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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Scherer's public defender indicates he'll plead not guilty

A public defender for accused murderer Ernest Scherer III indicated to an Alameda County Superior Court judge yesterday that...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by maniac, on Jun 5, 2009 at 8:01 pm | 3 comments | 1373 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Heartfelt Thank You to Teachers and Staff

Yesterday was a sad day as Teachers received their final layoff notices. It affected a local school near me - and 8...

Original post made by A Fan of Educators on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by teacher, on Jun 5, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 4 comments | 1471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board trustees, backers of pro and con sides sound off on Measure G defeat

Voters defeated a potential funding source for the school district Tuesday, and now members the Pleasanton Unified School...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Wadsworth, on Jun 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm | 172 comments | 2565 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Hayashi wants part of I-580 named for slain Oakland officer

A resolution was introduced in the California State Assembly Wednesday to designate a portion of Interstate Highway 580 in...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by Me Too, on Jun 5, 2009 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 1184 Views

AROUND TOWN

Details on SDE EIR?

http://www.independentnews.com/fullstory.php?newsid=407 ...

Original post made by On SDE Topic on Jun. 5, 2009
There are no comments yet. 997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador takes 3rd place in 'We the People' competition in Washington, D.C.

Amador Valley High School finished third in the national "We the People" competition in Washington, D.C., trailing the first...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm | 20 comments | 2283 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class Size Reduction - decisions from Weds. meeting

I am pasting the content of the email from PUSD here: --- At last night's meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to implement...

Original post made by MainStreetDiva on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Reactive Mode, on Jun 5, 2009 at 1:14 pm | 19 comments | 1441 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain lion spotted near Mohr Elementary School

A resident reported seeing a mountain lion at lunchtime Tuesday behind Mohr Elementary School, according to Pleasanton police. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Lee, on Jun 5, 2009 at 11:27 am | 10 comments | 1544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anti-Measure G Victory Song (America Wins!)

Here is a little country song I wrote about not paying for Measure G and about good old American Values. Here are the lyrics: Listen...

Original post made by Buford on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by DTS, on Jun 5, 2009 at 8:17 am | 18 comments | 1597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

THE SOLUTION -- MEASURE H

Measure G was poorly marketed and badly written. Something closer to San Ramon's measure C would be more likely to win here....

Original post made by Russell on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Diana, on Jun 5, 2009 at 2:03 am | 13 comments | 1264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saving Quality Education

Would it be possible, with the 61% that voted yes on G to start a major fund raising effort to raise the money needed to...

Original post made by Saving the quality of education on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Swami, on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:23 pm | 7 comments | 1121 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Congratulations............you guys won.

Hope you are happy with yourselves and your work to stop Measaure G from passing. Now what???? We lose class size reduction,...

Original post made by Jen on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Marissa, on Jun 4, 2009 at 9:30 pm | 37 comments | 1588 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Many of us will contribute even if it's not via a union concession

I watched the school board meeting tonight and was so heartened to see that community members are mobilizing a "campaign"...

Original post made by teacher on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 4, 2009 at 6:56 pm | 12 comments | 1234 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board finds funds to save some positions, increase class sizes to 25

Despite the defeat of a parcel tax, the Pleasanton Unified School District is finding a way to keep reading specialists,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on Jun 4, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 3 comments | 1239 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Schwarzenegger sees crisis as opportunity to make government more efficient, innovative

Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday urged legislators to put aside their idelogical differences in order to make tough decisions...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by FreeDumb, on Jun 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm | 8 comments | 1282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Yes, students DO read these forums!

How else can we get any idea about what the "parents" are thinking? We LEARN a lot from these forums. Kind of seems like...

Original post made by School Kid on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by mac, on Jun 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm | 15 comments | 1308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Jersey Avoids Layoffs By Freezing Wages

Instead of deferring expenses, PUSD should just to what Governor Corzine did in New Jersey Check out the link http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN0423097020090604...

Original post made by Cesar on Jun. 4, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1210 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD summary of board actions on June 3

I just received an email via the district's e-connection, which briefly summarizes the action taken at last night's board...

Original post made by Sandy on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on Jun 4, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 1065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Cost of California's Bureaucracy to Education

http://www.nolanchart.com/article6302.html "Most K-12 teachers would be shocked to know that the California Commission...

Original post made by Stacey on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 4, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1049 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Oakley man arrested for smash and grab burglaries at mall parking lot

A 36-year-old Oakley man was arrested Tuesday night and charged with a pair of auto burglaries that occurred at the Stoneridge...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by More Pictures, on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:48 am | 7 comments | 1670 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 32 comments | 2,201 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 896 views

The Vranesh situation heads to court
By Tim Hunt | 9 comments | 733 views