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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 | 1663 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 | 1107 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 | 1409 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 | 1902 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 killed...

Original post made by Doug Miller on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Puppetlady, on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:48 pm | 1 comment | 215 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 | 997 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 | 2276 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 | 666 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 | 3303 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 | 2819 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 | 9020 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 | 2026 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 | 3268 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 | 1633 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 | 2334 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Ex-attorney Spencer Freeman Smith in court again

This is the fellow that did the hit-and-run death of the Chinese visitor Bo Hu on Dougherty Road back in 2012...judge Michael...

Original post made by Court wotcher on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Flightops, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 190 Views

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BART asking voters to OK $3.5 billion bond for system overhaul

After years of focusing on system expansion, the BART Board of Directors is looking to completely rebuild the agency's aging...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Publius, on Jun 15, 2016 at 9:04 pm | 23 comments | 1642 Views

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Old Stanley Boulevard to close Monday for reconstruction

Stanley Boulevard between First and Main streets in downtown Pleasanton will be closed starting Monday to all traffic for...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Dave K, on Jun 15, 2016 at 5:37 am | 11 comments | 924 Views

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Alameda County Fair opens tomorrow

The Alameda County Fair opens Wednesday with new attractions, more special events and fair favorites ranging from horse racing...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
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Realtors like state's housing plan that Pleasanton opposes

The California Association of Realtors this week applauded a "build by right" proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown that Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jun 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm | 17 comments | 2014 Views
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