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Brock Turner juror to judge: 'Shame on you'

"Absolutely shocked and appalled" -- that's the reaction of a juror in the Brock Turner sexual-assault case to the sentence...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm | 7 comments | 1093 Views

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Pleasanton couple heading to Italy for 14th bicycling tour

Passports. Toiletries. Clothes. Cycling shorts. Susie and Del Krause, 74 and 78, have a slightly different packing list from...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Jtjh, on Jun 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 2 comments | 2455 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council gives go-ahead for Veterans Memorial at Pioneer Cemetery

A City Council that just a few years ago was reluctant to spend $1 to acquire the historic, but rundown cemetery on Sunol...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Mark Sweeney, on Jun 17, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 854 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Tri-Valley Hero: Josh Burger, inspirational speaker

Josh Burger wasn't expected to get much out of life. The disease that made it unlikely he would live past birth also limited...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sue Huebner, on Jun 17, 2016 at 2:52 pm | 5 comments | 3408 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Alameda County Fair: You can call me 'Big Al'

Growing up in Pleasanton in the 1960s and '70s meant you were inevitably around the horse-racing industry. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by mooseturd, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 3048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill or Amador?

Not sure if this topic has been discussed already but would love to get other parents' thoughts about our high schools' pluses/minuses....

Original post made by ptownmama on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm | 37 comments | 9150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board brings back all elementary, middle school librarians

Pleasanton's school board chipped away at approved layoffs yet again last night, restoring more librarians whose jobs were...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:28 am | 11 comments | 2183 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anti-Costco group files petitions for Nov. 8 vote to ban store on Johnson Drive

Opponents of a possible bid by Costco to build a new membership-only retail store on Johnson Drive in Pleasanton filed a...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Matt Sullivan, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:03 pm | 82 comments | 3423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss reductions, technology restructuring at tonight's meeting

Pleasanton's school board will discuss ongoing layoffs Tuesday night as the board struggles to cobble together funding from...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by AnonName, on Jun 16, 2016 at 10:03 am | 14 comments | 1784 Views

SPORTS

Rotary's Father's Day Spirit Run set for Sunday

Registrations are now underway for the Rotary Club of Pleasanton's 23rd annual Father's Day Spirit Run being held in downtown...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by local, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:59 am | 2 comments | 2534 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Ex-attorney Spencer Freeman Smith in court again

This is the fellow that did the hit-and-run death of the Chinese visitor Bo Hu on Dougherty Road back in 2012...judge Michael...

Original post made by Court wotcher on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Flightops, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 258 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART asking voters to OK $3.5 billion bond for system overhaul

After years of focusing on system expansion, the BART Board of Directors is looking to completely rebuild the agency's aging...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Publius, on Jun 15, 2016 at 9:04 pm | 23 comments | 1797 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Old Stanley Boulevard to close Monday for reconstruction

Stanley Boulevard between First and Main streets in downtown Pleasanton will be closed starting Monday to all traffic for...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Dave K, on Jun 15, 2016 at 5:37 am | 11 comments | 1038 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Alameda County Fair opens tomorrow

The Alameda County Fair opens Wednesday with new attractions, more special events and fair favorites ranging from horse racing...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2694 Views

AROUND TOWN

Realtors like state's housing plan that Pleasanton opposes

The California Association of Realtors this week applauded a "build by right" proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown that Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jun 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm | 17 comments | 2108 Views

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New Housing Construction - What say you City of Pleasanton?

Let's cut to the chase. With all of the current housing under construction (much on Stanley/Valley/Bernal/Kottinger/St. Mary/Spring...

Original post made by Patcher on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jun 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm | 14 comments | 631 Views

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Dublin holding public meeting tonight to discuss IKEA building plans

Dublin representatives are holding an informational public meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. tonight to discuss plans by the...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 14, 2016 at 3:38 pm | 6 comments | 1737 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mark Geregos - another couple of fails

You know this guy as the celebrity attorney that's representing the John Deming family in their wrongful death lawsuit against...

Original post made by Sam on Jun. 14, 2016
There are no comments yet. 171 Views

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Pleasanton imposing excess water use penalties despite rain

Despite heavy rains and a good winter snowpack in the mountains, Pleasanton plans to continue its drinking water restrictions...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by andy, on Jun 11, 2016 at 8:50 pm | 27 comments | 4177 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pelosi Says Federal Research Invented The iPhone

Check out the story: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/06/10/nancy-pelosi-apple-iphone-steve-jobs-federal-research/ And...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Kevin, on Jun 11, 2016 at 8:40 am | 3 comments | 272 Views
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