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Dead Bird in Yard-Advice Sought

I found a dead bird on the grass in my backyard. A dove or pigeon. What do I do with it? How do I dispose of it? Any...

Original post made by Joanna on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Feb 14, 2009 at 7:13 pm | 14 comments | 1615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What cuts for top administrators of PUSD

Simple question: What cuts are the top administrators of PUSD taking for themselves? Are they being an example by cutting...

Original post made by Todd on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by Ceaser, on Feb 14, 2009 at 6:47 pm | 53 comments | 2337 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Colorado investigators say fire started in kitchen

Fire investigators believe the fire that killed Pleasanton resident David Patrick Ryan early Friday began in the kitchen,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Pat Markle, on Feb 13, 2009 at 9:17 pm | 5 comments | 1593 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

General Plan delayed again by housing cap dispute

Community and city leaders started updating the Pleasanton General Plan in 2003, a hoped-for three year process that is just...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Tom, on Feb 13, 2009 at 9:50 am | 5 comments | 1403 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Crime reports online

The Valley Times had an article this morning about Dublin signing up with crimereports.com. This would be great for Pleasanton...

Original post made by MainStreetDiva on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by PJ, on Feb 13, 2009 at 12:39 am | 9 comments | 1753 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Freeze warnings issued tonight for Pleasanton, Tri-Valley

Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley are expected to have numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms today with freeze warnings...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by withheld by request, on Feb 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm | 11 comments | 1777 Views

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SPCA, veterinary center partner to offer free spay/neuter day for dogs, cats

The East Bay SPCA and Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care, located in San Ramon, have teamed up to offer 100 free...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Dorothy, on Feb 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 1646 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Low mortgage rates boost refinance activity

The Mortgage Bankers Association, in its Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending last Friday, announced today that...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Neil Clifton, on Feb 12, 2009 at 10:20 am | 6 comments | 1535 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

General Plan delayed again by housing cap dispute

Community and city leaders started updating the Pleasanton General Plan in 2003, a hoped-for three year process that is just...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Why, on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 1216 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting a head start on spring cleaning

Fifth graders from Ms. Ferreira's Walnut Grove Elementary School class recently took part in a service learning assignment....

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Just a thought..., on Feb 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 1542 Views

AROUND TOWN

Germain's court case continued to Feb. 26

A court hearing for Henry Germain, the former Castlewood Country Club tennis pro who is accused of child molestation, has...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by nonameplease, on Feb 11, 2009 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1294 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: Teachers should remain balanced

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5185 posted Friday, February 6,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by SD, on Feb 11, 2009 at 2:34 pm | 27 comments | 1725 Views

SPORTS

Proposal of a Golf Tax in California is Unfair and Unjust.

As we begin 2009, a proposal looms in Sacramento that for the first time will tax playing golf in California. This unjust...

Original post made by Sean on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm | 6 comments | 1969 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why blame the Teachers?

From what I understand, half the population of Pleasanton moved here in the last five years. I'll bet our wonderful school...

Original post made by School District Supporter on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Another Homeowner, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm | 117 comments | 3157 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

BUSC and Rage Placement of local children in Div 1

Below is the criteria used for selecting boys for division 1. I think this is similar to Rage (correct me if wrong) From...

Original post made by SoccerParent on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by It's a joke, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 1433 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

UPDATE: Middle school, youngest boy's friend start donation efforts for family displaced by house fire

Pleasanton Middle School is spearheading a donation drive for the Zuffa family, which has been displaced by a house fire...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by BobSmith Charles, on Feb 11, 2009 at 6:51 am | 50 comments | 3676 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: Steps we can take to keep our schools great

With the current economic crisis greatly impacting California, public schools, which are dependent on state funds, are facing...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Teacher, on Feb 10, 2009 at 6:27 pm | 47 comments | 1681 Views

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BART station moves to completion, apartments put on hold

Next month, work will begin on constructing pedestrian walkways on the Pleasanton and Dublin sides of the new BART station...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by aaron, on Feb 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm | 3 comments | 1443 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

State supreme court to hear arguments against Prop. 8

The California Supreme Court announced this week it will hear arguments on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the state's...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 10, 2009 at 1:02 pm | 35 comments | 1743 Views

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Treasures of Main Street

It's easy to excite a kid. That's probably because they notice little things in life that mostly go unnoticed by adults....

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by grumpy old man, on Feb 10, 2009 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 1823 Views
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Martin Litton, force of nature. An appreciation.
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