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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Do you know how to catch a pig?

There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class...

Original post made by Pablo on Mar. 2, 2012
Last comment by Former Student, on Mar 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm | 6 comments | 1105 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Elimination of home interest expense deduction

I believe that elimination of the interest expense deduction on home loans will be the next major undertaking of the Obama...

Original post made by Pablo Escobar on Apr. 17, 2010
Last comment by dublinmike, on Apr 19, 2010 at 11:42 am | 12 comments | 856 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Houston worthy successor to Pombo

The Weekly story on Guy Houston was a nice ode to his local roots but short on substance. He would be a worthy successor...

Original post made by Pam on Mar. 6, 2007
Last comment by Vote No On Houston, on Jan 18, 2008 at 4:59 am | 2 comments | 2924 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Every route to downtown blocked during 10k race Sunday

I enjoy living downtown most of the time. I don't even mind the extra traffic during fairtime. But why do we have to block...

Original post made by pam miller on Jun. 17, 2007
There are no comments yet. 2425 Views

AROUND TOWN

car parked downtown

Anyone out there know who the Maserati that is always parked near W. Angela @Main belongs too? plates are something like...

Original post made by Papa John on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by DB, on Dec 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 1058 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suggestions for Safe BART Parking

Can anyone suggest how to prevent this from happening again? We've ruled out parking in the Bart structure in front of the...

Original post made by Paranoid on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 7, 2012 at 8:33 am | 7 comments | 2582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is PUSD serious about a parcel tax?

I had dinner with some friends tonight and one said that it is almost a sure thing that PUSD will try to pass a parcel tax....

Original post made by Parcel tax? on Dec. 7, 2010
Last comment by Get Educated, on Dec 16, 2010 at 9:42 pm | 56 comments | 3157 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Graffiti and Gang activity in Pleasanton

Has everyone seen the huge amount of Graffiti around Pleasanton and Livermore in the last weeks? My high school son tells...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 14, 2008
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Aug 16, 2008 at 3:20 pm | 47 comments | 4727 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Senior Ditch Day?

Rumors around of Senior Ditch Day tomorrow, 11/10 for Foothill. Any parents with more information about what might be hatching...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 9, 2008
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 10, 2008 at 4:04 pm | 4 comments | 1589 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD step/contract increases no different than AIG bonuses!

How is paying the PUSD step salary increases (stated on http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/Superintendent/) for employees different...

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 21, 2009
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on Mar 27, 2009 at 7:17 am | 10 comments | 1572 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LAO says Federal Stimilus package more than offsets state cuts

From LAO report on May Revise: In program terms (excluding deferrals and funding swaps), the May Revision reduces K–12...

Original post made by parent on May. 25, 2009
Last comment by parent, on May 27, 2009 at 3:54 pm | 8 comments | 1332 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What a teacher has to say about Measure G

This was posted on another thread. I know that some of the Yes on G people will immediately say that this wasn't really...

Original post made by parent on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by No on G, on May 27, 2009 at 11:59 am | 3 comments | 1028 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Please make sure your seniors go to school Monday

I just heard that many of the seniors at Amador (don't know about Foothill) are planning on declaring Monday "senior cut"...

Original post made by parent on Sep. 11, 2009
Last comment by sue, on Sep 15, 2009 at 8:57 am | 25 comments | 1272 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Race to Nowhere Screening

18 St Elizabeth Seton Church, Pope John Paul II Activity Center, Pleasanton, CA Date and Time May 18, 2010 - 7:00pm City Pleasanton...

Original post made by parent on Apr. 15, 2010
Last comment by Liz Anya, on May 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm | 2 comments | 862 Views

AROUND TOWN

Do local sports organizations screen their volunteers and prohibit sex offenders from acting as volunteers?

Does anybody know if local sports organizations have policies and/or are required to screen volunteers? Do they look at...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 18, 2010
Last comment by curly, on Sep 22, 2010 at 11:12 pm | 6 comments | 883 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax 2

I received a leaflet from the PUSD talking about a new local school funding measure saying that: "After consequtive years...

Original post made by parent on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on Jan 21, 2011 at 5:11 pm | 197 comments | 5503 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Amy Chua's Tiger Mom

any thoughts on this book or topic? Also related Lac Su's book about his childhood with parents that made him eat brains...

Original post made by parent on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by A Neighbor, on Jan 23, 2011 at 11:38 am | 3 comments | 3780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State's May Revise Gives more Money to Schools

The May Review from Brown came out today. State income is up which means that schools will receive more next year based...

Original post made by parent on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by concerned parent, on May 17, 2011 at 2:32 pm | 19 comments | 2064 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

U.S. Schools Spend More; Receive Less; CSR Not Effective

There was a great editorial in the Tri-Valley Herald today about spending in the schools. They were talking about a new study...

Original post made by parent on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Let's do a real comparison, on Jun 21, 2011 at 6:37 pm | 7 comments | 1599 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Toilet-Papered

Our home was toilet-papered this weekend. I want to remind parents that in the State of California, this can be considered...

Original post made by parent on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by KeithB, on Jun 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm | 33 comments | 2887 Views
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Circumstances without Pomp
By Roz Rogoff | 3 comments | 1,027 views

‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 19 comments | 588 views