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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 | 1798 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 | 2122 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 | 1632 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 | 2546 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 | 1605 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 | 2239 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 | 1565 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 | 1401 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 | 1700 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 | 1364 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 | 2253 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 | 946 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 | 866 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 | 1965 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 | 2694 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 | 1077 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 | 11603 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 | 2605 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 | 944 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 | 1329 Views
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
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