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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cheer teams from Pleasanton schools win at Disneyland

Teams from each of the three Pleasanton middle schools won awards at the United Spirit Association Junior Nationals held...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Becky, on Mar 17, 2011 at 8:46 am | 2 comments | 3060 Views

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Boy hits a hole-in-one - again!

It's supposed to be the shot of a lifetime but Alex Chin has hit a hole-in-one twice -- and he's only 12. Last summer, at...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2011
Last comment by nathan, on Apr 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm | 2 comments | 2142 Views

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Destination ImaginNation

Two Pleasanton teams place first in the elementary division of the Destination Imagination State Finals on April 9-10 and...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2011
Last comment by Somasundara Rao, on Apr 26, 2011 at 6:47 am | 2 comments | 2347 Views

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'Suckers for St. Jude' raises money to help fight cancer

Abby Smith, Addy Mapes, and Haley Carr, fourth graders at Walnut Grove Elementary School, team up to sell lollipops, raising...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2011
Last comment by Kelly Hilton, on Apr 26, 2011 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 2008 Views

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Deja Vu - We acknowledge an error in judgment was made

This post from the Measure G campaign in 2009 is worth repeating: We acknowledge an error in judgment was made Publisher's...

Original post made by Deja vu on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by resident, on May 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm | 2 comments | 2038 Views

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Yes on Measure E Committee in Debt?

Word on the street is the Yes on Measure E Committee is several thousand dollars in debt. And is passing around the proverbial...

Original post made by Start Afresh on May. 20, 2011
Last comment by Nomad, on May 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm | 2 comments | 1734 Views

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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 | 2264 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 | 1937 Views

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Tri-Valley YMCA Youth & Government Program

Youth and Government is a program for high school students that not only allows them to learn about issues surrounding California...

Original post made by Katie Dulka on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by Guest, on Oct 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm | 2 comments | 1533 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 | 2624 Views

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Amador Student, Ian Toy gets accepted into the 2012 US Army All-American Marching Band

For the first time in Amador History, music student Ian Toy got accepted into the US Army's All-American Bowl Marching Band....

Original post made by Band Member on Oct. 20, 2011
Last comment by Cheryl Cook-Kallio, on Oct 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 1933 Views

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Parents- Rock & Jump's Facebook Page?

I was reading another post from Sept. 8th regarding Rock and Jump in Dublin that had a link posted to their Facebook site....

Original post made by Dana on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by ppl, on Oct 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm | 2 comments | 2247 Views

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Fri: 'The Great Christmas Getaway' planned for Dec. 24

'The Great Christmas Getaway' musical follows the detours and temptations that challenge Brody, Ashley and other class officers...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by Emily Chin, on Dec 20, 2011 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 1548 Views

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9th Ryan Gordon Alumni Soccer Games

9th Ryan Gordon Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer Games Benefiting the Foothill and Amador High School Soccer Programs. When:...

Original post made by Trekmtb on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by CurtGordon, on Jan 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm | 2 comments | 1738 Views

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Amador High grad interviewed on NBC making documentary

Amador graduate interviewed by NBC station about making documentary on human trafficking. Nice job! Making us proud back...

Original post made by Frank on Jan. 16, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:28 am | 2 comments | 1562 Views

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Registration now open for city's summer camps

Registration is now open for more than 40 summer day camps offered through the Pleasanton Community Services department....

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 31, 2012 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 2178 Views

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PUSD cuts 70 jobs

A week after the Pleasanton school board voted to slash more than $5.3 million in spending in anticipation of state cuts,...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 11, 2012 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 1777 Views

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Teaching P.E. one flashmob at a time

W Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=9354 posted Friday, May 11, 2012, 12:00 AM...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by joanna, on May 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 1865 Views

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Fun Run, flash dance raises $60,000 in donations for Walnut Grove Elementary School

A surprise flash mob for Principal Jon Vranesh and a day of "Fun Runs" May 4 raised more than $60,000 in donations at Walnut...

Original post made on May. 12, 2012
Last comment by Congratulations!, on May 13, 2012 at 8:31 am | 2 comments | 2514 Views

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Thanks 1000! Book and Celebration to Honor Jon Grantham

The Amador Friends of Music is holding a “Thanks a Thousand!” celebration to honor Jonathan Grantham on completing his...

Original post made by Marilyn on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by Sally Baker, on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | 3194 Views
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