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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What is an "instructional coach?" and why is PUSD funding instructional coaches rather than real teachers?

I have been following the thread on PUSD. It used to be that every time a buddy of a superintendent or administrator "retired,"...

Original post made by Boondoggle on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 23 comments | 7695 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

'Sprinkle diet' product banned by district attorneys in Alameda, 8 other counties

District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley announced the settlement Monday of a false advertising lawsuit filed in Santa Cruz County...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by AlamedCountyNative, on Nov 27, 2012 at 9:23 am | 1 comment | 7683 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board to hear demographer's call for 2 new elementary schools at tonight's meeting

A new elementary school will be needed in the Pleasanton school district in the next 10 years, according to a demographer's...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Bryan Moran, on Sep 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm | 16 comments | 7627 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Leaf grocery store

I just went to New Leaf, it's beautiful. It's exactly like Whole Foods. They have everything, I was like a kid in a candy...

Original post made by Sarah on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by naive, on Jun 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm | 23 comments | 7601 Views

AROUND TOWN

BART AT STONERIDGE

Doesn't anyone else see this as a bad idea? at the owens location, not too many homes or businesses. but along stoneridge,...

Original post made by aaron on Mar. 3, 2008
Last comment by aaron, on Apr 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm | 72 comments | 7570 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Church leaders support 'redeemed' priest; others want him out

Church leaders are speaking out in support of a newly-designated parish leader for the Catholic Community of Pleasanton after...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 15, 2007
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Nov 22, 2007 at 9:02 am | 219 comments | 7520 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

5 students expelled by Pleasanton school board, including 4 believed involved in Harvest Park break-in

Four students involved in a late May vandalism at Harvest Park Middle School were likely among the five expelled by the school...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Jun 25, 2013 at 7:00 am | 50 comments | 7464 Views

SPORTS

Pleasanton based NorCal Volleyball Club Wins Junior Olympic Gold

by Bill Kauffman - USA Volleyball - July 4, 2008 http://volleyball.teamusa.org/news/article/2396 DALLAS, TEXAS (July...

Original post made by Pleasanton Sports on Jul. 7, 2008
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AROUND TOWN

Pension reforms bode well for Pleasanton's future

The Pleasanton City Council is likely to ratify a new three-year agreement Tuesday with the union representing 220 regular...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by Arnold, on Jun 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm | 23 comments | 7361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton board's action leaves principal's status unclear

The employment status of former Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh still isn't clear in spite of a 3-2 vote taken in closed...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Mar 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm | 33 comments | 7357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board postpones discussion on principal

Three people spoke in support of ousted Principal Jon Vranesh before the Pleasanton school board Tuesday night, although...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Will, on Dec 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm | 45 comments | 7291 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 | 7283 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two Pleasanton school board seats up for grabs

Two Pleasanton Unified School District board seats are up for election this November, and both incumbents, plus one challenger,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Go Paige Go Mark, on Aug 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 79 comments | 7258 Views

RESTAURANTS

Stacey's Under New Management

I just saw the sign saying "new management". Does anyone know if the menu will change? Where did Stacy go?...

Original post made by Wanda on Jul. 13, 2010
Last comment by Kim, on Aug 3, 2013 at 11:41 am | 36 comments | 7256 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Potbelly bandit' sentenced in Bank of America holdup

A bank robber once known as "the potbelly bandit" has been sentenced to more than 15 years behind bars for a Sept. 11 holdup...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by William Tel, on Aug 5, 2013 at 6:38 am | 4 comments | 7195 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ceremony today to name Bay Bridge after Willie Brown

The Bay Bridge's western span is being officially renamed today after former San Francisco Mayor and state Assembly Speaker...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by nancy s., on Feb 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm | 17 comments | 7170 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbor busted in home burglary

Pleasanton police have arrested a local woman for burglarizing her neighbor's home after the victims spotted her wearing...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Chief spiller, on Jan 27, 2014 at 8:41 am | 34 comments | 7152 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should student enrollment at Pleasantonís high school campuses continue to increase indefinitely?

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Monday, January 7, 2008 5:00 p.m. District Office, Board Room 4665 Bernal Avenue Should student...

Original post made by Julie Testa on Jan. 2, 2008
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 9, 2008 at 11:21 pm | 41 comments | 7146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board votes to continue modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board voted 3-2 against the motion to rescind June's approval of the "modified lite" calendar for the...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Jack, on Sep 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm | 109 comments | 7135 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school board votes to cut 70 jobs

A week after the Pleasanton school board voted to slash more than $5.3 million in spending in anticipation of state cuts,...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm | 81 comments | 7128 Views
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