“Before the mid-1890s, Pleasanton’s water needs were handily served by sinking artesian wells at strategic points around town; the local water table was high enough that these did not need to be particularly deep.”
A former Pinole police commander who had been charged with defrauding an elderly neighbor with dementia was sentenced Wednesday to 66 days in jail and five years’ probation for an unrelated felony count of lying about his assets during a bankruptcy case.
An elderly resident of Pleasanton has died and left her landmark Victorian home and estate totaling $1.5 million to her hometown despite the alleged efforts of a former Pinole police commander to use his power of authority to gain her trust and her estate.
A man with an extensive criminal history was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison for fatally stabbing a 14-year-old high school classmate in Pleasanton more than 30 years ago.
The Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.
Two suspected package thieves were arrested Christmas Eve in Livermore.
Safeway customers who bought groceries online recently may be due a refund.
It may not be as windy as last week, but there’s plenty more rain in Monday’s forecast and more people on the roads are causing several traffic backups for commuters.
After Pleasanton officials threatened to fine a Christmas tree lot for hosting a 30-foot-tall inflatable Frosty the Snowman, the city is allowing the snowman to stay for the holidays.
A Pleasanton Christmas tree lot has revived its flattened Frosty the Snowman inflatable figure after the city threatened the lot owner with daily fines for having it up.