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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 | 3016 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 | 1318 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 | 3367 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 | 1515 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1319 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1562 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1670 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 | 1486 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 | 1531 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 | 1829 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 | 1853 Views

AROUND TOWN

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
There are no comments yet. 1232 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley High student tests positive for staph infection

A student at Amador Valley High School is under a medical quarantine after testing positive for a Staph infection--clinically...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Julie, on Feb 6, 2009 at 4:28 pm | 15 comments | 2001 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Editorial

What is it that county officials don't understand about the word Recession? Despite layoffs, corporate downsizing and looming...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Scott Haggerty, on Feb 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm | 5 comments | 1160 Views

AROUND TOWN

Concert pianist opens Inspire Academy

Pleasanton is now the home of Inspire Academy of Music and Arts. Founded by award-winning concert pianist and Pleasanton...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Feb 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm | 2 comments | 1348 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton Sheraton owners default on loan

According to Alameda County property records, the financiers of the Sheraton Pleasanton Hotel filed a notice of default Jan....

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Chris, on Feb 6, 2009 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 1244 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: Obama lovefest will come to an end

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5156 posted Friday, January 30,...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Not an Obama Bobblehead, on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:54 am | 5 comments | 1342 Views

SPORTS

SPORTS: Lady Falcons tally another win, remain undefeated

The Lady Falcons varsity soccer team has added another notch in their belts in the win category after shutting out Granada...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Ghetto Resident, on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:45 am | 2 comments | 1947 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Henry Germain

Does anyone know what happened today in court? I thought his next court date was today but haven't read anything about it.......... ...

Original post made by Wondering on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on Feb 6, 2009 at 9:47 am | 3 comments | 1655 Views
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