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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rhode Island High School Fires Entire Teaching Staff

Cedar Falls High School in Rhode Island was identified as one of the poorest performing high schools in the state. The school...

Original post made by Ptown resident on Feb. 24, 2010
Last comment by guess what, on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:31 am | 30 comments | 3455 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hundreds mourn death of Amador freshman at church service last night

More than 800 students, teachers and others packed the sanctuary of Valley Community Church last night for the memorial service...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by JMF, on Mar 2, 2010 at 8:00 am | 28 comments | 7510 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

How should California state pensions work?

I don't know much about how pensions for state employees work. CalPers, CalSTRS.... I don't even know the acronyms. I can...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 2, 2010 at 7:44 am | 51 comments | 2131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD board accepts teachers union contract

While the school board approved a contract with the teachers' union Tuesday night, one that would save the district nearly...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Get smart, on Mar 2, 2010 at 7:10 am | 2 comments | 1356 Views

AROUND TOWN

Court rejects claim that sex offender residency requirement is unconstitutional

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that a sex offender residency restriction enacted by voters in 2006 applies to...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by RU Kidding?, on Mar 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 11 comments | 1441 Views

AROUND TOWN

2 wounded warriors receive scholarships from Sentinels of Freedom organization

Two more veterans from Iraq have been welcomed to the Tri-Valley with scholarships from the Sentinels of Freedom Foundation...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by No ID, on Mar 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 1301 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Citizen Challenges Jerry McNerney to a Debate on his Healthcare Reform Vote

Sent to Jerry McNerney I challenge you to a debate on the current Democratic Health Reform bill, better known as socialized...

Original post made by Dominic Di Blasio on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by jimf01, on Mar 1, 2010 at 12:12 pm | 42 comments | 1407 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

More Madness - Walnut Creek

I'm still trying to figure out how a municipality gets authority from the federal government. I was not aware that cities...

Original post made by Reefer Madness on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Reefer Madness, on Mar 1, 2010 at 9:16 am | 6 comments | 1164 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The Four-Minute Guide to the Seven-Hour Healthcare Summit

The seven-hour Healthcare Summit condensed to four minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw3ko5tKotY...

Original post made by Pleasanton Mom on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Mom, on Mar 1, 2010 at 8:19 am | 8 comments | 1084 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

S.F. school district sends pink slips to 900 teachers, others

The San Francisco Unified School District's Board of Education Tuesday night approved sending pink slips to more than 900...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Kelly, on Feb 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm | 14 comments | 1607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LAO 2010-11 Budget Analysis: Proposition 98 and K-12 Education

Here's the California Legislative Analyst's Office report on Schwarzenegger's budget proposals as affects K-12 Education...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 27, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm | 3 comments | 1327 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Forum Information Inaccurate

I attended the community forum last night and was impressed by Mr. Johnson and the counseling staff at Amador. They look...

Original post made by Leslie on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Pete, on Feb 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm | 8 comments | 1338 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Automatic Salary Increase Puzzle

Student achievement is greatly affected by the quality of teacher. Therefore, how do automatic salary increases equate to...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 24, 2010
Last comment by cna training, on Feb 28, 2010 at 10:58 am | 24 comments | 1422 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Your Tax Dollars at Work...

Paying for your own enslavement! http://www.dailytech.com/Few+Nations+Support+US+Decision+to+Keep+Piracy+Pact+Secret/article17785.htm "Championed...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Wayne, on Feb 28, 2010 at 9:48 am | 5 comments | 1238 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Popular downtown Chinese eatery Panda Restaurant to close

Panda Restaurant, a popular Chinese restaurant on West Angela Street, will be closing its doors later this month after the...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on Feb 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm | 32 comments | 2158 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dell bait and switch in February flier

On the last page of the Dell flier I received today (2/12/10) they have a Dell Studio 540 going for $469. I tried to use...

Original post made by Mark Powers on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm | 5 comments | 2253 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Editorial

Investors Jennifer Lin and her brother Frederic bought 793 acres of ranchland in Pleasanton's southeast hills in 1979. They...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 27, 2010 at 9:38 am | 10 comments | 1565 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Socialism - a Killer of Prosperity

Good explanation of what Socialism is, and what Socialism does. The main problem with socialism is that the goal is...

Original post made by Pleasanton Mom on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Homeowner, on Feb 27, 2010 at 6:45 am | 4 comments | 1057 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why Some Middle Schools Do Better

Here's the article: "Report: middle school success tied to high expectations" http://www.ocregister.com/news/schools-236351-middle-report.html "Middle...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm | 1 comment | 1289 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Vigil scheduled for tomorrow for 3 hikers held by Iran

Relatives and friends of three American hikers detained in Iran are planning a vigil tomorrow to commemorate the trio's more...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm | 9 comments | 1437 Views
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