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AROUND TOWN

Dog Owners

I do not know what has changed but it appears there is a new breed of dog owner,no pun intended,that does not understand...

Original post made by Hoops on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by John Galt, on Oct 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm | 13 comments | 1015 Views

AROUND TOWN

A breath of fresh air? Hurry and take it

The East Pleasanton Specific Plan task force is moving forward with its "preferred plan," calling for retail, commercial...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by McDaddy, on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm | 12 comments | 4265 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Governor Brown signs immigration legislation

As advocates rally across the nation to urge Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform, Governor Edmund G. Brown...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm | 2 comments | 1129 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

fiscal cliff nonsense and our leaders

If you look at all the talented,smart people we have in this country,how is it possible that we have Reid,McConnell and Boehner...

Original post made by hoops on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by Who really cares?, on Oct 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm | 17 comments | 2613 Views

AROUND TOWN

With just 3 days to go, BART-unions say they're making progress to avert Friday morning strike

With three days remaining before a 60-day cooling off period expires, negotiators for BART management and its labor unions...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:21 am | 24 comments | 1848 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Brown signs state Assembly, Senate bills, vetoes two

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday announced that he has signed the following state Assembly bills. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Anders, on Oct 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 6 comments | 1130 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Some interesting observations on Obamacare

There are some winners and some losers from a cost point of view as health care insurance rates are becoming solidified....

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm | 6 comments | 3750 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

77% of Bay Area residents don't support a BART strike

This is up from the mid-60s when the cooling off period began. You can view the poll at any of the Bay Area newspaper, TV,...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Spacini@yahoo.com, on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:07 pm | 18 comments | 888 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Planners 'luke warm' to gas station's plan for 7-Eleven, beer sales

The Pleasanton Planning Commission appeared luke warm after hearing a proposal by a long-time gas station owner to add a...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 17 comments | 7819 Views

RESTAURANTS

Girasole Closed

So sad to hear today that Girasole has closed it's doors. Many fond memories of celebrations and dinner with friends! I...

Original post made by Gladys on Sep. 29, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Oct 6, 2013 at 3:59 pm | 5 comments | 1590 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obamacare's disastrous effects, from it's biggest supporters

The leader of the unions who demonstrated for passage of this law have told us why this law needs major changes or outright...

Original post made by jimf01 on Sep. 29, 2013
Last comment by Really?, on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:43 am | 76 comments | 11690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College Application Question

On the UC and CSU college application there is a question in the 'Honors Section' asking for "number of Honors"? What are...

Original post made by Steven on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Joseph Somacholarsololovich, on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:39 am | 2 comments | 3712 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Does anyone have an update on Mr. Lamont. I'm praying he's recovering

If the Lamont family doesn't mind, can someone share an update on Mr. Lamont's condition? I definitely don't want to push...

Original post made by FHS mom on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 5, 2013 at 6:59 pm | 3 comments | 4412 Views

AROUND TOWN

Book Donations

Do you have any books lying around your house collecting dust? Why not donate them to Hart Middle School? We are in...

Original post made by Phil Vergon on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 5, 2013 at 6:14 pm | 1 comment | 648 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Government shutdown? Just as James Madison planned it

For 70% of our history the branches of government have been divided in terms of political power. When the Democrats last...

Original post made by jimf01 on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm | 5 comments | 803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Some teens go above and beyond

Among all the college bound, scholarly students, athletes, artists, school officers, volunteers, dancers and musicians in...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm | 8 comments | 1774 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton Council OKs rent increases in Hacienda mobile home park

The Pleasanton City Council ratified a new rent stabilization agreement with the owners of Hacienda Mobilehome Park on Vineyard...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by Peace Maker, on Oct 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm | 12 comments | 1567 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Brock Roby honored with 2013 Mayor's Award

Brock Roby, a civil engineer, chairman of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and for many years a church ministry leader,...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by Dan, on Oct 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm | 8 comments | 1832 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Planning to go to S.F.'s Cliff House this weekend? Don't, it's closed

San Francisco's famous Cliff House restaurant Thursday joined other popular attractions that closed as a result of the federal...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 2 comments | 5618 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle School Programming

I am wondering what percentage of kids can program a computer by the time they finish middle school. It is becoming an essential...

Original post made by yAPTR-yetAnotherPTownResident on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm | 6 comments | 2336 Views
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