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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State Sen Mark DeSaulnier - Behaving Badly - Super Salaries

Our State Senator, Mark DeSaulnier, has proposed legislation to punish companies that pay their CEOs higher compensation...

Original post made by Registered Joe on May. 5, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on May 7, 2014 at 7:26 am | 9 comments | 741 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trial date set for lawyer charged in Dublin hit-and-run death

Nearly two years after being arrested for running down a bicyclist in Dublin, felony charges are moving forward for a San...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Sam, on May 6, 2014 at 10:34 pm | 7 comments | 2142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Changes in First Wednesday Street Parties

Thank you SO VERY MUCH Pleasanton Downtown Association for changing the Beer Garden to the Entertainment Garden and making...

Original post made by Peacelovehappiness on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by john, on May 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm | 26 comments | 3129 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

1st Wednesday returns May 7 with focus on families

The 1st Wednesday street parties will kick off their summer run this week with a Cinco de Mayo-theme but without the popular...

Original post made on May. 4, 2014
Last comment by Milo Bloom, on May 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 9 comments | 4152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Motorist spots burglary in progress, calls Pleasanton police

An alert citizen reported a residential burglary that occurred Monday, and now four suspects are in custody. Read the...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Sue, on May 6, 2014 at 9:23 am | 1 comment | 1747 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley, Foothill ranked highest in area among top 100 California high schools

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools in Pleasanton are among the top 100 best public schools in California, a U.S. News...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by john, on May 6, 2014 at 8:32 am | 20 comments | 5086 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dublin man shot, killed in baseball attack on police officer

A domestic violence suspect was shot and killed by a police officer in Dublin Sunday evening after allegedly attacking an...

Original post made on May. 5, 2014
Last comment by Jake, on May 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm | 16 comments | 2419 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff's deputies beaten in Castro Valley fight

Two Alameda County sheriff's deputies were hospitalized after being beaten by three suspects while trying to break up a fight...

Original post made on May. 5, 2014
Last comment by George Zimmerman, on May 5, 2014 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 1930 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE PLEASANTON SCHOOL BOARD & SUPERINTENDENT

Many of us moved to Pleasanton for the great public schools. Our elected school board have been sweeping issues under the...

Original post made by Laverne on May. 5, 2014
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on May 5, 2014 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill or Amador?

Not sure if this topic has been discussed already but would love to get other parents' thoughts about our high schools' pluses/minuses....

Original post made by ptownmama on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by to confused, on May 5, 2014 at 9:47 am | 28 comments | 5552 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gold Medalist Appears at Pleasanton Special Olympics Event

Thanks to our Volunteers!!! We had a great Special Olympics Track Meet, it would not have been a success without such...

Original post made by Ken mano on May. 5, 2014
There are no comments yet. 905 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Prosecutors allege Tri-Valley golf pro facing child sex abuse counts plotted to kill victims

An award-winning Livermore golf instructor who faces 75 felony counts for allegedly sexually abusing three boys he had been...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by my guess, on May 4, 2014 at 9:23 pm | 7 comments | 1771 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mary Hayashi - We're most likely done with her

The Democratic Party endorsed Bob Wieckowski for the 10th district state senate seat. He'll most likely win the primary...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Right, on May 4, 2014 at 6:37 pm | 11 comments | 464 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

California is watching San Bernardino, and the nation is watching California

With an anonymous troll posting here--using the pseudonym Guvnah"--characterizing "projections" of debt as mere "fodder for...

Original post made by jimf01 on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by john, on May 4, 2014 at 11:53 am | 33 comments | 720 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Families say they were denied go-kart rides at Boomers because of faiths

A Sikh family from Alameda and a Muslim family from Sunnyvale alleged Tuesday that they were barred from riding go-karts...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on May 4, 2014 at 9:25 am | 20 comments | 1694 Views

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PPIE contributes $551,000 to benefit local schools

Good news came to the school board this month in the form of a giant ceremonial check from Pleasanton Partnerships in Education...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on May 3, 2014 at 7:06 am | 5 comments | 2877 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unions Behaving Badly - Massing against Steve Glazer

Steve Glazer is running for the local State Assembly seat. One central plank in his platform is his effort to ban BART strikes,...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Taxpayer, on May 3, 2014 at 1:26 am | 15 comments | 510 Views

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A's reject offer to extend lease on Coliseum

The Oakland A's have rejected a proposal by the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to extend their lease at the Oakland...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by Right, on May 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm | 7 comments | 2745 Views

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Weekly opens Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest

With Mother's Day right around the corner, the Pleasanton Weekly is launching its annual Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest....

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Margo, on May 2, 2014 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 312 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Money less of a worry, but PUSD still has challenges

While Pleasanton School District officials are optimistic they've turned the corner on their biggest worry, school funding,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by markrobinson, on May 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm | 18 comments | 2848 Views
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