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Home of one of the Best School Districts in the United States! Pleasanton School District is pleased to announce it received the 2014 Gold Medal designation of Amador Valley and Foothill High Schools by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list of the nation's best public high schools.
Pleasanton is a city in Alameda County, California , incorporated in 1894. It is a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area located about 25 miles east of Oakland , and 6 miles west of Livermore . The population was 70,285 at the 2010 census . In 2005 and 2007, Pleasanton was ranked the wealthiest middle-sized city in the United States by the Census Bureau. Pleasanton is home to the headquarters of Safeway Inc., Blackhawk Network, and Ross Stores. Although Oakland is the Alameda County seat, a few county offices and a courthouse are located in Pleasanton. Additionally, the main county jail is in the neighboring city of Dublin . The Alameda County Fairgrounds are located in Pleasanton and are held during the last week of June and the first week of July. Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is located on the west side of town.
Pleasanton is reported being number 4 by "USA Today" in "America's 50 best cities to live in" in 2014, number 63 in Money 's list of "The Best Places to Live" in 2010, and was also named one of "Americans' Top Hometown Spots" in the United States in 2009 by Forbes .
Pleasanton was named the third wealthiest city in terms of earnings in the United States by NerdWallet in 2013.
Pleasanton is located on the Rancho Valle de San José Mexican land grant and was founded by John W. Kottinger, an Alameda County justice of the peace , and named after his friend, Union army cavalry Major General Alfred Pleasonton . A typographical error by a U.S. Postal Service employee apparently led to the current spelling.
The reputation it had gained from its days as Alisal passed and in 1917, Pleasanton became the backdrop for the film Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm , which starred Mary Pickford . The town was once home to Phoebe Apperson Hearst , who lived in a 50-room mansion on a 2,000 acres estate, now the site of Castlewood Country Club.