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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G in the lead, but currently doesn't have necessary two-thirds majority

Early results from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters has the parcel tax measure in the lead with 58.4 percent (6,199...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by No was the right vote, on Jun 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 332 comments | 3155 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown Pleasanton Hate Speech

Yesterday I encountered a very disturbing sight in downtown Pleasanton. A man was spouting hateful things, all boiling down...

Original post made by Mrs. Fields on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by Claudette McDermott, on Sep 2, 2013 at 9:52 am | 14 comments | 3153 Views

RESTAURANTS

Handles Gastropub moving into Pleasanton Hotel

The Farmer Restaurant in the Pleasanton Hotel on north Main Street will close Sunday with a new restaurant to replace it...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2011
Last comment by Mort, on Jan 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 14 comments | 3150 Views

RESTAURANTS

What do you think of the new restaurants section?

Hi, I'm co-founder of BooRah, the company that's working with the Pleasanton Weekly on the new online Restaurants section...

Original post made by Eric on Apr. 7, 2007
Last comment by Beth, on May 2, 2007 at 10:53 am | 7 comments | 3147 Views

RESTAURANTS

Check out the comedy at the Pleasanton Hotel

For those of you not aware The Pleasanton Hotel has a great comedy show every Wednesday. My wife and I were driving by and...

Original post made by David Burns on Sep. 22, 2007
Last comment by Janine, on Dec 27, 2007 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 3145 Views

RESTAURANTS

Looking for recommendations

We frequently eat out at places such as Macaroni Grill, Panera's, Black Angus, etc. where we can get a reasonably good meal...

Original post made by Tim on Nov. 15, 2010
Last comment by Sophia, on Dec 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm | 14 comments | 3144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure E signs dotting Pleasanton's landscape

Signs calling on voters to vote Yes or No on Measure E are dotting the Pleasanton landscape, mostly on front yards of homes...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by pRes, on Apr 19, 2011 at 10:38 am | 124 comments | 3143 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

YMCA forum deals with Livermore sex abuse arrest

When parents of boys coached by Andrew Michael Nisbet heard he had been arrested and charged with sexually abusing young...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:28 pm | 5 comments | 3141 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vranesh removed as principal of Walnut Grove Elementary

In a marathon closed session that lasted nearly eight hours, the Pleasanton School Board decided to replace Jon Vranesh...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by I , on Dec 19, 2013 at 10:37 am | 15 comments | 3138 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another Misleading Measure B1 Mailer

WOW--I just received yet another mailer for Measure B1 in today's mail. This one is all feel good and no mention of the...

Original post made by curious on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by local, on Oct 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 3133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School fees illegal?? Could it be??

ACLU Sues California Over School Fees Written by CA Political News on September 12, 2010, 11:34 AM ACLU Sues California...

Original post made by unclehomerr.. on Sep. 12, 2010
Last comment by I never, on Aug 26, 2011 at 8:40 am | 61 comments | 3131 Views

AROUND TOWN

Price steps down at San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District

After nearly seven years with the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, Chief Richard Price will officially step down...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2012
Last comment by Brad, on Jun 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm | 17 comments | 3129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private school parents Support Measure E

Even though I pay $15,000+ each to send my children to private school (here in Pleasanton), myself and other Carden West...

Original post made by Nancy Johnson on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by comment, on Apr 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm | 77 comments | 3127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Four Kid's Country facilities cited with 'serious' violations

An after-school childcare program at San Ramon Valley elementary schools has acquired a recent history of serious "Type A"...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2011
Last comment by Tamara, on Jun 7, 2011 at 1:43 am | 7 comments | 3127 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bowser to run for county school superintendent

Pleasanton School Board President Jeff Bowser will officially announce his run next week for a little-known elected position...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Supe Pay, on Nov 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm | 10 comments | 3127 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Great Books of Pleasanton

The Great Books of Pleasanton book club meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday monthly at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St....

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Ben, on Oct 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 3126 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART considers 20-cent TransBay tube surcharge to spare employee layoffs

At the end of a lengthy hearing on their transit agency's $25 million budget deficit, BART directors ultimately opted not...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by reader, on Jan 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 4 comments | 3122 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton hotel closing

I had rented a room at the Pleasanton Hotel for an event next month, today I was informed by a staff member that the property...

Original post made by Willis on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by canon lenses, on Aug 27, 2010 at 6:17 pm | 34 comments | 3118 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Five promoted in Pleasanton Police Department

New Police Chief Michael Fraser announced the promotion of Lt. Eric Finn to captain last Saturday. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2007
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm | 5 comments | 3117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is PUSD serious about a parcel tax?

I had dinner with some friends tonight and one said that it is almost a sure thing that PUSD will try to pass a parcel tax....

Original post made by Parcel tax? on Dec. 7, 2010
Last comment by Get Educated, on Dec 16, 2010 at 9:42 pm | 56 comments | 3113 Views
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A Norman Rockwell Town
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David Brooks at his Best and Worst
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Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads
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