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SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's been a full week and PUSD hasn't applied for Federal stimulus dollars yet?

On this CDE website http://www2.cde.ca.gov/recoverysfsfsearch/search.aspx anyone can search for districts that have sent...

Original post made by Stacey on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Get out of the wagon, on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm | 29 comments | 1546 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Superintendent's Memo

Hey, I found a copy online! http://www.harvestparkpta.org/PDF/Flyers/Response_-_Real_Facts.pdf Here's what I find funny. 1)...

Original post made by Stacey on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Apr 25, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 6 comments | 1174 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Prop 1B and "What's the baseline?"

For those confused by Prop 1B (I know I was), here's the deal. Prop 98 guarantees that roughly 40% of CA's budget goes...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Cosmic-Charlie, on May 9, 2009 at 6:14 am | 9 comments | 2023 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Stripping the Rights of Citizens

Interesting news. I brought this issue up when the local news about Andreas San Diego being moved to FBI's most wanted list...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by fyi, on May 7, 2009 at 5:58 pm | 4 comments | 1415 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Yes or No on Measure G and Prop 1A?

I'm just wondering how many of those who are planning to vote yes on Measure G are also voting yes on 1A and visa versa? To...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Leigh, on May 28, 2009 at 4:09 pm | 28 comments | 2013 Views

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California's High Taxes

While Sandy seems busy reposting apparent Letters to the Editor regarding Measure G, here's some opinions that may put things...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on May 12, 2009 at 9:16 am | 9 comments | 1358 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal Stimulus Money

Just to be clear... PUSD will be receiving Federal Stimulus money from different parts of ARRA. The State Fiscal Stabilization...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 10, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 11, 2009 at 8:42 am | 3 comments | 1274 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Actual Cuts to PUSD

I posted this buried in another thread, but I think the numbers are useful to see published so a new thread is probably best...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by guest, on May 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm | 32 comments | 1372 Views

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 | 1129 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 | 1137 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 | 1041 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 | 972 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 | 1117 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 | 1349 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 | 1110 Views

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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 | 1030 Views

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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 | 793 Views

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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 | 1010 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. 1229 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 | 1006 Views
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