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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board votes to continue modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board voted 3-2 against the motion to rescind June's approval of the "modified lite" calendar for the...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Pleas Parent, on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:53 am | 110 comments | 7864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Commuter Alert: Protests underway in Oakland, BART's Montgomery Street station

Protests are underway this morning in Oakland and at BART's Montgomery Street station, affecting rapid transit service and...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 16, 2015 at 2:23 pm | 4 comments | 3189 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

She's all about opera

Sara Nealy arrived in the Bay Area in 2009 ready for new challenges, but not knowing she was entering into its world of opera. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by D V Giri, on Jan 16, 2015 at 1:51 pm | 2 comments | 1087 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spare the Air' streak ends after 11 straight days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking the public to voluntarily forego burning wood or other solid fuels...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 16, 2015 at 11:06 am | 10 comments | 895 Views

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With flu season here, Stanford doctor talks about new strain

It's that time again when many Americans are ringing in the new year with a fever, sniffles and extreme fatigue – otherwise...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 16, 2015 at 10:44 am | 5 comments | 6228 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four arrested in Pleasanton shooting

Pleasanton police arrested four people this week on suspicion of attempted murder and criminal conspiracy related to a shooting...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Victor, on Jan 16, 2015 at 8:01 am | 15 comments | 5066 Views

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18th winter 'Spare the Air' day alert issued for today

A Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Thursday, banning wood burning for the 18th time this season. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Terrie, on Jan 15, 2015 at 4:19 pm | 1 comment | 741 Views

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Pleasanton artist hits the nail on the head

Artist Gary Winter credits the old Kolln Hardware building on Main Street and Division for the idea that brought him fame...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Linda Krafty, on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:42 am | 7 comments | 4795 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ptownlife.org Drawing Contest Underway: Deadline 1/30/15

PTOWNLIFE DRAWING CONTEST JANUARY 2015 THEME: THE FUTURE Official Rules: 1) You must be a member of Ptownlife to...

Original post made by Ptownlife.org Web Team on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Ptown Mom, on Jan 15, 2015 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 540 Views

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10 Livermore Lab researchers named 2014 APS Fellows

Ten Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have been selected as 2014 fellows of the American Physical...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by mooseturd, on Jan 15, 2015 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 2159 Views

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 | 359 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 | 168 Views

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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 | 1586 Views

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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 | 1285 Views

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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 | 256 Views

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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 | 4841 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 | 423 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 | 3865 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 | 4073 Views

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'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 | 2027 Views
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