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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Emotions run high with school cuts on the line

With the elimination of class-size reductions on their worry lists, parents, educators and others packed a school district...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by Need Credibility, on Feb 4, 2009 at 2:06 pm | 99 comments | 3004 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local gymnast has sensational season

Lacy Dagen, a 9-year-old gymnast from Pleasanton, just completed her level 7 season. She was one of only 25 9-year-olds in...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2008
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:13 pm | 3 comments | 2576 Views

SPORTS

Sharks ice facility clears a hurdle

A multi-million-dollar regional ice skating rink planned by a subsidiary of the San Jose Sharks in Pleasanton's new Staples...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2008
Last comment by Max, on Feb 3, 2009 at 11:08 pm | 5 comments | 2380 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: Hope? How ironic

"We all awoke with hope"--a highly ironic Weekly headline for last Jan. 24 (Cover, pages 16-17). Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Christ-follower, on Feb 3, 2009 at 10:51 pm | 8 comments | 1280 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Planning Commissioner Fox to decide this week on mayor's race

Planning Commissioner Anne Fox said she is considering challenging Mayor Jennifer Hosterman for the city's top elective post,...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2008
Last comment by Someone who has been to a planning commission meeting, on Feb 3, 2009 at 4:34 pm | 23 comments | 2012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill High principal calls state budget impact on schools 'dire'

In a letter to Foothill High School students, parents and alumni, the school's principal John Dwyer said he had anticipated...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by Dan Faraday, on Feb 3, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 28 comments | 1847 Views

SPORTS

How 'bout them Steelers!

Wow! Was that a great game or what! For those of us lucky enough to grow up in Steeler Country, and then end up living here...

Original post made by Kurt Kummer on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on Feb 3, 2009 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 1923 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Twilight magic

Living in Pleasanton since she was four, resident artist Debbie Wardrope has long known the romanticism that settles over...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Stephanie Goelzer, on Feb 2, 2009 at 11:04 pm | 1 comment | 1540 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Goodbye Jerry

Long-time city planner Jerry Iserson has been honored at a city-sponsored luncheon as he retired after more than 30 years...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Dorene Paradiso-Carroll, on Feb 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm | 4 comments | 1501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

30th Reunion Foothill HS Class of '79

30 Year Reunion - Class of '79 Foothill High School, Pleasanton, CA Reunifying the Foothill Falcons Class of '79 has begun....

Original post made by Gary Schwaegerle on Feb. 2, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1525 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Capt. Sullenberger to be honored at Super Bowl

Danville resident Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, along with the rest of the crew of Flight 1549, will be honored by...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by TF, on Feb 2, 2009 at 3:09 pm | 3 comments | 1299 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Take Us Along

Inside a cage in shark-infested waters. In the hand of a wakeboarder on Lake Shasta. With President Barack Obama (okay, so...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Feb 2, 2009 at 12:32 am | 3 comments | 1699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School forum puts financial crisis at forefront

Many educational buzz words were used during Tuesday night's school board candidates forum as hopefuls vied for votes. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 1, 2009 at 11:19 pm | 1 comment | 1474 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton Job's Daughters

Job's Daughters International is an organization for young ladies (minimum age 10 for full membership) who enjoy dances,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by PJ, on Feb 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm | 7 comments | 1573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sweet victory for Foothill again

Foothill will continue its undefeated reign after a 3-0 win over Cal High tonight. The girls varsity team scored one goal...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by BUSC Family, on Feb 1, 2009 at 11:26 am | 8 comments | 1784 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

2nd installment of county property taxes due Monday

Alameda County tax officials are reminding property owners that the second installment of their 2008-09 property taxes, unless...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 31, 2009 at 7:55 am | 4 comments | 1662 Views

AROUND TOWN

16 texting-while-driving citations issued by CHP

The California Highway Patrol as of Wednesday has issued 16 citations in the Bay Area for text messaging while driving since...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by J, on Jan 31, 2009 at 7:16 am | 8 comments | 1541 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Keep Hope Alive: Response to "We all Woke Up With Hope"

This is a highly ironic choice of words for the PW headline Friday Jan 23rd. Why? Because on this day, President Obama, chose...

Original post made by Candyce Roberts on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Downtowner, on Jan 30, 2009 at 11:02 pm | 14 comments | 1840 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART discusses increasing fares, parking fees

Bay Area Rapid Transit directors Thursday discussed the possibility of increasing fares and parking fees as a way of coping...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Bartd doesn't serve those who are forced to pay for it, on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 1407 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

INAUGURATION SPECIAL: "'America the Beautiful,' a shared experience once again"

(Editor's Note: Pleasanton Vice-Mayor Cheryl Cook-Kallio a 30 year veteran teacher of Advanced Placement U.S. History and...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by rs, on Jan 30, 2009 at 7:05 am | 22 comments | 2227 Views
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