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Las Positas, Chabot colleges accredited again

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has reaffirmed the accreditation for Las Positas College in...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:35 am | 5 comments | 1432 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Torrico introduces legislation to place officers at high schools

California Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico, whose district includes a portion of Pleasanton, this week introduced...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Feb 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm | 16 comments | 1530 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Anyone know what happend Thurs Morning at the Chevron at the Corner os Santa Rita & Valley?

Right around 9am I watched police vehicles surround a minivan at the gas station. Officers had their guns drawn & immediatly...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Katie, on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm | 2 comments | 1715 Views

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The Mark of a True American City

Sometimes people ask me, "How do I know whether or not my hometown is full of liberals or not?" To that I respond, "well,...

Original post made by Buford on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by Norris, on Feb 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm | 3 comments | 1095 Views

SPORTS

Stroke by stroke

For the majority of Amador Valley and Foothill seniors, life is pretty simple right now. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6661...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by Dan Faustina, on Feb 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm | 2 comments | 3544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Zangle Can't login to register for high school

Is anyone else unable to login in order to register for high school courses? I have the pin and the password....

Original post made by June on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Amador Parent, on Feb 16, 2010 at 11:37 am | 8 comments | 1599 Views

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Walking is wrong for Pleasanton and America

It's a well known fact that America is a vehicle-based society. Any true American spends at least 50% of his time driving...

Original post made by Buford on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by SteveP, on Feb 16, 2010 at 11:16 am | 8 comments | 1249 Views

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Pleasanton Garbage Service Pickup Hours

Am I the only person in town who objects to being rattled awake at 6:15 AM from the Pleasanton Garbage Service trucks? No...

Original post made by Sleepless in P-Town on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Millie, on Feb 16, 2010 at 8:09 am | 9 comments | 1140 Views

AROUND TOWN

Auto workers union calls for picketing at local Toyota dealers to keep Fremont plant open

Several hundred workers as well as union leaders and state and local elected officials held a rally Friday to begin a campaign...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by No fan of unions, on Feb 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm | 7 comments | 1361 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

OPINION: Can local government save California?

For those of us serving as elected officials and trying to make government more responsive, the situation couldn't be clearer:...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by dublinmike, on Feb 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm | 15 comments | 1501 Views

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Social Security points to ponder

I bet that quite a few folks do not know the specifics about Social Security. Your Social Security   Just in case...

Original post made by Rat Turd on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by frank, on Feb 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm | 20 comments | 1285 Views

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Union vs. management: the Castlewood story

The serene winter-green fairways of its golf courses and stately clubhouse belie a festering management-labor union dispute...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by mary, on Feb 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 7 comments | 1709 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion

A couple of months ago, I resigned from the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) due to a growing frustration that this was an...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by True Tea Party, on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:46 am | 10 comments | 1508 Views

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S.F. City College canceling most summer school classes due to budget shortfall

City College of San Francisco is canceling most classes in its upcoming summer session to offset a $12 million budget shortfall,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 1258 Views

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BART's plans for coliseum connector dashed as minority coalition forces $70-million to go elsewhere

The Federal Transit Administration Friday denied BART $70 million in federal stimulus money to fund its proposed elevated...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by Puzzled, on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 1323 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fix School Funding - Get Local Control

Join me in supporting an initiative to allow CA school districts local control to raise funds to support their programs....

Original post made by Jeff on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by No way!, on Feb 15, 2010 at 5:44 am | 29 comments | 1543 Views

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Constitutional convention backers claim organized groups blocking them

A Bay Area-based group organizing a statewide effort to call a Constitutional Convention is alleging that it is being stymied...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Yo Kelly, on Feb 14, 2010 at 10:47 pm | 7 comments | 1540 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers must play role in budget fix

Viewpoint From The Sacramento Bee (well written): How do you know when you're in a family? When you're asked to clean...

Original post made by reader on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Insider, on Feb 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 98 comments | 3330 Views

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Raise your hand if you can help Haiti

Pleasanton's Vintage Hills Elementary School families and students raised their hands earlier this month and filled a U-Haul...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Kasey Poet HIllier, on Feb 14, 2010 at 5:32 pm | 3 comments | 1566 Views

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ValleyCare Medical Center opens new floor with 24 beds

In an effort to serve more patients as well as make their stay a little more pleasant, ValleyCare Health System recently...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2010
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