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Pleasanton teen's documentary set to be screened in New York

Incoming Amador Valley High School junior Jacob Baer's documentary has been selected to screen at the 2014 Varsity Brands...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jean, on Aug 14, 2014 at 11:23 am | 7 comments | 1979 Views

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Broadway star to shine in 'A Chorus Line'

A five-six-seven-eight! Pacific Repertory Theatre opens its production of "A Chorus Line" tonight at the Firehouse Arts Center,...

Original post made on May. 26, 2014
Last comment by ellennacey, on May 26, 2014 at 4:12 am | 1 comment | 2208 Views

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If I was a TV Character....

I'd be Archer or else both Key and Peele. ...

Original post made by TV is King on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Fraud Finger, on Mar 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm | 3 comments | 298 Views

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Review: The Invisible Woman

History, they say, is written by the victors. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2014/01/23/review-the-invisible-woman...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 26, 2014 at 4:38 pm | 3 comments | 3797 Views

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Review: 'Jobs' - Gets the look right in production design, casting

"Jobs," a biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, gets the look right in its production design and its casting, a point...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by wondering, on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:40 am | 1 comment | 1520 Views

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Harry Potter Readers Show Advanced Cognitive and Argumentative Skills

“Harry Potter” fans already have in common their ability to rattle off obscure trivia like character Ron Weasley’s favorite...

Original post made by Zoilo Versailles on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Zoillo Versailles, on Aug 19, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 5 comments | 1164 Views

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The wind beneath her wings

Imagine you're 7 years old, your mom's had lots of surgeries and when you go to look for her, you find her sprawled on the...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 8, 2013 at 10:36 am | 2 comments | 1118 Views

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Alameda County Fair opens at 11 a.m. today with $1 admission

Spend $1 to attend the Alameda County Fair on opening day plus $1 for rides -- which leaves money to spend on corn dogs,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Rosemarie vitalicia, on Jun 19, 2013 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 2267 Views

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Do All Tyrants Have Huge Egos? Obama Pitches His Own Book

At today’s Google+ “fireside hangout” with President Obama, the president was asked to recommend a book that would help opponents...

Original post made by Tea Party Proud on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Serious Gina, on Feb 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 11 comments | 3095 Views

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Review: 'Lincoln'

To many, British-born actor Daniel Day-Lewis represents the pinnacle of thespian prowess. Director Steven Spielberg is considered...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by William Tell, on Nov 21, 2012 at 10:57 am | 12 comments | 3412 Views

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Can you dig it?

Fresh out of college, Jennifer Less arrived in Israel ready to dig. She was part of an international crew from Italy, France...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2012
Last comment by Jennifer Amiel, on Sep 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm | 7 comments | 4270 Views

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This Pleasanton kitchen is a 'Gujarati Kitchen'

All her children wanted for Christmas was her recipes so they could savor a taste of home while away at college, recalled...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 11, 2012 at 11:06 pm | 10 comments | 4745 Views

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See for yourself...2016:Obama's America

A new movie opened this past weekend at the Regal Cinemas in Dublin. Buy your tickets early because it sells out quickly!...

Original post made by Paul on Aug. 20, 2012
Last comment by Bernie, on Aug 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm | 43 comments | 3841 Views

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Towne Center Books stuck up

I could NOT believe that Towne Center Books won Best of Pleasanton. Do you only give award to shops that advertise in the...

Original post made by Tired of smug jerks on Sep. 22, 2007
Last comment by exactly right, on Jul 12, 2012 at 8:15 am | 32 comments | 6345 Views

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'Hunger Games' a little bit 'The Most Dangerous Game'

"The Hunger Games" is a little bit "The Most Dangerous Game," a little bit "Lord of the Flies," a little bit "The Truman...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm | 4 comments | 5734 Views

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Museum plans 2012 preschool themes

The Museum on Main has announced themes for its 2012 preschool pre-literacy program, M.o.M.'s Reading Time. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by Name of Teacher Reading?, on Jan 12, 2012 at 5:52 pm | 1 comment | 3073 Views

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Barbara Walters and Pleasanton

Barbara Walters has a new memoir, Audition, and on page 476 she writes, "...when the court sent him (Michael Milken) to...

Original post made by Laurene on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by 80's small timer, on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm | 16 comments | 9489 Views

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Perplexed by book critics, women share own tales of pushy parents

Despite national headlines drawn to Pleasanton after vicious reactions to "Tales from Swankville," the 40 or so women gathered...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Maggie, on Nov 23, 2011 at 11:26 pm | 5 comments | 6380 Views

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Times Book Club Redux -- Jan Meeting Tonight!

Reminder -- We are meeting at 7PM tonight at Towne Center Books in Pleasanton to discuss "One Day," by David Nicholls. We...

Original post made by Danilo on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by Abigail, on Oct 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm | 1 comment | 3480 Views

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Brown signs bill that requires online retailers to pay state sales taxes

Approving a landmark legislative compromise that creates jobs and ensures that online retailers do not receive an unfair...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Stacey, on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:54 am | 9 comments | 3972 Views
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Sentinels of Freedom Newsletter
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Understanding Early Decision in College Admissions
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New heights for NIMBYs
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