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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 | 1910 Views

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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 | 1644 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 | 1219 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1616 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1095 Views

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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 | 1250 Views

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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 | 1105 Views

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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 | 1745 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 | 1430 Views

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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

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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 | 2012 Views

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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 | 1576 Views

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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 | 2485 Views

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Police identify body in brush at Dublin BART station

The Alameda County Coroner's Office has identified the woman whose body was found in the brush near the East Dublin/Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 24, 2012 at 12:15 am | 6 comments | 1502 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Nebraska man sentenced in sexual abuse of 13-year old girl

A former Nebraska man was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life after being convicted in April for the ongoing sexual abuse...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Troll, on Jul 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm | 4 comments | 1355 Views

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San Ramon police seek help in jewelry store robbery, fatal shooting

San Ramon Police have issued a warrant for the fourth suspect associated with the May 30 robbery of the Gold N Treasures...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by KW, on Jul 23, 2012 at 8:53 am | 3 comments | 1060 Views

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UC regents urge voters to pass Brown's tax plan or tuition will rise by $2,400

The University of California Regents have voted to endorse the governor's tax plan, and contingent on its passing, to freeze...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Jul 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 18 comments | 1324 Views

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Former Pleasanton mortgage broker arrested for attempted murder

A former mortgage broker and professional party thrower is free on $130,000 bond after being charged with aggravated assault...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by Michele McP , on Jul 21, 2012 at 7:44 am | 4 comments | 1916 Views

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Join the walk around Mission Hills Park tomorrow

Join Mr. Pedometer for an hour long walk 'n' talk. The walk will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Mission...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Jordan, on Jul 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 1 comment | 1098 Views

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Brown signs $8-billion funding measure to start construction of high-speed rail system in California

Gov. Jerry Brown was in downtown San Francisco Wednesday to sign an $8 billion funding measure to start construction on what...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by Bill, on Jul 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm | 19 comments | 1556 Views
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