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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill or Amador?

Not sure if this topic has been discussed already but would love to get other parents' thoughts about our high schools' pluses/minuses....

Original post made by ptownmama on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by to confused, on May 5, 2014 at 9:47 am | 28 comments | 6265 Views

AROUND TOWN

80,000 expected at Goodguys car show this weekend

As many as 80,000 fans are expected this weekend for the All American Get-Together by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by downtown Julie, on Mar 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm | 9 comments | 6265 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Bowser losing in bid for County Superintendent of Schools post

Karen Monroe, associate county superintenden and the only current Alameda County Office of Education employee in the race,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jill, on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:10 am | 9 comments | 6264 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 | 6261 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Jerry McNerney pretends that green jobs are real

Jerry McNerney's office has deployed press releases this week, pretending that laid off NUMMI workers will get retrained...

Original post made by jimf01 on Jul. 7, 2010
Last comment by steve, on Jul 9, 2010 at 9:00 am | 15 comments | 6258 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Ron Hyde takes over as new president of Tri-Valley Community Foundation

Ron Hyde, chairman of the Foundation's board of directors, was named chief executive and president of the organization this...

Original post made on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 10, 2013 at 10:07 am | 21 comments | 6244 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

mega-millionaire, right-wing Christian founder of Blackwater, the private security firm

"America's Holy Warriors" Erik Prince is "the secretive, mega-millionaire, right-wing Christian founder of Blackwater, the...

Original post made by Mr. Prince on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Think, on Aug 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm | 6 comments | 6239 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school district hires Lodi district manager as its new assistant superintendent

The Pleasanton school board has hired a former assistant superintendent at the Lodi school district to replace its Assistant...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Take him back, on Jun 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm | 67 comments | 6231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Livermore golf pro charged with sexual abuse

An award-winning Livermore golf pro has been charged with 65 felony counts for allegedly sexually abusing two boys who he...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Member47, on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 10 comments | 6221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Reining in prom expenses

If you've got teenagers, you already know how expensive high school can be. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2014/04/17/reining-in-prom-expenses...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm | 18 comments | 6221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Governor announces appointment of Pleasanton woman

Today Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Diane Ravnik, 61, of Pleasanton, as chief of the Division of Apprenticeship...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by Patricia, on Aug 20, 2011 at 6:24 pm | 5 comments | 6219 Views

RESTAURANTS

Albertos let "Best of" award go to its head

This restaurant has gotten full of itself. We stopped in right after the AVHS Parent night this past week and waited from...

Original post made by Disappointed by Albertos Service on Sep. 22, 2007
Last comment by Oliver Heaviside, on Dec 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm | 4 comments | 6215 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Jerry Thorne to be sworn in as Pleasanton's new mayor tonight

Councilman Jerry Thorne will be sworn in tonight as Pleasanton's new mayor along with two newly-elected members of the City...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Snapshot, on Dec 4, 2012 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 6192 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Swalwell to discuss immigration reform at Hayward meeting tomorrow

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin5) will host an immigration forum for constituents in Hayward Saturday to provide information...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm | 10 comments | 6189 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New vice principal hired to serve 2 middle schools in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton school board Thursday unanimously approved the appointment of a new vice-principal to serve both for Harvest...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by Staff, on Jun 28, 2014 at 12:07 am | 10 comments | 6185 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pleasanton: Where Teachers and Unionized Workers are Enemy #1

Forget about drugs, crime, poverty,etc. According to comments on the Pleasanton Weekly TownSquare Forum and from local conservatives,...

Original post made by Sal on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by guilty , on Jul 8, 2014 at 10:48 pm | 31 comments | 6171 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The top Democrats in DC decry what happened in the Senate today

The President, the Vice-President, and the Democratic leader of the Senate have come out very strongly against what happened...

Original post made by jimf01 on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Nov 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 23 comments | 6165 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Why do we pay a 'death gratuity' for members of Congress?

we actually have a law that requires a Death Gratuity be paid to the survivors of a member of Congress who dies in office. The...

Original post made by Dave on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by It's Obvious, on Oct 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm | 4 comments | 6126 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amelia's Deli closes its downtown restaurant

Amelia's Deli, a popular downtown daytime restaurant at 55 W. Angela St., has closed after the number of patrons slackened...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by LMK, on Oct 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm | 41 comments | 6116 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

ACE expansion meeting draws critics

A new improved ACE train will be faster, cleaner and greener, say representatives from the Altamont Corridor Rail Project....

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by Michael Leonard, on Mar 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm | 23 comments | 6105 Views
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