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AROUND TOWN

Oak Grove development plan back before City Council tonight

A plan to build 51 luxury homes in the hills above Kottinger Ranch will come back for consideration by the Pleasanton City...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm | 12 comments | 1603 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why is Pleasanton Garbage Service so slow in switching out cans?

I called Pleasanton Garbage the other day to inquire when I'll be getting a smaller garbage can -- I ordered one back in...

Original post made by A resident on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tony F., on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 31 comments | 3139 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

10-year-old cancer survivor raises money for research

As medicine and technology improve, there are, fortunately, more and more people who can say they survived cancer. But Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by bonnniee, on Jan 25, 2010 at 4:15 am | 1 comment | 1595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

De La Salle - do they belong in EBAL

OK, so I know that the Mt. Diablo school dist. does not want them in their league but, do they belong in our league? I...

Original post made by Marc on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by dth, on Jan 24, 2010 at 9:57 pm | 14 comments | 1467 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shoppers flee gunfire in Southland Mall yesterday but no one injured

Hayward police are investigating an incident at Southland Mall in which a man fired multiple gunshots in the mall's parking...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1877 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crutches, Canes, Wheelchairs, and Walkers needed for Haiti

Local residents can clean out their garages and closets to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The Rotary Club of Pleasanton...

Original post made by Rotary on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by Rotary, on Jan 24, 2010 at 12:02 am | 1 comment | 1313 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Care to see new results of the War on Poverty's "Head Start" Program?

How's that "Head Start" program doing, you wonder? Remember, it was created in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty"...

Original post made by Janet on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by westsider, on Jan 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm | 1 comment | 1143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Would you, could you in the rain?

Would you, could you in the rain? Why are the students of PMS spending their lunch period in 40 degree temps in the pouring...

Original post made by A PMS parent on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by lunch lady, on Jan 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm | 5 comments | 1510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schwarzenegger budget projects less spending for CSR

http://www.contracostatimes.com/education/ci_14204413 My favorite quote after financially strangling schools the last...

Original post made by scattergram on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 23, 2010 at 11:26 am | 6 comments | 1394 Views

RESTAURANTS

Main Street Brewery is now like a strip club?

We have long taken friends from out of town and even younger ones over the years to the Main Street Brewery for good music,...

Original post made by Chris on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 23, 2010 at 1:16 am | 49 comments | 6435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Makes a Great Teacher?

It is an important question to ask because teacher quality has a great influence on student achievement. An educational...

Original post made by Stacey on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by dublinmike, on Jan 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm | 24 comments | 1960 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Weely Holiday Fund raises $466,732 for Tri-Valley needy

The Pleasanton Weekly wraps up its 2009 Holiday Fund today with a record-high $93,346 raised in direct contributions and...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Proofreader, on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:06 pm | 1 comment | 1335 Views

AROUND TOWN

What is the best conservative, Christian family-values neighborhood in Pleasanton?

I recently accepted a job in Pleasanton, and I’m moving here with my family from Oklahoma City. As a strong Christian conservative...

Original post made by BibleComesFirst on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by momtotwo, on Jan 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm | 17 comments | 1676 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Eye-Opening Article: Obama's Plans = Goals of Communist Party of USA

This year-old article is eye-opening to those who have not yet been awakened to what Obama's "Hope and Change" is all about....

Original post made by Jeff on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Unbelievable, on Jan 22, 2010 at 11:19 am | 3 comments | 1115 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Abortion groups plan opposing rallies Saturday

Opposing voices in the abortion debate will meet Saturday at the foot of San Francisco's Market Street for competing events...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by reasonable, on Jan 22, 2010 at 9:49 am | 10 comments | 1586 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

County gets $11 million in stimulus funds to fight blight

Alameda County will receive $11 million in federal stimulus funding to help fight blight and stabilize neighborhoods that...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:04 am | 8 comments | 1625 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Massachusetts Miracle

I love it. Are you taking notes, Mr. McNerney? We are fed up with you ramming horrible and unwanted bills down our throats....

Original post made by Jeff on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Big Poppa, on Jan 22, 2010 at 1:46 am | 7 comments | 16082 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Only 2 Days Left to Comment on the BART/Livermore Proposal to Build Elevated Tracks Over Staples Ranch

While I have long been in support of this particular extension, I am concerned that most of the proposed routes do not follow...

Original post made by Billie on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Livermoron, on Jan 21, 2010 at 10:44 pm | 15 comments | 2133 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Sen. Boxer ready for re-election battle against any of increasing number of GOP challengers

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer dropped by a San Jose bus maintenance facility Friday to tout local stimulus-funded projects and...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm | 4 comments | 1287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scool Budget Crisis: Have we really thought outside the box?

A couple of months ago I resigned from the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) due to a growing frustration that this was an...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 21, 2010 at 10:30 am | 148 comments | 4376 Views
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