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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Governor Brown signs drought legislation

As California grapples with the driest period in its history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Friday signed legislation to assist...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 635 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Shareholder rights attorneys questioning Safeway-Albertson's deal

Shareholder rights attorneys are investigating the proposed acquisition of Safeway, Inc. by the private equity company Cerberus...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by Citizen, on Mar 10, 2014 at 10:51 am | 1 comment | 1308 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Details of agreement of Safeway-Albertsons merger

Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) and Albertsons announced Thursday a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition LLC ("AB Acquisition")...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 2268 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Walnut Creek OKs plastic bag ban although most markets in county don't

Walnut Creek will be one of the next Bay Area cities to say goodbye to plastic bags, joining Pleasanton and other Tri-Valley...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Terry Byrnes, on Mar 7, 2014 at 6:54 pm | 5 comments | 1066 Views

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Pleasanton man denies charges he attacked friend, stole car

A Pleasanton man who allegedly used a rusted metal cylinder he found on the ground to smack his friend before stealing his...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Mar 7, 2014 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 681 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey finds stores offer plethora of unhealthy products for kids

Public health agencies throughout the Bay Area and the state unveiled a new campaign Wednesday based on the idea that people...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm | 18 comments | 1395 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

State measure could allow 4-year degrees at community colleges

About 300 college students from San Jose boarded buses Monday and traveled to Sacramento to urge lawmakers to favor a bill...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Awfulfarder, on Mar 7, 2014 at 10:02 am | 11 comments | 1483 Views

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District attorneys reach $2.25 million settlement with Safeway

Just as Safeway annuonced its merger with Albertsons, several Bay Area district attorneys said they had reached a $2.25 million...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Disgusted with DA, on Mar 7, 2014 at 9:16 am | 1 comment | 895 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Brown seeks re-election as governor

Gov. Jerry Brown filed papers at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office in Oakland on Friday to run for an unprecedented...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by rucrazie, on Mar 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm | 16 comments | 1771 Views

AROUND TOWN

Armed men hold up Express Liquors early yesterday

Pleasanton police are investigating an armed robbery Monday morning at Express Liquors in the 4300 block of First Street.. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Mar 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm | 5 comments | 3251 Views

AROUND TOWN

Donations of graduation gowns?

We have graduation gowns from high school, community & 4-year college. We hate to throw them away. Does anyone know of any...

Original post made by Pleasantonian on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Pleasantonian, on Mar 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 11 comments | 1624 Views

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Money-saving tips for seniors

We all love a good bargain, no matter what our age. But if you're a senior citizen on a fixed income, finding discounted...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 5, 2014 at 10:38 am | 11 comments | 2064 Views

RESTAURANTS

La Palapa Closing Again?

So, the come-and-gone Mexican joint at Hopyard and 580 is gone gain. Does anyone know why? They seemed to do a decent business...

Original post made by Oliver Heaviside on Aug. 4, 2013
Last comment by Map, on Mar 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm | 14 comments | 2183 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drought conditions persist despite recent rain

Even with a few more days of scattered showers in the forecast this week, rain totals around the Bay Area are still well...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by taxpayer, on Mar 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm | 3 comments | 675 Views

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Report details importance of national parks to Bay Area

A study released Monday by the Department of the Interior and the National Parks Service details the economic benefits the...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Irv, on Mar 4, 2014 at 8:08 am | 1 comment | 1011 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

See City Employee Salaries Thru New Website

Check it out.... http://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/pleasanton/ While the salaries shown aren't egregious, the...

Original post made by Keri on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by HA, on Mar 3, 2014 at 11:47 pm | 21 comments | 1055 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Foothill student group protests anti-gay laws in Russia

More than 20 Foothill High School students spent their lunch hour Friday in silent protest of anti-gay laws in Russia. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Ayllx, on Mar 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 16 comments | 837 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why isn't the PUSD School Board Investigating Ahmadi

With all the controversy and accusations being bandied about regarding Superintendent Ahmadi's handling of internal personnel...

Original post made by Horatio on Mar. 2, 2014
Last comment by Disgusted, on Mar 2, 2014 at 9:39 pm | 3 comments | 586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ahmadi Led PUSD Administrator Reign of Terror?

I can't help but notice that everyone ever associated as a principal or VP of Foothill High is either gone or has suddenly...

Original post made by What is happening? on Mar. 1, 2014
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Mar 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm | 3 comments | 861 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton board's action leaves principal's status unclear

The employment status of former Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh still isn't clear in spite of a 3-2 vote taken in closed...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Mar 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm | 33 comments | 6598 Views
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