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Julia Murtagh "Bringing Integrity to Your Front Door"

Today, nearly 1 out of every 6 homeowners in America is behind on mortgage payments. These are tough and frustrating times. Now more than ever, it’s important to identify your options. Foreclosure can be avoided, your credit can be saved, and your financial future can be salvaged. If you would like to know more about your options please call me or visit my website: COMING SOON Exclusive Downtown Rental, not on MLS - $2300 a month 3 bedroom, 1 bath, recently remodeled, blocks from Downtown


Serving you for over 12 years Borg Fence is all about building better neighborhoods in Pleasanton. We do that through the highest quality materials, ongoing training of our employees and a passion for what we do. More than half of our business comes from referrals and previous customers and we are proud to put our name on every fence, gate, arbor, deck and retaining wall we build. THIS is your Borg Sales Team, Brian, Pete and Adam. They are here to help you with your project, listen to your ideas, and answer your questions. Make 2010 the year you finally knock off one of those projects! Buy local! Thank you Ptown for all your support! 925.426.9620 Visit our showroom at 575 Boulder Court, Pleasanton



Stunning 4 plus bedroom, office and bonus room. End of court location with custom design landscaping. Sold for $1,355,000

Gale Ranch – San Ramon 4 bedroom / 2 bath townhome, original model. Just under SQFTwith gorgeous hardwood throughout. Sold for $552,000 in 3 days

Spring Valley Commons – Livermore 3 bedroom / 1 bath bank owned property. Great location in development, quick access to I-580. First time buyers closed under 30 days. Sold for $206,000

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Cardinal Jewelers has served Pleasanton for over thirty-three years. The owner, Jim Kuhn, has been involved in the jewelry profession for another nine years before that. He learned to cut and polish stones at an Air Base hobby shop in Pleiku, Vietnam in his off-hours. He later studied for and received his gemologist certificate.

Workbench True Value Hardware was started in 1969 by John Nichandros. We carry complete plumbing, electrical, paint and garden supplies. Also lots of hard to find items needed for home repairs in the Pleasanton area. In addition we sharpen scissors and knives, repair screens, rekey locks, thread pipe and do computer color matching on paint. Every month we offer over 200 items on special. Come in and see the variety of merchandise we carry. It has been said that if we don’t have it, you don’t need it.

In 1977, Jim opened Cardinal Jewelers with the desire to be a small town jeweler. Over the years, Pleasanton has grown up, but Jim and his assistant Cheri Funk have kept the small town friendliness and service.



Cardinal Jewelers is not an ordinary jewelry store. They specialize in the unique and unusual gems and gemstones that you can't find at your typical jewelry store. Come in and see for yourself at our new location.


1807 Santa Rita Rd. (Corner of Valley and Santa Rita next to Sunshine Saloon)

3003-B Hopyard Road, Pleasanton

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s We have 16 fully licensed and seasoned loan agents to assist you with all your home financing needs s 20--ORTGAGEISA-ORTGAGE"ANK7ELEND our own funds!)

Linda has been in the mortgage industry for over 12 years. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker. Linda leads a team of loan advisors at our West Neal Branch. She is consistently one of the top producing loan advisors in the company, and received “Rookie if the Year” her first year. She has an experienced team and systems in place that efficiently work to meet her clients’ needs. Linda is solution focused, efficient and uses technology to stay informed on the current market conditions. She is connected with the top professionals in the industry to better inform her clients.

s We are FHA and VA financing approved 'OVERNMENT)NSURED,OANS s &ANNIEAND&REDDIE0ROGRAMSnTOASSIST borrowers who may have less equity in their homes

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s We are standing strong in the purchase market with newly released *5-"/ PRICINGLOANSOVER  s 20-3ERVICED2ETAINEDPROGRAMSALLOWSTHE borrower to make their mortgage payment right at our branch

CA Dept. of Real Estate - Real Estate Broker License #018180353 2009

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560 Main Street Downtown Pleasanton

560 Main Street Downtown Pleasanton Debbie Lopes

Shoppers will love the fabulous finds they will get at Savvy Seconds, an upscale consignment boutique on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. Owner Debbie Lopes chooses only the best pieces in her network of over 1500 consignors, to bring you the designers you love. Debbie also works with East Bay boutiques to liquidate merchandise. So you will always find fresh and new trends on the racks. You will always find pricing to be 50-75% off of retail. JUICY 1 COACH 1 7 FOR ALL MANKIND 1 BCBG 1 JEWELRY BY PAULA 1 LUCKY CITIZENS 1 BANANA REPUBLIC 1 TRUE RELIGION 1 FREE PEOPLE 1 ELLA MOSS 1 & MORE! Full line of maternity including: BELLA DAHL 1 LAIT 1 MOMZEE 1 TUMMI 1 & MORE! Inside Savvy Seconds you will also find Kids Savvy, sizes 0-10 for the little ones in your life. We carry all the great brands you love to dress your kids in. Savvy has recently expanded into the 550 Main St. location. Now we can bring you even more fabulous fashion and savvy shabby home goods that you love as well. Kids Savvy Seconds Favorites: JANIE & JACK 1 LILLY PULLITZER 1 JACADI 1 MIMI & MAGGIE 1 LIMITED TWO/JUSTICE 1 & MORE!

