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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Looks like all you California rich folks are going to get surtaxed!

House Democrats led by the representatives from California are going to tax the wealthy making over $200,000 a surtax to...

Original post made by Karl Marx on Jul. 8, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm | 51 comments | 2047 Views

AROUND TOWN

Loud Harley's on Main Street

The roar of a Harley motorcycle may be feel empowering to the rider. It is a nuisance to the rest of us. I saw an eldely...

Original post made by Furious George on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by IMDUMB, on Aug 8, 2009 at 12:23 pm | 51 comments | 2321 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

How should California state pensions work?

I don't know much about how pensions for state employees work. CalPers, CalSTRS.... I don't even know the acronyms. I can...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 2, 2010 at 7:44 am | 51 comments | 1611 Views

AROUND TOWN

What happened to the "Guy on the bike"?

Growing up in Pleasanton, it was hard not to notice our own icon, the "Guy on the bike". This guy, was out daily riding...

Original post made by ptownright on Apr. 19, 2010
Last comment by Bike Guy Revisited, on Apr 28, 2014 at 8:46 am | 51 comments | 4638 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Test scores show Pleasanton's on top

Twelve out of the 15 schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) are in the top 10 percent of schools statewide,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Caesar, on May 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm | 51 comments | 1860 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure E's Illogic - Vote No!

Ballots arrive today for a new tax on Pleasanton property owners. (FYI, we are still paying off the bonds we approved in...

Original post made by TriValleyPatriots.com on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by comment, on Apr 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 51 comments | 1944 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Budget Reductions

From the PUSD web site: "Budget Information Once again we face an uncertain future with the budget. The Governorís proposed...

Original post made by Kathleen Ruegsegger on Jan. 29, 2012
Last comment by Beth, on Feb 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm | 51 comments | 2550 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

New information released about Monday night double homicide

Two handguns have been recovered in a search of the home where a mother and daughter were shot to death Monday night. Read...

Original post made on May. 8, 2012
Last comment by You don't know, on May 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm | 51 comments | 3804 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

My Problem with PUSD Vision Statement

Open Letter to Superintendent Ahmadi, An email regarding the PUSD Board Update of 6/19/12 was received today. I strongly...

Original post made by Mark on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by Difficult, on Jun 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm | 51 comments | 2643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents protest plan to bring back staggered reading

Parents upset with a change in schedules at elementary schools packed the Pleasanton school district's boardroom Tuesday...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2012
Last comment by PIE, on Jan 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 51 comments | 6437 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Staggered Start

How are other schools handling the staggered start for K-3rd? Initially the district said that "at minimum" playground supervision...

Original post made by Lynne on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by Glitches in the system, on Sep 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm | 51 comments | 6686 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Ruling sparks fresh hope for high-speed-rail critics

In their quest to build the nation's first high-speed rail system, California officials have been banking on a wide range...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Ned, on Sep 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm | 51 comments | 3509 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pedestrian killed at Rosewood and Old Santa Rita

A 41-year-old woman died after being hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Rosewood Drive and Old Santa Rita Road, according...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2008
Last comment by glydaytot, on Sep 22, 2009 at 2:02 am | 50 comments | 2282 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

UPDATE: Middle school, youngest boy's friend start donation efforts for family displaced by house fire

Pleasanton Middle School is spearheading a donation drive for the Zuffa family, which has been displaced by a house fire...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by BobSmith Charles, on Feb 11, 2009 at 6:51 am | 50 comments | 3526 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Mayor names Jerry Pentin to replace Anne Fox on Planning Commission

Anne Fox, a member of the city Planning Commission for the last 5-1/2 years, was booted off the commission Tuesday night...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by my turn, on Apr 11, 2009 at 9:30 pm | 50 comments | 2398 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton driver killed in early Saturday morning crash on I-680 in Danville

The Contra Costa County coroner's office reported Sunday that Michael Rose, 46, of Pleasanton, was the driver killed in a...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Larry Linn, on Jun 2, 2014 at 11:13 pm | 50 comments | 3679 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

City Council to review decision to allow late-night music at Barone's Restaurant

The Pleasanton Planning Commission's approval of late-night live music and other entertainment at an outdoor patio at Barone's...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2009
Last comment by Different Perspective?, on Sep 8, 2009 at 8:48 am | 50 comments | 2102 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested for 'anti-Christian mall disturbance' to appear in court again Thursday

Deputy District Attorney Ronda Theisen requested the bail for Abdul Walid Hamid stay at $27,000 as the 22-year-old man was...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by Piglet-U93, on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:54 am | 50 comments | 2077 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook photos lead to Cal High student president's resignation

Dan Hurd, 18, son of a school board trustee, resigned his post as student body president at California High School last month...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by member, on Apr 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 50 comments | 1886 Views

AROUND TOWN

Union members on hunger strike at Castlewood Country Club

Some of the locked-out Castlewood Country Club workers are on a hunger strike this weekend, and an Alameda Superior Court...

Original post made on May. 8, 2010
Last comment by Malcolm G, on Aug 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm | 50 comments | 1795 Views
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A second half of life exceptionally well lived
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