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Father in car at Stoneridge Mall robbed with 2 children in back seat

A father sitting in his parked car at Stoneridge Shopping Center with two young children in the back seat Saturday afternoon...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Mar 11, 2015 at 7:09 am | 12 comments | 5580 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school test scores fall slightly

Pleasanton Unified School District is one of many in California that showed declines in STAR test results, although locally,...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Physics, on Aug 18, 2013 at 12:13 am | 10 comments | 5572 Views

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Tri-Valley Hero: Easing school registration

From the comfort of their own home or even from their hotel room on a family vacation, some Pleasanton school parents were...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Other, on Nov 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm | 12 comments | 5560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Surprised on high district pensions!

I had always thought that school district employees were fairly paid but not highly paid. Then I went to www.CaliforniaPensionReform.com...

Original post made by Jill on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by comment, on Apr 2, 2011 at 8:44 am | 56 comments | 5556 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Memorials slated for 19-year-old woman killed in car crash

A visitation for Laurel Alice Williams, 19, who was killed Saturday in a car accident, will be held from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 26, 2008 at 11:06 pm | 13 comments | 5554 Views

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School board looks at locations for new elementaries

With the need for two new elementary schools and hundreds of millions of dollars in repairs to existing facilities, the Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 3, 2014 at 5:11 pm | 20 comments | 5554 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alameda County Fair announces concert lineup

Representatives of the Alameda County Fair have announced the lineup for the 2014 "Big O Tires Concert Series." Read the...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by William Tell, on May 26, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 4 comments | 5549 Views

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Pleasanton names new finance director

Tina Olson has been named the new Finance Director for the city of Pleasanton, succeeding Emily Wagner, who is retiring but...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Jan 26, 2015 at 11:42 am | 6 comments | 5549 Views

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Stoneridge Drive, Stoneridge Creek now open

Traffic on newly-opened Stoneridge Drive moved smoothly Friday and over the weekend following a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Burt, on Nov 12, 2013 at 12:54 am | 22 comments | 5542 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Quake reported just south of Pleasanton

A 3.7-magnitude earthquake struck just south of Pleasanton Tuesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by mary, on Oct 15, 2009 at 9:32 am | 8 comments | 5540 Views

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Pleasanton's school board candidates: A primer

Voter information pamphlets have been mailed out to Pleasanton's 41,152 registered voters, followed by mail-in ballots on...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by We need a change and Bower or Laursen are not it., on Oct 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm | 35 comments | 5529 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sixteenth molestation charge added against Germain

Investigators are looking into the past of Henry John Germain, an accused child molester, which is leading them to Southern...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by Joan Ledoux, on Nov 19, 2008 at 1:48 pm | 68 comments | 5529 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidate Sandy Piderit wants new ways of thinking about education

Concern for the future of education in Pleasanton led Sandy Piderit to run for the school board, she told a small crowd at...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Sep 11, 2010 at 9:51 am | 55 comments | 5528 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are our school leaders truly selecting the best and brightest to teach our children?

My husband and I relocated to Pleasanton because of the quality of our schools. Top schools should recruit top talent, don't...

Original post made by Concerned on Jul. 7, 2008
Last comment by PoP, on Aug 28, 2008 at 1:24 pm | 93 comments | 5524 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Media Suppresses Truth: Afraid of Obama's Persecution?

It is possible that the Obama administration's ruthless and unprecedented oppression of American media is having its effect....

Original post made by Shout Freedom on May. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jon, on May 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 5514 Views

AROUND TOWN

Christmas Day burglary suspects arrested

Pleasanton police arrested four men yesterday who are suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of of metal, electrical...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Cornell, on Jan 26, 2015 at 4:29 am | 14 comments | 5514 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vandalism at Walnut Grove causes safety, privacy concerns

Some recent events involving minor vandalism to cars parked at Walnut Grove Elementary School have caused the school and...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by CarPark, on Oct 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm | 17 comments | 5510 Views

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Pleasanton school board to look at social media guidelines tonight

The Pleasanton school board will be reviewing and discussing Pleasanton schools social media guidelines during Tuesday night's...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by marie, on Mar 10, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 1 comment | 5510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board member's wife on union team

At first glance, it might seem like a conflict of interest that Pleasanton school board member Jeff Bowser and his wife are...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2011
Last comment by woody, on Feb 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 105 comments | 5508 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mayors, regional leaders celebrate completion of 1st phase of widened Highway 84

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne joined other city, civic and regional leaders this week in officially marking the completion...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by philip a santos, on Nov 1, 2014 at 9:48 am | 13 comments | 5508 Views
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