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Letter: Speak for those who are too young to vote

Original post made on Apr 26, 2009

Dear Editor,

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Carl
a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 26, 2009 at 11:20 am

Sabrina -

Your sincere and thoughtful approach to do your part to help the PUSD situation is admirable.

Fear of losing teachers, a band program and the band teacher can certainly motivate a student to get involved. Responsibility, Honesty and Integrity are three of Pleasanton's Community of Character traits. I recommend you ask your principal directly about the status of next year's band program and teacher. Rather than relying on fear, or spreading fear through the community, get your questions answered directly and honestly from those responsible for the decisions.

You and your friends will be pleasantly surprised at what you find out regarding the continued existence of the band program and its excellent teacher.

I encourage you to keep asking questions and get to the real facts about what caused the Pleasanton Unified School District to ask the voters for more money. Don't rely on other people's fear, be strong, and keep searching for the truth. Use this website (PleasantonParcelTaxInfo.com Web Link more information. Don't take either side's position as truth, but ask questions and determine the truth for yourself.

I'm glad you represent our community's future. Keep up the good work and best of luck in high school.


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Posted by Stu Gazzo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2009 at 11:50 am

Thats cute, but its just another EMOTIONAL PLEA by the supporters of Measure G resurrected from three weeks ago because they cannot deny the facts against the tax...vote rationally not emotionally and get the facts. There seems to be more Web information on this city issue than there is on the state measures on the May ballot, so get informed and don't let yourself be swayed by emotion.


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Posted by ChangedmyMind
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Since this was posted today by the PW Editor from an original post on Apr.3, I think we can assume (or at least I do) that the PW sees the facts against Meas.-G are substantial and probably overwhelming. Since we know that they are for the tax, it is not surprising that they would help "spread the syrup". Address and rebut the facts.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 26, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Editors, Can you please post why it is you would choose to repost this particular item at this time? Certainly both sides can continue to post on this thread as they have with all the others. Many threads die of natural causes out here, so it is odd this already dead thread was chosen rather than opening something new with your thoughts as editors.


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Posted by doglover
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm

It will be interesting to discover which editor at the Pleasanton Weekly chose to repost a three week old letter.

Gina Allen, would you please respond?
Thank you.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 26, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Is anyone bothered by this? A repost and then an almost immediate and pleasnt comment by "Carl of Country Fair". Both posts show a timeline of 1Hr ago. I'm not a detective, but if I was I would probably agree that they were trying to "spread the syrup". But maybe the purpose is to elicit negative and caustic comments from the No-G folks so that then they could then point out how they are not for the children.
I await the Eds. response to Kathleen R's question.


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Posted by Carl
a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 26, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Here's how I think it works. If you comment on an article from the past, it automatically shows up as posted by the Editor.

I chose this letter to respond to since the same letter showed up in the Independent this past week. I also care a little bit about the state of music education in Pleasanton so I want to be sure that fear about the music programs are not used to sway voters in any way.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 26, 2009 at 1:21 pm

PW Eds.
Is Carl right?...because the way it looks to readers is that you initiated the re-post and if he did it then maybe some software changes are in order.


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Posted by Russell
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Eighth graders are already using terms like "pink slips"?


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 26, 2009 at 4:08 pm

I'm a grandmother to a first grader who can tell you about pink slips. Understanding that teachers were upset with good cause, they made a big to do about it in the schools and upset a lot of students in the process. Didn't know you missed that.


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Posted by frank
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Changing the software is long overdue. The confusion created by this Editor re-posting is incessant. Rumor has it the software is owned "in-house", therefore PW and its parent owner control changes. They are just negligent in doing anything because.... whatever.....


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Posted by hmmmm
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:30 pm

There's only one PW editor who has posted anything besides this post today. (Sunday)


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