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AROUND TOWN

Downtown going down?

What has happened to the standards for our downtown? I just drove down to First Avenue to see a banner for "Cigarette City"...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen! on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by Maria S., on Mar 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm | 61 comments | 5665 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Weapon threat puts Amador on temporary lockdown

Amador Valley High School was on lockdown for about 45 minutes this morning as police responded to a weapon threat, according...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2007
Last comment by glydaytot, on Sep 21, 2009 at 11:53 pm | 17 comments | 5664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unemployment rates in Bay Area below state average

Unemployment rates in all Bay Area counties in February were below the state's average, with Alameda County ending the month...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2015
Last comment by faxis fax, on Mar 26, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 3 comments | 5647 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trick-or-Treating at Stoneridge?

Does anyone know if Stoneridge mall is doing trick or treating this year? IF so, what time? Thanks...

Original post made by Lucy on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Julie, on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:59 am | 4 comments | 5646 Views

AROUND TOWN

24 appointed to key Pleasanton commissions, committees

Mayor Jerry Thorne and the Pleasanton City Council welcomed 24 Pleasanton residents who have been appointed or re-appointed...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm | 3 comments | 5630 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school board to consider developer's agreement tonight that could add $2.9 million in district funds

The Pleasanton school board will look at ways to add some money to its coffers at its meeting tonight. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by ???, on Sep 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm | 8 comments | 5604 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

District releases tentative start, end dates for 2015-16 school year

The Pleasanton school district released an update regarding the 2015-16 instructional calendar on itsr website Monday. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2015
Last comment by Julie, on Feb 6, 2015 at 8:57 am | 18 comments | 5601 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council OKs Stoneridge Drive extension to Livermore

The City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to approve the extension of Stoneridge Drive as a four-lane thoroughfare to El Charro...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by NO STONERIDGE, on Mar 25, 2009 at 9:35 am | 193 comments | 5598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters battle blaze at Hopyard Road apartment complex

A two-alarm fire destroyed a second-floor apartment and damaged at least one other last night in a building at an eight-unit...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2014
Last comment by P-town Ghetto, on Aug 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm | 23 comments | 5595 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Pleasanton not Pleasantville...

If you have ever seen the movie Pleasantville than you know their town was perfect. It was a small town with little to no...

Original post made by moviebuff on Dec. 19, 2007
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on May 15, 2009 at 12:19 pm | 39 comments | 5593 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unions urge members, Democrats to rally against Walmart market planned for Pleasanton

Union leaders called on members and others at a Democratic Party rally to protest at upcoming meetings throughout the East...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by ChooChooHank, on Mar 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 105 comments | 5590 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Money less of a worry, but PUSD still has challenges

While Pleasanton School District officials are optimistic they've turned the corner on their biggest worry, school funding,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by markrobinson, on May 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm | 18 comments | 5585 Views

AROUND TOWN

Livermore, Sandia lab workers won't get back pay

More than 13,400 Bay Area Department of Energy laboratory workers -- including 7,500 at the Livermore and Sandia national...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 20 comments | 5585 Views

AROUND TOWN

Albertsons, Safeway name leadership team for newly-merged company

AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. announced Friday the new senior leadership team and division leaders for...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 4, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 6 comments | 5581 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pleasanton commuters advised to brace for BART strike tomorrow

Pleasanton commuters are being advised to prepare for another BART strike as early as just after midnight tomorrow. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 16 comments | 5577 Views

RESTAURANTS

Main Street Brewery is now like a strip club?

We have long taken friends from out of town and even younger ones over the years to the Main Street Brewery for good music,...

Original post made by Chris on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 23, 2010 at 1:16 am | 49 comments | 5576 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vranesh removed as Walnut Grove principal

In a marathon closed session that lasted nearly eight hours, the Pleasanton school board decided to replace Jon Vranesh as...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by eat, on Dec 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm | 12 comments | 5572 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton artist hits the nail on the head

Artist Gary Winter credits the old Kolln Hardware building on Main Street and Division for the idea that brought him fame...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Linda Krafty, on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:42 am | 7 comments | 5565 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

'Shop for a Cause' to offer discounts at Macy's, funds for ValleyCare

Macy's and ValleyCare Health System's charitable foundation are sponsoring their 9th annual national "Shop For A Cause" charity...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 5 comments | 5563 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Capping 31-year career, Livermore-Pleasanton fire chief Miguel retiring

In an emotional farewell to the Pleasanton City Council last night, Fire Chief Jim Miguel announced that he will retire Nov....

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Thankful, on May 4, 2015 at 6:01 pm | 29 comments | 5557 Views
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Teaching The Arts
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Primaries and Pivots
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