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AROUND TOWN

Foothill Adobe Fire Hazard??

I agree with the folks who pointed out the neglected look of the project. We all assume it's completed, because it's open,...

Original post made by unclehomerr.. on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on May 12, 2009 at 12:26 am | 5 comments | 1081 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

House fire causes $250,000 in damage Wednesday near Val Vista Park

Firefighters were able to put out a first-alarm fire that started in a home on Mason Street Wednesday morning that claimed...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by uknown, on May 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 7 comments | 1237 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NO PARCEL TAX NECESSARY & PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT NOT NEEDING A TAX?

Hello, Archie and Jughead here. We live with Doglover. We are so happy we can't stop wagging our tails. Today we got real...

Original post made by doglover on May. 10, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 11, 2009 at 9:47 pm | 19 comments | 1732 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: State to blame for PUSD situation

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5431 posted Friday, April 3, 2009,...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by PTA member, on May 11, 2009 at 8:20 pm | 17 comments | 1279 Views

RESTAURANTS

Bakers square in pleasanton

I stopped by the other day at bakers square and it was closed. Anyone know what happened?...

Original post made by justin roberts jr on Apr. 12, 2008
Last comment by The Bully, on May 11, 2009 at 7:20 pm | 5 comments | 3412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schools receiving $4.25 million in ARRA funding for general purpose with more money in June

The California Department of Education just released how much each district gets for ARRA fund (released on Saturday at:...

Original post made by Jay on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by Fairlands Resident, on May 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 30 comments | 1311 Views

AROUND TOWN

AAUW Local Scholarships

The AAUW Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications from Tri-Valley women who are college undergraduates achieving...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on May 11, 2009 at 3:47 pm | 2 comments | 1146 Views

AROUND TOWN

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms out there. You are appreciated and loved. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvZgomEDEeU...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on May. 10, 2009
Last comment by Fair is fair, on May 11, 2009 at 11:25 am | 4 comments | 1127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Keep the Brakes On

Does anyone know if PUSD is still going to require high school seniors to complete a senior project, beginning with the class...

Original post made by No on H.S. Senior Projects on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on May 11, 2009 at 9:02 am | 4 comments | 1234 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal Stimulus Money

Just to be clear... PUSD will be receiving Federal Stimulus money from different parts of ARRA. The State Fiscal Stabilization...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 10, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 11, 2009 at 8:42 am | 3 comments | 1308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PARCEL TAX NOT NEEDED - REPOSTED W/BETTER HEADLINE

Parcel Tax still needed? Schools & Kids, posted by Carl, a resident of the Country Fair neighborhood, 20 hours ago Quite...

Original post made by Ptown resident on May. 10, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 11, 2009 at 8:28 am | 3 comments | 1117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Schools Receiving $2.5 million extra for Special Education

I heard at this weeks budget advisory committee meeting that not only did Pleasanton receive the $2.1 million in federal...

Original post made by jay on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on May 10, 2009 at 10:12 pm | 36 comments | 1336 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Editorial

Has there ever been an election, special or otherwise, with such a uniformly unpalatable set of choices? All six special...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on May 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm | 11 comments | 1297 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can local businesses help fund our schools?

Businesses can and do donate to our school district as well as to our two educational foundations, Pleasanton Partners In...

Original post made by Tony E. on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 9, 2009 at 10:24 pm | 12 comments | 1173 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rumors of crimes - any truth?

Rumors floating around the high schools and discussed at home (anonymously asked here) -- 1) that some students from one...

Original post made by Following up on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Following up, on May 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 8 comments | 1770 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

flexibility in allocating state funds to schools

At the last school district meeting I attended, a list of categorical funds that had been reduced by the state was distributed....

Original post made by Sandy on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Parent who is voting NO ON G, on May 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm | 5 comments | 1074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have all the info possible before voting

It's important for informed voters to have all the information possible before casting a vote. Please visit http://www.pleasantonparceltaxinfo.com for...

Original post made by Get the whole picture on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 9, 2009 at 9:55 am | 5 comments | 1095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Child Hit by Car in Pleasanton This Morning

I saw a teenager standing with his damaged bike in front of a car stopped at the exit/entrance into the Spring Rain/Pleasanton...

Original post made by Amy on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 9, 2009 at 9:38 am | 11 comments | 1358 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

how step and column salaries work for Pleasanton teachers

I want to summarize some basic facts about step and column salaries for teachers. Since teachers do not receive bonuses,...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by anon reply, on May 9, 2009 at 8:45 am | 66 comments | 2358 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Prop 1B and "What's the baseline?"

For those confused by Prop 1B (I know I was), here's the deal. Prop 98 guarantees that roughly 40% of CA's budget goes...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Cosmic-Charlie, on May 9, 2009 at 6:14 am | 9 comments | 2096 Views
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