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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anti-Measure G Victory Song (America Wins!)

Here is a little country song I wrote about not paying for Measure G and about good old American Values. Here are the lyrics: Listen...

Original post made by Buford on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by DTS, on Jun 5, 2009 at 8:17 am | 18 comments | 1589 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

THE SOLUTION -- MEASURE H

Measure G was poorly marketed and badly written. Something closer to San Ramon's measure C would be more likely to win here....

Original post made by Russell on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Diana, on Jun 5, 2009 at 2:03 am | 13 comments | 1256 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saving Quality Education

Would it be possible, with the 61% that voted yes on G to start a major fund raising effort to raise the money needed to...

Original post made by Saving the quality of education on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Swami, on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:23 pm | 7 comments | 1112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Congratulations............you guys won.

Hope you are happy with yourselves and your work to stop Measaure G from passing. Now what???? We lose class size reduction,...

Original post made by Jen on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Marissa, on Jun 4, 2009 at 9:30 pm | 37 comments | 1580 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Many of us will contribute even if it's not via a union concession

I watched the school board meeting tonight and was so heartened to see that community members are mobilizing a "campaign"...

Original post made by teacher on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 4, 2009 at 6:56 pm | 12 comments | 1225 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board finds funds to save some positions, increase class sizes to 25

Despite the defeat of a parcel tax, the Pleasanton Unified School District is finding a way to keep reading specialists,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on Jun 4, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 3 comments | 1234 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Schwarzenegger sees crisis as opportunity to make government more efficient, innovative

Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday urged legislators to put aside their idelogical differences in order to make tough decisions...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by FreeDumb, on Jun 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm | 8 comments | 1258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Yes, students DO read these forums!

How else can we get any idea about what the "parents" are thinking? We LEARN a lot from these forums. Kind of seems like...

Original post made by School Kid on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by mac, on Jun 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm | 15 comments | 1302 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Jersey Avoids Layoffs By Freezing Wages

Instead of deferring expenses, PUSD should just to what Governor Corzine did in New Jersey Check out the link http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN0423097020090604...

Original post made by Cesar on Jun. 4, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD summary of board actions on June 3

I just received an email via the district's e-connection, which briefly summarizes the action taken at last night's board...

Original post made by Sandy on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on Jun 4, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 1059 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Cost of California's Bureaucracy to Education

http://www.nolanchart.com/article6302.html "Most K-12 teachers would be shocked to know that the California Commission...

Original post made by Stacey on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 4, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1042 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Oakley man arrested for smash and grab burglaries at mall parking lot

A 36-year-old Oakley man was arrested Tuesday night and charged with a pair of auto burglaries that occurred at the Stoneridge...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by More Pictures, on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:48 am | 7 comments | 1659 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Here are some numbers on G at a glance if you are interested...

Info is from Pleasanton's website and Alameda county site for results numbers on Measure G... There are 34,879 registered...

Original post made by Numbers Man on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Scott Walsh, on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:45 am | 14 comments | 1106 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State Supreme Court upholds Prop. 8, but allows 18,000 prior same-sex marriages to stand

The California Supreme Court by a 6-1 vote Tuesday upheld the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:37 am | 5 comments | 1948 Views

SPORTS

Amador Valley Sr. Kyle Riddle announced as U.S. Lacrosse High School All American

Congratulations to Amador Valley Sr. Lacrosse player and East Bay Athletic League M.V.P. Kyle Riddle for being selected to...

Original post made by Joe on Jun. 4, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Unfortunately, teachers will pay one way or the other

If teachers don't agree to a Step/Column freeze, they will end up "paying" by a heavier workload. Larger class sizes with...

Original post made by still hopeful on Jun. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1084 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's another First Wednesday street party in downtown Pleasanton tonight

The June edition of the First Wednesday Street Party will kick off at 6 p.m. tonight in downtown Pleasanton. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Chas Bell, on Jun 3, 2009 at 10:37 pm | 4 comments | 1209 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Swine flu forces 14 school closures in Bay Area

Reports of probable and confirmed cases of swine flu have closed at least 14 schools across the Bay Area as educators and...

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by josephina, on Jun 3, 2009 at 9:34 pm | 8 comments | 1279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who is she & time2putup - stalkers?

Does anyone else think "Who is She" and Time2put up are obsessed with Kathleen R.? They are acting like stalkers. ...

Original post made by Creeped out on Jun. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1008 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mrs. Williams Says Farewell

Itís { Been} a wonderful life! A personal history and a letter of gratitude to the Pleasanton community.....it has been...

Original post made by Sherry Williams on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by Stephanie K's mom, on Jun 3, 2009 at 8:14 pm | 15 comments | 2623 Views
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