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Repeat offender busted

A Castro Valley man remains in custody on burglary and bad check charges at local jewelry stores that totaled more than $74,000,...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Nov 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 1 comment | 8759 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Walnut Grove principal files claim against district

Former Walnut Grove Elementary School principal Jon Vranesh, who was placed on administrative leave Oct. 25, has filed a...

Original post made on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by Reality, on May 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm | 63 comments | 8718 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect caught in Pleasanton home invasion robbery

One of the men suspected in the robbery of a Pleasanton man who won big at a Bay Area casino in August was captured Wednesday...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Mitch, on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:27 am | 11 comments | 8518 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Secret PUSD Lawsuits: Zangle v. Pleasanton Unified School District

I am wondering why lawsuits are filed against Pleasanton Unified School District that never seem to appear on the PUSD agendas....

Original post made by Yet Another Lawsuit on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by A concerned parent, on Jul 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm | 43 comments | 8498 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council approves plan to scuttle housing cap, open up more land for low-income housing

The City Council Tuesday approved a tentative settlement agreement with two affordable housing coalitions and the state attorney...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by Gary Schwaegerle, on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm | 55 comments | 8460 Views

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School Board adopts new homework policy

The School Board voted Tuesday night to approve a new homework policy, which has been 14 months in creation and was subject...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by ho, on Jun 25, 2011 at 9:19 am | 27 comments | 8415 Views

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Kaitlyn Mary Oefelein, 20

Kaitlyn Mary Oefelein, daughter of Lisa and Joseph Oefelein and a 2012 graduate of Amador Valley High School, died last Tuesday....

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by Concerned, on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:17 am | 16 comments | 8387 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why so many Haters of Ruby Hill?

One thing I've noticed in my short time on the PW Town Square Forum is that so many contributors seem to have this intense...

Original post made by maja7 on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Jul 3, 2010 at 7:17 am | 61 comments | 8346 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Christians will observe Ash Wednesday tomorrow

Christians will observe Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13, marking the start of the Lenten season. Because Sundays are not counted,...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm | 10 comments | 8340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays cuts, for now

While no reductions were made at Tuesday night's school board meeting, the deadline to make cuts and put a parcel tax on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 28, 2009 at 10:09 am | 188 comments | 8333 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board to hear latest state funding estimates at tonight's meeting

The Pleasanton School board will get an update on the latest financial news from the state at its meeting tonight. The update...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 13, 2012 at 6:50 am | 31 comments | 8310 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Public employee benefits - beyond reasonable

"As America's recession spooled out, Chicago responded to the ensuing budget crunch the way many cities have: by cutting...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 46 comments | 8269 Views

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Pleasanton police searching for missing teen

Pleasanton Police are asking for help finding a missing 13-year-old girl. Ana Elizarraras was last seen at 4 a.m. Dec. 1...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Deanne, on Dec 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm | 9 comments | 8260 Views

SPORTS

Amador basketball has an aau team - is this ethical?

I just found out that Amador has an aau basketball team they put together this past summer. They are even called the "Dons"....

Original post made by Curious on Sep. 13, 2009
Last comment by playfairnow, on Feb 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm | 77 comments | 8234 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pleasanton-based Safeway merging with Boise-based Albertsons

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for Pleasanton, Safeway Inc. and Albertsons announced a merger agreement...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Al, on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:23 am | 54 comments | 8200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drug Sniffing Dogs at Amador Valley?

Today I received this message from the PTSA at Amador Valley High School: "A special PTSA General Meeting will take place...

Original post made by A Neighbor on Dec. 3, 2011
Last comment by Parent , on Dec 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 61 comments | 8122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board finds 'merit' to complaints, will replace Walnut Grove principal

In a marathon closed session that lasted more than seven hours, the Pleasanton School Board decided to replace Jon Vranesh...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Sam, on Dec 20, 2013 at 7:22 am | 22 comments | 8117 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrest announced in death of Foothill girl 27 years ago

An unnamed suspect has been arrested in the homicide of a 14-year-old girl that occurred 27 years ago. Tina Faelz's body...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2011
Last comment by Bonnie, on Apr 4, 2012 at 7:35 pm | 101 comments | 8075 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Black Friday? That's so yesterday

If you can't find a place to park today as you make your way around town to start your Christmas shopping, think positive. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by Quote of the day, on Nov 29, 2013 at 9:59 pm | 7 comments | 8075 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do AP classes live up to their promise?

Though skeptical of the unequivocal value of Advanced Placement courses, a Stanford University researcher says high schools...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 15, 2013 at 10:13 am | 7 comments | 8035 Views
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