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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting a head start on spring cleaning

Fifth graders from Ms. Ferreira's Walnut Grove Elementary School class recently took part in a service learning assignment....

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Just a thought..., on Feb 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 1420 Views

AROUND TOWN

Germain's court case continued to Feb. 26

A court hearing for Henry Germain, the former Castlewood Country Club tennis pro who is accused of child molestation, has...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by nonameplease, on Feb 11, 2009 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1194 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: Teachers should remain balanced

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5185 posted Friday, February 6,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by SD, on Feb 11, 2009 at 2:34 pm | 27 comments | 1600 Views

SPORTS

Proposal of a Golf Tax in California is Unfair and Unjust.

As we begin 2009, a proposal looms in Sacramento that for the first time will tax playing golf in California. This unjust...

Original post made by Sean on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm | 6 comments | 1867 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why blame the Teachers?

From what I understand, half the population of Pleasanton moved here in the last five years. I'll bet our wonderful school...

Original post made by School District Supporter on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Another Homeowner, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm | 117 comments | 3056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

BUSC and Rage Placement of local children in Div 1

Below is the criteria used for selecting boys for division 1. I think this is similar to Rage (correct me if wrong) From...

Original post made by SoccerParent on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by It's a joke, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 1346 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

UPDATE: Middle school, youngest boy's friend start donation efforts for family displaced by house fire

Pleasanton Middle School is spearheading a donation drive for the Zuffa family, which has been displaced by a house fire...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by BobSmith Charles, on Feb 11, 2009 at 6:51 am | 50 comments | 3433 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: Steps we can take to keep our schools great

With the current economic crisis greatly impacting California, public schools, which are dependent on state funds, are facing...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Teacher, on Feb 10, 2009 at 6:27 pm | 47 comments | 1549 Views

AROUND TOWN

BART station moves to completion, apartments put on hold

Next month, work will begin on constructing pedestrian walkways on the Pleasanton and Dublin sides of the new BART station...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by aaron, on Feb 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm | 3 comments | 1345 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

State supreme court to hear arguments against Prop. 8

The California Supreme Court announced this week it will hear arguments on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the state's...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 10, 2009 at 1:02 pm | 35 comments | 1600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Treasures of Main Street

It's easy to excite a kid. That's probably because they notice little things in life that mostly go unnoticed by adults....

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by grumpy old man, on Feb 10, 2009 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 1705 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

We the People - State Finals

Sacramento 1st Place - Amador Valley High School 2nd place - Foothill High School followed by the rest of the state. ...

Original post made by Bob on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Liz, on Feb 9, 2009 at 8:57 am | 4 comments | 1513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers Use Cell Phones In Class

Few could argue with the ban on student cell phone use in the class. However, the use of cell phones by teachers is quite...

Original post made by Crumudgeon on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by concerned, on Feb 8, 2009 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 1553 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shrinking Enrollment at Amador?

Checking my child's "Zangle" GPA, I noticed in the last column that the class of 2011 started with 711 kids, dropped to 609,...

Original post made by John Adams on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Clued In, on Feb 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm | 6 comments | 1856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School administrators' group calls state funding reductions too deep

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) said yesterday that funding cuts to California schools that are...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by Teacher & Parent, on Feb 8, 2009 at 4:16 pm | 39 comments | 1894 Views

AROUND TOWN

February Home Sales 2009

Interested in seeing what homes sold in Pleasanton last month? Follow this link. http://moxleyteam.com/2009/02/tri-valley-home-sales-february-2009/ ...

Original post made by Moxley on Feb. 7, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1255 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Mortgage applications, refinances decrease

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jan. 2 that mortgage...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Dan Nelson, on Feb 6, 2009 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 1098 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley High student tests positive for staph infection

A student at Amador Valley High School is under a medical quarantine after testing positive for a Staph infection--clinically...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Julie, on Feb 6, 2009 at 4:28 pm | 15 comments | 2035 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Editorial

What is it that county officials don't understand about the word Recession? Despite layoffs, corporate downsizing and looming...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Scott Haggerty, on Feb 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm | 5 comments | 1183 Views

AROUND TOWN

Concert pianist opens Inspire Academy

Pleasanton is now the home of Inspire Academy of Music and Arts. Founded by award-winning concert pianist and Pleasanton...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Feb 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm | 2 comments | 1382 Views
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