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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Teachers Receive 2.7% Pay Raise

After a year of complaining about voluntarily taking a pay cut, the teachers union has succeeded in negotiating an across...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on May 5, 2011 at 11:55 am | 115 comments | 6097 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board slashes $9 million from budget

Despite pleas to save positions and programs, the school board officially identified millions of dollars in cuts to balance...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm | 114 comments | 2323 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Protestors ask council to block Wal-Mart from reopening Nob Hill grocery store

Anti-Wal-Mart protestors urged the Pleasanton City Council last night to block efforts by the retailer to open one of its...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Good-time Charles, on Sep 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm | 114 comments | 5655 Views

AROUND TOWN

New citizens' coalition seeks to halt high-density housing projects in Pleasanton

A group seeking to halt the construction of additional high density housing in Pleasanton asked the City council last night...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mike6319, on Jul 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 114 comments | 5605 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mayor Hosterman/Wal-Mart

In a recent Mayor's report, Mayor Hosterman commented on the possible explanation of a Legislative action vs. a Ministerial...

Original post made by Pete on Feb. 5, 2012
Last comment by Mrs. B, on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:16 am | 112 comments | 3894 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Retirement Benefit Excesses of California Public Employees

I was motivated to start this thread by comments made on another thread (regarding the San Ramon property tax initiative)....

Original post made by No Fear on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Cut, on May 12, 2009 at 7:15 am | 111 comments | 3294 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

On Obama Unprecedented Address to Public School Students on Sept. 8 ...

Dear Obama: I'll be listening VERY carefully to what you have to say in your unprecedented speech to public school students...

Original post made by Jill on Sep. 1, 2009
Last comment by tj-24, on Sep 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm | 111 comments | 5501 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Why are people saying that a balanced Federal Budget won't work?

I think the proposal to have balanced budget on a Federal level is a great idea - we wouldn't be in the mess we're in if...

Original post made by two cents on Jul. 16, 2011
Last comment by Sick and Tired, on Jul 24, 2011 at 8:27 am | 111 comments | 2910 Views

AROUND TOWN

$25,000 in vandalism at Harvest Park Middle School

School officials confirmed a break-in at Harvest Park Middle School over Memorial Day weekend that resulted in thousands...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by sad!, on Jun 9, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 111 comments | 12955 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How/When to vote for/against measure E in Pleasanton

According to the measure E site, the vote by mail will take place on april 4: "How to Vote Measure E will be decided...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 24, 2011
Last comment by YES ON MEASURE E, on Mar 14, 2011 at 11:07 am | 109 comments | 3544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board votes to continue modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board voted 3-2 against the motion to rescind June's approval of the "modified lite" calendar for the...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Jack, on Sep 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm | 109 comments | 7110 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Rush Limbaugh Facts:

Rush Limbaugh is an ACTOR. He made 33 MILLION in 2007. Rush DROPPED OUT of College as he was FLUNKING his classes. So,...

Original post made by Rush on Jun. 13, 2009
Last comment by Fact, on Jul 27, 2009 at 12:48 pm | 108 comments | 2736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

S&P downgrades school district's credit rating

Standard and Poor's Rating Services recently announced a drop in the financial ratings of the Pleasanton Unified School District....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Atrontanodo, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:13 am | 108 comments | 1980 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton men, teen arrested for alleged felony assault of a disabled man

Two men and a 16-year-old girl from Pleasanton have been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, torture and...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by john wayne 2, on Aug 29, 2010 at 11:21 pm | 108 comments | 2413 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pleasanton beating victim still in coma

A Pleasanton man attacked and left for dead over the weekend remained in critical condition today as police focused their...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Sep 9, 2014 at 11:47 am | 108 comments | 4989 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

27 positions on possible chopping block in Pleasanton school district

The Pleasanton school board voted last night to send notices of possible layoff for 27 full-time positions, fewer than expected...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:34 am | 107 comments | 2678 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Court strikes down Pleasanton housing cap

In a ruling that could halt all commercial and residential building in Pleasanton for months to come, Alameda County Superior...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2010
Last comment by Jason, on Mar 22, 2010 at 9:56 pm | 107 comments | 4784 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton must trim employee benefits or face citizens' initiative, council warned

A Laguna Oaks homeowner has asked the Pleasanton City Council to make employee pension and health care reform a top priority...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2010
Last comment by Pete, on Dec 9, 2010 at 6:42 am | 107 comments | 3182 Views

AROUND TOWN

WHEN DOES IT BECOME RACISM

I live in a quiet Vintage Hills neighborhood. One of neighbors is Asian, another Hispanic, another Baptist and another a...

Original post made by Mellow Fellow on Jun. 12, 2011
Last comment by Night Owl, on Jun 19, 2011 at 1:10 am | 107 comments | 3502 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schools join in statewide Day of Action

In the 30 minutes before school started Thursday, teachers, classified staff, administrators and parents joined the statewide...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Einstein, on Mar 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm | 106 comments | 2957 Views
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