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Hosterman hawk permit denied by Planning Commission

In a sharply divisive move, the Planning Commission decided in a 3-2 vote to deny Mayor Jennifer Hosterman's application...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2007
Last comment by RoyArtelo, on Nov 7, 2008 at 2:44 pm | 97 comments | 7800 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Public employee benefits - beyond reasonable

"As America's recession spooled out, Chicago responded to the ensuing budget crunch the way many cities have: by cutting...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 46 comments | 7782 Views

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Why so many Haters of Ruby Hill?

One thing I've noticed in my short time on the PW Town Square Forum is that so many contributors seem to have this intense...

Original post made by maja7 on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Jul 3, 2010 at 7:17 am | 61 comments | 7770 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board finds 'merit' to complaints, will replace Walnut Grove principal

In a marathon closed session that lasted more than seven hours, the Pleasanton School Board decided to replace Jon Vranesh...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Sam, on Dec 20, 2013 at 7:22 am | 22 comments | 7677 Views

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School board votes down pay increase for itself

At a Pleasanton School Board meeting that gave raises to the district's top two employees and increases in step-and-column...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Wanda, on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm | 12 comments | 7669 Views

SPORTS

Amador basketball has an aau team - is this ethical?

I just found out that Amador has an aau basketball team they put together this past summer. They are even called the "Dons"....

Original post made by Curious on Sep. 13, 2009
Last comment by playfairnow, on Feb 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm | 77 comments | 7666 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drug Sniffing Dogs at Amador Valley?

Today I received this message from the PTSA at Amador Valley High School: "A special PTSA General Meeting will take place...

Original post made by A Neighbor on Dec. 3, 2011
Last comment by Parent , on Dec 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 61 comments | 7644 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton police searching for missing teen

Pleasanton Police are asking for help finding a missing 13-year-old girl. Ana Elizarraras was last seen at 4 a.m. Dec. 1...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Deanne, on Dec 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm | 9 comments | 7504 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrest announced in death of Foothill girl 27 years ago

An unnamed suspect has been arrested in the homicide of a 14-year-old girl that occurred 27 years ago. Tina Faelz's body...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2011
Last comment by Bonnie, on Apr 4, 2012 at 7:35 pm | 101 comments | 7495 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school board ponders plan to restore $2.7 million in jobs

The Pleasanton school district is considering adding some jobs that were cut in 2008, including a lead trainer for technology...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 31 comments | 7433 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What is an "instructional coach?" and why is PUSD funding instructional coaches rather than real teachers?

I have been following the thread on PUSD. It used to be that every time a buddy of a superintendent or administrator "retired,"...

Original post made by Boondoggle on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 23 comments | 7428 Views

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Verizon adds Pleasanton sites to improve service

The Verizon Wireless Network announced this week that it has added new 4G LTE cell sites along Vineyard Avenue, Isabel Avenue...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by VZ not worst, on Jan 3, 2014 at 11:12 am | 16 comments | 7410 Views

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Almost 250 city of Pleasanton govt employees make > $100,000 per year!

Did you see the article in the Valley Times and the Herald regarding "Six-Figure Government Salaries Abound in the Bay Area"...

Original post made by Bill on Aug. 30, 2009
Last comment by Wake up People, on Sep 5, 2009 at 8:44 pm | 23 comments | 7347 Views

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Is fireplace smoke second hand smoke?

After reading about Dublin's ordinance on second hand smoke, I wonder why they only consider cigarette smoke as offensive...

Original post made by Paulette Kenyon on Dec. 29, 2007
Last comment by Anthony, on May 24, 2010 at 11:28 am | 31 comments | 7337 Views

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BART AT STONERIDGE

Doesn't anyone else see this as a bad idea? at the owens location, not too many homes or businesses. but along stoneridge,...

Original post made by aaron on Mar. 3, 2008
Last comment by aaron, on Apr 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm | 72 comments | 7278 Views

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Community Office Hours with Assemblymember Torrico

I am so pleased that Assemblymember Torrico is joining me for office hours. This is a great opportunity for the community...

Original post made by Mayor Jennifer Hosterman on Oct. 16, 2007
There are no comments yet. 7254 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PUSD says female student killed by train near downtown this afternoon

The PUSD has confirmed that a female student was struck and killed by a train around 2:30 p.m. Police are still investigating...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Bethany, on Feb 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 236 comments | 7186 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Cold snap comes to Pleasanton starting today

Higher-than-normal temperatures over Thanksgiving weekend will end this week as a cold snap heading for the Bay Area is expected...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm | 17 comments | 7156 Views

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Reader's Choice

With 29,358 confirmed votes from 1,550 voters across the globe, our readers truly chose their favorite parts of Pleasanton--from...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2008
Last comment by Bad news, on Jul 25, 2008 at 3:08 pm | 3 comments | 7145 Views

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Reusable bag ordinance goes into effect tomorrow in Pleasanton, but not San Ramon

Starting tomorrow, New Years's Day, the reusable bag ordinance is in effect which states that grocery stores, mini-marts,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by Phil, on Jan 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm | 44 comments | 7135 Views
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