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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State sales tax drops by 1% tomorrow

The statewide sales and use tax rate will decrease by a full percentage point starting tomorrow, July 1. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Leland, on Jul 2, 2011 at 6:15 am | 17 comments | 5015 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sales tax measure is back, and just might pass

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to place a transportation sales tax increase measure...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by enough already, on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:37 am | 62 comments | 5013 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school test scores fall slightly

Pleasanton Unified School District is one of many in California that showed declines in STAR test results, although locally,...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Physics, on Aug 18, 2013 at 12:13 am | 10 comments | 5012 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Police release sketch of home burglar

Pleasanton police now have a sketch of a suspect in a Dec. 3 residential burglary. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2013/12/19/police-release-sketch-of...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by C. Bronson, on Jan 5, 2014 at 1:14 am | 12 comments | 5009 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cane sword used in road rage incident leads to arrest of Pleasanton driver

What began as a typical highway incident, with two cars jockeying back and forth between lanes and through traffic, escalated...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Damon, on Dec 5, 2014 at 8:31 am | 21 comments | 5008 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent evaluation on special Saturday meeting agenda

The Pleasanton school board will hold a special board meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Rose Hotel, 807 Main Street, Pleasanton....

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 6, 2015 at 8:55 pm | 31 comments | 5008 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 Richard Cooley, on Nov 6, 2014 at 10:11 pm | 26 comments | 4997 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Opportunities bring responsibilities, say this year's grads

They stand on the bridge, with one foot in Pleasanton and the other poised to step into the future. College and careers await...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2010
Last comment by The Law, on May 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 8 comments | 4995 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let Them Starve As Punishment: Food Stamps Cut Once Again

The Senate Agriculture Committee completed work on the 2013 Farm Bill Tuesday, and took another big whack at food aid, again....

Original post made by Freedom on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Freedom, on May 17, 2013 at 6:20 am | 16 comments | 4995 Views

SPORTS

Foothill Basketball

Foothill's basketball team is going to be great this year! The Coach must be doing a great job in improving the team's...

Original post made by BasketBall Fan on Nov. 18, 2010
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Jan 24, 2011 at 8:39 am | 33 comments | 4982 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board awaits data on principal's ouster

More than five weeks ago, Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh was placed on paid administrative leave, but an anonymous source...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by reality, on Dec 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm | 13 comments | 4972 Views

SPORTS

Parcel tax may be back on the horizon

The words "parcel tax" and "cuts" were used abundantly Tuesday night as the school board discussed the Pleasanton Unified...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 20, 2008 at 11:33 am | 83 comments | 4967 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

We Now Have a CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS! Lawless President Acts Outside Bounds of Constitution...

Pleasantonians, please inform yourselves (if you haven't already) of the current developments regarding Obama's decision...

Original post made by Very Concerned on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Patriot, on Jan 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm | 21 comments | 4962 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council postpones employee contract signing to hold public hearings on pension contributions

With only three council members at the meeting, the City Council last night postponed consideration of a new two-year contract...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by anon, on Jan 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 250 comments | 4957 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three sought in robberies

Pleasanton police are investigating a bank robbery and two robbery attempts, all of which took place within a 24-hour period...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on May 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm | 25 comments | 4947 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Review: 'Lincoln'

To many, British-born actor Daniel Day-Lewis represents the pinnacle of thespian prowess. Director Steven Spielberg is considered...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by William Tell, on Nov 21, 2012 at 10:57 am | 12 comments | 4946 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Australia a Model for Successful Gun Control Laws

Someone started a thread earlier claiming that Australia's gun control laws were a failure. Not so, according to this ABC...

Original post made by Sam on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Will Waters, on Aug 3, 2013 at 9:35 pm | 54 comments | 4943 Views

RESTAURANTS

New British pub opens downtown

You don't have to cross the pond for authentic British fare anymore. A new pub that recently opened downtown offers anything...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2008
Last comment by Silly Bugger, on Mar 25, 2010 at 3:59 pm | 52 comments | 4941 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents push for principal's return

An email from School Board President Jeff Bowser did little to dissuade a group of advocates from attending Tuesday night's...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Joanna, on Nov 14, 2013 at 8:49 am | 4 comments | 4936 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Millennials are coming! Are we ready?

Carole Rodoni, a renowned speaker on the economy and real estate who is often called the pundit of the Peninsula, brought...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
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Another bad idea from the air board
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Good-Guys were here without me
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