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Attendance down as trains mar Foothill Band Review parade

It was the longest and probably the poorest attended Foothill Band Review parade ever, but still the 50 middle and high school...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2008
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on Nov 7, 2008 at 12:31 pm | 3 comments | 1675 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police: Data shows little to no increase in criminal activity

Despite high-profile robberies of several Wells Fargo Banks in the downtown area, Pleasanton police say crime is about the...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2008
Last comment by raven, on Oct 30, 2008 at 9:35 am | 4 comments | 2134 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton home prices start trending upward, Realtors' report shows

Pleasanton was among the top 10 cities in California with the highest median home prices and also one of nine cities in the...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2008
Last comment by Ruby Hill, on Nov 3, 2008 at 10:43 pm | 12 comments | 2079 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Voting early? Turn in your ballot at the City Clerk's office

With the presidential election a week away, voters are coming out in droves to get their votes in early, elections officials...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2008
Last comment by Jerry, on Nov 3, 2008 at 2:10 am | 7 comments | 1906 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amador marching band takes first twice

The Amador Valley High School Marching Band and Colorguard nabbed first place in the Class 5A division at the Western Band...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2008
Last comment by Mary, on Nov 2, 2008 at 3:57 pm | 6 comments | 2152 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: Pentin's advertising pollution

Much to my dismay, I awoke Saturday to the sound of a single engine airplane circling above my neighborhood. At first I just...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by Jerry, on Nov 2, 2008 at 12:52 am | 13 comments | 2293 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

WaMu Bank robbed on Main Street

Washington Mutual's branch bank at 561 Main St. was robbed on Thursday afternoon by a man using a note who then fled on foot,...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by mac, on Nov 1, 2008 at 8:33 am | 2 comments | 1490 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

WaMu Bank robbed on Main Street

Washington Mutual's branch bank at 561 Main St. was robbed on Thursday afternoon by a man using a note who then fled on foot,...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by bel, on Nov 5, 2008 at 11:47 pm | 14 comments | 1997 Views

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 | 1949 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 | 1584 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 | 2545 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 | 2192 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 | 1666 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 | 2242 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 | 2433 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 | 2968 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 | 1692 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 | 3205 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 | 1872 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1781 Views
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