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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Willle Brown calls Public Employee pensions too generous

Even Willie Brown knows that Public Employee Unions are Bankrupting the state. He said recently: "The deal used to...

Original post made by Caesar on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by another resident, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:56 pm | 14 comments | 1101 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire department's deputy chief Zolfarelli retires

Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Zolfarelli retired Tuesday from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department after 35 years of service...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Tony, on Jul 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 14 comments | 1037 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arcadia High takes state 'We the People" championship

Amador Valley High School and Foothill High School took second and fourth places in today's state finals in Sacramento in...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm | 14 comments | 933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Detroit-based activist group wants Prop. 209 overturned

The man behind a controversial 1996 state ballot measure that banned race and gender preferences in state hiring and admissions...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:20 am | 14 comments | 1073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

S.F. school district sends pink slips to 900 teachers, others

The San Francisco Unified School District's Board of Education Tuesday night approved sending pink slips to more than 900...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Kelly, on Feb 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm | 14 comments | 1011 Views

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Dublin projects up to $4.6-million budget shortfall for 2010-11

A special budget report reviewed by the Dublin City Council shows declining future revenue projections and a reported budget...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Bear, on Mar 5, 2010 at 10:26 am | 14 comments | 899 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

California Teachers Association spent $211.8 million

Here's an interesting article abt CA Teachers Association: "The California Teachers Association spent $211.8 million...

Original post made by Another Parent on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by Yup, on Mar 13, 2010 at 4:27 pm | 14 comments | 1589 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Will You Stand With Me?

One ordinary man's view of the current state of America and the steps necessary to move it back onto the path our Founding...

Original post made by Pleasanton Mom on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Mom, on Mar 19, 2010 at 8:23 am | 14 comments | 814 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eight Reasons Not to Tie Teacher Pay to Standardized Test Results

I donít want poor teachers but are evaluations based on test scores the answer? This might shine some light on the issue....

Original post made by the The on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm | 14 comments | 1054 Views

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Summer Camp

Any recommendations for a summer camp (day or overnight) for young teenage boys?...

Original post made by Kyra on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Kyra, on Mar 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm | 14 comments | 982 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama: "A victory for common sense"

Yes indeed. The stupid suffered a major defeat today. The stupid has prevailed for too long and it took a major blow today....

Original post made by anti-stupid brigade on Mar. 21, 2010
Last comment by SteveP, on Mar 23, 2010 at 9:08 am | 14 comments | 726 Views

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Embarcadero publishing owns more than a few town papers that have this same Weekly forum format.

Embarcadero publishing owns more than a few town papers that have this same Weekly forum format. Please take a minute...

Original post made by Community of Character, really? on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by jimf01, on Apr 2, 2010 at 8:58 am | 14 comments | 780 Views

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Stimulus & bailouts or tax cuts?

It's not right vs left, it is right vs wrong. $2.5 trillion spent on stimulus and bailouts. The federal government collected...

Original post made by jimf01 on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Rae, on Apr 1, 2010 at 11:23 am | 14 comments | 777 Views

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Why a pay lane for 680 South instead of North?

I drive from Pleasanton to San Jose everyday for work. When I get to carpool it is great there is a carpool lane going south...

Original post made by Marie on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Member, on Sep 8, 2010 at 3:43 pm | 14 comments | 2638 Views

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McNerney votes YES to kill more and more jobs as House passes the "Financial Reform" bill...

Our local socialist (mis)representative, Jerry McNerney, votes YES along with the Obama regime in passing the Financial Reform...

Original post made by Amy on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Patriot, on Apr 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm | 14 comments | 850 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Cook-Kallio launches bid for re-election

Pleasanton City Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio has launched her campaign for re-election to a second four-term in the Nov....

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2010
Last comment by Rae, on Apr 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm | 14 comments | 1083 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Bottle caps fall through the cracks in recycling

You finish a bottle of water, rinse it out, toss it and the cap into the recycling bin, take it out so it gets in the truck....

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Mumbo, on Apr 27, 2010 at 11:49 am | 14 comments | 864 Views

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If it's Tuesday, it must be another Oak Grove debate

Over the last couple of years, a regular contingent of opponents to the proposed 51-home development above Kottinger Ranch...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by justwondering, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:46 am | 14 comments | 817 Views

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Do you know what an in-situ burn is? It's OK, neither does Pres Obama nor the mainstream media

But it is this method and technology that would have spared the gulf coast perhaps 95% of the oil slick now approaching the...

Original post made by jimf01 on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Che, on May 7, 2010 at 8:15 am | 14 comments | 691 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Planning Commissioners OK homes near Foothill High

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has voted unanimously to approve development of four custom home lots on Foothill Road,...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by justwondering, on May 5, 2010 at 9:17 pm | 14 comments | 984 Views
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