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SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Wonderland formula funds California schools

From Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Brown. An eye opening editorial about the manipulation of the school funding Proposition...

Original post made by scattergram on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by scattergram, on Jan 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm | 4 comments | 1050 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schwarzenegger budget projects less spending for CSR

http://www.contracostatimes.com/education/ci_14204413 My favorite quote after financially strangling schools the last...

Original post made by scattergram on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 23, 2010 at 11:26 am | 6 comments | 1176 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why are there so many dog stores?

first there not even dog stores they're places to buy dog food and dog stuff and second there are around eight dog stores...

Original post made by schnorres on Mar. 30, 2009
Last comment by Dog owner, on Apr 1, 2009 at 10:40 pm | 17 comments | 1664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are Videogames Bad Kids/Teens?

well i've asked a few people and all of them condemned videogames as being nothing but a waste of time that melts your brain...

Original post made by schnorres on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Apr 2, 2009 at 3:27 pm | 2 comments | 1314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Racism In Schools?

I hate to be such a downer but i was wondering if anyone other than me thinks that racism still exists in some of our schools...

Original post made by schnorres on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 14, 2009 at 5:07 pm | 52 comments | 2572 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Good news for schools!

"After issuing thousands of preliminary layoff notices, drafting budgets with deep cuts and listening to sky-is-falling scenarios...

Original post made by School budget not as bad? on May. 23, 2011
Last comment by Chunky, on May 23, 2011 at 9:58 pm | 3 comments | 1655 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why blame the Teachers?

From what I understand, half the population of Pleasanton moved here in the last five years. I'll bet our wonderful school...

Original post made by School District Supporter on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Another Homeowner, on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm | 117 comments | 3077 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 | 1295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

HOW MUCH IS YOUR SCHOOL ASKING FOR?

I was recently at a BBQ with families from different neighborhoods in Ptown. The conversation turned to the subject of school...

Original post made by School Supplies List on Aug. 15, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newest API scores show Pleasanton slipping when ranked with similar schools.

The newest published API scores show Pleasanton Unified really slipping when ranked with similar schools. This ranking is...

Original post made by Scores are sinking! on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by localyocal, on Aug 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm | 14 comments | 2450 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown sculptures are terrific public art

Virtually every time I drive down Main Street, I see groups of people taking pictures of, and with, the sculptures that are...

Original post made by Scott on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by To Elizabeth, on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm | 3 comments | 766 Views

SPORTS

Does anyone have an update on the skating rink?

My family is considering relocating to the Pleasanton area and my two boys are HUGE hockey nuts. I have read about plans...

Original post made by Scott on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by Jill, on Jul 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 2353 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gang wars in Pleasanton?

Seems that Mr. Pickle and Little Caesar have now been joined by McDonalds' Mr. Frappe in the battle for streetcorner cred....

Original post made by Scott on Aug. 14, 2010
Last comment by Jim, on Aug 17, 2010 at 10:57 am | 6 comments | 1687 Views

AROUND TOWN

Commute Question

My family is considering relocating to Pleasanton from the East coast. I was recently hired by a firm in north San Jose and...

Original post made by Scott on Sep. 9, 2010
Last comment by Palo alto commuter, on Aug 16, 2012 at 7:07 am | 36 comments | 13238 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should cemetery on Sunol be a green park?

Watching the City Council meeting on April 6th, several speakers asked the City Council to turn the Odd Fellows old cemetery...

Original post made by Scott Curtis on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by Lori, on Apr 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm | 27 comments | 1624 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Unusual Occurrance But not Maybe

This morning, my wife was on her way to work when she saw a "body" laying on a sidewalk in a small tot lot park near our...

Original post made by Scott Walsh on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 27, 2011 at 6:05 am | 16 comments | 1984 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bob Werner Passes

Anyone who knew Bob Werner knew of his infectious smile and his thick white hair. He was a concensus builder, a great supporter...

Original post made by Scott Walsh on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by shadowbozo, on Jul 29, 2011 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 794 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Congress

I'm wondering why the republicans keep protecting the rich people stating that they are the ones that create jobs, but there...

Original post made by SCUBAMom on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by hoops, on Dec 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 43 comments | 1322 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Jobs anyone!

WASHINGTON (AP) New and smaller companies, more than the big multinationals surveyed by the roundtable, tend to drive job...

Original post made by SCUBAMom on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by SCUBAMom, on Dec 15, 2011 at 9:22 am | 10 comments | 1047 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

How much money was spent on the war in Iraq?

Welcome home to our troops who fought for a war that was started to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction it did not have....

Original post made by SCUBAMom on Dec. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm | 7 comments | 1028 Views
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