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SPCA, veterinary center partner to offer free spay/neuter day for dogs, cats

The East Bay SPCA and Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care, located in San Ramon, have teamed up to offer 100 free...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Dorothy, on Feb 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 1512 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Low mortgage rates boost refinance activity

The Mortgage Bankers Association, in its Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending last Friday, announced today that...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Neil Clifton, on Feb 12, 2009 at 10:20 am | 6 comments | 1427 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

General Plan delayed again by housing cap dispute

Community and city leaders started updating the Pleasanton General Plan in 2003, a hoped-for three year process that is just...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Why, on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 1140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting a head start on spring cleaning

Fifth graders from Ms. Ferreira's Walnut Grove Elementary School class recently took part in a service learning assignment....

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Just a thought..., on Feb 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 1435 Views

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Germain's court case continued to Feb. 26

A court hearing for Henry Germain, the former Castlewood Country Club tennis pro who is accused of child molestation, has...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by nonameplease, on Feb 11, 2009 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1203 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: Teachers should remain balanced

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5185 posted Friday, February 6,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by SD, on Feb 11, 2009 at 2:34 pm | 27 comments | 1611 Views

SPORTS

Proposal of a Golf Tax in California is Unfair and Unjust.

As we begin 2009, a proposal looms in Sacramento that for the first time will tax playing golf in California. This unjust...

Original post made by Sean on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm | 6 comments | 1878 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why blame the Teachers?

From what I understand, half the population of Pleasanton moved here in the last five years. I'll bet our wonderful school...

Original post made by School District Supporter on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Another Homeowner, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm | 117 comments | 3067 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

BUSC and Rage Placement of local children in Div 1

Below is the criteria used for selecting boys for division 1. I think this is similar to Rage (correct me if wrong) From...

Original post made by SoccerParent on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by It's a joke, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 1353 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

UPDATE: Middle school, youngest boy's friend start donation efforts for family displaced by house fire

Pleasanton Middle School is spearheading a donation drive for the Zuffa family, which has been displaced by a house fire...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by BobSmith Charles, on Feb 11, 2009 at 6:51 am | 50 comments | 3450 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

COMMENTARY: Steps we can take to keep our schools great

With the current economic crisis greatly impacting California, public schools, which are dependent on state funds, are facing...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Teacher, on Feb 10, 2009 at 6:27 pm | 47 comments | 1566 Views

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BART station moves to completion, apartments put on hold

Next month, work will begin on constructing pedestrian walkways on the Pleasanton and Dublin sides of the new BART station...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by aaron, on Feb 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm | 3 comments | 1355 Views

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State supreme court to hear arguments against Prop. 8

The California Supreme Court announced this week it will hear arguments on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the state's...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 10, 2009 at 1:02 pm | 35 comments | 1619 Views

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Treasures of Main Street

It's easy to excite a kid. That's probably because they notice little things in life that mostly go unnoticed by adults....

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by grumpy old man, on Feb 10, 2009 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 1715 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

We the People - State Finals

Sacramento 1st Place - Amador Valley High School 2nd place - Foothill High School followed by the rest of the state. ...

Original post made by Bob on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Liz, on Feb 9, 2009 at 8:57 am | 4 comments | 1524 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers Use Cell Phones In Class

Few could argue with the ban on student cell phone use in the class. However, the use of cell phones by teachers is quite...

Original post made by Crumudgeon on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by concerned, on Feb 8, 2009 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 1556 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shrinking Enrollment at Amador?

Checking my child's "Zangle" GPA, I noticed in the last column that the class of 2011 started with 711 kids, dropped to 609,...

Original post made by John Adams on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Clued In, on Feb 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm | 6 comments | 1864 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School administrators' group calls state funding reductions too deep

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) said yesterday that funding cuts to California schools that are...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by Teacher & Parent, on Feb 8, 2009 at 4:16 pm | 39 comments | 1903 Views

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February Home Sales 2009

Interested in seeing what homes sold in Pleasanton last month? Follow this link. http://moxleyteam.com/2009/02/tri-valley-home-sales-february-2009/ ...

Original post made by Moxley on Feb. 7, 2009
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Mortgage applications, refinances decrease

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jan. 2 that mortgage...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Dan Nelson, on Feb 6, 2009 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 1105 Views
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Bandwidth and the spinning wheel: Net neutrality
By Gina Channell-Allen | 4 comments | 1,122 views

A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 876 views

Lulu is back home!!!!
By Roz Rogoff | 4 comments | 702 views