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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 | 5165 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley, Foothill ranked highest in area among top 100 California high schools

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools in Pleasanton are among the top 100 best public schools in California, a U.S. News...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by john, on May 6, 2014 at 8:32 am | 20 comments | 5156 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Pleasanton not Pleasantville...

If you have ever seen the movie Pleasantville than you know their town was perfect. It was a small town with little to no...

Original post made by moviebuff on Dec. 19, 2007
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on May 15, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 39 comments | 5155 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbor's Pine Tree

My neighbor has a pine tree about 25 feet tall close to their side of fence. The branches "overflow" to our side of the fence...

Original post made by pTownLover on May. 29, 2012
Last comment by Heather, on Sep 3, 2012 at 11:29 am | 34 comments | 5138 Views

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CarMax Auto Superstore coming to Pleasanton

CarMax, Inc., the country's largest retailer of used cars, plans to build a CarMax Auto Superstore on a 20-acre site at I-580...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Right wing nuts, on Feb 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm | 14 comments | 5138 Views

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Pleasanton Council meets tonight to ratify high-density housing measures

The Pleasanton City Council is expected to ratify tonight a final plan that will allow 73 acres in various parts of the city...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by Libertarian, on Jan 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm | 30 comments | 5136 Views

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Zone 7 to update Pleasanton's possible uses of 'Chain of Lakes' at meeting today

The Zone 7 board's Water Resources Committee will get an update on the agency's evaluation of potential feasible uses of...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Paul Aguire, on Sep 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 5132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Surprised on high district pensions!

I had always thought that school district employees were fairly paid but not highly paid. Then I went to www.CaliforniaPensionReform.com...

Original post made by Jill on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by comment, on Apr 2, 2011 at 8:44 am | 56 comments | 5098 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Think of the children???

I guess the Yes on Prop 8 people don't always think of the children do they? There's been some really appalling lies coming...

Original post made by Janna on Oct. 27, 2008
Last comment by baldy, on Nov 8, 2008 at 2:32 pm | 217 comments | 5089 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 | 5086 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Striking butchers rallying in front of Pleasanton Raley's supermarket although other workers in store aren't unionized, aren't on strike

Members of the butchers union are demonstrating along the front walkways of the Raley's Supermarket on Sunol Boulevard, asking...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2012
Last comment by Bryan, on Nov 12, 2012 at 9:09 pm | 29 comments | 5083 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 | 5080 Views

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Vranesh removed as Walnut Grove principal

In a marathon closed session that lasted nearly eight hours, the Pleasanton school board decided to replace Jon Vranesh as...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by eat, on Dec 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm | 12 comments | 5066 Views

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Amelia's Deli closes its downtown restaurant

Amelia's Deli, a popular downtown daytime restaurant at 55 W. Angela St., has closed after the number of patrons slackened...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by LMK, on Oct 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm | 41 comments | 5022 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 | 5021 Views

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fox sighting

be careful of foxes crossing Bernal near 680 North entrance after dark ...

Original post made by Laury on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Laury, on Dec 17, 2011 at 12:46 am | 19 comments | 5015 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Do mountain lions in Pleasanton threaten our safety, and how should we deal with them?

Last year, a mountain lion was killed by government officials, in Pleasanton, because it was deemed dangerous. Later, that...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by notebook battery, on May 4, 2010 at 11:08 am | 12 comments | 5007 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART fares to increase by 5.2% New Year's Day

BART riders will pay slightly higher train fares starting Jan. 1 to help pay for new train cars and other projects. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 9 comments | 4987 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Bicyclist suffers major injuries in fall off Pleasanton Ridge trail

A bicyclist riding with his son-in-law suffered major injuries Saturday morning when he fell with his bike off the Thermalito...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Smiley Face, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:16 am | 3 comments | 4976 Views

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Unions urge members, Democrats to rally against Walmart market planned for Pleasanton

Union leaders called on members and others at a Democratic Party rally to protest at upcoming meetings throughout the East...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by ChooChooHank, on Mar 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 105 comments | 4975 Views
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