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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion

The current discussion about the proposed parcel tax for schools in the Pleasanton Weekly thus far has me worried. For those...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Arijit De, on Mar 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm | 73 comments | 3179 Views

AROUND TOWN

Treasures of Main Street

It's easy to excite a kid. That's probably because they notice little things in life that mostly go unnoticed by adults....

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by grumpy old man, on Feb 10, 2009 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 1662 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador's civics team places first in statewide championship on Constitution, Bill of Rights

Amador Valley High School's competition civics team won the California state championship Friday at the statewide "We the...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by Dennis Jones, on Feb 17, 2009 at 10:45 am | 14 comments | 1679 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Freeze warnings issued tonight for Pleasanton, Tri-Valley

Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley are expected to have numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms today with freeze warnings...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by withheld by request, on Feb 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm | 11 comments | 1635 Views

AROUND TOWN

Treasures of Main Street

It's easy to excite a kid. That's probably because they notice little things in life that mostly go unnoticed by adults....

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Nancy, on Jun 8, 2009 at 11:50 pm | 6 comments | 1192 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting a head start on spring cleaning

Fifth graders from Ms. Ferreira's Walnut Grove Elementary School class recently took part in a service learning assignment....

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Just a thought..., on Feb 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 1382 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Court orders reduction in prison population

A three-judge federal panel has tentatively ruled that the population of California's severely overcrowded prisons must be...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Lucky Guy, on Apr 3, 2009 at 9:59 pm | 19 comments | 1605 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to identify $8.7M in school cuts tonight

While debate continues over a possible parcel tax, the school board must identify $8.7 million in reductions to maintain...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Mother, on Feb 20, 2009 at 7:17 am | 16 comments | 1793 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Colorado investigators say fire started in kitchen

Fire investigators believe the fire that killed Pleasanton resident David Patrick Ryan early Friday began in the kitchen,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Pat Markle, on Feb 13, 2009 at 9:17 pm | 5 comments | 1432 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Alameda County assessor may lower taxes on 100,000 properties

The Alameda County Assessor's office is reminding property owners that it can reassess property at no charge to owners. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 4, 2009 at 1:12 pm | 7 comments | 1511 Views

AROUND TOWN

Germain's court case continued to Feb. 26

A court hearing for Henry Germain, the former Castlewood Country Club tennis pro who is accused of child molestation, has...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by nonameplease, on Feb 11, 2009 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1164 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays cuts, for now

While no reductions were made at Tuesday night's school board meeting, the deadline to make cuts and put a parcel tax on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 28, 2009 at 10:09 am | 188 comments | 5704 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

General Plan delayed again by housing cap dispute

Community and city leaders started updating the Pleasanton General Plan in 2003, a hoped-for three year process that is just...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Why, on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 1104 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

General Plan delayed again by housing cap dispute

Community and city leaders started updating the Pleasanton General Plan in 2003, a hoped-for three year process that is just...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Tom, on Feb 13, 2009 at 9:50 am | 5 comments | 1281 Views

AROUND TOWN

SPCA, veterinary center partner to offer free spay/neuter day for dogs, cats

The East Bay SPCA and Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care, located in San Ramon, have teamed up to offer 100 free...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Dorothy, on Feb 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 1457 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: Staples Ranch on hold again

For investors, owners and representatives for organizations that have waited patiently for years to win approval of their...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by Straightforward Politics? They are at it again!, on Feb 19, 2009 at 3:07 pm | 13 comments | 1343 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

A 'sentinel' of freedom moves to Pleasanton

Jay Wilkerson was honored by the City Council last Tuesday. A former Army sergeant who suffered severe head injuries three...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by DMZ- LT, on May 4, 2009 at 4:55 am | 6 comments | 1603 Views

AROUND TOWN

Angela Street fire investigation winding down

Without getting into details, a Pleasanton police sergeant said this week that investigators expect to wrap up their examination...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by Lisa B., on Nov 6, 2009 at 10:35 am | 23 comments | 2012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador moves on to D.C. in 'We the People' civics competition

Amador Valley High School's competition civics team will be competing at the nationwide level of the "We the People" competition...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Feb 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm | 4 comments | 1481 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: 'It saddens me'

Those were the words of school board president Chris Grant last Tuesday night as he reviewed a long list of possible program...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Feb 23, 2009 at 8:39 pm | 66 comments | 1798 Views
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
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