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Police detective, dispatcher receive top year-end recognitions

Detective Eric Fredgren's tireless work to clear criminal cases and dispatcher Betsy Jones' penchant for a strong work ethic...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm | 11 comments | 7722 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Another high-density apartment complex coming to Pleasanton

One of Pleasanton's busiest intersections -- Stanley Boulevard where Valley and Bernal avenues connect -- is about to get...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Mac, on May 3, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 39 comments | 7714 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 | 7714 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton man shot in I-680 road rage incident

Investigators are trying to locate a driver who shot a Pleasanton man in Fremont early this morning after a highway road-rage...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Sad, on Feb 3, 2016 at 5:03 pm | 8 comments | 7694 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 | 7689 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials praise new $14-million Tri-Valley 'Rapid' bus service that starts Jan. 24

More than 100 federal, state, county and Tri-Valley civic leaders joined yesterday in a celebration of the "Rapid," a $14...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by James, on Jul 20, 2011 at 8:11 am | 10 comments | 7673 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Protestors ask council to block Wal-Mart from reopening Nob Hill grocery store

Anti-Wal-Mart protestors urged the Pleasanton City Council last night to block efforts by the retailer to open one of its...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Good-time Charles, on Sep 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm | 114 comments | 7672 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bernal Avenue on-off ramps at I-680 to be modified

Work will begin late Monday night, July 21, on major modifications to on and off ramps at the the Bernal Avenue interchange...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Foothill dweller, on Nov 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm | 18 comments | 7656 Views

SPORTS

Bernard Laffers criticism of FHS XC

Once again, Bernard Laffer has chosen to use the PW to air his issues about FHS Cross Country. Having a student on the...

Original post made by XC Mom on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by Jorge Quero, on Oct 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm | 11 comments | 7649 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

New BART board president seeks to ban strikes

Veteran BART Director Joel Keller began his term as the transit agency's board president with a bang yesterday by proposing...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:41 am | 25 comments | 7621 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Planning to go to S.F.'s Cliff House this weekend? Don't, it's closed

San Francisco's famous Cliff House restaurant Thursday joined other popular attractions that closed as a result of the federal...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 2 comments | 7607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Staggered Start

How are other schools handling the staggered start for K-3rd? Initially the district said that "at minimum" playground supervision...

Original post made by Lynne on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by Glitches in the system, on Sep 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm | 51 comments | 7596 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Oak Grove developers' plan for 10 homes on hillside site goes to Planning Commission tonight

Even as legal arguments continue over the city's refusal to approve their bid to build 51 custom homes on their hillside...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2012
Last comment by Been There, on Mar 31, 2012 at 12:25 am | 17 comments | 7595 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

'With every breath I take'

Clare Dowling, a Tri-Valley native and dual-lung transplant recipient, is set to appear in the 126th annual Rose Parade on...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Aunt Jeanne , on Dec 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 4 comments | 7589 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton planners OK CarMax Auto Superstore in Staples Ranch

The Pleasanton Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve plans by CarMax, Inc., the country's largest retailer...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Lessismore, on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:39 am | 16 comments | 7575 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Illegal cash-out bond refunding

At the 3/22 PUSD school board meeting, a citizen raised concerns about trusting PUSD with more taxpayer funds (via Measure...

Original post made by PEVC on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by Arnold, on Apr 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm | 220 comments | 7573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special Pleasanton school board meeting set for tomorrow morning

The Pleasanton school board will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday to appoint a new vice-principal. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Teachers getting raises approved at 8 AM meeting? , on Jun 26, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 8 comments | 7572 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Seniority-only Based Layoffs Hurt Students

At the end of this PDF link is a suggestion for an alternative system that can be implemented based upon the results of the...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 15, 2010 at 6:50 am | 16 comments | 7548 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

THE INEVITABLE PHASE OF FEAR BEFORE RECOVERY

Warren Buffet was recently on TV giving his opinions on the state of union. He started by saying that we are in the middle...

Original post made by Michael on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by Michael, on Jul 29, 2009 at 8:37 am | 2 comments | 7533 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alameda County Fair returns to Pleasanton next Wednesday

The Alameda County Fair opens in Pleasanton Wednesday, June 17, with its new theme, "Rock the Red, White and Blue," and...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 29, 2015 at 9:55 am | 36 comments | 7529 Views
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Hotel and more big box stores planned for El Charro Road
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 681 views

Representing me or my money?
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 507 views