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AROUND TOWN

New citizens' coalition seeks to halt high-density housing projects in Pleasanton

A group seeking to halt the construction of additional high density housing in Pleasanton asked the City council last night...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mike6319, on Jul 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 114 comments | 5123 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arne Olson to seek City Council seat

Arne Olson, a former Pleasanton Planning Commission who recently retired as an executive with Comerica Bank, announced Wednesday...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by #Cholo, on Jul 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 17 comments | 5112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Council meets tonight to ratify high-density housing measures

The Pleasanton City Council is expected to ratify tonight a final plan that will allow 73 acres in various parts of the city...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by Libertarian, on Jan 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm | 30 comments | 5088 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 | 5083 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 | 5081 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school board approves $115 million budget, raises highest teacher salaries to $99,000

The Pleasanton School Board approved a $115 million budget for the 2013-14 school year Tuesday night that includes more than...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Pay attention parents, on Jun 29, 2013 at 1:19 am | 25 comments | 5076 Views

AROUND TOWN

CarMax Auto Superstore coming to Pleasanton

CarMax, Inc., the country's largest retailer of used cars, plans to build a CarMax Auto Superstore on a 20-acre site at I-580...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Right wing nuts, on Feb 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm | 14 comments | 5063 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbor's Pine Tree

My neighbor has a pine tree about 25 feet tall close to their side of fence. The branches "overflow" to our side of the fence...

Original post made by pTownLover on May. 29, 2012
Last comment by Heather, on Sep 3, 2012 at 11:29 am | 34 comments | 5060 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 | 5058 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 | 5054 Views

AROUND TOWN

Please help me in spreading "ISLAM" and the name of "ALLAH".

Letís see if WE can get 1,000,000 Muslims yeahhh!!! Come forward all those non Muslims who think they have courage to...

Original post made by Muhammed on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by capes R us, on Aug 22, 2009 at 9:00 am | 9 comments | 5052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hart Middle School plans launch of engineering academy

Hart Middle School will host an open house April 29 in preparation for its launch of an engineering academy in the 2014-15...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Pete, on Apr 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 13 comments | 5035 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART Strike: Greedy workers demand a salary that might help them get by

The Bay Area is all atwitter as it dawns on them that labor costs figure into the price of a ticket. Some on the right have...

Original post made by Mike Cherry on Jul. 4, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Jul 28, 2013 at 10:06 am | 86 comments | 5025 Views

AROUND TOWN

New LED street lights

What are peoples thoughts on the new LED street lights that they started installing last week? If they haven't been in your...

Original post made by D on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by franco, on Apr 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm | 43 comments | 5020 Views

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Zone 7 to update Pleasanton's possible uses of 'Chain of Lakes' at meeting today

The Zone 7 board's Water Resources Committee will get an update on the agency's evaluation of potential feasible uses of...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Paul Aguire, on Sep 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 5016 Views

RESTAURANTS

Albertos let "Best of" award go to its head

This restaurant has gotten full of itself. We stopped in right after the AVHS Parent night this past week and waited from...

Original post made by Disappointed by Albertos Service on Sep. 22, 2007
Last comment by Oliver Heaviside, on Dec 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm | 4 comments | 5012 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vranesh removed as Walnut Grove principal

In a marathon closed session that lasted nearly eight hours, the Pleasanton school board decided to replace Jon Vranesh as...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by eat, on Dec 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm | 12 comments | 5001 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Think of the children???

I guess the Yes on Prop 8 people don't always think of the children do they? There's been some really appalling lies coming...

Original post made by Janna on Oct. 27, 2008
Last comment by baldy, on Nov 8, 2008 at 2:32 pm | 217 comments | 4974 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Do mountain lions in Pleasanton threaten our safety, and how should we deal with them?

Last year, a mountain lion was killed by government officials, in Pleasanton, because it was deemed dangerous. Later, that...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by notebook battery, on May 4, 2010 at 11:08 am | 12 comments | 4968 Views

AROUND TOWN

Safeway shareholders approve Albertsons merger

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for Pleasanton, Safeway shareholders voted overwhelmingly Friday to approve...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Jul 31, 2014 at 7:21 am | 23 comments | 4945 Views
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