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Lawsuit filed challenging San Francisco's plastic bag ban could affect similar laws here

San Francisco's ban on plastic bags, similar to ones adopted by Plesanton and Dublin last month, is being challenged in court...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by Bags, on Mar 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm | 23 comments | 1768 Views

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Primary's Tuesday, but does anybody care?

In years past, incumbent Congressman Pete Stark and challenger Eric Swalwell would have been fighting desperately by now...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Enzo, on Aug 21, 2012 at 12:24 am | 23 comments | 1565 Views

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Pleasanton ending fiscal year in strong financial shape

Except for a few financial hiccups, the city of Pleasanton will close its fiscal year budget June 30 again in a strong position...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Jun 24, 2012 at 9:33 am | 23 comments | 1385 Views

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Critics of high-speed rail take their arguments to Sacramento

California's contentious drive to build a high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles sped ahead last week,...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Bill, on Jul 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm | 23 comments | 1982 Views

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Safeway gets OK for gas station at its new Pleasanton store

Safeway will add a three-bay, nine-pump self-service discount gasoline station to its new Lifestyle supermarket in Pleasanton. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Dr. Bill Wattenberg, on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 23 comments | 1778 Views

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Lawsuits against city of Pleasanton not uncommon

Pleasanton police Chief Dave Spiller confirms there is an internal investigation into actions of a K-9 officer, but such...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Matt P., on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:08 am | 23 comments | 2161 Views

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Why???

Why is it lately that a person will put a clear topic on the Town Square Forum , and the next person to comment goes to...

Original post made by tango on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by Tango, on Aug 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm | 23 comments | 1115 Views

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DeMarcus launches campaign for election to City Council

Transportation consultant Erlene DeMarcus launched her campaign for election to the Pleasanton City Council Wednesday, telling...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by Dangerous, on Aug 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm | 23 comments | 1531 Views

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Pleasanton Peace Foundation heading our way

Peace activist Fred Norman, a frequent speaker at Pleasanton City Council meetings where he has called for action on ending...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by and the debt rises, on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:42 pm | 23 comments | 1225 Views

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CA Teachers' Union spends $20,961,399 on its "No on 32" campaign

The CA Teachers' Union has spent $20,961,399 of its members' union dues on its "No on 32" campaign as of Oct. 27. CA teachers...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by None of the Above, on Nov 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm | 23 comments | 3658 Views

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Another business closing in downtown

First was Domus, then Amelia's and Cupids Tooth-Closing tomorrow November 30 is the little cafe on First Street across from...

Original post made by Sandy on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 23 comments | 6618 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What is an "instructional coach?" and why is PUSD funding instructional coaches rather than real teachers?

I have been following the thread on PUSD. It used to be that every time a buddy of a superintendent or administrator "retired,"...

Original post made by Boondoggle on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 23 comments | 7676 Views

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High density, multi-story apartment project OKd for Pleasanton's California Center

A new multi-story, high density apartment project and adjoining retail center was approved last week by the Pleasanton City...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by eyeball, on Apr 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 23 comments | 2072 Views

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TRUNK signs... Bernal Plaza

After seeing this sign GROWING OUT OF THE TRUNK of a car Parked at Bernal Plaza on the CORNER OF VALLEY AND BERNAL, for the...

Original post made by Claudette McDermott on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Thanks for working on this...., on May 9, 2013 at 8:29 pm | 23 comments | 1014 Views

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Leaf Blowers at 7 AM on Weekends -- REALLY???

Dear thoughtless neighbor, You have your yard service come out at 7 AM on every Saturday and I have put up with the endless...

Original post made by quiet resident on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by ccwc, on May 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm | 23 comments | 2949 Views

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New Leaf grocery store

I just went to New Leaf, it's beautiful. It's exactly like Whole Foods. They have everything, I was like a kid in a candy...

Original post made by Sarah on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by naive, on Jun 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm | 23 comments | 7526 Views

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Pension reforms bode well for Pleasanton's future

The Pleasanton City Council is likely to ratify a new three-year agreement Tuesday with the union representing 220 regular...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by Arnold, on Jun 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm | 23 comments | 7281 Views

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Pleasanton skateboarder home from hospital after recovering from accident injuries

Dylan Alexander, the 15 year old who was injured last week in a skateboarding accident, came home from the hospital Thursday...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 26, 2013 at 10:52 pm | 23 comments | 4361 Views

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BART management, unions continue contract talks as new strike looms

BART management met with union leaders again Tuesday to try to reach an agreement before the contract for the transit agency's...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm | 23 comments | 5113 Views

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Is there some Indian family panhandling scam going on?

I had trouble finding a grocery item and had to drive to two Safeways and the Walmart in Pleasanton. At each outdoor mall,...

Original post made by PaulS on Aug. 3, 2013
Last comment by Tonto, on Aug 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 23 comments | 1496 Views
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The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader
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