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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART, unions take a breather after governor prevents strike

Negotiators for BART and unions representing about 2,400 employees took a breather yesterday after Gov. Jerry Brown intervened...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm | 25 comments | 3939 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Wine Bar Downtown

Went to the opening of the new, downtown wine bar, The Cellar Door, on Tuesday. What a great place! Tons of wines by the...

Original post made by Wine Lover on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm | 8 comments | 1650 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lowell, Amador HS on State Naughty List

Lowell, Amador High School among top SF schools that leaked state test questions to social media. http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2013/08/12/top-sf-school-leaks-state-test-qu...

Original post made by WhatNow? on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm | 1 comment | 1047 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

America's Cup panel investigating Oracle for illegal boat modifications

Oracle Team USA, the defending America's Cup champion, is being investigated by the regatta's International Jury for alleged...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by yourEditor, on Aug 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 1 comment | 879 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Council OKs high density apartment complex on Bernal at Stanley

With only one objector at a two-hour public hearing, the Pleasanton City Council Tuesday approved construction of a 345-unit...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by XYZ, on Aug 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 24 comments | 1901 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pets and takeout food subject to new laws in Pleasanton

The city of Pleasanton is adopting new laws to help protect pets, and to reduce the amount of trash that goes to landfills. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Carla Graci, on Aug 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm | 22 comments | 2733 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Fixing California: The union chokehold

I created a stir last year when I — the former Democratic Senate majority leader — endorsed Proposition 32, the ballot initiative...

Original post made by CA GOV. 101 on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 693 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART strike off for at least another 60 days

BART negotiations between management and two worker unions ended Sunday evening with little progress, but trains will be...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2013
Last comment by mm, on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 10 comments | 1490 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Walmart: Let's Put One in YOUR Neighborhood!

The Walmart critics are out in full force once again. Ho-hum. Now, Walmart's effect on the jobs economy is no secret....

Original post made by Justicia on Aug. 11, 2013
Last comment by Justicia, on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:40 am | 6 comments | 933 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is there some Indian family panhandling scam going on?

I had trouble finding a grocery item and had to drive to two Safeways and the Walmart in Pleasanton. At each outdoor mall,...

Original post made by PaulS on Aug. 3, 2013
Last comment by Tonto, on Aug 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 23 comments | 1489 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Fracking Must Be California's Priority

My, my. Here they go again. Environmental activist worry warts are citing a study that states that climate change is having...

Original post made by Tim Lunt on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 11, 2013 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 839 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Cell phone alerts jolt Pleasanton residents as police search for San Diego killer, kidnapper

Many Pleasanton residents were jolted awake Monday night and during much of the day yesterday when they received unexpected...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by Does the Amber Alert use up your minutes?, on Aug 11, 2013 at 9:24 am | 11 comments | 4952 Views

AROUND TOWN

Garage Doors

Can someone enlighten me as to why I see people with their garage doors cracked open or even open a few inches to one foot?...

Original post made by ccwc on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm | 20 comments | 2044 Views

AROUND TOWN

Whole Foods coming to Dublin

This will be nice!! So all of you that thought that the Walmart Grocery space should have been a Whole Foods should be happy...

Original post made by Julie on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 10, 2013 at 10:21 am | 6 comments | 1040 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pres. Obama born in Kenya

Hey, now that I got your attention... Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Tea Party darling, states: "“My mother was born in Wilmington,...

Original post made by MePartyPatriot on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm | 6 comments | 976 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton police interrupt home burglary on Blacow Court, arrest 3

Three young men were arrested Tuesday afternoon in an apparent attempted residential burglary in the area of Blacow Street...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2012
Last comment by Glenn Wohltmann, on Aug 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 12 comments | 3227 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cane sword used in road rage incident leads to arrest of Pleasanton driver

What began as a typical highway incident, with two cars jockeying back and forth between lanes and through traffic, escalated...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Glenn Wohltmann, on Aug 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm | 20 comments | 3908 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Booming Pleasanton is good news for Realtors

In her recent report to a Tri-Valley Realtors group, Pleasanton's Economic Development Director Pamela Ott said the city...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 4 comments | 2196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connect me, and I will make my choice

I got accepted. These words flood newsfeeds on Facebook each spring as college decisions come out. High school seniors yearn...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 3 comments | 1698 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

The wind beneath her wings

Imagine you're 7 years old, your mom's had lots of surgeries and when you go to look for her, you find her sprawled on the...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 8, 2013 at 10:36 am | 2 comments | 1203 Views
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