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2013 Holiday Fund now underway

The 2013 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign is now underway, a time when we ask our readers to turn their thoughts to...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 14289 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART unions back at it over contract dispute

Union officials slammed BART management Saturday, calling a move to scuttle a tentative contract deal and go back to the...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by john, on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 69 comments | 14253 Views

AROUND TOWN

Reusable bag ordinance goes into effect tomorrow in Pleasanton, but not San Ramon

Starting tomorrow, New Years's Day, the reusable bag ordinance is in effect which states that grocery stores, mini-marts,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by Phil, on Jan 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm | 44 comments | 14168 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two school district employees refute investigation details

Two school district employees are asking for a public apology from the Pleasanton School District, alleging their reputations...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jtjh, on Mar 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 165 comments | 13945 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Documents detail Walnut Grove principal's ouster

Jon Vranesh left his office at Walnut Grove Elementary School so quietly on Oct. 25, 2013, that not even the people closest...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by AP, on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:30 am | 174 comments | 13937 Views

AROUND TOWN

TONIGHT! Council candidates face off at Pleasanton Weekly forum

Candidates for a single seat open on the Pleasanton City Council will face off tonight at a community forum being hosted...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Maggie, on Apr 23, 2013 at 7:02 am | 38 comments | 13793 Views

AROUND TOWN

Readers Choice 2011 Winners

First- and second-place winners in the 2011 Pleasanton Weekly Readers Choice contest Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=7445...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Dayna, on Jun 6, 2012 at 9:14 pm | 18 comments | 13449 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. 18, 2012
Last comment by Lucia Holman, President Foothill Athletic Boosters, on May 24, 2012 at 9:44 am | 32 comments | 13338 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stoneridge Drive, Stoneridge Creek open today

City, civic and business and regional leaders from Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore and Alameda County will cut a ribbon at...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by El Loco, on Nov 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm | 24 comments | 13269 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alameda County agency to pay for recount of votes on narrowly-defeated Measure B1 transportation tax

The Alameda County Transportation Commission has submitted a recount request for Measure B1 to the county's Registrar of...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2012
Last comment by Dr Tom, on Dec 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm | 10 comments | 13209 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bomb threat leads to Pleasanton Walmart evacuation

A called-in bomb threat led to the evacuation of the Walmart store in Pleasanton last week, but nothing suspicious was found. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 21, 2013 at 9:04 am | 2 comments | 13043 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best of Pleasanton

Around Town Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=1389 posted Friday, October 13,...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2007
Last comment by John Pitts, on Dec 24, 2007 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 12891 Views

AROUND TOWN

Commute Question

My family is considering relocating to Pleasanton from the East coast. I was recently hired by a firm in north San Jose and...

Original post made by Scott on Sep. 9, 2010
Last comment by Palo alto commuter, on Aug 16, 2012 at 7:07 am | 36 comments | 12637 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton's popular animal control officer retires today

Roy Ficken will be honored today for his 30 years of service as Pleasanton's animal control officer at a special retirement...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Betsy, on May 27, 2011 at 4:02 am | 18 comments | 12619 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton households told to cut water usage by 25%

The Pleasanton City Council last night voted 4-0 to require all households and businesses in the city to reduce water consumption...

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by rayven, on May 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 137 comments | 12616 Views

RESTAURANTS

Readers Choice 2012

The tallies are in for the Pleasanton Weekly Readers Choice 2012 contest with a total of 26,365 confirmed votes. Thanks for...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 5 comments | 12547 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police Report on the Rev. Padraig (Patrick) Greene

The following is the text of the official police report on the arrest of the Rev. Padraig (Patrick) Greene by the Oakland...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Nov. 20, 2007
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Nov 27, 2007 at 4:35 am | 9 comments | 12338 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Cancer takes life of former Pleasanton Mayor Ken Mercer

Former Pleasanton Mayor Ken Mercer died early this morning after a long battle with cancer. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2014/01/14/cancer-takes-li...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by c d gigliotti, on Jan 25, 2014 at 12:57 pm | 47 comments | 12111 Views

RESTAURANTS

Black Bear Diner opens Monday in Pleasanton

Black Bear Diner will open its newest California restaurant Monday in Pleasanton, offering its famous breakfast specials...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2013
Last comment by Diner, on Dec 13, 2013 at 12:43 am | 23 comments | 11993 Views

AROUND TOWN

The perfect 10

Pleasanton's Morgan Buenz was a perfect 10 when she was born 10 minutes after 10 on the 10th day of the 10th month in 1990...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2010
Last comment by Linda, on Oct 22, 2010 at 11:21 am | 4 comments | 11897 Views
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 33 comments | 1,100 views

Political posturing about water
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 785 views

Backpacked with care is back
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 485 views