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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 | 1334 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 | 1282 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 | 1714 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 | 1762 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 | 2457 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 | 5806 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 | 10069 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 | 2951 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1285 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 | 1738 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 | 2594 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 | 1904 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 | 1853 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1887 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Democrats explained - Why they vote as they do...

Clipped from Vision to America website.... Painfully true - explains a lot. "When your friends cannot explain why they...

Original post made by unclehomerr.. on Apr. 10, 2011
Last comment by Answer, on Apr 12, 2011 at 6:53 am | 20 comments | 2570 Views

AROUND TOWN

what's happening to the old Nob Hill store?

I received a postcard in the mail yesterday stating that Walmart might be moving into the old Nob HIll store on Santa Rita....

Original post made by puzzled on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Helen, on Jun 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm | 20 comments | 4636 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Post your stories of great Pleasanton teachers

Take a minute to share a story of a great Pleasanton teacher who has helped your child along. It's a thankless job....

Original post made by Teacher Appreciation Week on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by HS Student, on May 12, 2011 at 6:31 am | 20 comments | 2905 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Teachers Give Concessions to Help PUSD

Another local paper reported this morning about the concessions that Pleasanton teachers' union gave. (I didn't try to post...

Original post made by PTA Mom on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by Jake, on May 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm | 20 comments | 3478 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Nancy Pelosi helps her friends!!!

It appears that the Healthcare bill is a good thing as long as you are not one of Nancy Pelosi's friends. http://hotair.com/archives/2011/05/17/1-in-5-of-latest-obamacare-w...

Original post made by Rita on May. 17, 2011
Last comment by Nancy, on May 18, 2011 at 11:39 pm | 20 comments | 1249 Views

SPORTS

Rough and tumble sport skates into the Tri-Valley

What's got eight wheels and flies? Any of the 26 or so women now part of the area's newest professional sports team, the...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 4, 2011 at 8:29 am | 20 comments | 2467 Views
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A very bland blog
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Observations from points south
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