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Introduction to Photoshop Elements

This course will include procedures for editing digital photos using both manual and auto features. Resizing photos, cloning,...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by A proud dad, on Feb 5, 2010 at 11:32 am | 3 comments | 1250 Views

AROUND TOWN

Schwarzenegger sets March 30 as day to honor Vietnam vets

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base to sign...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Julie Nickels Schau, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:56 am | 5 comments | 1520 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

What happened to "Quiet" at the Library

All of the comments some months ago about our very noisy Pleasanton Library brought some temporary results, but the noise...

Original post made by More Quiet at the Library on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by June, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:47 am | 12 comments | 1675 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Education Mandates: Overhauling a Broken System

New report from the Legislative Analysts Office on California's broken education funding system: http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2010/edu/educ_mandates/ed_mandates_020210.aspx " ...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by June, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1428 Views

RESTAURANTS

Redcoats gets OK for four nights of downtown entertainment

Mari Kennard finally won the approval of the Pleasanton City Council Tuesday to add Wednesday and Thursday nights to nighttime...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by June, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:05 am | 7 comments | 3036 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pros and Cons of different approaches to balancing the PUSD budget

As suggested by Stacey at the end of a thread: "I think what may be useful is to develop a list of the pros and cons of...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Sandy, on Feb 5, 2010 at 8:54 am | 38 comments | 2038 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents find $8M deficit hard to swallow

Pleasanton Unified School District is now preparing to make $8 million in reductions to next year's budget, and parents aren't...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Sandy, on Feb 5, 2010 at 8:51 am | 11 comments | 2061 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

First deck section of Bay Bridge put into place

Construction of the Bay Bridge's new self-anchored suspension span reached a milestone today when the first deck section...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by ruan, on Feb 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm | 1 comment | 4720 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does anyone know why our district has so much debt compared to other districts?

I heard from a friend that our district carries 18-20% debt while most other districts carry 3-4%. Why is this? What is...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by an old mom, on Feb 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm | 16 comments | 1355 Views

AROUND TOWN

The wine stroll must go on -- rain or shine

A rainy forecast isn't going to let the Pleasanton Downtown Association keep the Truffles, Tidbits and Wine Tasting event...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Susan M., on Feb 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm | 1 comment | 1272 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forget Parcel Tax- Repeal Prop 13!

With more budget cuts looming for our schools, isn't it about time that we revisit Prop 13? California is loosing residents...

Original post made by Courtney on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Feb 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm | 43 comments | 2454 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

And this type of gov't healthcare is what Democrats, including McNerney, are still trying to jam down our throats...

Denver Post: Denver boy, 9, died after state-benefits error denied him asthma medication Read more >>> http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14329527#ixzz0edBr3jYC Can...

Original post made by Paul on Feb. 4, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1088 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Graffiti?

Was that a patch of painted over graffiti I saw on the wonderful painting on the side of the Valley Plumbing warehouse...

Original post made by Tango on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Rachael, on Feb 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm | 6 comments | 2486 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water quality - nothing rinses clean?

Hi - I know there were earlier discussions on the fluctuations in minerals, chlorine, etc. in the water supply, depending...

Original post made by Grace on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Feb 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm | 10 comments | 1359 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Fundraisers slated to benefit Haiti

A host of events are being held here in the local community to benefit victims of the Haiti earthquake, starting this Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by MedShare, on Feb 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm | 8 comments | 1295 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

What to do????

Tonight I was outside recyclering my garbage(thanks to pleasanton garbage) anyways four racoons walked by my house and one...

Original post made by Concern on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by momtotwo, on Feb 4, 2010 at 11:44 am | 12 comments | 2133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Ramon Budget Update

An update on the San Ramon Valley School District negotiations: http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_14327534?source=rss ...

Original post made by resident on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm | 9 comments | 1226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spinoff Thread - Why are BMWs always associated with spoiled children?

It seems like the stereotypical Pleasantonian is a SUV driving, "not my kid", soccer mom with a spoiled teen driving a BMW?...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Hmmmmm, on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm | 20 comments | 7212 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Prop. 8 trial, followed nationally, now recreated on YouTube

The same-sex marriage trial in San Francisco last month broke ground not only as the first federal trial of its kind, but...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by LBK, on Feb 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm | 6 comments | 1265 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council seeks tighter controls over pub's impact on neighborhood

The Pleasanton City Council, in its consideration tonight of a four-month-old petition by Redcoats British Pub in downtown...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm | 10 comments | 1703 Views
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Pleasanton Costco appears headed to crowded November ballot
By Tim Hunt | 11 comments | 1,393 views

Bikes and Cars don't mix
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 321 views