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BOOKS & MOVIES

Harry Potter Readers Show Advanced Cognitive and Argumentative Skills

“Harry Potter” fans already have in common their ability to rattle off obscure trivia like character Ron Weasley’s favorite...

Original post made by Zoilo Versailles on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Zoillo Versailles, on Aug 19, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 5 comments | 1168 Views

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Cody Hall is Getting his 15 minutes of Fame, and then some

Just heard on NPR a news story about Cody being charged with murder. All the details were included and the announcer stated...

Original post made by cyclist too on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Trace, on Aug 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 19 comments | 3595 Views

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27th annual Goodguys car show ends today at Fairgrounds

The 27th annual Goodguys West Coast Nationals ends at 3 p.m. today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Stella, on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 1366 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART UPDATE: Rampant Media Bias Toward Bart Strikers Is Uncovered

Some weeks back, a nonscientific poll indicated that Bay Area residents by a 2-1 margin thought Bart management has done...

Original post made by Mike Cherry on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mike Cherry, on Aug 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm | 32 comments | 2121 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Republican Party Seeks Genuine Intellectual Leadership: Limbaugh, Levin, and Palin Are on Tap

The Republican National Committee, expressing its dismay at the kinds of questions asked during nationally televised Republican...

Original post made by Intrepid on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:43 pm | 7 comments | 7542 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Gov. Brown Does BART Management a Favor

For weeks BART management has waged a PR campaign in the corporate media which, in turn, has uncritically reproduced BART...

Original post made by Mike Cherry on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Mike Cherry, on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 95 comments | 1344 Views

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Abram Wilson pulls bid in San Ramon mayoral race

Former San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson said he is no longer in San Ramon's mayoral race, allowing Mayor Bill Clarkson to seek...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm | 3 comments | 7614 Views

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Ex-Granada High teacher sentenced to 3 years in prison for sex assault, but then released

A female former Livermore high school teacher was sentenced Tuesday to three years in state prison for sexually assaulting...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Aug 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm | 2 comments | 1462 Views

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Pleasanton police offer scam advice to seniors

Pleasanton residents in general and seniors in particular are being warned to watch out for three new scams that have surfaced...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Aug 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm | 4 comments | 1463 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 | 3780 Views

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Driver who killed Dublin cyclist charged with murder

The Pleasanton teen who ran down and killed a bicyclist on Foothill Road on June 9 had his charges elevated to murder and...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Ernest, on Aug 17, 2013 at 7:34 am | 17 comments | 992 Views

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help our environment and save money too!

California has always been a leader in ideas to help our environment, from cleaning up the pollution in our air with cleaner...

Original post made by susan on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by John, on Aug 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm | 1 comment | 715 Views

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PW Opinionist Challenges the Federal Takeover of Grammar

PW's designated 'opinionator', Tim Hunt, writes the following: "The novel legal theory to cast aside the state’s role...

Original post made by Mike on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:59 am | 1 comment | 1740 Views

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Picture this!

The Pleasanton Weekly is on the hunt for the next Ansel Adams, the next Annie Leibovitz, or just the next person who points...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Aug 16, 2013 at 10:47 am | 8 comments | 936 Views

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LAST CHANCE TO OBJECT: 2nd reading for final approval of high-density apartment complex on Bernal & Stanley at 8/20 City Council Meeting

At a special meeting on August 6th, the Pleasanton City Council unanimously approved construction of a 345-unit apartment...

Original post made by Concerned resident on Aug. 16, 2013
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Real Estate Matters: California now has 327,341 licensed agents

At last count, there were 327,341 licensed agents in the State of California. Half are probably inactive -- a quarter of...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Member, on Aug 16, 2013 at 10:08 am | 6 comments | 1409 Views

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Walkers exploring downtown Pleasanton tomorrow with guide

The weekly Pleasanton World Walk to Wellness outing Saturday, Aug. 17, begins in front of the Museum on Main, 603 Main St.,...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by wondering, on Aug 16, 2013 at 9:51 am | 1 comment | 830 Views

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New Leaf Market to holding seafood event today in Pleasanton

New Leaf Community Markets at 3550 Bernal Ave. in the Vintage Hills Center in Pleasanton is holding a fresh seafood event...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Ron, on Aug 16, 2013 at 9:27 am | 6 comments | 2714 Views

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So many centennials

The year 1913 was memorable indeed! Coin collectors will relate to the first minting of Buffalo or Indian Head nickels. When...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Homeowner, on Aug 16, 2013 at 8:16 am | 1 comment | 1712 Views

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Swalwell to discuss immigration reform at Hayward meeting tomorrow

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin5) will host an immigration forum for constituents in Hayward Saturday to provide information...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm | 10 comments | 2604 Views
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