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Deficits, Taxes, Shared Sacrifice....Sound Familiar?

Huge state deficits, raising taxes all around, calls for shared sacrifice. And public employee union members get salary increases?...

Original post made by Carl on Apr. 11, 2009
Last comment by Love what I do, on Apr 14, 2009 at 10:27 am | 34 comments | 1763 Views


When does a pay cut equal a pay raise?

Answer: When you work for PUSD. Tony E posted a blog entry boasting of the pay cuts that PUSD teachers and administration...

Original post made by Carl on Apr. 29, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1583 Views


New Statewide Survey on Education

Published by the Public Policy Institue of California. Funded by the William and Flora...

Original post made by Carl on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by Tanner, on May 3, 2009 at 10:55 am | 5 comments | 1551 Views


Union postpones pay raises for two years If PUSD/APT did this it would save $4.5M over two years and save how many...

Original post made by Carl on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on May 3, 2009 at 9:57 pm | 4 comments | 1454 Views


SEIU, Teachers, Nurses and Democrats against Prop 1A

SEIU California Federation of Teachers California Faculty Association California...

Original post made by Carl on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Carl, on May 8, 2009 at 6:10 pm | 2 comments | 1627 Views


Parcel Tax still needed?

Quite a few pro-G supporters claim that PUSD is a well managed public entity. At the Feb 3 PUSD workshop Trustee Kernan...

Original post made by Carl on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by Ptown resident, on May 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm | 9 comments | 1438 Views


Time for a Measure G Town Hall before the June 2 vote?

With three weeks to go before the June 2 vote, and with all the new fiscal troubles at the state level that are projected...

Original post made by Carl on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by resident, on May 17, 2009 at 9:31 pm | 65 comments | 2141 Views


California AG Brown sues Pleasanton over housing cap

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. Wednesday sued the City of Pleasanton to remove its "draconian and illegal" limit on...

Original post made by Carlos C on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Martin, on Jun 25, 2009 at 8:48 am | 19 comments | 1674 Views


Alleged parental abduction

Police are searching for a 2-month-old boy who was apparently taken by force from his mother by his father and uncle in Pleasanton...

Original post made by Carlos C on Aug. 19, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1532 Views


I'm reporting crime ahead of time like a superhero...

The fair will be closed every Monday this year, meaning carnies will be on the loose. This should cause a spike in transient...

Original post made by Carnie Hunter on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by D, on May 26, 2009 at 10:12 pm | 5 comments | 1850 Views


The Trash Can Cleaning Company

Has anybody used this great new service?! I had a tag left on my trash can so gave them a call, because mine did need doing....

Original post made by Carol on Aug. 6, 2007
Last comment by Marcy, on Aug 28, 2007 at 10:55 am | 13 comments | 3699 Views


Why should we pay a licence fee for dogs and not cats.

I think it's unfair that residents of Pleasanton have to pay a licence fee for their dogs and cat owner don't pay anything....

Original post made by Carol on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by Kara, on Jun 24, 2008 at 6:50 pm | 29 comments | 3941 Views


How Gov't Took Control Over Education...and 3 (Shocking) Goals of Public Education

It is a rarely known but true fact that the quality of education and academic performance in the US was very high before...

Original post made by Carol on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by fact checker, on Jun 1, 2009 at 11:29 am | 8 comments | 1407 Views


"A 6-Month Evaluation of Obama's Presidency"

The following "performance evaluation" I wholeheartedly agree with, although I cannot verify the author. For those who object...

Original post made by Carol on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by amused, on Sep 17, 2009 at 9:45 am | 14 comments | 1445 Views


From Sweden: Wow! Cutting Taxes for Economic Growth...What a Concept!

As Pleasanton residents hover around the TV on Sunday to watch President Obama on FIVE programs (except FoxNews, which would...

Original post made by Carol on Sep. 19, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Sep 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 34 comments | 1375 Views


Common Core - How Gov't Took Control Over Our Schools

Do you see the similarities with our existing public schools...especially Common Core that nationalizes schooling. This...

Original post made by Carol on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by JJ, on Nov 1, 2014 at 9:46 am | 7 comments | 798 Views


It's gonna be a LONG meeting

I was unable to attend the council meeting tonight due to taking care of elderly mom but I have it on the TV. Mayor just...

Original post made by Carol on May. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 327 Views


Obama to tax healthcare benefits as income

Although he scoffed at McCain during the campaign for considering taxing individuals with healthcare benefits as real income...

Original post made by Carole on Jun. 11, 2009
Last comment by Medicare, on Jun 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm | 32 comments | 1572 Views


Is Mr. Fialho fleeing a sinking ship?

As a member of the academic community, I have many friends on school boards, both local and nearby. As a Pleasanton resident,...

Original post made by Carolyn Thomas on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by jacob and alma, on Apr 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm | 10 comments | 5256 Views


FOOTHILL vs AMADOR - Football at its best this THURSDAY 11/10/11 at Foothill High School

This is it, the BIG rival game the entire city waits for all season. It's the BATTLE of Pleasanton that pits the Foothill...

Original post made by Carrie on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by AVHS FAN, on Feb 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm | 15 comments | 2905 Views
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