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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Public employee benefits - beyond reasonable

"As America's recession spooled out, Chicago responded to the ensuing budget crunch the way many cities have: by cutting...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 46 comments | 8153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Secret PUSD Lawsuits: Zangle v. Pleasanton Unified School District

I am wondering why lawsuits are filed against Pleasanton Unified School District that never seem to appear on the PUSD agendas....

Original post made by Yet Another Lawsuit on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by A concerned parent, on Jul 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm | 43 comments | 8149 Views

SPORTS

Amador basketball has an aau team - is this ethical?

I just found out that Amador has an aau basketball team they put together this past summer. They are even called the "Dons"....

Original post made by Curious on Sep. 13, 2009
Last comment by playfairnow, on Feb 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm | 77 comments | 8143 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton police searching for missing teen

Pleasanton Police are asking for help finding a missing 13-year-old girl. Ana Elizarraras was last seen at 4 a.m. Dec. 1...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Deanne, on Dec 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm | 9 comments | 8105 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Kaitlyn Mary Oefelein, 20

Kaitlyn Mary Oefelein, daughter of Lisa and Joseph Oefelein and a 2012 graduate of Amador Valley High School, died last Tuesday....

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by Concerned, on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:17 am | 16 comments | 8095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drug Sniffing Dogs at Amador Valley?

Today I received this message from the PTSA at Amador Valley High School: "A special PTSA General Meeting will take place...

Original post made by A Neighbor on Dec. 3, 2011
Last comment by Parent , on Dec 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 61 comments | 8021 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board finds 'merit' to complaints, will replace Walnut Grove principal

In a marathon closed session that lasted more than seven hours, the Pleasanton School Board decided to replace Jon Vranesh...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Sam, on Dec 20, 2013 at 7:22 am | 22 comments | 8013 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrest announced in death of Foothill girl 27 years ago

An unnamed suspect has been arrested in the homicide of a 14-year-old girl that occurred 27 years ago. Tina Faelz's body...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2011
Last comment by Bonnie, on Apr 4, 2012 at 7:35 pm | 101 comments | 8003 Views

AROUND TOWN

Job fairs planned for Paragon Outlets mall, scheduled to open Nov. 8

Hiring fairs for Livermore's new Paragon Outlets mall will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm | 25 comments | 7932 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Black Friday? That's so yesterday

If you can't find a place to park today as you make your way around town to start your Christmas shopping, think positive. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by Quote of the day, on Nov 29, 2013 at 9:59 pm | 7 comments | 7896 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PUSD says female student killed by train near downtown this afternoon

The PUSD has confirmed that a female student was struck and killed by a train around 2:30 p.m. Police are still investigating...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Bethany, on Feb 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 236 comments | 7791 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

School Board adopts new homework policy

The School Board voted Tuesday night to approve a new homework policy, which has been 14 months in creation and was subject...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by ho, on Jun 25, 2011 at 9:19 am | 27 comments | 7790 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do AP classes live up to their promise?

Though skeptical of the unequivocal value of Advanced Placement courses, a Stanford University researcher says high schools...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 15, 2013 at 10:13 am | 7 comments | 7780 Views

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Repeat offender busted

A Castro Valley man remains in custody on burglary and bad check charges at local jewelry stores that totaled more than $74,000,...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Nov 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 1 comment | 7755 Views

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Raising money one door at a time

When a woman showed up at Lissa Anderson's door soliciting money to help troubled young people who'd gotten too old for the...

Original post made on May. 20, 2011
Last comment by duped??, on May 8, 2013 at 10:25 am | 24 comments | 7723 Views

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Cold snap comes to Pleasanton starting today

Higher-than-normal temperatures over Thanksgiving weekend will end this week as a cold snap heading for the Bay Area is expected...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm | 17 comments | 7700 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Is fireplace smoke second hand smoke?

After reading about Dublin's ordinance on second hand smoke, I wonder why they only consider cigarette smoke as offensive...

Original post made by Paulette Kenyon on Dec. 29, 2007
Last comment by Anthony, on May 24, 2010 at 11:28 am | 31 comments | 7696 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pleasanton-based Safeway merging with Boise-based Albertsons

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for Pleasanton, Safeway Inc. and Albertsons announced a merger agreement...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Al, on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:23 am | 54 comments | 7688 Views

AROUND TOWN

Verizon adds Pleasanton sites to improve service

The Verizon Wireless Network announced this week that it has added new 4G LTE cell sites along Vineyard Avenue, Isabel Avenue...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by VZ not worst, on Jan 3, 2014 at 11:12 am | 16 comments | 7656 Views

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A new era in police vehicles rolls into Pleasanton

The Pleasanton Police Department's marked patrol car fleet is transitioning to an entirely new era of police vehicles. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Paul, on Jun 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm | 37 comments | 7619 Views
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