Police have identified an 18-year-old who is not a Pleasanton resident as a person of interest in the brutal beating of 51-year-old David Lamont, a father of two. Lamont was at his home on Middleton Place Saturday night when he heard a group of kids making too much noise; when he went outside and ... More >>
We read some really disturbing news this morning on NBC about a group of teenagers who badly beat David Lamont, a 51-year-old Pleasanton father, knocking him into a coma after he exercised his parental authority. According to the news station, the high school kids were outside Lamont's house on th ... More >>
Preschool just isn't what it used to be. The Pleasanton preschool that got into trouble last month after a teacher allegedly tied up a toddler and shot a photo of the scene, is receiving another demerit. According to CBS News, a staffer at Centerpointe Christian Preschool reportedly pinched a ki ... More >>
You'll be hard-pressed to find any adult who'll say nap time isn't important. But apparently over at the Centerpointe Christian preschool in Pleasanton, mid-day siestas are non-negotiable. We hopped right on the bandwagon of appalled people this morning after reading the news of a preschool teache ... More >>
If you've ever boarded BART's pre-dawn stockbroker train and mixed among the slumbering financial titans, you may have overheard something curious. The driver announces East Bay stops -- MacArthur, West Oakland, etc. -- in barely a whisper. But, come Embarcadero, he or she will shout "EMBARCADERO! E ... More >>
As if Monday wasn't bad enough.Traffic is reportedly backed up along I-580 all the way to Livermore after a pedestrian was killed earlier this morning.
Somewhere between the hipster meccas of Brooklyn and S.F./Oakland lies Livermore, a quiet town of roughly 80,000 adjacent to the mild East Bay suburbs of Dublin and Pleasanton. While home to a number of nice wineries, including the venerable Wente, and even an In-N-Out burger, Livermore hasn't quite ... More >>
Pleasanton police are desperate to identify a woman whose body was found dumped in a trash can last month, and have released these sketches, hoping it will help them solve this sad mystery.Police said the body was found along the 11000 block of Dublin Canyon Road on May 24. Medical authorities perf ... More >>
Not to make you feel guilty or anything, but there's one too many sweet animals lingering in local shelters in need of your love and your home. So if you are an upstanding, caring, and responsible citizen (with a permanent residence), there' s really no good reason why you shouldn't rescue one of th ... More >>
Explore The BruceLike prayer, but secularThis Sunday The Oakland Tribune ran a selection of kids' letters to Santa. Some clever editor or layout person made a point about things by placing the following two letters right on top of each other: Dear Santa, I'm so happy I am saying a hello to you. I ... More >>
Doesn't like meatAuthorities say they have some big development in the unresolved case of Daniel Andreas San Diego, the vegan animal liberationist who is wanted for the 2003 bombings of a biotechnology firm and a nutrition and cosmetics company in the Bay Area. FBI officials told reporters that S ... More >>
make no mistake ... this is legal in California Two Bay Area gun lovers lost a battle in court after a judge refused to interfere with cops' discretion when it comes to making firearms arrests. The case started after Mark Haynie and Brendan Richards were arrested in 2009 and 2010 on suspici ... More >>
Ernest Scherer IIIA jury today found Ernest Scherer III guilty of killing his parents, saying he murdered them so he could access his inheritance early and pay down mounting poker debts. In March 2008, Scherer was arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of Ernest Scherer Jr., 60, and Cha ... More >>
Not In My BackyardSafeway Inc. is reconsidering whether to continue allowing the Congress on Your Corner events to take place at the grocery stores across the nation after the tragic shooting in Arizona that left six people dead and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in serious condition.  ... More >>
Derek Allen, just 22 years oldThe friends and family of Derek Allen, the cyclist killed by a 44-O'Shaughnessy bus Oct. 7 are hoping something beneficial can come from the untimely death of 22-year-old. A memorial fund in Allen's name has been established to help fund the ceramics program at his a ... More >>
Local television isn't as booming as it was years ago. One of the greatest casualties, Dr. Jang excepted, is the proliferation of awesome and awesomely strange commercials for Bay Area businesses. We thought we'd take a moment to honor a few past and present food commercials we love: 5. East Oa ... More >>
Alameda PoliceSo, what's my story? Good news, readers! Since last week's winners took home surprise tickets to Oysterfest, you can still win THE CAR OF THE FUTURE! It's positively futuristic! Send us all the correct answers here; first one is the big winner. 1. Who is Richard Cochran? A. The form ... More >>
Brad Goehring: It's liberal-hunting season! The would-be Republican challenger to Rep. Jerry McNerney in District-11 has been forced to cop to making a terrible "joke" after posting -- and removing -- a Facebook comment calling for "hunting" liberals. Brad Goehring -- an aptly named man, it would ... More >>
Screen capture | KTVUFar from being a 'Man on the Street,' Republican voter Jim Freeman was the originator of the Facebook 'liberal hunting' storyWe reported earlier today on a Bay Area GOP Congressional candidate's bizarre Facebook post, in which he fantasized about issuing hunting permits f ... More >>
Joyo Velarde is taking a break from being everybody's back-up singer. After incessant touring with Jurassic 5, the Living Legend Crew, Blackalicious, Michael Franti, Zion I, Ozomatli, and husband Lyrics Born, among many others, the classically-trained, Pleasanton-based, Quannum Projects vocalist ... More >>
When it comes to quelling housing development, there's the law and there's the law...Pleasanton city fathers spent this week in conniption fits after a Superior Court judge ruled that the city can't cap its number of housing units at 29,000. Pleasanton now faces a choice of halting all commercial ... More >>
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