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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board gives direction on 'discipline, release or dismissal' of employee

The Pleasanton school board held a special board meeting Friday morning and gave direction to legal counsel on the discipline,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Me Too, on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 20 comments | 7408 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 | 7403 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fleet Week canceled, but S.F., Pier 39 planning other events

The cancellation of numerous San Francisco Fleet Week events has disappointed many businesses on Fisherman's Wharf on what...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by sfca73, on Oct 14, 2013 at 8:45 am | 8 comments | 7382 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

2014 Campaign Primaries Getting Serious

Buoyed by the Tea Party's government shutdown victory and Ted Cruz's ascending popularity, within the Tea Party, which includes...

Original post made by Ed Schwartz on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm | 1 comment | 7381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

500 jam Valley Community Church for pro-parcel tax rally

More than 500 joined a rally Sunday sponsored by the newly-formed Save Pleasanton Schools organization to support the $233-a-year...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by Kiko, on Mar 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm | 487 comments | 7365 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unions sue BART board over contract clause

BART's two biggest unions have filed a lawsuit claiming that the transit agency's directors acted unlawfully when they rejected...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 22 comments | 7300 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 | 7295 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 | 7257 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Grass fire comes close to homes along upper Bernal Avenue

A grass fire in the hills above Amanda Place across Bernal from St. Augustine Catholic Church late Saturday was quickly extinguished...

Original post made on May. 29, 2012
Last comment by wondering, on May 31, 2012 at 8:33 am | 5 comments | 7249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should student enrollment at Pleasanton’s 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 | 7234 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Prop 8 puts discrimination in the Constitution

Dear Pleasanton Neighbors, After weeks of reading about Prop 8 in the news, I feel compelled to write. I know this is...

Original post made by Tara Walsh on Oct. 21, 2008
Last comment by PJ, on Oct 30, 2008 at 3:46 pm | 33 comments | 7228 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Will BART Management Wake Up to Reality?

Other posters, after salivating over the so-called lavish lifestyle of BART workers, then rather gutlessly close off response...

Original post made by Mike Cherry on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by local, on Oct 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm | 89 comments | 7213 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alcohol believed to be a factor in Foothill Drive crash

Police are looking into the likely possibility that alcohol was the cause of a car accident last Saturday that killed a 19-year-old...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by mac, on Nov 9, 2007 at 8:21 am | 96 comments | 7196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Harassment of students -- Feds Slam PAUSD for Bullying/Hostile Environment/Retaliation

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=29975 was published in the Palo Alto Weekly today. It indicates that...

Original post made by Interesting on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Thanks, PUSD, on Jun 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 11 comments | 7169 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

UPDATE: Person killed by train was Amador student

The teen killed by a train early this morning is being identified as a junior at Amador Valley High School, pending a coronor's...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2007
Last comment by Sam, on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm | 53 comments | 7153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Here's the Class of 2012 at Foothill, Amador Valley, Village, Horizon high schools

Here's the Class of 2012 at Foothill, Amador Valley, Village, Horizon high schools with a complete list of the students who...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Nancy, on Jun 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm | 12 comments | 7111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton teen accepts plea deal for fatal crash that killed Dublin bicyclist

A Pleasanton teen has accepted a plea deal in the criminal case stemming from a high-speed crash on Foothill Road that killed...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Dennis Falls, on Apr 24, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 48 comments | 7110 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

SEC alleges $40M Ponzi scheme involving Pleasanton businessman

A Pleasanton man has been implicated in a $40-million Ponzi scheme by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Trisha, on Jun 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm | 36 comments | 7101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laursen, Miller lead Pleasanton school board race

Incumbent Joan Laursen and challenger Mark Miller were elected Tuesday to the Pleasanton school board – with Laursen leading...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 25 comments | 7087 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunman shoots up downtown Pleasanton restaurant, flees

A gunman fired shots into the ceiling with one bullet injuring a patron shortly after midnight today at Red Coats British...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2014
Last comment by David Karlsson, on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:07 am | 18 comments | 7063 Views
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