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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wow - PUSD delays start of negotations

At a time when PUSD has delayed for months negotiations with its employee groups, PUSD had to pull the sunshining of bargaining...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by Be Positive, on Feb 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm | 22 comments | 1659 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

And so it begins - parcel tax supporters campaigning on school grounds

On Tuesday February 15, parcel tax supporters were busy outside Mohr Elementary passing out campaign literature and campaign...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Feb. 16, 2011
Last comment by I hate Ralph, on Feb 20, 2011 at 3:03 am | 34 comments | 1990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California teachers union (CTA) joins WI fray

CTA has joined with the California Labor Federation to hold a candlelight vigil in Sacramento on 2/22. http://www.cta.org/About-CTA/News-Room/Wisconsin.aspx Bring...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Feb. 19, 2011
Last comment by resident, on Feb 25, 2011 at 1:34 am | 30 comments | 2239 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vote on what?

The Governor wants the voters to decide on tax extensions/increases. What a lame choice. He won't tell the voters what an...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on Mar 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm | 1 comment | 1088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Illegal cash-out bond refunding (pt. 2)

Looks like the school board does not intend to address this topic at the 4/12 school board meeting, even though it had been...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by Joe McCarthy, on Apr 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm | 3 comments | 1163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD to layoff 25 FTE Classified employees

The very last agenda item on the 4/12 board meeting is to layoff 25 classified employees. So, how are the PUSD and union...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by Parent of a student, on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm | 65 comments | 3619 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Teachers Receive 2.7% Pay Raise

After a year of complaining about voluntarily taking a pay cut, the teachers union has succeeded in negotiating an across...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on May 5, 2011 at 11:55 am | 115 comments | 6085 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers Union, Prop 98, and an Emergency

Isn't it ironic, that the California Teachers Association and all of its locals are complaining about the reduction of state...

Original post made by Start Afresh on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on May 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 21 comments | 1788 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Yes on Measure E Committee in Debt?

Word on the street is the Yes on Measure E Committee is several thousand dollars in debt. And is passing around the proverbial...

Original post made by Start Afresh on May. 20, 2011
Last comment by Nomad, on May 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm | 2 comments | 1513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD, Armageddon and Trust

Now that the hyperventilating of Measure E has died down, and Measure E supporters have hopefully paid off their debts, and...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Jun. 13, 2011
Last comment by Marie, on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:41 am | 5 comments | 1640 Views

AROUND TOWN

Internet Startup Incubator

I am wondering if there are any Internet Startup Incubators right here in the TriValley. Do you know of any? here...

Original post made by startupLover on Dec. 18, 2011
Last comment by pleasant one , on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Flawed Statistics Lead to PUSD Wasting $400,000 on Measure E

The management of PUSD wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer dollars on Measure E and tainted the statistical...

Original post made by Statistics on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by UGGs, on May 6, 2011 at 7:32 pm | 7 comments | 1415 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Man taking pictures at local park

I recently saw a man (possibly in his late 20s or early 30s) standing across the street by the apartment buildings taking...

Original post made by Stay Alert on Nov. 18, 2010
Last comment by Maja7, on Nov 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 1739 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

GOP OPPOSES MEDICAL FUNDING FOR 9/11 VICTIMS

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2010_07/024949.php by Steve Benen GOP OPPOSES MEDICAL FUNDING...

Original post made by Stay Classy Republicans on Jul. 29, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jul 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm | 10 comments | 969 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Some Positive News on the Economy

Here is a link to an article regarding economic indicators from June and an assessment of the recession: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090720/ap_on_bi_ge/us_economy...

Original post made by Stay Cool on Jul. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 863 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's Campaign Promise Followup

Here is an interesting article from Fox News (I know, didn't I just say too many posts were from Fox?) about the Obama administration's...

Original post made by Stay Cool on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by mark, on Sep 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm | 3 comments | 938 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

45,000 American deaths associated with lack of insurance

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/18/deaths.health.insurance/index.html This article illustrates why health care/health...

Original post made by Stay Cool on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Sep 21, 2009 at 12:43 pm | 14 comments | 1043 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

A Challenge - Use One Name

Given the often heated nature of the discussions on these boards, it would be great to see people pick one name to post under...

Original post made by Stay Cool on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Sep 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm | 19 comments | 1381 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Senate committee approves health care plan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091013/ap_on_go_co/us_health_care_overhaul...

Original post made by Stay Cool on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by jimf01, on Oct 14, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 11 comments | 1183 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Our Union's at work here folks!!

and for those you who felt comfortable on the bus or BART for that matter better read what the unions are requested or demanding. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?...

Original post made by Stay Cool on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Patriotic Moderate, on Oct 22, 2009 at 12:02 am | 7 comments | 961 Views
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