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How Gov't Took Control Over Education...and 3 (Shocking) Goals of Public Education

It is a rarely known but true fact that the quality of education and academic performance in the US was very high before...

Original post made by Carol on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by fact checker, on Jun 1, 2009 at 11:29 am | 8 comments | 1214 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 | 1523 Views

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Play ball...soon

The San Francisco Giants have their spectacular view of the Bay. Now we have ours of the sweeping, uninterrupted views of...

Original post made on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by A PTown Coach and Parent, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:52 am | 7 comments | 1473 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G Oversight Committee Has No Clout

Quoted from the text of measure G: "an independent citizen oversight committee with a minimum of seven members shall be...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:14 am | 1 comment | 1007 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why I can't give up S & C

I don't expect a sympathetic ear by posting this here, but I feel compelled to tell you the honest truth from one teacher's...

Original post made by PUSD teacher on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by another nurse, on Jun 1, 2009 at 7:53 am | 65 comments | 1761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gary will be voting NO on G because its the right thing to do!

Glad you finally see the light Gary. Those of us in opposition to measure G share your frustration and welcome your support...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Jun. 1, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1035 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

One Family's Story

I’ve been discussing this for weeks with my friends. Measure G is good for our community. In this economy, I want my property...

Original post made by Please vote No on Measure G on May. 24, 2009
Last comment by We need to listen, on May 31, 2009 at 11:03 pm | 22 comments | 1295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Vote yes on G for children's sake

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5573 posted Friday, May 8, 2009,...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Ditto, on May 31, 2009 at 10:53 pm | 19 comments | 1215 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

I see many yes on G signs on lawns.

I have noticed a lot of Yes on G signs on people’s lawns. I have not seen one No on G sign yet, although there might be a...

Original post made by Wondering on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by Observer, on May 31, 2009 at 9:38 pm | 29 comments | 1400 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Obituaries

Barbara Jane McWilliams Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5644 posted Friday,...

Original post made on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by Carole, on May 31, 2009 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 1033 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

If G wins and if G fails.

Will all be forgotten or is this board going to be full of "Ha, Ha, Ha, you lose loser!" or "Told you so we won, child haters!"...

Original post made by Wondering on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by resident, on May 31, 2009 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 1124 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Confused parcel tax voter...Please help

I'm reading the campaign ad on page 2 of the recent PW where it says: Feb 2009 Budget Act <$9.7 M> Governor’s...

Original post made by Confused Voter on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 31, 2009 at 6:09 pm | 20 comments | 1246 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART fares to rise by 6.1% July 1 with $2.50 hike in airport surcharge

BART directors voted Thursday to increase fares on July 1, but by less than the 10-percent level originally recommended by...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by ally, on May 31, 2009 at 4:22 pm | 4 comments | 985 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Frustrated by School Funding? Control what you can.

The news was grim at Tuesday’s Pleasanton School Board meeting. The budget shortfall has now grown from 9.7M to an estimated...

Original post made by Dan Copenhagen on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 31, 2009 at 3:45 pm | 11 comments | 1431 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

WHY CAN'T PUSD WRITE A BALLOT MEASURE THAT GUARANTEES WHAT PARENTS WANT?

I've read the blogs and all the information from the different parcel tax sites. The deal breaker for me is that the ballot...

Original post made by Also Waiting on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 31, 2009 at 3:25 pm | 29 comments | 1357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers Held Hostage

My elementary son came home today with a note from his teacher, asking me to please vote for measuure G to save her job....

Original post made by Sara on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by paul, on May 31, 2009 at 12:37 am | 13 comments | 1428 Views

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To Paraphrase MLK, "I Have a Nightmare"

For those of you who supported Obama for President (including the Pleasanton Weekly), have you stopped to see what is happening...

Original post made by John on May. 25, 2009
Last comment by Bob, on May 30, 2009 at 8:22 pm | 3 comments | 1260 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Senior citizens support Measure G

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5678 posted Friday, May 29, 2009,...

Original post made on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by resident, on May 30, 2009 at 8:14 pm | 4 comments | 1090 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Births

Ryan Pierce and Katherine Grace Schmalz Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5697...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on May 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments | 1087 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our schools need you!

So many opinions, so many missed facts. I retired after thirty-five years service to the Pleasanton School District and have...

Original post made by Jerry Shelley on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 30, 2009 at 2:02 pm | 32 comments | 1340 Views
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Circumstances without Pomp
By Roz Rogoff | 3 comments | 1,077 views

‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 31 comments | 868 views

Political posturing about water
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 672 views