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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

High-speed rail boosters promise 'blended' transportation system

A lower price tag, fewer tracks and a fresh commitment to fund rail improvements in north and south California are among...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm | 15 comments | 2183 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

First of city's major affordable housing projects goes to council tonight for final OK

The Pleasanton City Council will vote tonight on bids by BRE Properties to build high density apartment buildings with 498...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2012
Last comment by Barb, on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm | 15 comments | 1705 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council approves BRE housing project for Hacienda

Facing a packed meeting room of more than 100 construction union leaders and their members, the Pleasanton City Council Tuesday...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2012
Last comment by Curious, on Apr 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm | 15 comments | 1779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board-City Council joint meeting canceled

The meeting of the Pleasanton City Council and Pleasanton school board scheduled for last night was canceled just 3-1/2 hours...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by sj, on Apr 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm | 15 comments | 1365 Views

AROUND TOWN

under siege or just for fun?

Ok, so I double-checked that I didn't miss a news alert, but for the past twenty minutes, heavy military helicopters have...

Original post made by Walter on May. 6, 2012
Last comment by Walter, on May 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm | 15 comments | 1593 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Confidential school board emails/reports from Superintendent to school trustees?

Based on another thread from someone from Civic Square called uniformed talking about the Palo Alto district, I was looking...

Original post made by Lou on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Lou, on Jun 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm | 15 comments | 2926 Views

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Union sues San Jose to block pension reform measure

Union representatives announced Wednesday that they have filed lawsuits against the city of San Jose to contest the legality...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by To Angry, on Jun 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm | 15 comments | 1642 Views

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Time for an old-fashioned family tea party at Museum on Main

Children and family members are invited to an Old-Time Tea Party from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday June 16, at Museum on Main,...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by Tango , on Jun 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 15 comments | 1383 Views

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Woman fights off would-be purse snatchers

A woman successfully fought off two teen girls who tried to grab her purse and a bag of items she was returning to Stoneridge...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by Nurse Shark, on Jul 13, 2012 at 8:24 am | 15 comments | 1336 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bank crash

A late-model BMW SUV apparently attempted to give the Bank of America a drive-through lane on Sunday, July 21. Police say...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by betsy, on Aug 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm | 15 comments | 1500 Views

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Long-range planning under way for Pleasanton's 'last frontier'

The city's new East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force has started the process of determining how best to develop a 1,000-acre...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by June, on Aug 20, 2012 at 10:28 am | 15 comments | 1841 Views

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Goodguys West Coast hot rod & custom car event heading to Fairgrounds next weekend

The west's largest hot rod & custom car event features over 3,000 vintage hot rods, custom cars and classics sprawled throughout...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by CraigLinda, on Aug 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm | 15 comments | 1829 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Freshmen registration starts at noon today at Foothill High, Tuesday at Amador Valley

Freshmen registration at Pleasanton's high schools starts tomorrow as the district begins the process of opening schools...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2012
Last comment by Teacher, on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm | 15 comments | 1863 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Another look at Prop 32 - Follow the Money

Like all of you I've been getting the calls and seeing the ads that beat "Yes on 30 no on 32" into our skulls. Finally digging...

Original post made by Joe on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Tick, on Sep 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm | 15 comments | 1758 Views

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The Bookstore offers $1 deals as it closes its doors

The Bookstore on Hopyard Road at Valley is closing after 26 years, said owner Lisa Kelly, but she is excited about the new...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2012
Last comment by Judy, on Sep 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm | 15 comments | 2258 Views

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

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

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2012
Last comment by Can't wait to see an investigative report, on Oct 30, 2012 at 7:25 am | 15 comments | 2647 Views

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Another Misleading Measure B1 Mailer

WOW--I just received yet another mailer for Measure B1 in today's mail. This one is all feel good and no mention of the...

Original post made by curious on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by local, on Oct 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 3626 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Biden: "...the size of cue balls?"

For those of you who choose to receive your news via the mainstream media, you will not hear about the following. During...

Original post made by anyone but obama on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by Citizen, on Oct 29, 2012 at 10:25 am | 15 comments | 1850 Views

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Outlets

Hope they hurry up with that stoneridre extension, what a nightmare at times this weekend at valley and Santa Rita with all...

Original post made by Mal on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by Why delay ??, on Nov 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm | 15 comments | 3031 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

B1 transportation sales tax measure loses by fraction of percent needed to achive 2/3rd majority approval

Alameda County Registrar David Macdonald reported today that final results of the Nov. 6 election show that the hotly contested...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by Al, on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm | 15 comments | 2487 Views
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