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Employees union pulls controversial contract proposal off the table

The Pleasanton City Employees Association--the union that represents 227 city workers—withdrew its pending two-year...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2011
Last comment by anon, on Feb 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 202 comments | 7453 Views


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 | 7448 Views


Reining in prom expenses

If you've got teenagers, you already know how expensive high school can be. Read the full story here

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm | 18 comments | 7447 Views


Why do we pay a 'death gratuity' for members of Congress?

we actually have a law that requires a Death Gratuity be paid to the survivors of a member of Congress who dies in office. The...

Original post made by Dave on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by It's Obvious, on Oct 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm | 4 comments | 7439 Views


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 | 7438 Views


Spinoff Thread - Why are BMWs always associated with spoiled children?

It seems like the stereotypical Pleasantonian is a SUV driving, "not my kid", soccer mom with a spoiled teen driving a BMW?...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Hmmmmm, on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm | 20 comments | 7436 Views


School board votes to place $270-million bond measure on November ballot

The Pleasanton school board voted unanimously Saturday to place a $270-million general obligation bond measure on the ballot...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2016
Last comment by local, on Aug 8, 2016 at 11:05 am | 60 comments | 7436 Views


TGI Fridays closed

So when did TGI Fridays close? We went there only once a year or so, but it's still sad to see businesses in town close....

Original post made by MainStreetDiva on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm | 4 comments | 7429 Views


Year-Round Schooling

How many of you like school? To those of you who do: what's wrong with you? And to those of you who don't: the good news...

Original post made by sjhfkhf on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by Paul Aguire, on Mar 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm | 7 comments | 7425 Views


Stanford football loses control of Pac-12 title chase

Andre Heidari kicked a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to play to lift unranked USC past visiting No. 4 Stanford,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Sparky, on Nov 25, 2013 at 9:50 pm | 2 comments | 7424 Views


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 | 7421 Views


Ron Hyde takes over as new president of Tri-Valley Community Foundation

Ron Hyde, chairman of the Foundation's board of directors, was named chief executive and president of the organization this...

Original post made on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 10, 2013 at 10:07 am | 21 comments | 7419 Views


Pleasanton's Carden West school in deep debt

Carden West School, a small private school at 4576 Willow Road in the Hacienda Business Park, is in serious financial trouble,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2012
Last comment by Former Carden West Parent, on Feb 24, 2012 at 8:24 am | 54 comments | 7399 Views


A Sincere (and Important) Question to Democrats ...

What are the differences between the ideals of the Democrat party today and Communism? I honestly see no difference. Please...

Original post made by Bill on Mar. 27, 2010
Last comment by Repleasnacrat, on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:03 am | 31 comments | 7398 Views


Dead: 19. Injured: 60.

The author of this article states "Gaza is both the world’s largest open-air prison and the 21st century’s undeclared...

Original post made by mark on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by mark, on Jun 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm | 18 comments | 7387 Views


Vranesh: Pleasanton School District retaliated after he filed complaint

Former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal Jon Vranesh alleged during his testimony April 29 he was put on administrative...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on May 6, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 31 comments | 7385 Views


City halts Pleasanton Tennis Park expansion after protests

Mayor Jerry Thorne ordered a halt to construction of two new tennis courts at the Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park this...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2016
Last comment by Flightops, on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:06 pm | 79 comments | 7385 Views


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 | 7384 Views


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 | 7383 Views


Central Valley's Mar-Val Stores takes over Gene's Fine Foods

Mar-Val Food Stores in the Central Valley assumed ownership of Gene's Fine Foods in Pleasanton Monday in a transaction the...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2012
Last comment by hansen, on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:06 am | 35 comments | 7381 Views
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Boston, leaves and lobster
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