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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vranesh removed as principal of Walnut Grove Elementary

In a marathon closed session that lasted nearly eight hours, the Pleasanton School Board decided to replace Jon Vranesh...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by I , on Dec 19, 2013 at 10:37 am | 15 comments | 3133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened at School Board Meeting last night?

Anyone hear what happened as a result of the special board meeting last night regarding Jon Vranesh? thanks...

Original post made by What Happened? on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Nick Papagiorgio, on Dec 19, 2013 at 10:06 am | 36 comments | 3101 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Whitney's legacy: A gold record

When John Whitney packs up his office next month as he retires as principal of Pleasanton Middle School, he'll be sure to...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Elissa Fox, on Dec 19, 2013 at 7:32 am | 1 comment | 394 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council to consider $405,000 Black Ave. traffic calming project tonight

A proposal to reduce speeds and possibly traffic volumes on Black Avenue goes before the Pleasanton City Council tonight...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by John, on Dec 19, 2013 at 12:05 am | 6 comments | 1476 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spare the Air' day to remain in effect today

Another Winter Spare the Air Day has been called again for today, prohibiting all wood burning in the Bay Area for another...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by steve, on Dec 18, 2013 at 9:00 pm | 11 comments | 1185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sonic Boom? Today Dec 13 before noon?

I am the only one who heard multiple 'sonic boom' like sounds outdoors today? I believe it was this morning before noon and...

Original post made by Petra on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Mojo, on Dec 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 5 comments | 764 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spare the Air' in effect again today

Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy again Wednesday so another "Winter Spare the Air Alert" will continue...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Woody, on Dec 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 771 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board awaits data on principal's ouster

More than five weeks ago, Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh was placed on paid administrative leave, but an anonymous source...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by reality, on Dec 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm | 13 comments | 4385 Views

AROUND TOWN

Can we all transition out of using incandescent Christmas lights?

Does anyone else feel there is a lot of energy being wasted on xmas lights? They're pretty, but I'd sure like to see people...

Original post made by Ryan on Dec. 3, 2010
Last comment by Another mom, on Dec 18, 2013 at 9:32 am | 16 comments | 1655 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

FBI insists Pleasanton bomber will be caught

An FBI expert on criminal behavior said Monday that an animal rights activist accused of planting bombs in Emeryville and...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Dec 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 4 comments | 2601 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area sees unprecedented 10th straight 'Winter Spare the Air' alert

A record 10th consecutive Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday (Dec. 17) by the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by yahoos, on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:14 pm | 5 comments | 1570 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to discuss 'public employee' tonight

The Pleasanton school board may once again go into closed session at its 7 p.m. meeting tonight to take up the issue surrounding...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by DefinitelyMan, on Dec 17, 2013 at 2:44 pm | 40 comments | 4032 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board postpones discussion on principal

Three people spoke in support of ousted Principal Jon Vranesh before the Pleasanton school board Tuesday night, although...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Will, on Dec 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm | 45 comments | 6880 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Wal-Mart in Washington DC

Earlier this week, after much debate, Wal-Mart opened two stores within Washington DC. Some members of the DC city council...

Original post made by Joe on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm | 11 comments | 906 Views

AROUND TOWN

Five Easy Ways to Lower Your Energy Bills This Winter

Winter is approaching, and it may have Pleasanton residents wondering what they can do to keep their homes warm while avoiding...

Original post made by Jessica Lee for StopWaste on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm | 10 comments | 801 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Planning commission OKs Ruby Hill right to govern home design

The Pleasanton Planning Commission Wednesday reaffirmed the city's longstanding agreement that gives the Ruby Hill Architectural...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 16, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 27 comments | 4121 Views

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Pleasanton meat and fish market

My wife and I frequently walk down Spring St. to Main St and have noticed that the meat and fish store on the corner of Main...

Original post made by cdm on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by cdm, on Dec 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm | 4 comments | 2775 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Man named to FBI most wanted list for Shaklee bombing

A North Bay man has been named to the FBI's most wanted terrorists list for the alleged animal rights-related bombings of...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by 2 cents, on Dec 16, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 16 comments | 1385 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Downtown-Vision and the "Main Street Partnership"

Re: Robert Byrd's article I have been in Pleasanton for more than 30 years and have the Downtown change very little-- The...

Original post made by Elle44 on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:08 am | 2 comments | 2173 Views

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Harvest Park students nab global championship

Two Harvest Park Middle School students are already at the top of their game. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2013/12/12/harvest-park-students-nab-glo...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Vtasan Madabushi, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:07 pm | 5 comments | 2095 Views
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