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New uniforms for Amador band

Give me an A! Give me a V! Members of the Amador Valley High School Marching Band showed off their new uniforms for the school...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Laura Danielson, on Sep 30, 2010 at 5:34 pm | 7 comments | 1670 Views


Homework: How much is too much?

Pick a kid at random and ask him if there's too much homework. You'll probably get the look that says, "Duh. Of course there's...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Kerry Dickinson, on Oct 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 21 comments | 2615 Views


Local officials urge yes vote on Prop 22

A crowd of local officials gathered Tuesday to protest a state practice that's shifted billions from city budgets to the...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by anger ?, on Oct 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm | 6 comments | 1346 Views


Teacher training highlighted at school board meeting

While teachers across the country have been getting lambasted for poorly performing students and failing schools, their counterparts...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2010
Last comment by Nurse Shark, on Oct 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm | 27 comments | 2547 Views


9-year-old takes home top prize in downtown pumpkin carving contest

Taylor Potter, 9, took home top honors Saturday at the annual pumpkin carving contest sponsored by downtown Pleasanton merchants. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by katie, on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm | 3 comments | 1507 Views


Bowser, Laursen win seats on Pleasanton school board

It was an early victory for two of the three Pleasanton School Board candidates, Jeff Bowser and Joan Laursen, who campaigned...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by Get the facts:, on Nov 5, 2010 at 5:04 pm | 5 comments | 1909 Views


Foothill High students hear about holocaust from Czechoslovakian survivor

Never again. Holocaust survivor Susan Greenwald told a Foothill High School honors English class that they need to remember...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by ThankYou, on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:33 am | 5 comments | 1456 Views


UC president seeks 8% tuition increase to $12,150 annually

Blaming under-funding by the state, UC President Mark Yudof is proposing raising student tuition by 8% and reducing pension...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:21 am | 10 comments | 1451 Views


A persuasive voice for a school parcel tax

If the Pleasanton school board is going to ask voters again next year to pass a parcel tax, as is likely, it can count on...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 1, 2010 at 8:15 am | 58 comments | 3098 Views


Newsom expected to veto 'Happy Meals' toy ban but S.F. Sups could overturn

Legislation to ban "Happy Meals" toys that could be copied by other Bay Area cities is being opposed by San Francisco Mayor...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2010
Last comment by kolohe, on Nov 15, 2010 at 9:52 am | 13 comments | 2007 Views


Foothill, Amador Valley high school marching bands holding free field show tomorrow night

The Foothill and Amador Valley high school marchng bands will hold a free field show performance at 7 p.m. tomorrow on the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by Tonight!, on Nov 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm | 5 comments | 1987 Views


Harvest Park students on friendships, traditions, respect

There's a reason they're called "tweeners." They're stuck in the middle, too old for elementary school and not old enough...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2010
Last comment by Toni, teacher and parent, on Nov 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm | 1 comment | 2168 Views


8% tuition hike for UC students passes with 5 regents voting against

In a move that disgruntled many students, the University of California Board of Regents has approved an 8 percent tuition...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm | 2 comments | 1656 Views


Pleasanton names new Teen Poets Laureate

The city of Pleasanton has selected high school seniors Vivian Tsai of Foothill High School and Mitch Grimes of Amador Valley...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2010
Last comment by Pam Grimes, on Nov 28, 2010 at 7:14 am | 1 comment | 2108 Views



<B>OMI thanks Read the full story here posted Friday, November 26,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2010
Last comment by Maja7, on Nov 30, 2010 at 9:16 am | 6 comments | 1698 Views



<B>Hostility toward teacher's union Read the full story here posted...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm | 54 comments | 3073 Views


Teens say pressure leads to cheating, drug use, depression

A recent panel to address the causes of teen stress came up with a simple answer to who's responsible for pushing kids to...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2010
Last comment by Mary, on Jan 16, 2011 at 10:38 am | 24 comments | 2790 Views


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 | 3713 Views


Pleasanton's Tri-Valley University under federal investigation

Tri-Valley University of Pleasanton is being investigated by federal officials who claim the college is a front for illegal...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2011
Last comment by Raj, on Feb 1, 2011 at 9:49 am | 22 comments | 3099 Views


Parents weigh in on elementary school homework

Parents of elementary school children in Pleasanton had their say at last week's homework forum, the first this year for...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Feel lucky, on Feb 7, 2011 at 7:50 am | 25 comments | 2070 Views
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