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SCHOOLS & KIDS

CURRENT SCHOOL BOARD AFRAID OF STRONG WOMEN

If you look back at the 2008 school board election results, Chris Grant received 24.2% of the votes and Valerie Arkin received...

Original post made by Equality on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 27, 2009 at 11:26 am | 23 comments | 1656 Views

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Media seeks right to televise Prop. 8 proceedings in SF federal courtroom next month

A coalition of television networks and newspapers asked a federal judge in San Francisco Monday for permission to televise...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 23 comments | 1753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Quo Warranto, Mr. Kernan?

Here's an official California Attorney General opinion on another instance of a school district trustee who failed to retain...

Original post made by Stacey on Dec. 26, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 23 comments | 1442 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rats

Hi, I remember reading awhile back some posts regarding problems with rats that other Pleasanton residents have had. I...

Original post made by Karen on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Karen, on Jan 16, 2010 at 8:31 am | 23 comments | 3370 Views

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Obama's Short Coat Tails

With the election of Republican Senator Scott Brown to the formerly held & much coveted senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy,...

Original post made by Nosy Neighbors on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Nosy Neighbors, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:35 am | 23 comments | 1248 Views

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The Tea Party Is All About Race

Bob Cesca of the Huffington Post has written a thoughtful and honest article about why the Tea Party movement is all about...

Original post made by Nelson on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Pathetic Lot, on Mar 13, 2010 at 4:23 am | 23 comments | 1366 Views

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Is Bridget Melson bad for Pleasanton?

Perhaps no one person has done more to make Pleasanton look like a haven for right-wing bigotry and intolerance than Bridget...

Original post made by Arthur Y. on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Real Republican, on Dec 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 23 comments | 4738 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Oak Grove Developer Spends $379k to date

City of Pleasanton campaign reports reveal that as of May 22nd Oak Grove land speculator Fredric Lin has spent $379,000 so...

Original post made by Matt Sullivan on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by Judy, on May 30, 2010 at 11:23 pm | 23 comments | 1331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dividing A Community

Dear Pleasanton Community and Bloggers, I really have to say that although I believe strongly in our first amendment...

Original post made by Disheartened on May. 30, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Jun 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm | 23 comments | 2206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Next AHVS Principal - Jim Hansen?

Hearing thru the grapevine that Jim Hansen, current principal at Harvest Park, is slated to become principal at Amador Valley...

Original post made by AVHSFan on Jun. 28, 2010
Last comment by Whoop!!, on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 23 comments | 3093 Views

AROUND TOWN

With 14 weeks to go, Pleasanton's election is already heating up

Pleasanton's municipal election is still 14 weeks off, but already it's shaping up as a humdinger. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by Rae, on Aug 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm | 23 comments | 1952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Don't Complain About Long Registration Waits

I know that HPMS is not the only school that is having problems getting parents to volunteer to help with PTA committees...

Original post made by PTA Member on Aug. 14, 2010
Last comment by Lori, on Aug 18, 2010 at 10:23 am | 23 comments | 2129 Views

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One in Seven Americans Living in Poverty-Wake up Pleasantonians

This topic is not a GOP or Dem bashing platform, it's a wake up call. 1 in 7 Americans in poverty in 2009, census says...

Original post made by What a Shame on Sep. 17, 2010
Last comment by Ironic, on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:23 am | 23 comments | 975 Views

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VP Biden sneaks into Oakland to help Jerry McNerney

A 9AM Democrat fundraiser today in the Oakland area featured Vice-President Joe Biden at an undisclosed location. Jerry McNerney's...

Original post made by jimf01 on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by Issues please, on Oct 4, 2010 at 11:00 am | 23 comments | 1170 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

PROPOSITION NEWS: Assemblyman says taxing marijuana sales would raise $1.4 billion

A new bill introduced by a San Francisco state assemblyman could generate annually about $1.4 billion in revenue from taxing...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2010
Last comment by Monica, on Dec 11, 2011 at 11:30 am | 23 comments | 1538 Views

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Cook-Kallio warns Senate bill could eliminate high schools' We the People program

Just as East Bay high school "We the People" competition civics teams are preparing for rehearsals tonight at Mission San...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2010
Last comment by Cheryl Cook-Kallio, on Nov 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm | 23 comments | 1560 Views

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Nothing wrong with DADT

I just saw a post about urging senators to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Personally, I don't see anything wrong with...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 1, 2010
Last comment by mooseturd, on Dec 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm | 23 comments | 1561 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drug problem at Foothill

Someone really needs to check into the drug problem at Foothill High School....

Original post made by Concerned on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by Kate, on Feb 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 23 comments | 2852 Views

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Gov. Brown's plan to close budget deficit 'painful,' but spares further cuts to Pleasanton, other California school districts

Facing an estimated $25.4 billion budget deficit, Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday proposed a combination of spending cuts and...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by Moravecglobal, on Feb 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm | 23 comments | 1374 Views

AROUND TOWN

Contract Should Be Renegotiated

The current Pleasanton PCEA employee contract should be renegotiated for several reasons. First, the contract would mean...

Original post made by Bart Hughes on Feb. 5, 2011
Last comment by jacob and alma, on Feb 8, 2011 at 7:36 am | 23 comments | 2148 Views
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Hayward NAACP officials threaten blog posters
By Tim Hunt | 21 comments | 1,695 views

Not so speedy trial
By Roz Rogoff | 4 comments | 1,258 views

Duck!
By Tom Cushing | 1 comment | 182 views