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Danville to hold homecoming for Pilot 'Sully' Saturday

The town of Danville will hold a rousing homecoming celebration for Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger at 1 p.m. Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 26, 2009 at 12:16 am | 4 comments | 1203 Views

AROUND TOWN

First budget crisis forum slated for Jan. 26

Informative meetings about the budget crisis and its impact to the school district have been scheduled for Jan. 26 and Feb....

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by Just Say NO To Bailouts, on Jan 25, 2009 at 7:32 pm | 33 comments | 1876 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

All solicitors ARE photographed

Recent robberies in my neighborhood have led me to begin taking pictures of individuals and their support teams soliciting...

Original post made by Wayne on Dec. 20, 2008
Last comment by Member, on Jan 25, 2009 at 1:17 pm | 13 comments | 1797 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Appeals court hears challenge to gun show ban at county fair

A long-running challenge to Alameda County's ban on gun shows at the annual county fair in Pleasanton was back before a federal...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by beth, on Jan 23, 2009 at 9:08 pm | 4 comments | 1393 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD is Poorly Managed. Management Shake Up is a Must

If The Cupertino Union School District can provide their students with high-quality education and programs with only $4373...

Original post made by Devon on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by michael miller, on Jan 23, 2009 at 2:15 pm | 34 comments | 2329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton considering eliminating class-size reductions, teaching and administrative positions

Pleasanton School Supt. John Casey warned yesterday that the state's growing deficit problems could force the district...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2009
Last comment by concerned parent, on Jan 23, 2009 at 7:26 am | 164 comments | 3171 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: Gov. Palin thanks woman for Afghan blanket

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5072 posted Friday, January 9,...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Jan 22, 2009 at 9:17 pm | 27 comments | 1480 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Budget crisis threatens class-size reduction, staff

In the last week, Superintendent John Casey warned that the state's growing deficit problems could force the district to...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Resident again, on Jan 22, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 90 comments | 2036 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Danville pilot hailed as hero in NY plane crash

A Danville pilot is being hailed as a national hero after he made an emergency water landing in the Hudson River in New York...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Jan 22, 2009 at 6:37 am | 15 comments | 1328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hair Cutter for Boys

Anyone know a good hair cutter for boys? Not the classic short hair style cut, more like the skater-dude cut. Cosmos...

Original post made by Lisa on Jan. 7, 2009
Last comment by Sergei, on Jan 22, 2009 at 12:00 am | 16 comments | 3013 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Day of service

Linda Lamson's home abuts the Centennial Trail that runs along Arroyo Creek. The trail is not only frequented by her family...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by Anni, on Jan 21, 2009 at 3:22 pm | 6 comments | 1526 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council calls for quick action on downtown stimulus plan

The Pleasanton City Council last night turned its attention to creating a local economic stimulus package to help its struggling...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2009
Last comment by Allen, on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:36 am | 1 comment | 1159 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council calls for quick action on downtown stimulus plan

The Pleasanton City Council last night turned its attention to creating a local economic stimulus package to help its struggling...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2009
Last comment by Claudette McDermott, on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:27 am | 1 comment | 1067 Views

AROUND TOWN

Museum On Main feels pinch of economy, but remains optimistic

The Museum On Main, the keeper of a number of treasured Pleasanton relics, recently fired its executive director in a move...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by Past Member, on Jan 21, 2009 at 1:18 am | 13 comments | 1567 Views

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BART looks at raising fares, cutting service

Faced with a projected budget shortfall of up to $90 million over the next 18 months, Bay Area Rapid Transit officials are...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by Qwerty, on Jan 20, 2009 at 11:59 pm | 5 comments | 1224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district agrees to pay Signature, Standard Pacific $2.6 million to settle suit

The Pleasanton school district announced Tuesday that it has agreed to pay $2.6 million to local developers Signature Properties...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm | 58 comments | 3873 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion

For schools in Pleasanton, along with those in the rest of California, 2009 bodes to be a year of great challenge. Given...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2008
Last comment by :), on Jan 20, 2009 at 7:04 pm | 16 comments | 1549 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Superintendent Contract

Awhile back someone posted a link here to John Casey's contract on the PUSD website. Does anyone recall this and can someone...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 20, 2009 at 5:48 am | 17 comments | 1874 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rude Realtor

There is a realtor who regularly makes the rounds in my neighborhood, leaving her business papers on front doorknobs. ...

Original post made by Brad on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 20, 2009 at 12:49 am | 75 comments | 3199 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: Daunting numbers for job losses

It was not like we were not warned. They were expected. Yet, the reality of the numbers was quite sobering. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 1339 Views
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