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CUT THE FAT FROM THE TOP FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS

Is it me, or is the answer to ALL the schools problems is cutting the FAT FROM THE TOP in our school district. It's the same...

Original post made by Main Street & Main Stream on Nov. 14, 2010
Last comment by A Mom, on Nov 17, 2010 at 2:17 pm | 32 comments | 1890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pension Obligations Bankrupt Town

This is what can, and will, happen to Pleasanton if the council does not take action to reduce pension benefits NOW. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Alabama-Towns-Failed-Pension-nyti...

Original post made by resident on Dec. 26, 2010
Last comment by I can count, can you?, on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:28 pm | 32 comments | 1900 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Snowboard accident lands Foothill grad in intensive care

A snowboard jump at Northstar-at-Tahoe last Sunday landed Foothill High grad Eric Cavalli, 18, in Renown Regional Medical...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2011
Last comment by john, on Mar 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm | 32 comments | 2611 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No on E - Simple Economics - What's the ROI on a $392 tax?

Putting aside the debate on school funding entirely, and looking at Measure E from a personal economic standpoint only, I...

Original post made by Jill on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Really?, on Apr 22, 2011 at 9:36 pm | 32 comments | 2287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure E - Expensive Out of Town Consultants Funding AND Running Campaign

The Support Pleasanton Schools campaign has just filed their expense reports with Alameda County and their single largest...

Original post made by Samantha on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Nomad, on Apr 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm | 32 comments | 2247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

If You Could Control the PUSD Budget

A grassroots movement has begun to maintain CSR, proving many in the community feel this is important enough to justify the...

Original post made by Really! Really! on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm | 32 comments | 2516 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

US Supreme Court rules California must immediately release approximately 37,000 prisoners.

Today, May 23rd., the United States Supreme court ruled in favor of the plainiff by a 6-2 margin that California do to prison...

Original post made by Martha on May. 23, 2011
Last comment by Just Another American, on May 25, 2011 at 11:21 am | 32 comments | 1911 Views

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Teen drug abuse is rampant say cops, counselors

It could happen to your child and your family. That was the message Tuesday morning at a Hart Middle School meeting to discuss...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by George, on Jun 16, 2011 at 10:33 pm | 32 comments | 2257 Views

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unregistered comments on Castlewood union protests

Just thought I'd start a thread that doesn't require registration. Unions, and sympathizers, like to try to intimidate,...

Original post made by yet another resident on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Leland, on Jul 2, 2011 at 7:57 am | 32 comments | 2326 Views

AROUND TOWN

Valley Humane Society broke, may close

The Valley Humane Society, a 25-year-old nonprofit animal welfare organization that just moved into a new $1.3-million building,...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm | 32 comments | 1792 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fraud in the many nail salons

A friend of mine and my daughter were working in one of the many nail salons in Pleasanton. Neither my friend or my daughter...

Original post made by Lisa on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Ari, on Aug 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm | 32 comments | 3169 Views

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Muslims flock to prayer service at Fairgrounds

The mood was festive this morning as Tri-Valley Muslims, dressed in their traditional finest, poured into the Alameda County...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Stacey, on Sep 4, 2011 at 3:24 pm | 32 comments | 2194 Views

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No Child Left Behind a failing program, Pleasanton school chief says

Pleasanton school Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi is joining with other Alameda County superintendents in taking a stand against...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by No more excuses. We want results, on Oct 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm | 32 comments | 2074 Views

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Teachers joining Occupy Oakland protestors today

Hundreds of teachers will be among thousands expected to participate in the general strike organized by Occupy Oakland...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by cz, on Nov 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm | 32 comments | 1270 Views

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Striking faculty cancel classes at Cal State East Bay

California State University faculty from throughout the state converged on two of the system's 23 campuses Thursday morning...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Nov 20, 2011 at 8:19 am | 32 comments | 1186 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Protestors say police raid on Occupy S.F. encampment 'imminent'

Occupy SF protesters said on their website Thursday that they believe a police raid on their encampment in San Francisco's...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 24, 2011 at 9:22 am | 32 comments | 1307 Views

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Our mayor vs. Canada's tar sands

We don't often comment on national or global issues, but since Mayor Jennifer Hosterman is speaking out publicly on behalf...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2011
Last comment by Ngo Loon, on Dec 1, 2011 at 9:17 am | 32 comments | 2019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drug Sniffing Dogs - It can be done!

I found a very interesting article from 2007 about a district in California (PUSD - but not our PUSD) and drug sniffing dogs....

Original post made by Sniffing Uproar on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm | 32 comments | 2360 Views

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Prop. 8 Unconstitutional

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/07/BA1H1N3T1H.DTL&tsp=1 Tyranny of the majority struck out! ...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm | 32 comments | 1580 Views

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Pleasanton school board braces for more cuts at meeting tonight, including adult ed cuts

The Pleasanton school board plans to spend an hour tonight reviewing a list of potential cuts that include eliminating the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm | 32 comments | 5100 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 2,090 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 767 views

The Vranesh situation heads to court
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 600 views