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ALISAL parents parking in doctor lots

today as I sat at the red light at the intersection of Santa rita@black right before the little darlings of Alisal school...

Original post made by Lisa on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Just sayin', on Dec 15, 2011 at 7:34 am | 23 comments | 3853 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Smell raises big stink across parts of Pleasanton Thursday

That pungent smell that was wafting across Pleasanton Thursday was nothing more than compost being put down by parks workers...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Jesse, on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm | 23 comments | 2820 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pres. Obama's Campaign plane, Air Force One

I have wondered about this for quite some time. Does Pres. Obama pay out of his own pocket for the use of Air Force One?...

Original post made by Tango on Feb. 17, 2012
Last comment by dublinmike, on Feb 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm | 23 comments | 1825 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Occupiers join march to Castlewood Country Club

Between 300 and 350 people turned out for last weekend's Occupy Pleasanton event to protest the lockout of workers from Castlewood...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2012
Last comment by Mrs. Mittens, on Mar 6, 2012 at 9:33 am | 23 comments | 1800 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1782 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1584 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1403 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 | 2000 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1805 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 2185 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1128 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1548 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1250 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 | 3682 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 | 6974 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 | 7705 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 | 2102 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 | 1034 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 | 2980 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 | 7691 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
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Endorsement thoughts
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Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
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