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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Choosing a College? Think Learning, Not Earning

We live in a rapidly changing society. So, too, with our college and university systems, which increasingly have modified...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Jakob, on Dec 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 2098 Views

AROUND TOWN

24 hour 7-11 coming to corner of Vineyard and 1st St

Is it true the planning dept is considering allowing a 7-11 to be built here? Oh please, where is the class here? We are...

Original post made by Dan on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 5, 2012 at 7:58 am | 25 comments | 1663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

10th Ryan Gordon Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer scheduled for Jan. 5

Four decades of soccer players from Pleasanton schools will be playing in the 10th Ryan Gordon Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Jess, on Dec 5, 2012 at 2:24 am | 2 comments | 1927 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Jerry Thorne to be sworn in as Pleasanton's new mayor tonight

Councilman Jerry Thorne will be sworn in tonight as Pleasanton's new mayor along with two newly-elected members of the City...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Snapshot, on Dec 4, 2012 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 2964 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

New $34-million elementary school being considered in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton school board will have to decide whether to build a new elementary school at an estimated cost of $34 million...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Take your pick, on Dec 4, 2012 at 12:50 am | 25 comments | 3046 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa stops in Pleasanton for Saturday's holiday parade

Santa made a brief and early stop in downtown Pleasanton Saturday to wrap up the city's annual Hometown Holiday Parade. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Kris, on Dec 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm | 3 comments | 1417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another business closing in downtown

First was Domus, then Amelia's and Cupids Tooth-Closing tomorrow November 30 is the little cafe on First Street across from...

Original post made by Sandy on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 23 comments | 6336 Views

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How was Hometown Holiday parade?

Was worried about wet weather and parking, so stayed home. How was the parade?...

Original post made by PTown retiree on Dec. 1, 2012
Last comment by Ptown native, on Dec 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 6112 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Supreme Court will not announce Prop 8 action until Monday or later

The U.S. Supreme Court will not announce until at least Monday and possibly later whether it will review the case of Proposition...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 3, 2012 at 11:34 am | 11 comments | 3903 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council OKs splitting downtown into 2 new districts

The Pleasanton City Council Tuesday night approved a new plan to split downtown businesses into two districts to promote...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by Noah, on Dec 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm | 48 comments | 2044 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Presenting our Tri-Valley Heroes

The Pleasanton Weekly and its sister online publications -- Dublin Tri-Valley Views, San Ramon Express and Danville Express...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by Nancy Johnsen, on Dec 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 14579 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Federal lawsuit filed against Pleasanton police officer, Alameda deputy and San Ramon attorney

A Pleasanton man has filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against a local police officer, an Alameda County Sheriff's deputy...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by Howdy , on Dec 2, 2012 at 7:57 am | 20 comments | 1688 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Moral Turpitude Lesley Regina, Ryan Silcocks, Lisa Secord , Tim Martens, and Trey Secord

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Original post made by Soup Fork & Salad Spoon on Dec. 2, 2012
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AROUND TOWN

Weather permitting, Pleasanton's Hometown Holiday parade still on for tonight

Periodic sunshine and then showers are making for a day of uncertainty on whether Pleasanton's's popular Hometown Holiday...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2012
Last comment by Stacee, on Dec 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm | 3 comments | 1336 Views

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Hometown Holiday Parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Saturday

A total of 73 parade entry groups are prepping for the Hometown Holiday Parade this Saturday, to be held in downtown Pleasanton. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2009
Last comment by Gina, on Dec 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm | 32 comments | 1926 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey under way for new parks, recreation plan for Pleasanton

A survey group commissioned by the city of Pleasanton has started a telephone survey of residents to seek input on a new...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by Spudly, on Dec 1, 2012 at 9:42 am | 7 comments | 3271 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Alameda County Supervisor Haggerty to host holiday Open House in Pleasanton

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty will open the doors of his Pleasanton district office Dec. 18 for a public holiday...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by At least Nate's not inviting Oakland, on Dec 1, 2012 at 7:14 am | 5 comments | 2856 Views

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Pleasanton police offer delivery safety tips

In the wake of the thefts of some Christmas packages that had been delivered to unattended homes, the Pleasanton police department...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Doug, on Dec 1, 2012 at 3:35 am | 3 comments | 1561 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

More about Hostess

I don't agree with the 1.8 million in bonuses Hostess is asking the court to approve (to give to some executives to oversee...

Original post made by Resident on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Hank, on Nov 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm | 16 comments | 1651 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City fights federal lawsuit against Police Department

The city of Pleasanton is asking that a federal lawsuit against the Police Department and one of its officers be dismissed. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2012
Last comment by Howdy , on Nov 30, 2012 at 3:57 pm | 9 comments | 1980 Views
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