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Editorial

Has there ever been an election, special or otherwise, with such a uniformly unpalatable set of choices? All six special...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on May 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm | 11 comments | 1293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can local businesses help fund our schools?

Businesses can and do donate to our school district as well as to our two educational foundations, Pleasanton Partners In...

Original post made by Tony E. on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 9, 2009 at 10:24 pm | 12 comments | 1172 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rumors of crimes - any truth?

Rumors floating around the high schools and discussed at home (anonymously asked here) -- 1) that some students from one...

Original post made by Following up on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Following up, on May 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 8 comments | 1767 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

flexibility in allocating state funds to schools

At the last school district meeting I attended, a list of categorical funds that had been reduced by the state was distributed....

Original post made by Sandy on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Parent who is voting NO ON G, on May 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm | 5 comments | 1071 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have all the info possible before voting

It's important for informed voters to have all the information possible before casting a vote. Please visit http://www.pleasantonparceltaxinfo.com for...

Original post made by Get the whole picture on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 9, 2009 at 9:55 am | 5 comments | 1092 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Child Hit by Car in Pleasanton This Morning

I saw a teenager standing with his damaged bike in front of a car stopped at the exit/entrance into the Spring Rain/Pleasanton...

Original post made by Amy on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 9, 2009 at 9:38 am | 11 comments | 1356 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

how step and column salaries work for Pleasanton teachers

I want to summarize some basic facts about step and column salaries for teachers. Since teachers do not receive bonuses,...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by anon reply, on May 9, 2009 at 8:45 am | 66 comments | 2355 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Prop 1B and "What's the baseline?"

For those confused by Prop 1B (I know I was), here's the deal. Prop 98 guarantees that roughly 40% of CA's budget goes...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Cosmic-Charlie, on May 9, 2009 at 6:14 am | 9 comments | 2092 Views

AROUND TOWN

**Garage/Bake Sale 2 Benefit Breast Cancer**

Please come by! We have a variety of items in great condition as well as baked goods & refreshments for sale! ALL FOR A GREAT...

Original post made by PtownMommy on May. 8, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1093 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

President Obama Walks the Talk with Budget Slashing

I was pleased to see that President Obama took the axe and red ink to the proposed federal budget, removing one-half of one...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Smart enough to know very little, on May 8, 2009 at 10:46 pm | 6 comments | 1165 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Ballots are Here

My household received their Measure G Ballots in the mail today (we are Permanent Vote By Mail) and we already mailed 4 NO...

Original post made by Joe on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Parent who is voting NO ON G, on May 8, 2009 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 1088 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

SEIU, Teachers, Nurses and Democrats against Prop 1A

SEIU California Federation of Teachers California Faculty Association http://www.seiu.org/2009/05/point-of-view-what-prop-1a-really-means-for-california.php California...

Original post made by Carl on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Carl, on May 8, 2009 at 6:10 pm | 2 comments | 1336 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss parcel tax, budget crisis tonight

Tonight the school board will discuss the budget crisis and take action on whether to employ a survey firm to conduct a parcel...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on May 8, 2009 at 5:59 pm | 100 comments | 2365 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood Garage Sale

Jensen/Amador Neighborhood Garage Sale May 9th 8:30-2:00. For more information follow this link for the garage sale. http://moxleyteam.com/2009/05/multi-family-garage-sale-jense...

Original post made by Moxley on May. 8, 2009
There are no comments yet. 974 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Power Outage Thursday

Has anyone heard the cause of the Power Outage yesterday afternoon in the Mohr Park/Stoneridge neighborhood? Thought I...

Original post made by In the Dark on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by In the Dark, on May 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm | 4 comments | 1612 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

13 Pleasanton students, one staff member tested for H1N1 virus, results not back yet

Pleasanton Unified School District spokeswoman Myla Grasso said Friday afternoon that students and a district staff member...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Katie, on May 8, 2009 at 11:58 am | 43 comments | 1413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

This School Parcel Tax is Ruining Lives!!!

This parcel tax is costing me an arm and a leg already! I tell you what, after 5 hours of listening Fox News and Rush Limbaugh,...

Original post made by Buford on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Katie, on May 8, 2009 at 11:55 am | 7 comments | 1319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union Eat Their Young!

Unions eat their young! Pleasanton's teachers union is no different, The teachers that did not receive pink slips...

Original post made by Unions eat their young! on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Katie, on May 8, 2009 at 11:52 am | 17 comments | 1380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Large crowds gather for First Wednesday

Thousands gathered downtown Wednesday night for the first First Wednesday Street Party of the spring and summer season. Read...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Debbie G, on May 8, 2009 at 9:47 am | 5 comments | 1429 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police officers association to hold memorial run Saturday

The California Peace Officers Association will hold an inaugural memorial run and barbecue Saturday at Shadow Cliffs Regional...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on May 8, 2009 at 9:19 am | 5 comments | 1278 Views
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