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Thorne launches bid for re-election as mayor

With quick changes over recent weeks in the lineup of frontrunners in the presidential race, Mayor Jerry Thorne is taking...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by jp, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 991 Views

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Petition results an affirmation--of what money and deception can buy

Dear Allen Roberts, In response to your editorial published in the 2/12/16 edition of the Pleasanton Weekly: Over who-knows-how...

Original post made by Resident of Ventana Hills on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Matt Foltz, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 126 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

John Deming - who could have helped?

I was driving downtown last night and I went past Specialty Sales, where John Deming was shot to death by Pleasanton police...

Original post made by Wondering on Feb. 13, 2016
There are no comments yet. 54 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hit-and-run attorney Spencer Smith back in jail

Spencer Freeman Smith, an SF lawyer, is being held without bail after he left the country and was found to be under the influence...

Original post made by Court watcher on Feb. 13, 2016
There are no comments yet. 31 Views

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Protestors urge Safeway to adopt 'cage-free' egg policy

A group of 30 protestors from a national organization called Mercy for Animals (MFA) lined Stoneridge Mall Road in front...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Pete, 7 hours ago | 9 comments | 1280 Views

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Pleasanton school board votes to change coming year schedule with classes to start Aug. 15

After more than two years of contentious community debate, the Pleasanton school board voted last night to change the coming...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Get the Facts, 8 hours ago | 40 comments | 4082 Views

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The roller coaster of online dating

Love is in the air as Valentine's Day approaches this weekend. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2016/02/12/the-roller-coaster-of-online-dating...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Feb 12, 2016 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 785 Views

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BART will spend $1.4 million to install cameras on all train cars

BART technicians have begun installing additional security cameras to cover the interiors of all 669 of its train cars at...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Feb 12, 2016 at 5:18 pm | 3 comments | 633 Views

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Ever feel not wanted in downtown Pleasanton?

Sometimes it's hard to build a few retail stores and apartments in downtown Pleasanton, even on a narrow, unpaved and empty...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Map, on Feb 12, 2016 at 4:44 pm | 6 comments | 1796 Views

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I-580 express/toll lanes to open later this month

A $55 million project to create express lanes expected to ease congestion along I-580 though Pleasanton and Livermore will...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Map, on Feb 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm | 16 comments | 1667 Views

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Pleasanton mayor, other East Bay leaders make demands of BART ahead of possible bond measure

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne and other East Bay leaders met last week to chart a course necessary for BART leaders to earn...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 12, 2016 at 8:30 am | 4 comments | 1222 Views

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Quiet Zone

As I keep reading how well Pleasanton is doing fiscally, I am wondering if we could revisit the idea of a quiet zone. Our...

Original post made by Martina Harrison on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by no user name, on Feb 11, 2016 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 131 Views

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Backers of measure to stop Lund Ranch development face Feb. 5 deadline

Backers of a proposed referendum to overturn the City Council's approval of a housing development on Lund Ranch will be at...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by fradycove, on Feb 11, 2016 at 4:13 am | 44 comments | 3669 Views

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Letters: Residents weigh in on Lund Ranch

In the wake of the Pleasanton City Council voting 3-1 to endorse a project to add 43 upscale homes to Lund Ranch in the city's...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by Fradycove, on Feb 11, 2016 at 3:50 am | 20 comments | 1929 Views

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Referendum backers file petitions with 6,000 signatures

Proponents of placing a measure on the June ballot to overturn the City Council's approval of a 43-home development in Lund...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by BobB, on Feb 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm | 41 comments | 2934 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hit and Run Attorney, Spencer Freeman, in jail after violating probation

Spencer Freeman is the San Ramon attorney who hit and killed the Chinese nationalist in Dublin and fled the scene. He was...

Original post made by Finally some justice.... on Feb. 10, 2016
There are no comments yet. 106 Views

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Pleasanton school board to vote Tuesday on 2016-17 calendar

Pleasanton's school board is set decide whether to change the district's instructional calendar and debate hiring a survey...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Feb 10, 2016 at 2:27 pm | 47 comments | 3623 Views

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False statements posted to SavePleasantonHillsides.com

There are several misstatements of fact/falsehoods currently posted to SavePleasantonHillsides.com (as of today, 2/10/16): "Lund...

Original post made by Fact checker on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Alexis B, on Feb 10, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 5 comments | 150 Views

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Sacrificing for Success: Unseen struggles

The average household income in Pleasanton was $145,000 in 2014, and the median single-family home was $732,000. Many believe...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by FrequentWalkerMiles, on Feb 10, 2016 at 12:27 pm | 27 comments | 5176 Views

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Pleasanton Council honors the late Jean Jones

Actions by the Pleasanton City Council have wrapped up final affairs for Jean Jones, who died last year in her home at 309...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Mary Nocar, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:42 am | 2 comments | 1104 Views
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