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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board reaches deal with teachers union, issues layoffs

The same night the Pleasanton School Board recognized May 9 as the "Day of the Teacher," it voted to lay off the equivalent...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by Sandy, on May 18, 2012 at 10:56 am | 21 comments | 2432 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pentin launches campaign for City Council seat

Pleasanton businessman and city Planning Commission Chairman Jerry Pentin launched his campaign this week for election to...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Manuel, on Jun 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm | 21 comments | 1584 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teenager- Ideas for Summer Fun

I have a teenage boy who will turn 16 in a few weeks. He is looking for a job but hasn't found one yet, and can't start...

Original post made by Susan on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by Sandy, on Jun 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm | 21 comments | 2143 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Article: "China's (High Speed) Train Wreck"

So Democrats...are you happy now that your newest "big govt" project was passed? (Nevermind that it will likely push this...

Original post made by Conductor Jerry on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm | 21 comments | 1646 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

McNerney Campaign's Very Creepy "Stalker Cam" ... Going Too Far?

Anyone else but me think this is going too far? Note that the Jerry McNerney campaign uses a video cam, with video uploaded...

Original post made by OutOfBounds on Jul. 9, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:05 am | 21 comments | 2072 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Has Grown Up

My daughter came home to visit us after about 5 years living back East. After a few days, she came up to me and said, "Pleasanton...

Original post made by Daniel on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by 20 yr resident, on Jul 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm | 21 comments | 1632 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

What happens when you can't pay your medical bills?

It's no secret that health care costs have been spiraling out of control for years. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=9800...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Mitt Supporter, on Aug 3, 2012 at 11:33 am | 21 comments | 1972 Views

AROUND TOWN

Do these blades scare anyone else?

Although I'm not a sailer myself, I do enjoy time on the water, and appreciate those who have their own boats. But when...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by Tango , on Sep 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm | 21 comments | 2148 Views

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Two local organizations endorse Thorne for Pleasanton mayor, Pentin, DeMarcus for City Council

The political action committee of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Friday endorsed City Councilman Jerry Thorne for mayor...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2012
Last comment by Justin, on Oct 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm | 21 comments | 2112 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton Weekly endorsements

For the 50% of you who haven't yet voted by mail -- saving that special privilege for Election Day Tuesday at the polling...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2012
Last comment by Kevin, on Nov 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm | 21 comments | 2684 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman robbed of purse in 9 a.m. hold-up on Pleasanton's Main Street

A woman told police she was held up at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 10 in the 300 block of Main Street, near the Bank of America. The woman...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by Murph, on Nov 18, 2012 at 10:18 am | 21 comments | 1960 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pleasanton Gossipers Are Not Amused: Call for Strict Censorship

As reported by Marvin on the Community at War site, at least one of Pleasanton's gossip queens is calling for a shutdown...

Original post made by Teddy on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm | 21 comments | 1593 Views

AROUND TOWN

Comcast did it again

I just received my Comcast bill and was shocked to see that the Franchise Fee had doubled since December. There was no mention...

Original post made by Surprised on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by Laura Latt, on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 21 comments | 3263 Views

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2 women arrested at JC Penney after shoplifting spree, fight with store security officers

Two Alameda County women were arrested Feb. 25 for multiple felonies after a fracas at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 10, 2013 at 11:38 am | 21 comments | 4150 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Numbers show Obama is very popular in Pleasanton

The numbers donít lie. Obama is hugely popular in Pleasanton. In fact, just last November Obama got 19,175 votes in Pleasanton...

Original post made by Kelly T on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Mar 19, 2013 at 9:56 am | 21 comments | 1320 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Revisiting 1963

The year 1963 was something only in the history books for Foothill High School students until Oakland-based author, columnist...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Mar 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 21 comments | 1444 Views

AROUND TOWN

Candidates present themselves and their opinions at forum

The Pleasanton Council Chamber was packed last Tuesday with residents and supporters who came to the Pleasanton Weekly's...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by ???, on Apr 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm | 21 comments | 1937 Views

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Armed robbery at Golden Chopsticks in Pleasanton Wednesday

An armed robbery occurred at 2:06 p.m. yesterday at the Golden Chopsticks Restaurant in the 3100 block of Santa Rita Road. Read...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Tracy, on May 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm | 21 comments | 1901 Views

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Same-sex couples celebrate in Pleasanton

Some of Pleasanton's same-sex couples are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that once again makes their marriages...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm | 21 comments | 1313 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unemployment rates rise again in Bay Area

Unemployment rates rose in July in the Bay Area and statewide, even as the national unemployment rate declined, state officials...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by chemist, on Aug 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm | 21 comments | 1099 Views
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