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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Understanding Common Core

As the first month of the new year ends, the Pleasanton school district is continuing to fully implement the new Common Core...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by just sayin', 16 minutes ago | 13 comments | 1251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

AV Student Want Change

To Pleasanton Weekly readers- My name is Sophia Holbrook and I am a member of AVHS's school newspaper staff. I run the online...

Original post made by Sophia Holbrook on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by AVparent, 32 minutes ago | 29 comments | 1389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district loses ruling in Vranesh case

An attempt by the Pleasanton Unified School District to deny former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh a hearing into its...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by yellowrose, 3 hours ago | 41 comments | 7462 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton teen talks about 'American Idol' audition

A Pleasanton teen is set to appear on Fox television next week as part of her audition for the 14th season of "American Idol"...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Sue, 5 hours ago | 11 comments | 4354 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Pleasanton author pens allergen-conscious cookbook

Pleasanton resident Christina Gray decided she needed to learn all she could about food allergies, and she spent the next...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by "Miss Claire", 9 hours ago | 6 comments | 726 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Finding a fresh perspective with life coaches

When Caroline, 42, welcomed a woman into her home, courtesy of Airbnb, the two ended up having some good conversations. The...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Wayne Sutton, 16 hours ago | 10 comments | 3465 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dublin Council ends two months of debate, chooses Wehrenberg for vacant seat

After nearly 15 hours of public and closed-door meetings over the last two months, the Dublin City Council last night voted...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by sleepless, 21 hours ago | 8 comments | 1924 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board discusses laptop program for Pleasanton middle schools

The Pleasanton school board heard a report from middle school principals at its meeting last night about a proposal to expand...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by To Sasha, on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm | 17 comments | 2186 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Albertsons, Safeway receive clearance for proposed merger

AB Acquisition LLC, which owns Boise-based Albertsons, and Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. announced yesterday that they have...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Registered Joe, on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:16 pm | 4 comments | 2417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alameda County offering no-cost tax preparation for low/moderate income taxpayers

The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) is providing no cost IRS-certified tax preparation assistance to low- and...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Sarah Holtzclaw, on Jan 29, 2015 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 555 Views

AROUND TOWN

Millennials seek smaller houses, but won't sacrifice details

As Millennials begin to enter the home buying market in larger numbers, homes will get a little smaller, laundry rooms will...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ptowngal, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:54 pm | 5 comments | 1906 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board looks at 4 new high school courses tonight

The Pleasanton school board will be discussing the possibility of four new high school courses for the 2015-16 school year...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 1944 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Zone 7 urges everyone to keep conserving water use

Despite all that rain in December, serious drought conditions persist and Zone 7 urges everyone in its service area to continue...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 7 comments | 1353 Views

AROUND TOWN

Financial reports for 16th Assembly District candidates show Orinda councilman ahead

Fundraising is well under way for candidates eyeing the 16th State Assembly District that includes Pleasanton, a position...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by e, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 2153 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

IRS warns about phone scams, phishing as 2015 tax season gets underway

The IRS is kicking off the Dirty Dozen tax scams campaign for 2015 this week with pervasive phone scam and phishing the first...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Longtimer, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:03 am | 5 comments | 1888 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton police see increase in daytime home burglaries

Pleasanton police put out a warning Thursday through Nixle about an increase in daytime residential burglaries. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Jan 27, 2015 at 9:43 am | 31 comments | 4866 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 Keri, on Jan 27, 2015 at 9:11 am | 77 comments | 7263 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters to get 3% raises in each of next 4 years

Unionized firefighters in the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department are being offered 3% pay increases each year over the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Arnold, on Jan 27, 2015 at 3:54 am | 30 comments | 2201 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton names new finance director

Tina Olson has been named the new Finance Director for the city of Pleasanton, succeeding Emily Wagner, who is retiring but...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Jan 26, 2015 at 11:42 am | 6 comments | 3325 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unemployment rates down across Bay Area in November

Unemployment rates across the Bay Area dropped in November, compared with a year ago, according to data released Friday from...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Drusilla, on Jan 26, 2015 at 4:40 am | 2 comments | 1023 Views
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The ‘Free’ Community College Forum
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 1,836 views

Mark Meuser is dropping out of the election
By Roz Rogoff | 8 comments | 1,263 views

New wrinkles in the race for 7th Senate
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 736 views