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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Nomination period to fill Pleasanton City Council vacancy closes Friday

The nomination period to fill a City Council vacancy at a Special Election is now open, closing at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8....

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Jon, on Jan 29, 2013 at 11:40 pm | 9 comments | 1147 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schools' Facilities Master Plan up for approval tonight

The Pleasanton school board is expected to approve the final draft of its facilities master plan tonight, including nearly...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by local, on Jan 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 952 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Organic foods a favorite among healthy shoppers

Organic foods have become a favorite among many shoppers who consider them more nutritious and healthy, with 40 studies published...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by john, on Jan 29, 2013 at 7:51 pm | 5 comments | 1214 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's Rush to Judgment: Save Our Guns

There are so many problems in our society far worse than gun ownership, which is the foundation of our Constitutional freedoms....

Original post made by Jennifer Wittingham on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 24 comments | 1004 Views

AROUND TOWN

Desperate times lead to 'The Full Monty,' showing through Feb. 3

Take a half-dozen unemployed men, add a bit of desperation and a plan to bare all to earn some quick cash, put it all to...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2013
Last comment by Penelope, on Jan 29, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 2 comments | 1296 Views

AROUND TOWN

Comcast did it again

I just received my Comcast bill and was shocked to see that the Franchise Fee had doubled since December. There was no mention...

Original post made by Surprised on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by Laura Latt, on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 21 comments | 3414 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Postage Increase

With the upcoming increase in postal rates effective 1/27/13 (were you aware of this increase?), why aren't all rates increasing?...

Original post made by Dave on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:46 am | 26 comments | 1458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Final Exams vs STAR testing

So why do the schools provide water and snacks for students during STAR testing but not for final exams!!!!...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by LOL, on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:36 am | 16 comments | 1486 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Oakland Council votes to hire ex-L.A. police chief in push to stop crime

The Oakland City Council voted 7-1 shortly after 2 a.m. today to approve a controversial measure to hire former New York...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Elizabeth Ann, on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:24 am | 9 comments | 1077 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

San Ramon Regional, John Muir form hospital partnership

John Muir Health will invest nearly $100 million to acquire part ownership of San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Libertarian Capitalist, on Jan 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 7 comments | 2225 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

FOX throws Sarah under the bus: Becomes just another lamestreamer media outlet

Real Clear Politics was the first to report with glee that Palin who reportedly signed a $1 million-a-year contract with...

Original post made by She\\\'s been my light on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 11 comments | 1110 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council names 2 teen poet laureates

Two teenagers have been named co-teen poet laureates for Pleasanton, a position that highlights their literary skills and...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2013
Last comment by Teacake Frank, on Jan 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm | 6 comments | 2500 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community workshop set for 6:30 p.m. tonight on parks, recreation services in Pleasanton

The city of Pleasanton will host its third and last community workshop for the city's comprehensive Parks and Recreation...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by William Tell, on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:42 am | 1 comment | 1080 Views

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Community leaders to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday

Community leaders will come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at the 13th...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Why, on Jan 27, 2013 at 8:39 pm | 2 comments | 1203 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton recreation supervisor arrested for theft

Ian Anderson, a recreation supervisor employed by the city of Pleasanton, was arrested Thursday and charged with embezzling...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 96 comments | 3484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NBC TV news story-PUSD Bullying and near death incident

NBC News has a video news story called "After Near Death Pleasanton Schools Tackle Bullying" at this web link. It involves...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 19, 2013
Last comment by School insider, on Jan 26, 2013 at 10:09 am | 8 comments | 1802 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Governor to deliver 'State of State' address this morning

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will deliver his State of the State address before a joint session of the California legislature...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Meyer on target !, on Jan 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 22 comments | 1166 Views

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Does Obama want a Muslim Nation?

It certainly appears as if Obama would rather support Islam than Christianity. As part of it's war on Christians, the Obama...

Original post made by Teacake Frank on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jan 25, 2013 at 9:06 am | 26 comments | 1162 Views

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Martial arts training allows pharmacist to fight off attacker

A Danville man is in custody on an attempted murder charge in a Nov. 5 attack on his former employer, according to a Pleasanton...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Tri Valley Karate, on Jan 24, 2013 at 10:35 pm | 11 comments | 1484 Views

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Americans honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. today with a federal holiday marking his birthday,...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cassandra, on Jan 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 2 comments | 1225 Views
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