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SCHOOLS & KIDS

How do you plan to vote on state taxes for schools?

Have you decided on how you are voting on the upcoming tax measures that say they will help schools? Are you going for Jerry...

Original post made by curious on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by FedUpMom, on May 3, 2012 at 9:12 am | 80 comments | 3982 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

No decision, no new information on principal's ouster

The Pleasanton School Board took no action regarding ousted Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranish on Tuesday night, despite...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Not the teacher, on Nov 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm | 5 comments | 3982 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Lois Lerner advised IRS employees "be cautious about what we say in emails"

Let's see, if I am a public servant, doing my job, in an honest an ethical way, "not even a smidgen of corruption" as our...

Original post made by jimf01 on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Mac, on Sep 25, 2015 at 11:02 am | 46 comments | 3981 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police Activity

Does anyone know what happen last evening at the corner of 1st and Vineyard.As I drove by @ 5:45 there were lots of police...

Original post made by momof2 on Sep. 14, 2010
Last comment by nancy s., on Sep 29, 2010 at 8:50 am | 14 comments | 3980 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Carlson sentenced to 26 years in prison for 1984 Foothill High student murder

Steven Carlson was sentenced at an intense and emotional hearing Friday to 26 years to life in state prison for fatally stabbing...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2015
Last comment by Emanuel, on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:48 am | 9 comments | 3980 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Sullivan pulls plug on council meeting after 3-1/2-hour hearing

In an extraordinary but not unprecendented move, Pleasanton City Councilman Matt Sullivan pulled the plug on consideration...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by June, on Feb 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 101 comments | 3979 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: 2011 was quite a year for Pleasanton

As cities go in this financially-pressed state of California, Pleasanton had a very good 2011. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2012
Last comment by FnSuite, on Jan 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm | 22 comments | 3974 Views

AROUND TOWN

McKewon court hearing rescheduled for Jan. 9

Judge Hugh Walker granted the driver involved in a head-on collision that killed 19-year-old Laurel Williams a continuation...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2007
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Dec 1, 2007 at 9:42 am | 81 comments | 3973 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Safeway launches campaign to help 'special needs' people

Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. and The Safeway Foundation have launched a campaign that will fund important programs that...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Jtjh, on Aug 12, 2014 at 5:11 am | 7 comments | 3972 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police searching for robber of Livermore Citibank branch

Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a bank in Livermore on Thursday afternoon and are asking the public for assistance...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Nut Cracker, on Mar 26, 2013 at 9:18 am | 4 comments | 3972 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why cut sports?

What can we do to convince the school board not to cut coaches?...

Original post made by George Peters on Mar. 4, 2008
Last comment by ts, on Apr 4, 2008 at 9:07 pm | 17 comments | 3969 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Column

Longtime school board member Pat Kernan has been taking it on the chin lately in both the media and at a recent school board...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2008
Last comment by Julie, on Aug 1, 2008 at 11:56 am | 65 comments | 3968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is this even legal?

I am wondering if the following "informational" (read brainwashing) session is allowed on public school grounds during instruction...

Original post made by alee on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 18, 2009 at 6:24 pm | 118 comments | 3967 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton Ridge 11/15/2008 @ 9:10am - Please Come Forward!

To All: On Saturday, November 15, at approximately 9:10am, on or more hikers on the Pleasanton Ridge came across an unconscious...

Original post made by RPM on Nov. 16, 2008
Last comment by maddie, on Dec 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm | 7 comments | 3964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Barton Reading or paid Birthday Holidays - PUSD board to decide 2/22

This Tuesday, the PUSD school board will decide to reduce Barton reading program funding by 50% to save $53,000. They will...

Original post made by Nomad on Feb. 20, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on Apr 12, 2011 at 11:02 am | 23 comments | 3959 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Harvest Park break-in case resolved

Four students involved in a late May vandalism at Harvest Park Middle School were likely among the five expelled by the school...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Jun 23, 2013 at 11:09 am | 8 comments | 3959 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Sullivan, Sierra Club join Oak Grove appeal effort

The Tri-Valley region of the Sierra Club has agreed to support an appeal by former Councilwoman Kay Ayala and her citizens'...

Original post made on May. 9, 2008
Last comment by frank, on May 21, 2008 at 6:21 pm | 53 comments | 3958 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Smart & Final to open Pleasanton supermarket Aug. 13

Smart & Final will open its newest supermarket Aug. 13 in the Pleasanton Square Shopping Center on Johnson Drive Wednesday,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2008
Last comment by ArekNikiret, on Sep 5, 2009 at 4:22 am | 13 comments | 3957 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Santa Claus now at Stoneridge Mall as Christmas holiday shopping season begins

Santa Claus and the holiday dancers filled the main court at Stoneridge Shopping Center this weekend as hundreds gathered...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by kim, on Dec 16, 2015 at 9:58 pm | 24 comments | 3955 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Balazo restaurant couple sentenced for tax evasion, other charges

Marino Sandoval and his wife Nicole, the Pleasanton couple who owned and ran the El Balazo restaurants in Pleasanton, Danville,...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by Jimmy McGill, on Jan 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm | 36 comments | 3951 Views
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