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Hanukkah fare: Stories behind foods intrinsic to the Jewish Festival of Lights

At the heart of the Hanukkah holiday, perhaps, is oil. Oil that has come to symbolize for the Jewish people light in the...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by grish, on Dec 19, 2017 at 3:16 am | 4 comments | 1831 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pleasanton police looking for suspects in assault

The Pleasanton Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding three suspects who they say recently assaulted...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by Stating the Obvious, on Dec 18, 2017 at 12:13 pm | 6 comments | 3662 Views

SPORTS

Falcon rises: Michael Smith's long road back to the court after horrific leg injury

"When I first realized I was hurt, I felt my ankle was just dangling there," recalled Smith, now a senior at Foothill. "I...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2017
Last comment by Gary Wineger, on Dec 16, 2017 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 2392 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton: Man arrested on suspicion of battery on BART train operator

A Berkeley man was arrested early Sunday morning at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station on suspicion of battery on a BART...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by marry, on Dec 16, 2017 at 3:46 am | 8 comments | 1650 Views

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Pleasanton: Meeting Tuesday on potential county child care sales tax measure

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley is hosting a public information session on Tuesday night at the Pleasanton Senior Center...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2017
Last comment by carlos, on Dec 15, 2017 at 2:07 pm | 8 comments | 1684 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Editorial: Steinle verdict -- Let's channel our frustration

The acquittal last week of the person charged with killing Kate Steinle left many in Kate's hometown of Pleasanton feeling...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Rider, on Dec 14, 2017 at 4:27 pm | 47 comments | 2344 Views

RESTAURANTS

'Gambling With Death': Castlewood murders profiled on TV show ahead of 10th anniversary

One of the most infamous crimes in Pleasanton history has been revisited in a television program with the 10th anniversary...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2199 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board expected to appoint new president, vice president Monday

The Pleasanton school board is set to elect a new president and vice president at their last regular meeting of 2017 on Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2017
Last comment by cover up, on Dec 13, 2017 at 11:24 am | 7 comments | 2036 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

City Council OKs budget report, allocates $6.5M surplus

The city's general fund finished the 2016-17 fiscal year with a nearly $6.5 million surplus due to higher revenues and lower...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by Map, on Dec 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm | 6 comments | 1621 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Program collects bus tickets for homeless in Tri-Valley

Winter can be an especially difficult time for homeless residents. Though many nonprofits, churches and other organizations...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by sabina, on Dec 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 807 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton Weekly wrong on Costco

The role of the press in a functioning democracy is to educate the public so they can make good decisions about their elected...

Original post made by Matt Sullivan on Nov. 28, 2017
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 9, 2017 at 8:30 am | 51 comments | 1674 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton council finalizes rezoning for proposed Costco site

The Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday completed the process of creating a new economic development zone on Johnson Drive...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by WOW, on Dec 8, 2017 at 3:18 pm | 32 comments | 2798 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

City Council to consider final rezoning for new Costco site

The Pleasanton City Council is set to weigh adopting an ordinance Tuesday to rezone land near the I-580/I-680 interchange...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by WOW, on Dec 8, 2017 at 8:12 am | 5 comments | 1421 Views

AROUND TOWN

DA: 'The responsibility is mine' for any failures in Steinle case

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon on Tuesday defended the work of prosecutors following last week's acquittal...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Yeah, right, on Dec 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm | 3 comments | 1297 Views

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Crowds turn out for Foothill Band Review

Residents and visitors lined downtown Pleasanton streets Saturday morning to watch a parade of 35 middle and high school...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2017
Last comment by Amilaa, on Dec 6, 2017 at 5:16 am | 2 comments | 1281 Views

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Political Correctness and the Criminal Element

Part of article by Graig Andresen Writing for National Patriot and Right Side Patriots November 11, 2015: "The Department...

Original post made by Michael Austin on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Realist, on Dec 5, 2017 at 1:41 am | 4 comments | 438 Views

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Two Democrats announce campaigns to unseat Assemblywoman Baker

An attorney from Orinda and an Army veteran from Walnut Creek have recently announced that they plan to run against incumbent...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Pete, on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:05 pm | 14 comments | 3325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Valley Humane coordinator wins national award

The education coordinator at Valley Humane Society has been selected by a national animal education nonprofit as its 2017...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Congratulations!, on Dec 3, 2017 at 9:44 am | 2 comments | 1848 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

$107 million contract awarded for I-680 northbound express lane

Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC), in conjunction with Caltrans, has awarded a $107 million contract for the...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2017
Last comment by KeepinItReal, on Dec 3, 2017 at 12:51 am | 13 comments | 3433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Verdict reached in Steinle murder trial

Jurors reached a verdict Thursday in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the 45-year-old Mexican citizen charged in the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent , on Dec 2, 2017 at 8:43 pm | 51 comments | 4372 Views
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Sound and Fury over Vile and Slur-ry
By Tom Cushing | 89 comments | 1,338 views

New state housing requirements could affect Pleasanton
By Jeb Bing | 6 comments | 540 views