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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Amador high teen busted in drug dog sweep

The second sweep of a high school by drug detection dogs was "pretty much a non-event," according to Amador Valley High School...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by dalmations, on Jul 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm | 10 comments | 2194 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High schoolers don't always 'like' Facebook

Facebook has been a phenomenon since Mark Zuckerburg created it in his Harvard dorm room in 2004 and it spread like wildfire...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Teacher, on Jul 30, 2012 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 1758 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Tri-Valley Community Foundation goes mum, hires PR firm

The Tri-Valley Community Foundation may be $3 million in debt and looking at bankruptcy, but it's not too broke to hire a...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2012
Last comment by Concerned Citizen on Facts, on Jul 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm | 10 comments | 1811 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Presenting perfect pairings

Pleasanton's Palm Event Center was the scene last week of the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association's Taste of Terroir...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm | 1 comment | 1191 Views

SPORTS

Open water offers change of pace

Swimmers entered Del Valle Reservoir's 67 degree water early both days last weekend for the annual Del Valle Open Water Festival...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2012
Last comment by Barbara Carlson, on Jul 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 1492 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Measure B Perpetual Tax

In 2000 Alameda County voters approved a 1/2% sales tax to fund transportation related projects. The revenue from this was...

Original post made by Bill on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by Tim H, on Jul 28, 2012 at 7:22 am | 7 comments | 1510 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: Planning Pleasanton's 'last frontier'

The 18-member East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force will hold its first meeting Thursday to begin a two-year planning...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by pTownLover, on Jul 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm | 4 comments | 1382 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Oklahoma!' now playing at the Bankhead is more than just 'OK'

Tri-Valley Rep's production of "Oklahoma" at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore this afternoon and through Aug. 5 does exactly...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 1207 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

New law requires drug makers to pay for Alameda County disposal program

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to pass the nation's first ordinance requiring drug makers...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by ca94566, on Jul 27, 2012 at 10:33 am | 13 comments | 1358 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Murder-suicide led to death of Pleasanton woman and her daughter

Police say it's unlikely anyone will ever know what led a mother to shoot her daughter, then shoot herself at their Stacy...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Arnold, on Jul 27, 2012 at 7:09 am | 27 comments | 2657 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

State park finds $54 million in its pocket

State parks officials have a mountain of explaining to do -- as the park system reportedly had $54 million hidden in its...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Mrs Mittens, on Jul 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm | 16 comments | 1840 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Court to reconsider law allowing DNA collection from criminal suspects

A federal appeals court in San Francisco agreed Wednesday to take another look at whether a California law requiring police...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm | 4 comments | 1209 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classes cut? Not for dedicated Harvest Park teacher

Cuts that eliminated special summer school programs for gifted students weren't enough to stop Lynn Gatehouse, a teacher...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Lynn Gatehouse, on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 1362 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unemployment up in Bay Area, down slightly in state

The state's unemployment rate decreased slightly last month while many Bay Area counties saw slight spikes in unemployment...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by Ms Gundersen, on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm | 13 comments | 1448 Views

AROUND TOWN

Off The Grid at AVHS

I just saw food trucks in the AVHS parking lot (4pm, Tuesday, 7/24/12) Why is there an Off The Grid in Pleasanton?...

Original post made by Luann on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Shawn, on Jul 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm | 7 comments | 2798 Views

AROUND TOWN

Starbucks Plastic Cups-Recyclable?

I remember checking about Starbucks plastic cups, and they were the wrong shape to put in the blue recycle bin. Something...

Original post made by Wendy on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by kolohe, on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:08 am | 5 comments | 2020 Views

AROUND TOWN

Say No to Measure B reauthorization-transportation tax

With the out of control Board of Supervisors on Alameda County asking taxpayers to increase taxes for Measure B, a sales...

Original post made by Democrat on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Republican, on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 1232 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

County fair parade draws hundreds to downtown Pleasanton

Hundreds turned out along Main Street in downtown Pleasanton Saturday to watch the Alameda County Fair parade marking the...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2012
Last comment by Aviva, on Jul 26, 2012 at 7:22 am | 9 comments | 2053 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Three Pleasanton school board members to seek re-election to 4-year terms

Pleasanton school board members Valerie Arkin and Jamie Yee Hintzke have filed for re-election to the board in the Nov. 6...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by Sherman, on Jul 26, 2012 at 7:09 am | 19 comments | 1756 Views

AROUND TOWN

A satirical look at Pleasanton's development committee

I created this video of Valley Ave when passing through Pleasanton last week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia0IjcFsP3M...

Original post made by John on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Funny, on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:13 pm | 9 comments | 1293 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 1,966 views

Endorsement thoughts
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Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 609 views