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AROUND TOWN

First Wednesday street party kicks off this week

A Cinco de Mayo celebration is planned for Wednesday's First Wednesday Street Party, the first of the spring and summer season. The...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by Janet Pelletier, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:27 am | 4 comments | 1110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is PUSD broke...? Part 2

Following up on an April 8 post http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=1648 on the PUSD reserve fund getting...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Russell, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:25 am | 88 comments | 2588 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council OKs downtown ice rink for holidays

The City Council Tuesday night approved a five-year contract with a subsidiary of the San Jose Sharks to operate an outdoor...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Al. Bronzini, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:23 am | 38 comments | 1184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to obtain records from PUSD

After submitting an earlier post, I realized that some of you might like to see PUSD records for yourself. There is a specific...

Original post made by Ann Martin on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:15 am | 4 comments | 1247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Speak for those who are too young to vote

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5426 posted Friday, April 3, 2009,...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by hmmmm, on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:30 pm | 12 comments | 1147 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Looking for daycare for infants

I am expecting in July and am looking for daycare available for infant starting October. Any tips on where I can find a...

Original post made by Expectant Mom on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by A Pleasanton Mom, on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:03 pm | 43 comments | 1832 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

27 reports of tire slashings made with Pleasanton police

Police believe the slashing of several car tires in the northeastern part of Pleasanton happened in a half-hour timeframe...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by C, on Apr 26, 2009 at 9:33 pm | 20 comments | 1640 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Livermore Parcel tax - from 5 years to 10 years

Livermore passed a parcel tax measure in November 2004 at $120/parcel beginning July 2005. That parcel tax was renewed in...

Original post made by NO ON G on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by Jarvis Disciple, on Apr 26, 2009 at 4:04 pm | 2 comments | 990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

negotiating teachers' contracts

I have done some homework about the process for negotiating teachers' contracts. According to the CTA, school districts and...

Original post made by Sandy on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by Carl, on Apr 26, 2009 at 3:11 pm | 20 comments | 1302 Views

AROUND TOWN

The writing on the wall

Not a day goes by in Pleasanton that someone doesn't discover graffiti scribed on a freeway underpass, stop sign, railroad...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 8 comments | 1100 Views

AROUND TOWN

Construction Vehicle Alert Noises?

Does anyone know the source of the loud beeping sounds (like when a large truck is backing up) in the Vineyard area is from? This...

Original post made by What is the noise? on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by What is the noise?, on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:02 am | 4 comments | 1186 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

The chance of a lifetime

For 17 dancers, they are putting it all on the line for this audition in "A Chorus Line." Their dreams will be decided on...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Terrific, on Apr 25, 2009 at 10:49 pm | 2 comments | 946 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Weekend Grafitti on Cole's Market and around Second St.

What's the story on the FSU graffiti popping up in this section of town Saturday night? Were there tire slashings too? That's...

Original post made by concerned citizen on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Apr 25, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 53 comments | 2444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

GOOGLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS FREEZING TEACHER SALARIES

I did a google search of "school districts freezing teacher salaries," and what I found was page after page of articles about...

Original post made by Pleasanton Resident on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Apr 25, 2009 at 3:48 pm | 3 comments | 1130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Superintendent's Memo

Hey, I found a copy online! http://www.harvestparkpta.org/PDF/Flyers/Response_-_Real_Facts.pdf Here's what I find funny. 1)...

Original post made by Stacey on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Apr 25, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 6 comments | 1171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Schwarzenegger visits Shaklee for Earth Day

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger paid a visit to nutritional supplement producer Shaklee Corp. Wednesday afternoon under sunny...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Apr 24, 2009 at 10:06 pm | 7 comments | 1119 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Germain back in court April 28

Former Castlewood tennis pro Henry Germain went before the judge again today, only to have his case be continued yet again....

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 24, 2009 at 9:19 pm | 19 comments | 1284 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford professor shares why teachers unions are bad for kids

Mr. Moe is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the William Bennett Munro professor of political science at Stanford...

Original post made by Chris on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Apr 24, 2009 at 6:27 pm | 40 comments | 1820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City Council Agrees – PUSD is broke

The City Council voted 4-0 confirming that PUSD can’t pay $800,000+ on an annual debt payment. The City will bailout PUSD...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by John, on Apr 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm | 5 comments | 1644 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Need help from PUSD Math Teachers . . .

Supporters of Measure G claim Pleasanton teachers are taking a ‘pay cut’ next year because they will work two less days....

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by PW Reader, on Apr 24, 2009 at 4:06 pm | 7 comments | 1475 Views
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