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Pleasanton Hilton takes the name DoubleTree

The Pleasanton Hilton Hotel has been renamed DoubleTree in a move by the hotels' parent company to increase the use of the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Me Too, on Jul 25, 2014 at 12:12 am | 6 comments | 1795 Views

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Anyone Been Fined Yet for Water Overuse?

It's been more than 2 months since the City of Pleasanton posted that people would be fined for not cutting back ...

Original post made by highdiver on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Me Too, on Jul 25, 2014 at 12:08 am | 15 comments | 637 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board gives direction on 'discipline, release or dismissal' of employee

The Pleasanton school board held a special board meeting Friday morning and gave direction to legal counsel on the discipline,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Me Too, on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 20 comments | 5991 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Shrieking sound keeps Pleasanton residents awake at night

Distressing, unnerving and strange sounds have roused Pleasanton resident Keli Martinez in the middle of the night for several...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Me Too, on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:48 pm | 25 comments | 5132 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Are the police flying drones at night in Pleasanton?

I live in the Birch Creek Terrace townhomes, just south of Arroyo Del Valle, north of Vineyard between First and Bernal....

Original post made by PtownPete on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Euhhh?, on Jul 24, 2014 at 8:38 pm | 15 comments | 383 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton apartment complex tenants without water for 4 days

Residents at Pleasanton's Springhouse Apartments have been experiencing their own drought since Friday afternoon when the...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Julia A, on Jul 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm | 20 comments | 3642 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Public invited to forum on Pioneer Cemetery's future tomorrow night

A committee looking into ways to improve Pleasanton's Pioneer Cemetery will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow to consider...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by II, on Jul 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm | 23 comments | 1274 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Foreign buyers claiming 14% of home sales in California

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Tom F, on Jul 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 12 comments | 1365 Views

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Pleasanton’s “Relay for Life” raises $89,118 for the American Cancer Society’s fight against Cancer.

The “Relay for Life” event held in Pleasanton last weekend raised over $89,000 in the fight for cancer. Twenty-Six teams...

Original post made by Ken mano on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 182 Views

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Guest Opinion: Say No to unnecessary growth

Pleasanton residents have repeatedly shown overwhelming support for slow, balanced growth. The city is preparing to approve...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:37 pm | 9 comments | 1923 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Economic Tsunami Is Upon Us, Not

Okay, okay, so me and other right-wing scumbags lied about the so-called fiscal crisis. But if you want to undercut our...

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by caywen, on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 19 comments | 358 Views

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Pleasanton/Tulancingo Sister City Association 23rd Annual BBQ and Auction Fundraiser

> Pleasanton/Tulancingo Sister City Association 23rd Annual BBQ & Auction Fundraiser > > Saturday August 16,...

Original post made by Margaret Meyer on Jul. 22, 2014
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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Political Statement by Barnes & Noble?

I just noticed that Dinesh D'Souza's book "America" which is currently among the NYT Best Selling List, was placed waaayyyy...

Original post made by proAmerica on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jul 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm | 6 comments | 387 Views

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Challenge to the Mayor

Where viewscapes are negatively impacted by a proposed structure, cities often employ two ladder fire trucks to act as an...

Original post made by Bill on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by A Neighbor, on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm | 3 comments | 179 Views

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What's going on with all the roadwork?

Does anyone know why the streets around Pleasanton Meadows are being torn up? W Las Positas, Pimlico, etc.? I can see that...

Original post made by PM Resident on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 166 Views

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New citizens' coalition seeks to halt high-density housing projects in Pleasanton

A group seeking to halt the construction of additional high density housing in Pleasanton asked the City council last night...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mike6319, on Jul 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 114 comments | 4603 Views

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Downtown park renamed to honor Pleasanton Rotary clubs

The Pleasanton City Council Tuesday agreed to spend $420,000 to improve a relatively obscure public park at the end of Main...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Jul 21, 2014 at 9:13 am | 9 comments | 3072 Views

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Sunol Grade Storage Sheds

Michael, Gary Richards (Mr. Roadshow) wrote me an email and said that the sheds were built by Union Pacific and are used...

Original post made by Bill on Jul. 20, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 21, 2014 at 8:55 am | 1 comment | 203 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Thorne pulls papers to seek re-election as mayor

Mayor Jerry Thorne took out nomination papers Monday in his bid to seek re-election in the municipal election on Nov. 4. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Truth, on Jul 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm | 19 comments | 2292 Views

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New structures on 680-S near Sunol?

Going south on 680, near where the sign says "Sunol exit 1 mile" are two oversized garage-like structures without doors....

Original post made by Al on Jul. 20, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jul 20, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 1 comment | 171 Views
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 36 comments | 1,162 views

Political posturing about water
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 839 views

Backpacked with care is back
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 524 views