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The Hoga: The Not So Little Fireboat That Could

There was a ceremony on December 7, to honor the Hoga, the former Oakland Fireboat that is now the last operational Naval...

Original post made by James Art, FPE on Dec. 9, 2012
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AROUND TOWN

Where there's a will, there's a parade

Anyone planning an outdoor event during these stormy winter weather months in Pleasanton should give Michelle Stearns a call...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
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Abduction ends at Pleasanton Walmart

A kidnapping that began in South San Francisco ended up with an arrest of a 25-year old man at Walmart in Pleasanton on Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by Me Too, on Dec 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 845 Views

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Crowds cheer Pleasanton's new mayor, City Council members as they take office

The installation of Pleasanton's new mayor and two newly-elected members of the City Council played to a full house Tuesday...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Me Too, on Dec 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm | 9 comments | 2496 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Work dispute at Ranch 99 market ends with felony arrest

A Dublin man was arrested at his home after he was fired from his job in Pleasanton, then returned to his former workplace...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Me Too, on Dec 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm | 2 comments | 1791 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alameda County agency to pay for recount of votes on narrowly-defeated Measure B1 transportation tax

The Alameda County Transportation Commission has submitted a recount request for Measure B1 to the county's Registrar of...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2012
Last comment by Dr Tom, on Dec 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm | 10 comments | 13210 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Navy reservist scores $195,000 Lotto ticket in San Ramon

A Navy reservist who returned to the Tri-Valley from Afghanistan last month has even more reason to celebrate this holiday...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm | 3 comments | 1039 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Mt. Diablo beacon lit today as Bay Area marks 71st anniversdary of Pearl Harbor attack

One night a year, a beacon atop Mount Diablo is lit at sunset and shines all night in memory of Pearl Harbor Day. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by common sense, on Dec 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm | 3 comments | 1548 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's Red Line

President Obama has warned the Syrian dictator Hafez Assad that using chemical weapons would be considered "crossing the...

Original post made by Red Line Obama on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm | 5 comments | 1477 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

County Transportation Commission calls off Measure B1 recount

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) informed the Alameda County Registrar of Voters yesterday that it accepts...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by down hill from here, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm | 4 comments | 1042 Views

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Thousands turn out for festive Pleasanton holiday parade, tree lighting

Thousands turned out to watch Pleasanton's popular Hometown Holiday Parade Saturday night with heavy rains ending in mid-afternoon...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by john, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm | 2 comments | 1356 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD has hired the Dolinka Group, consultant for outrageously expensive Capital Appreciation Bond scheme, for facilities financial study

According to the Independent, the Dolinka Group is the financial consultant for the Pleasanton Unified facilities study....

Original post made by Dolinka Watch on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 6, 2012 at 5:09 pm | 1 comment | 1505 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Cal High basketball coach 'forced to resign,' implores school board to change policies

In a tearful, impassioned speech to San Ramon Valley Unified's Board of Education on Nov. 13, California High School's Bob...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm | 15 comments | 4070 Views

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Abduction ends at Pleasanton Walmart

A kidnapping that began in South San Francisco ended up with an arrest of a 25-year old man at Walmart in Pleasanton on Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Fairlands resident, on Dec 6, 2012 at 11:56 am | 5 comments | 1184 Views

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Pleasanton Family Needs Your Help in Fighting Bank of America

Please read the Facebook page Bank of America Terrorizes the Zetterlund Family!!! https://www.facebook.com/BankOfAmericaTerrorizesTheZetterlundFamily Our...

Original post made by Kasee on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Dec 6, 2012 at 10:14 am | 9 comments | 1781 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

CHP car flips over during high speed chase on I-580 east of Livermore

Two California Highway Patrol officers suffered minor injuries after their patrol car overturned during a high-speed pursuit...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Rick, on Dec 6, 2012 at 7:30 am | 19 comments | 2001 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Public employee benefits - beyond reasonable

"As America's recession spooled out, Chicago responded to the ensuing budget crunch the way many cities have: by cutting...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 46 comments | 8172 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Choosing a College? Think Learning, Not Earning

We live in a rapidly changing society. So, too, with our college and university systems, which increasingly have modified...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Jakob, on Dec 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 1992 Views

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24 hour 7-11 coming to corner of Vineyard and 1st St

Is it true the planning dept is considering allowing a 7-11 to be built here? Oh please, where is the class here? We are...

Original post made by Dan on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 5, 2012 at 7:58 am | 25 comments | 1621 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

10th Ryan Gordon Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer scheduled for Jan. 5

Four decades of soccer players from Pleasanton schools will be playing in the 10th Ryan Gordon Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Jess, on Dec 5, 2012 at 2:24 am | 2 comments | 1868 Views
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 33 comments | 1,109 views

Political posturing about water
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 792 views

Backpacked with care is back
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 495 views