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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district loses ruling in Vranesh case

An attempt by the Pleasanton Unified School District to deny former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh a hearing into its...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by JOM, on Feb 4, 2015 at 10:40 am | 45 comments | 11140 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown Sidewalks

I love our downtown and always try to support these businesses. However, I can't help but notice that a few restaurants...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by kbenson, on Feb 3, 2015 at 5:17 pm | 18 comments | 1833 Views

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Dublin Council ends two months of debate, chooses Wehrenberg for vacant seat

After nearly 15 hours of public and closed-door meetings over the last two months, the Dublin City Council last night voted...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Andy, on Feb 2, 2015 at 2:52 pm | 9 comments | 2596 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Review: 'Les Mis' hits all the right notes

Haunting music performed to perfection. Comic relief delivered with verve. A good man rising above injustices done to him....

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Feb 2, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 1 comment | 1459 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Amador student reaches for horizon in motorcycle racing

Amador Valley High School student Tony Davila is an athlete of a different sort. Besides being a varsity wrestler, he is...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 2, 2015 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 1682 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

AV Student Want Change

To Pleasanton Weekly readers- My name is Sophia Holbrook and I am a member of AVHS's school newspaper staff. I run the online...

Original post made by Sophia Holbrook on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Paula, on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 32 comments | 2108 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board discusses laptop program for Pleasanton middle schools

The Pleasanton school board heard a report from middle school principals at its meeting last night about a proposal to expand...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 31, 2015 at 11:43 am | 20 comments | 3032 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Pleasanton author pens allergen-conscious cookbook

Pleasanton resident Christina Gray decided she needed to learn all she could about food allergies, and she spent the next...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Lisa C, on Jan 31, 2015 at 12:57 am | 7 comments | 3512 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Finding a fresh perspective with life coaches

When Caroline, 42, welcomed a woman into her home, courtesy of Airbnb, the two ended up having some good conversations. The...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Wayne Sutton, on Jan 30, 2015 at 5:08 am | 10 comments | 4738 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Albertsons, Safeway receive clearance for proposed merger

AB Acquisition LLC, which owns Boise-based Albertsons, and Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. announced yesterday that they have...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Registered Joe, on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:16 pm | 4 comments | 3406 Views

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Alameda County offering no-cost tax preparation for low/moderate income taxpayers

The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is providing no cost IRS-certified tax preparation assistance to low- and...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Sarah Holtzclaw, on Jan 29, 2015 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 1262 Views

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Millennials seek smaller houses, but won't sacrifice details

As Millennials begin to enter the home buying market in larger numbers, homes will get a little smaller, laundry rooms will...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ptowngal, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:54 pm | 5 comments | 2666 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board looks at 4 new high school courses tonight

The Pleasanton school board will be discussing the possibility of four new high school courses for the 2015-16 school year...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 2373 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Zone 7 urges everyone to keep conserving water use

Despite all that rain in December, serious drought conditions persist and Zone 7 urges everyone in its service area to continue...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 7 comments | 1922 Views

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Financial reports for 16th Assembly District candidates show Orinda councilman ahead

Fundraising is well under way for candidates eyeing the 16th State Assembly District that includes Pleasanton, a position...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by e, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 2427 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

IRS warns about phone scams, phishing as 2015 tax season gets underway

The IRS is kicking off the Dirty Dozen tax scams campaign for 2015 this week with pervasive phone scam and phishing the first...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Longtimer, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:03 am | 5 comments | 3045 Views

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Pleasanton police see increase in daytime home burglaries

Pleasanton police put out a warning Thursday through Nixle about an increase in daytime residential burglaries. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Jan 27, 2015 at 9:43 am | 31 comments | 5924 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton names new finance director

Tina Olson has been named the new Finance Director for the city of Pleasanton, succeeding Emily Wagner, who is retiring but...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Jan 26, 2015 at 11:42 am | 6 comments | 4472 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unemployment rates down across Bay Area in November

Unemployment rates across the Bay Area dropped in November, compared with a year ago, according to data released Friday from...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Drusilla, on Jan 26, 2015 at 4:40 am | 2 comments | 1231 Views

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Christmas Day burglary suspects arrested

Pleasanton police arrested four men yesterday who are suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of of metal, electrical...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Cornell, on Jan 26, 2015 at 4:29 am | 14 comments | 4706 Views
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