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Quarter of state's children could be in poverty this year

More than a quarter of children in California and about an eighth of children in some Bay Area counties could be living below...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Getting by in Pleasanton, on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 39 comments | 1865 Views

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Library Etiquette

At what age did we learn "Library Etiquette"??? Who teaches "Library Etiquette" I would think that if people are in the...

Original post made by Library Behavior on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm | 10 comments | 1406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Radical solution to CA's education crisis: lay off 40% of CA teachers?

Let me make it clear up front that I do not support this proposed solution, but I'm open to debating how it would or wouldn't...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 1, 2010 at 11:01 am | 10 comments | 1569 Views

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Where Is The Stimulus Grant for Education...

A $2.25B stimulus grant was awarded today to the California high speed train project "that virtually guarantees construction...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:45 am | 2 comments | 1016 Views

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Celebrating 10 years of the Pleasanton Weekly

It's hard to believe it's a new decade. It's even more difficult for the staff of the Pleasanton Weekly to fathom that 10...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen, on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:21 am | 26 comments | 1628 Views

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Brentwood, Dublin lead in commission's report on quality roadways

The quality of the pavement on an average street or road in the Bay Area has improved slightly in recent years, but the struggle...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:10 am | 1 comment | 1243 Views

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New Hazards at the Library

There are new hazards at the Library, and I almost "fell" because of it. Library patrons are "plugging in the laptop omputers...

Original post made by Hazards at the Library on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Library "staff", on Jan 31, 2010 at 9:54 pm | 8 comments | 1404 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Officials hail Saturday opening of new BART structure

A new parking structure offering some relief to BART riders scanning lots for open spaces on workdays will open Saturday. The...

Original post made on May. 25, 2008
Last comment by Well, well, on Jan 31, 2010 at 8:54 pm | 5 comments | 1917 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tyranny of the Seniority

PUSD and the teachers union are negotiating a new contract. A majority of PUSD expense is being negotiated now and locks...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by To Sad, on Jan 31, 2010 at 7:54 pm | 20 comments | 1695 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Prop. 8 opponents end testimony in SF federal court case

After nine days of trial, two same-sex couples who want to overturn Proposition 8 presented their final witness in federal...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 31, 2010 at 11:52 am | 30 comments | 1646 Views

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Nerf-toting assasins all over Pleasanton

There are a large number of toy-weapon-carrying (single shot nerf guns) teenagers in town, as a large portion of Amador Valley...

Original post made by Dennis C on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 31, 2010 at 9:59 am | 15 comments | 1701 Views

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Final Prop. 8 witness says heterosexual marriage best for children

The final witness in a same-sex marriage trial testified in federal court in San Francisco today that he believes gay and...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by asking, on Jan 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm | 13 comments | 1445 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Aggrandizement, hazmat, cajolery, circuitous?

Aggrandizement, hazmat, cajolery and circuitous are probably not words in most people's daily lexicon, but they were a breeze...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Charlie and Muriel Kahsen, on Jan 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm | 1 comment | 1984 Views

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Poison Pill for Oak Grove

I read in the January 21, 2010 issue of the Independent paper (no coverage by the Weekly- not sure why), that there is a...

Original post made by Jack on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by frank, on Jan 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm | 18 comments | 1228 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Regional agency reaffirms support for $492-million BART connector to Oakland Airport

A key regional transit agency voted 11-5 at a contentious three-hour hearing Wednesday to reaffirm its support for using...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by mannyman, on Jan 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm | 3 comments | 1230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Quality of education could be at stake with cuts

Community members gathered again Tuesday night to ask questions, express concerns and offer possible solutions regarding...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by mannyman, on Jan 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm | 69 comments | 3001 Views

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What's With More Free Advertising for Claudette McDermott?

Hey Gina, come on. The forum is for ideas and debate not endless free advertising for some of your merchants. There are...

Original post made by Be Fair PW on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Jan 30, 2010 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 1226 Views

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BART to cut 74 jobs, use federal funds to meet budget deficits

BART directors voted 6-3 Thursday to close the transit agency's $25 million budget deficit by cutting 74 positions and using...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Lucy, on Jan 29, 2010 at 9:37 pm | 2 comments | 1174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

8 turn out for meeting to discuss new Pleasanton school superintendent qualifications

A group of eight met with Phil Quon with Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) at a public meeting to discuss the strengths...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:54 pm | 7 comments | 1371 Views

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What was the smell this morning

Does anyone know what the rotten egg smell was all about this morning in the area between Raley's and the School District...

Original post made by Mo Man on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm | 8 comments | 1573 Views
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