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BART to hold one-week test of allowing bikes on trains during commute hours

BART will conduct a week-long test program from March 18-22 allowing bicycles on all trains at all hours. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by John, on Feb 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 1195 Views

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Donate prom dresses to the Princess Project

Ladies: Do you have any fancy dresses hanging around your closet? Give them a new chance at life - but, more importantly,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Doug, on Feb 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm | 2 comments | 1442 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Local labs sponsoring 'Expanding your horizons' conference today

The 34th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference is being held today in the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by A Neighbor, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 1153 Views

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Angel wings for Newtown

Dec. 14 began like any other, filled with all the hurries and worries of the pre-Christmas rush -- until the holiday music,...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Kerrie Chabot, on Mar 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 1763 Views

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No more waterslides for Shadow Cliffs

What a ride it has been but the popular waterslides opened in 1981 at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area will not be...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Sonya Olson, on Mar 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm | 2 comments | 1395 Views

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Neighborhood market

Does anyone know when the new Walmart Neighborhood Market will open. And I ONLY need the answer to that question, not a...

Original post made by Roxanne on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Same here, on Mar 6, 2013 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 795 Views

SPORTS

Play Ball! Pleasanton Little Leagues open 2013 season

Several thousand players, coaches and parents turned out Saturday for the opening day of the Pleasanton Little League's 2013...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by PNLL parent, on Mar 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 2 comments | 1912 Views

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Former Centerpointe teacher declared 'threat' by state Department of Social Services

The preschool teacher whose photos showed a two-year-old in her care bound with masking tape has been declared a threat by...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Chemist, on Mar 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 2 comments | 760 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Centerpointe Presbyterian leaders meet with preschool parents over child abuse charges

Representatives of Pleasanton's Centerpointe Presbyterian Church met behind closed doors with parents of children enrolled...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Mar 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 910 Views

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S.F. City College in danger of losing accreditation

Hundreds of City College of San Francisco students, faculty, staff and their supporters held a large rally in Civic Center...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Mar 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 767 Views

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CalPERS rate hike: 50 percent over six years

"The CalPERS board last week tentatively approved an employer rate hike of roughly 50 percent over the next half dozen years,...

Original post made by Arnold on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Mr, drowning, on Mar 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm | 2 comments | 684 Views

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Raising money one door at a time

When a woman showed up at Lissa Anderson's door soliciting money to help troubled young people who'd gotten too old for the...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm | 2 comments | 970 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill

I was in a Foothill High School classroom and some of the girls were sharing experiences of their middle school P.E. teacher,...

Original post made by Ken on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 2 comments | 1077 Views

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Power failure cuts news feed to Pleasanton Express Thursday morning

An early morning power failure at an Embarcadero Media site in Pleasanton Thursday morning delayed the posting of some news...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Seymour Butts, on Apr 5, 2013 at 8:55 am | 2 comments | 936 Views

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Stoneridge extension

Are they ever doing this????...

Original post made by hoops on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Arroyo, on Apr 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm | 2 comments | 803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Something to sleep on

Not many high school juniors spend their free time sewing these days, but thanks to Libby Howard's love of fashion design,...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 1138 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Centerpointe preschool, former employee sued by parents of bound child

The parents of a 2-year-old who was bound with tape while in the care of Centerpointe Christian Preschool have sued the school...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by EG, on Apr 6, 2013 at 4:47 am | 2 comments | 973 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

San Jose Firefighters' Union Misconduct

I understand the purpose of a union is to protect its employees, but please, this goes beyond the bounds of reason. It's...

Original post made by Joe on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Willie Pfistergash, on Apr 9, 2013 at 7:59 am | 2 comments | 1543 Views

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Thief gets away with jewelry in overnight burglary at JC Penny store in Pleasanton

A JC Penney store at Pleasanton's Stoneridge Mall was burglarized early Thursday morning. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=11132...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 12, 2013 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 796 Views

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Pleasanton City Manager & Employees Moonlighting with Different Jobs

https://continuingstudies.stanford.edu/coursework/document.php?id=355&f=20121_POL04_Syllabus.pdf shows that our local...

Original post made by Seriously dysfunctional on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by J. Hosterman, on Apr 18, 2013 at 11:48 am | 2 comments | 941 Views
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