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AROUND TOWN

Council approves plan to scuttle housing cap, open up more land for low-income housing

The City Council Tuesday approved a tentative settlement agreement with two affordable housing coalitions and the state attorney...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by Gary Schwaegerle, on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm | 55 comments | 9749 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Bridge opens as drivers compete for 'first' trips across new eastern span

Hundreds of motorists followed CHP patrols cars and motorcycles starting at 10 p.m. last night to be among the first to cross...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by john, on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 3 comments | 9717 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Brown launches investigation into foreclosures that affect renters

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday launched an investigation aimed at protecting the rights of the "forgotten...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by Barbara, on Jun 30, 2010 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 9616 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Hostess business killed by bakers union

Thanks again to another selfish union organization, a long time business has had to shut its doors: http://www.ktvu.com/ap/ap/labor/hostess-to-close-cites-nationwide-worker-strike/...

Original post made by Casanova on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by joe, on Nov 23, 2012 at 6:03 am | 45 comments | 9613 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays cuts, for now

While no reductions were made at Tuesday night's school board meeting, the deadline to make cuts and put a parcel tax on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 28, 2009 at 10:09 am | 188 comments | 9601 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Barbara Walters and Pleasanton

Barbara Walters has a new memoir, Audition, and on page 476 she writes, "...when the court sent him (Michael Milken) to...

Original post made by Laurene on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by 80's small timer, on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm | 16 comments | 9549 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Christians will observe Ash Wednesday tomorrow

Christians will observe Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13, marking the start of the Lenten season. Because Sundays are not counted,...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm | 10 comments | 9472 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Beware of telephone and email scams

By far, the most common way of separating seniors from their money is through the telephone, in cons ranging from the grandparent...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2013
Last comment by Sam, on Nov 23, 2013 at 9:52 am | 3 comments | 9449 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Repeat offender busted

A Castro Valley man remains in custody on burglary and bad check charges at local jewelry stores that totaled more than $74,000,...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Nov 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 1 comment | 9433 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Traffic congestion affecting I-580, Isabel, many side streets as shoppers try to reach Paragon Outlets

Traffic was backed up yesterday and for most of the three-day holiday weekend on I-580 as shoppers tried to reach and exit...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Local, on Nov 23, 2012 at 9:37 am | 40 comments | 9424 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Troubled schools

The turnover of principals in the past few years and a series of nasty allegations by and against teachers and administrators...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 23, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 52 comments | 9033 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Electric car charging stations now require special credit card, $1 an hour fee

A special credit card is now required for electric car owners who want to use downtown charging stations. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Greenbird, on Apr 15, 2012 at 11:13 am | 17 comments | 9005 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mark Curtis Blog: California Tuskegee Airmen Head to Inauguration

California Tuskegee Airmen Head to Inauguration By Mark Curtis “Welcome to the Obama Express!” said the flight attendant,...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 18, 2009
There are no comments yet. 8995 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pleasanton-based Safeway merging with Boise-based Albertsons

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for Pleasanton, Safeway Inc. and Albertsons announced a merger agreement...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Al, on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:23 am | 54 comments | 8984 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART considers 20-cent TransBay tube surcharge to spare employee layoffs

At the end of a lengthy hearing on their transit agency's $25 million budget deficit, BART directors ultimately opted not...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by reader, on Jan 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 4 comments | 8894 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

School Board adopts new homework policy

The School Board voted Tuesday night to approve a new homework policy, which has been 14 months in creation and was subject...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by ho, on Jun 25, 2011 at 9:19 am | 27 comments | 8894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Walnut Grove principal files claim against district

Former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal Jon Vranesh, who was placed on administrative leave Oct. 25, has filed a...

Original post made on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by Reality, on May 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm | 63 comments | 8858 Views

RESTAURANTS

'Sneak Peek' shows Paragon Outlets nearing completion

The developers of Paragon Outlets led the media and selected guests on an hour-long "sneak peek" of the 120-store shopping...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by Just.Me, on Sep 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 8747 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Secret PUSD Lawsuits: Zangle v. Pleasanton Unified School District

I am wondering why lawsuits are filed against Pleasanton Unified School District that never seem to appear on the PUSD agendas....

Original post made by Yet Another Lawsuit on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by A concerned parent, on Jul 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm | 43 comments | 8617 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Stoneridge Mall opens to crowds of anxious shoppers at midnight

Stoneridge Shopping Center gave shoppers an early start on their holiday buying today by opening the mall at 12 midnight...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2012
Last comment by Timmy!, on Nov 23, 2012 at 10:40 am | 7 comments | 8596 Views
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Bandwidth and the spinning wheel: Net neutrality
By Gina Channell-Allen | 4 comments | 1,132 views

A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 889 views

Lulu is back home!!!!
By Roz Rogoff | 4 comments | 713 views