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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 | 1236 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 | 1849 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 | 1705 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 | 1132 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 | 1371 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 | 990 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. 1084 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 | 1307 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 | 1174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is the district cutting Class Size Reduction? Is this a scare tactic to get a “YES” vote on Measure G?....YOU BET IT IS!

The Big Picture found at [http://www.pleasantonparceltaxinfo.com/blog/federal-stimulus-dollars-and-pusd] In various news...

Original post made by Tanner on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Pleasanton Resident, on Apr 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm | 22 comments | 1737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How is measure G being communicated to property owners

How is measure G being communicated to property owners that are not residents of Pleasanton? Is this an instance of taxation...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Apr 29, 2009 at 3:40 pm | 6 comments | 1054 Views

AROUND TOWN

No helmets required

Yesterday I took my son to the bike/skate park off of Stoneridge Dr. It's a great facility, and a couple dozen kids were...

Original post made by Tony Hawk on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Little Brother, on Apr 29, 2009 at 2:34 pm | 5 comments | 1144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador again moves to finals in 'We the People' competition

Amador Valley High School is advancing to the championship round of the 2009 "We the People" national finals tomorrow in...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm | 16 comments | 1205 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

So Here Comes National Healthcare this Week!

Seems as if the Democrats are insistent that 17% of the US GDP must now be decided upon by a select few in the Senate...WITHOUT...

Original post made by Jim on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm | 3 comments | 1118 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's been a full week and PUSD hasn't applied for Federal stimulus dollars yet?

On this CDE website http://www2.cde.ca.gov/recoverysfsfsearch/search.aspx anyone can search for districts that have sent...

Original post made by Stacey on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Get out of the wagon, on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm | 29 comments | 1542 Views

AROUND TOWN

Monday morning mountain lion sighting marks third this month

A mountain lion was spotted in a vacant lot in the Mohr-Martin neighborhood early this morning, making it the third sighting...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm | 10 comments | 1133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The ballot language mapped to specific programs for Measure G

I thought it might be helpful to list those specific programs and dollar amounts Measure G's projected $4.6 million / year...

Original post made by Tony E. on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by Sad State, on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:04 pm | 34 comments | 1857 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is the district cutting Class Size Reduction? Is this a scare tactic to get a “YES” vote on Measure G?

A question we've frequently heard talking to people is: "Why is the district cutting Class Size Reduction? Is this a scare...

Original post made by Tony E. on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Facts Please, on Apr 29, 2009 at 9:01 am | 8 comments | 1041 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel taxes don't have an expiration date

There are two things that keep being said in these blogs - one is that other communities that passed a parcel tax aren't...

Original post made by NO ON G on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Apr 29, 2009 at 7:36 am | 37 comments | 1368 Views

AROUND TOWN

The writing on the wall

Not a day goes by in Pleasanton that someone doesn't discover graffiti scribed on a freeway underpass, stop sign, railroad...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cassie, on Apr 28, 2009 at 11:12 pm | 9 comments | 1182 Views
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