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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Register to vote for elections on May 19 and June 2

I was speaking to one of my neighbors the other day about the upcoming elections and she said she had not yet received her...

Original post made by Sandy on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by yikes123, on May 2, 2009 at 9:55 am | 4 comments | 1422 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lottery ticket worth $133,825 purchased at Dublin Safeway

A California Lottery MEGA Millions ticket purchased in Dublin Tuesday is worth $133,825 and the prize has yet to be claimed,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 2, 2009 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 1040 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accident on Santa Rita Frontage Rd.

Does anyone know what happened on Wednesday afternoon around 3 PM on the frontage road across from Amador High School. Lots...

Original post made by anne on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Anne2, on May 2, 2009 at 7:45 am | 1 comment | 1506 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G information at www.savepleasantonschools.org

Hi all I'm Tony, a member of the Committee to Save Pleasanton Schools. We, in the group, have been greatly impressed...

Original post made by Tony E. on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by NoG, on May 2, 2009 at 12:23 am | 38 comments | 1453 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

An Interesting Forecast for the US...

As a preface to the following videoclip, I am reminded of a conference I attended when I was with a Big 4 consulting company....

Original post made by Chris on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 1, 2009 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 1121 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher and Management Contributions

The managers have volunteered, for this year, to give salary donations back to the District totaling $40,000. For 2009/10,...

Original post made by Tony E. on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 1, 2009 at 9:13 pm | 11 comments | 1109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Support Our Children Now!

From reading the negative press on Measure G it is very obvious to me that these negative individuals have not taught in...

Original post made by Jerry Shelly on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 1, 2009 at 8:31 pm | 1 comment | 1064 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The G in Measure G is for Greed

I have been following the blogs on this site for at least a year, but never more closely than now since the Parcel Tax issue...

Original post made by Ranting One on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 1, 2009 at 6:33 pm | 27 comments | 1301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD employees are entitled to $15 million in S&C increases

The PUSD employees are entitled to their S&C increases. The district is contractually obligated to honor this commitment....

Original post made by Tony E on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Speak for yourself, on May 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm | 26 comments | 2087 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: 2,000 attended local TEA Party

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5540 posted Friday, May 1, 2009,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Robert Paul Perez, on May 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | 8 comments | 1092 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two teens injured in Wednesday morning crash

Two 19-year-old Pleasanton men were injured Wednesday morning as their 1994 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck slid out of control...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Joshua Strohl, on May 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 1003 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1218 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 | 995 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 | 1030 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 | 971 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 | 1241 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 | 1856 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 | 1713 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 | 1141 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 | 1375 Views
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Planning the "Pleasanton way"
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