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Editorial

We first met Jerry McNerney when he and his wife Mary stood at the corner of Farmers Market and Main Street seeking votes...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:32 am | 8 comments | 1089 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART strike averted 5 hours before scheduled shutdown

Pleasanton commuters were spared a traffic nightmare when BART's management and leaders of its second-largest union announced...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by Fire Them, on Aug 18, 2009 at 10:18 am | 7 comments | 1103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to decide tonight how to allot $459K raised by I Love Pleasanton Schools

It was a race to the finish line, but the supporters of the I Love Pleasanton Schools fundraising campaign finished Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 21, 2009 at 7:18 am | 32 comments | 1611 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Corral Hollow fire east of Livermore now 100% contained

The Corral Hollow fire burning along the border of Alameda and San Joaquin counties is fully contained, a fire spokeswoman...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by tyu, on Aug 19, 2009 at 10:47 am | 2 comments | 946 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors want downtown holiday skating rink put on ice for now

An already-announced outdoor ice skating rink at downtown's Delucchi Park for the coming Thanksgiving-to-Christmas holiday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Bait/Switch, on Aug 26, 2009 at 8:14 am | 57 comments | 1789 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Water agency begins operating demineralization plant

Zone 7 Water Agency has begun operating its new demineralization plant on Santa Rita Road, just north of Stoneridge Drive. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on May 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm | 10 comments | 1206 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Amber alert issued for 2-month-old taken from mother's car this morning

Police are searching for a 2-month-old boy who was apparently taken by force from his mother by his father and uncle in Pleasanton...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Lee, on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:03 am | 10 comments | 1345 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gotcha!

Photos from the farmers' market in August. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=2438...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 19, 2009 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 963 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

City, Pleasanton Garbage Service to host workshop on new program

The city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Garbage Service will co-host a free informational workshop about Pleasanton's new recycling...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Tammy, on Aug 28, 2009 at 7:37 pm | 5 comments | 983 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

In good hands

Nancy Mullins is passionate about running her in-home day care. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5978...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Debbie, on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:31 pm | 6 comments | 1067 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board votes to fund music, counseling and reading specialists

Even though Measure G failed in June, some of the programs and positions supporters hoped to save will be at least partially...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Patriot, on Aug 30, 2009 at 10:06 am | 18 comments | 1164 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

District attorneys: Reduced criminal sentences to balance budget could escalate crime rates

The California District Attorneys Association sent a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday saying that reducing...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Millie, on Aug 24, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 867 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Rotary Club of Pleasanton

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton since 1965 has been a leader in the community in helping make Pleasanton a great place to live....

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Gary Schwaegerle, on Aug 20, 2009 at 10:08 am | 1 comment | 903 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Raiders of the Lost Arc' is free movie in the park tonight

In just a couple hours, the last of the Thursday night summer movies in the park will commence at Delucchi Park, 4501 First...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by And..., on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:13 pm | 2 comments | 917 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Congrats to Ayala for Oak Grove work

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5965 posted Friday, July 31, 2009,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Develop the hills, on Aug 20, 2009 at 8:55 pm | 2 comments | 847 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Superintendent John Casey says he'll retire next June

Superintendent John Casey announced his retirement today, saying that his last day with the school district will be June...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Concerned, on Aug 24, 2009 at 12:08 pm | 13 comments | 1079 Views

AROUND TOWN

Starbucks to pay $225,000 for shorting consumers in gift card redemptions

The district attorneys' offices of Sonoma, Monterey and Shasta counties have settled a civil complaint that claimed Starbucks...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm | 3 comments | 846 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Let the music play: Barone's gets OK for live music, entertainment

After two dozen speakers and two and a half hours, the Planning Commission has granted Barone's restaurant its request to...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Aug 29, 2009 at 9:46 am | 3 comments | 1037 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fund set up for son of mother killed in Vasco car crash

A trust fund is being set up for a 5-year-old boy whose mother was killed in a car crash on Vasco Road, south of Byron, Friday...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by J, on Aug 21, 2009 at 4:28 pm | 2 comments | 1370 Views

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Obituaries

William F. Burns Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6045 posted Friday, August...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by quinn, on Jun 20, 2013 at 11:51 pm | 29 comments | 1656 Views
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