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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who paid for all those Yes on G signs?

It is interesting to see all the Yes on G signs around town. These are not cheap hand-painted grass-roots signs stapled to...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by Bel, on Jun 2, 2009 at 4:06 pm | 14 comments | 1227 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Buck Stops Here ...

As I journeyed Coast Highway 1 to Monterey this past weekend, I passed Watsonville, home of the Pajaro Valley Unified School...

Original post made by Parent of two on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by please be nice, on Jun 2, 2009 at 11:04 am | 4 comments | 1247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VOTE YES ON G - Help our schools.

I urge you to vote Yes on G. You will be happy with the outcome. :)...

Original post made by Unclehomerr on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by NO ON G, on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:52 am | 10 comments | 1526 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Taste of Summer brings together Hacienda companies for competition, charity

First ever "A Taste of Summer" benefits Hacienda Helping Hands charitable giving campaign through fun BBQ competition. Six...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Jon, on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:41 am | 4 comments | 1241 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G or Measure N?

Suppose there were two Measures on the ballot on June 2. The first is Measure G which if approved would cut the current...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm | 7 comments | 1287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mt. Diablo Unified. A glimpse into our future if Measure G fails?

In today's paper. You may remember their parcel tax failed on May 19. "In other districts, where fewer teachers are losing...

Original post made by The future on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by Bottom Line, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:56 pm | 18 comments | 1420 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Inconsistency in garbage changes

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5634 posted Friday, May 22, 2009,...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Citizen, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:29 pm | 5 comments | 1168 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What are you doing Tuesday, June 2nd?

In an effort to lighten up the mood... If you haven't already voted by mail ballot, please describe what you are doing...

Original post made by Wow on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:02 pm | 29 comments | 1433 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State budget worsens as residents head to the polls Tuesday

Trouble at the state level is again trickling down to the Pleasanton Unified School District. More reductions to education...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by KGM, on Jun 1, 2009 at 8:30 pm | 53 comments | 1409 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax Election 2010

Something to think about for those still deciding on how to vote on Measure G, and seeking opinions of those not adamantly...

Original post made by Four Eyes on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by G is for Great!, on Jun 1, 2009 at 6:06 pm | 47 comments | 2317 Views

RESTAURANTS

What do you think of The Oasis Grille?

As the publisher of www.BayAreaCritic.com, I'd like to get your input regarding The Oasis Grille located on Main Street in...

Original post made by Bay Area Critic.com on Mar. 26, 2007
Last comment by Beth, on Jun 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm | 7 comments | 3427 Views

AROUND TOWN

Studio 7 "downsizing" or Closing?

About a year ago the owner took a job as a winemaker for a Livermore winery. After the Hospice Thrift Shop was pushed out...

Original post made by regular of downtown on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jill, on Jun 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm | 9 comments | 1265 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Retirement Benefit Excesses of California Public Employees (Refreshed)

This has been the most active thread over the past week and deserves a refresh... State, National, International, posted...

Original post made by No Fear on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Take a breath, on Jun 1, 2009 at 3:55 pm | 22 comments | 2180 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Anti-Measure G Country Song

Here is a little country song I wrote about not paying for Measure G and about good old American Values. Here are the lyrics: Listen...

Original post made by Buford on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by HA!, on Jun 1, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 1205 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Cuts will radically affect our community

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5666 posted Friday, May 29, 2009,...

Original post made on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by Privatize, on Jun 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm | 27 comments | 1445 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

How Gov't Took Control Over Education...and 3 (Shocking) Goals of Public Education

It is a rarely known but true fact that the quality of education and academic performance in the US was very high before...

Original post made by Carol on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by fact checker, on Jun 1, 2009 at 11:29 am | 8 comments | 1268 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Bay Area leaders praise Obama's nominee to Supreme Court

Bay Area political leaders Tuesday praised President Obama's nomination of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by West Side Observer, on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:43 am | 25 comments | 1636 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Play ball...soon

The San Francisco Giants have their spectacular view of the Bay. Now we have ours of the sweeping, uninterrupted views of...

Original post made on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by A PTown Coach and Parent, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:52 am | 7 comments | 1560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G Oversight Committee Has No Clout

Quoted from the text of measure G: "an independent citizen oversight committee with a minimum of seven members shall be...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:14 am | 1 comment | 1068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why I can't give up S & C

I don't expect a sympathetic ear by posting this here, but I feel compelled to tell you the honest truth from one teacher's...

Original post made by PUSD teacher on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by another nurse, on Jun 1, 2009 at 7:53 am | 65 comments | 1814 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 1,951 views

Endorsement thoughts
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 1,295 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 587 views