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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure E's Illogic - Vote No!

Ballots arrive today for a new tax on Pleasanton property owners. (FYI, we are still paying off the bonds we approved in...

Original post made by TriValleyPatriots.com on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by comment, on Apr 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 51 comments | 8171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Price steps down at San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District

After nearly seven years with the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, Chief Richard Price will officially step down...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2012
Last comment by Brad, on Jun 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm | 17 comments | 8171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hearings begin next week for Vranesh, PUSD

Former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh will appeal his termination from Pleasanton Unified School District at a hearing...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by PTown Teacher, on Apr 27, 2015 at 7:45 pm | 29 comments | 8149 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 | 8111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Verizon adds Pleasanton sites to improve service

The Verizon Wireless Network announced this week that it has added new 4G LTE cell sites along Vineyard Avenue, Isabel Avenue...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by VZ not worst, on Jan 3, 2014 at 11:12 am | 16 comments | 8106 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel tax opponents speak out at board meeting

For the first time, opponents of Measure E, the parcel tax to benefit Pleasanton schools, have spoken out against it at a...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Voting no, on Apr 2, 2011 at 9:15 pm | 241 comments | 8087 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Jerry McNerney pretends that green jobs are real

Jerry McNerney's office has deployed press releases this week, pretending that laid off NUMMI workers will get retrained...

Original post made by jimf01 on Jul. 7, 2010
Last comment by steve, on Jul 9, 2010 at 9:00 am | 15 comments | 8060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents protest plan to bring back staggered reading

Parents upset with a change in schedules at elementary schools packed the Pleasanton school district's boardroom Tuesday...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2012
Last comment by PIE, on Jan 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 51 comments | 8002 Views

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 | 7969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police log: Shoplifting team nabs $5,000 in pricey purses

An organized shoplifting crew made off with high-end handbags worth more than $5,000 in an Oct. 21 incident, according to...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2012
Last comment by Glenn Wohltmann, on Nov 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm | 4 comments | 7959 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Walmart Market goes to Pleasanton Council for final vote tonight

The Pleasanton City Council will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. tonight to make a final decision on whether Walmart can...

Original post made on May. 7, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Mittens, on May 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm | 7 comments | 7924 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 | 7912 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 | 7866 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Ousted principal likely on school board agenda tonight

The Pleasanton School Board will likely be discussing the fate of former Walnut Grove Elementary School Principal Jon Vranesh...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by WG meeting, on Feb 17, 2014 at 8:42 pm | 25 comments | 7805 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 | 7803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Controversy continues over Obama's 10 a.m. video talk to students today

Controversy over President Obama's scheduled 10 a.m. address this morning to the nation's school children continued over...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Patriot Liberal, on Sep 19, 2009 at 3:40 pm | 178 comments | 7790 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Grab-and-run ringleader makes first court appearance

A teen described by police as the ringleader of a grab-and-run gang that hit Victoria's Secret multiple times in recent months...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 27, 2013 at 9:21 am | 3 comments | 7786 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school board set to promote top administrator to deputy superintendent at $188,864 annual salary

Pleasanton school board members tonight will consider a contract that will promote Luz Cazares, currently assistant superintendent...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Concerned parent, on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:33 am | 105 comments | 7771 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 | 7718 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board OKs early retirement buyout plan

Teachers eligible for retirement will be offered an extra incentive to bow out early under a plan approved Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by Barton Parent, on Mar 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm | 19 comments | 7708 Views
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