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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spring 2010 - Program at Stanford for students in grades 7-12

Just wanted to pass this along. This is an awesome experience for students. Great way to get familiar with the college...

Original post made by Karen P on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Karen P, on Jan 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm | 4 comments | 1458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Quality of education could be at stake with Pleasanton school district cuts

Community members gathered again Tuesday night to ask questions, express concerns and offer possible solutions regarding...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by INsider, on Jan 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm | 147 comments | 4875 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe

Dr. Alex Filippenko, one of the world's most highly cited astronomers, will present Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Starry Night, on Jan 28, 2010 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1801 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walmart in Dublin??

On a recent trip to Pleasanton Walmart I heard several employees talking about a mew Walmart in Dublin. The rumor is that...

Original post made by Millie on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Millie, on Jan 28, 2010 at 11:00 am | 8 comments | 2967 Views

RESTAURANTS

El Balazo and Mama Rosa and Tower Grill

All owned by the same people I'm told. Now we can have THREE restaurants with illegals working there, how exciting!! I.C.E....

Original post made by Sharon on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 28, 2010 at 9:03 am | 4 comments | 3474 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Federal funds in question for BART's proposed Coliseum connector

BART's plan to build an elevated rail connector between its Coliseum station and the Oakland International Airport has a...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by GO, on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:44 am | 2 comments | 1611 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Teacher Salary Raises

The teachers union (Association of Pleasanton Teachers) has weighed in on the definition of a 'raise'. See the APT website...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Jan 27, 2010 at 9:26 pm | 50 comments | 2282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driving the k ids to Amador

I have a daughter going to amador in the fall and am thinking whether I should drive her, have her take the bus, or heaven...

Original post made by soon to be amador parent on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by soon to be amador parent, on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:49 pm | 6 comments | 1503 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

March on Main Street

I'm thinking about a protest or something else (legal) on Main Street to protest the cuts to elementary schools (they're...

Original post made by just wondering on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 27, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 66 comments | 2396 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Sponsors defend Prop. 8 initiative in federal trial

Sponsors of Proposition 8 presented their first witness in defense of the voter initiative in federal court in San Francisco...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm | 22 comments | 1860 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State Assembly to consider tougher law on violent crime reporting

A bill that would require witnesses to report violent crimes to law enforcement regardless of the victim's age has passed...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 2041 Views

AROUND TOWN

Any parents hear about the "Assassin game"?

I've been hearing about a game that the area high school seniors "play" as a tradition. You "pay to participate" and you...

Original post made by Anne on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Sean's sweethearts, on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:20 am | 39 comments | 4410 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pimp in Anti-Acorn Film Arrested by FBI

Wow, this guy turned out not to be so upstanding. I'm shocked...NOT! I think he might have every single outfit needed...

Original post made by Janna on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Janna, on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:17 am | 4 comments | 1441 Views

RESTAURANTS

FALSE ADVERTISING BY STRAW HAT ON HOPYARD

Last week, a full page, color ad came out advertising a 50 year celebration at Straw Hat, where they were rolling the prices...

Original post made by Upset in P-Town on Jul. 6, 2009
Last comment by deedee, on Jan 27, 2010 at 9:47 am | 24 comments | 3841 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

I was against a spending freeze before I was in favor of one

President Obama will propose a 'discretionary spending freeze' in his State of the Union speech later this week. The freeze...

Original post made by Ellie Light on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by SteveP, on Jan 27, 2010 at 8:58 am | 2 comments | 1510 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Photo of the Day...

Obama has to use a teleprompter to talk to 6th graders. This guy is simply pathetic. http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2010/01/pitiful-obama-needs-teleprompter-to.html ...

Original post made by Bill on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Tango, on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:55 am | 11 comments | 1638 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Willle Brown calls Public Employee pensions too generous

Even Willie Brown knows that Public Employee Unions are Bankrupting the state. He said recently: "The deal used to...

Original post made by Caesar on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by another resident, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:56 pm | 14 comments | 1684 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Stanford professor says gays, lesbians 'lack political power'

A Stanford professor who said homosexuals lack political power and a gay man who said conversion therapy made him suicidal...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm | 20 comments | 2411 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judicial council votes to continue monthly court closures

Members of the state Judicial Council have voted to continue the budget-tightening measure of monthly court closures, saying...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by sad daysfor CA, on Jan 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 3 comments | 1870 Views

RESTAURANTS

Meal not botched at Baci's

Last year posted my disappointment at prior several meals at Baci's. Have since gone twice in last few months and was pleasantly...

Original post made by honest diner on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by , on Jan 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 1 comment | 2949 Views
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