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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 | 2092 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 | 1561 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 | 1391 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 | 1693 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 | 1356 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1993 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 | 944 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 | 862 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown Gene passed away

Our own Downtown Gene passed away recently. if you knew him you got a smile, a hello and how you doing...he will be missed.......

Original post made by Chris on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Kim and Mia, on Mar 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm | 16 comments | 1955 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parents push for changes in school lice policy

Parents got some of the changes but not all they were hoping for in a recent update to the lice policy by the Pleasanton...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm | 16 comments | 2685 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Did We Set Ourselves up for the Carnage in Boston?

Am I the only one to wonder why this country allows unrestricted immigration of people from countries that know only violence? Why...

Original post made by tired of this on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm | 16 comments | 1073 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

School district email did not endorse Sanwong for Pleasanton Council

In an email sent April 16 to the Pleasanton Weekly, long-time Pleasanton school district employee Lisa Lorentz took issue...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Johnny Echo, on Apr 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm | 16 comments | 11568 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let Them Starve As Punishment: Food Stamps Cut Once Again

The Senate Agriculture Committee completed work on the 2013 Farm Bill Tuesday, and took another big whack at food aid, again....

Original post made by Freedom on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Freedom, on May 17, 2013 at 6:20 am | 16 comments | 2600 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

2 new Planning Commissioners installed by Pleasanton City Council

Community leaders Nancy Allen and Herb Ritter were installed Tuesday night as new members of the Pleasanton Planning Commission Read...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by ???, on Jun 22, 2013 at 6:56 am | 16 comments | 939 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Firefighters rescue woman from burning structure in Livermore

Firefighters Friday rescued a woman trapped inside a locked room at a residential motel in Livermore that was on fire. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Arnold, on Jun 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm | 16 comments | 1319 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Democrats propose renaming Independence Day to 4th of July

Leading Democrats in the Congress have called for support of new legislation sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) S.1776:...

Original post made by freedom fighter on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Ronald Regan, on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm | 16 comments | 1339 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART trains back in service for tomorrow's commuter crunch

BART trains are running on schedule with no problems expected for tomorrow's commuter crunch following a week of strikes...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2013
Last comment by Mal, on Jul 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm | 16 comments | 1341 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Claiming their birthright

Every year, thousands of young Jewish people travel to Israel to learn more about their religion, culture and heritage. Through...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 16, 2013 at 3:06 pm | 16 comments | 3586 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 3327 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Bloom Energy closing manufacturing operation in California

Bloom Energy has announced that due to high costs of manufacturing and cash flow issues it will be moving its manufacturing...

Original post made by Ken on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by China, on Aug 25, 2013 at 8:31 pm | 16 comments | 1415 Views
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Circumstances without Pomp
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