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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Slavery is on the rise in America

Slavery is on the rise in America. Can this be true? But I say, if you have less money than you need, are you not less...

Original post made by Al Bell on Dec. 4, 2011
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 6, 2011 at 7:28 am | 13 comments | 1123 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Budget Cuts Have a Human Impact

At a recent Amador Valley School Site Council meeting, the committee discussed the wide ranging implications of the budget...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by 3rd party, on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:31 am | 32 comments | 2197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SHARED SACRIFICE

SHARED SACRIFICE has to be the common thread in any solution to the PUSD budget crisis. At the recent Budget Advisory Meeting,...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by West side observer, on Jan 28, 2009 at 11:01 am | 20 comments | 1741 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pay to Play will be a Reality

As a member of the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC), I was asked to Chair the Athletics sub committee. In the last few weeks...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by Thankful, on Mar 10, 2009 at 10:00 am | 8 comments | 1712 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scool Budget Crisis: Have we really thought outside the box?

A couple of months ago I resigned from the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) due to a growing frustration that this was an...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 21, 2010 at 10:30 am | 148 comments | 3358 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Volunteerism: What does Alum Rock know that we don't?

When I left the Budget Advisory Committee in the fall, I was pushing the issue of parent volunteers offsetting the impact...

Original post made by Al Cohen on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Thomas Paineful, on May 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm | 42 comments | 2358 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What about the PUSD High Schools?

This past year I was Chairman of the AVHS School Site Council and Chairman of the AVHS PTSA Grant Committee. I share the...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Jun. 4, 2011
Last comment by My 2 cents, on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:06 am | 24 comments | 1775 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Santa Rita Freeway

Speeding on Santa Rita Road is the norm, and children are often crossing it. There needs to be regular police presence...

Original post made by Alan on May. 29, 2008
Last comment by Karl, on Jun 10, 2008 at 8:37 pm | 3 comments | 1762 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

War vs. Healthcare

Stupid foreign wars: cheered for, given blank checks, can't end them. Decent health care for Americans: worrying, can't...

Original post made by Alan on Jul. 26, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 26, 2009 at 5:46 pm | 1 comment | 965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Livermore soccer coach arrested on suspicion of possessing/distributing child porn

In the process of "background checks" for teachers coaches and the lack of such fro Pastors and Youth Ministers, I...

Original post made by Alan on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 2, 2010 at 11:17 am | 2 comments | 1200 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Drill Baby Drill

Palin to make high-profile visit to Iowa - Yahoo! NewsSep 17, 2010 ... Reuters Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin greets...

Original post made by Alan on Sep. 17, 2010
There are no comments yet. 839 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where are we supposed to go to vote?

If we want to vote today. where would we go to do that?...

Original post made by alana on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Jun 2, 2009 at 6:47 pm | 3 comments | 1194 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is this even legal?

I am wondering if the following "informational" (read brainwashing) session is allowed on public school grounds during instruction...

Original post made by alee on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 18, 2009 at 6:24 pm | 118 comments | 3238 Views

AROUND TOWN

Looking for a math tutor

My daughter is taking Honor Algebra II. She needs a math tutor. Does anyone know a math tutor that you would recommend? ...

Original post made by Algebra on Sep. 24, 2011
Last comment by Teresa Parham, on Mar 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm | 15 comments | 2540 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stoneridge Drive Extension is GOOD for Pleasanton!

Modeling was done WITH and WITHOUT the Stoneridge Drive Extension to see how traffic would be affected in our city ... and...

Original post made by Alice on May. 1, 2007
Last comment by aaron, on Aug 27, 2008 at 3:26 pm | 8 comments | 3385 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Skyline.....

I have lived in and enjoyed Pleasanton for almost 39 years. Pleasanton has grown tremendously in those years. It has been,...

Original post made by Alice Morrison on Dec. 14, 2007
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 14, 2007 at 8:39 pm | 1 comment | 2043 Views

AROUND TOWN

Old Nob Hill=New Walmart Grocery

Is it true? Walmart trying to open one of their grocery only stores in the Nob Hill sight? Got an email with a link to a...

Original post made by Alicia on Sep. 5, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm | 23 comments | 1964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drivers, Please Slow Down For The Students!!!!

Between 7:50 am and 8:10 am the intersection of Santa Rita and Black Avenue is very congested with drivers, bicycle riders...

Original post made by Alisal Parent on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Sep 24, 2009 at 8:44 am | 18 comments | 2745 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weird Smell in Safeway Parking Lot

Okay, I need those of you with time on your hands to go to Safeway. In the parking lot outside the front of Safeway there...

Original post made by Alison on Dec. 3, 2008
Last comment by Mia, on Dec 5, 2008 at 12:58 pm | 6 comments | 1676 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alison Wonderland

Life is a fantasy, based upon my reality....

Original post made by Alison on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Really?, on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:42 am | 2 comments | 1032 Views
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Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!
By Tom Cushing | 6 comments | 1,064 views

More changes coming to ValleyCare
By Tim Hunt | 15 comments | 578 views

Getting rid of an old toilet
By Roz Rogoff | 9 comments | 544 views

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 482 views