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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 | 8827 Views

AROUND TOWN

CarMax Auto Superstore coming to Pleasanton

CarMax, Inc., the country's largest retailer of used cars, plans to build a CarMax Auto Superstore on a 20-acre site at I-580...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by FrequentWalkerMiles, on Feb 24, 2016 at 1:15 pm | 16 comments | 8826 Views

AROUND TOWN

BART AT STONERIDGE

Doesn't anyone else see this as a bad idea? at the owens location, not too many homes or businesses. but along stoneridge,...

Original post made by aaron on Mar. 3, 2008
Last comment by aaron, on Apr 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm | 72 comments | 8809 Views

RESTAURANTS

Planners OK McKay's Taphouse on Main Street

The Pleasanton Planning Commission, with the support of the Pleasanton Downtown Association, has approved a bid by Barbara...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Map, on Mar 3, 2015 at 7:37 am | 20 comments | 8753 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Opportunities bring responsibilities, say this year's grads

They stand on the bridge, with one foot in Pleasanton and the other poised to step into the future. College and careers await...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2010
Last comment by The Law, on May 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 8 comments | 8739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What is an "instructional coach?" and why is PUSD funding instructional coaches rather than real teachers?

I have been following the thread on PUSD. It used to be that every time a buddy of a superintendent or administrator "retired,"...

Original post made by Boondoggle on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 23 comments | 8731 Views

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 | 8731 Views

AROUND TOWN

Comcast closing California call centers, including Livermore's, due to state's high cost of doing business here

Comcast will close its three call centers in California before Christmas and move the 1,000 jobs to Oregon, Washington and...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by Goodbye California, on Dec 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm | 64 comments | 8719 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 | 8707 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton board's action leaves principal's status unclear

The employment status of former Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh still isn't clear in spite of a 3-2 vote taken in closed...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Mar 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm | 33 comments | 8706 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mountaiin Mikes Showdown...It's On!

So I saw the other day that Mountain Mikes next to Nob Hill and Togos has all you can eat salad, pizza and desert for $5.99...

Original post made by I. Eaton Moore on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by I. Eaton Moore, on May 15, 2009 at 8:26 pm | 14 comments | 8670 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 | 8670 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 | 8648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Great Weather We Are Having, Eh?

Hey Frank, you are right, we are being shut down. So this thread will not use the "t" word. Either Jeb and his staff are...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 5, 2009
Last comment by anon, on Apr 6, 2009 at 9:33 am | 5 comments | 8640 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Will BART Management Wake Up to Reality?

Other posters, after salivating over the so-called lavish lifestyle of BART workers, then rather gutlessly close off response...

Original post made by Mike Cherry on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by local, on Oct 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm | 89 comments | 8635 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal, Michigan State today in Rose Bowl

With the Rose Bowl today, Stanford coach David Shaw has been fielding some of the same questions all week and Monday's final...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by From The Sheds, on Jan 1, 2014 at 1:28 am | 1 comment | 8628 Views

AROUND TOWN

'New' Stoneridge Drive now 40 mph

The speed limit on the newly extended section of Stoneridge Drive has been raised to 40 mph despite objections from City...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Cluelessness, on Jan 26, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 24 comments | 8619 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

New Finding: Obama Closed Car Dealerships Based on Race

Obama closed approximately 2,000 car dealerships killing over 100,000 jobs based in part on the race and gender of car dealers....

Original post made by Marta on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by The Liberals are Coming!, on Jul 24, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 12 comments | 8604 Views

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Christmas tree collection schedule

Christmas trees will be picked up by Pleasanton Boy Scout Troop 941 Saturday for a small donation or by Pleasanton Garbage...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by AlP, on Dec 30, 2013 at 10:09 am | 3 comments | 8598 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2 Pleasanton school board members receive Masters in Governance certificates

Two members of the Pleasanton school board have just completed the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Masters in...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by Roger, on Apr 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm | 38 comments | 8583 Views
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