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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What would your schools look like?

I think both sides agree that there can be substantial improvement to our education system. So my question to all of you...

Original post made by MrNice on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by To the teacher, on Feb 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm | 33 comments | 1913 Views

AROUND TOWN

Recent increase in water hardness?

Recently we've been noticing a dramatic increase in hard water stains, have attached an image of a glass from dishwasher...

Original post made by wimchatta on Oct. 17, 2010
Last comment by BK, on Oct 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm | 33 comments | 12657 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district starts year with $350,000 deficit

It's early in the school year, but the Pleasanton Unified School District is already talking about budget cuts. In the regular...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Reader, on Sep 25, 2009 at 5:42 pm | 33 comments | 1502 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Safeway to break ground this morning on new 'Lifestyle' store in Pleasanton

Civic leaders will join Safeway executives at 9:30 a.m. this morning at the traditional groundbreaking ceremonies for the...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2011
Last comment by OrganicMama, on Jan 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm | 33 comments | 3271 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three incumbents announce candidacy for school board seats

All three incumbent Pleasanton school board members have confirmed they will seek reelection this fall as their terms expire,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Sep 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm | 33 comments | 3603 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Only GOP will defend "In God We Trust" ?

44 members of Congress signed an amicus brief opposing an attempt by the Madison, Wisc.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation...

Original post made by jimf01 on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by David, on Nov 19, 2009 at 8:40 pm | 33 comments | 2375 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Stark, Swalwell take top 2 spots in November's 15th District congressional race

In the newly-aligned 15th Congressional District that covers all of Pleasanton, longtime Congressman Pete Stark advanced...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by steve, on Jun 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm | 33 comments | 2422 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Homework policy, district finances to be discussed by Pleasanton school board tonight

The Pleasanton school board will take its first look at a new homework policy for the coming school year at its meeting tonight. Read...

Original post made on May. 24, 2011
Last comment by James, on May 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm | 33 comments | 2942 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tire slashers hit 18 more vehicles, this time in Birdland

For the third time in less than a month, car tires have been slashed in a specific Pleasanton neighborhood, this time in...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2012
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm | 33 comments | 3099 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

UC regents raise undergraduate fees by 32% starting next fall

The University of California Board of Regents finance committee Wednesday approved a budget plan that includes steep hikes...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Cal Student, on Dec 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm | 32 comments | 2251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

AV Student Want Change

To Pleasanton Weekly readers- My name is Sophia Holbrook and I am a member of AVHS's school newspaper staff. I run the online...

Original post made by Sophia Holbrook on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Paula, on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 32 comments | 2540 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school board braces for more cuts at meeting tonight, including adult ed cuts

The Pleasanton school board plans to spend an hour tonight reviewing a list of potential cuts that include eliminating the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm | 32 comments | 11281 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Whaddya know? There is a Republican healthcare reform plan?

The party of no? GOP proposal to reform Medicare without cutting benefits to any person over 55 and utilizing the power of...

Original post made by jimf01 on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by Sandra, on Feb 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm | 32 comments | 1726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Understanding Common Core

As the first month of the new year ends, the Pleasanton school district is continuing to fully implement the new Common Core...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by David, on Feb 4, 2015 at 11:13 am | 32 comments | 7112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Valley Humane Society broke, may close

The Valley Humane Society, a 25-year-old nonprofit animal welfare organization that just moved into a new $1.3-million building,...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm | 32 comments | 2193 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Proposition 23 -- The Big Oil Initiative

Proposition 23 aims to suspend implementation of AB32, the Air Pollution Control law, but it's written in a way to make Californians...

Original post made by Rae on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by Patriot, on Oct 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm | 32 comments | 1234 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Snowboard accident lands Foothill grad in intensive care

A snowboard jump at Northstar-at-Tahoe last Sunday landed Foothill High grad Eric Cavalli, 18, in Renown Regional Medical...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2011
Last comment by john, on Mar 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm | 32 comments | 3558 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drug Sniffing Dogs - It can be done!

I found a very interesting article from 2007 about a district in California (PUSD - but not our PUSD) and drug sniffing dogs....

Original post made by Sniffing Uproar on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm | 32 comments | 2838 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Teen drug abuse is rampant say cops, counselors

It could happen to your child and your family. That was the message Tuesday morning at a Hart Middle School meeting to discuss...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by George, on Jun 16, 2011 at 10:33 pm | 32 comments | 4406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Board voting on reducing taxpayer protection

A March 23 board of trustees meeting agenda item is to support the initiative to reduce voter threshold for education parcel...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by Nancy, on Apr 2, 2010 at 11:37 pm | 32 comments | 1507 Views
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