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Regional agency reaffirms support for $492-million BART connector to Oakland Airport

A key regional transit agency voted 11-5 at a contentious three-hour hearing Wednesday to reaffirm its support for using...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by mannyman, on Jan 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm | 3 comments | 1247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Quality of education could be at stake with cuts

Community members gathered again Tuesday night to ask questions, express concerns and offer possible solutions regarding...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by mannyman, on Jan 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm | 69 comments | 3027 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's With More Free Advertising for Claudette McDermott?

Hey Gina, come on. The forum is for ideas and debate not endless free advertising for some of your merchants. There are...

Original post made by Be Fair PW on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Jan 30, 2010 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 1262 Views

AROUND TOWN

BART to cut 74 jobs, use federal funds to meet budget deficits

BART directors voted 6-3 Thursday to close the transit agency's $25 million budget deficit by cutting 74 positions and using...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Lucy, on Jan 29, 2010 at 9:37 pm | 2 comments | 1190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

8 turn out for meeting to discuss new Pleasanton school superintendent qualifications

A group of eight met with Phil Quon with Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) at a public meeting to discuss the strengths...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:54 pm | 7 comments | 1422 Views

AROUND TOWN

What was the smell this morning

Does anyone know what the rotten egg smell was all about this morning in the area between Raley's and the School District...

Original post made by Mo Man on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm | 8 comments | 1583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jan 19 Budget Q & A

I just glanced through the the Jan. 19 Budget Questions and Answers. Someone asked (question 46) who was on the Revenue...

Original post made by Direct Answers on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Jan 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm | 13 comments | 3253 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 | 3017 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

S.F. school district lists ways to meet $113-million, 2-year budget shortfall

San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Carlos Garcia proposed several ideas for budget cuts at the district's...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Kelly, on Jan 29, 2010 at 4:36 am | 3 comments | 1482 Views

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Teen arrested in Danville shooting

Danville police have arrested a 15-year-old male from Alameda County in connection with the Tuesday night shooting death...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 29, 2010 at 2:12 am | 10 comments | 2438 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

BANG!

Did anyone hear a bang last night in the vintage hills area. It was just one pop but it was loud!...

Original post made by Paul on Nov. 27, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 29, 2010 at 12:52 am | 2 comments | 1451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spring 2010 - Program at Stanford for students in grades 7-12

Just wanted to pass this along. This is an awesome experience for students. Great way to get familiar with the college...

Original post made by Karen P on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Karen P, on Jan 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm | 4 comments | 1202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Quality of education could be at stake with Pleasanton school district cuts

Community members gathered again Tuesday night to ask questions, express concerns and offer possible solutions regarding...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by INsider, on Jan 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm | 147 comments | 3969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe

Dr. Alex Filippenko, one of the world's most highly cited astronomers, will present Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Starry Night, on Jan 28, 2010 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1334 Views

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Walmart in Dublin??

On a recent trip to Pleasanton Walmart I heard several employees talking about a mew Walmart in Dublin. The rumor is that...

Original post made by Millie on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Millie, on Jan 28, 2010 at 11:00 am | 8 comments | 2207 Views

RESTAURANTS

El Balazo and Mama Rosa and Tower Grill

All owned by the same people I'm told. Now we can have THREE restaurants with illegals working there, how exciting!! I.C.E....

Original post made by Sharon on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 28, 2010 at 9:03 am | 4 comments | 3194 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Federal funds in question for BART's proposed Coliseum connector

BART's plan to build an elevated rail connector between its Coliseum station and the Oakland International Airport has a...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by GO, on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:44 am | 2 comments | 1321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Teacher Salary Raises

The teachers union (Association of Pleasanton Teachers) has weighed in on the definition of a 'raise'. See the APT website...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Jan 27, 2010 at 9:26 pm | 49 comments | 1972 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driving the k ids to Amador

I have a daughter going to amador in the fall and am thinking whether I should drive her, have her take the bus, or heaven...

Original post made by soon to be amador parent on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by soon to be amador parent, on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:49 pm | 6 comments | 1253 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

March on Main Street

I'm thinking about a protest or something else (legal) on Main Street to protest the cuts to elementary schools (they're...

Original post made by just wondering on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 27, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 66 comments | 2075 Views
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