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Council calls for quick action on downtown stimulus plan

The Pleasanton City Council last night turned its attention to creating a local economic stimulus package to help its struggling...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2009
Last comment by Ron, on May 15, 2009 at 2:53 pm | 29 comments | 1871 Views

AROUND TOWN

No County Fair on Monday

I'm bummed. What does everyone think? I like the off days as a resident. Also carnies everywhere Monday, which I don't mind....

Original post made by ItsNotFair on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 15, 2009 at 1:53 pm | 4 comments | 1184 Views

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Two minute video entitled "The Pencil" (on Capitalism)

For those who criticize capitalism and the free market, I'd be interested to hear your reaction of this following short video...

Original post made by amy on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Freedom Rings, on May 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm | 3 comments | 1283 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rules on Using Stimulus Funds Not Clear

Here's an exerpt from an article in today's San Jose Mercury News: "the $8 billion in federal stimulus funds for California...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Ptown resident, on May 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 1045 Views

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Debbie Harvey Named PUSD Teacher of the Year

The 2009/2010 Teacher of the Year is Debbie Harvey. Read about it here http://www.infopleasanton.com/2009/05/14/harvey-named-pusd-teacher-of-the-year/...

Original post made by Info Pleasanton on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Jen Cohn, on May 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 9 comments | 1290 Views

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Friday Geyser in Pleasanton

A fire hydrant was knocked off its pedestal Friday before noon at the Pleasanton Square shopping center on Johnson near Owens....

Original post made by Mark Curtis on May. 15, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Yes on G" Guarantees Double Taxation

The Federal Government has already committed $6.7 million to California School in order to back fill the cuts from the State...

Original post made by Thanks Feds on May. 15, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1199 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Pleasanton not Pleasantville...

If you have ever seen the movie Pleasantville than you know their town was perfect. It was a small town with little to no...

Original post made by moviebuff on Dec. 19, 2007
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on May 15, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 39 comments | 5072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CSR is NOT guaranteed by Measure G

The Pleasanton community has expressed the importance it places on class size reduction. Ask parents what they want to see...

Original post made by Ptown resident on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Looking for real leaders, on May 15, 2009 at 9:52 am | 10 comments | 1199 Views

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Pleasanton braces for state to grab $4 million of local revenues to pay down state deficit

Pleasanton officials said today they are bracing for another takeaway of municipal revenues aimed at paying down the state's...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by Can there be a bright side?, on May 14, 2009 at 8:46 pm | 12 comments | 1280 Views

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Obama's Proposed Tax on Soda

How do you feel about Obama, an admitted smoker of both tobacco and marijauna, proposing a 7 cents per can "health tax" on...

Original post made by Rob Smithson on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Carolina, on May 14, 2009 at 8:12 pm | 53 comments | 1920 Views

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Adminstration considering elimination of tax free healthcare benefits and elimination of interest expense on homes for couples making over $100,000

In order to help fund the cost of healthcare for the uninsured the Obama administration and congress are considering eliminating...

Original post made by Lisa on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by Einstein, on May 14, 2009 at 7:32 pm | 41 comments | 1731 Views

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Plan Commission OKs General Plan update

The Pleasanton Planning Commission Wednesday night approved the city's updated General Plan, sending the several-hundred-page...

Original post made on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Einstein, on May 14, 2009 at 7:29 pm | 5 comments | 1127 Views

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An article about whether it matters if the state propositions pass on May 19

It seems to me that whether the propositions pass on May 19 or not, the state will be in trouble. The mercury news had...

Original post made by Resident on May. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Received my measure G ballot today - voted No!

One more vote for no....

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by NO ON G, on May 14, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 24 comments | 1431 Views

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Schwarzenegger proposes selling San Quentin and other state assets

Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed selling San Quentin and other state assets as a way to raise money to offset the budget...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on May 14, 2009 at 4:08 pm | 4 comments | 1326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax still needed?

Quite a few pro-G supporters claim that PUSD is a well managed public entity. At the Feb 3 PUSD workshop Trustee Kernan...

Original post made by Carl on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by Ptown resident, on May 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm | 9 comments | 1224 Views

SPORTS

Donations still being accepted for Zuffa family

Donations are still trickling in for the family of a woman who received second- and third-degree burns to her body after...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2009
Last comment by Yo, on May 14, 2009 at 10:25 am | 13 comments | 2330 Views

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Important Editorial Regarding California Public Employee Pensions

Please read this extremely important editorial from yeasterday's Contra Costa Times (May 13, 2009). http://www.contracostatimes.com/opinion/ci_12351902?nclick_check=1 I...

Original post made by No Fear on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on May 14, 2009 at 9:55 am | 6 comments | 1595 Views

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Burnin' up

Believe it or not, there's a light bulb that's been burning in Livermore long before the invention of the automobile, before...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Point a finger and three point back, on May 14, 2009 at 9:24 am | 5 comments | 1662 Views
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