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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton students score high marks on new state standardized test

About 75% of district students who took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the new state...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 22, 2015 at 8:37 am | 28 comments | 4431 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Dentist's Halloween buy-back program brings in 533 pounds of candy

Dentist Steven Nerad and his office staff have collected a total of 532.93 pounds of Halloween candy since Oct. 31, donations...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Robin, on Nov 13, 2014 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 4431 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How do you plan to vote on state taxes for schools?

Have you decided on how you are voting on the upcoming tax measures that say they will help schools? Are you going for Jerry...

Original post made by curious on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by FedUpMom, on May 3, 2012 at 9:12 am | 80 comments | 4430 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents - please stop speeding in student parking lots

Dear Amador Speeding Parent, On Wednesday morning, my daughter and a friend were nearly hit by you after you dropped off...

Original post made by Worried Amador parent on Nov. 9, 2007
Last comment by CHOLO, on Jan 25, 2008 at 4:50 pm | 27 comments | 4429 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds of Tri-Valley students joining county-wide program to walk or bike-ride to schools

Students in some schools in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore are joining this week in an Alameda County-wide two-week program...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jim van Dyke, on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm | 5 comments | 4429 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Are you ready for some football?

Labor Day weekend can mean a lot of things to people in Pleasanton with the start of high school football leading the list...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Quit whining Amador, on Aug 26, 2013 at 10:50 am | 4 comments | 4429 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Lois Lerner advised IRS employees "be cautious about what we say in emails"

Let's see, if I am a public servant, doing my job, in an honest an ethical way, "not even a smidgen of corruption" as our...

Original post made by jimf01 on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Mac, on Sep 25, 2015 at 11:02 am | 46 comments | 4427 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Why is Adultery a Sin Only For Republicans?

I note with interest how the media is doing everything they can to create an identification of Newt Gingrich as "The Adulterer";...

Original post made by Whata Crock on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm | 49 comments | 4426 Views

AROUND TOWN

Earthquake, fire emergency preparedness class Tuesday

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will be providing a free Personal Emergency Preparedness class in the multipurpose...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by William Tell, on May 27, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 6 comments | 4424 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Fire department's deputy chief to retire Thursday

Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Rodondi of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will retire Thursday after more than 30 years...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by g7caligirl, on Jul 23, 2015 at 11:50 am | 5 comments | 4423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hart Middle School faculty, staff surprise 14 children with new bikes

Hart Middle School teachers and staff in Pleasanton built and delivered 14 bicycles for children in the San Leandro Parks...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Angry , on Sep 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm | 9 comments | 4420 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

fiscal cliff nonsense and our leaders

If you look at all the talented,smart people we have in this country,how is it possible that we have Reid,McConnell and Boehner...

Original post made by hoops on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by Who really cares?, on Oct 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm | 17 comments | 4420 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Front yards again a place for political signs

Political campaign signs are starting to dot the Pleasanton landscape as candidates and their supporters work the precincts,...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2008
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 13, 2008 at 10:34 am | 53 comments | 4418 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police Bulletin

The Pleasanton Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is sponsoring "Together We Prepare," a disaster preparedness workshop....

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Maurice HUNTER, on Nov 17, 2015 at 9:54 am | 1 comment | 4417 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schools' graduation rate above California results

California's high school graduation rate increased in 2014 for the fifth year in a row, but it remained lower than results...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jun 2, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 12 comments | 4415 Views

RESTAURANTS

What ABOUT Fast-Food Workers?

Hey, wait a minute. I thought going to college was supposed to ensure that everyone becomes a millionaire! Well, at least...

Original post made by Milty on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Niles, on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:11 pm | 5 comments | 4415 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why is Narum Taking Developer's Money?

Wow, I went to the city's website to look at the city council candidate's financial statements and was shocked at who...

Original post made by rick-native on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 9, 2013 at 5:50 pm | 50 comments | 4414 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Need ideas for new in town

We are new in town and are desparately unhappy. We moved here last spring and have not found the community to be very welcoming....

Original post made by New in Town on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by Another Parent, on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:54 am | 45 comments | 4412 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Review: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Pt. 2'

Pottermania reaches a crescendo with this taut and thoughtful final installment in the impressive "Harry Potter" film franchise....

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2011
Last comment by Greg, on Jul 16, 2011 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 4411 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

High-speed rail boosters promise 'blended' transportation system

A lower price tag, fewer tracks and a fresh commitment to fund rail improvements in north and south California are among...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm | 15 comments | 4406 Views
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