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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school district, banking on furlough days, restores programs and jobs

The Pleasanton School District is apparently banking on furlough days to balance its budget for the upcoming school year. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Dysfunctional school district, on Jun 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm | 35 comments | 2880 Views

AROUND TOWN

Park District to hold meeting on Ridge

East Bay Regional Park District is holding a meeting from from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, at the Veteran's Memorial...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2012
Last comment by ks, on Jun 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm | 1 comment | 1005 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Surprise, Brown Lied about Fixing Pensions

Remember how Candidate Brown for Governor said that public employee pensions were a big issue and he was going to fix them...

Original post made by pension watcher on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jun 10, 2012 at 9:44 am | 18 comments | 1249 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

No Media Bias by the Wash DC Post Here...Just Move On

Media bias? What bias? Compare the headlines of this same newspaper when Obama won by 7 pts. over McCain vs. the Republican...

Original post made by !!! on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by 7 is 7, on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:36 pm | 7 comments | 1104 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police log: Goodguys hit by bad guys

A classic car, a classic pickup truck and two Harley Davidson motorcycles were stolen while parked at or near the Goodguys...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2012
Last comment by Cheever, on Jun 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm | 4 comments | 2612 Views

AROUND TOWN

680 Toll Lane Frustrations

I've been wanting to write something about this for a long time--so here it goes: I *love* the toll lane on Highway 680....

Original post made by John F. on Jun. 4, 2012
Last comment by Scott Horsly, on Jun 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm | 37 comments | 2565 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Stark, Swalwell take top 2 spots in November's 15th District congressional race

In the newly-aligned 15th Congressional District that covers all of Pleasanton, longtime Congressman Pete Stark advanced...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by steve, on Jun 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm | 33 comments | 1480 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pension Reform -- at last!

San Jose and San Diego voters have had enough, and they voted overwhelmingly for strict pension reform. http://www.mercurynews.com/elections/ci_20794968/san-jose-employee-unions-fi...

Original post made by taxpayer on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by PleasantonTaxpayer, on Jun 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm | 6 comments | 1025 Views

SPORTS

Heartbreaking loss for Amador Valley girls at softball championships

Amador's dreams of a perfect season and a possible No. 1 national ranking ended Friday night in the North Coast Section championship...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2012
Last comment by Ptown, on Jun 7, 2012 at 11:07 pm | 48 comments | 3460 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Taxpayer Revolt

Public unions from around the country have spent most of a year campaigning in Wisconsin...apparently for naught. There was...

Original post made by PleasantonTaxpayer on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Nomad, on Jun 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm | 39 comments | 1588 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Police release sketches of woman found in trash can

Drawings made by a sketch artist were released Wednesday as Pleasanton police try to determine the identity of the woman...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Concerened , on Jun 7, 2012 at 12:46 pm | 6 comments | 1705 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton woman to carry Olympic torch

Sarah Williams, 19, a Pleasanton resident who started the Creative Kindness blanket project that produced thousands of blankets...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2012
Last comment by Mick H, on Jun 7, 2012 at 4:56 am | 4 comments | 1299 Views

AROUND TOWN

Readers Choice 2011 Winners

First- and second-place winners in the 2011 Pleasanton Weekly Readers Choice contest Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=7445...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Dayna, on Jun 6, 2012 at 9:14 pm | 18 comments | 13467 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Sleep Train's New Clothing Drive for Foster Kids

To help give foster kids the extra confidence boost that comes with a new tee or jeans, Sleep Train is hosting its annual...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Concerned, on Jun 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm | 2 comments | 977 Views

AROUND TOWN

Soooo how did good old Pere Stark so yesterday?

Do tell....

Original post made by Kangaroo on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Jun 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm | 8 comments | 905 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Who is paying for Obama's Frequent Campaign Trips to California?

Who is paying for the recent trips to California that Obama is making on his reelection campaign. Specifically, planes, security,...

Original post made by Dave on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Jun 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm | 11 comments | 1804 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Article: "A Tale of Two Govs...Chris Christie vs. Jerry Brown "

Very revealing article about how these two Governors, when faced with tough choices, only one of them is demonstrating true...

Original post made by Compare These Govs on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 10 comments | 1260 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ballots will look different in today's statewide primary

Voters going to the polls today in the California primary will find their ballots looking quite different from those in years'...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2012
Last comment by Concernedd, on Jun 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm | 8 comments | 1221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Maddie's Matchmaker Adoptathon

Looking for a new best friend? Join Valley Humane Society (VHS) this weekend for the Maddie's Matchmaker Adoptathon and take...

Original post made by Valley Humane Society on Jun. 6, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1027 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

County board deadlocked on replacement for Nadia Lockyer

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors deadlocked 2-2 Tuesday on appointing a replacement for Nadia Lockyer, raising the...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Yikes!, on Jun 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm | 1 comment | 997 Views
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