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Deplorable decision on the part of Gina Allen

Gina Allen, In regard to "calling the church" in a matter of minutes just NOW to get the "facts" centered around the church,...

Original post made by Please on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by cw, on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm | 14 comments | 1503 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Diego Unified's New Budgeting Approach

San Diego Unified's new budgeting approach sounds similar to zero-based budgeting. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2009/dec/19/education-budget-priority-board/ "the...

Original post made by Stacey on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Miguel, on Dec 22, 2009 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1531 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hostile School Board

I saw the last school board meeting on tv and I was outraged at the behavior of the divisiveness being created. This meeting...

Original post made by outraged mother on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Interesting, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:31 am | 68 comments | 2520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

S&P downgrades school district's credit rating

Standard and Poor's Rating Services recently announced a drop in the financial ratings of the Pleasanton Unified School District....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Atrontanodo, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:13 am | 108 comments | 2849 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Divorce ban sponsor says measure a follow-up to Proposition 8

A Sacramento Web designer who launched a satirical initiative to ban divorce in California said today the effort feels like...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2009
Last comment by Atrontanodo, on Dec 22, 2009 at 5:27 am | 30 comments | 2224 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

"Obama & Senate Christmas Present to We-the-People: Enslavement"

Merry Christmas, America. You have now formally been placed into Bondage. Sold Vote: Senator Ben Nelson, Democrat Nebraska Obama...

Original post made by Rebecca on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm | 5 comments | 1708 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Year In Review

What a year! From hunkering down as 2009 started when the economy and employment tumbled to the good news as hundreds turned...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Curious, on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:04 am | 1 comment | 1715 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What results for Amador Math tournament

What were the results at Amador's Bay Area math tournament this weeK?...

Original post made by judy on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 20, 2009 at 9:25 pm | 3 comments | 1430 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board President Campaign promise

Following is one of Chris Grant's key campaign promises: ------------------------------------- Fiscal Responsibility-Maintain...

Original post made by Promises, promises on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 20, 2009 at 9:05 pm | 2 comments | 1245 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police continue search for Bank of West robber

Pleasanton police are continuing to search for a man who robbed a Bank of the West's branch in the Raley's shopping center...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm | 4 comments | 2464 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Senate plans Christmas Eve vote for Health Care Reform package

Shocker, while nearly all of America is focusing on Christmas, and despite the fact that opinion polls by consensus show...

Original post made by jimf01 on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Dorothy, on Dec 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 4 comments | 1076 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD - Race to the Top

At the upcoming Jan 5, 2010 PUSD Board of Trustees meeting agenda item 2.1 is to approve an MOU contingent upon success in...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1357 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Chihuahua pups heading east to new homes in the Big Apple

Chihuahua pups will be strolling down a red carpet at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday morning as they hop...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Marie K. Torres, on Dec 20, 2009 at 8:49 am | 1 comment | 1344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton featured in new issue of Family Circle magazine!

Check out the January 2010 issue of Family Circle. In the "My Hometown" column on page 38, there's a nice little write-up...

Original post made by Tyler on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Homeowner, on Dec 20, 2009 at 7:41 am | 14 comments | 2629 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 | 4856 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State unemployment drops, but 1 out of every 8 eligible workers jobless

California's unemployment rate in November dropped from its record level the month before, but nearly an eighth of the state's...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by BIg Poppa, on Dec 20, 2009 at 4:42 am | 3 comments | 1269 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

FYI : Help Defeat Health Care Bill

Colleagues, The U.S. Senate, under the cloistered actions of Harry Reid, will be attempting to ramrod through a 2000+...

Original post made by Ana on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Ann, on Dec 20, 2009 at 12:10 am | 9 comments | 1423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley, Foothill among 5 in area given top high school honors

Five Tri-Valley schools have been awarded Silver medals as part of US News & World Reports' annual assessment of the country's...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Foothill Parent, on Dec 19, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 12 comments | 1785 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is this even legal?

I am wondering if the following "informational" (read brainwashing) session is allowed on public school grounds during instruction...

Original post made by alee on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 18, 2009 at 6:24 pm | 118 comments | 4030 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

WHO Admits to Releasing Pandemic Virus into Population via ‘Mock-Up’ Vaccines

(Mercola.com) The document on the WHO website linked below states that it is common procedure to release pandemic viruses...

Original post made by mark on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by HypeOnentee, on Dec 18, 2009 at 3:56 pm | 2 comments | 1476 Views
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A Costco tempest in a tea pot
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 1,405 views