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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 | 2699 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 | 3206 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 | 4893 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 | 1677 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 | 1657 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 K12...

Original post made by parent on May. 25, 2009
Last comment by parent, on May 27, 2009 at 3:54 pm | 8 comments | 1371 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 | 1055 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 | 1302 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 | 902 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 | 913 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 | 5633 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 | 3924 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 | 2134 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 | 1657 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 | 3167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What do we say to our kids about what happed in CT?

How do we explain that a crazy person shot down kindergartners in their classroom? What if they are afraid to go to school?...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm | 33 comments | 3823 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Burlingame School District -- Ken Wyatt to become Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services

I understand that Ken Wyatt from the PUSD district office was hired by Burlingame Unified as an assistant superintendent...

Original post made by parent on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm..., on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 3063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands of Pleasanton Pupils Lacking Mathematics Textbooks

Even though the state adopted Math programs in January 2014, Pleasanton students throughout most schools have yet to receive...

Original post made by parent on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Laura, on Oct 21, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 9 comments | 1374 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open Forum about under age drinking

I am a Dad of a Highschool student. I am sick at how much drinking and drugs go on right under our nose. Its on campus,...

Original post made by Parent keeping teens sober on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by LongLivePotter, on Jul 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm | 41 comments | 3731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Payment at Registration

I agree with another post that said the same people keep donating over and over.....I am one of those. I donate because...

Original post made by Parent of 3 on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by Hoss, on May 11, 2011 at 12:07 am | 12 comments | 2662 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 2,011 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 651 views