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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Danville woman cops plea for child endangerment

The Danville woman who left her infant twins in her car to go shopping at the mall has taken a plea deal that would allow...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by alias man, on Jun 27, 2012 at 8:44 am | 16 comments | 1648 Views

AROUND TOWN

Low, Low down Fireworks

Puzzled how or if a decision was made to dramatically change how fair fireworks are displayed. After several decades of watching...

Original post made by Watcher on Jun. 29, 2012
Last comment by Some Dude, on Jul 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm | 16 comments | 2072 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

State park finds $54 million in its pocket

State parks officials have a mountain of explaining to do -- as the park system reportedly had $54 million hidden in its...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Mrs Mittens, on Jul 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm | 16 comments | 1623 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

City Council meets tonight to consider, possibly ratify new contract with firefighters' union

The City Council will hold a special meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. tonight to consider and possibly ratify a new labor contract...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by GX, on Aug 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm | 16 comments | 1063 Views

AROUND TOWN

To: Tim Hunt

"A starting firefighter makes $5,800 a month, while those at the top salary step (no. 6) make $7,405 or $88,860 annually....

Original post made by Arnold on Aug. 28, 2012
Last comment by Question, on Sep 27, 2012 at 7:17 am | 16 comments | 2191 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton council set to OK gas station next to Safeway with drive-through Starbucks coming next

A new Starbucks coffee shop with drive-through service is now planned for a vacant site next to Safeway's recently opened...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Ms Araya, on Nov 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm | 16 comments | 1865 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

CHP officer in critical condition after being shot during I-680 traffic stop where suspect was killed

A California Highway Patrol officer critically wounded in a shooting that followed a traffic stop on I-680 Tuesday morning...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by anti-arnold, on Sep 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm | 16 comments | 2062 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suicides: more common than murder

Seventeen-year-old Tricia Martin may be Pleasanton's latest casualty in an ongoing trend that claims nearly 34,000 people...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2012
Last comment by Jean, on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:40 am | 16 comments | 1557 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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

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

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Interesting, on Oct 12, 2012 at 9:12 pm | 16 comments | 2024 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council OKs new Housing Element, ending 7-year legal battle at cost of $3.9 million

The Pleasanton City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to add a new Housing Element commitment to the city's General Plan, a...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by Loyal Resident, on Oct 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm | 16 comments | 1480 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Why blame Obama on BART to Pleasanton?

For all of you idiots that blame all the crime in Pleasanton on BART, and that blame BART on President Obama, please read...

Original post made by Nancy S. on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by Nancy s., on Nov 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm | 16 comments | 2458 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

More about Hostess

I don't agree with the 1.8 million in bonuses Hostess is asking the court to approve (to give to some executives to oversee...

Original post made by Resident on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Hank, on Nov 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm | 16 comments | 1534 Views

AROUND TOWN

12/12/12 - It's last sequential day, month, year in our lifetime

It's Dec. 12, 2012 or 12/12/12, the last time we will experience a sequential day, month, and year combination in our lifetimes....

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by M, on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm | 16 comments | 1827 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feinstein to Introduce updated assault weapons bill in new Congress

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), author of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban that expired in 2004, announced this week that...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Daniel Bradford, on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm | 16 comments | 1458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Final Exams vs STAR testing

So why do the schools provide water and snacks for students during STAR testing but not for final exams!!!!...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by LOL, on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:36 am | 16 comments | 1316 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Survey says: Bike racks not used

A survey of bike racks in the downtown area Friday, Dec. 28, found two of the 68 stands in use, it was reported Monday night...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by The survey says-, on Feb 3, 2013 at 7:37 pm | 16 comments | 1523 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letters

<B>Lunch period promotes bullying Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=10191 posted...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 3, 2013 at 8:24 am | 16 comments | 1255 Views

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Foothill High holds ceremony today as it converts parts of seniors' parking lot for carpoolers-only

A ribbon cutting to dedicate a new carpool parking area will take place in front of Foothill High School this morning as...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Daniel Bradford, on Feb 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm | 16 comments | 1632 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama challenges homophobia in the Boy Scouts: Calls for an end to bigotry

Gay kids who want to "be prepared" alongside their straight peers got some big-time support during the Super Bowl yesterday:...

Original post made by Chris on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Judith, on Feb 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm | 16 comments | 888 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama administration joins fight to overturn Prop. 8 same-sex marriage ban that voters approved

The Obama Administration called on the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to overturn California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by George, on Mar 2, 2013 at 4:51 pm | 16 comments | 778 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
By Tim Hunt | 29 comments | 814 views