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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 | 2438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tyranny of the Seniority

PUSD and the teachers union are negotiating a new contract. A majority of PUSD expense is being negotiated now and locks...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by To Sad, on Jan 31, 2010 at 7:54 pm | 20 comments | 1314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD High School 7th period on the chopping block?

In the PUSD Jan 26th Budget Challenges 2010-11 update, a union negotiable item is: "Suspend high school collaboration period...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Heather Simmons, on Mar 3, 2010 at 1:56 pm | 42 comments | 2266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Board's Moment of Truth

Now is a Moment of Truth for the PUSD Board. Will the Board fight for the children? Fight to maintain the current level...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Start Afresh, on Feb 9, 2011 at 6:42 am | 159 comments | 3842 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD-APT agreement is for three years?

The PUSD Board appears poised this Tuesday to approve a three-year contract with the teachers union (http://206.110.20.201/boardoftrustees/Downloads/FullAgendas/fafeb2310.pdf...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Feb. 21, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 23, 2010 at 8:39 am | 10 comments | 1592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Board voting on reducing taxpayer protection

A March 23 board of trustees meeting agenda item is to support the initiative to reduce voter threshold for education parcel...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by Nancy, on Apr 2, 2010 at 11:37 pm | 32 comments | 1346 Views

AROUND TOWN

PPIE Boycotts Castlewood CC?

PPIE has moved their annual luncheon from Castlewood to the Hilton eight days before the event. Angela Ramirez Holmes (Democrat...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Really?, on Apr 9, 2010 at 9:25 am | 27 comments | 1920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finally...A California School Board with Guts...

...to respond intelligently to the economic environment. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/orange/la-me-0424-teacher-strike-20100424,0,1748731.story A...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Apr. 24, 2010
Last comment by Mary, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:16 pm | 18 comments | 1676 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"The Lottery" - a must see movie

A must-see movie to further the dialogue on improving public education. Here is a review: (http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052748704635204575242123324855474-lMyQjAxMT...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jun. 5, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 5, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 4 comments | 1051 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Parcel Tax Survey report available

The 11/9 PUSD Board of Trustees meeting agenda includes a report and discussion of the recently completed parcel tax survey....

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Nov. 6, 2010
Last comment by observation, on Nov 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm | 89 comments | 2735 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Brown builds a train. Walker invests in higher education.

Which one is taking care of their state's residents better? Brown builds a train: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/07/california-senate-approves-funding-for-hig...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jul. 8, 2012
Last comment by TEALover, on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:37 pm | 29 comments | 2212 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Read it and Weep! (Regarding Healthcare Bill)

READ IT AND WEAP! Some of the items in the Health Care Plan now in the works: (Yes, someone IS reading the immense amount...

Original post made by Darlene on Jul. 26, 2009
Last comment by RJ2009, on Jul 30, 2009 at 10:18 am | 61 comments | 12775 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Disappearing cats

In the past 3 weeks two of my cats have disappeared. I live off Junipero Is there anyone else in this neighborhood missing...

Original post made by Darlene on Oct. 24, 2011
Last comment by Darla, on Mar 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 58 comments | 4224 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Palins 39% approval rating-Going DOWN!

"Thirty-nine percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday have a favorable...

Original post made by Darrin on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Parent of Two, on Aug 13, 2009 at 3:44 pm | 6 comments | 938 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

On the Road to Impeachment: Distinctions Matter, Big Time

The House Hearings on Benghazi have nearly concluded, and what we have learned is that an 'act of terror' is not the same...

Original post made by Darryl on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on May 14, 2013 at 8:35 pm | 1 comment | 763 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel tax thread

I have been reading the blogs about the parcel tax issue becausesome folks were posting good informatin about how schools...

Original post made by Dave on Mar. 20, 2008
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 5, 2008 at 6:41 pm | 27 comments | 2670 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

"Will California Become America's First Failed State?"

If the Democrats remain in office, the answer is YES! Also thanks to Arnold's (and Maria's) liberalism, he has hurt this...

Original post made by Dave on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Bonnie, on Oct 5, 2009 at 7:51 pm | 10 comments | 998 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Personally very worried and depressed over this article. If you love America, tell me why we shouldn't be terribly concerned too.

This article "Agenda 21: The Death Knell of Liberty, Redux" is written by a former Navy SEAL and a brilliant person. Please...

Original post made by Dave on Oct. 18, 2009
Last comment by poster boy, on Oct 20, 2009 at 8:22 pm | 14 comments | 1205 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Urgent Request to Meet in D.C. at the Capitol Steps at 12 Noon...If You Want to Preserve Freedom for Your Family and for the Country

According to Michele Bachmann (R-Minn), it appears that the House will be voting on the 2000+ page National Healthcare bill....

Original post made by Dave on Nov. 2, 2009
There are no comments yet. 898 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama/PelosiCare: "Buy a $15k Policy or Go To Jail" (!)

Unbelievable. Is this the America you're familiar with? Does a big, bad insurance company have the power to do this?...

Original post made by Dave on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Nov 7, 2009 at 9:48 pm | 2 comments | 804 Views
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