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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rethinking the Parcel Tax

I'm so confused! I am doing my homework, reading lots about this proposed parcel tax. And I'm just not convinced anymore....

Original post made by Tracy on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Tate Chen, on May 13, 2009 at 9:39 pm | 18 comments | 1704 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

RESERVES ARE LIKE YOUR OWN SAVINGS ACCOUNT. YOU CAN KEEP DRAWING IT DOWN, BUT IF YOU CAN'T REPLENISH IT, EVENTUALLY IT'S GONE

Back in 2003, a year of "unprecedented level of budget deficit for the state," which Dr. Casey said could go on for 2 or...

Original post made by Pleasanton Resident on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Russell, on May 13, 2009 at 9:05 pm | 30 comments | 1441 Views

RESTAURANTS

where everybody knows your name--Dr.Beanz Drive Thru

I can not believe how amazing the service and the coffee is at Dr. Beanz Coffee Bar. The young girl that works there in the...

Original post made by Joe on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by jessie, on May 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm | 10 comments | 1971 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

An Apology from a Former Berkeley Leftist...Now Conservative

The following reprint from the American Thinker website, is an interesting read. Why other liberals don't understand what...

Original post made by amy on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on May 13, 2009 at 2:01 pm | 12 comments | 1516 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Democrats pass special protection for pedophiles!!!

Yesterday the house democrats voted 100% for a bill which gave special protection against hate crimes to pedophiles and voted...

Original post made by Pete on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on May 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm | 9 comments | 1410 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Stands Out in the News

Last night on the CBS channel 5 news, they showed a news segment about Pleasanton Real Estate and how hot the market is here,...

Original post made by Melissa on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by Carl, on May 13, 2009 at 7:15 am | 76 comments | 2767 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Schools to receive additional $4.2M from the federal government

The Pleasanton Unified School District is slated to receive about $4.2 million from the federal government's American Recovery...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Nosy Neighbors, on May 12, 2009 at 11:11 pm | 28 comments | 1493 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Bay Area's closed schools to reopen today under new flu guidelines

Bay Area schools that have closed due to flu-fighting efforts are scheduled to reopen today as state and federal health officials...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Remi, on May 12, 2009 at 8:02 pm | 4 comments | 1089 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Fremont councilman Wieckowski to seek 20th Assembly District seat

Fremont City Councilman Bob Wieckowski will launch his campaign for the 20th District State Assembly seat May 21 to succeed...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Kay, on May 12, 2009 at 10:18 am | 2 comments | 1402 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

California's High Taxes

While Sandy seems busy reposting apparent Letters to the Editor regarding Measure G, here's some opinions that may put things...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on May 12, 2009 at 9:16 am | 9 comments | 1458 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Retirement Benefit Excesses of California Public Employees

I was motivated to start this thread by comments made on another thread (regarding the San Ramon property tax initiative)....

Original post made by No Fear on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Cut, on May 12, 2009 at 7:15 am | 111 comments | 3246 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Serial robbery suspect arrested after car chase

California Highway Patrol arrested a man in Manteca Tuesday morning suspected in several robberies in the Bay Area and Central...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2008
Last comment by thanks for the enertainment, on May 12, 2009 at 2:43 am | 19 comments | 2005 Views

AROUND TOWN

Foothill Adobe Fire Hazard??

I agree with the folks who pointed out the neglected look of the project. We all assume it's completed, because it's open,...

Original post made by unclehomerr.. on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on May 12, 2009 at 12:26 am | 5 comments | 1099 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

House fire causes $250,000 in damage Wednesday near Val Vista Park

Firefighters were able to put out a first-alarm fire that started in a home on Mason Street Wednesday morning that claimed...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by uknown, on May 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 7 comments | 1256 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NO PARCEL TAX NECESSARY & PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT NOT NEEDING A TAX?

Hello, Archie and Jughead here. We live with Doglover. We are so happy we can't stop wagging our tails. Today we got real...

Original post made by doglover on May. 10, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on May 11, 2009 at 9:47 pm | 19 comments | 1757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: State to blame for PUSD situation

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5431 posted Friday, April 3, 2009,...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by PTA member, on May 11, 2009 at 8:20 pm | 17 comments | 1297 Views

RESTAURANTS

Bakers square in pleasanton

I stopped by the other day at bakers square and it was closed. Anyone know what happened?...

Original post made by justin roberts jr on Apr. 12, 2008
Last comment by The Bully, on May 11, 2009 at 7:20 pm | 5 comments | 3455 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schools receiving $4.25 million in ARRA funding for general purpose with more money in June

The California Department of Education just released how much each district gets for ARRA fund (released on Saturday at:...

Original post made by Jay on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by Fairlands Resident, on May 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 30 comments | 1330 Views

AROUND TOWN

AAUW Local Scholarships

The AAUW Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications from Tri-Valley women who are college undergraduates achieving...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on May 11, 2009 at 3:47 pm | 2 comments | 1166 Views

AROUND TOWN

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms out there. You are appreciated and loved. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvZgomEDEeU...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on May. 10, 2009
Last comment by Fair is fair, on May 11, 2009 at 11:25 am | 4 comments | 1139 Views
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