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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

David Harmer Op-ed for the SF Chronicle in 2000: "Abolish Public Schools" (With link to op-ed )

David Harmer made the argument to kill public schools in a 2000 op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle. Here is the link to...

Original post made by Nelson on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by Janna, on Oct 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm | 20 comments | 1204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driving Schools - recommend any?

Looking for any feedback anyone may have on local driving schools in the Tri-Valley area. Thanks in advance....

Original post made by Nervous Dad on May. 25, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm | 4 comments | 1251 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flies at Raleys

has anyone noticed the swarm of flies hovering over the chinese food and deli sections? Seems like they should be able to...

Original post made by nervousaboutthefood on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Oct 10, 2009 at 11:43 am | 15 comments | 1204 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

California is the New Detroit

Excerpts from this article: http://www.newgeography.com/content/003024-is-california-new-detroit "Like Detroit, California...

Original post made by New Detroit on Aug. 18, 2012
Last comment by on looker, on Aug 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm | 39 comments | 2389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Need ideas for new in town

We are new in town and are desparately unhappy. We moved here last spring and have not found the community to be very welcoming....

Original post made by New in Town on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by Another Parent, on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:54 am | 45 comments | 3224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High School Options

We are new to the area. We have a high schooler and middle schooler. We are really disappointed in the high school for...

Original post made by New Mom on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Been there, on Aug 27, 2012 at 12:04 am | 30 comments | 3412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Thank you teachers

Dear PUSD Teachers From the bottom of my heart, I want to say Thank You for all that you do for our students. The tragedy...

Original post made by New Mom on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Thank you Pleasanton!!!, on Dec 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm | 14 comments | 2902 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Latest revealing news on Garrido and the kidnapped victim and the children-Horror and grief-Unimaginable

Garridos' neighbours reveal 'Creepy Phil's' drug-fuelled orgies with the hillbillies: By Andrew Malone Last updated at...

Original post made by New news on Aug. 30, 2009
Last comment by Censored, on Sep 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm | 11 comments | 2939 Views

SPORTS

WORLD CUP EXTRAVAGANZA

I was up at 6:30 this morning watching the USA play Slovenia in the World Cup. I was hooting and hollering in my PJ's, sloshing...

Original post made by New Soccer Fan on Jun. 18, 2010
Last comment by MPA, on Jun 22, 2010 at 8:41 am | 6 comments | 2271 Views

AROUND TOWN

Free childcare at the library?

I am new to Pleasanton and made my first trip to the lovely library on Tuesday afternoon to get my daughter and I our first...

Original post made by new to Pleasanton on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by Lee, on Oct 11, 2011 at 8:21 am | 8 comments | 1178 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure E. Why so much negativity toward teachers?

We recently relocated to Pleasanton because we were impressed with the quality of the schools (on paper). My kids are in...

Original post made by New to town on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Mar 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm | 89 comments | 2851 Views

AROUND TOWN

Readers Choice 2012 - Open Posting

Since the Weekly chose to create a "registered only" forum topic, are we allowed to create an open posting version?...

Original post made by newbie on Jul. 2, 2012
Last comment by Tracey, on Jul 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm | 3 comments | 947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bill to ease firing teachers on sex related issues blocked

LA teacher charged with 23 counts of lewd acts on a child. LA district wants to terminate him, but the CTA union has made...

Original post made by Newspaper reader on Jul. 8, 2012
Last comment by Ed, on Jul 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 38 comments | 2730 Views

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Immigration reform to begin this year:

By William Branigin Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, August 10, 2009; 3:03 PM President Obama, attending a North...

Original post made by NEXT: on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm | 5 comments | 896 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Vote Yes on 37 - Unregistered

This is a parallel conversation to the topic created by Susan Stasek in which she was asking people to vote for Prop 37,...

Original post made by Ngo Loon on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by VOTE NO, on Nov 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm | 8 comments | 997 Views

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Pleasanton/YouTube video competing for grand prize in contest!

Hey Pleasanton, I'm an elementary school teacher here in town who loves Pleasanton. I made a short video about Pleasanton...

Original post made by Nicole D. on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by Ken and Susan, on Nov 10, 2009 at 9:34 pm | 2 comments | 936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

YouTube video on Pleasanton running for Grand Prize!

I have some exciting news to share, and I need your help! I recently created a short video about Pleasanton. I enjoy...

Original post made by Nicole D. on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by Tina G, on Nov 14, 2009 at 5:07 pm | 17 comments | 3721 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Teacher-made Video running for grand-prize in a world-wide video contest:

Dear Readers, I thought you might be interested in my story. I am here to spread some hope in honor of our children and...

Original post made by Nicole D. on May. 23, 2010
Last comment by Nicole D., on May 26, 2010 at 11:32 pm | 4 comments | 1718 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drop Off Facility from Mohr Elementary to Home

Hello, My Son is going to start Mohr Elementary from this year, August 2011. I was wondering, Do we have any local drop...

Original post made by Niki on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 1, 2011 at 5:13 pm | 4 comments | 1627 Views

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Niles canyon

Does anybody know if Niles Canyon open? I read construction road work is coming. I want to get to Mowry and 880..the fabulous...

Original post made by Niles Canyon on Nov. 25, 2011
Last comment by Becky n' Alex, on Nov 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm | 10 comments | 1205 Views
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Where's the wind?
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 690 views