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Status Quo April 20, 2014 at 08:18 pm
Gretchen Robinson April 20, 2014 at 10:36 PM... non sequitur.
Sean Alexander April 20, 2014 at 08:30 pm
absolutely her rights were denied, if i have to drive behind cars with their fish stickers, and godRead More is good bumper stickers, than a woman has a right to display her choice to be an atheist
Pati beardsley April 20, 2014 at 08:46 pm
Her rights were violated. If "I" have to look at all the jesus propaganda, then I shouldRead More be able to voice my right to free speech. While I would never choose such a plate for fear that my car would get vandalized, I totally support this woman's right to request it.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 04:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
DUBLIN, Ca: Chef Michele Wieser prepare pork tenderloin for the spring holidays. Video credit: Autumn Johnson
Lori Beth Eisenstadt April 19, 2014 at 05:07 pm
Chef Shell is fabulous! Thanks for sharing these yummy twists on a few classics...you make it allRead More look so easy!
Maurice Duenas April 19, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Jesus was a Jew and he woulds not have eaten the pork tenderloin. Why are you tryng to get us to eatRead More the pork on the death of the Jesus, who was a Jew?
Smitty April 19, 2014 at 06:54 pm
Because it tastes good Maurice!! Lord protect us from this professional ranter!
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Daniel Derezinski April 20, 2014 at 10:22 am
How and why is this local news, we don't care about CA idiots
Stu Pidasso April 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm
typical! should we expect anything less??? self sterilization is a great idea!!
Steve Holton April 20, 2014 at 05:34 pm
Stupid Is as Stupid Does!
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cookiepro2 April 20, 2014 at 11:17 am
I don't like debit cards either, it is a direct line to one's bank account. What I didn't like wasRead More my bank replacing my ATM card with a dual usage ATM/debit card without asking me...I made them cancel it and give me an ATM functionality card only. Some people don't have credit line established yet (like my college student son) and have no choice but to use a debit card instead of credit card. I take precautions and have it assigned to an isolated checking account, and urge son to monitor it closely (set up email alerts), good training for future financial independence.
Melissa Pinto April 20, 2014 at 06:46 pm
I never use my debit card I'm any store . Cash majority of the time and credit cards and I disagreeRead More no nobody deserves this to happen to them.
Six Pack April 20, 2014 at 07:42 pm
Cash is great until the savage sees you on line with a wad of cash then bangs you over the head andRead More takes your loot
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Igor April 19, 2014 at 04:18 pm
I love the people who have nothing to add to the conversation so they throw either Obama or gunRead More control in. Either subject are worth debating at another time. But this conversation has nothing to do with either.
Karen April 20, 2014 at 09:52 am
Psychopaths and Sociopaths abound today! This is really sick news!
Nola Loper April 20, 2014 at 05:56 pm
This is a really tragic story. It scares me. I work with several young people who put video gamesRead More ahead of their kids. They get the big earned income tax credit checks, buy game consoles, big screen tvs, games up the ying yang. Their kids get yard sale flip flops, wear torn under sized clothes. They give their kids cough syrup to put them to sleep and stay up playing games. I pray no of them would ever do this.
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jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 06:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 04:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
Kc Heller April 20, 2014 at 06:11 pm
that's why he has that smirk on his face............ iq of 10
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Sammy April 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Maybe he'll be out in 5 years, but on the other hand these are very precious 5 years for a youngRead More person. The high school classmates that he graduated with last June have moved on with their lives, while he has been stuck in jail. They're now in colleges throughout the country bettering themselves for a career, or gotten jobs, or maybe joined the military and are seeing the world. Meanwhile, Cody is going to be stuck in the slow lane for the next 5 or so years. When he does get out, he'll be a jobless +23 year old felon with a high school degree, while most of his classmates will have graduated from college and embarking on their careers. So it's difficult not to sympathize a little with his situation even though he brought it all on himself. I hope that he comes out of jail a better person than when he went in.
JoAnne Norman April 18, 2014 at 02:10 pm
We were told he'd do 85% of the time, which equals over 7 years. And, of course, credit for theRead More time he's been in Santa Rita Jail.
Heather Grimm April 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm
No matter if he serves 7 years or 100 years when he gets out he gets to live his life. When he'sRead More released my family will still be broken and never the same. My dad will be without the love of his life, me and my sister without our mom and my 2 wonderful kids without their grandma. We miss her everyday and every hour. It never gets easier... We just just get used to it.
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
William Denton April 20, 2014 at 03:51 am
No one knows if she has PTSD from abuse brought on by boyfriend and just maybe she needs help notRead More punishment.
Kevin April 20, 2014 at 10:02 am
No William,what she needs is about 50000 volts of electricity.Fry the fat yom up nice and crispy.
