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SCHOOLS & KIDS

what makes a good teacher?

I'm curious to find out what readers here consider the characteristics of good teachers. How would you tell the difference...

Original post made by Sandy on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on Mar 9, 2009 at 10:13 am | 16 comments | 1721 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board votes to place $233 parcel tax on June 2 ballot

The Pleasanton school board agreed tonight to ask voters to approve a $233 a year parcel tax in a special election June 2....

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Trish, on Mar 9, 2009 at 9:56 am | 29 comments | 1696 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Residents share concern over parcel tax

As the state continues to negotiate its budget, the Pleasanton Unified School District school board is listening to residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 9, 2009 at 8:20 am | 148 comments | 2587 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Incident on Touriga Drive?

Does anyone know what the commotion was on Touriga at approx. 6:30pm on Weds, Feb 18th? Drunk driver? Medical emergency?...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by stain, on Mar 7, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 1561 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Guest Opinion

The local impact from the breakdown of the financial system is painfully obvious. Our outstanding schools are facing a 9...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 7, 2009 at 9:20 am | 4 comments | 1237 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SRV stuns Falcons in soccer loss

In a stunning upset, the Foothill girls varsity soccer team's Cinderella season ended Saturday night. Foothill coach Ron...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by A former ref, on Mar 7, 2009 at 8:30 am | 31 comments | 1551 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Billboard criticizes Simitian cell-phone law

A billboard on the Peninsula, financed by a Pleasanton man, criticizes state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, for authoring...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Mar 6, 2009 at 9:12 pm | 14 comments | 1576 Views

AROUND TOWN

Something Free from COMCAST ?

Just received a letter and a recorded phone call from COMCAST telling me that by March 9th they would be going all digital...

Original post made by Kiko on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Mar 6, 2009 at 7:12 pm | 22 comments | 1892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How do you parents handle teens and their cellphone/texting behavior?

Just curious what rules any of you have on your teens' cellphone use. My daughters (13 and 16) are convinced I am the world's...

Original post made by Big Meanie on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by bob, on Mar 6, 2009 at 2:29 pm | 37 comments | 1974 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill parents and fans, we should be embarrassed

Last Saturday night, at the end of a game and the end of the season, our lady Falcon soccer team laid on the ground, brokenhearted...

Original post made by Foothill parent on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Official, on Mar 6, 2009 at 9:56 am | 35 comments | 2683 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

What is Obama thinking?

Not sure what he's thinking proposing to limit the deductions families can claim for charitable donations, mortgage interest,...

Original post made by huh? on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by Socialism just ahead, on Mar 5, 2009 at 7:55 pm | 10 comments | 1459 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Letter: Gay marriage doesn't weaken 'traditional' marriage

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=4657 posted Friday, October 17,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2008
Last comment by Fred, on Mar 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 67 comments | 2454 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

keep a eye out in muirwood

recently, i have heard of more than just a few car break-in s in muirwood/ highland oaks area. a friends girlfriend had her...

Original post made by aaron on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Grace, on Mar 5, 2009 at 7:33 am | 18 comments | 2173 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Library sees surge in usage

If the library has seemed a little more inhabited than it used to, your suspicions are correct. Pleasanton's only library,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 4, 2009 at 11:59 pm | 11 comments | 1410 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Coroner IDs man found dead in Dublin

The Alameda County coroner's bureau has identified a 47-year-old Roseville man who was found dead of an apparent drug overdose...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Big mike, on Mar 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm | 3 comments | 1391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax

I am happy to pay more to keep our schools as great as they are, despite the financial burden. We all have to consider...

Original post made by Gretchen on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by Ted, on Mar 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm | 44 comments | 1626 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion

The current discussion about the proposed parcel tax for schools in the Pleasanton Weekly thus far has me worried. For those...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Arijit De, on Mar 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm | 73 comments | 3190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Second Annual Cancer Survivors Mass

Second Annual - Cancer Survivors A Mass of Hope and Gratitude You are invited to attend a Lenten Mass of hope and gratitude...

Original post made by Helen M. Wirtenson on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 4, 2009 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 1196 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Planning Commission turns down condo conversion

The Planning Commission unanimously shot down a mobile home park owner's request to sell off the lots, saying they questioned...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by PJ, on Mar 3, 2009 at 8:34 pm | 1 comment | 1193 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Coroner says snowboarder died of hypothermia

The Tuolumne County coroner has released results from the autopsy on Aline Christina Martins and ruled her death as a result...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by a mom, on Mar 3, 2009 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 1593 Views
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 33 comments | 1,109 views

Political posturing about water
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 792 views

Backpacked with care is back
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 495 views