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Construction of 120-store outlet mall at El Charro Road/I-580 starts Friday

A groundbreaking ceremony Friday will mark the start of construction of a 543,000-square-foot outlet mall at the northeast...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Boycott, on Mar 31, 2012 at 9:55 pm | 8 comments | 17950 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 | 17778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board declines bid to consider smaller class sizes for 2nd grade

With their successful campaign for smaller class sizes in first grade behind them, about 10 parents came back to the Pleasanton...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Sharolyn Borris, on May 30, 2013 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 17566 Views

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OBAMA WINS!!! Is the Romney Victory Parade Canceled?

I’m so sorry to all the teacher-hating, unionized grocery worker-hating, liberal-hating local conservatives. Must be tough...

Original post made by Sal on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 11, 2012 at 7:46 am | 148 comments | 17492 Views

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Portland grocer acquires New Leaf Markets

New Leaf Community Markets, which has a store in Pleasanton's Vintage Hills shopping center, announced Tuesday that it has...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by john, on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm | 4 comments | 16763 Views

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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 | 16719 Views

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Feds may buy state bonds to relieve cash-flow shortfall, jump-start local projects

The leaders of the five Tri-Valley cities are in Washington, D.C., today meeting with members of the California congressional...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by abdulla, on Mar 17, 2009 at 7:57 pm | 6 comments | 16593 Views

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Brown launches investigation into foreclosures that affect renters

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday launched an investigation aimed at protecting the rights of the "forgotten...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by Barbara, on Jun 30, 2010 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 16298 Views

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Pleasanton school board approves management raises

Administrators at the Pleasanton School District will get raises that match those given to other employees earlier this year....

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by local, on Oct 30, 2013 at 9:08 am | 17 comments | 16098 Views

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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 | 15778 Views

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Workday to add 6-story building to Pleasanton complex

Workday, a fast-growing software company with headquarters on Stoneridge Mall Road in Pleasanton, plans to build a six-story...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by john, on Feb 28, 2014 at 11:15 pm | 19 comments | 15727 Views

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Aggressive Door-to-Door Solicitors?

Anyone noticed an increase in aggressive door-to-door solicitors recently? It seems that in our Oak Hill neighborhood there...

Original post made by Sam on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 18, 2013 at 10:09 am | 27 comments | 15672 Views

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Pleasanton declares water emergency due to statewide drought

The Pleasanton City Council declared Stage 1 of water shortage planning at its meeting last night in response to Governor...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by mechanism, on Sep 29, 2014 at 11:53 am | 59 comments | 15424 Views

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Read it and Weep! (Regarding Healthcare Bill)

READ IT AND WEAP! Some of the items in the Health Care Plan now in the works: (Yes, someone IS reading the immense amount...

Original post made by Darlene on Jul. 26, 2009
Last comment by RJ2009, on Jul 30, 2009 at 10:18 am | 61 comments | 15351 Views

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Massachusetts Miracle

I love it. Are you taking notes, Mr. McNerney? We are fed up with you ramming horrible and unwanted bills down our throats....

Original post made by Jeff on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Big Poppa, on Jan 22, 2010 at 1:46 am | 7 comments | 15251 Views

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Former Councilwoman Karin Mohr dies in fall

Karin Mohr, a Pleasanton City Councilwoman from 1980 to 1996, died Monday from injuries suffered in a fall. She was 74. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 25, 2014 at 7:39 pm | 16 comments | 15248 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 | 15084 Views

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Pleasanton school board ponders plan to restore $2.7 million in jobs

The Pleasanton school district is considering adding some jobs that were cut in 2008, including a lead trainer for technology...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 31 comments | 15075 Views

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Stoneridge Mall owner buys Paragon Outlets in Livermore

It could be a case of if you can't beat them, buy them, but the owners of Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton and Paragon...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Styler, on Dec 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm | 18 comments | 15064 Views

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Obamacare's disastrous effects, from it's biggest supporters

The leader of the unions who demonstrated for passage of this law have told us why this law needs major changes or outright...

Original post made by jimf01 on Sep. 29, 2013
Last comment by Really?, on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:43 am | 76 comments | 14930 Views
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