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AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood market

Does anyone know when the new Walmart Neighborhood Market will open. And I ONLY need the answer to that question, not a...

Original post made by Roxanne on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Same here, on Mar 6, 2013 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 873 Views

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Business News: California's new retirement program, do we need it?

The media coverage of last year's presidential election drowned out the news of a controversial retirement program announced...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Gary Alt, on Mar 6, 2013 at 8:25 am | 4 comments | 1179 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds of Tri-Valley students joining county-wide program to walk or bike-ride to schools

Students in some schools in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore are joining this week in an Alameda County-wide two-week program...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jim van Dyke, on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm | 5 comments | 2400 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Year-Round Schooling

How many of you like school? To those of you who do: what's wrong with you? And to those of you who don't: the good news...

Original post made by sjhfkhf on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by Paul Aguire, on Mar 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm | 7 comments | 2687 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Gas Tax Increased

Here is one of those tax increases that just occurred in California. The Gas tax increase was voted upon by the Board of...

Original post made by local on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by local, on Mar 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm | 14 comments | 1818 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Zone 7 meets tonight on bid to separate from Alameda County control

The Zone 7 board of directors will make a presentation tonight to separate the agency from Alameda County control. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by local, on Mar 5, 2013 at 2:05 pm | 5 comments | 1134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened to the PUSD Sycamore Fund?

The Sycamore fund to fund technology for students once stood at $7.2 million, but the District has at least spent $2 1/2...

Original post made by Loan Shark on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by local, on Mar 5, 2013 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 1467 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Cops ... in P Town

The police make up rules to pull people over ... free right hand turns from a right hand lane, or a single lane with no other...

Original post made by Nohbody on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Mar 5, 2013 at 8:06 am | 13 comments | 1316 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

No more waterslides for Shadow Cliffs

What a ride it has been but the popular waterslides opened in 1981 at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area will not be...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Sonya Olson, on Mar 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm | 2 comments | 1600 Views

AROUND TOWN

2 candidates qualify for special Pleasanton City Council race May 7, 2 others may be ready to file

The special election scheduled for May 7 to fill an empty seat on the Pleasanton City Council became a bit more interesting...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by Fred Watson, on Mar 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm | 33 comments | 4480 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board votes to restore 38 positions at cost of near-$3-million

The Pleasanton school board, on a split vote, chose to add $102,500 for new one-time rehiring, on top of approving more than...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Doomed, on Mar 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm | 59 comments | 3316 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART votes to continue slightly increasing fares every two years

The BART Board of Directors voted Thursday to continue its fare increase program, which is based on inflation and goes to...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Libertarian First, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 17 comments | 1755 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Safeway's new gas station now open in Pleasanton

Safeway opened its new self-service gas station in Pleasanton this weekend with first-day customers snaking their way through...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Morning commuter, on Mar 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm | 26 comments | 2180 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Romney and Ann: The Comeback Kids?

In their first interview since the Great Shellacking of 2012, Mitt and Ann allow Chris Wallace into one of their many homes...

Original post made by Freedom Freedom Freedom on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by PW fan, on Mar 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 5 comments | 810 Views

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Assemblywoman Buchanan talks education, budget

State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) is proposing a package of three bills that could measure teacher performance,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by lessismore, on Mar 4, 2013 at 11:44 am | 6 comments | 1139 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Foothill High cracks down on lateness, closes parking lots at lunch

Foothill High students are finding it a bit tougher to be slackers. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=10933...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Michael L., on Mar 4, 2013 at 7:44 am | 26 comments | 1712 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Food allergies pose threat for preschoolers and kindergartners

Summer may feel far away, but many parents of young children are already gearing up for fall. At a recent Tri-Valley preschool...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2013
Last comment by Mr. Grumpy, on Mar 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm | 4 comments | 1020 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama administration joins fight to overturn Prop. 8 same-sex marriage ban that voters approved

The Obama Administration called on the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to overturn California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by George, on Mar 2, 2013 at 4:51 pm | 16 comments | 955 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Angel wings for Newtown

Dec. 14 began like any other, filled with all the hurries and worries of the pre-Christmas rush -- until the holiday music,...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Kerrie Chabot, on Mar 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 1990 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amador's Comp Civics team needs our help

Congratulations have been pouring in to the Amador Valley High School's Competition Civics "We the People" team that just...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by My 2 cents, on Mar 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 34 comments | 2772 Views
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Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far
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My secret identity is revealed!
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The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader
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