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AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton school official sings budget blues

The Pleasanton school district is looking at "bad news and worse news" for the its 2012-13 fiscal year budget, Luz Cazares,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by sigh, on Jan 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 15 comments | 1051 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Gingrich Wins S.C. Primary According to Some News Reports

According to Time Magazine, Gingrich has won this primary http://swampland.time.com/2012/01/21/gingrich-leads-romney-in-south-carolina-primary-voting/?xid=rss-topstories...

Original post made by Democrat on Jan. 21, 2012
Last comment by Center, on Jan 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm | 15 comments | 1138 Views

RESTAURANTS

Nonnis

Thought we would give nonnis restaurant downtown a try for lunch today, have never been there, not crowded today, only 7...

Original post made by Mal on Feb. 6, 2012
Last comment by Barbara, on Feb 15, 2012 at 9:37 am | 15 comments | 2422 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police log: 'Dash and dine' becomes felony charge in Pleasanton

A San Francisco man was arrested at about 2:51 a.m. Feb. 9 in Pleasanton on a charge of felony burglary for what's commonly...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2012
Last comment by mooseturd, on Feb 19, 2012 at 7:12 am | 15 comments | 2338 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

High-speed rail boosters promise 'blended' transportation system

A lower price tag, fewer tracks and a fresh commitment to fund rail improvements in north and south California are among...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm | 15 comments | 1896 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

First of city's major affordable housing projects goes to council tonight for final OK

The Pleasanton City Council will vote tonight on bids by BRE Properties to build high density apartment buildings with 498...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2012
Last comment by Barb, on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm | 15 comments | 1327 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council approves BRE housing project for Hacienda

Facing a packed meeting room of more than 100 construction union leaders and their members, the Pleasanton City Council Tuesday...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2012
Last comment by Curious, on Apr 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm | 15 comments | 1581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board-City Council joint meeting canceled

The meeting of the Pleasanton City Council and Pleasanton school board scheduled for last night was canceled just 3-1/2 hours...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by sj, on Apr 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm | 15 comments | 1293 Views

AROUND TOWN

under siege or just for fun?

Ok, so I double-checked that I didn't miss a news alert, but for the past twenty minutes, heavy military helicopters have...

Original post made by Walter on May. 6, 2012
Last comment by Walter, on May 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm | 15 comments | 1543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Confidential school board emails/reports from Superintendent to school trustees?

Based on another thread from someone from Civic Square called uniformed talking about the Palo Alto district, I was looking...

Original post made by Lou on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Lou, on Jun 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm | 15 comments | 2840 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Union sues San Jose to block pension reform measure

Union representatives announced Wednesday that they have filed lawsuits against the city of San Jose to contest the legality...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by To Angry, on Jun 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm | 15 comments | 1402 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Time for an old-fashioned family tea party at Museum on Main

Children and family members are invited to an Old-Time Tea Party from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday June 16, at Museum on Main,...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by Tango , on Jun 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 15 comments | 1323 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman fights off would-be purse snatchers

A woman successfully fought off two teen girls who tried to grab her purse and a bag of items she was returning to Stoneridge...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by Nurse Shark, on Jul 13, 2012 at 8:24 am | 15 comments | 1270 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 | 1419 Views

AROUND TOWN

Long-range planning under way for Pleasanton's 'last frontier'

The city's new East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force has started the process of determining how best to develop a 1,000-acre...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by June, on Aug 20, 2012 at 10:28 am | 15 comments | 1773 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Goodguys West Coast hot rod & custom car event heading to Fairgrounds next weekend

The west's largest hot rod & custom car event features over 3,000 vintage hot rods, custom cars and classics sprawled throughout...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by CraigLinda, on Aug 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm | 15 comments | 1684 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Freshmen registration starts at noon today at Foothill High, Tuesday at Amador Valley

Freshmen registration at Pleasanton's high schools starts tomorrow as the district begins the process of opening schools...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2012
Last comment by Teacher, on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm | 15 comments | 1774 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Another look at Prop 32 - Follow the Money

Like all of you I've been getting the calls and seeing the ads that beat "Yes on 30 no on 32" into our skulls. Finally digging...

Original post made by Joe on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Tick, on Sep 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm | 15 comments | 1714 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Bookstore offers $1 deals as it closes its doors

The Bookstore on Hopyard Road at Valley is closing after 26 years, said owner Lisa Kelly, but she is excited about the new...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2012
Last comment by Judy, on Sep 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm | 15 comments | 2140 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weekly endorses Cook-Kallio for mayor; Pentin, Brown for City Council

The Pleasanton Weekly Friday endorsed Cheryl-Cook-Kallio for mayor and Planning Commission chairman Jerry Pentin and businesswoman...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2012
Last comment by Can't wait to see an investigative report, on Oct 30, 2012 at 7:25 am | 15 comments | 2371 Views
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A Norman Rockwell Town
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David Brooks at his Best and Worst
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Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads
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