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SCHOOLS & KIDS

First-ever Education Summit introduces new science programs

The Pleasanton school district is incorporating more engineering and science into its curriculum with the idea of encouraging...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm | 2 comments | 1982 Views

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Children's voices ring true

Everyone can learn to sing, says Bee Chow, artistic director of Cantabella Children's Chorus, just like everyone learns how...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 3202 Views

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Burlingame School District -- Ken Wyatt to become Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services

I understand that Ken Wyatt from the PUSD district office was hired by Burlingame Unified as an assistant superintendent...

Original post made by parent on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm..., on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 5710 Views

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First-graders from Mohr Elementary School open new Pleasanton playground

First-graders from Mohr Elementary School recently had the opportunity to cut a ribbon opening a new playground at Amaral...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 6, 2013 at 6:22 pm | 2 comments | 2655 Views

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Assembly Member Buchanan Helping Bad Teachers

The Sacramento Bee had a good piece today on AB 375 which was authored by our Assembly member Buchanan. This piece of legislation...

Original post made by local on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 1968 Views

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College Application Question

On the UC and CSU college application there is a question in the 'Honors Section' asking for "number of Honors"? What are...

Original post made by Steven on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Joseph Somacholarsololovich, on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:39 am | 2 comments | 4694 Views

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Library celebrates 25 years tonight

The Pleasanton Friends of the Library play host to the 25th anniversary celebration of the present library building tonight...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Justin, on Nov 18, 2013 at 8:11 am | 2 comments | 3640 Views

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4th grade class raises $511 for Shepherd's Gate

Before leaving for their holiday break, a fourth grade Lydiksen Elementary School Class, taught by Mrs. Donna May, chose...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Pololo, on Jan 8, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 2 comments | 3029 Views

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High school tutoring

We have 9th grader and wanted to know if we can find partner parents who are strong in tutoring English related topic such...

Original post made by Janet on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:54 am | 2 comments | 865 Views

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AAUW Offers Scholarship to Local Women

The Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin branch of AAUW is now accepting applications from college women who will be of junior standing...

Original post made by Joan Leighty on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 11, 2014 at 10:46 am | 2 comments | 985 Views

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Percussionists beat all

The Amador Valley High School winter percussion team took first place in the Northern California Percussion Association (NCPA)...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 2 comments | 1549 Views

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Back-to-back champs

The Catholic Community of Pleasanton's 8A Boys defeated St. Isidore, 43-32, to successfully defend their Tri-Valley Basketball...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by Good Job, on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 2 comments | 1539 Views

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It's Graduation Day for Pleasanton's Class of 2014

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools will hold graduation ceremonies today for the Classes of 2014. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 2 comments | 7132 Views

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Pleasanton School Board Meeting Confusion...???

Okay... at the last school board meeting they kept on bringing up "object 10.9." At first the board brought it up but they...

Original post made by CURIOUS on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by Gram-ME, on Jun 24, 2014 at 8:29 am | 2 comments | 760 Views

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Checkmate: Chess Club offers strategies, problem solving and competition

Chess may be the "Game of Kings" but some young non-royals are giving it a go in Pleasanton. "You can be like a king and...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm | 2 comments | 1825 Views

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Rare, polio-like virus striking Bay Area children

A polio-like illness has stricken 25 children in California, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital officials announced Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 1195 Views

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School board sticks with new calendar

The Pleasanton school board voted 3-2 against the motion to rescind June's approval of the "modified lite" calendar for the...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mr. Groaner, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:07 am | 2 comments | 1894 Views

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Harvest Park Cheer Holiday Boutique

We are currently looking for local vendors, artisans, and crafters to make this years event a success! Should you be interested...

Original post made by Sherri Jacob on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by sherri jacob, on Oct 19, 2014 at 10:00 am | 2 comments | 804 Views

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Property value in Pleasanton homes are going down!

Undoubtedly, many people have moved to this town for our great schools. However with all of the shenanigans going on in the...

Original post made by Hopeful on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by caywen, on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 2 comments | 837 Views

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Teacher Tenure repeal - Marshal Tuck Supports, Tom Torlakson does not

Marshall Tuck, who is challenging the incumbent schools chief, agrees with the decision in the Vergara vs. California lawsuit...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Concerned parent, on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:29 pm | 2 comments | 1362 Views
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