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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kid's Country sites won't be closed, exec director says

Four Kid's Country facilities in San Ramon and Danville will not be losing their licenses, according to the organization's...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Jul 4, 2011 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 2580 Views

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Cash-out refinancing practices get first PUSD review

Pleasanton school board members got an earful Tuesday night about cash-out refinancings done by the district, as a consultant...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2011
Last comment by another resident, on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm | 12 comments | 2782 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Next up: High school

For recent eighth-grade graduates, this summer is not just for traveling, seeing friends, and relaxing. It is also for anticipating...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2011
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm | 3 comments | 2644 Views

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UC Regents approve a 9.6 percent tuition hike

A 9.6 percent tuition increase for University of California schools was approved today by a 14-4 vote of the UC Regents Board....

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2011
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 4, 2011 at 6:46 pm | 60 comments | 3363 Views

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Letters

<B>Gold star for governor Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=8420 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Flippin, on Aug 8, 2011 at 9:18 am | 9 comments | 2725 Views

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8-year-old eager to climb any mountain

Kipling Van Horn, 8, beat the heat last Sunday by going mountaineering on Mount Shasta's notorious Avalanche Gulch Route....

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Cease Family, on Aug 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 3219 Views

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Reminders about traffic on the first day of school

As school starts, remember that traffic is always atrocious the first several days of school as parents try to figure out...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by ccwc, on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:21 am | 13 comments | 3410 Views

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STAR tests show Pleasanton schools continue to improve

Students in the Pleasanton school district scored above both the state and the Alameda County averages in recent statewide...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm | 72 comments | 4651 Views

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STAR tests show Pleasanton schools continue to improve

By Glenn Wohltmann Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=8456 posted Friday, August...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm | 3 comments | 2395 Views

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School starts Tuesday -- watch out for kids

The district has some pointers for students and parents, old and new, as schools starts this Tuesday, Aug. 23. Leave home...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by Buddy, on Aug 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm | 7 comments | 2279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No major changes in school funding expected -- for now

It's too early to tell what will happen with the state's budget, but the Pleasanton school district is gearing up for some...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by Teacher, on Aug 21, 2011 at 12:28 am | 9 comments | 2922 Views

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SAT scores show increases for most high schools in area

SAT scores rose last year for five of the eight local high schools with the percentage of area scores over 1500 -- a state...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by curious, on Aug 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm | 2 comments | 2235 Views

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2 young Livermore teens injured after running into traffic

Two separate car-versus-pedestrian collisions on Wednesday involved young teenagers running into traffic in Livermore, Livermore...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Gloria, on Aug 29, 2011 at 7:55 pm | 22 comments | 2505 Views

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Pleasanton SAT scores well above state average

SAT scores rose last year for five of eight local high schools with the percentage of area scores over 1500 -- a state benchmark...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm | 35 comments | 3299 Views

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Citizens committee to recommend oversight for future bond issues

It took more meetings than originally planned, but a citizens committee formed to look into cash-out refinancing will issue...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm | 12 comments | 2151 Views

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Bailey brothers are Eagle Scouts

Dan Bailey and Adam Bailey from Troop 948 have completed the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. The two...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm | 6 comments | 2481 Views

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More funding cuts may loom for Pleasanton school district

With state revenues about $600 million less than conservative estimates for July and August, the Pleasanton school board...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by As the world turns, on Oct 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm | 62 comments | 4767 Views

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Teen recovers in time for TV performance

Just three weeks after being stabbed in downtown Pleasanton, Cameron "CamCam" Gipson had his shot at stardom on a national...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Neighbor, on Oct 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm | 13 comments | 2956 Views

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Foothill students gear up for homecoming today

The Foothill High School campus is a sea of school colors, banners and flags today as the Falcons prepare for Friday night's...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Kim Mendonca, on Oct 14, 2011 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 3241 Views

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Finances and district goals among topics at tonight's school board meeting

Money issues will once again be one of the focuses of tonight's Pleasanton school board meeting. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2011
Last comment by local, on Oct 26, 2011 at 8:37 am | 3 comments | 2062 Views
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