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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pleasanton: Where Teachers and Unionized Workers are Enemy #1

Forget about drugs, crime, poverty,etc. According to comments on the Pleasanton Weekly TownSquare Forum and from local conservatives,...

Original post made by Sal on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Pololo Mololo, on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:59 am | 29 comments | 4988 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teens open Airsoft gunfire on children

Rathbone Way is not a main street with heavy traffic, so the Rhodes brothers often play basketball in the street. Combined...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2007
Last comment by Amazing, on Mar 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm | 29 comments | 4976 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Pleasanton not Pleasantville...

If you have ever seen the movie Pleasantville than you know their town was perfect. It was a small town with little to no...

Original post made by moviebuff on Dec. 19, 2007
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on May 15, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 39 comments | 4958 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sandia honors 22 local area high school girls for outstanding achievement in math, science

Sandia National Laboratories honored 22 local high school girls for academic accomplishments at its recent annual Math and...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 26, 2013 at 8:40 am | 3 comments | 4932 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Student performance continues to climb in Pleasanton schools

Pleasanton schools continue to perform well above the state standards, according to data released by the California Department...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by West Side Observer, on Oct 16, 2012 at 9:28 am | 8 comments | 4912 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART contract details

Time for a little arithmetic here. The union's original demand was a 20.1% raise over three years. The end result was...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Nov 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm | 38 comments | 4903 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Striking butchers rallying in front of Pleasanton Raley's supermarket although other workers in store aren't unionized, aren't on strike

Members of the butchers union are demonstrating along the front walkways of the Raley's Supermarket on Sunol Boulevard, asking...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2012
Last comment by Bryan, on Nov 12, 2012 at 9:09 pm | 29 comments | 4887 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Who killed Tina Faelz?

Nearly a quarter of a century after Tina Faelz's lifeless body was found in a drainage culvert on a pathway behind Foothill...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2008
Last comment by orange soda, on Aug 31, 2011 at 1:26 am | 56 comments | 4878 Views

AROUND TOWN

Public Pensions - Problem Continues to Grow

More perspectives on the reality of our significant public employee pension issue. Pleasanton is faced with the exact same...

Original post made by Awakening on Feb. 28, 2011
Last comment by Consensus seeker, on Mar 4, 2011 at 1:03 am | 79 comments | 4871 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Surprised on high district pensions!

I had always thought that school district employees were fairly paid but not highly paid. Then I went to www.CaliforniaPensionReform.com...

Original post made by Jill on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by comment, on Apr 2, 2011 at 8:44 am | 56 comments | 4871 Views

AROUND TOWN

'New' Stoneridge Drive now 40 mph

The speed limit on the newly extended section of Stoneridge Drive has been raised to 40 mph despite objections from City...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Cluelessness, on Jan 26, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 24 comments | 4861 Views

AROUND TOWN

When a good girl goes Bad

Around Pleasanton: When a good girl goes Bad By Susan Hayes Columnist Posted: 12/04/2009 12:00:00 AM PST WHEN NATALIE...

Original post made by Blown Away on Dec. 5, 2009
Last comment by precious levy, on Feb 15, 2011 at 10:07 am | 20 comments | 4851 Views

AROUND TOWN

Staples Ranch

A group called Friends of Pleasanton started collecting signatures from registered voters this week in an effort to place...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2007
Last comment by Busy z Koszalina do Holandii, on Sep 14, 2010 at 1:31 am | 80 comments | 4840 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pitbull unleashed

I just want to bring to your attention and the Pleasanton community an incident that just happened to me last Saturday. I...

Original post made by Concerned person on Oct. 8, 2007
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 6, 2008 at 2:26 pm | 62 comments | 4815 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Save our pristine hills and our park

We had planned to stay out of the debate over the Oak Grove referendum; however misinformation about the project and confusion...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2007
Last comment by noMansionOwner, on Dec 9, 2007 at 5:34 pm | 87 comments | 4809 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Will BART Management Wake Up to Reality?

Other posters, after salivating over the so-called lavish lifestyle of BART workers, then rather gutlessly close off response...

Original post made by Mike Cherry on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by local, on Oct 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm | 89 comments | 4806 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ruby Hill conflict goes to city commission tonight

The owners of a newly-built multi-million-dollar home in Ruby Hill will square off tonight before the Pleasanton Planning...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm | 21 comments | 4800 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's flashing yellow, can I turn?

The city of Pleasanton has changed the traffic light at Hopyard Road and Parkside Drive to a four-phase signal that motorists...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Gail, on Dec 30, 2013 at 7:36 pm | 24 comments | 4800 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone see the Mr. Foothill contest at FHS?

Did anyone see or hear about the Mr. Foothill contest at FHS last Wednesday night? It was full of sexual undertones, gay...

Original post made by Appalling on Mar. 6, 2010
Last comment by fhs senior, on Mar 10, 2010 at 12:52 am | 63 comments | 4791 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do AP classes live up to their promise?

Though skeptical of the unequivocal value of Advanced Placement courses, a Stanford University researcher says high schools...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 15, 2013 at 10:13 am | 7 comments | 4791 Views
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