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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Race to the Top Lessons and Top-Notch Teachers Affect Peers

I am providing two links from "Education Week" articles that people may find of interest as Arne Duncan and school districts...

Original post made by Kathleen Ruegsegger on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 5, 2009 at 5:04 pm | 5 comments | 1388 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter from Superintendent

The following letter was in yesterday's (May 20) edition. I have responded below. Thanks, school community Dear Editor, A...

Original post made by Kathleen Ruegsegger on May. 21, 2011
Last comment by pot/kettle, on May 22, 2011 at 7:02 am | 16 comments | 2142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Budget Reductions

From the PUSD web site: "Budget Information Once again we face an uncertain future with the budget. The Governor’s...

Original post made by Kathleen Ruegsegger on Jan. 29, 2012
Last comment by Beth, on Feb 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm | 51 comments | 3537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton School Board Meets July 7 to Pass Bond and Project List

http://agendaonline.net/public/Meeting.aspx?AgencyID=106&MeetingID=35637&AgencyTypeID=1&IsArchived=False The Board will...

Original post made by Kathleen Ruegsegger on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Julie Testa, on Jul 7, 2016 at 6:39 am | 1 comment | 406 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

High Speed Rail Passes by a Single Vote

Got a notice from Palo Alto sister paper on this. http://paloaltoonline.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=18389 ...

Original post made by Kathleen Ruegsegger on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Jul 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm | 31 comments | 2290 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Bridge celebration to cost $5.6 million

This was covered in local papers today. The most stunning of comments from Sacramento: "That said, this is the public's...

Original post made by Kathleen Ruegsegger on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Libertarian, on Feb 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm | 4 comments | 2243 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

"End Welfare for the Wealthy"

I posted this story as a response on another topic, but thought there might be interest in vetting Senator Tom Coburn's idea...

Original post made by Kathleen Ruegsegger on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:47 pm | 26 comments | 2056 Views

AROUND TOWN

Candle Light Vigil

Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. Mother's With A Purpose in conjunction with the National Coalition Against Drug Abuse is...

Original post made by Kathy on Oct. 22, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1622 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mothers with a Purpose

Mother's with a Purpose is holding it's first meeting of December this Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 pm at Foothill High...

Original post made by Kathy on Dec. 12, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1764 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mothers With a Purpose Meets Tonight

Mothers With a Purpose meets at 7 p.m. tonight at Foothill High School Library. Mothers with a Purpose was formed by local...

Original post made by Kathy on May. 8, 2014
There are no comments yet. 689 Views

AROUND TOWN

To the cyclist that was a good Samaritan on Saturday

Last Saturday morning I went to the Farmer's market. As I was juggling my various packages, wallet, keys and purse, I dropped...

Original post made by Kathy Felton on Oct. 8, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2471 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Cat hit on Saint Mary St on Friday afternoon, excellent effort and care by young men passing by

On Friday at approximately 5:15 p.m., my doorbell rang. It was a young man. He asked if I had a gray cat. He told me a cat...

Original post made by Kathy Felton on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by PT resident, on Jun 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm | 14 comments | 3561 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandatory Community Service

Pleasanton High Schools have a mandatory community service program which the high school children must complete. I think...

Original post made by Kathy L on Oct. 26, 2008
Last comment by Leslie, on Feb 15, 2009 at 9:30 pm | 4 comments | 2289 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tri-Valley YMCA Youth & Government Program

Youth and Government is a program for high school students that not only allows them to learn about issues surrounding California...

Original post made by Katie Dulka on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by Guest, on Oct 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm | 2 comments | 1863 Views

RESTAURANTS

A Hooter's in Downtown Pleasanton??? What!!??

This morning I was driving down Main Street to enjoy the farmer's market when I noticed the construction progress on the...

Original post made by Katie Moe on Aug. 11, 2007
Last comment by Tracy, on Nov 29, 2007 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 5969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wonderful Macbeth

My family attended the Livermore Shakespeare Festival open-air production of Macbeth last night, Sunday, at Concannon Vineyard,...

Original post made by Kay on Jul. 11, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1370 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Residents Deserve More Than Empty Dialog on Johnson Drive

In his recent Guest Opinion, Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne gave justifications for how the Council and Planning Commission...

Original post made by Kay C on Mar. 7, 2016
Last comment by Pleasanton Resident, on Mar 8, 2016 at 9:05 am | 13 comments | 822 Views

AROUND TOWN

Come On, Pleasanton, Aspire Higher!

It's time for some big dreams in Pleasanton--some creative, out-of-the-box (maybe out of the moving van) thinking on what...

Original post made by Kay C on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Sam, on May 6, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 14 comments | 706 Views

AROUND TOWN

Safeway...oh well

Oh dear, Safeway's profits are down! Maybe if they lowered their prices more people would shop there. Could be they are...

Original post made by Kaye on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Cheryl Lynn, on Mar 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm | 6 comments | 1754 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grocery bags

Clerk at RiteAid this morning told me that beginning July 1 they would be charging for bags if you do not bring your own. I...

Original post made by Kaye on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Jun 27, 2012 at 11:33 am | 37 comments | 3396 Views
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