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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 | 3746 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vranesh files challenge to OAH ruling

Former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh filed a legal challenge last week to an administrative court's decision that the...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by CP for short, on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm | 2 comments | 3809 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

A Well-Written Editorial on the Deming Case by Gina Channel-Allen

One of the PW editors wrote what I think is a very good and balanced editorial on the recent press release by the Deming...

Original post made by Jason on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by DJohns, on Sep 21, 2015 at 3:18 pm | 13 comments | 1933 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton native awaiting lung transplant meets Taylor Swift

The petite blonde woman took a deep breath -- which was difficult because her lungs were failing a little more every day....

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by CC, on Sep 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 2107 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton police department adds 2 new officers, promotes 2 others

The Pleasanton Police Department expanded this week as it welcomed two new officers and promoted two others to higher ranks. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Lou Stuhle, on Sep 21, 2015 at 11:06 am | 14 comments | 2883 Views

RESTAURANTS

Is Chick A Fils replacing Denny's?

Recently noticed Denny's on Owens Drive is closed. Is Chick A fils taking that spot? I thought Chick A fils was going...

Original post made by highdiver on Aug. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jerry, on Sep 21, 2015 at 9:27 am | 10 comments | 1613 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton Weekly website back online after cyber attack

The five online news sites of Embarcadero Media Group, including PleasantonWeekly.com, were hacked Thursday night at about...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2015
Last comment by The Dogfather, on Sep 20, 2015 at 7:48 am | 2 comments | 2923 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Congregation Beth Emek introduces new prayer book for Rosh Hashanah

Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton introduced a new Reform Judaism prayer book at its Rosh Hashanah services. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Ben, on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:42 am | 2 comments | 1807 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Independent report comissioned by Geregos shows no drugs in John Deming

In the news...this is from the report from an "independent" forensic toxicologist hired by the family's attorney, Geregos...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Jerry, on Sep 17, 2015 at 9:34 am | 3 comments | 483 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Neighborliness in Birdland takes a hit

he neighborliness of one of Pleasanton's oldest and largest communities -- Birdland -- took a hit at a recent City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2015
Last comment by Larry, on Sep 16, 2015 at 1:32 pm | 25 comments | 4660 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Water experts talk diversifying water supply at city summit

Members of local water agencies and economic boards gathered Tuesday morning to tackle a looming, difficult question: What...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Sep 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 11 comments | 2091 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Did you receive a "required" survey related to the US Census?

I have received a survey that states it is related to the US Census. The info on the survey states that it is "required...

Original post made by surveyed resident on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Rick, on Sep 16, 2015 at 5:13 am | 3 comments | 343 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Urban Shield protestors glad event has been moved from Oakland to Pleasanton

About 150 people gathered in front of the Alameda County sheriff's office near Lake Merritt in Oakland at Friday to protest...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2015
Last comment by Just a note...., on Sep 16, 2015 at 12:03 am | 21 comments | 2231 Views

AROUND TOWN

out of control dog at hansen park

I love my dogs - one is getting on in age (14-1/2 large breed). This older one can only go for short walks to Hansen Park...

Original post made by dog lover on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Pleasanton resident, on Sep 16, 2015 at 12:00 am | 6 comments | 669 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Yours, mine and ours: Planning step-family finances

The Pew Research Center reports (http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/) that four in ten American adults have at least one step-relative,...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Misty Arlington , on Sep 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm | 1 comment | 2147 Views

SPORTS

Pleasanton Preps: New column spotlights local youth sports

For 16 years, highlighting the exploits of prep athletes in the Tri-Valley was my life, and it was an incredibly rewarding...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Dennis Miller, on Sep 15, 2015 at 12:39 pm | 4 comments | 2212 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Man convicted of 1984 murder of Foothill High freshman

Steven Carlson was convicted of first-degree murder today for stabbing a 14-year-old Foothill High School classmate 44 times...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Rich, on Sep 14, 2015 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 4257 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Relief effort for fire victims

It's time for us as a community to aid those victims of the tragic fires. I will take much needed items and deliver them...

Original post made by Jennifer Hosterman on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Jennifer Hosterman, on Sep 14, 2015 at 3:27 pm | 3 comments | 424 Views

AROUND TOWN

SUV drives off I-580, falls 25 feet to BART entrance below in Dublin

Two women are in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after their SUV drove off I-580 and landed on the sidewalk...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by Fernando, on Sep 13, 2015 at 7:01 pm | 13 comments | 7857 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

OPINION: Remembering 9/11

Most of us awoke Sept. 11, 2001, to the news that the United States was under attack by terrorists. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Sep 13, 2015 at 10:42 am | 1 comment | 1558 Views
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Obama's Executive Order on Gun Control
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 760 views

L.A. court decision has San Ramon ties with national implications
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 515 views

Colleges You Ought to Know
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 422 views