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Pleasanton’s “RELAY for LIFE” Honors Cancer Victims and Survivors with “LUMINARIA”

Pleasanton’s Relay for Life event for 2014 will be July 19-20 at the Pleasanton Middle School. Luminaria are decorated,...

Original post made by Ken mano on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 19, 2014 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 413 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

New mortgage rules protect against risky loans

Good news for people shopping for a mortgage and for current homeowners facing foreclosure because they can no longer afford...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 19, 2014 at 11:41 am | 9 comments | 2927 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sheriff's deputy guilty of sharing confidential information

One of two people charged with illegally sharing confidential information has been found guilty of a single misdemeanor charge. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 19, 2014 at 11:36 am | 25 comments | 1676 Views

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Fannie Mae to keep conforming mortgage loans at $625,000

The California Association of Realtors praised the Federal Housing Finance Agency this week for deciding to keep the 2014...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by SimpleMinds, on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:42 pm | 3 comments | 299 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Builders see immigration reform as way to add to workforce

An organization representing home builders this week praised Congressional efforts to develop an immigration policy that...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Laughter, on Jul 17, 2014 at 8:48 am | 6 comments | 1030 Views

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Unfunded pensions

Residents...I received this information via an email last week. Pleasanton has a reputation for responsible fiscal management...

Original post made by Concerned about hidden debt on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by Lois Lipps, on Jul 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm | 102 comments | 4877 Views

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Sales tax measure is back, and just might pass

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to place a transportation sales tax increase measure...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by enough already, on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:37 am | 62 comments | 4665 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton police seize 2 men at scene of stolen copper wire coils on Rheem Drive

Pleasanton police yesterday arrested two men on suspicion of stealing copper wire from a business in the 2100 block of Rheem...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:18 pm | 16 comments | 2717 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Artist learns to embrace two cultures

When Minnie Phan began to draw as a young child, she kept her sketches to herself. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/print/story/2014/07/11/artist-learns-to-...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Jul 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm | 3 comments | 1586 Views

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WHAT IS GRAMMAR

There is a lot of commentary on this forum regarding ones grammar. This forum is not the place to discover correct grammar....

Original post made by Michael Austin on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jul 15, 2014 at 10:02 am | 5 comments | 326 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

CALIFORNIA WILL ISSUE DRIVER'S LICENSE TO ILLEGAL IMMMIGRANTS

In less than six months California will start issuing California driver's license to illegal immigrants. It is assumed that...

Original post made by Michael Austin on Jul. 13, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jul 14, 2014 at 8:05 am | 8 comments | 513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves modified 'lite' calendar

After last night's two-hour report and discussion on the approval of a modified calendar option, the school board approved...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Twilight Zone, on Jul 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm | 169 comments | 12320 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

17-day fair closes with attendance up 22%

Searing heat with temperatures hovering near the 100 degree mark for several days didn't stop the 475,762 visitors to this...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2014
Last comment by TQ, on Jul 13, 2014 at 8:12 pm | 1 comment | 942 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

German Program at Foothill cuts????

Heard some rumors the program may be getting some cuts... Does anyone know more facts? ...

Original post made by Concerned on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 16 comments | 1016 Views

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Horror camping adventure coming to fairgrounds next Friday

An interactive, horror camping adventure will be taking place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2014
Last comment by CMac, on Jul 13, 2014 at 7:01 am | 4 comments | 3624 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Lois Lerner advised IRS employees "be cautious about what we say in emails"

Let's see, if I am a public servant, doing my job, in an honest an ethical way, "not even a smidgen of corruption" as our...

Original post made by jimf01 on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jul 12, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 44 comments | 2413 Views

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Governor signs bill to fund teacher's retirement system

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a State Assembly bill that will fund the teachers' retirement system through annual contributions...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by qnony, on Jul 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm | 5 comments | 1232 Views

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Pleasanton's free movies in the park series starts tomorrow night

Movie aficionados are invited to enjoy free movies during six summer-time Thursday evenings in Pleasanton's Amador Valley...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by kbenson, on Jul 12, 2014 at 1:03 pm | 4 comments | 2725 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton Senior Center reopens after makeover

Major renovations and new amenities completed at the Pleasanton Senior Center were unveiled to the public this week. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 12, 2014 at 11:13 am | 20 comments | 4117 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Valley Humane Society launches photo contest

The Valley Humane Society is launching its first photo contest today to show the lovability and worth of pets. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Dominick, on Jul 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm | 3 comments | 3404 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
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Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
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The Vranesh situation heads to court
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