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AROUND TOWN

Public Pensions - Problem Continues to Grow

More perspectives on the reality of our significant public employee pension issue. Pleasanton is faced with the exact same...

Original post made by Awakening on Feb. 28, 2011
Last comment by Consensus seeker, on Mar 4, 2011 at 1:03 am | 79 comments | 8241 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbor's Pine Tree

My neighbor has a pine tree about 25 feet tall close to their side of fence. The branches "overflow" to our side of the fence...

Original post made by pTownLover on May. 29, 2012
Last comment by Heather, on Sep 3, 2012 at 11:29 am | 34 comments | 8232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School District serves Chips/Salsa for lunch????

First school districts declare ketchup as a vegetable. Now, the politically correct powers that be at the District office...

Original post made by Pat on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by john, on Sep 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm | 75 comments | 8225 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New vice principal hired to serve 2 middle schools in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton school board Thursday unanimously approved the appointment of a new vice-principal to serve both for Harvest...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by Staff, on Jun 28, 2014 at 12:07 am | 10 comments | 8221 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football loses control of Pac-12 title chase

Andre Heidari kicked a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to play to lift unranked USC past visiting No. 4 Stanford,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Sparky, on Nov 25, 2013 at 9:50 pm | 2 comments | 8220 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arguments for and against Measure MM initiative

As the Alameda County Registrar's office marks the deadline Friday for submissions to be printed in voter information booklets...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Lisa S. , on Sep 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm | 77 comments | 8206 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Who killed Tina Faelz?

Nearly a quarter of a century after Tina Faelz's lifeless body was found in a drainage culvert on a pathway behind Foothill...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2008
Last comment by orange soda, on Aug 31, 2011 at 1:26 am | 56 comments | 8195 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman allegedly tried to coerce Vintage Hills student into car

A 9-year-old Vintage Hills Elementary student was approached by a woman who allegedly told the girl to get into her car at...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2007
Last comment by Jerry, on Oct 2, 2008 at 12:43 am | 5 comments | 8192 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sharks in Pleasanton?

The Parks and Recreation Commission held a public workshop March 1 to discuss the usage of the proposed 17-acre Staples Ranch...

Original post made by Emily Atwood on Mar. 2, 2007
Last comment by C.J., on Jun 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm | 21 comments | 8166 Views

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Pleasanton Weekly endorsements for today's state, local election

For the 50% of you who haven't yet voted by mail -- saving that special privilege for Election Day today at the polling place...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2012
Last comment by Rick, on Nov 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm | 17 comments | 8149 Views

AROUND TOWN

Safeway halts relationship with schools fundraiser

Safeway has discontinued its association with a fundraising organization that provides donations to school, including the...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jack, on Sep 8, 2015 at 7:42 am | 33 comments | 8136 Views

AROUND TOWN

Central Valley's Mar-Val Stores takes over Gene's Fine Foods

Mar-Val Food Stores in the Central Valley assumed ownership of Gene's Fine Foods in Pleasanton Monday in a transaction the...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2012
Last comment by hansen, on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:06 am | 35 comments | 8125 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 | 8125 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer James Tong pleads guilty to violating Endangered Species Act

An East Bay real estate developer James Tong, 70,has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to violating the U.S. Endangered...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Nosy Neighbors, on Jan 15, 2016 at 8:56 am | 6 comments | 8109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Positas: Our community's college

For those who have gone to small colleges for their degrees, Las Positas College measures up to the best of them in terms...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Matthew Kaplan, on Mar 30, 2015 at 7:45 am | 5 comments | 8095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school district considering ‘safe haven’ status

The Pleasanton school board is set to debate a resolution Tuesday that would declare the district a “safe haven” for...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by sanity, on Mar 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 111 comments | 8089 Views

AROUND TOWN

Employees union pulls controversial contract proposal off the table

The Pleasanton City Employees Association--the union that represents 227 city workers—withdrew its pending two-year...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2011
Last comment by anon, on Feb 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 202 comments | 8078 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

U.S. News & World Report: Foothill, Amador Valley among top high schools in country

All nine Tri-Valley high schools scored among the top high schools in the country in the latest U.S. News & World report...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ptown Lover, on Jun 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 37 comments | 8071 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

19-year-old driver arrested in fatal Foothill Drive crash

Katie McKewon, the 19-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang that was involved in a head-on collision that killed her friend Laurel...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2007
Last comment by everyones to blame, on Nov 13, 2007 at 9:07 am | 321 comments | 8070 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

McKewon's bail set by judge at $250,000

It was a scene riddled with emotion this morning as the arraignment for Katie McKewon was held. Friends and family members...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2007
Last comment by Foothill Graduate and sociologist, on Dec 28, 2008 at 5:26 pm | 67 comments | 8069 Views
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Johnny Be Gone – Long Live Rock-n-Roll
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Assemblyman proposes driving up housing costs to delight unions
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 744 views

 

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