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Save our pristine hills and our park

We had planned to stay out of the debate over the Oak Grove referendum; however misinformation about the project and confusion...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2007
Last comment by noMansionOwner, on Dec 9, 2007 at 5:34 pm | 87 comments | 5321 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Hundreds gather for 'TEA Party' on tax day

As people rushed to put their tax filings in the mail by today's deadline at the post office on Black Avenue, hundreds of...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Apr 19, 2009 at 8:59 am | 87 comments | 2176 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher salary freezes

I am looking for more information because the information I've been receiving has been conflicting. I've been told by parcel...

Original post made by Fairlands Resident on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by i am with get the facts, on May 4, 2009 at 1:24 pm | 87 comments | 2126 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents doing Teachers job?

Is it just me or are more and more teachers trying to get parents to do their jobs? I have been a parent in this District...

Original post made by Brenda on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Barbara, on Sep 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm | 87 comments | 3832 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board signs $220,000-year contract with new superintendent

The Pleasanton School Board last night unanimously approved a $220,000 per-year contract for incoming Superintendent Parvin...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Common Sense, on May 26, 2010 at 11:29 pm | 86 comments | 2794 Views

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 | 4906 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 | 2953 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 | 3372 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 | 4601 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 | 2386 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 | 2035 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 | 2518 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 | 2701 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 | 3286 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 | 4427 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 | 2534 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 | 2539 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 | 3431 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 | 3261 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 | 3528 Views
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