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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

CA pension unfunded liabilities exploded from $6.3 billion in 2003 to $198.2 billion in 2013

And the $200 billion "with a B" gap is only if the existing assets earn about 7.5 percent a year, which is perhaps unattainable....

Original post made by jimf01 on Nov. 2, 2014
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Nov 3, 2014 at 11:49 pm | 11 comments | 464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton prepares to vote Tuesday

While Pleasanton voters will be watching the national returns, the excitement locally will focus mainly on a number of too-close-to-call...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2014
Last comment by GatorCountry, on Nov 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 39 comments | 4039 Views

AROUND TOWN

Removed Town Square threads

Two Town Square threads about campaign signs being tampered with in Pleasanton were removed over the weekend because we could...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 3, 2014
There are no comments yet. 448 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remember when Pleasanton was "Pleasanton"?

Here is a little country song I wrote called “When Pleasanton was Pleasanton”. I first posted this song about a year ago,...

Original post made by Buford on Oct. 29, 2010
Last comment by Oldtimer, on Nov 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 14 comments | 1410 Views

SPORTS

Stanford won't have time to smell the roses this year

It's official. The Stanford football team will not be returning to the Rose Bowl, or the Pac-12 championship game for that...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2014
Last comment by Jake, on Nov 2, 2014 at 8:05 am | 1 comment | 11495 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Eric Holder's latest crime

The outgoing Attorney General still thinks he is above the law. Holder's latest crime: influencing a US Senate election. Holder's...

Original post made by jimf01 on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Nov 2, 2014 at 5:57 am | 8 comments | 391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Un-Schooling

I've heard about this practice but I still don't know what it is. Apparently it involves letting kids stay home and do whatever...

Original post made by Da Man on Nov. 1, 2014
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Nov 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 3 comments | 527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mayors, regional leaders celebrate completion of 1st phase of widened Highway 84

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne joined other city, civic and regional leaders this week in officially marking the completion...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by philip a santos, on Nov 1, 2014 at 9:48 am | 13 comments | 3160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core - How Gov't Took Control Over Our Schools

Do you see the similarities with our existing public schools...especially Common Core that nationalizes schooling. This...

Original post made by Carol on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by JJ, on Nov 1, 2014 at 9:46 am | 7 comments | 534 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Your opinion on Common Core:

Do you like Common Core? Or not?...

Original post made by JJ on Nov. 1, 2014
There are no comments yet. 233 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Man convicted of 1984 murder of Foothill High freshman

Steven Carlson was convicted of first-degree murder today for stabbing a 14-year-old Foothill High School classmate 44 times...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by !!!!, on Nov 1, 2014 at 6:06 am | 1 comment | 2259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

3 reasons to get started on education planning in 2014

Education planning for your children or grandchildren is one of the most important financial goals you could plan for in...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Roggerlee, on Oct 31, 2014 at 8:59 pm | 2 comments | 1538 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hearst Elementary teacher struck by vehicle Monday morning

A school resource teacher was struck Monday by a slow-moving vehicle in the crosswalk area near Hearst Elementary's multi-use...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 31, 2014 at 4:49 pm | 6 comments | 2240 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vandalism at Walnut Grove causes safety, privacy concerns

Some recent events involving minor vandalism to cars parked at Walnut Grove Elementary School have caused the school and...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by CarPark, on Oct 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm | 17 comments | 4453 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Weekly publishes candidate endorsements

Based on candidate forums the Pleasanton Weekly and Tri-Valley Community Television (TV30) have hosted, editorial staff interviews...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Daveg, on Oct 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 20 comments | 3679 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Walnut Grove has a Security Guard posted on campus???

Walnut Grove School has a security guard wandering around the campus during school hours. Here is the letter parents received...

Original post made by Eric on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by justwondering, on Oct 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm | 20 comments | 1102 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton police nab suspect in foot chase after Jack-in-the-Box robbery

Courtney Dariko Townsel, 19, was arrested last night in a foot chase by Pleasanton police after a man wearing a mask jumped...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by ???, on Oct 31, 2014 at 3:34 pm | 4 comments | 3268 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Tri-Valley Veterans Day parade set for Sunday in downtown Pleasanton

The annual Tri-Valley Veterans Day parade will be held starting at 1 p.m. Sunday in downtown Pleasanton with more than 100...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by William Tell, on Oct 31, 2014 at 3:09 pm | 3 comments | 4775 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Women groped while walking on neighborhood streets

Two groping incidents Wednesday have Pleasanton police warning pedestrians to take precautionary measures when walking or...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by DubAsianMom, on Oct 31, 2014 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 4075 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

How can you tell "Honest*" Political Telemarketers?

IF the phone number is blocked on the caller ID, or if it says Out of Area (even if the number appears to be local) that...

Original post made by And what can you do? on Oct. 31, 2014
There are no comments yet. 172 Views
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