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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board gives direction on 'discipline, release or dismissal' of employee

The Pleasanton school board held a special board meeting Friday morning and gave direction to legal counsel on the discipline,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Me Too, on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 20 comments | 6291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Congress Prepared to Cut Funding to We The People Programs

Greetings Community Members, As of this moment Congress has excluded several civic education programs run by the federal...

Original post made by Keldon Clegg on Mar. 13, 2011
Last comment by doesnt matter anymore, on Feb 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm | 40 comments | 6287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton School District Salaries Now Online

The Bay Area News Group has just put a database online that lists out the salaries, pensions costs, and other income for...

Original post made by Information on Apr. 23, 2011
Last comment by Member, on Feb 6, 2013 at 9:22 pm | 58 comments | 6275 Views

AROUND TOWN

Interfaith Interconnect: A melting pot of religious diversity

The Tri-Valley is home to many different faiths and denominations, making it a melting pot of religious and cultural traditions....

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by eric liddell, on Jan 3, 2014 at 7:12 am | 8 comments | 6272 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents against proposed calendar modifications in Pleasanton schools

The district's boardroom was standing-room only with parents eager to learn more and voice their opinions about the non-traditional...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Jun 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm | 82 comments | 6258 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Perplexed by book critics, women share own tales of pushy parents

Despite national headlines drawn to Pleasanton after vicious reactions to "Tales from Swankville," the 40 or so women gathered...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Maggie, on Nov 23, 2011 at 11:26 pm | 5 comments | 6219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board weighs new elementary school options

The Pleasanton school board decided not to decide whether to build new schools for an expected influx of new students in...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by The time is now, on Sep 20, 2013 at 4:00 am | 7 comments | 6202 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pension reforms bode well for Pleasanton's future

The Pleasanton City Council is likely to ratify a new three-year agreement Tuesday with the union representing 220 regular...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by Arnold, on Jun 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm | 23 comments | 6185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fr. Jim Sullivan @ CCOP

Does anyone know the REAL reason that Fr. Jim is leaving? It seems there has to be more going on "behind the scenes". We...

Original post made by Concerned on Jun. 22, 2008
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Jul 6, 2008 at 11:28 am | 61 comments | 6160 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Potbelly bandit' sentenced in Bank of America holdup

A bank robber once known as "the potbelly bandit" has been sentenced to more than 15 years behind bars for a Sept. 11 holdup...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by William Tel, on Aug 5, 2013 at 6:38 am | 4 comments | 6110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Giving the gift of mobility

Dozens of Pleasanton elementary and middle school kids have a new perspective on what it means to be wheelchair bound. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Molly L, on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 6110 Views

AROUND TOWN

How was Hometown Holiday parade?

Was worried about wet weather and parking, so stayed home. How was the parade?...

Original post made by PTown retiree on Dec. 1, 2012
Last comment by Ptown native, on Dec 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 6104 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

'Wag Brigade' to help stressed-out SFO travelers

Stressed out travelers at San Francisco International Airport will soon have the opportunity for a little canine therapy...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Wondering, on Dec 2, 2013 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 6100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Teachers Receive 2.7% Pay Raise

After a year of complaining about voluntarily taking a pay cut, the teachers union has succeeded in negotiating an across...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on May 5, 2011 at 11:55 am | 115 comments | 6057 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elderly Care Facility in neighborhood

The home located at 6839 Singletree Court is being turned into a State ran elderly care facility. This will no doubt lower...

Original post made by Joseph S DeRossett on Oct. 22, 2007
Last comment by Edna Giannotti, on Dec 3, 2007 at 4:33 pm | 79 comments | 6054 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Safeway launches holiday campaign to fight hunger

Safeway Inc. of Pleasanton launched its "Help Us End Hunger" food drive this week in an effort to help people who rely on...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Biff, on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm | 2 comments | 6039 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley High one of more than 200 schools statewide to have 'breach' in STAR testing

The Pleasanton school district's Amador Valley High is one of more than 200 schools statewide to have a security breach in...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 27 comments | 6038 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Swimmer charged in sexual assault gets probation in plea deal

A 21-year-old Pleasanton man and former swimmer at UC Davis has been convicted of a felony in connection with an attack on...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2011
Last comment by pRes, on Jun 29, 2011 at 8:30 am | 8 comments | 6030 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Village High student commits suicide

A 16-year-old student at Village High School committed suicide Wednesday evening, according to the school district. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2007
Last comment by julee, on Jan 3, 2011 at 4:39 am | 77 comments | 6015 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Lawyer: no conflict seen between school board member, union official spouse

The Pleasanton school district's attorney doesn't see a conflict of interest issue regarding Board Member Jeff Bowser and...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Conflict of interest, on Nov 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm | 77 comments | 5999 Views
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