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Lawyer: no conflict seen between school board member, union official spouse

The Pleasanton school district's attorney doesn't see a conflict of interest issue regarding Board Member Jeff Bowser and...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Conflict of interest, on Nov 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm | 77 comments | 7270 Views

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Public Pensions - Problem Continues to Grow

More perspectives on the reality of our significant public employee pension issue. Pleasanton is faced with the exact same...

Original post made by Awakening on Feb. 28, 2011
Last comment by Consensus seeker, on Mar 4, 2011 at 1:03 am | 79 comments | 7252 Views

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Prostitution and Chinese Brothels Stoneridge Apartments

There has been an investigation and sting operation going on for over a year involving large scale prostitution taking place...

Original post made by Informant on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by artlover, on Aug 30, 2010 at 5:07 pm | 26 comments | 7238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Hiring Back District Office Administrators

Here we go again. Last week the board did not approve the hiring back of at least 6 District Office Administrators, including...

Original post made by Ruth on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Jul 2, 2009 at 8:55 am | 41 comments | 7230 Views

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THE INEVITABLE PHASE OF FEAR BEFORE RECOVERY

Warren Buffet was recently on TV giving his opinions on the state of union. He started by saying that we are in the middle...

Original post made by Michael on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by Michael, on Jul 29, 2009 at 8:37 am | 2 comments | 7224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Staggered Start

How are other schools handling the staggered start for K-3rd? Initially the district said that "at minimum" playground supervision...

Original post made by Lynne on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by Glitches in the system, on Sep 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm | 51 comments | 7222 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Seniority-only Based Layoffs Hurt Students

At the end of this PDF link is a suggestion for an alternative system that can be implemented based upon the results of the...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 15, 2010 at 6:50 am | 16 comments | 7220 Views

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Council saves 101-year-old house from wrecking ball--for now

The Pleasanton City Council saved a 101-year-old house just a block from the city's historic downtown from the wrecker's...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by Property rights, on Aug 31, 2013 at 12:01 am | 16 comments | 7216 Views

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A breath of fresh air? Hurry and take it

The East Pleasanton Specific Plan task force is moving forward with its "preferred plan," calling for retail, commercial...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by McDaddy, on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm | 12 comments | 7213 Views

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Bernal Avenue on-off ramps at I-680 to be modified

Work will begin late Monday night, July 21, on major modifications to on and off ramps at the the Bernal Avenue interchange...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Foothill dweller, on Nov 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm | 18 comments | 7176 Views

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Pleasanton teen talks about 'American Idol' audition

A Pleasanton teen is set to appear on Fox television next week as part of her audition for the 14th season of "American Idol"...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Watcher, on Feb 5, 2015 at 3:57 pm | 12 comments | 7149 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill or Amador?

Not sure if this topic has been discussed already but would love to get other parents' thoughts about our high schools' pluses/minuses....

Original post made by ptownmama on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by Oh please, on Apr 30, 2015 at 9:27 pm | 34 comments | 7141 Views

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Ruby Hill conflict goes to city commission tonight

The owners of a newly-built multi-million-dollar home in Ruby Hill will square off tonight before the Pleasanton Planning...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by AngryContractors, on Oct 6, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 22 comments | 7140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School trustees takes first step toward parcel tax

The Pleasanton school board has taken its first official step toward getting a parcel tax on the ballot in the spring. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Sep 1, 2010 at 8:26 pm | 72 comments | 7129 Views

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Cash mob hits downtown Pleasanton at 6 p.m. tomorrow

The Cash Mob is at it again. These groups that meet to patronize a specific local business have been popping up across the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 18, 2013 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 7126 Views

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BART riders potentially exposed to measles

BART riders may have been exposed to measles by a UC Berkeley student who traveled on trains in Contra Costa and Alameda...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2014
Last comment by john, on Feb 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 16 comments | 7099 Views

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New Leaf Market to holding seafood event today in Pleasanton

New Leaf Community Markets at 3550 Bernal Ave. in the Vintage Hills Center in Pleasanton is holding a fresh seafood event...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Ron, on Aug 16, 2013 at 9:27 am | 6 comments | 7083 Views

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Pleasanton Weekly's 2015 Readers Choice winners

With 29,764 confirmed votes in the 2015 Readers Choice Pleasanton contest, our loyal readers gave their input about which...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Breakfast?, on Jul 5, 2015 at 8:51 pm | 22 comments | 7078 Views

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2008: Hope & change - 2012: hypocrisy & change of positions

We have a President who rode in to office on a the phrase hope and change. Now, as a video shows us, we have hypocrisy. http://youtu.be/KVDs9mSG3AA We...

Original post made by jimf01 on Apr. 16, 2012
Last comment by jimf01, on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:04 am | 56 comments | 7072 Views

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Student performance continues to climb in Pleasanton schools

Pleasanton schools continue to perform well above the state standards, according to data released by the California Department...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by West Side Observer, on Oct 16, 2012 at 9:28 am | 8 comments | 7062 Views
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