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TriValley Democrats Seasonal Party

The public is invited to our annual potluck dinner party Dec. 21 at the IBEW 595 Hall, 6250 Village Pkwy, Dublin. Bring family,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Janna, on Dec 25, 2009 at 12:14 am | 10 comments | 1158 Views

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This bay area P-town is buried in pension obligations

Petaluma is screwed. Are we next? Check it out. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20091218/COMMUNITY/912179949?Title=City-of-Petaluma-8217-s-fiscal-time-bomb...

Original post made by Vinny on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Dec 24, 2009 at 10:27 pm | 4 comments | 1130 Views

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Now BART riders can talk under the Bay

BART riders can now enjoy wireless access for mobile phones and other devices as they pass underneath the Bay in the Transbay...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 4 comments | 1091 Views

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Pension tapeworm gnaws at Budgets

I saw this great editorial from yesterday's Orange County Register: Unfunded cost of public employee retirements threatens...

Original post made by Concerned on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by dixie, on Dec 24, 2009 at 8:53 am | 8 comments | 1812 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD - Budget Advisory Committee

The Budget Advisory Committee members have been posted on the PUSD website (http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/BusinessServices/Budget/BudgetAdvisory.cfm)...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Dec 24, 2009 at 8:49 am | 15 comments | 2238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ryan Gordon Alumni Soccer Games

Foothill and Amador High School Alumni will be playing in the 7th Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer Games on Sunday, December...

Original post made by Curt Gordon on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Alumni, on Dec 24, 2009 at 7:00 am | 5 comments | 1341 Views

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Stoneridge traffic

I was at Stoneridge Shopping Center tonight (Mon) about 5:30 to 6:30 PM and it took 40 minutes to drive on that encircling...

Original post made by Al on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Mike Oxlong, on Dec 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm | 9 comments | 2388 Views

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Downtown restaurant forced to close after water damage

A popular, upscale downtown dining establishment was forced to shutter its doors temporarily due to water damage. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Caesar, on Dec 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm | 7 comments | 2373 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board says parcel tax renewal is critical

Another school district--this one in Palo Alto--will ask voters to replace its current $493-a-year parcel tax that is set...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Dec 23, 2009 at 4:21 pm | 57 comments | 1623 Views

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Big turn-out for Torrico's bid to become next state attorney general

State Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico brought his campaign for California attorney general to Pleasanton earlier...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:22 am | 10 comments | 1252 Views

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Climate Conference in Denmark

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/30664 What do you all think of this issue at hand? Is Pleasanton doing enough in it's part...

Original post made by der on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Nan, on Dec 22, 2009 at 11:59 pm | 28 comments | 1390 Views

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Court to rule early next year on validity of Pleasanton housing cap

In a three-hour hearing in Alameda County Superior Court Friday, Judge Frank Roesch sparred repeatedly with Pleasanton's...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 22 comments | 6582 Views

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Swimming, ice skating, shopping, parade--all happening today in Pleasanton

If you like parades, holiday shopping bargains, outdoor ice skating and a major swim meet all at the same time, you'll surely...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by friend, on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm | 1 comment | 1094 Views

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"Compassionate" Liberals Sabotage 1700 Minority D.C. School Kids

I submit to you that Democrats do not care about anything but their power over our lives and the lives of our children. They...

Original post made by Bob on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Get the facts, on Dec 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 1082 Views

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Deplorable decision on the part of Gina Allen

Gina Allen, In regard to "calling the church" in a matter of minutes just NOW to get the "facts" centered around the church,...

Original post made by Please on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by cw, on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm | 14 comments | 1367 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Diego Unified's New Budgeting Approach

San Diego Unified's new budgeting approach sounds similar to zero-based budgeting. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2009/dec/19/education-budget-priority-board/ "the...

Original post made by Stacey on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Miguel, on Dec 22, 2009 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hostile School Board

I saw the last school board meeting on tv and I was outraged at the behavior of the divisiveness being created. This meeting...

Original post made by outraged mother on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Interesting, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:31 am | 68 comments | 2276 Views

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S&P downgrades school district's credit rating

Standard and Poor's Rating Services recently announced a drop in the financial ratings of the Pleasanton Unified School District....

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Atrontanodo, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:13 am | 108 comments | 2293 Views

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Divorce ban sponsor says measure a follow-up to Proposition 8

A Sacramento Web designer who launched a satirical initiative to ban divorce in California said today the effort feels like...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2009
Last comment by Atrontanodo, on Dec 22, 2009 at 5:27 am | 30 comments | 1900 Views

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"Obama & Senate Christmas Present to We-the-People: Enslavement"

Merry Christmas, America. You have now formally been placed into Bondage. Sold Vote: Senator Ben Nelson, Democrat Nebraska Obama...

Original post made by Rebecca on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm | 5 comments | 1557 Views
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