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SCHOOLS & KIDS

500 jam Valley Community Church for pro-parcel tax rally

More than 500 joined a rally Sunday sponsored by the newly-formed Save Pleasanton Schools organization to support the $233-a-year...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by Kiko, on Mar 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm | 487 comments | 6478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G in the lead, but currently doesn't have necessary two-thirds majority

Early results from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters has the parcel tax measure in the lead with 58.4 percent (6,199...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by No was the right vote, on Jun 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 332 comments | 4245 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

19-year-old driver arrested in fatal Foothill Drive crash

Katie McKewon, the 19-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang that was involved in a head-on collision that killed her friend Laurel...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2007
Last comment by everyones to blame, on Nov 13, 2007 at 9:07 am | 321 comments | 5347 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton teachers agree to pay cut to reportedly save district nearly $4.6M

In a statement released by the Association of Pleasanton Teachers, president Trevor Knaggs announced that teachers made a...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by What about our kids?, on Feb 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 313 comments | 42175 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Future school funding looks bleak

While awaiting a report for the Legislative Analysts Office, the state budget update at Tuesday night's school board meeting...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Steve N, on Nov 25, 2009 at 1:42 pm | 261 comments | 3479 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School budget on Jan. 5 town hall agenda

Millions of dollars in cuts made last year to the Pleasanton Unified School District budget are now being felt and parents...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 6, 2010 at 11:28 am | 261 comments | 3593 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council postpones employee contract signing to hold public hearings on pension contributions

With only three council members at the meeting, the City Council last night postponed consideration of a new two-year contract...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by anon, on Jan 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 250 comments | 4265 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel tax opponents speak out at board meeting

For the first time, opponents of Measure E, the parcel tax to benefit Pleasanton schools, have spoken out against it at a...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Voting no, on Apr 2, 2011 at 9:15 pm | 241 comments | 6311 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Parcel tax measure defeated

With Measure E, Pleasanton's parcel tax measure suffering a narrow defeat Tuesday, supporters of the tax are promising the...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on May 6, 2011 at 7:41 am | 240 comments | 4437 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PUSD says female student killed by train near downtown this afternoon

The PUSD has confirmed that a female student was struck and killed by a train around 2:30 p.m. Police are still investigating...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Bethany, on Feb 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 236 comments | 7785 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board votes to place $233 parcel tax on June 2 ballot

The Pleasanton school board agreed tonight to ask voters to approve a $233 a year parcel tax in a special election June 2....

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm | 233 comments | 3047 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Illegal cash-out bond refunding

At the 3/22 PUSD school board meeting, a citizen raised concerns about trusting PUSD with more taxpayer funds (via Measure...

Original post made by PEVC on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by Arnold, on Apr 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm | 220 comments | 6233 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Church leaders support 'redeemed' priest; others want him out

Church leaders are speaking out in support of a newly-designated parish leader for the Catholic Community of Pleasanton after...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 15, 2007
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Nov 22, 2007 at 9:02 am | 219 comments | 7161 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Think of the children???

I guess the Yes on Prop 8 people don't always think of the children do they? There's been some really appalling lies coming...

Original post made by Janna on Oct. 27, 2008
Last comment by baldy, on Nov 8, 2008 at 2:32 pm | 217 comments | 4658 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Germain's bail set at $1,080,000

Judge Hugh Walker set Henry John Germain's bail at $1,080,000 for 15 counts of alleged child molestation today. Five women...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2008
Last comment by knowledge, on Oct 25, 2008 at 11:39 pm | 202 comments | 4664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Employees union pulls controversial contract proposal off the table

The Pleasanton City Employees Association--the union that represents 227 city workers—withdrew its pending two-year...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2011
Last comment by anon, on Feb 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 202 comments | 4662 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax Citizens' Group?

The following letter to the editor was printed 11/27/09 in the PW. Does anyone know what the "concerned citizens' group"...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Dec 20, 2009 at 7:14 am | 199 comments | 3340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax 2

I received a leaflet from the PUSD talking about a new local school funding measure saying that: "After consequtive years...

Original post made by parent on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on Jan 21, 2011 at 5:11 pm | 197 comments | 5501 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council OKs Stoneridge Drive extension to Livermore

The City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to approve the extension of Stoneridge Drive as a four-lane thoroughfare to El Charro...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by NO STONERIDGE, on Mar 25, 2009 at 9:35 am | 193 comments | 4390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays cuts, for now

While no reductions were made at Tuesday night's school board meeting, the deadline to make cuts and put a parcel tax on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 28, 2009 at 10:09 am | 188 comments | 5701 Views
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