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SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Pay-for-Play" Academic Programs?

This looked interesting. "A program with extras for students" http://www.contracostatimes.com/education/ci_14335427 I...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm | 4 comments | 1441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tri-city parents of Type 1 Diabetic Teens

My 14 yr old son (8th grade) was diagnosed almost a year ago with Type 1 Diabetes. I am looking to find other people in...

Original post made by Jacqueline on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 11 comments | 1698 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nob Hill and Hollywood Video closing...

With Nob Hill and Hollywood Video closing within the next month or so, this will really effect the look of the Santa Rita...

Original post made by East Sider on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by Pete, on Feb 6, 2010 at 7:25 pm | 5 comments | 1340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador and Foothill High Schools Advance in State "We The People" Competition

Amador Valley HS and Foothill HS from Pleasanton are two of the 5 teams that advanced to the final round of the CA State...

Original post made by AVFan on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Amador Mom, on Feb 6, 2010 at 1:42 pm | 7 comments | 1560 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

10 steps that would destroy American Society...

If you were a science-fiction writer, think of 10 major events - short of an atomic bomb - that would destroy the American...

Original post made by Mark on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Feb 5, 2010 at 11:55 am | 16 comments | 1190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Introduction to Photoshop Elements

This course will include procedures for editing digital photos using both manual and auto features. Resizing photos, cloning,...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by A proud dad, on Feb 5, 2010 at 11:32 am | 3 comments | 1588 Views

AROUND TOWN

Schwarzenegger sets March 30 as day to honor Vietnam vets

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base to sign...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Julie Nickels Schau, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:56 am | 5 comments | 1756 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

What happened to "Quiet" at the Library

All of the comments some months ago about our very noisy Pleasanton Library brought some temporary results, but the noise...

Original post made by More Quiet at the Library on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by June, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:47 am | 12 comments | 1877 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Education Mandates: Overhauling a Broken System

New report from the Legislative Analysts Office on California's broken education funding system: http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2010/edu/educ_mandates/ed_mandates_020210.aspx " ...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by June, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1716 Views

RESTAURANTS

Redcoats gets OK for four nights of downtown entertainment

Mari Kennard finally won the approval of the Pleasanton City Council Tuesday to add Wednesday and Thursday nights to nighttime...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by June, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:05 am | 7 comments | 3560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pros and Cons of different approaches to balancing the PUSD budget

As suggested by Stacey at the end of a thread: "I think what may be useful is to develop a list of the pros and cons of...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Sandy, on Feb 5, 2010 at 8:54 am | 38 comments | 2263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents find $8M deficit hard to swallow

Pleasanton Unified School District is now preparing to make $8 million in reductions to next year's budget, and parents aren't...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Sandy, on Feb 5, 2010 at 8:51 am | 11 comments | 2331 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

First deck section of Bay Bridge put into place

Construction of the Bay Bridge's new self-anchored suspension span reached a milestone today when the first deck section...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by ruan, on Feb 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm | 1 comment | 5624 Views

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 | 1435 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 | 1748 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 | 2777 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. 1399 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 | 2833 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 | 1493 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 | 1561 Views
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A great Leap Day idea moves forward
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 723 views