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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 | 1287 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 | 1347 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 | 1210 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 | 2029 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 | 1477 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 | 1767 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 | 2152 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 | 1206 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 | 1342 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 | 1957 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 | 1408 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 | 1274 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 | 1386 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 | 1281 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 | 1833 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SEX

at what age do we start letting our kids have sexual relationships with their partners??? i'm have two kids in high school...

Original post made by Questioning momie on Mar. 6, 2009
Last comment by really?, on Mar 10, 2009 at 9:40 am | 9 comments | 1528 Views

AROUND TOWN

On a roll!

Meet Navina Bernardi, Salinna Grant, Tiffany Garland-Martini and Megan Wiseman. These four young women from Pleasanton and...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2009
Last comment by Hi There, on Mar 9, 2009 at 11:20 pm | 3 comments | 1618 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police activity on Bernal Saturday?

No mention of this in the newspaper here (of course!), but there was major police/CHP activity on Bernal near Valley Saturday...

Original post made by Where\'s the news? on Mar. 8, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Mar 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm | 11 comments | 2523 Views

RESTAURANTS

Redcoats

Redcoats is good. It's cozy, the people are nice, and the food is good. The onion rings rock. The pasta primavera is...

Original post made by Ari on Jan. 1, 2009
Last comment by Stacy, on Mar 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm | 8 comments | 2341 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Stoneridge Drive: Same Old Two Obstructionist Council Members

Watching the Special Council meeting regarding the Staples Ranch and Stoneridge Road extension tonight, the two obstructionist...

Original post made by frank on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm | 29 comments | 1661 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
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Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
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The Vranesh situation heads to court
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