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Pleasanton Council OKs 9-building apartment complex next to I-680 freeway

The Pleasanton City Council Tuesday approved a developer's plan to build nine three-story-high apartment buildings and 97...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Scott Walsh, on Sep 8, 2013 at 8:45 am | 22 comments | 2605 Views

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'University' founder facing federal charges blocked from opening new Pleasanton campus

Even as she was facing charges for running a bogus university, Susan Xiao-Ping was working to set up another unaccredited...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Clueless?, on Sep 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm | 16 comments | 2609 Views

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Big rig fire fills sky with smoke, snarls rush hour traffic Friday

Smoke billows from a vehicle fire on 580 West and Santa Rita Friday during the evening rush hour Friday. A big rig caught...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by One day, on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:44 am | 1 comment | 3435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Attorney General steps in -- shutters Pleasanton city mgr/planning dept approved University

Seems that the Attorney General has had to step in and nix the over-the-counter permit approval that Nelson Fiahlo (city...

Original post made by Deja Vu on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Deja Vu, on Sep 6, 2013 at 1:02 am | 8 comments | 1722 Views

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Lost Set of Car Keys

At last nights First Wednesday Street Fair someone dropped a set of car keys for a Toyota outside of Keller Williams on Main...

Original post made by Ashley on Sep. 5, 2013
There are no comments yet. 809 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Demolition work on 'old' Bay Bridge could take 3 years

With the new bridge finished, the question now is how to dismantle the 80-year-old bridge that's still standing. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 5, 2013 at 8:59 am | 9 comments | 1570 Views

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Tonight's East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force meeting postponed to next Thursday

The East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed to next Thursday, Sept. 12....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1357 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Does anyone have an update on the Aaron Hall case?

I'd love to hear his bail has also been revoked. We don't need convicted felons charged with more felonies and the father...

Original post made by Concerned on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:13 am | 17 comments | 2681 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Walmart Once Again Under Scrutiny

Workers who've been fired by Walmart for their activism set a Labor Day deadline for Walmart to rehire them and raise wages...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:05 am | 6 comments | 1144 Views

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Homeless on Valley Ave

Today I noticed a homeless man near the corner of Valley and Santa Rita - Safeway side, by the gas station. He had a cardboard...

Original post made by Curious on Sep. 1, 2013
Last comment by franco, on Sep 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm | 24 comments | 1215 Views

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Bay Bridge opens as drivers compete for 'first' trips across new eastern span

Hundreds of motorists followed CHP patrols cars and motorcycles starting at 10 p.m. last night to be among the first to cross...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by john, on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 3 comments | 11553 Views

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Plan for 9 apartment buildings, 97 homes goes to Council tonight

The Pleasanton City Council will consider a developer's plan tonight to build nine three-story-high apartment buildings and...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2013
Last comment by john, on Sep 3, 2013 at 10:12 am | 23 comments | 2476 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The Dignity of Work, and Those Who Deny It

On this day when we can reflect upon labor's heroic contributions to our country, Rush Limbaugh has spoken out. Asserting...

Original post made by Mike Cherry on Sep. 2, 2013
Last comment by john, on Sep 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm | 16 comments | 1269 Views

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Caledonian Club signs 5-year contract with Fairgrounds for Scottish Games

The Caledonian Club of San Francisco, promoters of the Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, announced Monday that they once...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 2, 2013 at 10:17 am | 2 comments | 1449 Views

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Downtown Pleasanton Hate Speech

Yesterday I encountered a very disturbing sight in downtown Pleasanton. A man was spouting hateful things, all boiling down...

Original post made by Mrs. Fields on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by Claudette McDermott, on Sep 2, 2013 at 9:52 am | 14 comments | 3655 Views

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Sensiba a boost for ValleyCare

With Obama-care changes coming next year along with reductions in what Medicare and private health insurance carriers will...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Really Blows, on Sep 2, 2013 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 2012 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Labor Faces Many Obstacles in Its Quest for Justice

The primary obstacle facing American workers today is capital, which can only do what it does best -- reap profits from workers'...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Sep. 1, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 2, 2013 at 8:25 am | 35 comments | 1294 Views

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Celebrating Labor's Just Cause on Labor Day

As we move toward celebration of another Labor Day, Americans are faced with a number of distressing trends within the political...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by pleasanton joe, on Sep 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm | 10 comments | 1363 Views

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Why are BART's unions different than others?

The SEIU, the largest union in Santa Clara County, approved a new contract giving workers a 5% raise over two years. The...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:29 am | 9 comments | 966 Views

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Unsafe, Overcrowded Wheels Bus at Amador Valley HS

Wheels continues to supply too few buses to Amador Valley High School. One bus at 3:00 p.m. for all of Vintage Hills and...

Original post made by av parent on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 31, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 10 comments | 3206 Views
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