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RESTAURANTS

Redcoats gets OK for four nights of downtown entertainment

Mari Kennard finally won the approval of the Pleasanton City Council Tuesday to add Wednesday and Thursday nights to nighttime...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by June, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:05 am | 7 comments | 3026 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pros and Cons of different approaches to balancing the PUSD budget

As suggested by Stacey at the end of a thread: "I think what may be useful is to develop a list of the pros and cons of...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Sandy, on Feb 5, 2010 at 8:54 am | 38 comments | 2037 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents find $8M deficit hard to swallow

Pleasanton Unified School District is now preparing to make $8 million in reductions to next year's budget, and parents aren't...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Sandy, on Feb 5, 2010 at 8:51 am | 11 comments | 2060 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

First deck section of Bay Bridge put into place

Construction of the Bay Bridge's new self-anchored suspension span reached a milestone today when the first deck section...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by ruan, on Feb 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm | 1 comment | 4715 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does anyone know why our district has so much debt compared to other districts?

I heard from a friend that our district carries 18-20% debt while most other districts carry 3-4%. Why is this? What is...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by an old mom, on Feb 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm | 16 comments | 1355 Views

AROUND TOWN

The wine stroll must go on -- rain or shine

A rainy forecast isn't going to let the Pleasanton Downtown Association keep the Truffles, Tidbits and Wine Tasting event...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Susan M., on Feb 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm | 1 comment | 1269 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forget Parcel Tax- Repeal Prop 13!

With more budget cuts looming for our schools, isn't it about time that we revisit Prop 13? California is loosing residents...

Original post made by Courtney on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Feb 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm | 43 comments | 2453 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

And this type of gov't healthcare is what Democrats, including McNerney, are still trying to jam down our throats...

Denver Post: Denver boy, 9, died after state-benefits error denied him asthma medication Read more >>> http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14329527#ixzz0edBr3jYC Can...

Original post made by Paul on Feb. 4, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1087 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Graffiti?

Was that a patch of painted over graffiti I saw on the wonderful painting on the side of the Valley Plumbing warehouse...

Original post made by Tango on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Rachael, on Feb 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm | 6 comments | 2473 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water quality - nothing rinses clean?

Hi - I know there were earlier discussions on the fluctuations in minerals, chlorine, etc. in the water supply, depending...

Original post made by Grace on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Feb 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm | 10 comments | 1357 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Fundraisers slated to benefit Haiti

A host of events are being held here in the local community to benefit victims of the Haiti earthquake, starting this Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by MedShare, on Feb 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm | 8 comments | 1294 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

What to do????

Tonight I was outside recyclering my garbage(thanks to pleasanton garbage) anyways four racoons walked by my house and one...

Original post made by Concern on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by momtotwo, on Feb 4, 2010 at 11:44 am | 12 comments | 2128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Ramon Budget Update

An update on the San Ramon Valley School District negotiations: http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_14327534?source=rss ...

Original post made by resident on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm | 9 comments | 1226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spinoff Thread - Why are BMWs always associated with spoiled children?

It seems like the stereotypical Pleasantonian is a SUV driving, "not my kid", soccer mom with a spoiled teen driving a BMW?...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Hmmmmm, on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm | 20 comments | 7210 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Prop. 8 trial, followed nationally, now recreated on YouTube

The same-sex marriage trial in San Francisco last month broke ground not only as the first federal trial of its kind, but...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by LBK, on Feb 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm | 6 comments | 1265 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council seeks tighter controls over pub's impact on neighborhood

The Pleasanton City Council, in its consideration tonight of a four-month-old petition by Redcoats British Pub in downtown...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm | 10 comments | 1703 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

This is what is sinking California...

"Public Employee Unions Are Sinking California. Months after closing its last budget gap, the Golden State is $20 billion...

Original post made by Curt on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Yea Willie !, on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:43 am | 13 comments | 1153 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Fair and Balanced Use of Waterboarding

Fair and Balanced - Bill O'Reilly of Fox News jokes about having the CIA kidnap Reid and Pelosi and then waterboard Pelosi....

Original post made by No Spin Zone on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by sickened and angry, on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:25 am | 19 comments | 1150 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

ValleyCare Medical Center opens new floor with 24 beds

In an effort to serve more patients as well as make their stay a little more pleasant, ValleyCare Health System recently...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Fred Brown, on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:38 pm | 1 comment | 1304 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Prop. 8 sponsor warns same-sex marriage could lead to 'social moral decay'

An official sponsor of Proposition 8 testified in federal court in San Francisco Thursday that he believes same-sex marriage...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Go Canucks Go, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:46 pm | 25 comments | 1293 Views
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