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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board votes to restore 38 positions at cost of near-$3-million

The Pleasanton school board, on a split vote, chose to add $102,500 for new one-time rehiring, on top of approving more than...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Doomed, on Mar 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm | 59 comments | 3916 Views

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BART votes to continue slightly increasing fares every two years

The BART Board of Directors voted Thursday to continue its fare increase program, which is based on inflation and goes to...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Libertarian First, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 17 comments | 1811 Views

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Safeway's new gas station now open in Pleasanton

Safeway opened its new self-service gas station in Pleasanton this weekend with first-day customers snaking their way through...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Morning commuter, on Mar 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm | 26 comments | 2254 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Romney and Ann: The Comeback Kids?

In their first interview since the Great Shellacking of 2012, Mitt and Ann allow Chris Wallace into one of their many homes...

Original post made by Freedom Freedom Freedom on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by PW fan, on Mar 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 5 comments | 863 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assemblywoman Buchanan talks education, budget

State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) is proposing a package of three bills that could measure teacher performance,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by lessismore, on Mar 4, 2013 at 11:44 am | 6 comments | 1211 Views

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Foothill High cracks down on lateness, closes parking lots at lunch

Foothill High students are finding it a bit tougher to be slackers. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=10933...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Michael L., on Mar 4, 2013 at 7:44 am | 26 comments | 1765 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Food allergies pose threat for preschoolers and kindergartners

Summer may feel far away, but many parents of young children are already gearing up for fall. At a recent Tri-Valley preschool...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2013
Last comment by Mr. Grumpy, on Mar 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm | 4 comments | 1079 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama administration joins fight to overturn Prop. 8 same-sex marriage ban that voters approved

The Obama Administration called on the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to overturn California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by George, on Mar 2, 2013 at 4:51 pm | 16 comments | 1007 Views

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Angel wings for Newtown

Dec. 14 began like any other, filled with all the hurries and worries of the pre-Christmas rush -- until the holiday music,...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Kerrie Chabot, on Mar 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 2126 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amador's Comp Civics team needs our help

Congratulations have been pouring in to the Amador Valley High School's Competition Civics "We the People" team that just...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by My 2 cents, on Mar 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 34 comments | 2850 Views

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Local labs sponsoring 'Expanding your horizons' conference today

The 34th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference is being held today in the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by A Neighbor, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 2230 Views

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Swalwell to host Town Hall meeting in Pleasanton at 10 a.m. today

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) will host his first town hall meeting in Pleasanton at 10 a.m. this morning at Harvest...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jack, on Mar 2, 2013 at 10:49 am | 3 comments | 1064 Views

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Woman arrested after Macy's clerk finds credit card being used wasn't hers

A San Leandro woman was arrested for several felonies at Macy's in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road when a clerk called...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 2, 2013 at 10:05 am | 8 comments | 1819 Views

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Body found at Pleasanton Garbage Company transfer station

Pleasanton police are investigating the discovery of a man's body at the garbage transfer station late Tuesday morning. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by Map, on Mar 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm | 11 comments | 1035 Views

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California Court of Appeal to rule on Oak Grove/Lin family lawsuit

It's now up to a three-judge panel to decide if the Lin family had a valid contract with the city to build 51 homes on land...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Lawsuit crazed Lins, on Mar 1, 2013 at 12:21 pm | 3 comments | 1235 Views

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Buddhist Boot Camp at Pleasanton's Towne Center Books today

The idea behind Buddhist Boot Camp is simple: "Boot Camp" is a training method, and Buddhism is all about training the mind....

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 6 comments | 1134 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Christie Shunned by Republicans, But He Assures Voters His Appetite for Victory Remains Insatiable

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has still not received an invite to speak at this year's upcoming Conservative Political...

Original post made by Republican Rebounder on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by MYOB, on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm | 12 comments | 1336 Views

AROUND TOWN

Livermore Airport control tower faces closure if federal spending cuts go through on Friday

With a possible federal budget sequestration looming on March 1, the Federal Aviation Administration could close the control...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by Larry, on Feb 28, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 17 comments | 1992 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unmarked Pleasanton police cars causing public concern

If you're a bad guy in Pleasanton, don't be surprised if you get pulled over by an unmarked police car. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 47 comments | 2606 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police, Fire, Ambulance...

What was going on at Quarry Lane School this evening?...

Original post made by anon on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by workindude, on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:22 am | 1 comment | 1294 Views
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