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Iron Horse Trail pavement project begins

Work is underway to improve pavement conditions on the Iron Horse Regional Trail north from the Dublin-Pleasanton BART station,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Kurt Kummer, on Jun 24, 2016 at 9:25 am | 6 comments | 1928 Views

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Patelco, Stanford gain naming rights for new Bernal sports complex

Generous donations by Patelco Credit Union in Pleasanton and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto have given the...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by A Resident, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 4 comments | 2688 Views

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Relay for Life - Honors Cancer Survivors & Victims

Relay for Life is accepting volunteers to help setup, and help run the event on July 22-25, at Pleasanton Middle School. Relay...

Original post made by Ken mano on Jun. 23, 2016
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Mountain lion sighted in Golden Estates neighborhood

At 1130 this morning, Smita Nadgir sent this photo she snapped near her home on Foothill Road of a mountain lion roaming...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Joyce, on Jun 23, 2016 at 8:47 am | 18 comments | 3004 Views

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Measure K votes neck-and-neck in early returns

With other races being decided by predictably wide margins, Pleasanton's Measure K was seeing a spread of less than 200 votes...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 66 comments | 7909 Views

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Arkin to seek re-election to Pleasanton school board

Pleasanton school board member Valerie Arkin announced yesterday that she will seek re-election to a third term on Nov. 8. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Frustrated, on Jun 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm | 13 comments | 1785 Views

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Groundbreaking ceremony next Monday for Veterans Memorial at Pioneer Cemetery

The city of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Veterans Memorial Committee will hold a brief groundbreaking ceremony for a new...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Jun 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 1 comment | 1285 Views

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Pleasanton hosting open house on new civic center/library plans today

Pleasanton city representatives are hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to noon today to provide updates and solicit feedback...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2016
Last comment by Libby, on Jun 21, 2016 at 8:06 am | 9 comments | 1535 Views

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Remembering dad on Father's Day at Sports Park

Ashley Olson spent part of Father's Day at Ken Mercer Sports Park next to a memorial stone that bears her dad's name. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by LAC, on Jun 20, 2016 at 11:08 pm | 1 comment | 2084 Views

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Pleasanton Veterans Memorial Update: June 17th

Today, June 17th would have been Pleasanton resident US Army SGT Richard Covert’s 65th birthday. SGT Covert was...

Original post made by Doug Miller on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Puppetlady, on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:48 pm | 1 comment | 257 Views

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Brock Turner juror to judge: 'Shame on you'

"Absolutely shocked and appalled" -- that's the reaction of a juror in the Brock Turner sexual-assault case to the sentence...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm | 7 comments | 1099 Views

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Pleasanton couple heading to Italy for 14th bicycling tour

Passports. Toiletries. Clothes. Cycling shorts. Susie and Del Krause, 74 and 78, have a slightly different packing list from...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Jtjh, on Jun 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 2 comments | 2471 Views

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Council gives go-ahead for Veterans Memorial at Pioneer Cemetery

A City Council that just a few years ago was reluctant to spend $1 to acquire the historic, but rundown cemetery on Sunol...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Mark Sweeney, on Jun 17, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 865 Views

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Tri-Valley Hero: Josh Burger, inspirational speaker

Josh Burger wasn't expected to get much out of life. The disease that made it unlikely he would live past birth also limited...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sue Huebner, on Jun 17, 2016 at 2:52 pm | 5 comments | 3414 Views

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Alameda County Fair: You can call me 'Big Al'

Growing up in Pleasanton in the 1960s and '70s meant you were inevitably around the horse-racing industry. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by mooseturd, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 3070 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill or Amador?

Not sure if this topic has been discussed already but would love to get other parents' thoughts about our high schools' pluses/minuses....

Original post made by ptownmama on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm | 37 comments | 9153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board brings back all elementary, middle school librarians

Pleasanton's school board chipped away at approved layoffs yet again last night, restoring more librarians whose jobs were...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:28 am | 11 comments | 2192 Views

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Anti-Costco group files petitions for Nov. 8 vote to ban store on Johnson Drive

Opponents of a possible bid by Costco to build a new membership-only retail store on Johnson Drive in Pleasanton filed a...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Matt Sullivan, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:03 pm | 82 comments | 3432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss reductions, technology restructuring at tonight's meeting

Pleasanton's school board will discuss ongoing layoffs Tuesday night as the board struggles to cobble together funding from...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by AnonName, on Jun 16, 2016 at 10:03 am | 14 comments | 1795 Views

SPORTS

Rotary's Father's Day Spirit Run set for Sunday

Registrations are now underway for the Rotary Club of Pleasanton's 23rd annual Father's Day Spirit Run being held in downtown...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by local, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:59 am | 2 comments | 2545 Views
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Does Applying to More Get You Through the Door? Why More Is Not Better in College Admissions
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 571 views