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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pension reform - in a perspective we can all understand

The CA pension system is underfunded by $198.2 billion dollars. This is from Sec. of State John Chiang, November 2014. ...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Unfunded Pension Liability, on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:31 am | 13 comments | 417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Landfill-like smell around East Pleasanton?

Was wondering if anyone has noticed a "landfill"-like smell in the evenings around the Ironwood/Mohr park area lately. Was...

Original post made by DaveY on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Jan 14, 2015 at 10:01 am | 1 comment | 219 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Public preview of proposed math instructional materials

The Pleasanton school district will be having the proposed K-12 math instructional materials available for public preview...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by West side observer, on Jan 14, 2015 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 1747 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local sister-brother duo net bronze at world championships

Siblings Nikita and Vedant Chauhan, members of the ClubSport Pleasanton junior racquetball team, earned individual and team...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 14, 2015 at 9:17 am | 2 comments | 1444 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton woman leaves city $1.5 million estate

Just saw the following news story in the San Jose Mercury news. Thanks to Pleasantonian Jean Phyllis Jones. "Longtime...

Original post made by Damon on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 14, 2015 at 7:29 am | 1 comment | 317 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school board meets tomorrow for 3rd look at 2015-16 calendar

The Pleasanton school board will be taking another look at the previously-approved modified lite calendar during Tuesday's...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 47 comments | 5172 Views

AROUND TOWN

What are they building?

Does anyone know what they are building across from Bart, near the Oracle and Kaiser buildings? Looks like a big project!...

Original post made by Ptown Mom on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by BobB, on Jan 13, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 6 comments | 461 Views

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Pleasanton house fire causes about $200,000 in damages

A house fire on Touriga Drive in Pleasanton Sunday caused about $200,000 in damage and left the home uninhabitable. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 8 comments | 4068 Views

SPORTS

Parking fees to rise to $3 Jan. 26 at BART stations serving Pleasanton

Parking fees will jump to $3 a day Jan. 26 at the two BART stations serving Pleasanton - West Dublin/Pleasanton next to Stoneridge...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by What, No Ebonics?, on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:20 am | 32 comments | 4332 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

'Spare the Air' alert rules out wood burning fireplaces Christmas Day

Some may call the air quality district managers scrooges while many others will be able to breathe a sigh of relief today...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:33 am | 27 comments | 2096 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core math workshop, instructional materials fair today

The Pleasanton school district is scheduled to host a Common Core Math Workshop and Instructional Materials Fair today. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2015
Last comment by Soooo, on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 2549 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman, 72, injured in robbery near West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station

A 72-year-old woman suffered a large cut to the face Wednesday afternoon during a strong-arm robbery near the West Dublin/Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm | 7 comments | 1783 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Calendar on school board agenda Tuesday

The school board is meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 with the school calendar issue back on the agenda. The meeting is...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 10, 2015 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Alisal teacher named 'Symetra Hero in the Classroom'

An Alisal Elementary School third-grade teacher was named a "Symetra Hero in the Classroom" by Symetra, Wells Fargo and the...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Lennis Sadler, on Jan 9, 2015 at 9:56 pm | 2 comments | 3304 Views

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Pleasanton teacher named 'Educator of the Year'

Eric Thiel, Amador Valley AP biology teacher and Science Department chair, has been named 2014 Claes Nobel Educator of the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by PLEASANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL, on Jan 9, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 3 comments | 1980 Views

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Truck carrying 45,000 pounds of beer overturns on I-580

A big-rig carrying 45,000 pounds of beer overturned, blocking two lanes of I-580 in Pleasanton Thursday morning. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm | 3 comments | 1862 Views

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John Madden retires, coming home to Pleasanton

Famed sportscaster and football coach John Madden will soon be coming home to Pleasanton after his announcement yesterday...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm | 22 comments | 5077 Views

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Sisters get 5 years probation in Livermore child abuse case

Two sisters were sentenced today to five years' probation for their felony conviction for willfully harming a child for binding...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by sadden parent, on Jan 9, 2015 at 8:27 am | 5 comments | 1704 Views

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City Council adopts new Housing Element with development limits through 2023

The Pleasanton City Council begrudgingly adopted a new Housing Element Tuesday that includes the 70 acres rezoned last year...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Jan 8, 2015 at 4:23 pm | 9 comments | 3817 Views

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Safeway to pay $9.87 million as settlement of environmental violations

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Wynne S. Carvill has ordered Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. to pay $9.87 million as part...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by BIG BROTHER, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:25 am | 2 comments | 2675 Views
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The House of Representatives performs history’s first repeat hara-kiri
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