Steve Martin in town: The famous comedian, banjo player and actor was spotted by Patch after sending out Tweets mocking the bustle and crime in Pleasanton. What did he mean about 'evil' Pleasanton? Martin was in town to perform at Wente Vineyard Summer Concert Series that evening.
Sexual assault suspect picture released: Pleasanton Police released a sketch of a man who impersonated a police officer to stop a woman, handcuff her and sexually assault her. Look closely. Do you know this man? If so, contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.
Dublin Canyon Jane Doe update: Pleasanton Police have confirmed that they have sent the evidence relating to the Dublin Canyon Jane Doe case to the FBI's laboratory in Quantico along with seeking help from the FBI and Department of Justice databases. America's Most Wanted told Patch they are still considering doing a feature on the case.
Firefighters' Pension Deal: The new pension and benefits plan for the was ratified Tuesday by and Local 1974 of the International Association of Firefighters union, which represents LPFD's unionized employees. Firefighters will now contribute 6 percent of wages toward retirement, with that figure rising to 9 percent in July 2013 under the new contract.
West Nile spreading: A squirrel in Livermore and three crows in the Fremont/Newark area have tested positive for the virus. The Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District announced Thursday via its Twitter account new cases of West Nile virus in the area.
Scammed at Disneyland: A Bay Area family ended up not-so-happy at the "happiest place on earth" when they found out the tickets they bought on Craiglist were worthless. Pleasanton Police confirm the scam and says there have been two other similar, although unrelated, cases.
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