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SCHOOLS & KIDS

WEAR GREEN TO SHOW YOUR OPPOSITION TO RAISING TAXES

If you oppose raising taxes, wear green on Tuesday, March 17. GREEN: the color of YOUR money....

Original post made by John Adams on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 25 comments | 1748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers Bringing Pink Slip Issues Into the Classroom

Just out of curiosity, would you find it inappropriate if your child's teacher constantly talked about losing their job to...

Original post made by Concerned About Teacher Behavior on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:43 pm | 148 comments | 3698 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Depth of the California Budget Shortfall And Its Effect On Us

As each day passes and tax collections continue to nosedive, the new announcements of state governmental budget shortfalls...

Original post made by frank on Mar. 14, 2009
Last comment by Concerned, on Mar 15, 2009 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1215 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

IN SPITE of existing parcel tax, Dublin increases class sizes

This is information provided on PUSD FAQs page: Which districts around us receive funding from a parcel tax? How much...

Original post made by Ruby D on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Julie, on Mar 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm | 6 comments | 1272 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Letter: Counselors are important, support parcel tax

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5296 posted Friday, March 6, 2009,...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by IMO, on Mar 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm | 9 comments | 1206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Performance-based Teacher Compensation

This isn't meant to be a parcel tax discussion. It's an attempt to look at how to align teacher compensation with educational...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on Mar 13, 2009 at 8:02 pm | 3 comments | 1214 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Of Note

<B>Teen attends Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference </B> Ashley Rodondi, a junior at Amador Valley High School, attended...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Important to know, on Mar 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 1225 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Worth Reading: an article about true leadership

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/03/12/a_head_with_a_heart/?s_campaign=yahoo By Kevin Cullen Globe...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Duh, on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:13 pm | 2 comments | 1135 Views

SPORTS

Blue Devils heading to national hockey tournament

The Tri-Valley Blue Devils Midget 18AA team is on a high after taking home the USA Hockey Tier II Pacific District Championship...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by fan, on Mar 12, 2009 at 8:51 pm | 2 comments | 1884 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

SEC alleges $40M Ponzi scheme involving Pleasanton businessman

A Pleasanton man has been implicated in a $40-million Ponzi scheme by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by OldFriend, on Mar 12, 2009 at 6:02 pm | 2 comments | 1355 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen Drug Overdose This weekend

I am hearing that there was Amador students partying in Ruby Hill this weekend and one was taken by ambulance to the hospital...

Original post made by Rich on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by mary, on Mar 12, 2009 at 3:22 pm | 10 comments | 1654 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firecrackers/fireworks in the middle of the night?

Two nights out of the past few, I've been awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of loud firecrackers going off....

Original post made by Sleepy on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by HAHA, on Mar 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm | 26 comments | 2053 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Peace vigils continue one year later

Wednesday marks the year-anniversary of the Pleasantonians 4 Peace monthly candlelight vigil in front of the Museum On Main....

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by E Blume, on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:42 am | 8 comments | 1121 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Torrico wants legislature penalties if budget is late again

Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico (D-Newark) has introduced a good government reform package that would prohibit state...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by Not a Loon, on Mar 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm | 12 comments | 1241 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Aprox. 25 cars had their tires slashed!!

I keep waiting to see if this comes up in the local news but nada. On the morning of March 6th aprox. 25 cars had one or...

Original post made by Maria Iglesias on Mar. 8, 2009
Last comment by Maria Iglesias, on Mar 11, 2009 at 1:27 pm | 11 comments | 1858 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Worth reading: Obama, taking on unions, backs teacher merit pay

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090310/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_education By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer Philip Elliott,...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by No Remorse, on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:52 am | 6 comments | 1322 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

A lesson in leadership

Six students joined Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, City Manager Nelson Fialho and Councilwoman Cindy McGovern in a board meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by Monica W., on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1178 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Model United Nations

This program is a simulation of the "real-life" United Nations Assembly for middle school students and meets from 3:30-5...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Mar 10, 2009 at 7:31 pm | 7 comments | 1258 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Military Families

Pleasanton Military Families, a support group for families of service members, meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Sherry W, on Mar 10, 2009 at 4:57 pm | 2 comments | 1181 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pay to Play will be a Reality

As a member of the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC), I was asked to Chair the Athletics sub committee. In the last few weeks...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by Thankful, on Mar 10, 2009 at 10:00 am | 8 comments | 1743 Views
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