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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 | 3358 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

"Republican Plan in Wisconsin Will Be A Disaster" turns out to be a GODSEND!

Wisconsin School District RESCUED by Republican policies, despite all the protests by democrats including union members and...

Original post made by Chris on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by RobinM, on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:01 am | 15 comments | 3357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board signs $220,000-year contract with new superintendent

The Pleasanton School Board last night unanimously approved a $220,000 per-year contract for incoming Superintendent Parvin...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Funny, on Nov 19, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 72 comments | 3356 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton police launch 'Hide It, Lock It' campaign to reduce thefts

The Pleasanton Police Department is launching a new crime prevention campaign aimed at reducing the number of preventable...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Jeff, on Dec 20, 2014 at 8:22 am | 10 comments | 3354 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton hotel closing

I had rented a room at the Pleasanton Hotel for an event next month, today I was informed by a staff member that the property...

Original post made by Willis on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by canon lenses, on Aug 27, 2010 at 6:17 pm | 34 comments | 3352 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Isabel Avenue interchange now open

Caltrans opened all ramps of the Isabel Avenue interchange at I-580 early this morning, completing construction work ahead...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by Betsy, on Nov 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm | 14 comments | 3352 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART strike likely tomorrow

A team of federal mediators bowed out of the BART contract negotiations today as union representatives announced that the...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Oct 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 66 comments | 3349 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Walmart public hearing moved to next Monday at Firehouse Arts Center

The Pleasanton Planning Commission late Friday stripped a controversial public hearing on a proposed Walmart Neighborhood...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2012
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 20, 2012 at 5:29 am | 94 comments | 3348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where Bowser gets his campaign funds from...

I've been looking around the internet, something I like to do. When checking out www.netfile.com/agency/coa I found some...

Original post made by JustlookingAround on Oct. 5, 2014
Last comment by Laursen's gotta go, on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 47 comments | 3347 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Broadway star to shine in 'A Chorus Line'

A five-six-seven-eight! Pacific Repertory Theatre opens its production of "A Chorus Line" tonight at the Firehouse Arts Center,...

Original post made on May. 26, 2014
Last comment by ellennacey, on May 26, 2014 at 4:12 am | 1 comment | 3346 Views

RESTAURANTS

La Palapa Closing Again?

So, the come-and-gone Mexican joint at Hopyard and 580 is gone gain. Does anyone know why? They seemed to do a decent business...

Original post made by Oliver Heaviside on Aug. 4, 2013
Last comment by Map, on Mar 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm | 14 comments | 3345 Views

RESTAURANTS

T.G.I.F. - CLOSED

TGIF's appears to have closed. But it was ageing and had lost all it's appeal years ago. Hopefully something new and fresh...

Original post made by Steve on Apr. 20, 2012
Last comment by KC, on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:04 am | 11 comments | 3338 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Well-liked former Amador teacher, coach dies

Charles Joseph Volonte, a beloved former Amador Valley High School teacher and swim coach, died yesterday at his home with...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2008
Last comment by ann volonte gabbert, on Aug 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm | 22 comments | 3337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ugly Buses

I wonder how much money the bus company (is it Wheels?) gets for allowing the bus to be completely covered with advertising....

Original post made by OldTimer on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Tamieka, on Dec 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm | 8 comments | 3335 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Jerry Thorne elected mayor of Pleasanton

City Councilman Jerry Thorne was elected mayor of Pleasanton yesterday, defeating his challenger and fellow council member...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by Tony, on Nov 12, 2012 at 7:45 am | 42 comments | 3335 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

59-year-old man shot in attempted car jacking

A 59-year-old Pleasanton man was shot after he refused to give a gunman his car keys, according to police. The incident...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2007
Last comment by Gene, on Mar 2, 2008 at 12:26 pm | 7 comments | 3334 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drivers throwing lit cigarettes out of cars - what to do?

Just wanting a reality check here: what does one do when the driver in front of you rolls down the window and flings a lit...

Original post made by Grace on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by What?, on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm | 27 comments | 3333 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CANDID CAMERAS IN HIGH SCHOOL BATHROOMS

Has anyone heard about the cameras placed in the high school bathrooms? We have no budget for our schools, but the school...

Original post made by Mom of 5 on Sep. 1, 2010
Last comment by Tea Party Patriot, on Sep 9, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 40 comments | 3333 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Trash Can Cleaning Company

Has anybody used this great new service?! I had a tag left on my trash can so gave them a call, because mine did need doing....

Original post made by Carol on Aug. 6, 2007
Last comment by Marcy, on Aug 28, 2007 at 10:55 am | 13 comments | 3331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents talk about about school safety worries at public forum

Armed guards. A police officer at every school. Locked fences. Those were a few of the suggestions raised by some Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Common sense, on Jan 24, 2013 at 7:32 am | 12 comments | 3330 Views
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