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Pleasanton Council OKs high density apartment complex on Bernal at Stanley

With only one objector at a two-hour public hearing, the Pleasanton City Council Tuesday approved construction of a 345-unit...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by XYZ, on Aug 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 24 comments | 2342 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Fixing California: The union chokehold

I created a stir last year when I — the former Democratic Senate majority leader — endorsed Proposition 32, the ballot initiative...

Original post made by CA GOV. 101 on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 849 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART strike off for at least another 60 days

BART negotiations between management and two worker unions ended Sunday evening with little progress, but trains will be...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2013
Last comment by mm, on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 10 comments | 1740 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Walmart: Let's Put One in YOUR Neighborhood!

The Walmart critics are out in full force once again. Ho-hum. Now, Walmart's effect on the jobs economy is no secret....

Original post made by Justicia on Aug. 11, 2013
Last comment by Justicia, on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:40 am | 6 comments | 1101 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is there some Indian family panhandling scam going on?

I had trouble finding a grocery item and had to drive to two Safeways and the Walmart in Pleasanton. At each outdoor mall,...

Original post made by PaulS on Aug. 3, 2013
Last comment by Tonto, on Aug 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 23 comments | 1726 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Fracking Must Be California's Priority

My, my. Here they go again. Environmental activist worry warts are citing a study that states that climate change is having...

Original post made by Tim Lunt on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 11, 2013 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 970 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Cell phone alerts jolt Pleasanton residents as police search for San Diego killer, kidnapper

Many Pleasanton residents were jolted awake Monday night and during much of the day yesterday when they received unexpected...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by Does the Amber Alert use up your minutes?, on Aug 11, 2013 at 9:24 am | 11 comments | 7090 Views

AROUND TOWN

Garage Doors

Can someone enlighten me as to why I see people with their garage doors cracked open or even open a few inches to one foot?...

Original post made by ccwc on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm | 20 comments | 2302 Views

AROUND TOWN

Whole Foods coming to Dublin

This will be nice!! So all of you that thought that the Walmart Grocery space should have been a Whole Foods should be happy...

Original post made by Julie on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 10, 2013 at 10:21 am | 6 comments | 1223 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pres. Obama born in Kenya

Hey, now that I got your attention... Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Tea Party darling, states: "“My mother was born in Wilmington,...

Original post made by MePartyPatriot on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm | 6 comments | 1164 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton police interrupt home burglary on Blacow Court, arrest 3

Three young men were arrested Tuesday afternoon in an apparent attempted residential burglary in the area of Blacow Street...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2012
Last comment by Glenn Wohltmann, on Aug 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 12 comments | 3642 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Booming Pleasanton is good news for Realtors

In her recent report to a Tri-Valley Realtors group, Pleasanton's Economic Development Director Pamela Ott said the city...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 4 comments | 2822 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connect me, and I will make my choice

I got accepted. These words flood newsfeeds on Facebook each spring as college decisions come out. High school seniors yearn...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 3 comments | 2005 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

The wind beneath her wings

Imagine you're 7 years old, your mom's had lots of surgeries and when you go to look for her, you find her sprawled on the...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 8, 2013 at 10:36 am | 2 comments | 1530 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Celebrating the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Fire Department

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department is being honored this month with a series of events, including a Fireman's Muster...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2013
Last comment by Me Too, on Aug 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm | 6 comments | 2097 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART strike postponed again - this time for 7 days (or is it 60 days?)

BART's unions agreed Sunday night to postpone a scheduled strike against the transit system for at least seven days at the...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2013
Last comment by Nomad, on Aug 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm | 27 comments | 14452 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

does someone know why the PTSA says this?

I just learned that the graduation ceremony from AVHS used to be held at the fairgrounds, with only 3 tickets per students....

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by Alice, on Aug 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 24 comments | 2317 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Japanese team wins first Little League Intermediate World Series

The first Little League World Series for the new Intermediate Division ended last night in Livermore, with Izumisano Little...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm | 2 comments | 1747 Views

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City salaries

Have you seen how outrageous the salaries are for some of our city workers? http://www.mercurynews.com/salaries/bay-area/2012?appSession=37818854032673&RecordID=&PageID=2&PrevPag...

Original post made by Homeowner on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Holy smokes, on Aug 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 1055 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton Council to hold public hearing at 6 p.m. tonight on Bernal-Stanley apartment project

The Pleasanton City Council will hold a public hearing tonight, Aug. 6 to consider a developer's bid to build a 345-apartment...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 6, 2013 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 1260 Views
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