Local Blogs | PleasantonWeekly.com |

Local Blogs

Interested in becoming a blogger?   Show all bloggers


Sort by:  Most recent blog/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any blog label will display all recent posts on that blog

AROUND TOWN

Scholarships help us honor, remember Ryan Comer

Applications are now available for a $3,000 Ryan Comer Memorial Scholarship, but any eligible graduating senior needs to hurry. Applications must be received by...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 28, 2017
There are no comments yet. 347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown Pleasanton has special appeal

Pleasanton Downtown Association director Laura Olson wowed Realtors last week with her report of measures being taken to brighten nightlife in the city's downtown...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by Santhosh, on Feb 11, 2016 at 10:09 pm | 9 comments | 3228 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Beth Emek rabbi also a guitar-playing leader

Known as a flat-picking, singing, guitar-playing rabbi with a knack for off-beat Jewish tunes at the congregations he's served back East, Rabbi Laurence Milder...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 20, 2013
There are no comments yet. 2306 Views

AROUND TOWN

Whitney's legacy: A gold record

When John Whitney packs up his office next month as he retires as principal of Pleasanton Middle School, he'll be sure to take the Gold Record and guitar that...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 27, 2013
There are no comments yet. 2755 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thorne is 'Pro-business and proud of it'

"I'm pro-business and I'm proud of it!" With those words not heard from a Pleasanton mayor since Ken Mercer in the 1980s, Mayor Jerry Thorne...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 19, 2013
Last comment by john, on May 21, 2013 at 9:17 am | 20 comments | 3572 Views

AROUND TOWN

Something to sleep on

Not many high school juniors spend their free time sewing these days, but thanks to Libby Howard's love of fashion design, making clothes and a commitment to...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Apr. 8, 2013
There are no comments yet. 3152 Views

AROUND TOWN

March Madness and TV30

If your Uncle Harry in Chicago needs a breath of spring air after the 10 inches of snow that city received this week, have him tune in to TV30 for a look at Arden...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 15, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4788 Views

AROUND TOWN

9 out of 10 business leaders say they like Pleasanton

A recent survey of Pleasanton business leaders showed that they like doing business here, they and their employees like Pleasanton schools, like living here and...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 13, 2013
There are no comments yet. 3386 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hosterman's city skills going viral

Some of us thought that Jennifer Hosterman traveled a lot when she was Pleasanton's mayor, a post she left just two months ago when she was termed out of office...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Feb. 9, 2013
There are no comments yet. 3141 Views

AROUND TOWN

An exciting January for us and the news

January has been an exciting month, with President Obama's festive inauguration and parade, with Governor Brown's new budget wiping away a deficit that...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jan 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 1 comment | 3684 Views

AROUND TOWN

Here comes the band (and how it happens)

As the announcer for the Tri-Valley's 16th annual Veterans Day parade on Nov. 4, I had the easy job of joining my fellow veterans who put this event together...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Nov. 11, 2012
There are no comments yet. 4248 Views

AROUND TOWN

At 50th high school reunion, who are all these people?

Whenever the time comes to join your high school graduating class for its 50th reunion, be sure to go. That's the call Nancy Harrington has put out after attending...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Oct. 8, 2012
There are no comments yet. 5100 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tom Richert: An entrepreneur who doesn't stop

It's quite a stretch from the tony venture capital investors' offices along Page Mill Road in Palo Alto to a lumberyard in Pleasanton, but Tom Richert...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Rita Zumwalt, on Jul 25, 2012 at 11:31 am | 14 comments | 5926 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bob Athenour: Our sister city champ turns 80

Having just turned 80, Bob Athenour won't be skydiving out of a plane as former President George H. W. Bush did--and again two weeks ago on his 85th--but he...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 25, 2012 at 11:31 pm | 5 comments | 8146 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remembering our city of roses

Pleasanton once was known as a top rose-growing city in America, thanks to Jackson & Perkins (now bankrupt), which grew and developed roses here. Less known...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Dec. 28, 2011
There are no comments yet. 5653 Views

AROUND TOWN

What a parade!

Riding in the Pleasanton Weekly convertible in the Dec. 3 Christmas parade, I had a different perspective on this annual event that now is in its 40th year. Sitting...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Dec. 8, 2011
There are no comments yet. 5284 Views

AROUND TOWN

Veeva: A 'feel good' business in a life-saving industry

Pleasanton needs more entrepreneurs like Peter Gassner. A 15-year homeowner here in the Gates community with his wife Piyajit and their sons Filaa and Arin, Gassner...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Sep. 19, 2011
There are no comments yet. 4293 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wal-Mart eyeing old Nob Hill for new 'Market'

Wal-Mart eyeing old Nob Hill for new 'Market' Wal-Mart, the country's largest retailer, is seeking a Pleasanton city permit to open one of its...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Mal, on Aug 25, 2011 at 8:10 am | 44 comments | 6563 Views

AROUND TOWN

Salute veterans on Memorial Day in Pleasanton

Memorial Day ceremonies are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, with the observance this year moved to Centennial Park on the open grounds next to the Pleasanton Senior...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 30, 2011
There are no comments yet. 4503 Views

AROUND TOWN

Special Olympics' Ken Mano just keeps on giving

Ken Mano just keeps on giving. Fresh off the gymnasium floor of Amador Valley High School where he coordinated the eighth annual Special Olympics basketball tournament,...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by Dick Mano, on May 27, 2011 at 7:22 pm | 1 comment | 5843 Views
1 2 3 4 > >>
Page 1 of 4

Assemblyman proposes driving up housing costs to delight unions
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 2,310 views

“Give Me Liberty AND Give Me Death”?
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 622 views

My New Letter to President Trump
By Roz Rogoff | 6 comments | 579 views

Scholarships help us honor, remember Ryan Comer
By Jeb Bing | 0 comments | 347 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

Find Camps Here