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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Holiday crime rises at Stoneridge mall

Stoneridge Shopping Center was a hotbed of criminal activity in the days surrounding Christmas, with 10 arrests, pending...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 5, 2014 at 11:29 am | 21 comments | 7420 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

House passes legislation stripping federal funding from Sanctuary Cities

This is quick post in support of legislation stripping so called "sanctuary cities" of federal law enforcement funds. Kate...

Original post made by Not Important on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Lou Stuhle, on Aug 2, 2015 at 9:49 am | 21 comments | 762 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Officer involed shooting of Johnathan Deming.....FBI investigating very similar case

http://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-arlington-police-investigate-shooting-death-black-teen/story?id=32969921 This case is strikingly...

Original post made by FBG on Aug. 8, 2015
Last comment by American Epidemic, on Aug 12, 2015 at 10:43 am | 21 comments | 1074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Students Remember 9/11

In contrast to the many ways that our community has remembered 9/11 and the horrific events that occured on that day, Amador...

Original post made by A Close Neighbor on Sep. 18, 2008
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 20, 2008 at 11:28 am | 20 comments | 2495 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SHARED SACRIFICE

SHARED SACRIFICE has to be the common thread in any solution to the PUSD budget crisis. At the recent Budget Advisory Meeting,...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by West side observer, on Jan 28, 2009 at 11:01 am | 20 comments | 2419 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big decisions to be made at tonight's board meeting

The Pleasanton Unified School District board will face two hot issues tonight: budget cuts and a parcel tax. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 10:06 pm | 20 comments | 1998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

negotiating teachers' contracts

I have done some homework about the process for negotiating teachers' contracts. According to the CTA, school districts and...

Original post made by Sandy on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by Carl, on Apr 26, 2009 at 3:11 pm | 20 comments | 1772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador takes 3rd place in 'We the People' competition in Washington, D.C.

Amador Valley High School finished third in the national "We the People" competition in Washington, D.C., trailing the first...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm | 20 comments | 3591 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

My observations about people who vote yes on Measure G and those who vote No

Prior to this special election, I did not know which way I would vote on Measure G. I have read the Pleasanton Weekly blogs...

Original post made by Kate on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Susan, on May 28, 2009 at 11:47 pm | 20 comments | 1624 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Confused parcel tax voter...Please help

Original post made by Confused Voter on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 31, 2009 at 6:09 pm | 20 comments | 1537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Debbie Look appointed to top PTA post

Pleasanton resident Debbie Look has been named the director of legislation for the California State Parent Teachers Association...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2009
Last comment by Marti Scalise, on Jul 11, 2009 at 11:27 am | 20 comments | 2160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Help for a challenged reader

has anyone found help for their child who is having trouble reading. My child is 12 and has been tutored, gone to summer...

Original post made by concerned parent on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Gail Nott, on Jun 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm | 20 comments | 1780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tyranny of the Seniority

PUSD and the teachers union are negotiating a new contract. A majority of PUSD expense is being negotiated now and locks...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by To Sad, on Jan 31, 2010 at 7:54 pm | 20 comments | 1658 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spinoff Thread - Why are BMWs always associated with spoiled children?

It seems like the stereotypical Pleasantonian is a SUV driving, "not my kid", soccer mom with a spoiled teen driving a BMW?...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Hmmmmm, on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm | 20 comments | 7206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Surveys vs. Fundraiser

My neighbor went through the results of the surveys for all grade levels. Specifically for high school, it looks like the...

Original post made by PUSD Surveys vs. Fundraiser on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by letsgo, on Mar 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm | 20 comments | 1891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley parents, staff discuss what they want in a new principal

Staff and parents of Amador Valley High School students want much the same things of an incoming principal to replace retiring...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by hughseyp, on May 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm | 20 comments | 1862 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Expanding the lexicon..

If a person has a WH-ite American mother and a bl-ACK Kenyan father.. why would he be called 'African-American' as a racial...

Original post made by unclehomerr.. on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Mom, on Sep 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm | 20 comments | 1682 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen shouting obscenities from car

Happened twice to us this week - teen boys shouting obscenities at us from cars (presumably on their way home from Amador...

Original post made by Pleasanton Valley Resident on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm | 20 comments | 2250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Living in a Bubble

I would like to know why the PW doesn't cover the "bad news" stories in our community that would be of interest for parents....

Original post made by Keep it Real on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by HS Parent, on Feb 21, 2011 at 11:24 am | 20 comments | 1858 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Post your stories of great Pleasanton teachers

Take a minute to share a story of a great Pleasanton teacher who has helped your child along. It's a thankless job....

Original post made by Teacher Appreciation Week on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by HS Student, on May 12, 2011 at 6:31 am | 20 comments | 3171 Views
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