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Apparel & Co. Fashion should be fun and at Apparel & Co. it is! Beth Spisak, Owner

Summer is here and at Apparel & Co. We've got you covered from head to toe! From great hats to super sandals with everything in between! Stop by soon to browse or to buy a thing or two or three! We look forward to your visit. Our hours are Mon–Sat 10–5:30 closed Sunday.

Knit This, Purl That is the only store of its kind between Walnut Creek and San Jose, offering not only a wide selection of yarn and accessories but also classes, special events, and a relaxing environment where customers can work on projects and get advice from other knitters. When anyone comes in with a knitting problem, someone in the store is always available to help! Our store is a treasure trove for the knitter. We have a large and varied inventory of yarns, patterns, bags and accessories. In addition to carrying yarns from the major yarn companies we believe in supporting free trade and local suppliers as well as other businesses owned by women. From hand-dyed yarns to beautiful bags we have everything a knitter could want. We hope we will become Your Knitting Place... the haven where you can come to explore our new yarn selection, browse through our large book selection, do a little show-and-tell with your latest project, or just sit back, relax with us and work on whatever project you've got going.

See our website for upcoming classes and special events! 925.484.5111 645 Main Street Downtown Pleasanton Page 16ĂŠUĂŠJuly 16, 2010ĂŠUĂŠPleasanton Weekly

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Robin & Wendy of (Pictured L to R): Melissa Silva Manicurist

Jeanne Chapin Aesthetician

Briana Renshaw Massage Therapist

Debbie Torres Spa Owner – Aesthetician

Michelle Edwards Massage Therapist

Rebecca Long Massage Therapist – Reiki Master

Michele Campbell Massage Therapist & Body Wrap Technician

Sureya Hinojos Aesthetician – Specializing in Brazilian Waxing

We have an outstanding team at Divine Skin & Body Care who loves what they do! We are the beauty industry’s finest professionals who have a passion for excellence and provide extraordinary customer service. The staff at Divine are all highly trained and committed to continuous education keeping up with the latest beauty industry products and techniques. Our services include a variety of Facials, Waxing, Massage, Slimming Body wraps, Nail Care & Spa Parties! So, come to Divine and relax, rejuvenate and experience the difference in our comfortable, inviting atmosphere that’s designed to make you feel indulged!

925.462.6498 87 W. Neal Street, Downtown Pleasanton

“Laser technology now available! Jewelers Gallery is the company you should trust for all your repair services.� Jewelers Gallery has a unique selection of jewelry covering a wide range from classic to artsy and with a price range for everyone. We are a full service repair and manufacturing facility working not only in silver and gold but in platinum as well. Robin, an absolute perfectionist, is a European trained goldsmith with the expert ability of turning your ideas into jewelry works of art. He is also a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, giving him full knowledge of diamonds and colored gemstones. We sell “Hearts and Arrows,� spectacularly cut diamonds, and we have a nice selection of colored stones that you rarely see in other jewelry stores. We have been in business for over 34 years, 24 here in Pleasanton. Jewelers Gallery will provide you with the highest quality jewelry products and services at competitive prices.


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GRAHAM PIANO STUDIO AND GRAHAM PIANO SALES RONALD GRAHAM has owned and operated GRAHAM PIANO STUDIO and GRAHAM PIANO SALES continuously since 1990. He has been performing and teaching since graduating with Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees in Piano Performance from San Francisco State University. During that time, combined with his college teaching and performing, he has literally influenced thousands of students and audiences in the enhancement of their music enjoyment through teaching piano performance, music appreciation, music theory and music history. RONALD GRAHAM has performed around the world i.e. Europe, South America, Egypt and the Caribbean, and has accumulated reviews that are the envy of performers. He has performed solo recitals, as well as with orchestras, and as accompanist with singers. RONALD GRAHAM is a member in good standing of the Music Teachers Association of California, The National Guild of Piano Teachers, The California Association of Professional Music Teachers and The Music Teachers National Association. GRAHAM PIANO STUDIO offers classes in piano performance for all ages, levels and styles, and is qualified for charter schools. Students of RONALD GRAHAM have acquired awards, praise and are themselves respected teachers of music. GRAHAM PIANO STUDIO offers classes through the Pleasanton Parks & Community Services. GRAHAM PIANO SALES offers for sale and rent all sizes of new and used pianos including digital electronic, upright acoustic and grand pianos at the best prices in the Bay Area. Please call for an appointment to schedule classes or see pianos. "...his playing illuminates the room like a crystal chandelier."

—San Jose Mercury News

" excellent pianist...control and concentrated power that were absolutely marvelous." —San Francisco Examiner "...interesting and inspiring performance." —Dr. Cornelia Szabo Knotik - Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna "...Mr. Graham's performances have the power of an atomic bomb!"

—Honolulu Start Bulletin

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