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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class of 2013 graduates at Foothill, Amador Valley high schools as principals also say goodbye

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools held commencement exercises Friday night with thousands of parents, other relatives...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm | 11 comments | 1499 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Democrats propose renaming Independence Day to 4th of July

Leading Democrats in the Congress have called for support of new legislation sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) S.1776:...

Original post made by freedom fighter on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Ronald Regan, on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm | 16 comments | 1446 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fireworks believed cause of blaze at Sunol Boulevard, northbound I-680 in Pleasanton early today

Fireworks are believed the cause of an early morning vegetation fire next to the northbound on-ramp from Sunol Boulevard...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by steve, on Jul 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 3 comments | 1894 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton woman, 86, bilked out of life savings by son, daughter-in-law

An Auburn man has been sentenced to 60 months in prison for bilking his 86-year-old mother, a Pleasanton resident, out of...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Victor, on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:44 am | 9 comments | 2944 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

San Jose man flees approaching Pleasanton police at Shadow Cliffs, arrested on weapons charge

Three men from outside the area were arrested for weapons possession in two separate incidents in recent days. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by No Scum, on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:12 am | 7 comments | 2176 Views

AROUND TOWN

DAY 4: BART strike continues to have less impact in Pleasanton with fewer commuters as Independence Day nears

Although major freeways remain jammed as the third day of the BART strike continues, so far the work stoppage has not had...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Angry, on Jul 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm | 28 comments | 3265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters: Cash offers have advantage for sellers in housing market

As a company that is at the forefront of marketing to the Mandarin-speaking community, we love the high level of emphasis...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2013
Last comment by Recent Buyer, on Jul 4, 2013 at 4:39 am | 14 comments | 6351 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Ramon commission recommends no fireworks in 2013

At its Tuesday meeting, the San Ramon Parks and Community Services Commission officially recommended that the city not bring...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Pam Bickford, on Jul 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm | 3 comments | 1105 Views

AROUND TOWN

Smoking at our parks

In this day and age, it is hard to imagine anyone not knowing about the danger of second and third hand smoke. Yet, each...

Original post made by Smiley Face on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Honestly, on Jul 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm | 18 comments | 1655 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Now unions threaten strikes against Oakland, Easy Bay Parks as well as BART

Leaders of unions representing BART, city of Oakland and East Bay Regional Park District employees threatened at a boisterous...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Jul 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm | 18 comments | 1455 Views

AROUND TOWN

First Wednesday street party starts at 6 p.m. tonight in downtown Pleasanton

Another downtown Pleasanton First Wednesday Street Party starts at 6 p.m. tonight with booths set up to market products and...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm | 3 comments | 1384 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vandalism to Harvest Park library?

Does anyone have confirmed information on a vandalism attack of the Harvest Park library over Memorial Day weekend? The report...

Original post made by Birdland Resident on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Interested Observer, on Jul 3, 2013 at 10:05 am | 76 comments | 4174 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fourth of July: Keep Rover (and Scat the Cat) Safe!

To the tune of San Francisco/Flowers in Your Hair http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_WG3d3GL8 (RiP Scott McKenzie) If you're...

Original post made by dogfather on Jul. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 769 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Are Corporate Taxes Too High? Maybe It's the Fault of Unions

My good friends and neighbors, big, profitable U.S. companies paid an average federal tax rate of nearly 13 percent in 2010,...

Original post made by Freedom Fighting Bill on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Lessismore , on Jul 3, 2013 at 9:36 am | 3 comments | 919 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's In A Name?

Discover the story and the people that started it all... Learn the history behind the names of the Tri-Valley cities we call...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Bryan Moran, on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:00 pm | 2 comments | 961 Views

AROUND TOWN

Same-sex couples celebrate in Pleasanton

Some of Pleasanton's same-sex couples are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that once again makes their marriages...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm | 21 comments | 1444 Views

AROUND TOWN

BART on strike!

Union officials announced that BART workers intend to strike this morning, leaving hundreds of Pleasanton and other Tri-Valley...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Jul 2, 2013 at 1:14 pm | 4 comments | 1016 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Any Updates on Foothill Road Car/Cyclist Accident?

Are they still waiting on toxicology reports? Cell phone records? I would think we should be hearing something soon. RIP...

Original post made by anon on Jul. 2, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1155 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The question that all of should be concerned about!

The question that all of should be concerned about! After spending various amounts of time, commenting on different postings...

Original post made by Daveg on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:55 am | 3 comments | 876 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Senior Center closed for repairs through next Monday

The Pleasanton Senior Center is closed until July 8 for routine maintenance. All daytime exercise classes have been relocated...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Mac, on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:29 am | 4 comments | 1045 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 2,092 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 786 views

The Vranesh situation heads to court
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 605 views