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SCHOOLS & KIDS

State superintendent shares thoughts on Common Core, elimination of exit exam

State superintendent Tom Torlakson shared his vision for what the California's education system will strive for in 2016 at...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 3743 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa is still watching

He sees the people who leave dog poop on ours and many others' Birdland lawns. Thank you for the long lasting Holiday...

Original post made by Mark on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by Dookie Houser, on Dec 22, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 364 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton girl starts 'What if? fundraising campaign

A Harvest Park Middle School seventh-grader is looking to give back to children facing serious health concerns through an...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 22, 2015 at 11:31 am | 3 comments | 1558 Views

AROUND TOWN

Have any good storm photos?

Let's hear it for El Nino! Do you have any great photos from the storm? Flooding? Sandbags? Send them to Gina at gallen@pleasantonweekly.com....

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Dec. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 244 Views

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Pleasanton police accepting applications for citizen's academy

Pleasanton Police Department has opened enrollment for its 2016 Citizen's Academy. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2015/12/21/pleasanton-police-accept...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by wondering, on Dec 22, 2015 at 9:10 am | 1 comment | 988 Views

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Regarding the Old Round Table Location...

Wouldn't it be great if this spot, instead of a church coffee shop/conference center could be something similar to Sauced...

Original post made by Kris on Dec. 20, 2015
Last comment by FrequentWalkerMiles, on Dec 22, 2015 at 8:52 am | 7 comments | 591 Views

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Whiting Turner Project on Dublin Canyon

What project is Whiting-Turner working on next to the Safeway offices on Dublin Canyon Road?...

Original post made by Dublin Canyon on Dec. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 211 Views

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School board to discuss resuming adult education courses, interviewing firms for superintendent search

The Pleasanton Unified School District board will decide Tuesday whether to resume adult education courses and which firms...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by AngelinaSmith, on Dec 20, 2015 at 11:13 pm | 14 comments | 2566 Views

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Letters

Lack of traffic planning Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/print/story/2015/12/11/letters posted...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm | 11 comments | 1072 Views

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Pleasanton names new director of water, utilities department

Kathleen Yurchak, formerly Pleasanton's Community Services Manager and for the last two years assistant director of operations,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by ???, on Dec 19, 2015 at 3:11 pm | 12 comments | 1887 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

San Jose Taxis on strike

They're protesting Uber and Lyft. The San Jose City Council relaxed restrictions on ride-sharing companies so that they...

Original post made by Sam on Nov. 10, 2015
Last comment by curious, on Dec 19, 2015 at 3:08 pm | 10 comments | 617 Views

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Pleasanton city attorney, librarian say farewell

Pleasanton City Attorney Jonathan Lowell and Librarian Julie Farnsworth are retiring this month, leaving the city in better...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by Al, on Dec 19, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 2600 Views

RESTAURANTS

Has any body visited the new ORGANIC COUP

Just noticed the new restaurant on Hopyard - The Organic Coup. Has anyone been there. ...

Original post made by chicken little on Dec. 17, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 19, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 3 comments | 408 Views

SPORTS

Foothill student among finalists in Baker's video contest

A Foothill High student is among the finalists in a contest in which State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) challenged...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by Jackkevin, on Dec 19, 2015 at 1:28 am | 1 comment | 1049 Views

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Special school board meeting tonight to hear about search for new superintendent

Pleasanton's school board will hold a public meeting tonight to hear an update from a consulting firm it hired to search...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by getitright, on Dec 18, 2015 at 11:16 pm | 3 comments | 1428 Views

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CITY WATER METER READING

Received my water and sewer statement from the city of Pleasanton 11/19/15 for their meter reading on 11/10/15. I noticed...

Original post made by Michael Austin on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by RememberinJune, on Dec 18, 2015 at 11:11 pm | 11 comments | 793 Views

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Pleasanton police welcome new officers, recognize promotions

Pleasanton police welcomed three new officers and two staff members and honored five officers who were promoted last week...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2015
Last comment by Happy!, on Dec 18, 2015 at 10:35 pm | 2 comments | 2143 Views

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James Tong/Charter Properties $3 million felony fraud scheme

Recall that Jerry Thorne, Jenniferr Hosterman, Cheryl Cook-Kallio --- Oak Grove and James Tong supporters as well as Kathy...

Original post made by Soundbite for Lund ranch referendum and city council recall on Dec. 18, 2015
There are no comments yet. 609 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers, parents, students asked to comment on potential Pleasanton school year calendar change

The Pleasanton school board voted Tuesday night to move forward with a survey to see what the community thinks about changing...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm | 10 comments | 2513 Views

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Tully's Coffee to close after New Year's

Tully's Coffee in downtown Pleasanton is set to close after the holidays, a move that surprised some longtime patrons. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Commentor, on Dec 17, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 58 comments | 8544 Views
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Hotel and more big box stores planned for El Charro Road
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 730 views

Representing me or my money?
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 534 views