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AROUND TOWN

Treasures of Main Street

It's easy to excite a kid. That's probably because they notice little things in life that mostly go unnoticed by adults....

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Nancy, on Jun 8, 2009 at 11:50 pm | 6 comments | 1143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting a head start on spring cleaning

Fifth graders from Ms. Ferreira's Walnut Grove Elementary School class recently took part in a service learning assignment....

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Just a thought..., on Feb 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 1313 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Court orders reduction in prison population

A three-judge federal panel has tentatively ruled that the population of California's severely overcrowded prisons must be...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Lucky Guy, on Apr 3, 2009 at 9:59 pm | 19 comments | 1531 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to identify $8.7M in school cuts tonight

While debate continues over a possible parcel tax, the school board must identify $8.7 million in reductions to maintain...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Mother, on Feb 20, 2009 at 7:17 am | 16 comments | 1730 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Colorado investigators say fire started in kitchen

Fire investigators believe the fire that killed Pleasanton resident David Patrick Ryan early Friday began in the kitchen,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Pat Markle, on Feb 13, 2009 at 9:17 pm | 5 comments | 1368 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Alameda County assessor may lower taxes on 100,000 properties

The Alameda County Assessor's office is reminding property owners that it can reassess property at no charge to owners. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 4, 2009 at 1:12 pm | 7 comments | 1437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Germain's court case continued to Feb. 26

A court hearing for Henry Germain, the former Castlewood Country Club tennis pro who is accused of child molestation, has...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by nonameplease, on Feb 11, 2009 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1120 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 | 3279 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

General Plan delayed again by housing cap dispute

Community and city leaders started updating the Pleasanton General Plan in 2003, a hoped-for three year process that is just...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Why, on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 1065 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

General Plan delayed again by housing cap dispute

Community and city leaders started updating the Pleasanton General Plan in 2003, a hoped-for three year process that is just...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Tom, on Feb 13, 2009 at 9:50 am | 5 comments | 1222 Views

AROUND TOWN

SPCA, veterinary center partner to offer free spay/neuter day for dogs, cats

The East Bay SPCA and Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care, located in San Ramon, have teamed up to offer 100 free...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Dorothy, on Feb 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 1365 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: Staples Ranch on hold again

For investors, owners and representatives for organizations that have waited patiently for years to win approval of their...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by Straightforward Politics? They are at it again!, on Feb 19, 2009 at 3:07 pm | 13 comments | 1282 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

A 'sentinel' of freedom moves to Pleasanton

Jay Wilkerson was honored by the City Council last Tuesday. A former Army sergeant who suffered severe head injuries three...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by DMZ- LT, on May 4, 2009 at 4:55 am | 6 comments | 1529 Views

AROUND TOWN

Angela Street fire investigation winding down

Without getting into details, a Pleasanton police sergeant said this week that investigators expect to wrap up their examination...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by Lisa B., on Nov 6, 2009 at 10:35 am | 23 comments | 1950 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador moves on to D.C. in 'We the People' civics competition

Amador Valley High School's competition civics team will be competing at the nationwide level of the "We the People" competition...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Feb 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm | 4 comments | 1419 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: 'It saddens me'

Those were the words of school board president Chris Grant last Tuesday night as he reviewed a long list of possible program...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Feb 23, 2009 at 8:39 pm | 66 comments | 1724 Views

SPORTS

A soggy ride

Sprinkles of excited adults and children alike braced the intermittent rains this afternoon in Livermore, trying to catch...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by avid reader from So Cal, on Feb 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 4 comments | 1842 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council OKs new permit for Chinese language, culture school

More than 200 supporters of the Little Ivy League School who packed the City Council chambers Tuesday night—most of...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by parent, on Feb 20, 2009 at 11:18 am | 21 comments | 1451 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Gold ambition

Sarah Williams first noticed "Hope's Boy," about an author's experiences growing up as a foster child, on her mother's dresser....

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by mac, on Feb 18, 2009 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 1247 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton teen killed in snowboarding accident Monday

Services are slated for tomorrow with funeral home visitation starting at 5 p.m. today for a Pleasanton teen who died Monday...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by A denise M., on Sep 18, 2011 at 7:41 am | 21 comments | 2346 Views
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