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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Volunteerism: What does Alum Rock know that we don't?

When I left the Budget Advisory Committee in the fall, I was pushing the issue of parent volunteers offsetting the impact...

Original post made by Al Cohen on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Thomas Paineful, on May 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm | 42 comments | 2531 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

High-speed rail boosters promise 'blended' transportation system

A lower price tag, fewer tracks and a fresh commitment to fund rail improvements in north and south California are among...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm | 15 comments | 2531 Views

AROUND TOWN

Loud helicopters?

There have been two helicopters circling low (and loud) above Pleasanton for about the last hour (9 to 10 pm) tonight (Friday,...

Original post made by Downtowner on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by Ka, on Feb 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm | 10 comments | 2530 Views

RESTAURANTS

Downtown's Farmer Restaurant to close June 5

The Farmer Restaurant in the Pleasanton Hotel on north Main Street will close after its last diners are served on Sunday,...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by jeanette riordan, on May 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 2530 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Pleasanton

I haven't been to a property auction since I was a kid and used to watch the fast-talking auctioneers selling off farms from...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2007
Last comment by mac, on Dec 21, 2007 at 9:42 am | 4 comments | 2528 Views

AROUND TOWN

Construction starts on new $12-million Axis Community Health center

Construction has started on a new center for Axis Community Health that will double capacity for primary and mental health...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Jeff, on Oct 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm | 5 comments | 2528 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

All-female troupe performs "Romeo and Juliet"

In what has become an annual tradition, all-female Shakespeare troupe Woman's Will stops in Pleasanton tomorrow night to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2007
Last comment by Erin Merritt, on Jul 30, 2007 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 2527 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Man robs woman at mall, later tries to carjack another woman

Shortly after a woman was robbed by force at Stoneridge Shopping Center Sunday morning, a man was arrested following an attempted...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2007
Last comment by Doug West, on Aug 2, 2007 at 9:24 pm | 1 comment | 2527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens say pressure leads to cheating, drug use, depression

A recent panel to address the causes of teen stress came up with a simple answer to who's responsible for pushing kids to...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2010
Last comment by Mary, on Jan 16, 2011 at 10:38 am | 24 comments | 2526 Views

AROUND TOWN

ACE Train Accident?

Just drove down Stanley between Livermore & Pleasanton. The ACE train was stopped. Police and ambulances were there along...

Original post made by Tim on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Jun 3, 2010 at 5:46 pm | 14 comments | 2523 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Residents recall Pearl Harbor day

"Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941--a date which will live in infamy--the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2007
Last comment by Janie Haile-Taylor, on Dec 9, 2007 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 2522 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best Weekly Post Award

Posted by Fan of Democracy, a resident of another community, 19 hours ago You're Wrong, here's a little insight into the...

Original post made by Best Post Award on Aug. 9, 2009
Last comment by Ron, on Aug 9, 2009 at 10:37 am | 2 comments | 2522 Views

AROUND TOWN

At last, Highway 84 expressway project begins

Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman joined with other city, county and regional representatives last Thursday for the symbolic...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Ben, on Feb 4, 2013 at 12:26 am | 8 comments | 2522 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton council OKs gas station, new Starbucks drive-through coffee shop next to Safeway

Safeway was given the OK by the Pleasanton City Council Tuesday night to start construction on a self-serve gas station and...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm | 20 comments | 2520 Views

SPORTS

Can we use our baseball fields please,!

How is it that in one of the most sought after city's in the bay area highly educated and financially stable we can't use...

Original post made by Batter on Feb. 7, 2013
Last comment by Batter, on Feb 17, 2013 at 7:35 am | 13 comments | 2520 Views

AROUND TOWN

Who's running?

Looks like Mary Roberts is going to attempt a run for Mayor and Howard Neely is going to try for a Council seat. That's...

Original post made by Stacey on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by Stacey, on Aug 8, 2008 at 7:10 pm | 34 comments | 2519 Views

SPORTS

Experience the best of Pleasanton

For anyone looking for an inexpensive and fun night out, Friday night is the "Battle of Pleasanton" at Amador Valley High...

Original post made by Don Fan on Nov. 11, 2008
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 15, 2008 at 6:02 pm | 23 comments | 2519 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The Growing Army of Angry Men Whose Lives Have Been Destroyed by the Federal Government

The Growing Army of Angry Men Whose Lives Have Been Destroyed by the Federal Government by Mark R. Crovelli by Mark R....

Original post made by mark on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Aug 29, 2009 at 9:19 am | 3 comments | 2518 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Swine Flu Vaccine-Do Any Pediatricans Have It?

My pediatrician's office does not have swine flu vaccine until the end of October. Is this true of all pediatricans? ...

Original post made by Susan on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Carmen, on Oct 26, 2009 at 4:16 pm | 11 comments | 2518 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Governor's fact-finding panel finds BART management, unions 'far apart' on bargaining

A three-person fact-finding panel appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown heard firsthand Wednesday how far apart BART and its labor...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 13, 2013 at 7:47 am | 80 comments | 2518 Views
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