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Buying from bankrupt automakers

What are the thoughts on buying from a broke automaker? Chrysler filed for chapter 11 protection and GM will be owned 50%...

Original post made by Phil on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on May 1, 2009 at 11:51 am | 8 comments | 1364 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax Deja Vu

Check out this posting from February 2008: A parcel tax is a thinly veiled excuse to have access to a pot of discretionary...

Original post made by Ptown resident on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Pleasanton Resident, on May 1, 2009 at 10:16 am | 2 comments | 1129 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: Mercury coverage of TEA Party laughable

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5541 posted Friday, May 1, 2009,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Richard, on May 1, 2009 at 9:47 am | 6 comments | 1212 Views

AROUND TOWN

PUSD Already Receives From The State $4.0 MM Each Year To Pay For Class Size Reductions K-3

The actual cost is $5.6 MM to run the program. Why would PUSD threaten to cut the difference of $1.6 MM and therefore lose...

Original post made by frank on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 1, 2009 at 9:06 am | 5 comments | 1077 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel tax "is to perpetuate under achievement and to cover for poor decision making"

The Opinion Pleasanton website states that " Rather than cut spending to cover the shortages and to increase a rainy day...

Original post made by Blogger on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Russell, on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:49 pm | 11 comments | 1447 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G debate heats up

Until voters decide the fate of Measure G, a $233 per year parcel tax that would bring in just over $4.5 million to fund...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by Guillermo Martin, on Apr 30, 2009 at 11:17 am | 89 comments | 2092 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Guy Knocking on Doors

I got a knock on my door at about 4:30pm today (Tuesday, April 5th) and I saw a young, tall guy, about 20 years old, through...

Original post made by Jane on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Lee, on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:58 am | 14 comments | 1879 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Harvest Park chorus takes 2nd place in national music festival in Anaheim

Harvest Park Middle School has been awarded second place for mixed chorus Friday at the national Music in the Parks Festival...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:47 am | 9 comments | 1339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

We Don't Need No Yellowbelly Parcel Tax!

I've had it with people in this town putting spoiled kids before true American anti-tax values! Sorry, but why should I pay...

Original post made by Buford on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by You don't fool me..., on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:29 am | 22 comments | 1545 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Bay Area home sales improve, price drop slows

Recent reports show Bay Area home buyers were more active in March than the previous two months as prices continue to drop. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 30, 2009 at 7:01 am | 3 comments | 1178 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When does a pay cut equal a pay raise?

Answer: When you work for PUSD. Tony E posted a blog entry boasting of the pay cuts that PUSD teachers and administration...

Original post made by Carl on Apr. 29, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What makes this different than a prior year educational "budget crisis"?

Hi all I think a critical question is what makes this different than a prior year educational "budget crisis"? 1) Simply...

Original post made by Tony E. on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Ann Martin, on Apr 29, 2009 at 8:39 pm | 28 comments | 1474 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

San Jose, Pittsburg schools close as result of swine flu, first U.S. death reported

Schools in San Jose and Pittsburg have been closed as a result of the swine flu, but so far, there are no reports of anyone...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Jason, on Apr 29, 2009 at 7:57 pm | 8 comments | 1394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is the district cutting Class Size Reduction? Is this a scare tactic to get a “YES” vote on Measure G?....YOU BET IT IS!

The Big Picture found at [http://www.pleasantonparceltaxinfo.com/blog/federal-stimulus-dollars-and-pusd] In various news...

Original post made by Tanner on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Pleasanton Resident, on Apr 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm | 22 comments | 1943 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How is measure G being communicated to property owners

How is measure G being communicated to property owners that are not residents of Pleasanton? Is this an instance of taxation...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Apr 29, 2009 at 3:40 pm | 6 comments | 1220 Views

AROUND TOWN

No helmets required

Yesterday I took my son to the bike/skate park off of Stoneridge Dr. It's a great facility, and a couple dozen kids were...

Original post made by Tony Hawk on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Little Brother, on Apr 29, 2009 at 2:34 pm | 5 comments | 1286 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador again moves to finals in 'We the People' competition

Amador Valley High School is advancing to the championship round of the 2009 "We the People" national finals tomorrow in...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm | 16 comments | 1509 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

So Here Comes National Healthcare this Week!

Seems as if the Democrats are insistent that 17% of the US GDP must now be decided upon by a select few in the Senate...WITHOUT...

Original post made by Jim on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm | 3 comments | 1255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's been a full week and PUSD hasn't applied for Federal stimulus dollars yet?

On this CDE website http://www2.cde.ca.gov/recoverysfsfsearch/search.aspx anyone can search for districts that have sent...

Original post made by Stacey on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Get out of the wagon, on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm | 29 comments | 1749 Views

AROUND TOWN

Monday morning mountain lion sighting marks third this month

A mountain lion was spotted in a vacant lot in the Mohr-Martin neighborhood early this morning, making it the third sighting...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm | 10 comments | 1361 Views
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