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School board sets special meeting for Saturday on conflict of interest concerns

The Pleasanton school board will hold a special meeting Saturday to discuss governance--how the board is run--and to get...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Mr. Geeneeyus, on Dec 20, 2010 at 11:26 am | 47 comments | 2008 Views

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Pleasanton Pension Update

Unfortunately (as expected), the Pleasanton public employee pension situation has gone from bad to worse. The City of Pleasanton...

Original post made by Bart Hughes on Dec. 19, 2010
Last comment by Sick of entitlements, on Jan 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm | 47 comments | 2515 Views

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Unmarked Pleasanton police cars causing public concern

If you're a bad guy in Pleasanton, don't be surprised if you get pulled over by an unmarked police car. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 47 comments | 2576 Views

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Petition - Employee union contract-Pension funding

Here is a simple fact that can be confirmed with the City – Pleasanton’s unfunded liabilities for public employee entitlements...

Original post made by Concerned on Dec. 31, 2010
Last comment by Mike Pearsons, on Mar 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm | 47 comments | 2555 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

REPULSED by the Measure E Wording on the Ballot

It is NO WONDER that BIG GOVERNMENT and BIG PUBLIC SCHOOLS win a larger and larger proportion of our tax dollars. With...

Original post made by Dana on Apr. 23, 2011
Last comment by dana, on Apr 28, 2011 at 9:16 pm | 47 comments | 2182 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Committee meets today to scrutinize school district bond practices

A new committee meets today to review Pleasanton Unified School District bond practices, years after the district's original...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jun 16, 2011 at 9:26 am | 47 comments | 2489 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Another "Brilliant" Democrat Bill to Become CA Law...Re: Babysitters

This is asinine - and about to become the law in the state of California: Assembly Bill 889 (authored by Assemblyman...

Original post made by FormerDemocrat ButNeverAgain on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Tuscany Slim, on Sep 5, 2011 at 10:50 pm | 47 comments | 1843 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two teens arrested in 31 tire slashings in two neighborhoods

Two Pleasanton teens face felony charges in two of three recent tire-slashing incidents. "On April 19, 2012, two boys, ages...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2012
Last comment by Sonja m., on Apr 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm | 47 comments | 2465 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drivers of buses for handicapped children threaten to strike today in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton school district is gearing up for a possible strike by bus drivers for physically-challenged students. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm | 47 comments | 4169 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Over the top yearbook photo OK'd for Amador Valley High publication

An Amador Valley High School senior will be allowed to have his "distinctive" photo in the school's yearbook after all. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Kara, on Dec 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm | 47 comments | 3972 Views

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County Democrats, Pleasanton school district union endorse Olivia Sanwong for election to City Council

The Alameda County Democratic Party has endorsed Olivia Sanwong for election to the Pleasanton City Council in the vote-by-mail...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Lisa Lorentz, on Apr 22, 2013 at 9:33 am | 47 comments | 2291 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Cancer takes life of former Pleasanton Mayor Ken Mercer

Former Pleasanton Mayor Ken Mercer died early this morning after a long battle with cancer. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2014/01/14/cancer-takes-li...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by c d gigliotti, on Jan 25, 2014 at 12:57 pm | 47 comments | 13251 Views

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Pleasanton buckling down to achieve 25% cut in water consumption

Facing its most severe drought ever and a water shortage that could see taps turned off without cutbacks by residents and...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Rip off hater, on Jun 25, 2014 at 4:35 pm | 47 comments | 6799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher Exodus - Half of Walnut Grove 5th Gr teachers quit

I'm appalled that the school district sent at an email AFTER the PUSD main headquarters District Office closed at 4:30 PM...

Original post made by appalling on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 27, 2014 at 6:58 am | 47 comments | 1812 Views

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Starbucks 'Evening' to open in downtown Pleasanton

Starbucks will open one of its new stores this spring on Pleasanton's Main Street, offering not only its daily fare of teas,...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Map, on Oct 12, 2014 at 9:19 pm | 47 comments | 9356 Views

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Valley Times Endorses Measure PP and Says No to Measure QQ

Sounds like the Valley Times is smart enough to figure out that Measure QQ is a complete sham measure and that representatives...

Original post made by Pat on Oct. 10, 2008
Last comment by Fletch, on Oct 17, 2008 at 1:15 am | 46 comments | 2531 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vandals appear to be racially motivated

A home in the 3900 Block of Kern Court was vandalized in the early hours of Nov. 5 and the owners believe it was politically...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by A Donlon Family, on Nov 14, 2008 at 11:22 pm | 46 comments | 2785 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board - are they representing views of Pleasanton residents

A number of posts have noted concerns about the School Board - past and present. My question is, do you feel the current...

Original post made by Jennifer on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by LIZ, on Mar 1, 2009 at 7:53 am | 46 comments | 2213 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Dirty Politics in a Community of Character"

"Dirty Politics in a Community of Character" The superintendent of Pleasanton's public schools was caught last month...

Original post made by Liz on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen, on Apr 9, 2009 at 6:16 am | 46 comments | 2164 Views

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Republicans Need Help

I came across this article on Al Franken's Senate victory by a former "staffer for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and...

Original post made by Love Palin on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Hallelujah!, on Jul 7, 2009 at 4:40 pm | 46 comments | 2088 Views
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The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 1,483 views