Pleasanton

An artesian well in a field near Pleasanton, circa 1900. (Museum on Main)

Century-Old Photo Provides Glimpse Of How We Used To Get Our Water

“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.”

01/22/2015

Matthew Messier (Pleasanton Police Dept.)

Former Police Commander Sentenced In Case Involving Elderly Woman’s Pleasanton Estate

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.

01/21/2015

Matthew Messier

Former Cop Faces Sentencing In Scheme To Defraud Elderly Pleasanton Resident Out Of Landmark Estate

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.

01/09/2015

Tina Faelz

Still Professing Innocence, Man Gets 26 Years To Life For 1984 Murder Of His High School Classmate

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.

01/09/2015

(Ben Nelms/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Safeway Fined $10M For Illegally Dumping Electronics, Pharmaceuticals In California Landfills

The Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.

01/06/2015

(CBS)

Suspected Package Thieves Arrested On Christmas Eve With Goods From 5 Bay Area Cities

Two suspected package thieves were arrested Christmas Eve in Livermore.

12/25/2014

A Safeway delivery truck. (CBS)

Online Safeway Shoppers Overcharged According To California Judge

Safeway customers who bought groceries online recently may be due a refund.

12/15/2014

Large Winter Storm Brings Heavy Rains To Northern California

Heavy Rains Monday Cause Flooded Roadways, Traffic Backups, Power Outages

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.

12/15/2014

Inflatable Frosty The Snowman at Joseph Moore's Christmas tree lot in Pleasanton. (CBS)

Pleasanton Allows Inflatable Frosty The Snowman To Stay For Christmas

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.

12/06/2014

An inflatable Frosty the Snowman greets shoppers at Moore's Christmas Tree lot in Pleasanton, December 2, 2014. (CBS)

Banned Frosty The Snowman Returns To Pleasanton Christmas Tree Lot Despite Threat Of Fines

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.

12/02/2014

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