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AROUND TOWN

Petition Over $290M Unfunded Liability Continues

The grass roots petition from the citizens of Pleasanton asking the city to a hold public forums to discuss the $290M in...

Original post made by TriValleyPatriots.com on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by two cents, on Jan 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm | 29 comments | 1965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Starbucks Plastic Cups-Recyclable?

I remember checking about Starbucks plastic cups, and they were the wrong shape to put in the blue recycle bin. Something...

Original post made by Wendy on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by kolohe, on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:08 am | 5 comments | 1965 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tim Hunt Reveals a greater problem than a nanny state

I posted the following in response to about 30 posts complaining about the school lunches. As expected, the response I received...

Original post made by Really? on Sep. 14, 2012
Last comment by Life isn't a free ride on the Obama welfare express., on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm | 14 comments | 1965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Academic scholarships for young women

Alameda County has not participated in the Miss Alameda County competition for over 20 years and the Dec. 17 story in the...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2008
Last comment by Lacey, on Jun 30, 2008 at 4:38 pm | 10 comments | 1963 Views

AROUND TOWN

Food fight festival coming to Fairgrounds Oct. 1

Sometimes a little good, clean fun leaves you covered in smashed tomatoes. Come next month, the fruit will be flying in Pleasanton...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by Tomato, tomahto, $25, on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:35 am | 10 comments | 1963 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Holocaust survivor speaking in Pleasanton tonight

Eva Schloss, an 83-year-old Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp survivor, is continuing her quest for world peace with...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by annette, on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:15 am | 3 comments | 1963 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

AARP Betrayal of Trust finally official

I received an email from AARP with the title "Today we took a stand for you". With friends like this, who needs enemies?...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Nov. 5, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 8, 2009 at 10:50 am | 45 comments | 1962 Views

AROUND TOWN

New plan for 10 'ranchettes' on Pleasanton's southeast hills expected this week

Proponents of a 51-home development called Oak Grove in Pleasanton's southeast hills are expected to submit a new proposal...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2011
Last comment by Junebug, on Mar 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm | 25 comments | 1962 Views

AROUND TOWN

Homeowners insurance rates dropping

A statewide rate change will see homeowners' insurance rates drop by an average of 12.5% statewide under a change announced...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm | 4 comments | 1962 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect in botched armed robbery last year due in court

A San Ramon man accused of a failed armed robbery attempt in Pleasanton last August is due in court March 15. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by Carpe Deez Nuts, on Feb 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm | 7 comments | 1961 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

ACE expansion meeting draws critics

A new improved ACE train will be faster, cleaner and greener, say representatives from the Altamont Corridor Rail Project....

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by Michael Leonard, on Mar 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm | 23 comments | 1961 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

sick days and pensions

What is the deal with sick days? I read in the paper yesterday that the San Ramon city manager had accumulated 9 months...

Original post made by wondering on Sep. 13, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Sep 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm | 33 comments | 1960 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

For mayor of Pleasanton: now there are three

Planning Commissioner Anne Fox and former commissioner Mary Roberts plan to challenge Mayor Jennifer Hosterman for the city's...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2008
Last comment by Vinelander, on Jul 26, 2008 at 9:53 pm | 20 comments | 1959 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's Proposed Tax on Soda

How do you feel about Obama, an admitted smoker of both tobacco and marijauna, proposing a 7 cents per can "health tax" on...

Original post made by Rob Smithson on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Carolina, on May 14, 2009 at 8:12 pm | 53 comments | 1959 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

A call for a redesigned town square

The New York Times published an interesting op-ed, titled "Online, Anonymity Breeds Contempt": http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/opinion/30zhuo.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&src=...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Nov. 30, 2010
Last comment by Factual, on Dec 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm | 22 comments | 1959 Views

SPORTS

Warriors may move to S.F.'s Mission Bay instead of waterfront

The Golden State Warriors' proposal to build an arena along San Francisco's waterfront has reportedly been dropped and the...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by hoodoo7, on Apr 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm | 1 comment | 1959 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

As campaigns get under way, council's a bit testy

With political campaigns under way for mayor and two seats on the City Council, along with two competing ballot initiatives...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2008
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 26, 2008 at 12:08 pm | 18 comments | 1958 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gov. Brown Could Reform Our Education System By Learning From Indiana

Indiana’s school choice plan will be the most sweeping in the country, if it passes its House and is signed by Governor Daniels,...

Original post made by Chris on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Bill Carman, on Apr 25, 2011 at 9:53 am | 11 comments | 1958 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Funding questions loom over high-speed rail's new plan

Seeking to comply with a legislative requirement, the agency charged with building California's high-speed-rail system on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 13, 2014 at 1:47 pm | 11 comments | 1958 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman answers door at Vine Street home, punched in face

A man in a white tank top and jeans told a 68-year-old grandmother he was with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office and reportedly...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2008
Last comment by Jerry, on Apr 15, 2008 at 12:01 am | 1 comment | 1957 Views
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