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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents overwhelmingly support proposed calendar modifications in Pleasanton schools

Most parent support modifying the current calendar. While there is some disagreement between which of the modifications,...

Original post made by Laverne on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Sources, on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 1 comment | 105 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Most Pleasanton parents/students FAVOR new calendar options

Regarding the proposed calendar, feedback to the district has been mostly positive and very few people showed up to voice...

Original post made by Laverne on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by Mel, on Jun 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm | 8 comments | 623 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The election was disappointing for several reasons...

1. Leland Yee is under indictment in federal corruption charges, yet he received 289,000 votes in Tuesday's election for...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Right, on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm | 6 comments | 224 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

SF Muni union sick-out today; only 1/3 of vehicles running

Lots of problems in SF today because of the union sick-out. If you think this is isolated to SF, think again: It's only...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Steven, on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:32 am | 15 comments | 1025 Views

RESTAURANTS

Win free Alameda County Fair tickets!

We're giving away 15 pairs of Alameda County Fair tickets! Answer a few questions and enter a drawing to win. Only one entry...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:28 am | 2 comments | 927 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 | 1984 Views

AROUND TOWN

LDS Sustain James Gardanier as New Bishop in Pleasanton Third Ward

The Pleasanton California Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the calling of a new bishopric...

Original post made by Ken mano on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Bill, on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:59 am | 2 comments | 231 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants + TV sets = nuisance

I was sad to find out that Handles Gastropub has added 4 TV sets in their main dinning room. Previously TVs were restricted...

Original post made by Pleasanton_Resident on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Bill, on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:50 am | 20 comments | 1270 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Undefeated Amador Valley High wins softball crown

The Amador Valley High varsity softball team capped an undefeated season with its second sectional crown in four years on...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by North Carolina, on Jun 4, 2014 at 10:50 pm | 4 comments | 3314 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amador Valley Athletic Booster Club Shows Appreciation to Safeway

Amador Valley Athletic Booster Club Shows Appreciation to Safeway At the year end Boosters meeting, Amador Valley Athletic...

Original post made by Ken mano on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Willie T., on Jun 4, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 3 comments | 181 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Another mass shooting, but it doesn't fit MSM's agenda, so virtually no coverage...

A mass shooting (including children) in uber gun-controlled Chicago. But no mention in the mainstream media, except for...

Original post made by 2nd Amendment on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jun 4, 2014 at 8:59 pm | 9 comments | 266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey now available regarding modified changes to PUSD school calendar

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DaYtlKvFw6U5Y_OqZW7QNbFLaLmAHPreirs5zTgFVqU/viewform If you have children in the Pleasanton...

Original post made by Sue on Jun. 4, 2014
There are no comments yet. 193 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Seniors 'cut' days at Pleasanton high schools cost district $42,417

Senioritis is in full force as 12th-graders at Foothill and Amador Valley high schools continued the tradition of "cut days"...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by HS , on Jun 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 46 comments | 2649 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Article on "Journalism's Very Dangerous Trend" (Hmmm...)

Thought some of the PW readers might be interested in the following article (with video) by Sharyl Attkisson on "Journalism's...

Original post made by Hmmm... on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Eddie, on Jun 4, 2014 at 4:56 pm | 21 comments | 375 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Measure AA, tax extension proposal, passes easily with 74.5% of favorable votes

Pleasanton and Alameda County voters approved Measure AA yesterday, a countywide measure that extends a half-cent sales tax...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm | 2 comments | 548 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

AP tests - Turnover of school site principals/VPs - Another PUSD fiasco

I suspect that the turnover of almost all the site administrators (principals and vice principals) in the PUSD plus a DO...

Original post made by Total incompetence on Jun. 1, 2014
Last comment by Soccer Dad, on Jun 4, 2014 at 7:02 am | 3 comments | 1887 Views

AROUND TOWN

Candidates Are Idiots

I fully understand that political phone calls are allowed by law. However, when my number is on the do not call list how...

Original post made by Do Not Call Me on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by Book 'em Danno, on Jun 4, 2014 at 1:10 am | 3 comments | 163 Views

AROUND TOWN

Buy Discounted Fair Tickets and Support Harvest Park Cheerleaders!

Purchase Advance Discounted Alameda County Fair Tickets and SAVE! ADULT TICKET ages 13-61. $8 (Regular Price $10) CHILD...

Original post made by Alisa Lahrs on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by Alisa, on Jun 3, 2014 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 154 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voting appears light in most precincts today

Voting continued to be light most of the day in Pleasanton as precinct workers often sat idle for lack of voters. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by highdiver, on Jun 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 1 comment | 334 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Incomplete Ballots Passed Out at Polling Place

Did anyone else only get the first page of the 3 page ballot at your polling place this morning? I made them stop passing...

Original post made by Dedicated Voter on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Daveg, on Jun 3, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 2 comments | 171 Views
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