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SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school sports face funding challenge

For years the biggest problem facing high school coaches in Pleasanton has been determining who will be the key players and...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Barbara Kirk, on May 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm | 6 comments | 1821 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school sports face funding challenge

For years the biggest problem facing high school coaches in Pleasanton has been determining who will be the key players and...

Original post made on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Lucia Holman, President Foothill Athletic Boosters, on May 24, 2012 at 9:44 am | 32 comments | 13126 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

San Ramon art and wind festival opens at 10 a.m. Sunday, Monday

The San Ramon art and wind festival is a family friendly festival that features professional kite flying demonstrations,...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by not a fan, on May 24, 2012 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 1071 Views

AROUND TOWN

Raley's union in Bay Area votes to authorize strike

Raley's employees in the Bay Area and part of the Central Valley voted Wednesday to authorize a strike against the grocery...

Original post made on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by Jake Thomas, on May 24, 2012 at 2:18 am | 33 comments | 1791 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

should the school district have more discretion in the layoff process?

I came across two interesting pieces recently that I thought members of the community might want to read. The first is a...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Slippers, on May 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm | 19 comments | 1822 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Eric Swalwell Interview on May 23rd at 11:30 AM

My Blogtalkradio show is back Wednesday morning, May 23rd, at 11:30 am with [http://www.blogtalkradio.com/san-ramon-observer/2012/05/23/can-eric-swalwell-unseat-pete-stark...

Original post made by San Ramon Observer on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 4 comments | 1423 Views

AROUND TOWN

Appeals court rejects disabled citizens' bid to obtain medical marijuana

Four disabled Californians who want to use medical marijuana lost a bid to a federal appeals court in San Francisco Monday...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Bob, on May 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 1091 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why Was the Story on Pete Stark Removed?

Story posted this morning has been removed by the Pleasanton Weekly. Why?!...

Original post made by Dave on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by steve, on May 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm | 16 comments | 1296 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Just say No to Measure B3

If you like higher taxes, stay here. You're in the right city, the right county and the right state for paying more, and...

Original post made on May. 20, 2012
Last comment by hmmm, on May 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm | 17 comments | 2964 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

School board meeting tomorrow to discuss May revise, management salaries

The Pleasanton Unified School District board will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow to consider, among other issues, a report on the...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by Meghan, on May 21, 2012 at 10:16 am | 2 comments | 1395 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: Keep the Tri-Valley coalition together

Just as the coalition of Tri-Valley cities is enthusiastically backing a new marketing campaign by the Tri-Valley Convention...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by Mary, on May 21, 2012 at 8:49 am | 1 comment | 1016 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is Pete Stark the type of person you want representing you?

Read in the local "Independent" that they were supporting Pete Stark in his bid for reelection to Congress. I’m shocked...

Original post made by Dave on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Never did ! ! ! !, on May 20, 2012 at 5:21 pm | 5 comments | 1047 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Total number of jobs decreases in Alameda County, but so does unemployment rate

Bay Area jobless numbers dropped in April after a small uptick in March, part of a statewide and national trend, according...

Original post made on May. 19, 2012
Last comment by Beware, on May 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm | 4 comments | 1786 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Safeway board approves 21% increase in quarterly dividend

Safeway Inc. announced Tuesday that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend, reflecting a 21%...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Ted, on May 20, 2012 at 9:24 am | 5 comments | 1781 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisors approve plan for replacing Nadia Lockyer

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has approved an open public process to appoint a replacement for Nadia Lockyer, who...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by Common sense, on May 20, 2012 at 1:27 am | 7 comments | 1163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS?

Does anyone know of a good organization that has volunteer opportunities for elementary school children? My child has been...

Original post made by Anonymous on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by lditto, on May 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm | 4 comments | 1638 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hidden Gardens of the Valley fundraiser Sunday

Enjoy gardening? Looking for inspiration? Participate in the Hidden Gardens of the Valley garden tour in Pleasanton this...

Original post made on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by VHS, on May 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm | 6 comments | 1224 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Peter Sagan repeats sprint to finish to take Stage 3 in 2012 Amgen Tour

Young Slovakian cycling sensation and overall 2012 Amgen Tour of California race leader Peter Sagan (SVK) of Liquigas-Cannondale...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on May 19, 2012 at 12:03 am | 10 comments | 1090 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

San Ramon man arrested in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist in Dublin

A San Ramon man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist in Dublin on Tuesday, police officials...

Original post made on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by What is it where 100 Attorneys are buried up to the neck? , on May 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm | 2 comments | 1446 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Angela Street arsonist gets one-year sentence

The woman who set her home and herself on fire in a December 2008 arson at her East Angela Street home was sentenced Wednesday...

Original post made on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by 3 -1/2 long years, on May 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm | 2 comments | 1515 Views
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