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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does anyone know why our district has so much debt compared to other districts?

I heard from a friend that our district carries 18-20% debt while most other districts carry 3-4%. Why is this? What is...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by an old mom, on Feb 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm | 16 comments | 1381 Views

AROUND TOWN

The wine stroll must go on -- rain or shine

A rainy forecast isn't going to let the Pleasanton Downtown Association keep the Truffles, Tidbits and Wine Tasting event...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Susan M., on Feb 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm | 1 comment | 1426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forget Parcel Tax- Repeal Prop 13!

With more budget cuts looming for our schools, isn't it about time that we revisit Prop 13? California is loosing residents...

Original post made by Courtney on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Feb 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm | 43 comments | 2566 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

And this type of gov't healthcare is what Democrats, including McNerney, are still trying to jam down our throats...

Denver Post: Denver boy, 9, died after state-benefits error denied him asthma medication Read more >>> http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14329527#ixzz0edBr3jYC Can...

Original post made by Paul on Feb. 4, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1206 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Graffiti?

Was that a patch of painted over graffiti I saw on the wonderful painting on the side of the Valley Plumbing warehouse...

Original post made by Tango on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Rachael, on Feb 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm | 6 comments | 2611 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water quality - nothing rinses clean?

Hi - I know there were earlier discussions on the fluctuations in minerals, chlorine, etc. in the water supply, depending...

Original post made by Grace on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Feb 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm | 10 comments | 1392 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Fundraisers slated to benefit Haiti

A host of events are being held here in the local community to benefit victims of the Haiti earthquake, starting this Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by MedShare, on Feb 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm | 8 comments | 1384 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

What to do????

Tonight I was outside recyclering my garbage(thanks to pleasanton garbage) anyways four racoons walked by my house and one...

Original post made by Concern on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by momtotwo, on Feb 4, 2010 at 11:44 am | 12 comments | 2270 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Ramon Budget Update

An update on the San Ramon Valley School District negotiations: http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_14327534?source=rss ...

Original post made by resident on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm | 9 comments | 1249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spinoff Thread - Why are BMWs always associated with spoiled children?

It seems like the stereotypical Pleasantonian is a SUV driving, "not my kid", soccer mom with a spoiled teen driving a BMW?...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Hmmmmm, on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm | 20 comments | 7376 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Prop. 8 trial, followed nationally, now recreated on YouTube

The same-sex marriage trial in San Francisco last month broke ground not only as the first federal trial of its kind, but...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by LBK, on Feb 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm | 6 comments | 1401 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council seeks tighter controls over pub's impact on neighborhood

The Pleasanton City Council, in its consideration tonight of a four-month-old petition by Redcoats British Pub in downtown...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm | 10 comments | 1752 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

This is what is sinking California...

"Public Employee Unions Are Sinking California. Months after closing its last budget gap, the Golden State is $20 billion...

Original post made by Curt on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Yea Willie !, on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:43 am | 13 comments | 1172 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Fair and Balanced Use of Waterboarding

Fair and Balanced - Bill O'Reilly of Fox News jokes about having the CIA kidnap Reid and Pelosi and then waterboard Pelosi....

Original post made by No Spin Zone on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by sickened and angry, on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:25 am | 19 comments | 1217 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

ValleyCare Medical Center opens new floor with 24 beds

In an effort to serve more patients as well as make their stay a little more pleasant, ValleyCare Health System recently...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Fred Brown, on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:38 pm | 1 comment | 1464 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Prop. 8 sponsor warns same-sex marriage could lead to 'social moral decay'

An official sponsor of Proposition 8 testified in federal court in San Francisco Thursday that he believes same-sex marriage...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Go Canucks Go, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:46 pm | 25 comments | 1480 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Budget, superintendent search on school board agenda tonight

In a special meeting, the school board will hear community feedback on two pressing issues facing the Pleasanton Unified...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:20 am | 4 comments | 1445 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Another PUSD Budget Proposal for Debate

Here's a new take on how to close the $8 million gap for 10/11, and help keep the budget in balance for 11/12. I'm just brainstorming...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:54 am | 93 comments | 2791 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Graffiti is increasing. How can we stop it?

Graffiti is on the increase in Pleasanton. As citizens, we need to work together to deter/stop it asap. The youths that...

Original post made by FoP on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by App fan, on Feb 2, 2010 at 8:48 am | 4 comments | 1509 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recession Lessons from the Private Sector

"Creative recession solutions These Best Companies aren't sticking to the book when it comes to dealing with an economic...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Feb 2, 2010 at 7:43 am | 8 comments | 1280 Views
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