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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board honors Donlon's Ruth Highstreet

Walk into the Donlon Elementary School office, and chances are that you will be greeted by the friendly smile of Ruth Highstreet,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Donlan Parent, on Mar 31, 2014 at 8:02 pm | 5 comments | 3105 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton recreation supervisor arrested for theft

Ian Anderson, a recreation supervisor employed by the city of Pleasanton, was arrested Thursday and charged with embezzling...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 96 comments | 3104 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened at School Board Meeting last night?

Anyone hear what happened as a result of the special board meeting last night regarding Jon Vranesh? thanks...

Original post made by What Happened? on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Nick Papagiorgio, on Dec 19, 2013 at 10:06 am | 36 comments | 3104 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police Helicopter Lands in Vintage Hills Center

I can't believe there has been no news regarding a police helicopter landing right in the parking lot of the Vintage Hills...

Original post made by Julie on Jul. 20, 2008
Last comment by Preserve our way of life, on Sep 30, 2008 at 11:17 pm | 21 comments | 3103 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton man prepares to sue city over leaked confidential information

A custody battle involving a Pleasanton man has led to criminal charges against an Alameda County deputy sheriff and a San...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2012
Last comment by HarlanRoberts, on Sep 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm | 39 comments | 3103 Views

AROUND TOWN

what's happening to the old Nob Hill store?

I received a postcard in the mail yesterday stating that Walmart might be moving into the old Nob HIll store on Santa Rita....

Original post made by puzzled on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Helen, on Jun 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm | 20 comments | 3101 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton driver killed in early Saturday morning crash on I-680 in Danville

The Contra Costa County coroner's office reported Sunday that Michael Rose, 46, of Pleasanton, was the driver killed in a...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by anon, on Dec 7, 2009 at 10:06 am | 51 comments | 3097 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mexican Market

I am fairly new to Pleasanton and wonder if anyone can tell me where I might find a mexican market. The grocery stores carry...

Original post made by Jillian on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by Paul Morgan, on Dec 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm | 22 comments | 3096 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Rural Tennessee fire sparks conservative ideological debate

Here's the short version of what happened: In rural Obion County, homeowners must pay $75 annually for fire protection services...

Original post made by Me Too on Oct. 6, 2010
Last comment by curly, on Oct 7, 2010 at 11:18 pm | 22 comments | 3095 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

'Paper or plastic?' Neither after next Jan. 1

Starting next Jan. 1, shoppers in Pleasanton will have to use their own bags for groceries and other merchandise or pay for...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Gary S., on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 83 comments | 3089 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Question to Union Proponents

There has been much negative press regarding private equity firms this election cycle. They are despised and blamed for...

Original post made by GX on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by Bored, too, on Sep 27, 2012 at 8:24 pm | 31 comments | 3088 Views

RESTAURANTS

Sushi Lovers Check Out Sozos

When it comes to making great sushi in Pleasanton, Sozos definitely comes in first place!...

Original post made by Tanya Schwenk on Feb. 27, 2007
Last comment by iwc, on Aug 9, 2007 at 8:59 pm | 2 comments | 3086 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton says no to higher affordable housing fees

With the local economy still recovering and competition increasing for large new retail and commercial investments, the Pleasanton...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Jack, on Oct 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm | 13 comments | 3086 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

UPDATE: Pleasanton Middle School investigated for compromised testing practices

Staff gathered at Pleasanton Middle School Thursday to discuss the withholding of the school's Academic Performance Index...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2007
Last comment by Pleasanton Resident, on Sep 11, 2007 at 9:07 am | 7 comments | 3085 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cindy McGovern and Karla Brown?

I have a great deal of respect for Cindy McGovern for her work on the School Board and City Council, respectively. She's...

Original post made by Mark on Sep. 12, 2010
Last comment by Eastside, on Jun 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm | 45 comments | 3085 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Drug House on 2nd St.?

Does anyone have an update on what is going on at this house? There is some sort of paper posted on the front door that...

Original post made by Dawn on Mar. 23, 2007
Last comment by Emily Atwood, on Nov 2, 2007 at 11:34 pm | 4 comments | 3082 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Retirement Benefit Excesses of California Public Employees

I was motivated to start this thread by comments made on another thread (regarding the San Ramon property tax initiative)....

Original post made by No Fear on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Cut, on May 12, 2009 at 7:15 am | 111 comments | 3081 Views

AROUND TOWN

Court to rule early next year on validity of Pleasanton housing cap

In a three-hour hearing in Alameda County Superior Court Friday, Judge Frank Roesch sparred repeatedly with Pleasanton's...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 22 comments | 3079 Views

RESTAURANTS

Any good bbq?

Just moved into the area, is there any good bbq around?...

Original post made by brisket bob on Aug. 13, 2011
Last comment by Drexl, on Sep 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm | 9 comments | 3077 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Coldstone Creamery closing its downtown Pleasanton store

The franchise owners of Coldstone Creamery in downtown Pleasanton are closing their store and moving out of Tully's Plaza...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by dave, on Apr 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm | 32 comments | 3077 Views
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