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Union picketing Castlewood today after country club locks out hourly workers

More than 40 pickets from the UniteHere! Local 2850 hotel workers union chanted and marched at Foothill Road and the entrance...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Joe Hill, on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:44 pm | 82 comments | 3396 Views

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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. 20, 2012
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Jul 24, 2012 at 11:33 am | 20 comments | 3396 Views

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Pleasanton teacher gains nationwide recognition for rethinking learning

A fifth-grade teacher at Fairlands Elementary School has been bringing some innovative approaches to classrooms in the district...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hans Sebastián Perl Matanzo, on Jul 23, 2013 at 2:52 am | 10 comments | 3396 Views

SPORTS

Foothill, Amador Valley meet tomorrow night in annual cross-town football duel

The Amador Valley Dons will host the Foothill Falcons tomorrow night in the city's annual cross-town football competition. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Mike Cheney, on Nov 12, 2010 at 10:31 am | 7 comments | 3395 Views

AROUND TOWN

Who Monitors "Free" Electric Vehicle Charging Stations?

The so called 'free' electric vehicle charging stations are being used not by patrons of the shopping centers, but by owners...

Original post made by Ben Johansen on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Senior lady, on Sep 21, 2013 at 2:02 pm | 22 comments | 3395 Views

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Pleasanton water supplier forced to tap into emergency reserves

Zone 7 Water Agency has for the past five days been tapping into its emergency water supply after it was announced that the...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2007
Last comment by amy, on Jun 5, 2007 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 3392 Views

AROUND TOWN

Empty storefronts an eyesore

Watching the efforts this week to rescue the country's beleaguered financial system, I sensed a similar need on a much smaller--but...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2008
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Oct 18, 2008 at 5:43 am | 31 comments | 3391 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 | 3389 Views

AROUND TOWN

TV30 to broadcast Pleasanton Weekly's candidates forum tonight

A 90-minute candidates forum hosted by the Pleasanton Weekly and featuring those seeking election as mayor and to the City...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2012
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Sheriff Mirkarimi keeps his job, gets back pay after 9-month suspension by San Francisco mayor

Ross Mirkarimi will be reinstated as San Francisco's sheriff after the city's Board of Supervisors fell two votes short of...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm | 12 comments | 3388 Views

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Council votes against holding Nov. 3 ballot measure on East Side development

The Pleasanton City Council last night scuttled plans for a special advisory ballot measure about East Side development plans...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by sknywench, on Jun 4, 2015 at 2:55 pm | 8 comments | 3388 Views

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Walmart market bid goes to city planners tonight

An overflow crowd is expected to jam the 227-seat Firehouse Arts Center starting at 7 p.m. tonight as the Pleasanton Planning...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2012
Last comment by Disgusted, on Mar 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm | 57 comments | 3387 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State calls Anthem Blue Cross rate increases 'excessive and unreasonable'

California's Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said yesterday that his department has found the latest rate increase by Anthem...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Kaiser is Superior, on Apr 3, 2013 at 8:44 pm | 8 comments | 3385 Views

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Ice rink on Staples wins commission's OK

The city's Parks and Recreation Commission voted 5-0 Thursday night to recommend that the City Council approve a master plan...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2008
Last comment by Nicole, on Sep 13, 2008 at 8:06 pm | 14 comments | 3385 Views

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All I was looking for was information on the parcel tax

I am amazed at what I read in the Town Square Forum. Yesterday, I got two different written opinions on the parcel tax for...

Original post made by Dave Walden on Mar. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Apr 3, 2009 at 7:53 am | 23 comments | 3385 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

My Problem with PUSD Vision Statement

Open Letter to Superintendent Ahmadi, An email regarding the PUSD Board Update of 6/19/12 was received today. I strongly...

Original post made by Mark on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by Difficult, on Jun 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm | 51 comments | 3384 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 | 3382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school sports face funding challenge

For years the biggest problem facing high school coaches in Pleasanton has been determining who will be the key players and...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Barbara Kirk, on May 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm | 6 comments | 3381 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Brown urges voters to pass Prop. 30 tax measure, but poll shows it's failing

Gov. Jerry Brown, seeking to promote his Proposition 30 tax initiative, is telling voters that while "the California dream...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by 30 is NO !, on Feb 16, 2013 at 10:21 pm | 25 comments | 3379 Views

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BART planning to eliminate non-stop Pleasanton line connection to SFO

The board of directors for BART will decide Thursday whether to approve a plan that would eliminate the connection of the...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2007
Last comment by Rich, on Jun 21, 2007 at 10:29 pm | 2 comments | 3377 Views
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A Costco tempest in a tea pot
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