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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

An Interesting Forecast for the US...

As a preface to the following videoclip, I am reminded of a conference I attended when I was with a Big 4 consulting company....

Original post made by Chris on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 1, 2009 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 1199 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher and Management Contributions

The managers have volunteered, for this year, to give salary donations back to the District totaling $40,000. For 2009/10,...

Original post made by Tony E. on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 1, 2009 at 9:13 pm | 11 comments | 1188 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Support Our Children Now!

From reading the negative press on Measure G it is very obvious to me that these negative individuals have not taught in...

Original post made by Jerry Shelly on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 1, 2009 at 8:31 pm | 1 comment | 1153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The G in Measure G is for Greed

I have been following the blogs on this site for at least a year, but never more closely than now since the Parcel Tax issue...

Original post made by Ranting One on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 1, 2009 at 6:33 pm | 27 comments | 1378 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD employees are entitled to $15 million in S&C increases

The PUSD employees are entitled to their S&C increases. The district is contractually obligated to honor this commitment....

Original post made by Tony E on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Speak for yourself, on May 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm | 26 comments | 2186 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: 2,000 attended local TEA Party

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5540 posted Friday, May 1, 2009,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Robert Paul Perez, on May 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | 8 comments | 1185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two teens injured in Wednesday morning crash

Two 19-year-old Pleasanton men were injured Wednesday morning as their 1994 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck slid out of control...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Joshua Strohl, on May 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 1104 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Buying from bankrupt automakers

What are the thoughts on buying from a broke automaker? Chrysler filed for chapter 11 protection and GM will be owned 50%...

Original post made by Phil on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on May 1, 2009 at 11:51 am | 8 comments | 1297 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax Deja Vu

Check out this posting from February 2008: A parcel tax is a thinly veiled excuse to have access to a pot of discretionary...

Original post made by Ptown resident on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Pleasanton Resident, on May 1, 2009 at 10:16 am | 2 comments | 1065 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: Mercury coverage of TEA Party laughable

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5541 posted Friday, May 1, 2009,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Richard, on May 1, 2009 at 9:47 am | 6 comments | 1129 Views

AROUND TOWN

PUSD Already Receives From The State $4.0 MM Each Year To Pay For Class Size Reductions K-3

The actual cost is $5.6 MM to run the program. Why would PUSD threaten to cut the difference of $1.6 MM and therefore lose...

Original post made by frank on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 1, 2009 at 9:06 am | 5 comments | 1032 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel tax "is to perpetuate under achievement and to cover for poor decision making"

The Opinion Pleasanton website states that " Rather than cut spending to cover the shortages and to increase a rainy day...

Original post made by Blogger on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Russell, on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:49 pm | 11 comments | 1345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G debate heats up

Until voters decide the fate of Measure G, a $233 per year parcel tax that would bring in just over $4.5 million to fund...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by Guillermo Martin, on Apr 30, 2009 at 11:17 am | 89 comments | 1948 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Guy Knocking on Doors

I got a knock on my door at about 4:30pm today (Tuesday, April 5th) and I saw a young, tall guy, about 20 years old, through...

Original post made by Jane on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Lee, on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:58 am | 14 comments | 1817 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Harvest Park chorus takes 2nd place in national music festival in Anaheim

Harvest Park Middle School has been awarded second place for mixed chorus Friday at the national Music in the Parks Festival...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:47 am | 9 comments | 1260 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

We Don't Need No Yellowbelly Parcel Tax!

I've had it with people in this town putting spoiled kids before true American anti-tax values! Sorry, but why should I pay...

Original post made by Buford on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by You don't fool me..., on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:29 am | 22 comments | 1480 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Bay Area home sales improve, price drop slows

Recent reports show Bay Area home buyers were more active in March than the previous two months as prices continue to drop. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 30, 2009 at 7:01 am | 3 comments | 1100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When does a pay cut equal a pay raise?

Answer: When you work for PUSD. Tony E posted a blog entry boasting of the pay cuts that PUSD teachers and administration...

Original post made by Carl on Apr. 29, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1185 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What makes this different than a prior year educational "budget crisis"?

Hi all I think a critical question is what makes this different than a prior year educational "budget crisis"? 1) Simply...

Original post made by Tony E. on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Ann Martin, on Apr 29, 2009 at 8:39 pm | 28 comments | 1416 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

San Jose, Pittsburg schools close as result of swine flu, first U.S. death reported

Schools in San Jose and Pittsburg have been closed as a result of the swine flu, but so far, there are no reports of anyone...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Jason, on Apr 29, 2009 at 7:57 pm | 8 comments | 1301 Views
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