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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools mourn death of seventh-grader

The school community is mourning the death of a young teenager and asking parents to keep a close eye on their children over...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2011
Last comment by Sunshine, on May 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm | 74 comments | 7334 Views

AROUND TOWN

Prop 30 passage avoids cuts to Pleasanton school year

The passage of Proposition 30 won praise from district staff and school board at its meeting Tuesday night. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2012
Last comment by Be Positive, on Nov 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm | 26 comments | 7333 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Costco seen as potential buyer of Pleasanton development Zone site

Pleasanton planners moved a step closer last week to creating the city's first Economic Development Zone along I-680's Johnson...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Frank, on Apr 10, 2016 at 8:23 am | 41 comments | 7328 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 | 7314 Views

AROUND TOWN

Donlon Elementary principal resigns

Donlon Elementary principal Lynnette Chirrick announced Thursday she will be leaving her position for a job at the Alameda...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by sidnee, on Jul 20, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 16 comments | 7313 Views

AROUND TOWN

How was Hometown Holiday parade?

Was worried about wet weather and parking, so stayed home. How was the parade?...

Original post made by PTown retiree on Dec. 1, 2012
Last comment by Ptown native, on Dec 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 7303 Views

SPORTS

Somber mood in Bay Area as 49ers lose to Baltimore in Super Bowl 34-31

49er fans seemed to take their team's loss to the Baltimore Ravens in stride late Sunday as San Francisco came up three points...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2013
Last comment by disappointedfan, on Feb 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 3 comments | 7289 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Shutdown continues to limit local services, programs

The federal government has been partially shut down for nearly a week, and throughout the Bay Area there are worries about...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm | 4 comments | 7283 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Capping 31-year career, Livermore-Pleasanton fire chief Miguel retiring

In an emotional farewell to the Pleasanton City Council last night, Fire Chief Jim Miguel announced that he will retire Nov....

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by It's easy to create a name, on Aug 24, 2015 at 8:08 am | 30 comments | 7255 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Article: "China's (High Speed) Train Wreck"

So Democrats...are you happy now that your newest "big govt" project was passed? (Nevermind that it will likely push this...

Original post made by Conductor Jerry on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm | 21 comments | 7250 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

John Muir, San Ramon Medical to open health clinic in Pleasanton

San Ramon Regional Medical Center and John Muir Health have acquired a building with more than 92,000 square feet at 5860...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 6, 2014 at 11:48 am | 4 comments | 7245 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Those who opt out of PG&E's 'SmartMeter' program will pay fees

Over boos and hisses from opponents of PG&E's SmartMeters, the California Public Utilities Commission Wednesday voted to...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by other Bill, on Oct 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 18 comments | 7239 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART strike could start as early as tomorrow

BART workers have delivered a 72-hour strike notice to BART management, according to a union representative and a transit...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:18 am | 28 comments | 7238 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Let's find the truth about Neil Shumate.

The former children who testified in the trial of Neil Shumate are now adults. Now is the time to interview them to find...

Original post made by Marti on Jul. 3, 2011
Last comment by Ha!, on Mar 31, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 32 comments | 7234 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 | 7223 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 | 7221 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Germain's bail set at $1,080,000

Judge Hugh Walker set Henry John Germain's bail at $1,080,000 for 15 counts of alleged child molestation today. Five women...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2008
Last comment by knowledge, on Oct 25, 2008 at 11:39 pm | 202 comments | 7211 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

inapropriate police actions in Pleasanton

Why are the Pleasanton Police Department always so forceful? On or off duty, they seem to find any reason they want to enforce...

Original post made by Aaron on Oct. 22, 2007
Last comment by LatelyCops, on Jul 30, 2009 at 9:27 am | 44 comments | 7203 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Teachers Receive 2.7% Pay Raise

After a year of complaining about voluntarily taking a pay cut, the teachers union has succeeded in negotiating an across...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on May 5, 2011 at 11:55 am | 115 comments | 7201 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Jerry Thorne to be sworn in as Pleasanton's new mayor tonight

Councilman Jerry Thorne will be sworn in tonight as Pleasanton's new mayor along with two newly-elected members of the City...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Snapshot, on Dec 4, 2012 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 7189 Views
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