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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Worth reading: Obama, taking on unions, backs teacher merit pay

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090310/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_education By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer Philip Elliott,...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by No Remorse, on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:52 am | 6 comments | 1390 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

A lesson in leadership

Six students joined Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, City Manager Nelson Fialho and Councilwoman Cindy McGovern in a board meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Monica W., on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1255 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Model United Nations

This program is a simulation of the "real-life" United Nations Assembly for middle school students and meets from 3:30-5...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Mar 10, 2009 at 7:31 pm | 7 comments | 1361 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Military Families

Pleasanton Military Families, a support group for families of service members, meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Sherry W, on Mar 10, 2009 at 4:57 pm | 2 comments | 1263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pay to Play will be a Reality

As a member of the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC), I was asked to Chair the Athletics sub committee. In the last few weeks...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by Thankful, on Mar 10, 2009 at 10:00 am | 8 comments | 1816 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SEX

at what age do we start letting our kids have sexual relationships with their partners??? i'm have two kids in high school...

Original post made by Questioning momie on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by really?, on Mar 10, 2009 at 9:40 am | 9 comments | 1511 Views

AROUND TOWN

On a roll!

Meet Navina Bernardi, Salinna Grant, Tiffany Garland-Martini and Megan Wiseman. These four young women from Pleasanton and...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2009
Last comment by Hi There, on Mar 9, 2009 at 11:20 pm | 3 comments | 1595 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police activity on Bernal Saturday?

No mention of this in the newspaper here (of course!), but there was major police/CHP activity on Bernal near Valley Saturday...

Original post made by Where\'s the news? on Mar. 8, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Mar 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm | 11 comments | 2506 Views

RESTAURANTS

Redcoats

Redcoats is good. It's cozy, the people are nice, and the food is good. The onion rings rock. The pasta primavera is...

Original post made by Ari on Jan. 1, 2009
Last comment by Stacy, on Mar 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm | 8 comments | 2315 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Stoneridge Drive: Same Old Two Obstructionist Council Members

Watching the Special Council meeting regarding the Staples Ranch and Stoneridge Road extension tonight, the two obstructionist...

Original post made by frank on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm | 29 comments | 1632 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

what makes a good teacher?

I'm curious to find out what readers here consider the characteristics of good teachers. How would you tell the difference...

Original post made by Sandy on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on Mar 9, 2009 at 10:13 am | 16 comments | 1779 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 Trish, on Mar 9, 2009 at 9:56 am | 29 comments | 1800 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Residents share concern over parcel tax

As the state continues to negotiate its budget, the Pleasanton Unified School District school board is listening to residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 9, 2009 at 8:20 am | 148 comments | 2773 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Incident on Touriga Drive?

Does anyone know what the commotion was on Touriga at approx. 6:30pm on Weds, Feb 18th? Drunk driver? Medical emergency?...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by stain, on Mar 7, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 1629 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Guest Opinion

The local impact from the breakdown of the financial system is painfully obvious. Our outstanding schools are facing a 9...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 7, 2009 at 9:20 am | 4 comments | 1312 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SRV stuns Falcons in soccer loss

In a stunning upset, the Foothill girls varsity soccer team's Cinderella season ended Saturday night. Foothill coach Ron...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by A former ref, on Mar 7, 2009 at 8:30 am | 31 comments | 1625 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Billboard criticizes Simitian cell-phone law

A billboard on the Peninsula, financed by a Pleasanton man, criticizes state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, for authoring...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Mar 6, 2009 at 9:12 pm | 14 comments | 1653 Views

AROUND TOWN

Something Free from COMCAST ?

Just received a letter and a recorded phone call from COMCAST telling me that by March 9th they would be going all digital...

Original post made by Kiko on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Mar 6, 2009 at 7:12 pm | 22 comments | 1967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How do you parents handle teens and their cellphone/texting behavior?

Just curious what rules any of you have on your teens' cellphone use. My daughters (13 and 16) are convinced I am the world's...

Original post made by Big Meanie on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by bob, on Mar 6, 2009 at 2:29 pm | 37 comments | 2042 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill parents and fans, we should be embarrassed

Last Saturday night, at the end of a game and the end of the season, our lady Falcon soccer team laid on the ground, brokenhearted...

Original post made by Foothill parent on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Official, on Mar 6, 2009 at 9:56 am | 35 comments | 2808 Views
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