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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Oakland's Pensions time bomb

Oakland has a generous pension plan. The 1,086 current retires, get raises to match 2/3 of pay of current workers, ++ Oakland...

Original post made by Anti-PUBLIC unions on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Aug 1, 2012 at 10:13 am | 11 comments | 1426 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Safeway's 2nd quarter profit dips but revenue jumps to $10.4 billion

Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. has reported second-quarter profit fell to $121.7 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Retired, on Jul 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 1969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shadow Cliffs issues water warning

The beach at Shadow Cliffs has posted warning signs about the water quality but it's not bad enough to close the swimming...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2012
Last comment by Vanessa, on Jul 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm | 2 comments | 1763 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Proposed New Driver Tax -" VMT"

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission(MTC)has proposed yet another tax. Drivers would be required to install a tracking...

Original post made by Jason on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by steven, on Jul 31, 2012 at 11:40 am | 104 comments | 2187 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Former BART board member Erlene DeMarcus campaigning for Pleasanton City Council

Erlene DeMarcus, a former BART board member and long-time Pleasanton resident, has announced her campaign for Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2012
Last comment by Voter, on Jul 31, 2012 at 11:11 am | 14 comments | 1642 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Weekly..unbiased editing?

How does the public feel about the editing being conducted by Pleasanton Weekly staff? Do you think it is fair to edit comments...

Original post made by Truth on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jul 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm | 35 comments | 1435 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police Officers Abuse Disability

Fraudulent disability claims are a huge issue which should be part of the governors 12 pension reform plan, but it isn't....

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Arnold, on Jul 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm | 14 comments | 2895 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Amador high teen busted in drug dog sweep

The second sweep of a high school by drug detection dogs was "pretty much a non-event," according to Amador Valley High School...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by dalmations, on Jul 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm | 10 comments | 2197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High schoolers don't always 'like' Facebook

Facebook has been a phenomenon since Mark Zuckerburg created it in his Harvard dorm room in 2004 and it spread like wildfire...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Teacher, on Jul 30, 2012 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 1760 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Tri-Valley Community Foundation goes mum, hires PR firm

The Tri-Valley Community Foundation may be $3 million in debt and looking at bankruptcy, but it's not too broke to hire a...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2012
Last comment by Concerned Citizen on Facts, on Jul 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm | 10 comments | 1813 Views

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Presenting perfect pairings

Pleasanton's Palm Event Center was the scene last week of the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association's Taste of Terroir...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm | 1 comment | 1191 Views

SPORTS

Open water offers change of pace

Swimmers entered Del Valle Reservoir's 67 degree water early both days last weekend for the annual Del Valle Open Water Festival...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by Barbara Carlson, on Jul 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 1494 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Measure B Perpetual Tax

In 2000 Alameda County voters approved a 1/2% sales tax to fund transportation related projects. The revenue from this was...

Original post made by Bill on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by Tim H, on Jul 28, 2012 at 7:22 am | 7 comments | 1511 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: Planning Pleasanton's 'last frontier'

The 18-member East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force will hold its first meeting Thursday to begin a two-year planning...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by pTownLover, on Jul 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm | 4 comments | 1383 Views

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'Oklahoma!' now playing at the Bankhead is more than just 'OK'

Tri-Valley Rep's production of "Oklahoma" at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore this afternoon and through Aug. 5 does exactly...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 1210 Views

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New law requires drug makers to pay for Alameda County disposal program

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to pass the nation's first ordinance requiring drug makers...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by ca94566, on Jul 27, 2012 at 10:33 am | 13 comments | 1359 Views

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Murder-suicide led to death of Pleasanton woman and her daughter

Police say it's unlikely anyone will ever know what led a mother to shoot her daughter, then shoot herself at their Stacy...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Arnold, on Jul 27, 2012 at 7:09 am | 27 comments | 2665 Views

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State park finds $54 million in its pocket

State parks officials have a mountain of explaining to do -- as the park system reportedly had $54 million hidden in its...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Mrs Mittens, on Jul 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm | 16 comments | 1840 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Court to reconsider law allowing DNA collection from criminal suspects

A federal appeals court in San Francisco agreed Wednesday to take another look at whether a California law requiring police...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm | 4 comments | 1211 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classes cut? Not for dedicated Harvest Park teacher

Cuts that eliminated special summer school programs for gifted students weren't enough to stop Lynn Gatehouse, a teacher...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Lynn Gatehouse, on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 1363 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 2,073 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 738 views