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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Un-Schooling

I've heard about this practice but I still don't know what it is. Apparently it involves letting kids stay home and do whatever...

Original post made by Da Man on Nov. 1, 2014
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Nov 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 3 comments | 488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mayors, regional leaders celebrate completion of 1st phase of widened Highway 84

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne joined other city, civic and regional leaders this week in officially marking the completion...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by philip a santos, on Nov 1, 2014 at 9:48 am | 13 comments | 2797 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core - How Gov't Took Control Over Our Schools

Do you see the similarities with our existing public schools...especially Common Core that nationalizes schooling. This...

Original post made by Carol on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by JJ, on Nov 1, 2014 at 9:46 am | 7 comments | 497 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Your opinion on Common Core:

Do you like Common Core? Or not?...

Original post made by JJ on Nov. 1, 2014
There are no comments yet. 200 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Man convicted of 1984 murder of Foothill High freshman

Steven Carlson was convicted of first-degree murder today for stabbing a 14-year-old Foothill High School classmate 44 times...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by !!!!, on Nov 1, 2014 at 6:06 am | 1 comment | 2010 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

3 reasons to get started on education planning in 2014

Education planning for your children or grandchildren is one of the most important financial goals you could plan for in...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Roggerlee, on Oct 31, 2014 at 8:59 pm | 2 comments | 1493 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hearst Elementary teacher struck by vehicle Monday morning

A school resource teacher was struck Monday by a slow-moving vehicle in the crosswalk area near Hearst Elementary's multi-use...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 31, 2014 at 4:49 pm | 6 comments | 2090 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vandalism at Walnut Grove causes safety, privacy concerns

Some recent events involving minor vandalism to cars parked at Walnut Grove Elementary School have caused the school and...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by CarPark, on Oct 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm | 17 comments | 4305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Weekly publishes candidate endorsements

Based on candidate forums the Pleasanton Weekly and Tri-Valley Community Television (TV30) have hosted, editorial staff interviews...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Daveg, on Oct 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 20 comments | 3598 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Walnut Grove has a Security Guard posted on campus???

Walnut Grove School has a security guard wandering around the campus during school hours. Here is the letter parents received...

Original post made by Eric on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by justwondering, on Oct 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm | 20 comments | 1055 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton police nab suspect in foot chase after Jack-in-the-Box robbery

Courtney Dariko Townsel, 19, was arrested last night in a foot chase by Pleasanton police after a man wearing a mask jumped...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by ???, on Oct 31, 2014 at 3:34 pm | 4 comments | 3073 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Tri-Valley Veterans Day parade set for Sunday in downtown Pleasanton

The annual Tri-Valley Veterans Day parade will be held starting at 1 p.m. Sunday in downtown Pleasanton with more than 100...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by William Tell, on Oct 31, 2014 at 3:09 pm | 3 comments | 4619 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Women groped while walking on neighborhood streets

Two groping incidents Wednesday have Pleasanton police warning pedestrians to take precautionary measures when walking or...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by DubAsianMom, on Oct 31, 2014 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 3909 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

How can you tell "Honest*" Political Telemarketers?

IF the phone number is blocked on the caller ID, or if it says Out of Area (even if the number appears to be local) that...

Original post made by And what can you do? on Oct. 31, 2014
There are no comments yet. 138 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vote Yes on Measure BB

In an independent, comprehensive report called "In the Fast Lane," the Bay Area Economic Institute details the economic impact...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jason B., on Oct 31, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 28 comments | 1939 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mediocrity marks local streets and roads survey in Bay Area cities

The quality of the pavement on the Bay Area's nearly 43,000 lane-miles of local streets and roads is stuck in "fair" condition,...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jason B., on Oct 31, 2014 at 1:34 am | 5 comments | 1071 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where Bowser gets his campaign funds from...

I've been looking around the internet, something I like to do. When checking out www.netfile.com/agency/coa I found some...

Original post made by JustlookingAround on Oct. 5, 2014
Last comment by Laursen's gotta go, on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 47 comments | 3250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher Tenure repeal - Marshal Tuck Supports, Tom Torlakson does not

Marshall Tuck, who is challenging the incumbent schools chief, agrees with the decision in the Vergara vs. California lawsuit...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Concerned parent, on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:29 pm | 2 comments | 368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board will revisit textbook, instructional materials sufficiency

After discussing and holding a public hearing Tuesday on the sufficiency of textbooks, instructional materials and laboratory...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by BobB, on Oct 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 18 comments | 1289 Views

AROUND TOWN

Commute Question

My family is considering relocating to Pleasanton from the East coast. I was recently hired by a firm in north San Jose and...

Original post made by Scott on Sep. 9, 2010
Last comment by Pete, on Oct 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm | 37 comments | 13917 Views
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Hayward NAACP officials threaten blog posters
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Not so speedy trial
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Duck!
By Tom Cushing | 3 comments | 337 views