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Pleasanton Council votes to restrict new banks from locating on Main Street

The Pleasanton City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to place restrictions on banks, savings and loan associations and other...

Original post made on May. 2, 2012
Last comment by Been There, on May 4, 2012 at 12:03 am | 5 comments | 863 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two arrested in robbery at motel

A 24-year-old man and his 16-year old female accomplice face felony charges in the beating and robbery of an acquaintance...

Original post made on May. 2, 2012
Last comment by Peter Malloy, on May 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm | 10 comments | 1321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD superintendent review set for today in closed session

Pleasanton school Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi will get an annual review by the school board later today. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by fact checker, on May 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm | 14 comments | 3970 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Supervisors accept resignation of embattled colleague Nadia Lockyer

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the resignation of their embattled colleague...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by Tony, on May 3, 2012 at 10:46 am | 14 comments | 1264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How do you plan to vote on state taxes for schools?

Have you decided on how you are voting on the upcoming tax measures that say they will help schools? Are you going for Jerry...

Original post made by curious on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by FedUpMom, on May 3, 2012 at 9:12 am | 80 comments | 2771 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama campaign slandering donors to the Romney campaign

The Democrats in general and President Obama specifically seem willing to go to any length to trash their opposition. President...

Original post made by jimf01 on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by dublinmike, on May 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm | 38 comments | 2078 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anastasis Ballet Company Presents 'Testimony'

The professional ballet company's performance will benefit Shepherd's Gate, a local non-profit serving the East Bay since...

Original post made on May. 2, 2012
Last comment by Doug Miller, on May 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm | 1 comment | 756 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Strike temporarily shuts down Golden Gate Ferry service

Golden Gate Ferry service will be shut down this morning because of a strike planned by the ferry workers, a district spokeswoman...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by Adrian Borschlasser, on May 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm | 6 comments | 1015 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schools near districtwide mandates to improve minority test scores

Even as the Pleasanton school district deals with state-mandated improvement at schools, the district is looking at a new...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by just a parent, on May 2, 2012 at 10:14 am | 36 comments | 2419 Views

AROUND TOWN

Question for communters on 680

There is some type of major construction project right next the 680 southbound freeway. It is visible to the left as I am...

Original post made by Curious on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by Tennessee Jed, on May 2, 2012 at 5:31 am | 4 comments | 928 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

New Obama Slogan Has Deep Ties to Marxism, Socialism, Communism

Hard to deny this. Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the...

Original post made by RealMeaning of Change on Apr. 30, 2012
Last comment by MePartyPatriot, on May 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm | 5 comments | 972 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART directors discuss $1.5-billion rail car contract with Canadian firm

BART directors held a three-hour hearing Thursday on a staff proposal to award a $1.5 billion contract to build a fleet of...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2012
Last comment by Bad Parking - Bardt vs. Integrity, on May 1, 2012 at 9:55 am | 4 comments | 1233 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

All lanes on I-680 near Bernal now open after 7-hour overnight closure

All lanes of I-680 near Bernal Avenue have re-opened following a big rig crash that required about seven hours of clean-up. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2012
Last comment by Bill, on May 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | 6 comments | 1256 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Deadline at 6 a.m. tomorrow to vote for Mother-Daughter Lookalikes

The 10 finalists in the Pleasanton Weekly Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest are now posted, and you can [http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/two_of_a_kind/2012.mothers_day/index.php...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by Cindy, on May 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | 2 comments | 1226 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police log: Woman accidentally swallows pot-filled brownie, but is OK

A 75-year-old woman called 911 after accidentally eating her 69-year-old male roommate's pot brownie, but Pleasanton police...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2012
Last comment by cautionary tale, on Apr 30, 2012 at 10:34 pm | 5 comments | 1382 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State Legistature successfully sues to unblock their pay

I'm outraged, as all of you should be. The budget isn't balanced, so the state controller halted Legislators' salary payments,...

Original post made by Joe on Apr. 29, 2012
Last comment by Jimfo, on Apr 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm | 9 comments | 1267 Views

AROUND TOWN

Valley Trails and freeway noise

I am looking to buy a house in the Tri-Valley, and especially in Pleasanton. At first sight, Valley Trails seems like a nice...

Original post made by Sally on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by Mitch, on Apr 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm | 16 comments | 2088 Views

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Gourmet food trucks at Fairgrounds tomorrow

Gourmet Food Trucks will be at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton from 4-8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28. Enjoy all...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by jim, on Apr 29, 2012 at 10:41 am | 8 comments | 1252 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two teens arrested in 31 tire slashings in two neighborhoods

Two Pleasanton teens face felony charges in two of three recent tire-slashing incidents. "On April 19, 2012, two boys, ages...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2012
Last comment by Sonja m., on Apr 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm | 47 comments | 2324 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Nebraska man convicted of sexual abuse of 13-year-old

A former Nebraska man faces 25 years to life in prison after being convicted Tuesday for the ongoing sexual abuse of an underage...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by Lets not forget about the Separation, on Apr 27, 2012 at 11:16 pm | 3 comments | 1238 Views
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