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Smoke grenade sparks fire at Army base in Dublin

Firefighters contained a grass fire that burned about 170 acres near the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin Tuesday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 22, 2013 at 3:20 am | 2 comments | 1952 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Food Stamp Recipient Kids Being Fattened Up with Tax Payer Money?

According to the US Census Bureau, since 1996, more children are living in poverty today than in 1996 while the number of...

Original post made by Anti Government Waste on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:41 pm | 8 comments | 896 Views

AROUND TOWN

EDITORIAL: Run-down 1912 house stalls new home development

What on earth were the members of the Pleasanton Planning Commission thinking when they voted 4-0 to reject a bid by longtime...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Jorge P, on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 27 comments | 1746 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three Pleasanton residents reported credit card, check cashing fraud

Three people reported being victims of felony frauds in recent days. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=11798...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Aug 21, 2013 at 10:26 am | 12 comments | 4560 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Review: 'Jobs' - Gets the look right in production design, casting

"Jobs," a biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, gets the look right in its production design and its casting, a point...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by wondering, on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:40 am | 1 comment | 1692 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unemployment rates rise again in Bay Area

Unemployment rates rose in July in the Bay Area and statewide, even as the national unemployment rate declined, state officials...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by chemist, on Aug 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm | 21 comments | 1176 Views

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Major apartment project for Bernal-Stanley goes to Pleasanton Council Aug. 6

The Pleasanton City Council will hold a public hearing Aug. 6 to consider a developer's bid to build a 345-apartment unit...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Mcdaddy, on Aug 20, 2013 at 9:54 am | 52 comments | 2211 Views

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Anybody in Court to See the Latest Cody Hall Episode?

Just wondering if anyone was there to see if the judge granted bail. Sure hope not as Cody never complied with the previous...

Original post made by cyclist too on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by right, on Aug 20, 2013 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 1737 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Harry Potter Readers Show Advanced Cognitive and Argumentative Skills

“Harry Potter” fans already have in common their ability to rattle off obscure trivia like character Ron Weasley’s favorite...

Original post made by Zoilo Versailles on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Zoillo Versailles, on Aug 19, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 5 comments | 1211 Views

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Cody Hall is Getting his 15 minutes of Fame, and then some

Just heard on NPR a news story about Cody being charged with murder. All the details were included and the announcer stated...

Original post made by cyclist too on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Trace, on Aug 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 19 comments | 3656 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

27th annual Goodguys car show ends today at Fairgrounds

The 27th annual Goodguys West Coast Nationals ends at 3 p.m. today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Stella, on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 1454 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART UPDATE: Rampant Media Bias Toward Bart Strikers Is Uncovered

Some weeks back, a nonscientific poll indicated that Bay Area residents by a 2-1 margin thought Bart management has done...

Original post made by Mike Cherry on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mike Cherry, on Aug 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm | 32 comments | 2168 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Republican Party Seeks Genuine Intellectual Leadership: Limbaugh, Levin, and Palin Are on Tap

The Republican National Committee, expressing its dismay at the kinds of questions asked during nationally televised Republican...

Original post made by Intrepid on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:43 pm | 7 comments | 8052 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Gov. Brown Does BART Management a Favor

For weeks BART management has waged a PR campaign in the corporate media which, in turn, has uncritically reproduced BART...

Original post made by Mike Cherry on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Mike Cherry, on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 95 comments | 1414 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Abram Wilson pulls bid in San Ramon mayoral race

Former San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson said he is no longer in San Ramon's mayoral race, allowing Mayor Bill Clarkson to seek...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm | 3 comments | 9679 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Ex-Granada High teacher sentenced to 3 years in prison for sex assault, but then released

A female former Livermore high school teacher was sentenced Tuesday to three years in state prison for sexually assaulting...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Aug 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm | 2 comments | 1524 Views

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Pleasanton police offer scam advice to seniors

Pleasanton residents in general and seniors in particular are being warned to watch out for three new scams that have surfaced...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Aug 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm | 4 comments | 1520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school test scores fall slightly

Pleasanton Unified School District is one of many in California that showed declines in STAR test results, although locally,...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Physics, on Aug 18, 2013 at 12:13 am | 10 comments | 4195 Views

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Driver who killed Dublin cyclist charged with murder

The Pleasanton teen who ran down and killed a bicyclist on Foothill Road on June 9 had his charges elevated to murder and...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Ernest, on Aug 17, 2013 at 7:34 am | 17 comments | 1049 Views

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help our environment and save money too!

California has always been a leader in ideas to help our environment, from cleaning up the pollution in our air with cleaner...

Original post made by susan on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by John, on Aug 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm | 1 comment | 758 Views
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