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SCHOOLS & KIDS

State superintendent shares thoughts on Common Core, elimination of exit exam

State superintendent Tom Torlakson shared his vision for what the California's education system will strive for in 2016 at...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 4344 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Biden: "...the size of cue balls?"

For those of you who choose to receive your news via the mainstream media, you will not hear about the following. During...

Original post made by anyone but obama on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by Citizen, on Oct 29, 2012 at 10:25 am | 15 comments | 4344 Views

AROUND TOWN

2010 Readers Choice Pleasanton winners

2010 Readers Choice Pleasanton Winners Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=4722...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2010
Last comment by Glenn Wohltmann, on Jul 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm | 8 comments | 4344 Views

AROUND TOWN

ValleyCare to host 4th annual breast cancer symposium Oct. 16

ValleyCare Health System will host the 4th Annual Breast Cancer Symposium from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Palm Event...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm | 10 comments | 4343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why blame the Teachers?

From what I understand, half the population of Pleasanton moved here in the last five years. I'll bet our wonderful school...

Original post made by School District Supporter on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Another Homeowner, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm | 117 comments | 4342 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cindy McGovern and Karla Brown?

I have a great deal of respect for Cindy McGovern for her work on the School Board and City Council, respectively. She's...

Original post made by Mark on Sep. 12, 2010
Last comment by Eastside, on Jun 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm | 45 comments | 4342 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Foothill senior still recovering after beating

A 17-year-old Foothill High School senior who suffered serious head trauma after being "viciously attacked" by several people...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2007
Last comment by aaron, on Oct 1, 2007 at 3:02 pm | 10 comments | 4342 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Drug House on 2nd St.?

Does anyone have an update on what is going on at this house? There is some sort of paper posted on the front door that...

Original post made by Dawn on Mar. 23, 2007
Last comment by Emily Atwood, on Nov 2, 2007 at 11:34 pm | 4 comments | 4342 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Pleasanton resident needs your votes online – book competition

I am a finalist in a nationwide children’s picture book competition. The winner will be chosen by internet voting and...

Original post made by Tracy Mesuda on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by olfthfl, on Oct 4, 2009 at 8:44 am | 7 comments | 4335 Views

AROUND TOWN

13,000-square-foot home given OK

Current and past elected and appointed officials crowded into the City Council chambers Tuesday in a sort of political homecoming...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2008
Last comment by fact checker, on Nov 3, 2008 at 10:56 pm | 29 comments | 4334 Views

AROUND TOWN

Accused Castlewood killer's ex-wife testifies

Suspicious of his activities in the days following the murder of a Castlewood couple, the ex-wife of accused killer Ernest...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2011
There are no comments yet. 4334 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Weekly wins key California newspaper award

The Pleasanton Weekly has won the second place award for business reporting in 2006 in the annual, state-wide "Better Newspaper...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2007
Last comment by southbay reader, on Jul 27, 2007 at 11:57 am | 1 comment | 4332 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Schools could face more than $5 million in new cuts

With budget negotiations suspended in Sacramento, the Pleasanton school board was told Tuesday night that it could face as...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2011
Last comment by Dennis, on Apr 20, 2011 at 10:41 am | 76 comments | 4332 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Questionable borrowing leads to a mountain of school debt

Cash-out bond refinancing done by the Pleasanton Unified School District will cost taxpayers more than $9 million over 20...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by Elizabeth Dallmann, on Jun 21, 2011 at 10:01 am | 84 comments | 4331 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Drug dogs to keep Pleasanton high school students on short leash

Dogs may be man's best friend, but for some Pleasanton students, in the not-too-distant future, they may be anything but. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Tim, on Oct 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm | 42 comments | 4331 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton hires Vallejo development director to head expanded planning group here

Brian Dolan, most recently the director of development services for Vallejo, has been hired as Community Development Director...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2008
Last comment by frank, on Mar 15, 2008 at 7:32 pm | 3 comments | 4330 Views

AROUND TOWN

Valley Trails and freeway noise

I am looking to buy a house in the Tri-Valley, and especially in Pleasanton. At first sight, Valley Trails seems like a nice...

Original post made by Sally on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by Mitch, on Apr 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm | 16 comments | 4329 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

McNerney introduces bill to stop U.S. jobs from going overseas

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) has introduced legislation to stop American jobs from going overseas. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2010
Last comment by Gary Schwaegerle, on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm | 65 comments | 4326 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Robbery fails at Chase Bank in Pleasanton, succeeds at a Chase branch in Livermore

It was a zero-sum game for Pleasanton police and two would-be bandits who attempted to hold up Chase Bank Tuesday. The suspects...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Ptown Native, on Oct 5, 2012 at 9:37 am | 9 comments | 4326 Views

AROUND TOWN

10-year old killed in crash near Ruby Hill

A boy who was killed in a crash in Livermore Saturday afternoon has been identified as 10-year-old San Jose resident Jonathan...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2008
Last comment by Carrrie, on Nov 27, 2008 at 8:32 pm | 34 comments | 4325 Views
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By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 852 views