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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion

A couple of months ago, I resigned from the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) due to a growing frustration that this was an...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by True Tea Party, on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:46 am | 10 comments | 1536 Views

AROUND TOWN

S.F. City College canceling most summer school classes due to budget shortfall

City College of San Francisco is canceling most classes in its upcoming summer session to offset a $12 million budget shortfall,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 1275 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART's plans for coliseum connector dashed as minority coalition forces $70-million to go elsewhere

The Federal Transit Administration Friday denied BART $70 million in federal stimulus money to fund its proposed elevated...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by Puzzled, on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 1351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fix School Funding - Get Local Control

Join me in supporting an initiative to allow CA school districts local control to raise funds to support their programs....

Original post made by Jeff on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by No way!, on Feb 15, 2010 at 5:44 am | 29 comments | 1551 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Constitutional convention backers claim organized groups blocking them

A Bay Area-based group organizing a statewide effort to call a Constitutional Convention is alleging that it is being stymied...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Yo Kelly, on Feb 14, 2010 at 10:47 pm | 7 comments | 1579 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers must play role in budget fix

Viewpoint From The Sacramento Bee (well written): How do you know when you're in a family? When you're asked to clean...

Original post made by reader on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Insider, on Feb 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 98 comments | 3382 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Raise your hand if you can help Haiti

Pleasanton's Vintage Hills Elementary School families and students raised their hands earlier this month and filled a U-Haul...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Kasey Poet HIllier, on Feb 14, 2010 at 5:32 pm | 3 comments | 1585 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

ValleyCare Medical Center opens new floor with 24 beds

In an effort to serve more patients as well as make their stay a little more pleasant, ValleyCare Health System recently...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1710 Views

SPORTS

References

My son has been attending the HS JV games at Fallon Middle School for the past few weeks and he was approached by this man...

Original post made by Basketball Buff on Jul. 10, 2009
Last comment by playfairnow, on Feb 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm | 65 comments | 4156 Views

SPORTS

Amador basketball has an aau team - is this ethical?

I just found out that Amador has an aau basketball team they put together this past summer. They are even called the "Dons"....

Original post made by Curious on Sep. 13, 2009
Last comment by playfairnow, on Feb 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm | 77 comments | 10763 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Jerry diddled while NUMMI closed

Many thousands of jobs in Rep Jerry McNerney's 11th Congressional District of CA will be lost as a result of the NUMMI plant...

Original post made by jimf01 on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Citizen, on Feb 13, 2010 at 10:59 pm | 42 comments | 4087 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Hurtling Down the Road to Serfdom, by John Stossel

If we continue down the Road to Serfdom, our destination will be a poorer society, high unemployment, stagnation and complacency....

Original post made by Pleasanton Mom on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Rat Turd, on Feb 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm | 39 comments | 3664 Views

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Cannabis Prejudice @ City Hall

My city has one time used its power to reword and take away my rights. Of the 60+ references to the term prohibit in the...

Original post made by wcollins on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by wcollins, on Feb 13, 2010 at 5:49 pm | 32 comments | 1256 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Brown calls on CalPERS and CalSTRS to divest from Iran

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday called on the country's two largest public pension funds--the California Public...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Angry Pensioneer, on Feb 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 5 comments | 1398 Views

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 | 1934 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Obituaries

Warren J. Moritz Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=3630 posted Friday, February...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2008
Last comment by Lisa, on Feb 13, 2010 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 2419 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is "Safe Rides" still available?

Several teens have mentioned that teens are trying to call Safe Rides and it goes right to voice mail and that it is unusual...

Original post made by resident on Feb. 13, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1547 Views

AROUND TOWN

Our Lovely Sunrise This Morning

I took this pic this a.m. around 7:30 from our deck, looking east. Almost looks like we're overlooking a lake below that...

Original post made by Pat, West of Foothill on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by Claudette McDermott, on Feb 13, 2010 at 10:16 am | 1 comment | 1090 Views

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Missing a hen?

The Sheppard family recently had an uninvited guest that is now making herself at home. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=3463...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by Pat, West of Foothill, on Feb 13, 2010 at 9:03 am | 17 comments | 2045 Views

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Police Report

Jan. 17 Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6637 posted Friday, January 29, 2010,...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Pat, West of Foothill, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:56 am | 6 comments | 1463 Views
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