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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board to launch search for new superintendent in October

The Pleasanton school board, already beleaguered by multi-million-dollar cutbacks in state aid for the current school year,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm | 129 comments | 3721 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Scherer to stand trial for parents' deaths

Ernest Scherer III sat emotionless in an Oakland courtroom Friday as Judge Jeffrey Horner ordered the defendant to stand...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Janet Pelletier, managing editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 5 comments | 1625 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Livermore guitar company to be featured on new ABC reality show

A Livermore guitar company will plead its case to a panel of judges this Sunday on ABC for the premiere of new reality show...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Dr. Mofo, on Sep 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm | 36 comments | 1794 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remember these?

Among the 3,200 cars exhibited at this weekend's 23rd Goodguys West Coast Nationals at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, these...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Robert, on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 1074 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Walnut Creek joins Tri-Valley cities in banning medical marijuana dispensaries

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Walnut Creek City Council passed an urgency ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jason, on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1146 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Work set to start on $136-million BART extension to Warm Springs

BART officials will give a green light to contractors today to begin construction on the Warm Springs extension project in...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Aug 30, 2009 at 12:19 am | 5 comments | 1041 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Highway patrol to focus on cell phone users today

The California Highway Patrol on Tuesday will conduct the second zero-tolerance enforcement this month of the state's hands-free...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Oct 24, 2009 at 10:08 am | 11 comments | 1452 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opening day classes cancelled at Hearst Elementary School

Opening day classes at Hearst Elementary School have been canceled after elevated mold levels were found in several classrooms. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Disgusted Pleasanton Resident, on Sep 27, 2009 at 8:58 pm | 40 comments | 1849 Views

AROUND TOWN

70,000 attend 23rd Goodguys West Coast Nationals car show that closed yesterday

More than 70,000 car enthusiasts attended the 23rd Goodguys West Coast Nationals at the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Aug 29, 2009 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 1447 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two foil burglary attempt in their Pleasanton home on city's west side

A burglary plan was foiled Monday morning when a man entering a home in a Pleasanton neighborhood on the city's west side...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by JS, on Sep 17, 2009 at 10:52 am | 17 comments | 1593 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Federal money and Congressional seat at stake in 2010 Census

The 2010 census will have critical ramifications to state residents with a congressional seat and billions of dollars in...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Bonnie, on Aug 26, 2009 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 1028 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Nothing to discuss so tonight's Planning Commission meeting is cancelled

Tonight's regularly scheduled meeting of the Pleasanton Planning Commission has been cancelled, possibly a sign of the slow-down...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by The Minutes, on Aug 28, 2009 at 3:01 pm | 20 comments | 1228 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Danville councilman in intensive care with meningitis

Long time Danville Town Council member Mike Shimansky is listed in serious condition in a San Diego hospital, where he is...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Chuck, on Aug 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm | 4 comments | 1113 Views

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Feds providing $3-million for undersea mapping of San Francisco Bay

California is receiving $3 million in federal stimulus money for an undersea mapping project in the San Francisco Bay Area,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Talk, on Aug 27, 2009 at 8:51 am | 6 comments | 1142 Views

SPORTS

Babe Ruth All Stars go 3-0, automatically advancing to semifinals Friday

The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 13-year-old All Stars bested Harris Township of Indiana Tuesday, bringing their record in pool play...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 30, 2009 at 6:30 pm | 5 comments | 2175 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

McNerney insists that federal health plan must benefit small business

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) said Tuesday that any federal health care measure that he supports in the coming...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Sep 3, 2009 at 8:38 pm | 45 comments | 1738 Views

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Editorial

Homeowners along First and Second streets and others in the area called Old Towne voiced concerns last week over plans by...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jetson, on Sep 3, 2009 at 4:44 pm | 19 comments | 1271 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Superior Court judge rejects bid by Pleasanton to dismiss housing cap lawsuit

An Alameda County Superior Court judge yesterday rejected a bid by the city of Pleasanton to dismiss legal challenges by...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jetson, on Sep 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm | 16 comments | 1100 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Toyota says it will stop building cars at NUMMI plant in Fremont

State and local leaders expressed disappointment yesterday at Toyota Motors Corp.'s announcement that it won't order any...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 30, 2009 at 5:31 pm | 14 comments | 990 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

UPDATE: Police investigate possible hate crime after two men allegedly beat taxi driver

Two men were arrested Thursday for allegedly beating a local taxi driver in what appears to be a racially-motivated crime,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Daena, on Jan 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm | 61 comments | 2157 Views
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