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BOOKS & MOVIES

See 'Race to Nowhere' tonight

"Race to Nowhere" shows the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in an "achievement-obsessed" public...

Original post made on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by Sold Out, on May 18, 2010 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 6117 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pedestrian Safety

This particular thread is directed to what appeared to be a large school type group walking downtown shortly after the...

Original post made by Anonymous on May. 17, 2010
Last comment by U HAVE NO CLUE, on May 18, 2010 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 1788 Views

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Peddler Shoppe open today

The Peddler Shoppe in the lobby of the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. is where talented local senior artisans...

Original post made on May. 17, 2010
Last comment by S Curtis, on May 17, 2010 at 9:10 pm | 6 comments | 1550 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

How Does China Get A Pass?

Here's my question to my fellow Pleasantonians: How come China gets a pass from critique and analysis of the problems we...

Original post made by Concerned About China on May. 17, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on May 17, 2010 at 8:18 pm | 11 comments | 1318 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Volunteerism: What does Alum Rock know that we don't?

When I left the Budget Advisory Committee in the fall, I was pushing the issue of parent volunteers offsetting the impact...

Original post made by Al Cohen on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Thomas Paineful, on May 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm | 42 comments | 3306 Views

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Whats Going On With Vintage Hills Shopping Center????

I can remember when Flair Market was the grocery store and then Romley's market. Even the old chinese place and the pizza...

Original post made by Donald on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by Fotis, on May 17, 2010 at 2:27 am | 26 comments | 3220 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

OMG...Extremely Sobering New Book: "The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency (Hardcover)"

I am having difficulty sleeping at night and this book is a major contributor. But it is ESSENTIAL for all to understand...

Original post made by Very Concerned on May. 13, 2010
Last comment by mark, on May 17, 2010 at 12:24 am | 12 comments | 1364 Views

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Tri-Valley sees 14 home foreclosures in latest report

Four home foreclosures were announced this week in Pleasanton, with another five foreclosures reported in Livermore, three...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by wooden, on May 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm | 38 comments | 3264 Views

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Thousands expected to join in 'Bay to Breakers' competition Sunday

Runners are gearing up for San Francisco's annual Bay to Breakers event on Sunday, but running is merely an afterthought...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Qwerty, on May 16, 2010 at 6:50 pm | 2 comments | 1648 Views

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Wounded Warriors Project plans fundraiser next Sunday

"Road Warriors 2010," a fundraiser for wounded military heroes, will hold its kick off event next Sunday, May 23, at the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2010
Last comment by Patti Cowger, on May 16, 2010 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 1997 Views

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Downtown Statues

Im not crazy about them. Some look like real people with metallic face paint and they are all in odd locations. Were these...

Original post made by Resident on May. 13, 2010
Last comment by olive, on May 15, 2010 at 4:54 pm | 4 comments | 1478 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Stay Classy Republicans: GOP Candidate Brad Goehring wants to "thin the liberal herd"

See link for full article http://thinkprogress.org/2010/05/12/goehring-hunting-liberals/ In California’s 11th congressional...

Original post made by Davis on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on May 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm | 8 comments | 1442 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Palo Alto sees record 79.36% approval for parcel tax

Palo Alto voters have said a resounding "yes" to their public schools. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=4046...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on May 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm | 66 comments | 3666 Views

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Two arrested in daytime break-in attempt

Two incidents in one day have prompted Pleasanton police to ask local residents to keep an eye out for suspicious people. Read...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by don't answer, on May 15, 2010 at 6:25 am | 3 comments | 1217 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

how to be a 21st Century AMERICAN

We sure talk a lot lately about how to be politically correct, socially correct, environmentally correct...correct, correct,...

Original post made by Doug Bell on May. 15, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1497 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Non-religious: A growing movement

You may or may not be aware of a growing movement around the world. It is comprised of people who have no use for religion,...

Original post made by Curious on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by On my own, on May 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm | 20 comments | 1549 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed...

Original post made by mark on May. 13, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on May 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 1411 Views

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'Opening Day' event scheduled at Del Valle regional park tomorrow

East Bay Regional Park District officials will hold an "opening day" event tomorrow for a visitor center at the Del Valle...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on May 14, 2010 at 1:32 pm | 1 comment | 1710 Views

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How many "No On D" signs can one city handle LOL?

So I was coming home from Mother's day shopping last weekend when low and behold, I see one Kay Ayala planting "No On D"...

Original post made by trying to understand D on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by sknywench, on May 14, 2010 at 11:23 am | 73 comments | 3764 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

San Ramon Target closed briefly while police search for juvenile jail escapees

San Ramon's Target Greatland store was closed for awhile yesterday while police from that city searched inside for teens...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Vigilante, on May 14, 2010 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 2240 Views
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Tri-Valley cities rank high in poll
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 560 views