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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unfunded Retiree Medical Benefit Liabilities

Ah, the local columnists are starting to have the discussion about unfunded medical benefit liabilities for retirees. http://www.insidebayarea.com/opinion/ci_12403771 "An...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by frank, on May 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm | 3 comments | 1199 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local Author Douglas Kendall's Posts Removed?

Earlier today, there were two new posts started (supposedly) by local Pleasanton author Douglas Kendall. He's the author...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Sep 20, 2009 at 1:27 am | 6 comments | 1198 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will PUSD Cut CSR?

The ball is in the School Board Trustees' court now. The State has given them flexibility in CSR rules and other categorical...

Original post made by Stacey on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Agree with Chatty Chad, on Jun 3, 2009 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 1099 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 | 1041 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton student wins $175,000 for science experiment

For some reason this hasn't hit the PW yet. http://www.insidebayarea.com/search/ci_12512749 Note that this student's...

Original post made by Stacey on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by mary, on Jun 6, 2009 at 11:29 am | 5 comments | 1188 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

This Website Has Been Taken Over

Just an observation... This website used to be primarily about local issues. When Bush was in office, there was hardly...

Original post made by Stacey on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by sheerluck_holmes, on Jun 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm | 21 comments | 1422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial on K-3 Class Size Reduction

"State should consider suspending K-3 class-size reduction" http://www.insidebayarea.com/opinion/ci_12613409 "The question...

Original post made by Stacey on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by Still waiting, on Jun 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 1185 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The Crack Cocaine of Democracy

http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13990207 Those familiar with my past writing here already understand...

Original post made by Stacey on Jul. 17, 2009
Last comment by pete, on Jul 17, 2009 at 4:03 pm | 2 comments | 1090 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Are you underinsured?

http://www.rd.com/your-america-inspiring-people-and-stories/the-cost-of-health-care-in-america/article26204.html "Think...

Original post made by Stacey on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Jul 30, 2009 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 862 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Rowdy protesters overrun health care meetings

From: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/05/MNTG194BU2.DTL&tsp=1 "More than 500 people packed a...

Original post made by Stacey on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 6, 2009 at 4:22 pm | 28 comments | 1135 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Czars and the Erosion of Your Freedoms

Think czars are all the rage? Did everyone forget about signing statements, which have been wielded extensively by the past...

Original post made by Stacey on Sep. 7, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1312 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

What is Reality?

In the two films, Network (1974) by Sidney Lumet and Tanner '88 (1988) by Roger Altman, the question, "What is reality?"...

Original post made by Stacey on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by Stay Cool, on Oct 15, 2009 at 9:31 am | 3 comments | 1057 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another Initiative!

http://www.independentnews.com/fullstory.php?newsid=570 "The Livermore Airport Citizens Group (LACG) has launched an initiative...

Original post made by Stacey on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Oct 16, 2009 at 1:40 pm | 8 comments | 847 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

How Industry Affects Legislation

"To understand how the pharmaceutical industry is helping to shape the nationís health care policies, it helps to understand...

Original post made by Stacey on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Oct 28, 2009 at 9:12 am | 6 comments | 927 Views

AROUND TOWN

How Pleasanton Traffic Signals Make the City Green

Here's a bit of fancy... Jerry Brown says Pleasanton contributes to global warming because we have too many jobs compared...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by T.H., on Nov 14, 2009 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 923 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Public Employee Pension and Retiree Health Costs in California

The Legislative Analyst's Office has a presentation I think everyone should look at: http://www.lao.ca.gov/handouts/state_admin/2009/Public_Employee_Pension_11_13_09.pdf " The...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Rudy, on Nov 19, 2009 at 3:11 pm | 6 comments | 886 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State's school funding process is failing

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik19-2009nov19,0,5135920.column " Some mandates have broad support from districts,...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 23, 2009 at 10:01 pm | 48 comments | 1324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Irony

From http://www.ocregister.com/news/district-220623-teachers-capistrano.html "We want the school board to do all it can...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 23, 2009
Last comment by Susan Anthony, on Nov 24, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 1127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting Down to Facts

This is one of the sites I looked at when the education topic first came up at the beginning of this year. ""Getting Down...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 23, 2009
Last comment by Dana, on Nov 25, 2009 at 11:14 pm | 5 comments | 981 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reigning in Spending

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_13853339?source=rss ""Therefore, effective immediately, I am placing a freeze on the...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Me, on Dec 7, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 11 comments | 1547 Views
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