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Amador Students Remember 9/11

In contrast to the many ways that our community has remembered 9/11 and the horrific events that occured on that day, Amador...

Original post made by A Close Neighbor on Sep. 18, 2008
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 20, 2008 at 11:28 am | 20 comments | 3185 Views

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SHARED SACRIFICE

SHARED SACRIFICE has to be the common thread in any solution to the PUSD budget crisis. At the recent Budget Advisory Meeting,...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by West side observer, on Jan 28, 2009 at 11:01 am | 20 comments | 2923 Views

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Big decisions to be made at tonight's board meeting

The Pleasanton Unified School District board will face two hot issues tonight: budget cuts and a parcel tax. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 10:06 pm | 20 comments | 2262 Views

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negotiating teachers' contracts

I have done some homework about the process for negotiating teachers' contracts. According to the CTA, school districts and...

Original post made by Sandy on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by Carl, on Apr 26, 2009 at 3:11 pm | 20 comments | 2286 Views

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Amador takes 3rd place in 'We the People' competition in Washington, D.C.

Amador Valley High School finished third in the national "We the People" competition in Washington, D.C., trailing the first...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm | 20 comments | 4683 Views

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My observations about people who vote yes on Measure G and those who vote No

Prior to this special election, I did not know which way I would vote on Measure G. I have read the Pleasanton Weekly blogs...

Original post made by Kate on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Susan, on May 28, 2009 at 11:47 pm | 20 comments | 1829 Views

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Confused parcel tax voter...Please help

I'm reading the campaign ad on page 2 of the recent PW where it says: Feb 2009 Budget Act <$9.7 M> Governor’s...

Original post made by Confused Voter on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 31, 2009 at 6:09 pm | 20 comments | 1847 Views

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Debbie Look appointed to top PTA post

Pleasanton resident Debbie Look has been named the director of legislation for the California State Parent Teachers Association...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2009
Last comment by Marti Scalise, on Jul 11, 2009 at 11:27 am | 20 comments | 2570 Views

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Help for a challenged reader

has anyone found help for their child who is having trouble reading. My child is 12 and has been tutored, gone to summer...

Original post made by concerned parent on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Gail Nott, on Jun 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm | 20 comments | 2098 Views

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Tyranny of the Seniority

PUSD and the teachers union are negotiating a new contract. A majority of PUSD expense is being negotiated now and locks...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by To Sad, on Jan 31, 2010 at 7:54 pm | 20 comments | 1971 Views

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Spinoff Thread - Why are BMWs always associated with spoiled children?

It seems like the stereotypical Pleasantonian is a SUV driving, "not my kid", soccer mom with a spoiled teen driving a BMW?...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Hmmmmm, on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm | 20 comments | 7670 Views

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PUSD Surveys vs. Fundraiser

My neighbor went through the results of the surveys for all grade levels. Specifically for high school, it looks like the...

Original post made by PUSD Surveys vs. Fundraiser on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by letsgo, on Mar 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm | 20 comments | 2111 Views

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Amador Valley parents, staff discuss what they want in a new principal

Staff and parents of Amador Valley High School students want much the same things of an incoming principal to replace retiring...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by hughseyp, on May 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm | 20 comments | 2180 Views

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Expanding the lexicon..

If a person has a WH-ite American mother and a bl-ACK Kenyan father.. why would he be called 'African-American' as a racial...

Original post made by unclehomerr.. on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Mom, on Sep 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm | 20 comments | 1994 Views

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Teen shouting obscenities from car

Happened twice to us this week - teen boys shouting obscenities at us from cars (presumably on their way home from Amador...

Original post made by Pleasanton Valley Resident on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm | 20 comments | 2472 Views

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Living in a Bubble

I would like to know why the PW doesn't cover the "bad news" stories in our community that would be of interest for parents....

Original post made by Keep it Real on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by HS Parent, on Feb 21, 2011 at 11:24 am | 20 comments | 2282 Views

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Post your stories of great Pleasanton teachers

Take a minute to share a story of a great Pleasanton teacher who has helped your child along. It's a thankless job....

Original post made by Teacher Appreciation Week on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by HS Student, on May 12, 2011 at 6:31 am | 20 comments | 3676 Views

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Pleasanton Teachers Give Concessions to Help PUSD

Another local paper reported this morning about the concessions that Pleasanton teachers' union gave. (I didn't try to post...

Original post made by PTA Mom on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by Jake, on May 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm | 20 comments | 4128 Views

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Amador kids need training on red lights

Since when do pedestrians (including Amador Valley Cross country team members) have the right a way when they have the red...

Original post made by Red means stop even for you on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Sally, on Dec 1, 2011 at 11:00 am | 20 comments | 3512 Views

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We The People State Finals Result?

Anyone hear the result of the WTP state finals being held in Bakersfield yesterday? Both Amador and Foothill were competing....

Original post made by AVFan on Feb. 12, 2012
Last comment by Congrats!, on Feb 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm | 20 comments | 4075 Views
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