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DOING COLLEGE

Amid Recession, You Still Have to Pay for College

In those agonizing months between sending out college applications and waiting for those admission decisions in the spring, many high school seniors and their parents...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Ralph N. Shirlet, on Jan 11, 2010 at 9:56 am | 1 comment | 9078 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Hurry Up and Wait: What to Do After the College Applications Are Sent

As the parent of three daughters who are all at different stages in their lives, I can tell you first hand that life does not begin with an acceptance letter from...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 4, 2010
There are no comments yet. 9741 Views

DOING COLLEGE

College Admission and Score Choice: What You Must Know

Hollie took her SAT exam in the spring of her junior year in high school and performed poorly. She prepared over the summer and tested again in the fall of her...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 28, 2009
There are no comments yet. 10359 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton's own 'Wikipedia' says goodbye

While many of us are celebrating the holidays with family and friends, Dean and Mary Lu Campbell will spend the week busily packing up their Pleasanton house for...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Dec. 25, 2009
Last comment by Lucky to know Chico, on Dec 26, 2009 at 11:37 pm | 2 comments | 9173 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Parents! Read This if Your Child Is Applying to College

You have no doubt heard of parents who stop working after having a child or reduce their hours at the office to support a teen that is having trouble in high school....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Ralph N. Shirlet, on Dec 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 10075 Views

DOING COLLEGE

You Want to Go to Our College? Prove It!

For many students, applying to college is burdened by an exaggerated emphasis on "getting in." This neglects some basic research that should precede the application...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by JJ@Manor, on Dec 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 9272 Views

AROUND TOWN

Museum director putting history, future together

Few cities our size have their own museum, let alone one with a director like Jim DeMersman with years of experience in making museums come alive as he's now doing...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 11, 2009 at 8:39 pm | 1 comment | 8152 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Early Applications Surge in College Admission

This is the first in a six-week series of blogs about applying to college by admission advisor Elizabeth LaScala and Teen Wire high school senior Daniel Morizono...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 6, 2009
There are no comments yet. 9144 Views

AROUND TOWN

Get those flu shots before it gets you

Early anxiety over the swine flu has waned a bit primarily because the large numbers of flu-like illnesses being reported are just that: typical influnza that we...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Janna, on Dec 2, 2009 at 10:52 am | 10 comments | 8006 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rwanda 'healing' a formula for peace

Centerpointe Presbyterian Church pastor Mike Barris has returned from a trip to Rwanda, inspired by the tremendous success he saw there in national renewal and family...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Nov. 22, 2009
Last comment by cholo, on Nov 24, 2009 at 11:38 am | 5 comments | 7671 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Bernal bridge opens, one more to go

A new section of the Bernal Avenue bridge over the Arroyo Del Valle opened last month without fanfare or even without the City Council riding in the first cars to...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by Dan Doerr, on Nov 23, 2009 at 1:48 pm | 4 comments | 7294 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising

The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D. Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 16, 2009
There are no comments yet. 9421 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sign-up list growing for new gravesites at Pioneer Cemetery

If you're planning to make Pleasanton your "final" resting place, you might want to sign up soon for one of the 400 burial sites now being installed at the city's...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Nov 13, 2009 at 7:54 am | 1 comment | 7791 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Anonymity allows open and diverse dialogue

The Weekly's online Town Square forum within the past week or two has been filled with supportive, informative and cathartic dialog. Some of the posts, however,...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 15, 2007
Last comment by Opague, on Oct 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 11 comments | 12429 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deborah McKeehan named head of board at ValleyCare

Former Pleasanton City Manager Deborah McKeehan has been elected chairwoman of the ValleyCare Health System board of directors, a move that puts her at the helm...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Restore service to Livermore, on Oct 9, 2009 at 5:14 pm | 2 comments | 10899 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Investigative reporting: pay now or pay later?

This morning I read that the New York Times earned five Pulitzer Prizes, including awards for breaking news and investigative reporting. Three stories above that...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by DoUgLaS kEnDaLl, on Sep 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm | 27 comments | 12796 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

The year's most regrettable of the regrettable

Most good journalists try to get things right and abhor corrections, clarifications and the like, particularly for what is considered a "stupid mistake." Every...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by Annon, on Sep 14, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 5 comments | 13736 Views

AROUND TOWN

SafeAmerica's top walker for cancer research

For John Gracyalny, a walk around the track almost never ends, especially if you're the one joining him on his daily jaunt. It's almost as if he leads two very...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Aug. 21, 2009
There are no comments yet. 8581 Views

AROUND TOWN

After 2 decades of helping local military families, Chris Miller is stepping down

There was loud applause earlier this month at a homecoming celebration for Pleasanton Marine Andy Bowen and also for Chris Miller, Pleasanton's long-time unofficial...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by Pam Ellis, on Aug 20, 2009 at 8:46 am | 2 comments | 8471 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Talk to me! What would you do differently?

Welcome to the new Pleasanton Weekly Online! I hope you are enjoying the new site. As the new publisher, I'd like to know what you like or dislike about the site...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Feb. 5, 2007
Last comment by Al, on Aug 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm | 12 comments | 13639 Views
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