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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board member's wife on union team

At first glance, it might seem like a conflict of interest that Pleasanton school board member Jeff Bowser and his wife are...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2011
Last comment by woody, on Feb 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 105 comments | 5635 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school board set to promote top administrator to deputy superintendent at $188,864 annual salary

Pleasanton school board members tonight will consider a contract that will promote Luz Cazares, currently assistant superintendent...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Concerned parent, on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:33 am | 105 comments | 10875 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Bay Pleasanton Mom keeps kids home for presidents speech:

San Jose Mecury news: In the East Bay, a few parents kept their children home from school. Bridget Melson said she...

Original post made by WoW on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Amy, on Sep 11, 2009 at 10:14 am | 104 comments | 3473 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Proposed New Driver Tax -" VMT"

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission(MTC)has proposed yet another tax. Drivers would be required to install a tracking...

Original post made by Jason on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by steven, on Jul 31, 2012 at 11:40 am | 104 comments | 2766 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD board accepts teachers' union contract

While the school board approved a contract with the teachers' union Tuesday night, one that would save the district nearly...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Rat Turd, on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm | 103 comments | 4651 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unfunded pensions

Residents...I received this information via an email last week. Pleasanton has a reputation for responsible fiscal management...

Original post made by Concerned about hidden debt on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by Lois Lipps, on Jul 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm | 102 comments | 5430 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Sullivan pulls plug on council meeting after 3-1/2-hour hearing

In an extraordinary but not unprecendented move, Pleasanton City Councilman Matt Sullivan pulled the plug on consideration...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by June, on Feb 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 101 comments | 3768 Views

AROUND TOWN

Not a single story about the healthcare disaster?

The silence is deafening....

Original post made by Kangaroo on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Feb 11, 2014 at 7:52 am | 101 comments | 5112 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Palo Alto school board says parcel tax renewal is critical

Another school district--this one in Palo Alto--will ask voters to replace its current $493-a-year parcel tax that is set...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 17, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 101 comments | 2822 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walmart Market goes to Pleasanton Council for final vote May 7

The Pleasanton City Council has scheduled a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, to make a final decision on whether Walmart...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2012
Last comment by Freeman, on Apr 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm | 101 comments | 3372 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board rescinds modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board unanimously voted Tuesday night to revert back to the traditional calendar starting the 2015-16...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by PUSDParent, on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 101 comments | 14239 Views

AROUND TOWN

Look at who is paying for QQ--builders!

Before I vote for a proposition, I always take a look at who is supporting it. The other day I got a fancy 4-page flyer for...

Original post made by Mary on Oct. 22, 2008
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 29, 2008 at 9:52 am | 100 comments | 6509 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss parcel tax, budget crisis tonight

Tonight the school board will discuss the budget crisis and take action on whether to employ a survey firm to conduct a parcel...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on May 8, 2009 at 5:59 pm | 100 comments | 3343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A taxing situation

The time for the school district to deal with the budget crisis has come. The state budget was finalized Thursday morning,...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Jun 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm | 99 comments | 3209 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OPINION: 'Vote No on Measure G'

Proponents of Measure G cite Class Size Reduction (CSR) as the most significant argument for implementation of a parcel tax....

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Chatty Chad, on Jun 3, 2009 at 1:05 am | 99 comments | 2963 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Insurance officials begin their own investigation into fire

Pleasanton police are working through the holidays on what may become a criminal investigation in the house fire on East...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by Fox 2, on Feb 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm | 99 comments | 4690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Emotions run high with school cuts on the line

With the elimination of class-size reductions on their worry lists, parents, educators and others packed a school district...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by Need Credibility, on Feb 4, 2009 at 2:06 pm | 99 comments | 5429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Forum on Budget

I was so surprised at how many attended the meeting. I counted about 180. Luz gave a very easy to understand presentation...

Original post made by Beth on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by letsgo, on Jan 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm | 98 comments | 4883 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers must play role in budget fix

Viewpoint From The Sacramento Bee (well written): How do you know when you're in a family? When you're asked to clean...

Original post made by reader on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Insider, on Feb 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 98 comments | 3246 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Hosterman hawk permit denied by Planning Commission

In a sharply divisive move, the Planning Commission decided in a 3-2 vote to deny Mayor Jennifer Hosterman's application...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2007
Last comment by RoyArtelo, on Nov 7, 2008 at 2:44 pm | 97 comments | 13625 Views
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