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Pleasanton school board to vote Tuesday on 2016-17 calendar

Pleasanton's school board is set decide whether to change the district's instructional calendar and debate hiring a survey...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2016
Last comment by Jack, 0 hours ago | 31 comments | 2682 Views

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Sacrificing for Success: Unseen struggles

The average household income in Pleasanton was $145,000 in 2014, and the median single-family home was $732,000. Many believe...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, 23 minutes ago | 24 comments | 4450 Views

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Pleasanton Council honors the late Jean Jones

Actions by the Pleasanton City Council have wrapped up final affairs for Jean Jones, who died last year in her home at 309...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Jennifer Nelson, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 628 Views

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Pleasanton mayor, other East Bay leaders make demands of BART ahead of possible bond measure

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne and other East Bay leaders met last week to chart a course necessary for BART leaders to earn...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Mike, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 748 Views

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Lund Ranch referendum petitions due at 5 p.m. tonight

Proponents of placing a measure on the June ballot to overturn the City Council's approval of a 43-home development in Lund...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Alexis B, 21 hours ago | 68 comments | 2009 Views

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Police seeking gunman who robbed Arby's restaurant on Owens Drive

Police are seeking a suspect who robbed Arby's restaurant on Owens Drive near Hopyard Road at gunpoint Saturday night, making...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by Sam, on Feb 3, 2016 at 8:08 pm | 12 comments | 1687 Views

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Allen Roberts, Karla Brown, the Lund Ranch II referendum petition & unanswered questions

Per today's (2/3/16) PW article, 'Referendum opponents complain to City Council about strong-arm tactics of signature gatherers,'...

Original post made by Resident of Ventana Hills on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by iwasthere, on Feb 3, 2016 at 2:13 pm | 5 comments | 183 Views

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Missing San Ramon 8-year-old found safe in Pleasanton

An 8-year-old non-verbal autistic boy was found safe in Pleasanton yesterday, two hours after being lost near Rancho San...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by kbenson, on Feb 3, 2016 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 717 Views

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Superintendent search firm to hold final Pleasanton forum tonight

The Pleasanton school district's contracted superintendent search firm McPherson & Jacobson held four community meetings...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1052 Views

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Backers of measure to stop Lund Ranch development face Feb. 5 deadline

Backers of a proposed referendum to overturn the City Council's approval of a housing development on Lund Ranch will be at...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by SeniorCitizen, on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:30 am | 43 comments | 3583 Views

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Tri-Valley Y honors 3 with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. award

More than 200 supporters of the Tri-Valley YMCA filled the ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel in Pleasanton Monday to salute...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Great to see, on Jan 30, 2016 at 9:32 pm | 6 comments | 2761 Views

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OPINION: Lund Ranch decision shows Measure PP works

The decision on Tuesday by the Pleasanton City Council to approve a 43-home development on Lund Ranch II shows that Measure...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Resident of Ventana Hills, on Jan 30, 2016 at 5:59 pm | 39 comments | 2459 Views

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Response to PW 1/29/16 Editorial "Why not a referendum?" I'll tell you why

Dear Pleasanton Weekly editorial board (and all of Pleasanton): If you believe for a minute that a referendum will "end...

Original post made by Resident of Ventana Hills on Jan. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 88 Views

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Foothill DECA takes top honors in managerial competition

Foothill's entrepreneur program, DECA, won high honors at a recent San Ramon career skills competition. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Keelie, on Jan 28, 2016 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 1243 Views

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Local girl scout troop collects coats for homeless

Fifth-grade Pleasanton Girl Scout Troop 31497 organized a coat drive for homeless individuals in Oakland over the holiday...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Jennifer Stockard, on Jan 28, 2016 at 7:26 am | 1 comment | 534 Views

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Opinions due today on school district's survey for new superintendent

The Pleasanton school district launched a survey this week so all residents can give their input on what qualities they'd...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2016
There are no comments yet. 706 Views

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A short meeting but lots of action at Pleasanton Council meeting

In a super-short 48-minute-long meeting last night, the Pleasanton City Council rezoned downtown site for combined residential...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by City Council watcher, on Jan 21, 2016 at 9:38 pm | 17 comments | 2093 Views

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Outlook 2016: Good times are back for Pleasanton

With the city's tax receipts projected to be at a record high this year and millions of dollars in new residential and commercial...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 11 comments | 4139 Views

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Jury acquits Livermore soccer coach in child molestation case

A Livermore youth soccer coach has been found not guilty after being accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl at a summer...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Mr. Wu, on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:52 am | 2 comments | 2403 Views

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New principal prompts excitement, questions of leadership turnover from Walnut Grove parents

Parents and guardians gathered into a Walnut Grove Elementary auditorium Thursday night to hear about the school's future...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by Curious, on Jan 13, 2016 at 8:54 am | 5 comments | 3008 Views
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