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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART Strike: Greedy workers demand a salary that might help them get by

The Bay Area is all atwitter as it dawns on them that labor costs figure into the price of a ticket. Some on the right have...

Original post made by Mike Cherry on Jul. 4, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Jul 28, 2013 at 10:06 am | 86 comments | 4385 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Know the facts, no matter how you vote on Measure E

People think that by putting more money into schools/education, we will get better students, better results. Please spend...

Original post made by Steven on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Repleasnacrat, on Apr 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm | 85 comments | 2882 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton college student among 3 charged with drug manufacturing, house fire in Chico

Three Chico State University students, including a 2008 graduate of Amador Valley High School, were arrested last weekend...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2012
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 16, 2012 at 7:21 am | 85 comments | 2863 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The school district has lost the plot

The school district informed parents this week that they plan to shorten the school day by almost an hour in 1-3rd grade....

Original post made by Disappointed on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Tami, on Jun 15, 2012 at 7:38 am | 85 comments | 4510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Budget Gap is now $8M and a Proposal for debate

PUSD has distributed an updated budget gap analysis showing a need to reduce expenditures by $8M. PUSD's proposed reductions...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 29, 2010 at 7:14 am | 84 comments | 2322 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locked out workers at Castlewood demonstrating today at club's lower golf course

Nischit Hegde, head of Unite Here! Local 2850, the Oakland-based union that represents 61 unionized hourly workers at Castlewood...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2010
Last comment by If I were a union member, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:08 pm | 84 comments | 1946 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All Star Baseball in Pleasanton is a joke

Has anyone else experience the "Has Been Dad" factor when it comes to All Stars in this town? The Board picks the All Star...

Original post made by Dan on Jun. 27, 2010
Last comment by Russ, on Dec 11, 2012 at 11:27 am | 84 comments | 9351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure E parcel tax ballots being mailed to voters today

Ballots for the Pleasanton school district's proposed Measure E parcel tax are being sent to registered voters today. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm | 84 comments | 2450 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Questionable borrowing leads to a mountain of school debt

Cash-out bond refinancing done by the Pleasanton Unified School District will cost taxpayers more than $9 million over 20...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by Elizabeth Dallmann, on Jun 21, 2011 at 10:01 am | 84 comments | 2627 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Solydra bankruptcy highlights green failures or Obama and McNerney

The Obama administration and Jerry McNerney have touted green technology to lead this country out of recession. They attempted...

Original post made by jimf01 on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by jimf01, on Sep 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm | 84 comments | 3194 Views

SPORTS

Parcel tax may be back on the horizon

The words "parcel tax" and "cuts" were used abundantly Tuesday night as the school board discussed the Pleasanton Unified...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 20, 2008 at 11:33 am | 83 comments | 4236 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Employee who will vote NO on Measure G

I too will be voting no on Measure G for a variety of reasons. The Union of school employees is actually failing our teachers,...

Original post made by Concerned on May. 24, 2009
Last comment by Me, on May 28, 2009 at 11:53 am | 83 comments | 2472 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School cuts have human faces

Sixteen teachers and 45 classified employees will either be losing their jobs or have their hours cut again under the proposed...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Jun 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm | 83 comments | 2462 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

'Paper or plastic?' Neither after next Jan. 1

Starting next Jan. 1, shoppers in Pleasanton will have to use their own bags for groceries and other merchandise or pay for...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Gary S., on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 83 comments | 3089 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Slashes Instructional Time for Students in Secret

PUSD sent home a muddled barely readable letter that is difficult to interpret, but some say that they are cutting instructional...

Original post made by What? on Jun. 9, 2012
Last comment by jake, on Jun 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm | 83 comments | 3179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district spends $10,000 on fancy television and iPads

Yesterday, I read in the newspaper that though instructional hours have been cut, the school district had the audacity to...

Original post made by Shopping Spree on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm | 83 comments | 3436 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A parcel tax is a thinly veiled excuse to have access to a pot of discretionary funds.

The superintendent is using scare tactics saying they will cut teachers and programs. He has threatened that our children...

Original post made by Mike on Feb. 13, 2008
Last comment by Linda, on Mar 6, 2008 at 9:58 am | 82 comments | 3813 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Police Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid

I was shopping at the Kohls Department store this morning around 10:30a.m. and witnessed a Police I.C.E. raid on El Balazo...

Original post made by Anne on May. 2, 2008
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on May 15, 2008 at 6:13 am | 82 comments | 3470 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Union picketing Castlewood today after country club locks out hourly workers

More than 40 pickets from the UniteHere! Local 2850 hotel workers union chanted and marched at Foothill Road and the entrance...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Joe Hill, on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:44 pm | 82 comments | 2031 Views

AROUND TOWN

McKewon court hearing rescheduled for Jan. 9

Judge Hugh Walker granted the driver involved in a head-on collision that killed 19-year-old Laurel Williams a continuation...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2007
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Dec 1, 2007 at 9:42 am | 81 comments | 3037 Views
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A Norman Rockwell Town
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 1,351 views

David Brooks at his Best and Worst
By Tom Cushing | 11 comments | 891 views

Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads
By Tim Hunt | 27 comments | 805 views