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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

A Well-Written Editorial on the Deming Case by Gina Channel-Allen

One of the PW editors wrote what I think is a very good and balanced editorial on the recent press release by the Deming...

Original post made by Jason on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by DJohns, on Sep 21, 2015 at 3:18 pm | 13 comments | 2125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LA Times Story on Teacher Effectiveness

Link is here: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-value-added-20110508,0,930050.story It is a study of teacher effectiveness...

Original post made by javadoc on May. 8, 2011
Last comment by javadoc, on May 12, 2011 at 8:53 pm | 11 comments | 1976 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Education Bill Gotchas

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/30/3737655/browns-countdown-day-172-california.html This is why I do not want unionized...

Original post made by javadoc on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Reader, on Jul 5, 2011 at 6:44 am | 13 comments | 2766 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Advice for Parcel Tax 3.0

From the perspective of an outsider who has been following this saga from not-too-afar, drawing liberally from comments made...

Original post made by javadoc on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by javadoc, on May 6, 2011 at 9:11 am | 2 comments | 1365 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Schools Receiving $2.5 million extra for Special Education

I heard at this weeks budget advisory committee meeting that not only did Pleasanton receive the $2.1 million in federal...

Original post made by jay on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on May 10, 2009 at 10:12 pm | 36 comments | 1737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schools receiving $4.25 million in ARRA funding for general purpose with more money in June

The California Department of Education just released how much each district gets for ARRA fund (released on Saturday at:...

Original post made by Jay on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by Fairlands Resident, on May 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 30 comments | 1699 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Little Hoover Commission plan rolls back pensions for current workers

The Sacramento Bee today announced "The bipartisan Little Hoover Commission recommended today that California state and local...

Original post made by jay on Feb. 24, 2011
Last comment by Steve is right!!!, on Mar 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm | 13 comments | 1382 Views

AROUND TOWN

Textbooks: A road is INFRAstructure

I am a resident of Pleasanton and I hold a Masters degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Environmental Planning....

Original post made by Jay Green on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by JohnGodfreySaxe, on Feb 1, 2016 at 4:05 pm | 29 comments | 981 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Money Myth: School Resources, Outcomes, and Equity

This is the title of a book released this year (author W. Norton Grubb). Some good things from a write-up on the book: Can...

Original post made by jb on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Love is blind, on May 22, 2009 at 11:19 pm | 9 comments | 1388 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

"Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor" by Rush Limbaugh, Jr.

"Our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor" by Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr. (as published in the July 1996 edition of The Limbaugh...

Original post made by Jean on Jul. 4, 2009
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 5, 2009 at 1:53 pm | 7 comments | 1306 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's Intentions You Ask? It's CRITICAL That You Read About the "CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY"- SCARY for ALL (Both Dems & Repubs)

Obama's real intentions should scare all US citizens -- both Democrats and Republicans -- who care about this country. Obama...

Original post made by Jean on Jul. 9, 2009
Last comment by Love Palin, on Jul 10, 2009 at 9:28 pm | 30 comments | 1493 Views

AROUND TOWN

What is the party affiliation of local candidates?

We just moved here recently and I have a difficult time assessing the local candidates without knowing their party affiliation....

Original post made by Jean on Sep. 18, 2010
Last comment by Julia, on Sep 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm | 22 comments | 1619 Views

AROUND TOWN

Accident Hansen at Hopyard

Anyone know anything about the injury accident that happened this afternoon. Has Hansen Dr closed. A woman appeared very...

Original post made by Jeanine on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by TK, on Mar 20, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 2 comments | 889 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hit and Run on St. John - Friday- NEED YOUR HELP!

My car, a green Honda Odyssey was plowed into and heavily damaged by a hit and run driver of a CHAMPAGNE COLORED DUALLY PICK...

Original post made by Jeanne on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Adam, on Aug 29, 2010 at 11:06 pm | 9 comments | 1503 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pitbull attack in Birdland

Just read about this in this week's PW. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family who's dog was mauled by these two pitbulls....

Original post made by Jeannie on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by Puppy Bowl, on Feb 4, 2013 at 10:53 am | 8 comments | 2897 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mark Curtis blogging from the Inauguration

Hi everyone! It's Mark Curtis...from www.MarkCurtisMedia.com. I will be reporting and blogging from Washington, DC for the...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2089 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mark Curtis Blog: America Has a New Hero from Danville

By Mark Curtis - Posted on January 17th, 2009 (Danville, California) With all the excitement and fanfare surrounding...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2450 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mark Curtis Blog: California Tuskegee Airmen Head to Inauguration

California Tuskegee Airmen Head to Inauguration By Mark Curtis “Welcome to the Obama Express!” said the flight attendant,...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 18, 2009
There are no comments yet. 9889 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police Report on the Rev. Padraig (Patrick) Greene

The following is the text of the official police report on the arrest of the Rev. Padraig (Patrick) Greene by the Oakland...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Nov. 20, 2007
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Nov 27, 2007 at 4:35 am | 9 comments | 16836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fix School Funding - Get Local Control

Join me in supporting an initiative to allow CA school districts local control to raise funds to support their programs....

Original post made by Jeff on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by No way!, on Feb 15, 2010 at 5:44 am | 29 comments | 1543 Views
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VEEPstakes 2: Democratic Boogaloo
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The New Odd Couple
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Does Applying to More Get You Through the Door? Why More Is Not Better in College Admissions
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 360 views