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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART strike having little impact on commuters as Independence Day week begins

Although major freeways were crowded during the morning rush hours today, so far the BART strike that began this morning...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 30, 2013 at 11:53 am | 53 comments | 10244 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 | 10219 Views

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Pleasanton school board ponders plan to restore $2.7 million in jobs

The Pleasanton school district is considering adding some jobs that were cut in 2008, including a lead trainer for technology...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 31 comments | 10146 Views

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Local UPS driver saves Milfleur shopkeeper

A Pleasanton woman got an early Valentine gift: her life, thanks to the persistence of a UPS driver from San Ramon. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Donna, on Feb 21, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 22 comments | 10057 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART considers 20-cent TransBay tube surcharge to spare employee layoffs

At the end of a lengthy hearing on their transit agency's $25 million budget deficit, BART directors ultimately opted not...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by reader, on Jan 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 4 comments | 10000 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where has the fun gone?

The news this morning reported the venerable and historic Malibu Grand Prix in Redwood City was closing its track, put-put...

Original post made by Jeff Durban on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm | 4 comments | 9940 Views

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Repeat offender busted

A Castro Valley man remains in custody on burglary and bad check charges at local jewelry stores that totaled more than $74,000,...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Nov 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 1 comment | 9907 Views

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Feit out as CEO at ValleyCare Health System

Marcy Feit, ValleyCare Health System's president and chief executive officer since 1997, quit her post suddenly Tuesday,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by furbur, on Feb 12, 2014 at 9:37 am | 29 comments | 9892 Views

AROUND TOWN

Four charged in home invasion holdup

Four men have been arrested in connection to the August armed home invasion robbery of a man who returned to his Pleasanton...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by D Wilson, on Jan 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm | 7 comments | 9891 Views

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Electric car charging stations now require special credit card, $1 an hour fee

A special credit card is now required for electric car owners who want to use downtown charging stations. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Greenbird, on Apr 15, 2012 at 11:13 am | 17 comments | 9735 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Hostess business killed by bakers union

Thanks again to another selfish union organization, a long time business has had to shut its doors: http://www.ktvu.com/ap/ap/labor/hostess-to-close-cites-nationwide-worker-strike/...

Original post made by Casanova on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by joe, on Nov 23, 2012 at 6:03 am | 45 comments | 9705 Views

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Christians will observe Ash Wednesday tomorrow

Christians will observe Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13, marking the start of the Lenten season. Because Sundays are not counted,...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm | 10 comments | 9673 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Barbara Walters and Pleasanton

Barbara Walters has a new memoir, Audition, and on page 476 she writes, "...when the court sent him (Michael Milken) to...

Original post made by Laurene on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by 80's small timer, on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm | 16 comments | 9591 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pleasanton-based Safeway merging with Boise-based Albertsons

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for Pleasanton, Safeway Inc. and Albertsons announced a merger agreement...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Al, on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:23 am | 54 comments | 9430 Views

RESTAURANTS

'Sneak Peek' shows Paragon Outlets nearing completion

The developers of Paragon Outlets led the media and selected guests on an hour-long "sneak peek" of the 120-store shopping...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by Just.Me, on Sep 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 9273 Views

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School Board adopts new homework policy

The School Board voted Tuesday night to approve a new homework policy, which has been 14 months in creation and was subject...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by ho, on Jun 25, 2011 at 9:19 am | 27 comments | 9255 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Union Wages Are Outrageous: Why Do Corporations Stay in the United States?

A new study offers proof positive that unions' wages are way out of line with the rest of America -- or at least the America...

Original post made by Pinkerton Policy Is Freedom on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 3, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 3 comments | 9230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Troubled schools

The turnover of principals in the past few years and a series of nasty allegations by and against teachers and administrators...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 23, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 52 comments | 9188 Views

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Planners OK 2-story building to replace Pastime Pool

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has given final approval to a developer's plan to tear down the 104-year-old Pastime Pool...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Drunk Again, 8 hours ago | 22 comments | 9115 Views

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Abram Wilson pulls bid in San Ramon mayoral race

Former San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson said he is no longer in San Ramon's mayoral race, allowing Mayor Bill Clarkson to seek...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm | 3 comments | 9047 Views
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