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AROUND TOWN

Poison Pill for Oak Grove

I read in the January 21, 2010 issue of the Independent paper (no coverage by the Weekly- not sure why), that there is a...

Original post made by Jack on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by frank, on Jan 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm | 18 comments | 1185 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Less Guns, More Crime...(The Aussie Lesson)

In support of John Lott's extensive research on guns in America (see his book "More Guns, Less Crime"... http://www.amazon.com/More-Guns-Less-Crime-Understanding/dp/0226493660 it...

Original post made by 2nd Amendment Supporter on Dec. 15, 2012
Last comment by dublinmike, on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm | 18 comments | 1965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feed up with bike and running events shutting down our streets.

I left my house Sunday morning to drive to Sacramento to visit my son and grandchild. I've been doing this a lot lately so...

Original post made by Pepper on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Steven, on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 18 comments | 1981 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bond issue continues to bring questions from citizens committee

The Pleasanton school board will only get a partial answer tonight to questions about cash-out bond refunding that are being...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Brian, on Jun 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm | 18 comments | 2210 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Now what?

I voted NO today, but I am actually quite willing to spend more money on our schools...if we had a different contract with...

Original post made by Dreamin on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by Rosemarie, on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:59 pm | 18 comments | 1560 Views

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Pleasanton group packaging food for Somalia famine victims

A televised special on the dire need of starving children in Somalia spurred Mayor Jennifer Hosterman into action over the...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Jimbo, on Aug 20, 2011 at 8:53 am | 18 comments | 2034 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young bicyclist struck by truck on Greenwood Road

A 14-year-old Pleasanton girl is reportedly still in the hospital after being hit by a truck near Harvest Park Middle School...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Sarah S, on Dec 17, 2009 at 9:36 pm | 18 comments | 1990 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

And this is why no one will vote for higher taxes even if we need them

http://www.contracostatimes.com/daniel-borenstein This is a story where the Oakley city manager, who earns about than...

Original post made by Voter on Oct. 9, 2011
Last comment by hoops, on Oct 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm | 18 comments | 1559 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Thorne vows to make pension reform a top priority as mayor

Councilman Jerry Thorne has launched his fundraising campaign for mayor of Pleasanton with a pledge "to be your mayor all...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by voter, on Oct 17, 2011 at 11:58 am | 18 comments | 1994 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Those who opt out of PG&E's 'SmartMeter' program will pay fees

Over boos and hisses from opponents of PG&E's SmartMeters, the California Public Utilities Commission Wednesday voted to...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by other Bill, on Oct 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 18 comments | 6312 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man robs Verizon store with pepper spray

Pleasanton police are searching for a man who held up Verizon Wireless on Johnson Drive at around 11 a.m. today. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by right, on Aug 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm | 18 comments | 1823 Views

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Measuring Measure WW

The East Bay Regional Parks District was formed during the Great Depression, so it's no secret that despite the similarly...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by Juley Hull, on Nov 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm | 18 comments | 2553 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

America as Texas vs. California: Who’s Moving Where

Very stark graphic illustration of the economic effects of liberal policies vs. conservative in the maps on this website....

Original post made by Amy on Jun. 19, 2010
Last comment by maja7, on Jun 22, 2010 at 12:19 pm | 18 comments | 1366 Views

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Livermore Lab center activated to check for nuclear fallout from Japan

A group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts the spread of hazardous material releases is assisting the...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by comment, on Mar 17, 2011 at 4:24 pm | 18 comments | 4137 Views

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Another workshop planned on curbside recycling program

In a follow-up to a standing-room only event held in August, the city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Garbage Service (PGS)...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2009
Last comment by Country Fair resident, on Oct 28, 2009 at 2:45 pm | 18 comments | 1448 Views

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Brown signs law banning children under 18 from using commercial tanning beds

AIM at Melanoma, the largest international foundation dedicated to melanoma research and patient advocacy, yesterday applauded...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 13, 2011 at 7:46 pm | 18 comments | 1438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anti-Measure G Victory Song (America Wins!)

Here is a little country song I wrote about not paying for Measure G and about good old American Values. Here are the lyrics: Listen...

Original post made by Buford on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by DTS, on Jun 5, 2009 at 8:17 am | 18 comments | 1755 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Better Way to Support Schools

As we all well know, schools need our financial help. A Parcel Tax is not the way to do it. For one thing a parcel tax...

Original post made by common sense on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Fool me once, on Feb 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm | 18 comments | 2396 Views

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What Are Your Opinions About The Mayor and Each Councilmember?

I've refrained mostly from writing on this subject before. I think it is time to bring it out as warm up for the election...

Original post made by Stacey on Jun. 28, 2008
Last comment by fact checker, on Jul 7, 2008 at 8:57 pm | 18 comments | 2415 Views

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And now Walmart in San Ramon

Well it seems that Walmart is making a run at the vacant building on Alcosta. Read this link: http://www.danvilleexpress.com/news/show_story.php?id=7136 Wonder...

Original post made by Jillian on Feb. 4, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm | 18 comments | 1953 Views
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