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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What would your schools look like?

I think both sides agree that there can be substantial improvement to our education system. So my question to all of you...

Original post made by MrNice on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by To the teacher, on Feb 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm | 33 comments | 2013 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School fundraising efforts planned

Pleasanton schools saw $11 million in cuts in the current year and is projecting about $8 million in cuts for the 2010-11...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 7, 2010 at 8:55 am | 33 comments | 1916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School community examines the expulsion process

The Pleasanton school board, principals and vice principals from every school in the district met in June to discuss new...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2010
Last comment by emm, on Aug 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm | 33 comments | 2045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher's Union Priorities (Surprise, it's not the Students)

At the 9/14 PUSD Board of Trustees Meeting, teacher's union president Trevor Knaggs proposed that the newly allocated $3M...

Original post made by Nomad on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm | 33 comments | 1923 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judging Teachers

I just read Trevor Knaggs letter in the Pleasanton weekly, titled, "Judging Teachers. Mr. Knaggs writes that the priority...

Original post made by Nancy on Nov. 19, 2010
Last comment by Be Positive, on Dec 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm | 33 comments | 3068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are PTA's donations to Measure E Legal?

Donating to your PTA is not necessarily going to help the classrooms. If you look at the donations the PTAs made to the parcel...

Original post made by PTAs are a PAC (Political Action Committee) on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm | 33 comments | 4476 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three incumbents announce candidacy for school board seats

All three incumbent Pleasanton school board members have confirmed they will seek reelection this fall as their terms expire,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Sep 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm | 33 comments | 4350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What do we say to our kids about what happed in CT?

How do we explain that a crazy person shot down kindergartners in their classroom? What if they are afraid to go to school?...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm | 33 comments | 5280 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton board's action leaves principal's status unclear

The employment status of former Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh still isn't clear in spite of a 3-2 vote taken in closed...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Mar 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm | 33 comments | 9160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Alisal principal to lead Livermore school

Terri Quesinberry, whose departure as Alisal Elementary principal was announced last week, has been hired as the principal...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Principal issues, on Aug 5, 2014 at 9:06 pm | 33 comments | 7040 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Trip Funding

Many of our Pleasanton elementary schools offer overnight trips to places like the gold country town of Coloma. The funding...

Original post made by Hansen Curious on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 28, 2017 at 10:46 am | 33 comments | 1443 Views

SPORTS

Foothill Basketball

Foothill's basketball team is going to be great this year! The Coach must be doing a great job in improving the team's...

Original post made by BasketBall Fan on Nov. 18, 2010
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Jan 24, 2011 at 8:39 am | 33 comments | 6317 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Prop 8 puts discrimination in the Constitution

Dear Pleasanton Neighbors, After weeks of reading about Prop 8 in the news, I feel compelled to write. I know this is...

Original post made by Tara Walsh on Oct. 21, 2008
Last comment by PJ, on Oct 30, 2008 at 3:46 pm | 33 comments | 9020 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Afghanistan more difficult than thought

President Obama ran on an end the war platform among other promises and now the war in Afganistan is expanding under his...

Original post made by Jon on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by Juan, on Jul 24, 2009 at 6:35 am | 33 comments | 1909 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Only GOP will defend "In God We Trust" ?

44 members of Congress signed an amicus brief opposing an attempt by the Madison, Wisc.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation...

Original post made by jimf01 on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by David, on Nov 19, 2009 at 8:40 pm | 33 comments | 2635 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The Reagan vs. Obama Debate (short videoclip...worth viewing)

An extremely profound videoclip of the difference in ideals between Reagan and Obama. Very sobering to see that it is...

Original post made by Jerry on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by jimf01, on Mar 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm | 33 comments | 1478 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

sick days and pensions

What is the deal with sick days? I read in the paper yesterday that the San Ramon city manager had accumulated 9 months...

Original post made by wondering on Sep. 13, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Sep 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm | 33 comments | 2666 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Replace Jerry McNerney

We need jobs. We need a new direction. Let's replace Jerry McNerney David Harmer - CA 11 is Running Against Insider Incumbent...

Original post made by jimf01 on Sep. 13, 2010
Last comment by Kelly, on Sep 16, 2010 at 2:12 am | 33 comments | 1896 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Channel 2 news story - San Ramon City Manager salary...

is $359,000/yr. Livermore, Danville, Santa Clara, etc. all have City Managers pulling in more than $300k per year. Give...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by It's a long line, on Sep 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm | 33 comments | 3138 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Here is the next California time bomb!!!

Even though this article was reported by a paper other than the Pleasanton Weekly I believe that a 500 billion dollar unfunded...

Original post made by Paul on May. 17, 2011
Last comment by Christy, on May 19, 2011 at 9:23 pm | 33 comments | 2754 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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