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State park finds $54 million in its pocket

State parks officials have a mountain of explaining to do -- as the park system reportedly had $54 million hidden in its...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Mrs Mittens, on Jul 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm | 16 comments | 1727 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Court to reconsider law allowing DNA collection from criminal suspects

A federal appeals court in San Francisco agreed Wednesday to take another look at whether a California law requiring police...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm | 4 comments | 1116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classes cut? Not for dedicated Harvest Park teacher

Cuts that eliminated special summer school programs for gifted students weren't enough to stop Lynn Gatehouse, a teacher...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Lynn Gatehouse, on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 1254 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unemployment up in Bay Area, down slightly in state

The state's unemployment rate decreased slightly last month while many Bay Area counties saw slight spikes in unemployment...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by Ms Gundersen, on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm | 13 comments | 1332 Views

AROUND TOWN

Off The Grid at AVHS

I just saw food trucks in the AVHS parking lot (4pm, Tuesday, 7/24/12) Why is there an Off The Grid in Pleasanton?...

Original post made by Luann on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Shawn, on Jul 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm | 7 comments | 2677 Views

AROUND TOWN

Starbucks Plastic Cups-Recyclable?

I remember checking about Starbucks plastic cups, and they were the wrong shape to put in the blue recycle bin. Something...

Original post made by Wendy on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by kolohe, on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:08 am | 5 comments | 1904 Views

AROUND TOWN

Say No to Measure B reauthorization-transportation tax

With the out of control Board of Supervisors on Alameda County asking taxpayers to increase taxes for Measure B, a sales...

Original post made by Democrat on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Republican, on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 1139 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

County fair parade draws hundreds to downtown Pleasanton

Hundreds turned out along Main Street in downtown Pleasanton Saturday to watch the Alameda County Fair parade marking the...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2012
Last comment by Aviva, on Jul 26, 2012 at 7:22 am | 9 comments | 1907 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Three Pleasanton school board members to seek re-election to 4-year terms

Pleasanton school board members Valerie Arkin and Jamie Yee Hintzke have filed for re-election to the board in the Nov. 6...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by Sherman, on Jul 26, 2012 at 7:09 am | 19 comments | 1637 Views

AROUND TOWN

A satirical look at Pleasanton's development committee

I created this video of Valley Ave when passing through Pleasanton last week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia0IjcFsP3M...

Original post made by John on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Funny, on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:13 pm | 9 comments | 1214 Views

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Pleasanton Has Grown Up

My daughter came home to visit us after about 5 years living back East. After a few days, she came up to me and said, "Pleasanton...

Original post made by Daniel on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by 20 yr resident, on Jul 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm | 21 comments | 1611 Views

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Mary Hayashi Mailings

Has anyone else been receiving mailings from what appears to be Mary Hayashi's office recently and paid for by the taxpayers?...

Original post made by Pro-Law on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Mittens, on Jul 25, 2012 at 11:37 am | 13 comments | 1090 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Police Officers Abuse Disability

Tim Hunt comments that about the large number of PPD officers out on temporary disability. "currently the department has...

Original post made by taxpayer on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by franco, on Jul 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm | 5 comments | 1246 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Old plus new equals charming

What does one do with an antique baby bathtub from France? Fill it with flower pots and place it on the front porch. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Dolores Fox Ciardelli, on Jul 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 1097 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

New state law toughens penalties for copper thieves, buyers

With copper thefts a growing problem in the area, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill advanced by State Assemblywoman Joan...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by Jersey Malcolm, on Jul 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm | 10 comments | 1727 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama makes a stop in Oakland as part of Bay Area campaign swing

President Barack Obama landed back in the Bay Area Monday to attend several fundraising events in the East Bay with about...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by ca94566, on Jul 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 9 comments | 1425 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Scandal: State parks finds $54 million in its pocket

Remember all that hullabaloo about closing all the state parks? "Nevermind," say state-park officials. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Private Sector, on Jul 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm | 5 comments | 1002 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Classes cut? Not for dedicated Harvest Park teacher

Cuts that eliminated special summer school programs for gifted students weren't enough to stop Lynn Gatehouse, a teacher...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Jul 24, 2012 at 11:33 am | 20 comments | 2005 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton schedules meeting tonight on Touriga, Palomino drives traffic concerns

Pleasanton traffic engineers will hold a public "Traffic Calming" meeting tonight to consider measures that could be taken...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2012
Last comment by Crellin Rd. Resident, on Jul 24, 2012 at 9:22 am | 20 comments | 1570 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

What's up with the Fire Department Contract

I've never understood the double super-secret negotiations between city management and employee unions. The FD contract...

Original post made by Mr. Brown Act on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by To: The Right Salary, on Jul 24, 2012 at 8:45 am | 59 comments | 2483 Views
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