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SCHOOLS & KIDS

CURRENT SCHOOL BOARD AFRAID OF STRONG WOMEN

If you look back at the 2008 school board election results, Chris Grant received 24.2% of the votes and Valerie Arkin received...

Original post made by Equality on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 27, 2009 at 11:26 am | 23 comments | 1881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Quo Warranto, Mr. Kernan?

Here's an official California Attorney General opinion on another instance of a school district trustee who failed to retain...

Original post made by Stacey on Dec. 26, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 23 comments | 1631 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dividing A Community

Dear Pleasanton Community and Bloggers, I really have to say that although I believe strongly in our first amendment...

Original post made by Disheartened on May. 30, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Jun 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm | 23 comments | 2447 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Next AHVS Principal - Jim Hansen?

Hearing thru the grapevine that Jim Hansen, current principal at Harvest Park, is slated to become principal at Amador Valley...

Original post made by AVHSFan on Jun. 28, 2010
Last comment by Whoop!!, on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 23 comments | 3620 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Don't Complain About Long Registration Waits

I know that HPMS is not the only school that is having problems getting parents to volunteer to help with PTA committees...

Original post made by PTA Member on Aug. 14, 2010
Last comment by Lori, on Aug 18, 2010 at 10:23 am | 23 comments | 2386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drug problem at Foothill

Someone really needs to check into the drug problem at Foothill High School....

Original post made by Concerned on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by Kate, on Feb 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 23 comments | 3185 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Barton Reading or paid Birthday Holidays - PUSD board to decide 2/22

This Tuesday, the PUSD school board will decide to reduce Barton reading program funding by 50% to save $53,000. They will...

Original post made by Nomad on Feb. 20, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on Apr 12, 2011 at 11:02 am | 23 comments | 3961 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What is an "instructional coach?" and why is PUSD funding instructional coaches rather than real teachers?

I have been following the thread on PUSD. It used to be that every time a buddy of a superintendent or administrator "retired,"...

Original post made by Boondoggle on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 23 comments | 8599 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Polling firm: School district could aim for bond vote during November election

Pleasanton's school district will start identifying what construction and renovation projects it most needs after a recent...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by res1, on Mar 30, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 23 comments | 1692 Views

SPORTS

Experience the best of Pleasanton

For anyone looking for an inexpensive and fun night out, Friday night is the "Battle of Pleasanton" at Amador Valley High...

Original post made by Don Fan on Nov. 11, 2008
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 15, 2008 at 6:02 pm | 23 comments | 3016 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Oakland PD Officers

What a tragedy. Those poor families. ...

Original post made by Pro-Law on Mar. 22, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 3, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 23 comments | 2522 Views

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61% of American's believe we are going in the wrong direction

61% of american's polled recently by Rasmussan believe we are going in the wrong direction and this trend is growing as it...

Original post made by Noedup Garie on Jul. 10, 2009
Last comment by It's all in the name, on Jul 10, 2009 at 11:01 pm | 23 comments | 1486 Views

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Obama loses again!

Looks like the result of to much exposure is really beginning to takes its toll. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091002/ap_on_an/oly_obama_olympics_analysis...

Original post made by Rita on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by Michael, on Oct 5, 2009 at 6:46 pm | 23 comments | 1390 Views

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Media seeks right to televise Prop. 8 proceedings in SF federal courtroom next month

A coalition of television networks and newspapers asked a federal judge in San Francisco Monday for permission to televise...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 23 comments | 2068 Views

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Obama's Short Coat Tails

With the election of Republican Senator Scott Brown to the formerly held & much coveted senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy,...

Original post made by Nosy Neighbors on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Nosy Neighbors, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:35 am | 23 comments | 1400 Views

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The Tea Party Is All About Race

Bob Cesca of the Huffington Post has written a thoughtful and honest article about why the Tea Party movement is all about...

Original post made by Nelson on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Pathetic Lot, on Mar 13, 2010 at 4:23 am | 23 comments | 1682 Views

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Is Bridget Melson bad for Pleasanton?

Perhaps no one person has done more to make Pleasanton look like a haven for right-wing bigotry and intolerance than Bridget...

Original post made by Arthur Y. on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Real Republican, on Dec 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 23 comments | 5516 Views

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VP Biden sneaks into Oakland to help Jerry McNerney

A 9AM Democrat fundraiser today in the Oakland area featured Vice-President Joe Biden at an undisclosed location. Jerry McNerney's...

Original post made by jimf01 on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by Issues please, on Oct 4, 2010 at 11:00 am | 23 comments | 1400 Views

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Nothing wrong with DADT

I just saw a post about urging senators to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Personally, I don't see anything wrong with...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 1, 2010
Last comment by mooseturd, on Dec 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm | 23 comments | 1781 Views

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Lifeguards make over $100,000

Not only do the lifeguards in Newport Beach make between $100,000 and $200,000 per year but they are also members of the...

Original post made by Rita on May. 20, 2011
Last comment by Teach Part Time, on May 22, 2011 at 9:35 pm | 23 comments | 1574 Views
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VEEPstakes 2: Democratic Boogaloo
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The New Odd Couple
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By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 486 views