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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schools near districtwide mandates to improve minority test scores

Even as the Pleasanton school district deals with state-mandated improvement at schools, the district is looking at a new...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by just a parent, on May 2, 2012 at 10:14 am | 36 comments | 3507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Affordable housing in Pleasanton

Like it or not, affordable housing is coming to Pleasanton, and with it, as is nearly always the case, come questions about...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by Sally, on Feb 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm | 81 comments | 3502 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers ask for return of reading specialists, smaller class sizes

About 30 teachers showed up at the Pleasanton school board meeting Tuesday night to call for changes to district plans to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 17, 2013 at 6:44 pm | 25 comments | 3502 Views

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Unsafe, Overcrowded Wheels Bus at Amador Valley HS

Wheels continues to supply too few buses to Amador Valley High School. One bus at 3:00 p.m. for all of Vintage Hills and...

Original post made by av parent on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 31, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 10 comments | 3502 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to attract and retain teachers - the Idaho way

Idaho is implementing reforms to phase out teacher tenure and provide merit pay. http://www.idahostatesman.com/legislature/ "Through...

Original post made by Nomad on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:53 pm | 106 comments | 3500 Views

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Rude Realtor

There is a realtor who regularly makes the rounds in my neighborhood, leaving her business papers on front doorknobs. ...

Original post made by Brad on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 20, 2009 at 12:49 am | 75 comments | 3499 Views

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Trinity Lutheran about to lose pastor

The situation at Trinity Lutheran should be a clarion call to other church congregations to keep careful watch on the lay...

Original post made by James on Nov. 14, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Nov 18, 2009 at 9:32 pm | 44 comments | 3498 Views

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Merrill Newman returns home

Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old Palo Alto grandfather who had been detained by North Korean officials since Oct. 26, arrived...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by Julia, on Dec 10, 2013 at 9:29 am | 4 comments | 3494 Views

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Night-Time Joggers on Wrong Side of Bernal Road

Has anyone seen this crazy bunch of joggers jogging on Bernal Ave...AT NIGHT...ON THE STREET...IN THE DIRECTION OF HEAD-ON...

Original post made by Fault Disney on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by joggamemory, on Jan 25, 2011 at 7:24 am | 43 comments | 3490 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Judge Grants Restraining Order Against City Council

Alameda Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch granted Jennifer Lin, et al an injunction this afternoon stopping City Council...

Original post made by frank on Jan. 15, 2008
Last comment by frank, on Feb 3, 2008 at 4:18 pm | 42 comments | 3487 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State funding for Pleasanton schools uncertain as Brown looks to June vote on new taxes, statewide cuts

Pleasanton school officials will probably have to wait until June to find out what Gov. Jerry Brown's proposals will mean...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2011
Last comment by parent, on Jan 31, 2011 at 10:12 am | 35 comments | 3486 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Finding a fresh perspective with life coaches

When Caroline, 42, welcomed a woman into her home, courtesy of Airbnb, the two ended up having some good conversations. The...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Wayne Sutton, on Jan 30, 2015 at 5:08 am | 10 comments | 3484 Views

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FREECYCLE Yahoo Group

Does anyone use this group? I had a friend join this past year and she has been able to get rid of things she didnt need...

Original post made by Fran on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Kris, on Oct 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm | 47 comments | 3481 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Solicitors knew our kid's names and ages!

Today (5/27) two young men came around in Vintage Hills, soliciting college prep software. They stopped at many homes on...

Original post made by MainStreetDiva on May. 27, 2011
Last comment by Blossom, on Jun 5, 2011 at 2:24 am | 28 comments | 3481 Views

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12/12/12 - It's last sequential day, month, year in our lifetime

It's Dec. 12, 2012 or 12/12/12, the last time we will experience a sequential day, month, and year combination in our lifetimes....

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by M, on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm | 16 comments | 3481 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Pleasanton resident needs your votes online – book competition

I am a finalist in a nationwide children’s picture book competition. The winner will be chosen by internet voting and will...

Original post made by Tracy Mesuda on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by olfthfl, on Oct 4, 2009 at 8:44 am | 7 comments | 3480 Views

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Motorcyclist suffers major injuries in crash on Vasco Road

A motorcyclist suffered major injuries when he crashed into a fire hydrant on Vasco Road near Livermore yesterday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by Jim, on Apr 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 5 comments | 3480 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Solydra bankruptcy highlights green failures or Obama and McNerney

The Obama administration and Jerry McNerney have touted green technology to lead this country out of recession. They attempted...

Original post made by jimf01 on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by jimf01, on Sep 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm | 84 comments | 3479 Views

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PLEASANTON MAYORAL CANDIDATE PROFILE: Jerry Thorne

By Jerry Thorne It has been my honor and privilege to serve you as your Council member and three terms as vice mayor since...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by Concerned, on Oct 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm | 19 comments | 3473 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

No decision, no new information on principal's ouster

The Pleasanton School Board took no action regarding ousted Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranish on Tuesday night, despite...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Not the teacher, on Nov 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm | 5 comments | 3473 Views
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