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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Letter: Why I'm voting 'no' on Prop. 8

I've been married over 25 years and I keep thinking about what marriage has meant to me. The wedding was about celebrating...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by noon8, on Nov 3, 2008 at 9:46 pm | 7 comments | 1859 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

The fur is flying

Douglas Kendall makes no apologies for his humorous books he self-publishes through iUniverse. And why should he? During...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by Jerry, on Nov 4, 2008 at 1:19 am | 3 comments | 1509 Views

SPORTS

Council OKs gym, parish buldings at Elizabeth Seton

The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to allow the Catholic Community of Pleasanton to build its long-sought 22,296-square foot...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2008
Last comment by iwastheretoo, on Nov 5, 2008 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 2390 Views

AROUND TOWN

A light at the end of the tunnel

It's been one year since Laurel Alice Williams' life was tragically taken in a drunken driving crash on Foothill Road. Ken...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2008
Last comment by Wow!, on Nov 10, 2008 at 11:30 am | 19 comments | 2062 Views

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A light at the end of the tunnel

It's been one year since Laurel Alice Williams' life was tragically taken in a drunken driving crash on Foothill Road. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2008
Last comment by cholo, on Nov 7, 2008 at 8:22 pm | 8 comments | 1580 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Summary of 12 state propositions on today's ballot

Following is a summary of the 12 state propositions on today's ballot. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=932...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2008
Last comment by Melanie!, on Nov 5, 2008 at 7:59 am | 6 comments | 2097 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mayor Hosterman, Council members Sullivan, McGovern re-elected

Mayor Jennifer Hosterman was re-elected to a third term Tuesday with incumbent City Council members Matt Sullivan and Cindy...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 9, 2008 at 10:22 am | 47 comments | 2316 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Grant, Arkin, Hintzke win school board seats

Chris Grant, Valerie Arkin and Jamie Yee Hintzke were elected to the Pleasanton school board Tuesday in what was the first...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by I've Been Around Here a Long Time, on Nov 8, 2008 at 9:07 am | 12 comments | 2832 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

McNerney overwhelms Andal in 11th District Congressional race

First-term Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) easily defeated Republican challenger Dean Andal of Stockton Tuesday...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by dublinmike, on Nov 9, 2008 at 9:45 pm | 5 comments | 1599 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vandals appear to be racially motivated

A home in the 3900 Block of Kern Court was vandalized in the early hours of Nov. 5 and the owners believe it was politically...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by A Donlon Family, on Nov 14, 2008 at 11:22 pm | 46 comments | 3006 Views

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Foothill students, faculty remember sophomore who died Tuesday

Foothill High School sophomore Chaitanya Gompa will be remembered by friends and family today at services in Walnut Creek. Chaitanya...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2008
Last comment by ??, on Feb 19, 2009 at 8:35 pm | 6 comments | 1788 Views

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Ormond Eckley, known to many as General Pleasonton, dies

Ormond W. Eckley, who was known to many as General Alfred Pleasonton, died Oct. 31 at the age of 83. He also served many...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2008
Last comment by Paulette, on Nov 9, 2008 at 12:57 pm | 4 comments | 1668 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

City Council to decide outcome of PP, QQ passages

Hillside protection measures PP and QQ both came out of Tuesday night election returns with decisive victories, leaving the...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2008
Last comment by Greg, on Nov 12, 2008 at 12:42 pm | 14 comments | 1647 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Hosterman lists top priorities: Hunkering down as weak economy hits city, Pleasanton downtown

Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, re-elected to a third term Tuesday, said the City Council and city staff will start immediately...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2008
Last comment by Karen, on Nov 10, 2008 at 11:16 pm | 16 comments | 1693 Views

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Election: Grant, Arkin, Hintzke win school board seats

Chris Grant, Valerie Arkin and Jamie Yee Hintzke were elected to the Pleasanton school board Tuesday in what was the first...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2008
Last comment by chico, on Nov 14, 2008 at 2:23 pm | 12 comments | 2158 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police haven't ruled out hate crime possibility

Reports of officials writing off the recent vandalism of a home on Kern Court may have jumped the gun, according to police....

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2008
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 17, 2008 at 11:13 am | 16 comments | 2275 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Dire straits

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Open Heart Kitchen, which serves hot meals to people in need, will host an...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2008
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 17, 2008 at 11:06 am | 12 comments | 1699 Views

AROUND TOWN

Welcome to Pleasanton Express

Thanks for being an early reader of Pleasanton Express, a free twice-weekly "e-edition" that is being sent every Wednesday...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2008
Last comment by Dick Wilkes, on Nov 21, 2008 at 8:54 pm | 7 comments | 1993 Views

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Oak Grove developers sue city that approved their Pleasanton project

Developers of a 600-acre tract in the southeast hills that would include 51 "estate" custom homes and provide 496 acres free...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2008
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 18, 2008 at 5:51 am | 29 comments | 1856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student leaders wear Harvest Park's name on the backs of their heads

Talk about wearing your school's name on your sleeve, the eighth grade student body officers at Harvest Park Middle School...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2008
Last comment by a, on Nov 20, 2008 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 2055 Views
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Exchange Club Meeting on First Amendment
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