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SCHOOLS & KIDS

OPINION: 'Vote No on Measure G'

Proponents of Measure G cite Class Size Reduction (CSR) as the most significant argument for implementation of a parcel tax....

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Chatty Chad, on Jun 3, 2009 at 1:05 am | 99 comments | 2628 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OPINION: 'Vote Yes on Measure G'

Vote "yes" on Measure G to provide the local control we need to protect vital education programs, including counseling services,...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Chatty Chad, on Jun 2, 2009 at 4:45 pm | 29 comments | 1909 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Taste of Summer brings together Hacienda companies for competition, charity

First ever "A Taste of Summer" benefits Hacienda Helping Hands charitable giving campaign through fun BBQ competition. Six...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Jon, on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:41 am | 4 comments | 1428 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton's Measure G one of 4 school measures on Bay Area ballots today

Four measures that would provide money to local school districts will appear on Bay Area ballots in a special election today,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by finally, on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:07 pm | 3 comments | 1200 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Banks get OK to take unpaid fees out of depositors' Social Security, other government funds

The California Supreme court ruled in San Francisco Monday that banks can take overdraft fees out of Social Security and...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by Me too, on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:14 pm | 5 comments | 1669 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

73 layoffs planned in Alameda County's Superior Court

Alameda County Superior Court officials said Monday that they will lay off 73 court employees as a result of the state's...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by Bradford, on Jun 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 10 comments | 1701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G in the lead, but currently doesn't have necessary two-thirds majority

Early results from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters has the parcel tax measure in the lead with 58.4 percent (6,199...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by No was the right vote, on Jun 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 332 comments | 6177 Views

AROUND TOWN

A day at the polls

With only four polling places available to voters in today's Measure G parcel tax election, turnout was spotty with several...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by And still counting..., on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:23 pm | 2 comments | 1489 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Schwarzenegger sees crisis as opportunity to make government more efficient, innovative

Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday urged legislators to put aside their idelogical differences in order to make tough decisions...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by FreeDumb, on Jun 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm | 8 comments | 1467 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's another First Wednesday street party in downtown Pleasanton tonight

The June edition of the First Wednesday Street Party will kick off at 6 p.m. tonight in downtown Pleasanton. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Chas Bell, on Jun 3, 2009 at 10:37 pm | 4 comments | 1379 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain lion spotted near Mohr Elementary School

A resident reported seeing a mountain lion at lunchtime Tuesday behind Mohr Elementary School, according to Pleasanton police. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Lee, on Jun 5, 2009 at 11:27 am | 10 comments | 1761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police arrest teens on burglary charges

Three teenagers were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly committed a burglary at an apartment complex near City Hall. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Not surprised, on Jun 7, 2009 at 11:50 am | 11 comments | 1272 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board trustees, backers of pro and con sides sound off on Measure G defeat

Voters defeated a potential funding source for the school district Tuesday, and now members the Pleasanton Unified School...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Wadsworth, on Jun 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm | 172 comments | 2884 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Oakley man arrested for smash and grab burglaries at mall parking lot

A 36-year-old Oakley man was arrested Tuesday night and charged with a pair of auto burglaries that occurred at the Stoneridge...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by More Pictures, on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:48 am | 7 comments | 1858 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board finds funds to save some positions, increase class sizes to 25

Despite the defeat of a parcel tax, the Pleasanton Unified School District is finding a way to keep reading specialists,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on Jun 4, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 3 comments | 1418 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board finds funds to save some positions, increase class sizes to 25

Despite the defeat of a parcel tax, the Pleasanton Unified School District is finding a way to keep reading specialists,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by LK, on Jun 8, 2009 at 6:17 am | 120 comments | 3844 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

9-year-old Concord girl is Bay Area's first swine flu death

A 9-year-old Concord girl who had been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus died Friday, marking the Bay Area's first swine flu-related...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Jun 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm | 8 comments | 2336 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Guest Opinion: Music studios, private schools providing jobs

Your April 24 editorial regarding private schools and other cultural uses in business parks misses the mark on several counts...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by Charlie, on Jun 23, 2009 at 4:09 pm | 4 comments | 1124 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Jumbo mortgage market holding recovery back

Limited availability and unusually high interest rates in the jumbo loan market are adversely affecting the rest of the housing...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by Another Homeowner, on Jul 30, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 1122 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

As new recycling program prepares for launch, city asks residents to choose trash bin size

As Pleasanton launches its new recycling program, it's asking residents to choose which size trash bin they will use at home....

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by Bunbury Recycling Service, on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm | 52 comments | 2014 Views
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