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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 | 1435 Views

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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 | 2652 Views

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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 | 1609 Views

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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 | 2042 Views

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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 | 1579 Views

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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 | 1546 Views

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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 | 3229 Views

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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 | 2108 Views

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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 | 2180 Views

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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 | 2285 Views

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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 | 1772 Views

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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 | 2226 Views

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Letters

<B>OMI thanks Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=7621 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 | 1758 Views

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Letters

<B>Hostility toward teacher's union Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=7697 posted...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm | 54 comments | 3217 Views

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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 | 2930 Views

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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 | 3854 Views

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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 | 3357 Views

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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 | 2239 Views

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Foothill, Amador Valley in "We the People" state finals today

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools were among five that advanced to the championship round of the "We the People" state...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Austin, on Feb 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm | 2 comments | 1317 Views

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Amador Valley High wins state "We the People" competition

Amador Valley High School captured first place in the 'We the People" state finals this afternoon in Sacramento. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Big supporter, on Feb 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm | 16 comments | 2699 Views
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