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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

This is what is sinking California...

"Public Employee Unions Are Sinking California. Months after closing its last budget gap, the Golden State is $20 billion...

Original post made by Curt on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Yea Willie !, on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:43 am | 13 comments | 1167 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Fair and Balanced Use of Waterboarding

Fair and Balanced - Bill O'Reilly of Fox News jokes about having the CIA kidnap Reid and Pelosi and then waterboard Pelosi....

Original post made by No Spin Zone on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by sickened and angry, on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:25 am | 19 comments | 1197 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

ValleyCare Medical Center opens new floor with 24 beds

In an effort to serve more patients as well as make their stay a little more pleasant, ValleyCare Health System recently...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Fred Brown, on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:38 pm | 1 comment | 1407 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Prop. 8 sponsor warns same-sex marriage could lead to 'social moral decay'

An official sponsor of Proposition 8 testified in federal court in San Francisco Thursday that he believes same-sex marriage...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Go Canucks Go, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:46 pm | 25 comments | 1402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Budget, superintendent search on school board agenda tonight

In a special meeting, the school board will hear community feedback on two pressing issues facing the Pleasanton Unified...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:20 am | 4 comments | 1415 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Another PUSD Budget Proposal for Debate

Here's a new take on how to close the $8 million gap for 10/11, and help keep the budget in balance for 11/12. I'm just brainstorming...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:54 am | 93 comments | 2771 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Graffiti is increasing. How can we stop it?

Graffiti is on the increase in Pleasanton. As citizens, we need to work together to deter/stop it asap. The youths that...

Original post made by FoP on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by App fan, on Feb 2, 2010 at 8:48 am | 4 comments | 1466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recession Lessons from the Private Sector

"Creative recession solutions These Best Companies aren't sticking to the book when it comes to dealing with an economic...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Feb 2, 2010 at 7:43 am | 8 comments | 1249 Views

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Driver drifts off I-680 with car landing in 12-foot-deep ditch

The unidentified driver was not injured in this single vehicle accident on southbound I-680 between the Bernal and Sunol...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:28 am | 2 comments | 1372 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Of Note

<B>Amador senior donates scholarship to help children Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6630...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by David Ing, on Feb 1, 2010 at 10:19 pm | 1 comment | 1500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SF offers $6 million to help school district meet $113-mllion budget shortfall

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Bevan Dufty Friday announced that about $6 million will be provided to the...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Lucy, on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:52 pm | 12 comments | 1526 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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 | 1923 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1412 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 | 1596 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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 | 1035 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1657 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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 | 1286 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1411 Views

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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 | 1963 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 | 1734 Views
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