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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Take Us Along

Inside a cage in shark-infested waters. In the hand of a wakeboarder on Lake Shasta. With President Barack Obama (okay, so...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Feb 2, 2009 at 12:32 am | 3 comments | 1530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill High principal calls state budget impact on schools 'dire'

In a letter to Foothill High School students, parents and alumni, the school's principal John Dwyer said he had anticipated...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by Dan Faraday, on Feb 3, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 28 comments | 1703 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School forum puts financial crisis at forefront

Many educational buzz words were used during Tuesday night's school board candidates forum as hopefuls vied for votes. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 1, 2009 at 11:19 pm | 1 comment | 1347 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Police name employees of the year

Officer Roy Gamez and Shannon Revel were recently recognized by the Pleasanton Police Department in its annual program honoring...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Steve Cordero, on Apr 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm | 2 comments | 1237 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Goodbye Jerry

Long-time city planner Jerry Iserson has been honored at a city-sponsored luncheon as he retired after more than 30 years...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Dorene Paradiso-Carroll, on Feb 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm | 4 comments | 1382 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Twilight magic

Living in Pleasanton since she was four, resident artist Debbie Wardrope has long known the romanticism that settles over...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Stephanie Goelzer, on Feb 2, 2009 at 11:04 pm | 1 comment | 1424 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district holds special meeting at 5 p.m. tonight

The school board will meet at 5 p.m. tonight to discuss the budget crisis facing Pleasanton Unified School District. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 4, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 21 comments | 1464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley High student tests positive for staph infection

A student at Amador Valley High School is under a medical quarantine after testing positive for a Staph infection--clinically...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Julie, on Feb 6, 2009 at 4:28 pm | 15 comments | 1985 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spare the air tonight

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a winter "Spare the Air" alert today, banning residents and businesses...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 2, 2014 at 2:48 pm | 10 comments | 1778 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Sullivan pulls plug on council meeting after 3-1/2-hour hearing

In an extraordinary but not unprecendented move, Pleasanton City Councilman Matt Sullivan pulled the plug on consideration...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by June, on Feb 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 101 comments | 2739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School administrators' group calls state funding reductions too deep

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) said yesterday that funding cuts to California schools that are...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by Teacher & Parent, on Feb 8, 2009 at 4:16 pm | 39 comments | 1845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Obituaries

Dunn B. Mangabay Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=4673 posted Friday, October...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by Chris Heredia, on Apr 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm | 2 comments | 1569 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Residents share concern over parcel tax

As the state continues to negotiate its budget, the Pleasanton Unified School District school board is listening to residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 9, 2009 at 8:20 am | 148 comments | 2574 Views

AROUND TOWN

Truffles, Tidbits and Wine Tasting

Pleasanton Downtown Association presents "Tidbits, Truffles and Wine Tasting" from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5 in downtown...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Mr. Cheney, on Feb 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm | 3 comments | 1233 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown wine stroll starts at 6 p.m. tonight, rain or shine

The popular downtown wine stroll will be held in downtown Pleasanton starting at 6 p.m. tonight even with rain forecast for...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Mr. Mr., on Feb 5, 2009 at 8:53 am | 1 comment | 1312 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Wheels bus fares to increase

The board of directors for the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority approved fare increases to Wheels bus routes Monday....

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by SF Transit Planner, on Mar 3, 2009 at 6:55 pm | 14 comments | 1428 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

State supreme court to hear arguments against Prop. 8

The California Supreme Court announced this week it will hear arguments on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the state's...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 10, 2009 at 1:02 pm | 35 comments | 1555 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART station moves to completion, apartments put on hold

Next month, work will begin on constructing pedestrian walkways on the Pleasanton and Dublin sides of the new BART station...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Realist, on Feb 6, 2009 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 1208 Views

SPORTS

SPORTS: Lady Falcons tally another win, remain undefeated

The Lady Falcons varsity soccer team has added another notch in their belts in the win category after shutting out Granada...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Ghetto Resident, on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:45 am | 2 comments | 1937 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton Sheraton owners default on loan

According to Alameda County property records, the financiers of the Sheraton Pleasanton Hotel filed a notice of default Jan....

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Chris, on Feb 6, 2009 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 1234 Views
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