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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

IT layoffs continue, BUT the Tech companies are replacing laid off workers with FOREIGN workers...

While many IT workers have been out of work for over 5 years and major layoffs are escalating, Tech companies are hiring...

Original post made by Jon on Jun. 28, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 1, 2009 at 11:29 pm | 22 comments | 2349 Views

RESTAURANTS

The Italians are here

They say variety is the spice of life, but that does not seem to be true when it comes to cuisine in downtown Pleasanton....

Original post made by Curious on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm | 9 comments | 2349 Views

AROUND TOWN

Small dogs get new digs

The Parks and Recreation Commission decided to move forward on plans to create a small dog exercise area within the current...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2007
Last comment by WOOD, on Aug 7, 2007 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 2348 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pet Law at downtown Restaurants

Does anyone have information on the law banning pets from the sidewalk restaurants on Main street? I understand there...

Original post made by Rick on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Face Face, on Jun 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm | 62 comments | 2348 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Better ways for teens to spend Halloween than vandalizing

I just wanted to tell the teenagers of Pleasanton that there are better ways to spend your Halloween night than vandalizing...

Original post made by Randy Hill on Nov. 1, 2007
Last comment by Sam, on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:45 am | 3 comments | 2347 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

LAFCo: Build Stoneridge or lose Staples Ranch

LAFCo, the Alameda County Local Agency Formation Commission that has the final say on annexations, has warned Pleasanton...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2008
Last comment by dublinmike, on Oct 12, 2008 at 10:18 am | 20 comments | 2346 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton OKs 350-unit apartment complex near BART-Stoneridge

New development plans are changing the face and focus of Hacienda Business Park and the city's northwest side. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2008
Last comment by Bel, on Sep 26, 2008 at 2:29 pm | 10 comments | 2346 Views

SPORTS

EBAL Softball Predictions

EBAL softball is fast approaching. What teams are the favorites and which one will be the surprise?...

Original post made by Highntight on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Rubies Fan, on Mar 31, 2010 at 10:33 pm | 1 comment | 2346 Views

SPORTS

Jockey Chad Schvaneveldt caps races in Pleasanton with three stakes wins

Every year there seems to be someone who steps up and takes control of the stakes races at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by MM, on Jul 12, 2010 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 2346 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

#63 Ranking in Best Places to Live

"A family-oriented town an hour from both San Francisco and Monterey, Pleasanton has one of the strongest school districts...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by SteveP, on Mar 4, 2011 at 11:13 am | 4 comments | 2346 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chase gets OK to demolish Santa Rita shopping center for new bank

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has approved a bid by J.P. Morgan Chase to tear down the aging Santa Rita Junction Shopping...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Nancy, on Oct 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm | 31 comments | 2346 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

OPINION: Demands by BART's unions for 21% raise over 3 years simply unaffordable for BART, unreasonable by any measure

In these final days of Gov. Jerry Brown's "cooling off" period that temporarily halted the BART transit strike on Aug. 11,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Sep 28, 2013 at 11:48 am | 53 comments | 2345 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Monday Night Vineyard Avenue Closure

I am a resident on Vineyard Ave. and when we were going home about 10PM Monday night the road was completely blocked off...

Original post made by Vineyard Ave Resident on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by dave, on Jun 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 5 comments | 2344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrans to widen and straighten Niles Canyon -- info!

Hi! This post is regarding Caltrans' plans to, IMHO, waste $80 million in taxpayer dollars to ruin Niles Canyon. (I posted...

Original post made by Nancy on Mar. 6, 2011
Last comment by Bill, on Mar 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm | 14 comments | 2343 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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 | 2343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drug Sniffing Dogs - It can be done!

I found a very interesting article from 2007 about a district in California (PUSD - but not our PUSD) and drug sniffing dogs....

Original post made by Sniffing Uproar on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm | 32 comments | 2343 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Workbench Hardware celebrates downtown opening today

Fred Nichandros will formally cut the ribbon at noon today to open his newest Workbench Hardware store in downtown Pleasanton. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by Handyman, on Apr 28, 2014 at 11:19 am | 2 comments | 2343 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Air Quality district urges residents to avoid fireplace fires--on Christmas Day!

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking Bay Area residents to skip the fire in the fireplace on Christmas...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2012
Last comment by Truth, on Dec 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm | 6 comments | 2342 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Home Depot loses bid for 2nd Pleasanton store

Home Depot lost its two-year-long bid Tuesday to build a second home improvement store in southeast Pleasanton as part of...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2007
Last comment by Jim, on Dec 28, 2007 at 7:14 am | 3 comments | 2341 Views

AROUND TOWN

Services Sunday for woman killed in motor scooter crash

Services for Donna M. Bain-St. Germain, who was killed Saturday in a motorized scooter accident, will be held this Sunday. Read...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Person, on Jun 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm | 9 comments | 2341 Views
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