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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Protests turning ugly as crowds in downtown Oakland react to Mehserle trial verdict

Protests in downtown Oakland sparked by the verdict in the Johannes Mehserle trial appear to be taking a violent turn. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Letsy, on Jul 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm | 20 comments | 1128 Views

AROUND TOWN

Soccer Mom Preditor

(08-09) 18:46 PDT LIVERMORE -- The 42-year-old Livermore mother accused of sexually assaulting two teenage boys first made...

Original post made by Discusted on Aug. 10, 2010
Last comment by VC1461, on Apr 24, 2011 at 11:47 am | 20 comments | 3693 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Expanding the lexicon..

If a person has a WH-ite American mother and a bl-ACK Kenyan father.. why would he be called 'African-American' as a racial...

Original post made by unclehomerr.. on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Mom, on Sep 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm | 20 comments | 1347 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Sen. Boxer, Republican challenger Fiorina face off at St. Mary's College debate

Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina squared off last night on jobs, global warming,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Nurse Shark, on Sep 5, 2010 at 10:40 am | 20 comments | 1393 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen shouting obscenities from car

Happened twice to us this week - teen boys shouting obscenities at us from cars (presumably on their way home from Amador...

Original post made by Pleasanton Valley Resident on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm | 20 comments | 1852 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is this I-680 or the Donner Pass?

Journal Entry September 29, 2010 I'm writing this in case I do not make it. My family and the world need to know how...

Original post made by Jeff on Sep. 29, 2010
Last comment by Extended Resident, on Sep 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm | 20 comments | 1842 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

David Harmer Op-ed for the SF Chronicle in 2000: "Abolish Public Schools" (With link to op-ed )

David Harmer made the argument to kill public schools in a 2000 op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle. Here is the link to...

Original post made by Nelson on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by Janna, on Oct 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm | 20 comments | 1107 Views

AROUND TOWN

Good-bye Mr. McNerney

I just dropped my ballot in the mail and the most satisfying vote I made was completing the line for soon to be Congressman...

Original post made by Sweet Revenge on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Oct 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm | 20 comments | 1101 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Please consider the following link before voting

For those of you who have not decided which way you are going to vote in the next election or for that matter the future...

Original post made by Hiroko Shibakawa on Oct. 17, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Oct 21, 2010 at 5:12 am | 20 comments | 1425 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thoughts on children attending funeral/memorial services

I'm looking for some outside, unbiased, third-party feedback on a sensitive topic and hoping this will be a good place for...

Original post made by Meghan on Oct. 20, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm | 20 comments | 1582 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

California is proud of election 2010

We in California are very proud of the 2010 election results in California. We rejected the fear and miss-information being...

Original post made by Chet on Nov. 7, 2010
Last comment by Donna, on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm | 20 comments | 2146 Views

RESTAURANTS

Forno Vecchia

Has anyone been to this restaurant that recently opened where Amarone was?...

Original post made by Susan on Dec. 1, 2010
Last comment by Alberto, on May 16, 2011 at 8:57 am | 20 comments | 5087 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's with the unmarked police minivan?

I saw someone get pulled over by a unmarked white minivan that had the typical flashing red & blue lights in the upper part...

Original post made by Brian on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Teacher, on Dec 30, 2010 at 10:26 am | 20 comments | 4752 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

I.C.E. investigation in Pleasanton

Homeland Security officials have confirmed they are conducting an investigation in Pleasanton. "I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by dorothy, on Jan 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm | 20 comments | 2432 Views

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McNerney praises Obama speech, promises to advocate for job-growth policies

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) praised President Obama's "State of the Union" address yesterday, especially the...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2011
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Jan 31, 2011 at 8:22 am | 20 comments | 1031 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Living in a Bubble

I would like to know why the PW doesn't cover the "bad news" stories in our community that would be of interest for parents....

Original post made by Keep it Real on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by HS Parent, on Feb 21, 2011 at 11:24 am | 20 comments | 1525 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Judge dismisses Lin family lawsuit against Pleasanton

Pleasanton has won its legal battle with landowners Jennifer and Fredric Lin, who sued the city for the right to build 51...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by b, on Mar 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm | 20 comments | 1272 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Oak Grove developers are back with a new plan

Proponents of a 51-home development called Oak Grove in Pleasanton's southeast hills are back. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Scott Raty, on Mar 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm | 20 comments | 1555 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Pleasanton solder was killed in an apparent roadside bomb explosion Tuesday near Kabul, Afghanistan. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by Wayne Wong, on Apr 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm | 20 comments | 1510 Views

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City to Pleasanton school board: Prepare for more students

Pleasanton's new housing guidelines may set the stage for more than 800 new students in coming years, according to a discussion...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by concerned, on Apr 1, 2011 at 9:08 pm | 20 comments | 1577 Views
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