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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Ca 500-plus 'special' funds;, Jerry wants more

CA has over 500 'special' funds....sort of 'slush' funds. Last week we learned of over $53 million in hidden state parks....

Original post made by Taxpayer on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by Ken Lay, on Aug 7, 2012 at 8:52 am | 9 comments | 1158 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fast and Furious Festival coming Sunday in Pleasanton

The second annual Fast and Furious Festival will be held in downtown Pleasanton starting at 8 a.m. Sunday and is expected...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Jeff, on Aug 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm | 2 comments | 1231 Views

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Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict Military From Voting!

So, those "military loving" Obama campaign team members are "showing their love" for our military by suing to restrict their...

Original post made by Respect for Military on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Mittens, on Aug 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm | 26 comments | 1503 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Crowds cheer Thorne at rally for his election as Pleasanton mayor

City Councilman and candidate for mayor Jerry Thorne told more than 100 supporters at his recent fundraising reception that...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2012
Last comment by Ditto, curious too, on Aug 6, 2012 at 12:26 am | 24 comments | 2023 Views

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Sharks Ice rink

When all the controversy about the land off of El Charro was the big news, there was a section of land that the San Jose...

Original post made by tango on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Gabby, on Aug 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm | 20 comments | 2543 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Prop. 8 sponsors appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to uphold state's same-sex marriage ban

As promised, supporters of California's Proposition 8 appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to uphold the state's voter-approved...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2012
Last comment by Ur a Bigot, on Aug 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm | 5 comments | 963 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Friday first day of new BART pilot program for bicycles

Bike riders had a little more freedom when using BART Friday. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=9818...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by b, on Aug 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm | 3 comments | 1412 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Former Pleasanton mortgage firm being sued by clients

A man accused of attacking his roommate at his mansion in unincorporated Livermore is now facing a civil case involving the...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Sue, on Aug 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 1550 Views

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Public meeting to hear Vintage Hills traffic concerns

With traffic on Touriga and Palomino drives in upper Vintage Hills now averaging more than 2,000 vehicles a day, Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by anymom, on Aug 4, 2012 at 8:32 am | 11 comments | 1842 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Police log: Cops nab would-be car burglar

A San Jose man was arrested in the early morning hours of July 29 by a Pleasanton police officer who spotted him wearing...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by unknown, on Aug 4, 2012 at 1:04 am | 2 comments | 1436 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Lawsuits against city of Pleasanton not uncommon

Pleasanton police Chief Dave Spiller confirms there is an internal investigation into actions of a K-9 officer, but such...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Matt P., on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:08 am | 23 comments | 2162 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

'Plan Now: Caregiving Your Parent' program being broadcast on TV30's Channel 28 this week

How do you start planning when your elderly parents are in need of support/care? What resources are available? "Plan Now:...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2012
Last comment by Cindy, on Aug 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm | 3 comments | 1111 Views

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PARENTS BEWARE - your childs education is at stake

It isn't just the bankruptcy of "other" cities we need to concern ourselves with. While city pensionís issues make headlines...

Original post made by Taxpayers & Pensions on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Arnold, on Aug 3, 2012 at 11:48 am | 8 comments | 1424 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

What happens when you can't pay your medical bills?

It's no secret that health care costs have been spiraling out of control for years. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=9800...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Mitt Supporter, on Aug 3, 2012 at 11:33 am | 21 comments | 2103 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Inner beauty pageant empowers teen

In a world filled with superficial physical beauty, Raven Delk strives to redefine the meaning of true beauty and what it...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by mattrogers, on Aug 2, 2012 at 11:36 pm | 1 comment | 1510 Views

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Decodaquote cancelled in Times Newspaper

The Valley Times is replacing the Decodaquote puzzle with another similar puzzle because the Decodeaquote puzzle a few days...

Original post made by OldTimer on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by MrsJJJ, on Aug 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm | 7 comments | 2014 Views

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Valley Humane Society 2013 Calendar Contest

Want to make a local pet a star? Then vote now in the 2013 Valley Humane Society Calendar Contest. All votes are just $1....

Original post made by Melissa on Jul. 30, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm | 9 comments | 1048 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama and the Democrat Party vs. the American Dream

"You didn't build that!" The real Obama who hates business, hates private sector, hates everything that has made America...

Original post made by I Built It on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by At least I read, on Aug 2, 2012 at 11:40 am | 13 comments | 1138 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bank crash

A late-model BMW SUV apparently attempted to give the Bank of America a drive-through lane on Sunday, July 21. Police say...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by betsy, on Aug 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm | 15 comments | 1594 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Oakland's Pensions time bomb

Oakland has a generous pension plan. The 1,086 current retires, get raises to match 2/3 of pay of current workers, ++ Oakland...

Original post made by Anti-PUBLIC unions on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Aug 1, 2012 at 10:13 am | 11 comments | 1412 Views
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