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BOOKS & MOVIES

'Hunger Games' a little bit 'The Most Dangerous Game'

"The Hunger Games" is a little bit "The Most Dangerous Game," a little bit "Lord of the Flies," a little bit "The Truman...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm | 4 comments | 11251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: From troubled to trainwreck for Pleasanton school district

The Pleasanton school board had an opportunity to build back the trust of the public and prove to voters they made a good...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 20, 2017 at 1:39 pm | 102 comments | 11237 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 | 8 comments | 11231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lyme disease: a real threat in the Tri-Valley

Julie Posey Yorn was healthy and outgoing all her life, a two-time Miss Marin in her single days and later a finalist when...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Tania, on Apr 11, 2015 at 11:49 am | 26 comments | 11205 Views

AROUND TOWN

Price steps down at San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District

After nearly seven years with the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, Chief Richard Price will officially step down...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2012
Last comment by Brad, on Jun 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm | 17 comments | 11170 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board OKs early retirement buyout plan

Teachers eligible for retirement will be offered an extra incentive to bow out early under a plan approved Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by Barton Parent, on Mar 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm | 19 comments | 11154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school district ranks among Bay Area's best

The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) has been ranked the third-best school district in the Bay Area, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by caywen, on Feb 19, 2015 at 10:36 am | 31 comments | 11139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vigil Thursday, services Friday for Anders Pederson

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church for Anders Pederson, who died Nov. 2 just...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by So sad. , on Dec 4, 2015 at 9:52 am | 10 comments | 11117 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Weekly presents 2013 Heroes awards

The Pleasanton Weekly presented its 2013 Tri-Valley Heroes awards to community, school and organization leaders last night...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Bruce, on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 11109 Views

AROUND TOWN

Intruders party in Castlewood home, take vacationing owners' bacon, liquor, jewelry

A Pleasanton family had an unwelcome surprise waiting for them Tuesday when they returned home from vacation to find their...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Not PPD, on Jun 27, 2015 at 11:27 am | 31 comments | 11097 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board goes out of town to hire new principals for schools here

The Pleasanton school district Tuesday hired Jason Krolikowski (in photo), an assistant principal from the San Ramon Valley...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by PUSD Insider, on May 24, 2013 at 12:22 am | 46 comments | 11052 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Raising money one door at a time

When a woman showed up at Lissa Anderson's door soliciting money to help troubled young people who'd gotten too old for the...

Original post made on May. 20, 2011
Last comment by duped??, on May 8, 2013 at 10:25 am | 24 comments | 11049 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Planners 'luke warm' to gas station's plan for 7-Eleven, beer sales

The Pleasanton Planning Commission appeared luke warm after hearing a proposal by a long-time gas station owner to add a...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 15 comments | 11039 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schoool district revises plan for special education students

The Pleasanton school district decided Tuesday night to look at providing better services for special needs children -- and...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by JoAnna Jensen , on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 79 comments | 10997 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 10985 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: 'No' on parcel tax would be leaving kids behind

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5635 posted Friday, May 22, 2009,...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Heads-up, on May 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm | 35 comments | 10975 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chick-fil-A coming to Pleasanton

Chick-fil-A, a national chain known for its lineup of grilled chicken entrees, will open a Pleasanton restaurant in mid-2015...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Sep 5, 2016 at 9:11 pm | 13 comments | 10968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill or Amador?

Not sure if this topic has been discussed already but would love to get other parents' thoughts about our high schools' pluses/minuses....

Original post made by ptownmama on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm | 37 comments | 10944 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Union marks lockout anniversary with Castlewood rally

Cars lined both sides of the street for nearly a half mile as close to 200 people turned out Saturday to mark the one-year...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by Larry Ferderber, on Sep 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm | 88 comments | 10934 Views

AROUND TOWN

Night-Time Joggers on Wrong Side of Bernal Road

Has anyone seen this crazy bunch of joggers jogging on Bernal Ave...AT NIGHT...ON THE STREET...IN THE DIRECTION OF HEAD-ON...

Original post made by Fault Disney on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by joggamemory, on Jan 25, 2011 at 7:24 am | 43 comments | 10923 Views
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Media malpractice
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The Great Divide, and What’s Next?
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Sandia recognizes top girl scholars with math/science awards
By Jeb Bing | 0 comments | 461 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

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