hoaxes, police said Friday. The women, Livermore residents who didn't know each other, claimed they were attacked on Tuesday and Thursday, Livermore police Lt.

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  19. West Contra Costa trustees to seek a detailed audit of bond programRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    West Contra Costa trustees will seek a detailed audit of their bond construction program in the wake of whistle-blower allegations of criminal wrongdoing and negligence by three district officials. "As a board, we are committed to pursing an independent forensic examination of the issues raised in the complaint and we have set forth a process to do so," Board President Todd Groves said Wednesday, after a closed session meeting to discuss an undisclosed employee complaint.

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  20. Tri-Valley Local Happenings: San Ramon Library hosting small-scale produce-growing seminar ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    "Of Mice and Men" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. The Role Players Ensemble presents John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men."

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