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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district agrees to pay Signature, Standard Pacific $2.6 million to settle suit

The Pleasanton school district announced Tuesday that it has agreed to pay $2.6 million to local developers Signature Properties...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm | 58 comments | 4097 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion

For schools in Pleasanton, along with those in the rest of California, 2009 bodes to be a year of great challenge. Given...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2008
Last comment by :), on Jan 20, 2009 at 7:04 pm | 16 comments | 1729 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Superintendent Contract

Awhile back someone posted a link here to John Casey's contract on the PUSD website. Does anyone recall this and can someone...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 20, 2009 at 5:48 am | 17 comments | 2018 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rude Realtor

There is a realtor who regularly makes the rounds in my neighborhood, leaving her business papers on front doorknobs. ...

Original post made by Brad on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 20, 2009 at 12:49 am | 75 comments | 3391 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: Daunting numbers for job losses

It was not like we were not warned. They were expected. Yet, the reality of the numbers was quite sobering. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 1476 Views

AROUND TOWN

County fair adding four more days of horse racing this year

In just six short months, the Alameda County Fair will draw hundreds of thousands of people for ferris wheel rides, concerts,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Jan 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm | 4 comments | 1446 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

High-speed rail officials to hold local scoping meetings

Plans for California's 800-mile high-speed rail system are about to get specific, according to an announcement made Thursday...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Hi Speed rail won't help Tri valley, on Jan 19, 2009 at 10:54 am | 4 comments | 1501 Views

AROUND TOWN

Day of Service events in Pleasanton, Livermore

This coming Monday, MLK Jr. day, has been called a national Day of Service for interested citizens to volunteer and helping...

Original post made by Grace on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Jane, on Jan 19, 2009 at 9:24 am | 4 comments | 1527 Views

AROUND TOWN

Oak Grove developers seek court OK to proceed

Developers Jennifer Lin and her brother Frederic have asked the state Court of Appeal to deny a bid by a citizens' coalition...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2008
Last comment by Natural, on Jan 19, 2009 at 7:26 am | 8 comments | 1550 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton considering eliminating class-size reductions, teaching and administrative positions

Pleasanton School Supt. John Casey warned yesterday that the state's growing deficit problems could force the district...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2009
Last comment by Jon, on Jan 18, 2009 at 11:55 am | 5 comments | 1245 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mark Curtis Blog: California Tuskegee Airmen Head to Inauguration

California Tuskegee Airmen Head to Inauguration By Mark Curtis “Welcome to the Obama Express!” said the flight attendant,...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 18, 2009
There are no comments yet. 9034 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mark Curtis Blog: America Has a New Hero from Danville

By Mark Curtis - Posted on January 17th, 2009 (Danville, California) With all the excitement and fanfare surrounding...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1857 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mark Curtis blogging from the Inauguration

Hi everyone! It's Mark Curtis...from www.MarkCurtisMedia.com. I will be reporting and blogging from Washington, DC for the...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1579 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School administrators head to Sacramento today as deep budget cuts loom

With the Pleasanton school district facing a possible $8.7 million shortfall, administrators and staff finance managers will...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Jan 17, 2009 at 10:35 pm | 22 comments | 1765 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss budget tonight

School districts across the state are looking to cut millions of dollars from their budgets in face of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 17, 2009 at 4:04 pm | 11 comments | 1702 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Danville pilot hailed as hero after landing US Airways jet in the Hudson

Quick thinking by Danville resident pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger was credited with saving the lives of the passengers...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Beth, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:24 pm | 3 comments | 1443 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where there's a need, there's a Y

The goal of the YMCA since beginning in 1844 is to meet the needs of the community. Despite its affluence, many people of...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Jerry Metzker, on Jan 16, 2009 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 1348 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Brain Matters

Our brains are vital organs that deserve the same attention to care and maintenance as our hearts. Engaging in active learning...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Jan 16, 2009 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 1413 Views

SPORTS

Pleasanton horse trainers want golf balls off the racing track

In today's Tri-Valley Herald: http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/ci_11455032...

Original post made by PJ on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 1844 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Pleasanton Hotel closure a product of greed

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5071 posted Friday, January 9,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by Your joking?, on Jan 15, 2009 at 6:40 pm | 3 comments | 1418 Views
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