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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents quiz experts on new teaching and testing method

Parents last week got a taste of what their kids will be learning in a new educational model known as Common Core State Standards. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by MAF, on Feb 8, 2014 at 8:07 am | 5 comments | 3407 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial

For hundreds of Pleasanton residents--perhaps even thousands--who live within earshot of the Union Pacific railroad trains...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2008
Last comment by Xman, on Jul 20, 2008 at 7:35 pm | 49 comments | 3407 Views

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Ruby Hill pro wins NorCal event crown

Ruby Hill Golf Club assistant golf professional David Solomon took home the title at the Northern California PGA Pro-Series...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by And a Quality Guy, on Mar 6, 2015 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 3407 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Former police officer charged with elder abuse

A Pleasanton man and former police officer has been arrested and police are searching for his wife in a scam that involved...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by Lilly, on Nov 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 8 comments | 3406 Views

AROUND TOWN

Looking for a math tutor

My daughter is taking Honor Algebra II. She needs a math tutor. Does anyone know a math tutor that you would recommend? ...

Original post made by Algebra on Sep. 24, 2011
Last comment by Teresa Parham, on Mar 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm | 15 comments | 3405 Views

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Safeway's 2nd quarter profit dips but revenue jumps to $10.4 billion

Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. has reported second-quarter profit fell to $121.7 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Retired, on Jul 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 3405 Views

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Richmond refinery fire largely contained; BART, bridge traffic back to normal

A large fire that blazed last night at Chevron's Richmond refinery compromised air quality and prompted a shelter-in-place...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 8, 2012 at 6:44 am | 2 comments | 3405 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

My affordable health insurance under Obamacare

I just received my Blue Shield health care premium notice for 2014 –the first year we see the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by Judith, on Sep 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm | 22 comments | 3405 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Staples Ranch initiative--smart move or a blunder?

As you may have heard by now, Planning Commission Chairwoman Anne Fox has dropped off an initiative at the city clerk's desk...

Original post made by Janet Pelletier on May. 22, 2007
Last comment by Stacey, on Jun 20, 2007 at 9:43 pm | 18 comments | 3404 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helping Down Town business

After reading the article in this weeks PW it state that the mayor and council want to help the down town as the economy...

Original post made by Don on Nov. 9, 2008
Last comment by Jack, on Nov 17, 2008 at 12:38 pm | 25 comments | 3400 Views

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Pros and cons for adopting a new pet

When Gail Ruvalcaba met Puddles at the Valley Humane Society, she knew he was the purrfect pet for her. She was seeking to...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2014
Last comment by shannon boule, on Jul 29, 2014 at 9:05 am | 3 comments | 3400 Views

SPORTS

Coming soon: baseball on Bernal

Looking east from Interstate 680 near the Bernal Avenue exit, you can see the former hay fields beginning to take a new shape....

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2008
Last comment by Matt, on Dec 30, 2008 at 7:39 pm | 8 comments | 3399 Views

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DAY 2: 680 SOUTH TOLL LANE CRISIS CONTINUES

Day 2 of the new 680 southbound toll lane over the Sunol Grade was no better than the first. Without any accidents or roadwork...

Original post made by Bill on Sep. 21, 2010
Last comment by Michael Leonard, on Sep 27, 2010 at 10:52 am | 16 comments | 3399 Views

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Donate your old cell phones to support our troops

With the holidays approaching, so many of our nations' young men and women are serving in remote locations away from family...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by Bill T, on Oct 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm | 3 comments | 3399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton chooses new school superintendent

In a search that's lasted nearly six months, Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) has selected its next superintendent...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Patriot, on May 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm | 24 comments | 3398 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Aerial Spraying of Pesticides over populated areas.

The state is scheduled to start spraying 'Checkmate" to irradicate a moth that is threatening several agriculture crops in...

Original post made by Rick on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 13, 2008 at 11:21 pm | 32 comments | 3397 Views

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6 FIREMEN LEISURELY SHOPPING

It's 10:30 in the morning and there are 6 firemen leisurely shopping at Safeway. Six! That means if they spent an hour that...

Original post made by Getting Hosed on May. 23, 2010
Last comment by bitsy, on Jun 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm | 52 comments | 3396 Views

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After 18 years, popular crossing guard signs off

Look for some sad faces among the thousands around town who used to cross the busy Harvest Road-Black Avenue intersection...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2007
Last comment by Jacqui Schrote, on Jul 4, 2007 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 3396 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police action at Sports Park

Just saw a lot of police action and an ambulance at the Sports Park and a group of black men roaming around. Anyone know...

Original post made by Curious on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 11, 2013 at 9:03 am | 13 comments | 3396 Views

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Mayor names Jerry Pentin to replace Anne Fox on Planning Commission

Anne Fox, a member of the city Planning Commission for the last 5-1/2 years, was booted off the commission Tuesday night...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by my turn, on Apr 11, 2009 at 9:30 pm | 50 comments | 3393 Views
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