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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Walmart stealing from our schools fundraising?

It is troubling to see Walmart has a large display of Foothill and Amador spirit wear. The sprit wear is a primary fundraiser...

Original post made by Foothill Falcon on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by curious, on Sep 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm | 25 comments | 2703 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens say pressure leads to cheating, drug use, depression

A recent panel to address the causes of teen stress came up with a simple answer to who's responsible for pushing kids to...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2010
Last comment by Mary, on Jan 16, 2011 at 10:38 am | 25 comments | 3622 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents weigh in on elementary school homework

Parents of elementary school children in Pleasanton had their say at last week's homework forum, the first this year for...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Feel lucky, on Feb 7, 2011 at 7:50 am | 25 comments | 2672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schools to get extra $300,000 in state funds

The Pleasanton school district has a little more money in its coffers, but not enough to make a significant difference in...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by b, on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm | 25 comments | 3701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opportunity School

Did anyone understand what Opportunity School was?????...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 28, 2011
Last comment by another mom, on May 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm | 25 comments | 3995 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grassroot Effort to Save Class Size in Pleasanton

There is a grassroot effort to keep the Class Size to a 25 students to 1 teacher ratio for K-3. No money is due now. Only...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on May. 17, 2011
Last comment by Really! Really!, on May 19, 2011 at 8:19 am | 25 comments | 3853 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plesanton school board to consider borrowing from technology fund to pay for facilities plan

The Pleasanton school board tonight will look at the possibility of borrowing money from a fund set up with the sale of property...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2012
Last comment by Radumton, on Mar 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm | 25 comments | 3034 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Police Parked Near Schools?

What is the deal with Pleasanton Police Department having Pleasanton police in patrol cars sitting for hours on the side...

Original post made by Nothing Better to Do? on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 9, 2013 at 1:25 pm | 25 comments | 8399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CA Teacher Tenure Lawsuit

Day 13 of the trial ended today. Seven more days of testimony is expected, and it will be some weeks or months before the...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Registered Joe, on Feb 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm | 25 comments | 2592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board set to vote on possible modified calendar

The Pleasanton school board is set to vote on the instructional calendar for the 2015-16 school year in open session at next...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by shocked parent, on Jun 23, 2014 at 10:44 am | 25 comments | 8909 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laursen, Miller lead Pleasanton school board race

Incumbent Joan Laursen and challenger Mark Miller were elected Tuesday to the Pleasanton school board – with Laursen leading...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 25 comments | 9003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Walk-through registrations start at Pleasanton schools

Walk-through registrations will be held today and tomorrow at Pleasanton middle and high schools with all elementary schools...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by Gina Channell, Publisher, on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:22 am | 25 comments | 3748 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The Influence on Mainstram Media on Adolescents

To those of you who have ever doubted your own beauty, been called something you’re not because you look a certain way,...

Original post made by Annie Wu on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by Vickie, on Apr 13, 2009 at 12:07 pm | 25 comments | 3431 Views

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Sonia Sodomajor nominated to the Supremes

Thoughts?...

Original post made by Supreme Court Junkie on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by I didn't know, on May 27, 2009 at 5:53 pm | 25 comments | 2844 Views

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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 | 3214 Views

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Unemployemnt NOW 10% 476,000 Jobs LOST in June

Unemployment NOW 10% 476,000 Jobs LOST in June! Based upon whats been working and whats NOT been working to stimulate...

Original post made by Jon on Jul. 2, 2009
Last comment by Pedro, on Jul 7, 2009 at 4:46 pm | 25 comments | 2594 Views

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AARP - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - Beware

I just received an email from AARP (I've been a member for nearly 10 years) urging me to voice my opinion on healthcare reform...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Aug. 27, 2009
Last comment by Julia, on Aug 28, 2009 at 9:41 pm | 25 comments | 2126 Views

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For the record:

The first czar in the USA was appointed by Pres. Reagan. The use of czars was then expanded under George W. Bush. I believe...

Original post made by saj on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Sep 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm | 25 comments | 1492 Views

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Article: "DNC Failed to Certify Obama as Eligible in MOST States"

Fascinating, if true. Evidently it is. We'll see if this story has "legs." It certainly will not be covered in the mainstream...

Original post made by Gene on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by John McCain, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:55 pm | 25 comments | 1859 Views

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Fox News is to journalism what professional wrestling is to sport

You know how you can tell that Fox News Channel is a wingnut propaganda outfit? They collectively behave like whiny victims...

Original post made by Steven Y on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 25 comments | 1687 Views
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