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SCHOOLS & KIDS

pleasanton motorcycle death?

I'm under the impression that a middle-aged Pleasanton woman died in a motorcycle accident on May 15 or 16, 2009, but I've...

Original post made by Al on May. 17, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on May 18, 2009 at 10:56 am | 2 comments | 1430 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Earthquake strikes near the Geysers; follows bigger quake in L.A. last night

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 struck this morning in Sonoma County. Read...

Original post made on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by Megan S., on May 18, 2009 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 1345 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Propositions don't make sense. See fact sheet

If the propositions pass, we face a 15 billion dollar deficit. If they fail, we face a 21 billion dollar deficit. Let...

Original post made by Resident on May. 18, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1123 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Give Them the Tools? Give me a break!

A recent radio ad in favor of the state propositions really torqued me off this weekend. It says that voting in favor of...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on May. 18, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1180 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Time for a Measure G Town Hall before the June 2 vote?

With three weeks to go before the June 2 vote, and with all the new fiscal troubles at the state level that are projected...

Original post made by Carl on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by resident, on May 17, 2009 at 9:31 pm | 65 comments | 1820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where the $9.7 million estimate for cuts came from

Last night at the school board meeting, around 9:35 or 9:40 pm, Luz Cazares provided a recap of why the cabinet and board...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by parent, on May 17, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 55 comments | 2166 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sprucing up Shadow Cliffs

An interpretive center to educate children and adults about the ecological system and how the lake is replenished. A dog...

Original post made on May. 17, 2009
Last comment by Dream on, on May 17, 2009 at 8:43 am | 1 comment | 1360 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pool fees reduced to $1 as Pleasanton braces for weekend heat wave

The city of Pleasanton cut its pool feels to $1 for today and tomorrow as Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley brace for temperatures...

Original post made on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on May 16, 2009 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 1448 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

It's 'Spring Fling' downtown tonight

"It's a Spring Fling" will he held in downtown Pleasanton from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight, with shops, restaurants and businesses...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Debbie, Owner of Savvy Seconds, on May 16, 2009 at 7:20 pm | 3 comments | 1336 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Scores wear decorated bras in walk through downtown to raise funds for breast cancer research

Scores of women and men wearing decorated bras walked along Main Street Saturday night in the fourth annual Bras for the...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Katie, on May 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm | 4 comments | 1287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CDE press release on Governor's upcoming cuts to public education

Schools Chief Jack O'Connell Decries Proposed New Cuts to Public Education Governor's May Budget Revision Cuts Billions from...

Original post made by Tony E. on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on May 16, 2009 at 3:48 pm | 10 comments | 1122 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Prop. 1A won't cure state's overspending

There is a great opinion piece on the Sacramento Bee about Proposition 1A. It is at: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/story/1863195.html?mi_rss=Opinion Some...

Original post made by Prop 1A Info on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by jay, on May 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 1156 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

RV show opens Saturday at fairgrounds

Despite a troubled economy, organizers of Pleasanton's 21st annual Manufacturers' RV Show aren't worried about attendance...

Original post made on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Keith Benson, on May 16, 2009 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

There are NO guarantees in G

I posted earlier my objection to Measure G because it doesn't guarantee CSR. CSR is something I believe is important. But...

Original post made by Ptown resident on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on May 16, 2009 at 11:18 am | 9 comments | 1232 Views

AROUND TOWN

Berry Patch Grows and Blooms in place of DoodleBug

Although it is always sad to see a store close there is reason to celebrate the "Berry Patch" as they take their place in...

Original post made by Claudette McDermott on May. 16, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1244 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Warning (especially to Democrats): Controversial 2-Minute Videoclip (on "Greedy" Capitalism!)

Warning: This 2-minute videoclip may change your views in favor of the 'horrible, unfair, greedy, etc." system of capitalism....

Original post made by paul on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Earned every penny, on May 15, 2009 at 11:29 pm | 3 comments | 1283 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Weekly--The Change is for the Worse

The Pleasanton Weekly was much better before this odd change in format. Look at page 22 of the recent issue. You barely...

Original post made by Karen on May. 15, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1019 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mountaiin Mikes Showdown...It's On!

So I saw the other day that Mountain Mikes next to Nob Hill and Togos has all you can eat salad, pizza and desert for $5.99...

Original post made by I. Eaton Moore on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by I. Eaton Moore, on May 15, 2009 at 8:26 pm | 14 comments | 2244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Public Sector Unions Growing Power

An outstanding analysis of the growing power of public sector unions is in the Wall Stree Journal's Editorial page. This...

Original post made by Ceasar on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Bad Business, on May 15, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 16 comments | 1384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Save Pleasanton Schools - campaigning with fiction?

Save Pleasanton Schools posted a video of a KPIX news clip at the top of their home page. And on Sunday e-mailed a link to...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on May 15, 2009 at 3:54 pm | 65 comments | 2458 Views
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