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Appointment of new poet laureate on Pleasanton Civic Arts Commission agenda tonight

The Pleasanton Civic Arts Commission will consider recommending the appointment of Sandra Harrison Kay as the city's new...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Claudette , on Apr 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 4 comments | 1351 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Kansas Leads Nation's Moral Crusade Against Abortion

The Kansas state Senate passed a measure on Friday that would ban Planned Parenthood from providing sex education in schools...

Original post made by Jim F on Apr. 6, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 7 comments | 1061 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plesanton's Centerpointe preschool, former employee sued by parents of bound child

The parents of a 2-year-old who was bound with tape while in the care of Centerpointe Christian Preschool in Pleasanton have...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Apr 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 12287 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown Pleasanton to have a hardware store again.

Fred Nichandros, who owns Workbench Hardware in Valley Plaza at Santa Rita Road and Valley Avenue, signed a long-term lease...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Joe Crosslin, on Apr 8, 2013 at 10:37 am | 8 comments | 2174 Views

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CVS Pharmacy celebrating opening in Pleasanton's Gateway Center

CVS Pharmacy is celebrating the opening of its new Pleasanton store in Gateway Center with special prizes and prices. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Fredo, on Apr 8, 2013 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 1556 Views

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Not Yet Are We a Godless Nation!

. Although the North Carolina House of Representatives killed a bill Thursday that would have paved the way for establishing...

Original post made by Marvin on Apr. 6, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 7, 2013 at 7:14 pm | 9 comments | 1077 Views

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Fake gun causes real scare

What could have been a tragic situation -- multiple reports of a man in body armor running with an assault weapon -- turned...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by nancy s., on Apr 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm | 18 comments | 1477 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Looking to Make Change in our Community

Hello everybody, My name is Sabari Somanathan and I am a Sophomore at Amador Valley High School looking to make real change...

Original post made by Sabarigirish Somanathan on Apr. 6, 2013
Last comment by nancy s., on Apr 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm | 8 comments | 1195 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Coldstone Creamery closing its downtown Pleasanton store

The franchise owners of Coldstone Creamery in downtown Pleasanton are closing their store and moving out of Tully's Plaza...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by dave, on Apr 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm | 32 comments | 3745 Views

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Pleasanton Council chambers jammed Tuesday night for Measure PP vote; delayed 2 weeks because of school holiday

More than 100 filled the Pleasanton City Council chambers Tuesday night for a scheduled public hearing and then a final vote...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by franco, on Apr 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm | 6 comments | 1526 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Centerpointe preschool, former employee sued by parents of bound child

The parents of a 2-year-old who was bound with tape while in the care of Centerpointe Christian Preschool have sued the school...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by EG, on Apr 6, 2013 at 4:47 am | 2 comments | 1173 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Brown wants U.S. to end control over California prison population

Gov. Jerry Brown has asked a federal three-judge panel to lift an order requiring the state to reduce the number of inmates...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by Archy, on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm | 8 comments | 1221 Views

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Pleasanton financier added to lawsuit claiming his company cheated clients

William Hogarty, 49, the owner of a now-defunct Pleasanton firm that allegedly bilked homeowners out of tens of thousands...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by olfthfl, on Apr 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 9 comments | 2643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Another Class A violation at Centerpointe Preschool?

Is it true that the State cited Centerpointe Preschool for yet another Class A child care regulation violation late last...

Original post made by Another one again? on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Glenn Wohltmann, on Apr 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm | 3 comments | 5450 Views

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Power failure cuts news feed to Pleasanton Express Thursday morning

An early morning power failure at an Embarcadero Media site in Pleasanton Thursday morning delayed the posting of some news...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Seymour Butts, on Apr 5, 2013 at 8:55 am | 2 comments | 1149 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill

I was in a Foothill High School classroom and some of the girls were sharing experiences of their middle school P.E. teacher,...

Original post made by Ken on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 2 comments | 1245 Views

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Stoneridge extension

Are they ever doing this????...

Original post made by hoops on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Arroyo, on Apr 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm | 2 comments | 988 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

City Council Election being bought by deep pockets

Candidate Miller got his signs out before any other candidate, in fact BEFORE the agreed upon date. Several Google searches...

Original post made by Nona on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Issues? Sure!, on Apr 4, 2013 at 7:51 am | 43 comments | 2273 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents push Pleasanton school board for smaller class sizes

A group of parents appealed to the Pleasanton school board Tuesday to restore smaller class sizes and reading specialists. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:17 am | 27 comments | 3915 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State calls Anthem Blue Cross rate increases 'excessive and unreasonable'

California's Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said yesterday that his department has found the latest rate increase by Anthem...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Kaiser is Superior, on Apr 3, 2013 at 8:44 pm | 8 comments | 2221 Views
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