David Greenberg April 20, 2014 at 10:39 am
So what you're saying william is that anyone who comes along and claims "PTSD",Read More "ABUSE", blah, blah blah should get a free pass? Why have laws then? The whole concept of making something a criminal act is that we want to discourage it from happening in the first place, by putting deterrents into effect. One such deterrent is PRISON, another is the Death Penalty. If this person was being abused, she had options BEFORE coming to this point - for whatever reason, she make a decision to kill someone, and a Jury of her peers determined her guilt. So off to jail she goes - hopefully FOREVER.
mr magoo April 17, 2014 at 09:04 pm
$210K is light for deaths on a system that should have very mature operating procedures by now. I'dRead More say heads need to roll before the civil suits start. All of BART needs a swift kick - here''s the chance to R&R management.
mr magoo April 17, 2014 at 09:04 pm
Remove and Replace (not the other R&R)
Ken Briggs April 18, 2014 at 09:10 am
get rid of Grace and all the others that screwed up while the strike was on , but who is the onesRead More that are paying for the fines ? that right it is the folks that use bart . while the two were out on the tracks , the ones that were out running around in the bart cars should of been smarter than what they were , how is it they got off ? the workers were out doing a job while bart was on strike so someone screwed up , who nwas it besides Grace and that no good mr hock .
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karth turnage April 20, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Stopping free-be behavior has to start some where.Every one wants to get something for nothing. ItsRead More the current culture,if this guy was a vetran,it would be ok. Freedom isn't free.
Igor April 20, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Ever heard of making a mistake? He didn't know it wasn't for free. If they want to charge than putRead More the damn soda machine behind the counter.
Igor April 20, 2014 at 03:03 pm
The more I think about it, the more disturb I get. Think about it. You go the supermarket. They wantRead More you to scan your own groceries. Bag your own groceries. They want you to put the money in the machine. Have they lowered the prices? No. Now when you go to fast food places they want you to do their job for them. Pour your own drinks. Do you get a discount? No. Seems to me the more places you go the more they want, you the paying customer to do their job for them. Put the soda machine behind the counter and do the work that you want the minimum wage increase for.
mamarazzi! April 19, 2014 at 11:47 am
John...thank you for your comment. It is nice to see I am not alone. At the "calendar"Read More meeting I went to, I was the only one against the change...in a room of 50 parents...where some were saying how sick they get of their kids, and cant wait for them to go back to school when summer is done. Was I shocked? No. Sad? Yes. Glad they are not my parent. When I first moved here...I got 2 invitations... one was a group of moms going to drink early-11am & get their nails done to celebrate their kids going back to school, the other was a group of moms going to breakfast...to talk about how much they are going to miss their kids & how sad they were that summer was over. So...they are out there, those moms like me...maybe just not as vocal & present as others...perhaps because they are home spending time with their kids ;o) Anyway, you know which invitation I accepted... and you know, thankfully, I never got invited again by the other moms. How strange I must be... I love spending time with my kids..and I dont text friends, Facebook, Tweet or even get emails on my phone. OH MY!
Shadow April 19, 2014 at 04:00 pm
Thank you for starting this conversation. I'm disappointed on how few comments there have been. TheRead More WG thing was a fire storm and this is getting such little attention from parents. I attended the March parent meeting and the school district had already surveyed the teachers months before coming to the parents and the majority of the teachers are for the modified calendar. The school district said soonest anything will happen is 2015-2016 because of the teacher's contract needs to incorporate these changes-great, teachers are coming before our kids. The reasons for going to a Modified calendar, as presented by PUSD are: 1. Reduce re-teaching when returning from summer vacation 2. Reduce absences from illness and suspensions (more breaks during the school year) 3. Increased money to the district from reduced absences and suspensions (kids are in school more 'school" days). 4. Help reduce stress and increase test scores. I don't support Modified Calendar. The 10 weeks of summer vacation is needed for the kids and families. Do they really think reducing summer vacation by 2 or 3 weeks is going to dramatically increase our kids retention?! The supporting documentation the district supplied is "Educational Research", by Harris Cooper & Jeffery C. Valentine (the link is on the districts web site). When I read this "educational report" it wasn't able to provide concrete data that a Modified calendar is actually better. In fact, the report even admitted it. It blows me away that the district would use this as their source for supporting modified calendar. The report...page 40 She found significantly greater gains favoring the modified calendar during students' 2nd yr in the program but NOT during the 3rd year. page 42 The results suggest diminishing gains over time. page 44 Conclusion - ....they suggest a modified calendar effect on achievement is quite small. . . . Clearly, ... would place the revealed effect of modified calendars in the "trivial" range. If this is the best PUSD can do for trying to convince me Modified calendars will be an improvement for my kids, they need to think again.
mamarazzi! April 19, 2014 at 09:36 pm
Shadow, thank you for your comment. I too am so surprised that the district is being so secretiveRead More about this. We have been given surveys about homework, been sent letters about various items, but a schedule change...the only notification I saw happened to be on a school newsletter, 2 days before the meeting. There is a decent conversation in "town square" on the Pleasanton weekly website, your opinion would be very informative & appreciated. This change is not for the kids, it is to make life more convenient for adults. It is sad ...like you said, they are chosing whats best for the teachers, not the kids. Please send your opinion to the calendar commission's email address: instcal@pleasantonusd.net Also...email and/or write letters to the school board members who will make their decision...next month! http://pleasantonusd.net/departments/board-of-trustees/trustees/
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MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 05:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 05:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.