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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: Depressed Minimum Wages Testifies to the Success of Capitalist Markets

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 is worth $2 less today than it was in 1968 when adjusted for inflation. That's one...

Original post made by Justice Tracker on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jun 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm | 4 comments | 839 Views

RESTAURANTS

Readers Choice 2012

The tallies are in for the Pleasanton Weekly Readers Choice 2012 contest with a total of 26,365 confirmed votes. Thanks for...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 5 comments | 21334 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Burlingame School District -- Ken Wyatt to become Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services

I understand that Ken Wyatt from the PUSD district office was hired by Burlingame Unified as an assistant superintendent...

Original post made by parent on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm..., on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 2556 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Alameda County Fair opens at 11 a.m. today with $1 admission

Spend $1 to attend the Alameda County Fair on opening day plus $1 for rides -- which leaves money to spend on corn dogs,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Rosemarie vitalicia, on Jun 19, 2013 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 2246 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART board approves $1.5 billion budget for 2013/14 fiscal year

BART directors have approved a $1.5 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 that includes spending for 401 new...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Gary Schwaegerle, on Jun 19, 2013 at 9:31 am | 2 comments | 1065 Views

AROUND TOWN

The American flags on light poles on Stoneridge Drive look beautiful

I don't know who put them up, or the reason for them, but they look great and I hope they stay up for good....

Original post made by Lisa on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Rick, on Jun 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 9 comments | 1190 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Marge Headley turns 100, thanks to positive attitude and good genes

A Pleasanton resident for more than 30 years, Margerie "Marge" Headley turned 100 earlier this month and now prepares to...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Dorothy Broderson , on Jun 18, 2013 at 10:42 am | 2 comments | 1413 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

What would happen if...

....at the same time, everyone in the US would use the word 'bomb' in their phone calls, emails, twitter, facebook, gmail,...

Original post made by What Would Happen on Jun. 8, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm | 10 comments | 838 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Homes sales, prices up slightly throughout country

Existing-home sales across the country rose in April but remained below underlying demand because of limited inventory and...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Arnold, on Jun 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm | 11 comments | 1162 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Hundreds turn out for Rotary's 20th annual downtown Father's Day Spirit Run

More than 1,300 runners turned out Sunday for the 20th annual Father's Day Spirit Run, an event hosted by the Rotary Club...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Renee Marchol, on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm | 2 comments | 1231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal lawsuit continues against Pleasanton, police officer

A $3 million federal lawsuit that names the city of Pleasanton, a Pleasanton police officer and a number of others is continuing...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2013
Last comment by Smoke and mirrors , on Jun 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 1038 Views

AROUND TOWN

As economy picks up, so does city spending

After a three-year hiatus, spending on municipal projects and improvements is back on the list of priorities for the Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Rose, on Jun 17, 2013 at 10:26 am | 10 comments | 1091 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Ted Cruz Admits Obamaphobia: Won't Support Immigration Reform

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Monday that President Barack Obama is the “biggest obstacle” to immigration reform because he advocates...

Original post made by William the Free on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Freddie, on Jun 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm | 14 comments | 720 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fatal collision remains under investigation

Police say it will likely be two weeks at least until tests are concluded on the driver of the car that killed bicyclist...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by curious, on Jun 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm | 18 comments | 1464 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

I want to know what happened to Trisha Hopfe?

There has been very little reported. Very odd that this young lady, a mom of two, no one reported her missing, no one saw...

Original post made by Eric on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Jun 15, 2013 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 1546 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Differences in school district income for the area

There is a great spreadsheet online that shows how much each school district will receive with the proposed budgets and shows...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hmmmm, on Jun 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm | 5 comments | 1529 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman killed while bicycling remembered as animal lover, doting grandmother

The daughter of a Dublin woman killed while bicycling on Foothill Road on Sunday said the driver who struck her mother has...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Nina r, on Jun 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 119 comments | 4011 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton home burglary nets more than $13,000

Precious metal, jewelry and electronics worth about $13,400 were reported stolen in a June 5 burglary at a home in the 7800...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Mark, on Jun 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm | 3 comments | 1765 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Investigation continues into Sunday's accident that killed Dublin cyclist on Pleasanton's Foothill Road

Pleasanton police are investigating the circumstances of an accident Sunday afternoon when a motorist struck and killed Diana...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Jun 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 144 comments | 5551 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school district hires Lodi district manager as its new assistant superintendent

The Pleasanton school board has hired a former assistant superintendent at the Lodi school district to replace its Assistant...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Take him back, on Jun 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm | 67 comments | 4596 Views
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Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law
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Never Say Never -- the Perry Indictment
By Tom Cushing | 5 comments | 653 views

Patience and very deep pockets can pay off
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 485 views

CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know
By Gina Channell-Allen | 3 comments | 467 views