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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

New smartphone apps could cut your medical bills

What if your next doctor's visit could happen by smartphone from anywhere in the world? It could happen sooner than you think,...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2016
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 29, 2016 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 4651 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton police officer will not face criminal charges for fatal shooting downtown

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has determined Pleasanton police officer Daniel Kunkel acted in lawful self...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by EBurke, on Feb 28, 2016 at 5:45 pm | 84 comments | 6862 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district to let go dozens of permanent, temporary employees after state funding lags

Several dozen school district employees will face reduced hours or will lose their jobs this summer after the state did not...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Zenmonkman, on Feb 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm | 15 comments | 4354 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sacrificing for Success: Survival strategies

There's a cost that comes with living in a town with more yoga studios than food pantries. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2016/02/15/sacrificing-for-...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Map, on Feb 27, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 17 comments | 3150 Views

AROUND TOWN

Realtors' association launches campaign to reach millennials

Buying a home isn't as easy as clicking a few buttons and magically getting the home of your dreams, as the current real...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Feb 26, 2016 at 6:56 pm | 1 comment | 262 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MANDATED REPORTING LAWS

Shame on the San Jose Unified School District for not reporting Zachary Drew, a high school teacher at Summit Tahoma Charter...

Original post made by MANDATED REORTING LAWS-SJUSD on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Feb 26, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 1 comment | 364 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal court orders state to release confidential student information

Parents in school districts around the state recently received notice that confidential information on their students maintained...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 26, 2016 at 11:13 am | 4 comments | 1906 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Sacrificing for Success: College and careers

When Kevin thinks about his future, he thinks about how nice it will be when he's able to afford a place for his mom and...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by caywen, on Feb 26, 2016 at 8:19 am | 1 comment | 1948 Views

AROUND TOWN

HUD sells 3.5-acre site for city-owned senior housing development

The Pleasanton City Council has approved an agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Mac, on Feb 26, 2016 at 6:00 am | 1 comment | 1204 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

What's happening at SToneridge mall- crimes

Another robbery and attack at Stoneridge mall today...in the DAYTIME..in addition to last night's attack and robbery in...

Original post made by ayeaye2016 on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Feb 25, 2016 at 1:31 pm | 5 comments | 629 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Metropolitan Opera star at Las Positas College tonight

Opera fans only have to go to Las Positas College to enjoy "A Night at the Met." Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2016/02/04/metropolitan-opera-star-at...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by noor khondokar, on Feb 25, 2016 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 1201 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

New I-580 Toll/Express lanes to open eastbound Friday, westbound Monday

The I-580 Toll/Express lanes will open in the eastbound direction at 5 a.m. Friday and Monday at 5 a.m. westbound, completing...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Feb 25, 2016 at 8:07 am | 15 comments | 3031 Views

AROUND TOWN

CarMax Auto Superstore coming to Pleasanton

CarMax, Inc., the country's largest retailer of used cars, plans to build a CarMax Auto Superstore on a 20-acre site at I-580...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by FrequentWalkerMiles, on Feb 24, 2016 at 1:15 pm | 16 comments | 8248 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Millenials' interest in Bernie Sanders (and Hillary) represents the failure of public schools

So the 2016 Presidential election has now come down to a vote between oppression and liberty. Amazing. For those, especially...

Original post made by Ordinary Joe on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:32 am | 7 comments | 603 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Report: High-speed rail to launch in Silicon Valley

California's high-speed rail system would make its debut in the Bay Area, with bullet trains whisking passengers between...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by Michael L. , on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:20 am | 5 comments | 2250 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another purse-snatching, assault reported at Stoneridge Mall

A 63-year-old woman who was standing by her car at Stoneridge Shopping Center was kicked, threatened with a gun and robbed...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by Pleasanton Transplant, on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:15 am | 4 comments | 3287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board to consider layoffs, Wi-Fi funding tonight

Pleasanton's school board will weigh Tuesday night whether to lay off dozens of school employees in light of reduced funding....

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by EBurke, on Feb 24, 2016 at 9:59 am | 14 comments | 2545 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton teen dies in crash

Cameron Mitchell-Goulette had called his dad at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 as he was heading home to Pleasanton from Discovery Bay....

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2009
Last comment by Mackenzie, on Feb 23, 2016 at 11:37 pm | 8 comments | 3395 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Witness describes Livermore crash that killed woman, 14-month old girl

A woman described in court Friday the horror of watching as an allegedly drunk driver killed her cousin and her cousin's...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2016
Last comment by Jtjh, on Feb 23, 2016 at 6:01 pm | 7 comments | 2722 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton siblings raise 3,000 toys for kids in court

Colin and his sister Taryn were the driving force behind a recent toy drive that raised more than 3,000 toys for children...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Angela T., on Feb 23, 2016 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 1655 Views
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Hotel and more big box stores planned for El Charro Road
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 626 views

Representing me or my money?
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 470 views