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Candy bomber drops into Danville

"Candy bomber" Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, now 89, kept the audience spellbound Sunday evening as he recalled the Berlin Airlift...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Trish, on Apr 15, 2011 at 6:33 am | 1 comment | 1473 Views

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Landslide damages water main, stops water service

A major water main damaged last Friday on the Pleasanton Ridge as a result of a landslide halted water service to 160 customers....

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2011
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 1527 Views

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Boy hits a hole-in-one - again!

It's supposed to be the shot of a lifetime but Alex Chin has hit a hole-in-one twice -- and he's only 12. Last summer, at...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2011
Last comment by nathan, on Apr 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm | 2 comments | 2091 Views

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'Suckers for St. Jude'

Some Walnut Grove fourth- and fifth-graders will be selling lollipops after school Tuesday to raise money for cancer patients....

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Kathleen , on Apr 20, 2011 at 8:01 pm | 5 comments | 1819 Views

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Redwood tree planted for Earth Day

A third-grade class at Mohr Elementary in Pleasanton received a civics lessons today along with its Earth Day celebration...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Ben, on Apr 26, 2011 at 10:01 am | 5 comments | 2130 Views

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PUSD: Seniors only need register once for parcel tax exemption

Pleasanton school district's administration has addressed one of the objections to its $98 parcel tax measure, known as Measure...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 24, 2011 at 9:24 am | 36 comments | 2607 Views

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Measure E: separating the myths from the facts

There are certain ideas that most of us can agree on: Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=8084...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Scott, on Apr 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm | 16 comments | 2353 Views

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Sides still at odds over step and column raises for teachers

As Pleasanton prepares once again to vote on a parcel tax, no single issue has received more attention than step and column,...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by nighthawk, on Apr 24, 2011 at 2:19 am | 8 comments | 1929 Views

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Destination ImaginNation

Two Pleasanton teams place first in the elementary division of the Destination Imagination State Finals on April 9-10 and...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2011
Last comment by Somasundara Rao, on Apr 26, 2011 at 6:47 am | 2 comments | 2306 Views

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'Suckers for St. Jude' raises money to help fight cancer

Abby Smith, Addy Mapes, and Haley Carr, fourth graders at Walnut Grove Elementary School, team up to sell lollipops, raising...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2011
Last comment by Kelly Hilton, on Apr 26, 2011 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 1952 Views

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Measure E opponents: district has lost peoples' trust

Opponents of the parcel tax, Measure E, were out in force again at the Pleasanton school board meeting Tuesday night, questioning,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by The Big S, on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm | 89 comments | 3670 Views

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Schools mourn death of seventh-grader

The school community is mourning the death of a young teenager and asking parents to keep a close eye on their children over...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2011
Last comment by Sunshine, on May 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm | 74 comments | 7008 Views

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Parcel tax opponents blast board decisions

Opponents of the Measure E parcel tax were out in force again at the Pleasanton school board meeting Tuesday night, questioning,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Larry, on May 5, 2011 at 11:17 am | 21 comments | 2635 Views

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Amador Valley High's 'We the People' team among top 10 advancing to finals Monday

Amador Valley High School is advancing to the championship round of the 2011 "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution"...

Original post made on May. 1, 2011
Last comment by Rene Siegel, on May 3, 2011 at 10:37 am | 10 comments | 2633 Views

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Mixed results in parcel tax voting across the Bay Area

A mail-in election wrapped up in several Bay Area counties Tuesday, where votes weighed in on a number of school parcel tax...

Original post made on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by Arnold, on May 16, 2011 at 6:22 pm | 36 comments | 3150 Views

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A majority vote loses out in Pleasanton

Thank heaven, the 35% of Tuesday's voters who managed to quash the Measure E $98 a year parcel tax vote in Pleasanton don't...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Pepper, on May 11, 2011 at 8:21 am | 9 comments | 3287 Views

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Of Note

<B>Boosters bring in big bucks for bands Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=8119...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Marilyn Palowitch, on May 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 1843 Views

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PUSD considers fundraising efforts in wake of parcel tax defeat

With last week's defeat of the parcel tax, three fundraising options were brought before the Pleasanton school board at last...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Steve K, on May 16, 2011 at 8:38 am | 38 comments | 2972 Views

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Special public art exhibit opens today at Pleasanton Senior Center

The 17th annual "Celebrating Art Made Easy" student exhibit starts today at the Pleasanton Senior Center with paintings done...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by yvonne giordano, on May 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 1957 Views

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Teachers take their homework grading, lesson planning work to Stoneridge Mall

Nearly 100 teachers gathered at Stoneridge Shopping Center Tuesday afternoon to show the public the work they do after school...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by DJohns, on May 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm | 34 comments | 2395 Views
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