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Lifeguards make over $100,000

Not only do the lifeguards in Newport Beach make between $100,000 and $200,000 per year but they are also members of the...

Original post made by Rita on May. 20, 2011
Last comment by Teach Part Time, on May 22, 2011 at 9:35 pm | 23 comments | 1395 Views

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The Coming Fall of the Teachers Unions...

I found this article to be a very good read. Enough so that I'll purchase the book ... "Special Interest: Teachers Unions...

Original post made by NoToUnions on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Leland, on Jul 2, 2011 at 7:39 am | 23 comments | 1370 Views

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Council OKs Climate Action Plan that regulates future energy uses

The City Council approved a broad-based Climate Action Plan (CAP) last night that could make Pleasanton "one of the greenest...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Bill, on Aug 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm | 23 comments | 1474 Views

AROUND TOWN

Old Nob Hill=New Walmart Grocery

Is it true? Walmart trying to open one of their grocery only stores in the Nob Hill sight? Got an email with a link to a...

Original post made by Alicia on Sep. 5, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm | 23 comments | 2028 Views

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Cindy Cross’ false pretense

Cindy Cross’ false pretense The PW’s blogger ripped in to the Tea Party audience at the CNN Republican Presidential...

Original post made by jimf01 on Sep. 13, 2011
Last comment by Amy, on Sep 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm | 23 comments | 1688 Views

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Teen charged in First Street attack admitted stabbing one victim, court records show

The 16-year-old charged in a mid-September attack near Village High School admitted stabbing one of his alleged victims,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Carol, on Feb 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm | 23 comments | 1241 Views

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Plan to pay for high-speed rail draws fresh scrutiny

The California High-Speed Rail Authority's new business plan, which shows the price tag of the controversial project nearly...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by Triple, on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm | 23 comments | 2254 Views

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ALISAL parents parking in doctor lots

today as I sat at the red light at the intersection of Santa rita@black right before the little darlings of Alisal school...

Original post made by Lisa on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Just sayin', on Dec 15, 2011 at 7:34 am | 23 comments | 3814 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Smell raises big stink across parts of Pleasanton Thursday

That pungent smell that was wafting across Pleasanton Thursday was nothing more than compost being put down by parks workers...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Jesse, on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm | 23 comments | 2567 Views

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Pres. Obama's Campaign plane, Air Force One

I have wondered about this for quite some time. Does Pres. Obama pay out of his own pocket for the use of Air Force One?...

Original post made by Tango on Feb. 17, 2012
Last comment by dublinmike, on Feb 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm | 23 comments | 1761 Views

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Occupiers join march to Castlewood Country Club

Between 300 and 350 people turned out for last weekend's Occupy Pleasanton event to protest the lockout of workers from Castlewood...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2012
Last comment by Mrs. Mittens, on Mar 6, 2012 at 9:33 am | 23 comments | 1710 Views

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Lawsuit filed challenging San Francisco's plastic bag ban could affect similar laws here

San Francisco's ban on plastic bags, similar to ones adopted by Plesanton and Dublin last month, is being challenged in court...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by Bags, on Mar 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm | 23 comments | 1714 Views

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Primary's Tuesday, but does anybody care?

In years past, incumbent Congressman Pete Stark and challenger Eric Swalwell would have been fighting desperately by now...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Enzo, on Aug 21, 2012 at 12:24 am | 23 comments | 1526 Views

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Pleasanton ending fiscal year in strong financial shape

Except for a few financial hiccups, the city of Pleasanton will close its fiscal year budget June 30 again in a strong position...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Jun 24, 2012 at 9:33 am | 23 comments | 1346 Views

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Critics of high-speed rail take their arguments to Sacramento

California's contentious drive to build a high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles sped ahead last week,...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Bill, on Jul 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm | 23 comments | 1912 Views

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Safeway gets OK for gas station at its new Pleasanton store

Safeway will add a three-bay, nine-pump self-service discount gasoline station to its new Lifestyle supermarket in Pleasanton. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Dr. Bill Wattenberg, on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 23 comments | 1712 Views

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Lawsuits against city of Pleasanton not uncommon

Pleasanton police Chief Dave Spiller confirms there is an internal investigation into actions of a K-9 officer, but such...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Matt P., on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:08 am | 23 comments | 2078 Views

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Why???

Why is it lately that a person will put a clear topic on the Town Square Forum , and the next person to comment goes to...

Original post made by tango on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by Tango, on Aug 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm | 23 comments | 1080 Views

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DeMarcus launches campaign for election to City Council

Transportation consultant Erlene DeMarcus launched her campaign for election to the Pleasanton City Council Wednesday, telling...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by Dangerous, on Aug 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm | 23 comments | 1492 Views

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Pleasanton Peace Foundation heading our way

Peace activist Fred Norman, a frequent speaker at Pleasanton City Council meetings where he has called for action on ending...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by and the debt rises, on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:42 pm | 23 comments | 1177 Views
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