Week in Review: Election 2012, Grocery Store Strike, Paragon Outlet Frenzy

Some of the stories that made news this past week in Pleasanton

Election 2012 Recap

Voters hit the polls on Tuesday to cast their vote for not only the President of the United States but also the Mayor and City Council of Pleasanton. Jerry Thorne was elected as the new Mayor of Pleasanton to replace Mayor Jennifer Hosterman who has termed out. Karla Brown and Jerry Pentin were elected to the Pleasanton City Council.

Check out our Facebook page to see what readers where saying about the election in one word and what their response was to President Obama's re-election.

Eric Swalwell beat out long-time incumbent, Pete Stark, on Tuesday. Watch the video of Swalwell speaking to his supporters and read about how he did it.

Voters passed Proposition 30, which was being promoted by Governor Brown to help California schools. See what the Superintendent of the Pleasanton Unified School District has to say about the passing of Prop 30.

Paragon Outlet Grand Opening

The Paragon Outlets of Livermore around the Tri-Valley. Shoppers converged on the outlet mall on Thursday for the grand opening, which caused major traffic delays on I-580 and on side streets leading into Livermore from Dublin and Pleasanton.

Raley's-Nob Hill Strike

Employees of Raley's-Nob Hill markets went on strike early Sunday morning after the UFCW 5 reached an impasse with the Raley's-Nob Hill mangement. Wokers were reportedly called at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday morning and told to be on the picket line by 6:00 a.m. Those not willing to picket, were offered a resignation letter from the union. A rally was held in Alameda on Wednesday night. Read the full story here.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is being celebrated in Tri-Valley. The Goodguys 23rd Autumn Get-Together is at the Alameda County Fairground this weekend. All active and retired military are free on Sunday Nov. 10 with valid ID. The Pleasanton Military Families group is teaming up with the Good Guys Car Show on Nov. 10 and 11 to collect care and comfort items to send in holiday packages to troops deployed overseas. Veterans can also grab a free meal at Applebees on Sunday.

Recalled Spinach and Nestlé's Nesquik

Fresh Express is voluntarily conducting a precautionary recall on its 9 oz. bags of spinach due to a possible salmonella contamination Consumers are being told to check for bags with a Use-by Date of Nov. 7 and product code S299B25. The recalled salads were distributed primarily in the Western region of the U.S. Consumers who may have purchased the recalled salad are asked not to eat it and throw it out. Fresh Express is offering a full refund.

Consumers with questions or who would like to secure a refund may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Nestlé's Nesquik chocolate powder drink has also been recalled this week because the product may contain the bacterium salmonella. Click here to read more.

Other news you need to know:

Congratulations to: 

  • Foothill Cheer Wins Awards for USA Regional Competition
  • Amador Valley High School Places 7th in National Math Contest
  • California Gymnastics Academy’s Level 6 Nor-Cal State Champions

Blog of the Week: Celebrating Forever Homes and Hoping For More

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