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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board declines bid to consider smaller class sizes for 2nd grade

With their successful campaign for smaller class sizes in first grade behind them, about 10 parents came back to the Pleasanton...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Sharolyn Borris, on May 30, 2013 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 17501 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council Ignores PENSION problem - unfunded liability increases

"Craig Bowen, the San Ramon Valley fire chief who retired in 2008, collects an annual pension of $310,000 a year, in part...

Original post made by Arnold on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Arnold, on May 29, 2013 at 10:56 pm | 2 comments | 912 Views

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Housing Assistance for the Tri-Valley

Has anyone experienced problems with finding housing for adult persons with special needs in the Tri-Valley area? The Cities...

Original post made by Don on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by My Two Cents, on May 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm | 3 comments | 753 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Michele Bachmann Drops Bombshell: America's True Patriots Are Devastated

Michele Bachmann announced she will retire in 2014 in a late-night video, insisting to the strains of a stirringly upbeat,...

Original post made by Liberty Takes a Big Hit on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by A Neighbor, on May 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm | 8 comments | 795 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Protests planned for today's Chevron shareholders' meeting in San Ramon

Ahead of Chevron's annual shareholder meeting in San Ramon today, Richmond's mayor and a coalition of environmental and human...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Charlie Brown, on May 29, 2013 at 10:58 am | 4 comments | 3501 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

VFW members distribute 'Buddy Poppies' to help veterans

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ambrose D. Regalia Post 6298 distributed Buddy Poppies over the Memorial Day weekend...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 29, 2013 at 9:45 am | 2 comments | 1315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Please go to school board meeting tonight to support CSR

Parents and concerned community members will talk to the school board tonight about the importance of lowering class sizes...

Original post made by CSR on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by Karen, on May 29, 2013 at 9:24 am | 5 comments | 1920 Views

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City official to talk development with Pleasanton school board tonight

The Pleasanton school board will have some questions to address following a presentation tonight about new development in...

Original post made on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 29, 2013 at 9:13 am | 18 comments | 1517 Views

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Thieves rush Livermore Outlets store, steal thousands of dollars worth of designer jeans

In a brazen daytime robbery, as many as 10 suspects rushed a Livermore outlet store and stole thousands of dollars worth...

Original post made on May. 26, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on May 29, 2013 at 8:55 am | 9 comments | 1109 Views

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Pleasanton city employees agree to higher pension contributions, but gain first wage increases in 3 years

The Pleasanton City Council approved a proposed three-year agreement Tuesday with the union representing 220 regular city...

Original post made on May. 23, 2013
Last comment by !, on May 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm | 8 comments | 1360 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama Staggered by Recent Scandals: Polls Show the Public Is Incensed by the Administration's Corruption

Recent public opinion polls reveal a steep drop in public support for the Obama administration. Yesterday's Gallup poll...

Original post made by Freedom is more than just a word on May. 19, 2013
Last comment by Stafford, on May 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm | 8 comments | 3262 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Neighbors question Pleasanton's Woodthrush Park's park's lack of amenities

When Alan Mode received his copy of the Summer 2013 Activities Guide, he noted the list of Pleasanton parks and their amenities. Read...

Original post made on May. 24, 2013
Last comment by Fozzy, on May 28, 2013 at 7:16 pm | 22 comments | 3025 Views

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Join TVAR on June 1 and 2 for the 4th annual Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days and ADOPT FOR FREE!

All cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies adopted from TVAR or the East County Animal Shelter will be free to qualified homes...

Original post made by Jim Telfer on May. 28, 2013
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COMMENTS ON STORIES

Flight on World War II bomber proves to be adventurous, emotional -- and totally awesome

I have never considered myself an adventurous person. I favor turn signals, never go anywhere without a map and a cell phone,...

Original post made on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Bill, on May 28, 2013 at 11:44 am | 2 comments | 1194 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

New Leaf to open market at Vintage Hills Center next year

New Leaf Community Markets, an independently-owned grocer known for carrying locally grown, organic foods, will open a store...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by Fredrick, on May 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm | 20 comments | 3306 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton police say Sheraton guest skips out without paying $1,300 in charges

The Pleasanton Police Department is asking the District Attorney's Office to file charges against a women guest who racked...

Original post made on May. 24, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 27, 2013 at 10:51 am | 6 comments | 1530 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fatal collisions up, DUI arrests down so far this holiday weekend

Fatal collisions in the Bay Area are up, but DUI arrests are down from last year over the Memorial Day weekend, according...

Original post made on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Proof read!, on May 27, 2013 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 1081 Views

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James Nagel band highlight tonight's 'Concert in the Park' in downtown Pleasanton

Pleasanton's popular Friday night "Concert in the Park" series continues at 7 p.m. tonight with comfortable, cooler temperatures...

Original post made on May. 24, 2013
Last comment by Michael L., on May 27, 2013 at 9:50 am | 4 comments | 1637 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Media Suppresses Truth: Afraid of Obama's Persecution?

It is possible that the Obama administration's ruthless and unprecedented oppression of American media is having its effect....

Original post made by Shout Freedom on May. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jon, on May 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 4130 Views

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Which city is richest? Depends on how the numbers are run

Pleasanton came out near the top of a recent list of the wealthiest cities in America. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=11321...

Original post made on May. 23, 2013
Last comment by ACE, on May 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm | 13 comments | 1830 Views
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