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AVHS Softball Ranked No. 1 in Nation

Let's hear it for Amador Valley High School's Varsity Girls Softball team! They have been ranked first in the nation in...

Original post made by A Neighbor on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by #32 Mom, on Feb 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1567 Views

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Baby & Kidz Expo to hold one-day show tomorrow at Fairgrounds

The Alameda County Fairgrounds will host the California Baby & Kidz Expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2. The expo...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by Alice, on Feb 26, 2013 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 885 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton asks judge to dismiss federal lawsuit

The city of Pleasanton is, for the second time, trying to get a federal case tossed out of court. Read the full story...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by we call it spin, on Feb 26, 2013 at 7:34 am | 4 comments | 1129 Views

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Thorne says Pleasanton in good shape, getting better

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne, in his first "State of the City" address since his election last November, told a sell-out...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Arnold, on Feb 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 14 comments | 1779 Views

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Pleasaanton's Bicycle, Pedestrian, Trails committee meets tonight

The Pleasanton Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the Pleasanton Senior Center Classroom,...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by S, on Feb 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 826 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Foothill teen located unharmed

A Foothill High teen reported missing earlier has been located. Danielle Hammer, 15, was found at around 11:30 a.m. in Tracy....

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by Frucht, on Feb 25, 2013 at 5:42 pm | 1 comment | 1198 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Chase gets OK to demolish Santa Rita shopping center for new bank

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has approved a bid by J.P. Morgan Chase to tear down the aging Santa Rita Junction Shopping...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Concerned, on Feb 25, 2013 at 11:53 am | 4 comments | 1013 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Castlewood, union agree to new three-year contract

After three years, the battle between locked out workers and Castlewood Country Club has come to a close with a new contract...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Daniel Bradford, on Feb 24, 2013 at 3:09 pm | 36 comments | 1588 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama seeks to restrict states' voting rights: Another play of the race card?

President Obama played the race card when he said Friday that his new voting-rights commission will help to prevent state...

Original post made by Liberalism NOT on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Grand Dragoon, on Feb 23, 2013 at 10:07 am | 9 comments | 864 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kansas Raises Its Educational Bar: Other States Expected to Follow

With the Kansas State Board of Education preparing to vote on new science standards this year, the House Education Committee...

Original post made by Frank Baum on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Neil, on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm | 4 comments | 857 Views

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COMMENTARY: '2013 promises to be Pleasanton's best year yet'

We're encouraged by remarks made Tuesday by Mayor Jerry Thorne that he will push for reforms and more mutual cooperation...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Spudly, on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm | 10 comments | 1266 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Dem. Illinois Sen. wants to limit free speech on the internet

Interesting article http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/21/illinois-state-senator-pushes-anti-anonymity-bill/ about Dem. Senator...

Original post made by keep the internet free on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by steve, on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 6 comments | 772 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Teen with contentious yearbook photo arrested for hashish possession

The Amador senior who made news last week for a controversial yearbook photo is back in the news, this time with a felony...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by 188IQ, on Feb 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm | 94 comments | 3237 Views

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Tri-Valley Animal Rescue’s 8th annual Claws for Paws Crab Feed

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue’s 8th annual Claws for Paws Crab Feed will be held on Saturday March 9,2013 at the Shrine Event...

Original post made by Jim Telfer on Feb. 22, 2013
There are no comments yet. 753 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

All-electronic tolling to start in late March on Golden Gate Bridge

With the Golden Gate Bridge moving to all-electronic tolling by the end of March, bridge officials Wednesday began handing...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:43 am | 8 comments | 1989 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What is an "instructional coach?" and why is PUSD funding instructional coaches rather than real teachers?

I have been following the thread on PUSD. It used to be that every time a buddy of a superintendent or administrator "retired,"...

Original post made by Boondoggle on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 23 comments | 7626 Views

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Pleasanton set to start negotiations tonight with employees union

The City Council will open negotiations with the Pleasanton City Employees Association (PCEA) at its meeting tonight in...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Ptown native, on Feb 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm | 24 comments | 3748 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's Approval Ratings Through the Roof! Proving Spread of Disease of Liberalism

As President Obama faces a tough showdown with congressional Republicans over the looming sequestration cuts, a new poll...

Original post made by Wither America? on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Unphased by facts, on Feb 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm | 3 comments | 773 Views

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Donate prom dresses to the Princess Project

Ladies: Do you have any fancy dresses hanging around your closet? Give them a new chance at life - but, more importantly,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Doug, on Feb 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm | 2 comments | 1623 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scholarships available for Foothill, Village, Amador High Schools

One month until scholarship applications are due for Amador Valley Scholarships, Inc. Last year we awarded $23,500 in scholarships...

Original post made by Mary Reding on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Dorothy, on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:42 am | 5 comments | 1237 Views
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Bandwidth and the spinning wheel: Net neutrality
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A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer
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Lulu is back home!!!!
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