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Award Winning New Documentary Film on (the Failure of) Public Schools: "TheCartel"

"The Cartel" is an award winning new documentary film about the failure of public schools in America...especially New Jersey....

Original post made by Pete on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Orin, on Apr 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 1021 Views

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Pleasanton Soccer Clubs...talking to the wall

The Rage and BUSC are very different clubs but one thing they have in common is keeping coaches who have overstayed their...

Original post made by Joe on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 1047 Views

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Pleasanton's newest supermarket opens today in Rose Pavilion

Pleasanton's newest super market--99 Ranch Market—opens at 9 a.m. today in the Rose Pavilion at Santa Rita Road and...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by r, on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:58 am | 37 comments | 2344 Views

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Downtown sculptures are terrific public art

Virtually every time I drive down Main Street, I see groups of people taking pictures of, and with, the sculptures that are...

Original post made by Scott on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by To Elizabeth, on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm | 3 comments | 984 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Tempest in a tea cup

Taxed Enough Already was the theme at the Tea Party held from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It was...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Kelly, on Apr 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm | 69 comments | 3612 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama Offended by flying the American Flag

Obama Offended by the American Flag... >>> http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-03-14-haiti-flag-flap_N.htm Following...

Original post made by Pete on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by dublinmike, on Apr 27, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 5 comments | 1184 Views

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Crying fowl

The serene waterways at Amador Lakes are attractive to more than the residents. Canadian geese have been making themselves...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by Dog lover, on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm | 4 comments | 1239 Views

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Bottle caps fall through the cracks in recycling

You finish a bottle of water, rinse it out, toss it and the cap into the recycling bin, take it out so it gets in the truck....

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Mumbo, on Apr 27, 2010 at 11:49 am | 14 comments | 1202 Views

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San Joaquin GOP candidate withdraws to support Harmer in 11th Congressional District race

San Joaquin County businessman Robert Beadles has withdrawn as a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 11th Congressional...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by jimf01, on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:21 am | 18 comments | 1306 Views

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Thriving Ink closing its downtown Pleasanton store

Thriving Ink, one of Pleasanton's newer downtown retail stores, is closing with owner Brenda Dronkers taking her business...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Michael Leonard, on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:44 am | 12 comments | 1954 Views

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Soldier statue inspires letters, money

The statue of a Gulf War era soldier downtown seems to be having an emotional effect on some local residents. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Sharon Morris, on Apr 27, 2010 at 8:42 am | 1 comment | 1514 Views

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Register for Hike for Hope

Hike for Hope will be a hike like no other. This non-competitive memorial hike will take place from 9 a.m. to noon May 1...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Kate, on Apr 27, 2010 at 8:33 am | 1 comment | 1177 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finally...A California School Board with Guts...

...to respond intelligently to the economic environment. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/orange/la-me-0424-teacher-strike-20100424,0,1748731.story A...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Apr. 24, 2010
Last comment by Mary, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:16 pm | 18 comments | 2005 Views

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Locked out workers at Castlewood demonstrating today at club's lower golf course

Nischit Hegde, head of Unite Here! Local 2850, the Oakland-based union that represents 61 unionized hourly workers at Castlewood...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2010
Last comment by If I were a union member, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:08 pm | 84 comments | 2939 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers pink slips...

I wonder how many PUSD teachers received pink slips?...

Original post made by bobbi on Apr. 15, 2010
Last comment by First-rated Mom, on Apr 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm | 18 comments | 5971 Views

RESTAURANTS

Blessing is back!

For anyone who remembers Blessings, the wonderful Chinese restaurant on Santa Rita, the great news is owner Cindy is back...

Original post made by Rene on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Viv, on Apr 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm | 4 comments | 2699 Views

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Vote in our Mother-Daughter Look-alike Contest

The eight finalists have been chosen for the Pleasanton Weekly Mother-Daughter Look-alike Contest. [http://pleasantonweekly.com/two_of_a_kind/2010.mothers_day/index.php...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2010
Last comment by PW Reader, on Apr 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm | 4 comments | 1224 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bottle caps fall through the cracks in recycling

You finish a bottle of water, rinse it out, toss it and the cap into the recycling bin, take it out so it gets in the truck....

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Water is NOT very good, on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 5 comments | 2264 Views

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SFO's new Terminal 2 set to open next spring

For those who use San Francisco International Airport and wonder just how long it will tke to complete the Terminal 2 renovation,...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by Kinder. Gentler?-NOT, on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 1489 Views

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If it's Tuesday, it must be another Oak Grove debate

Over the last couple of years, a regular contingent of opponents to the proposed 51-home development above Kottinger Ranch...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by justwondering, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:46 am | 14 comments | 1333 Views
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