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Fourth of July: Keep Rover (and Scat the Cat) Safe!

To the tune of San Francisco/Flowers in Your Hair http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_WG3d3GL8 (RiP Scott McKenzie) If you're...

Original post made by dogfather on Jul. 3, 2013
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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Are Corporate Taxes Too High? Maybe It's the Fault of Unions

My good friends and neighbors, big, profitable U.S. companies paid an average federal tax rate of nearly 13 percent in 2010,...

Original post made by Freedom Fighting Bill on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Lessismore , on Jul 3, 2013 at 9:36 am | 3 comments | 991 Views

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What's In A Name?

Discover the story and the people that started it all... Learn the history behind the names of the Tri-Valley cities we call...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Bryan Moran, on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:00 pm | 2 comments | 1052 Views

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Same-sex couples celebrate in Pleasanton

Some of Pleasanton's same-sex couples are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that once again makes their marriages...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm | 21 comments | 1591 Views

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BART on strike!

Union officials announced that BART workers intend to strike this morning, leaving hundreds of Pleasanton and other Tri-Valley...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Jul 2, 2013 at 1:14 pm | 4 comments | 1122 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Any Updates on Foothill Road Car/Cyclist Accident?

Are they still waiting on toxicology reports? Cell phone records? I would think we should be hearing something soon. RIP...

Original post made by anon on Jul. 2, 2013
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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The question that all of should be concerned about!

The question that all of should be concerned about! After spending various amounts of time, commenting on different postings...

Original post made by Daveg on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:55 am | 3 comments | 948 Views

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Pleasanton Senior Center closed for repairs through next Monday

The Pleasanton Senior Center is closed until July 8 for routine maintenance. All daytime exercise classes have been relocated...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Mac, on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:29 am | 4 comments | 1125 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Motorist ejected, injured in rollover crash on Livermore's Las Positas Road

A Livermore motorist is facing drunken driving charges following a rollover crash Friday evening that ejected him nearly...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by Libertarian, on Jul 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm | 3 comments | 1773 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board expected to approve 2013-14 budget of $115 million tonight

The Pleasanton School Board is expected to approve a $115 million budget for the upcoming school year that includes more...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 1, 2013 at 11:38 am | 18 comments | 3646 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Fundraising completed to restore Mount Diablo's historic beacon

Donations from local organizations have finally netted the $100,000 needed to complete restorations on the 85-year-old "Eye...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by wilrob, on Jun 30, 2013 at 8:04 am | 3 comments | 1108 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Heroes, 'unflappable' city planner earn service awards

Described as unflappable in her dealings with the public, Pleasanton Planning Department Manager Janice Stern joined with...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2013
Last comment by wilrob12, on Jun 30, 2013 at 7:59 am | 2 comments | 1292 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton police arrest 2 burglary suspects for 'prowling'

Two people were arrested after they were spotted at about 2:08 a.m. June 19 at a building in the 5700 block of W. Las Positas...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Sirena, on Jun 29, 2013 at 8:08 am | 3 comments | 4092 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school board approves $115 million budget, raises highest teacher salaries to $99,000

The Pleasanton School Board approved a $115 million budget for the 2013-14 school year Tuesday night that includes more than...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Pay attention parents, on Jun 29, 2013 at 1:19 am | 25 comments | 5738 Views

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Pet Law at downtown Restaurants

Does anyone have information on the law banning pets from the sidewalk restaurants on Main street? I understand there...

Original post made by Rick on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Face Face, on Jun 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm | 62 comments | 2488 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

All smiles in S.F.'s Castro district as gay rights supporters celebrate U.S. Supreme Court ruling

It was hard not find a smile at San Francisco's Castro District as hundreds of gay rights supports gathered Wednesday evening...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Marky Mark, on Jun 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 9 comments | 1101 Views

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AC Transit, union agree to keep buses rolling today

Talks between AC Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 are continuing and buses are still rolling today even...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 28, 2013 at 11:44 am | 2 comments | 1053 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

U.S. Supreme Court leaves intact ruling striking down Prop. 8

After years of debate and legal wrangling between opponents and proponents of same-sex marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court this...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Answerable, on Jun 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm | 32 comments | 1733 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Pleasanton teacher charged with decade-old sexual abuse of child

A former elementary school teacher from Pleasanton who was already convicted of possessing child pornography now faces charges...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by MoonChild, on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm | 5 comments | 1639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Second-grade teacher recalls 35 years in Pleasanton school classroom

Among the 33 staff members who retired from the Pleasanton school district at the end of the school year is Carol Wolfe,...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Rick, on Jun 27, 2013 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 2696 Views
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