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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 | 1215 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 | 1896 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 | 1091 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 | 1416 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 | 1275 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G - vote by mail ballot

Something that might interest both sides - it appears even if you're registered to vote by mail for the general elections...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Get out of the wagon, on Apr 28, 2009 at 10:12 pm | 12 comments | 1290 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Council OKs downtown ice rink for holidays

The City Council Tuesday night approved a five-year contract with a subsidiary of the San Jose Sharks to operate an outdoor...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by Ragweed, on Apr 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 1047 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

$188k IS SOLAR PANEL COST - so far

When I first heard of (and confirmed) the error made by PUSD which required relocating the FHS solar panels at a cost of...

Original post made by Ann Martin on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Ann Martin, on Apr 28, 2009 at 6:13 pm | 17 comments | 1616 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The need to freeze salaries

Russell seemed to have some difficulty finding articles about school districts freezing salaries so... Following are some...

Original post made by Pleasanton Resident on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by Get out of the wagon, on Apr 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm | 18 comments | 1184 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pool Time?

Anyone know of some good options for summer access to a pool? I know the Aquatic Center is there but their hours are pretty...

Original post made by Timothy T on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by Swim Fan, on Apr 28, 2009 at 9:48 am | 9 comments | 2003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"We the People...." team going into finals tomorrow in DC!

An update from Washington DC: The Amador Valley High School "We the People..." Competition Civics Team, representing the...

Original post made by AV on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by AV, on Apr 28, 2009 at 2:23 am | 13 comments | 1501 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Woman dies after car crash injury

Margarita Ghavami, a 68-year-old Pleasanton resident, died April 10 after being injured in a three-car collision April 5...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Sad, on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:02 pm | 6 comments | 1212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

REQUIRED READING

All voters considering the Measure G proposal in June and the State measures in May should go to the Howard Jarvis web site...

Original post made by Joe on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Apr 27, 2009 at 8:17 pm | 14 comments | 1131 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Motorcyclilst killed, CHP officer 'shaken up' in separate accidents Monday on I-580

A 33-year-old motorcyclist was killed and a California Highway Patrol officer "shaken up" in separate accidents yesterday...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by , on Apr 27, 2009 at 8:11 pm | 7 comments | 1756 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD SHOULD SUPPORT PLEASANTON BUSINESSES

Last week the Pleasanton City Council approved lending PUSD 1.2 million via a revolving loan. I can't speak to the soundness...

Original post made by Ann Martin on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by do it now..., on Apr 27, 2009 at 6:35 pm | 5 comments | 1441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Would Sarah Palin support Measure G?

We've seen many postings both pro and against Measure G on this forum. The issue has tended to have a local focus (understandably)....

Original post made by observer on Apr. 25, 2009
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on Apr 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm | 15 comments | 1228 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Save Pleasanton Schools' Three Page Ad in Today's Weekly

What can I say but "wow". I don't mind "community members" (some apparently aren't even Pleasanton residents and it is questionable...

Original post made by Stacey on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Russell, on Apr 27, 2009 at 12:46 pm | 26 comments | 1398 Views

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First Wednesday street party kicks off this week

A Cinco de Mayo celebration is planned for Wednesday's First Wednesday Street Party, the first of the spring and summer season. The...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by Janet Pelletier, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:27 am | 4 comments | 1176 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is PUSD broke...? Part 2

Following up on an April 8 post http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=1648 on the PUSD reserve fund getting...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Russell, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:25 am | 88 comments | 2672 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council OKs downtown ice rink for holidays

The City Council Tuesday night approved a five-year contract with a subsidiary of the San Jose Sharks to operate an outdoor...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Al. Bronzini, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:23 am | 38 comments | 1271 Views
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