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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 | 2121 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 | 1624 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Board Meeting 8/18 at 7 pm

The first Board of Trustees meeting of the 09-10 school year is Tuesday evening. Agenda items include the use of funds raised...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:34 pm | 26 comments | 1839 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 | 4226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD - Alternative Expense Reductions?

The first of several "Special Board Meetings" is scheduled for January 5, 2010. Agenda and Board Packet is posted here (http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/BoardofTrustees/MeetingsAgend...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 28, 2009 at 6:50 pm | 32 comments | 1464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD - Budget Advisory Committee

The Budget Advisory Committee members have been posted on the PUSD website (http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/BusinessServices/Budget/BudgetAdvisory.cfm)...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Dec 24, 2009 at 8:49 am | 15 comments | 2455 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD - Race to the Top

At the upcoming Jan 5, 2010 PUSD Board of Trustees meeting agenda item 2.1 is to approve an MOU contingent upon success in...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1268 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD to tax your water meters?

Trustee Hintzkee is exploring taxing water meters to pay for schools. View the Dec 16 school board meeting (http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/webcasts/bmDec162009.cfm) 2010...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Dec 30, 2009 at 1:19 am | 6 comments | 1232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax 2 - Fact or Fiction?

Recent writers to the Town Square have repeatedly stated that there is no parcel tax. True. As long as the PUSD Board of...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by MK, on Dec 29, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 137 comments | 2584 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Board of Trustees meeting 9/22 7 pm

The next Board meeting is this Tuesday. Note the entire 08-09 unaudited financials are in the posted materials. See agenda...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Sep. 20, 2009
Last comment by Alex, on Sep 21, 2009 at 9:50 am | 2 comments | 1221 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 | 4589 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Jan 5 Town Hall - Televised or not?

In the agenda for the special PUSD Board meeting on Tue Jan 5 titled Budget and Alternative Funding Source Community Forum,...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Jan 6, 2010 at 7:02 am | 4 comments | 1347 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 | 1937 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 | 23667 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 | 5248 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 | 1046 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 | 1198 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Voter Apathy?

Hopefully, voters in the 15th District will not fall prey to voter apathy and blindly vote for Pete Stark. He has shown...

Original post made by Dave on Sep. 29, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2496 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Is The Pleasanton Weekly Bias?

I question if the Pleasanton Weekly is bias toward Pete Stark. Case in Point. Posting critical of Pete Stark and his less...

Original post made by Dave on Jun. 10, 2012
Last comment by A Joke, on Jun 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm | 4 comments | 1497 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Facts Regarding Pete Stark

For years, Stark has lived in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay region and flies back to California for town halls and other events....

Original post made by Dave on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 1899 Views
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Hotel and more big box stores planned for El Charro Road
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 722 views

Representing me or my money?
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 528 views