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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What is an "instructional coach?" and why is PUSD funding instructional coaches rather than real teachers?

I have been following the thread on PUSD. It used to be that every time a buddy of a superintendent or administrator "retired,"...

Original post made by Boondoggle on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 23 comments | 7856 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton set to start negotiations tonight with employees union

The City Council will open negotiations with the Pleasanton City Employees Association (PCEA) at its meeting tonight in...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Ptown native, on Feb 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm | 24 comments | 3924 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's Approval Ratings Through the Roof! Proving Spread of Disease of Liberalism

As President Obama faces a tough showdown with congressional Republicans over the looming sequestration cuts, a new poll...

Original post made by Wither America? on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Unphased by facts, on Feb 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm | 3 comments | 892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scholarships available for Foothill, Village, Amador High Schools

One month until scholarship applications are due for Amador Valley Scholarships, Inc. Last year we awarded $23,500 in scholarships...

Original post made by Mary Reding on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Dorothy, on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:42 am | 5 comments | 1339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police nab daytime burglar

Lincoln's birthday may be in part responsible for the arrest of a Discovery Bay man in a Pleasanton burglary. Two juveniles...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Member, on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm | 18 comments | 1951 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school board ponders plan to restore $2.7 million in jobs

The Pleasanton school district is considering adding some jobs that were cut in 2008, including a lead trainer for technology...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 31 comments | 15029 Views

AROUND TOWN

BART to hold one-week test of allowing bikes on trains during commute hours

BART will conduct a week-long test program from March 18-22 allowing bicycles on all trains at all hours. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by John, on Feb 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 1401 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parking near San Francisco's AT&T Park getting pricier

Parking near San Francisco's AT&T Park is getting pricier in the evenings and during events at the ballpark starting next...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Simon Says, on Feb 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm | 3 comments | 975 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cash mob hits downtown Pleasanton at 6 p.m. tonight

The "Cash Mob" is at it again. These groups that meet to patronize a specific local business have been popping up across...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2013
Last comment by Amazing, on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:39 am | 12 comments | 996 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley High wins state 'We the People' competition

Amador Valley High School captured first place in the "We the People" state finals last Saturday in Bakersfield, topping...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 20, 2013 at 7:15 am | 3 comments | 3356 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Is Global Warming a Ruse for Creeping Communism? Chairman Gore Pontificates on Income Inequality

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore says the American media and outsize effect of corporate money...

Original post made by Our Freedom Is at Stake on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 3762 Views

AROUND TOWN

Car Fire

Does anyone have any information on the car fire on Vineyard Avenue on Saturday, February 16th around 12:30pm? My husband...

Original post made by ccwc on Feb. 19, 2013
There are no comments yet. 814 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Real Estate Matters: Deal killers are superstitions, core beliefs

There are two types of deal killers in real estate: those that are correctable or avoidable and those that are core beliefs...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2013
Last comment by Godlike, on Feb 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 9 comments | 4833 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

State Assembly eyes laws on gun liability, buy-back programs

State Assemblymen Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) have introduced legislation that would require...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Mavis, on Feb 18, 2013 at 9:44 am | 9 comments | 1660 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cash mob hits downtown Pleasanton at 6 p.m. tomorrow

The Cash Mob is at it again. These groups that meet to patronize a specific local business have been popping up across the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 18, 2013 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 6947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Home Schooling an Option in Pleasanton?

My husband and I moved into Pleasanton a couple months ago and we really love it. The people hear are great. We're not...

Original post made by Johanna Weissen on Feb. 4, 2013
Last comment by Godless, on Feb 18, 2013 at 6:16 am | 13 comments | 1471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rick Perry's Pitch: "Come to Texas, You're Kids Won't Change"

Rick Perry, in yet another effort to woo businesses and families from California to the mecca of Texas freedom and liberty,...

Original post made by Fred Glendenning on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by Godless, on Feb 18, 2013 at 6:05 am | 13 comments | 1121 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Kathy Narum launches campaign for seat on Pleasanton City Council

Planning Commissioner Kathy Narum launched her bid for election to the Pleasanton City Council at a breakfast fundraiser...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by local, on Feb 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm | 35 comments | 2110 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Do All Tyrants Have Huge Egos? Obama Pitches His Own Book

At today’s Google+ “fireside hangout” with President Obama, the president was asked to recommend a book that would help opponents...

Original post made by Tea Party Proud on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Serious Gina, on Feb 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 11 comments | 3761 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Federal agency awards $12 million to state for rental aid to disabled low-income tenants

Federal housing and health officials have awarded $12 million to the California Housing Financing Agency to offer rental...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2013
Last comment by Tea is best, on Feb 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm | 6 comments | 1011 Views
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