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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 | 7594 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton's Carden West school in deep debt

Carden West School, a small private school at 4576 Willow Road in the Hacienda Business Park, is in serious financial trouble,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2012
Last comment by Former Carden West Parent, on Feb 24, 2012 at 8:24 am | 54 comments | 7580 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Save our pristine hills and our park

We had planned to stay out of the debate over the Oak Grove referendum; however misinformation about the project and confusion...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2007
Last comment by noMansionOwner, on Dec 9, 2007 at 5:34 pm | 87 comments | 7575 Views

AROUND TOWN

Reining in prom expenses

If you've got teenagers, you already know how expensive high school can be. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2014/04/17/reining-in-prom-expenses...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm | 18 comments | 7574 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

San Jose's fire chief moving to top fire department post here

Ruben Torres, currently the fire chief in San Jose, has been hired as chief of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Workin' Man, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:27 pm | 37 comments | 7573 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

2008: Hope & change - 2012: hypocrisy & change of positions

We have a President who rode in to office on a the phrase hope and change. Now, as a video shows us, we have hypocrisy. http://youtu.be/KVDs9mSG3AA We...

Original post made by jimf01 on Apr. 16, 2012
Last comment by jimf01, on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:04 am | 56 comments | 7571 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 | 7567 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

School board votes to place $270-million bond measure on November ballot

The Pleasanton school board voted unanimously Saturday to place a $270-million general obligation bond measure on the ballot...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2016
Last comment by local, on Aug 8, 2016 at 11:05 am | 60 comments | 7558 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Director: San Ramon Golf Club in danger of closing

The owners of San Ramon Golf Club are considering closing the 18-hole golf course in the south-central part of the city as...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by SamB, on May 29, 2016 at 9:28 am | 18 comments | 7556 Views

RESTAURANTS

TGI Fridays closed

So when did TGI Fridays close? We went there only once a year or so, but it's still sad to see businesses in town close....

Original post made by MainStreetDiva on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm | 4 comments | 7551 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elderly Care Facility in neighborhood

The home located at 6839 Singletree Court is being turned into a State ran elderly care facility. This will no doubt lower...

Original post made by Joseph S DeRossett on Oct. 22, 2007
Last comment by Edna Giannotti, on Dec 3, 2007 at 4:33 pm | 79 comments | 7550 Views

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Staples Ranch

A group called Friends of Pleasanton started collecting signatures from registered voters this week in an effort to place...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2007
Last comment by Busy z Koszalina do Holandii, on Sep 14, 2010 at 1:31 am | 80 comments | 7543 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 | 7543 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 | 7533 Views

AROUND TOWN

New citizens' coalition seeks to halt high-density housing projects in Pleasanton

A group seeking to halt the construction of additional high density housing in Pleasanton asked the City council last night...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mike6319, on Jul 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 114 comments | 7528 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spinoff Thread - Why are BMWs always associated with spoiled children?

It seems like the stereotypical Pleasantonian is a SUV driving, "not my kid", soccer mom with a spoiled teen driving a BMW?...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Hmmmmm, on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm | 20 comments | 7527 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Why do we pay a 'death gratuity' for members of Congress?

we actually have a law that requires a Death Gratuity be paid to the survivors of a member of Congress who dies in office. The...

Original post made by Dave on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by It's Obvious, on Oct 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm | 4 comments | 7521 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Ron Hyde takes over as new president of Tri-Valley Community Foundation

Ron Hyde, chairman of the Foundation's board of directors, was named chief executive and president of the organization this...

Original post made on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 10, 2013 at 10:07 am | 21 comments | 7521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Year-Round Schooling

How many of you like school? To those of you who do: what's wrong with you? And to those of you who don't: the good news...

Original post made by sjhfkhf on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by Paul Aguire, on Mar 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm | 7 comments | 7511 Views

SPORTS

Parcel tax may be back on the horizon

The words "parcel tax" and "cuts" were used abundantly Tuesday night as the school board discussed the Pleasanton Unified...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 20, 2008 at 11:33 am | 83 comments | 7508 Views
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