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Pleasanton teachers learn new strategies at summer institute

Teachers are headed back to school later this month armed with new tools. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=11751...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Bella, on Aug 15, 2013 at 12:08 am | 26 comments | 1654 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown Danville streets to close for Hot Summer Nights festivities starting at 2 p.m. today

Motorists heading to Danville today should be advised that Hartz and East Prospect avenues will be closed to traffic from...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 1159 Views

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Pleasanton Business Briefs: Massage center OKd for Meadow Plaza in Pleasanton

Tranquil Massage Center has been approved by city planners to move its facility from the Santa Rita Junction Shopping Center...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by SteveP, on Aug 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm | 5 comments | 1893 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Father of driver in cyclist death arrested

The father of the 18-year-old under investigation for running down a bicyclist on Foothill Road has been charged by the...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2013
Last comment by No Surprise, on Aug 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm | 49 comments | 4802 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Musty tasting water concerns residents in Pleasanton

Pleasanton residents may have noticed an earthy-musty taste and odor in their water starting in late July, according to Zone...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Bill, on Aug 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm | 13 comments | 2295 Views

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Cody Hall in Court Wednesday

Cody Hall will enter a plea on Wed and you can bet it will be "not guilty". Not guilty of murder, a murder that was bound...

Original post made by cyclist too on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on Aug 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm | 4 comments | 1144 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Another Bay Area news poll shows little support for BART unions

First it was the KPIX news poll showing that, by a 2-1 margin, Bay Area residents think the unions are being unreasonable. Now...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 958 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. 2, 2013
Last comment by Sell it yourself, on Aug 13, 2013 at 10:41 am | 4 comments | 1216 Views

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3 from Pleasanton added to Hope Hospice board

Three Pleasanton residents have been elected to the Hope Hospice board of directors, joining the organization's 15-member...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Marcia K, on Aug 13, 2013 at 10:30 am | 2 comments | 1204 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

"Homeless-type person" holds up Public Storage on Santa Rita Road

Public Storage in the 2500 block of Santa Rita Road was held up late Monday morning by a "homeless-type person," Pleasanton...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by The Florida Stand Your Ground Law , on Aug 13, 2013 at 10:09 am | 5 comments | 1292 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton's State Senator DeSaulnier suggests law to block BART strikes

As BART's unions agreed to postpone a scheduled strike against the transit system, one California lawmaker is suggesting...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 13, 2013 at 8:00 am | 44 comments | 11735 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Governor's fact-finding panel finds BART management, unions 'far apart' on bargaining

A three-person fact-finding panel appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown heard firsthand Wednesday how far apart BART and its labor...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 13, 2013 at 7:47 am | 80 comments | 2114 Views

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Animal Rescue needs help now

There has been a dramatic decline in kitten, cat, dog and puppy adoptions this summer, reports Tri-Valley Animal Rescue,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by SavingBandit, on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:46 pm | 7 comments | 1589 Views

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 | 4012 Views

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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 | 1667 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 | 1064 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 | 889 Views

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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 | 1921 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 | 2775 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 | 706 Views
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