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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

'Jobs, jobs, jobs' is state's highest priority, Schwarzenegger says

In Wednesday morning's State of the State address, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger drew upon pigs, ponies, prisons and priorities...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Rat Turd, on Jan 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 1086 Views

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Duraflame files suit against air district over wood-burning ban

Duraflame Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, claiming the district does not have...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by BPS, on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:29 pm | 19 comments | 2301 Views

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PDA director resigns post to marry, move to Florida

Christine Salidivar, executive director of the Pleasanton Downtown Association since April 2004, has resigned her position...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Sushi, on Jan 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm | 2 comments | 1046 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Media seeks right to televise Prop. 8 proceedings in SF federal courtroom next month

A coalition of television networks and newspapers asked a federal judge in San Francisco Monday for permission to televise...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 23 comments | 1883 Views

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Lackluster attendance seen at forum for superintendent search

The community was represented by three people seeking to give input to the superintendent search firm Wednesday evening....

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 11, 2010 at 9:24 am | 24 comments | 1656 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Forum on Budget

I was so surprised at how many attended the meeting. I counted about 180. Luz gave a very easy to understand presentation...

Original post made by Beth on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by letsgo, on Jan 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm | 98 comments | 4729 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man at library

I was at the library this afternoon and saw a man that had collapsed. A nurse was giving the man CPR and 911 was called....

Original post made by Concerned on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Big Poppa, on Jan 10, 2010 at 12:14 pm | 3 comments | 1137 Views

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Friday's earthquake was an aftershock; seismologist says there could be more

An earthquake that rattled the Tri-Valley Friday morning was an aftershock from one that shook the area Thursday, according...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Johanna, on Jan 9, 2010 at 10:55 pm | 2 comments | 1347 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

CA Governor's budget proposals and their impact on public education

I found a fact sheet prepared by the office of the governor that provides some useful detail beyond what he said in his speech...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 9, 2010 at 10:36 pm | 11 comments | 1220 Views

AROUND TOWN

"Jungle Book" Ballet at the Amador Theatre

I just saw the Friday night performance of the "Jungle Book" Ballet at the Amador Theatre. I highly recommend it - they...

Original post made by Inge on Jan. 8, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1125 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Uses of Stimulus Funds (Updated)

You've got to hand it to "Democrat Economics." Help me understand how any of these "stimulus" projects increase jobs and...

Original post made by Ruth on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by John, on Jan 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm | 35 comments | 2748 Views

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47 possible violations recorded on Christmas Spare the Air Day

Nowhere in the Bay Area should chestnuts have been roasting on an open fire on Christmas due to a Spare the Air alert issued...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by pdullea, on Jan 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm | 28 comments | 2248 Views

AROUND TOWN

Earthquake today?

Did anyone feel something like a small earthquake in Pleasanton? I felt some shaking at around 10:15 am thursday 1/7/2010...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Tango, on Jan 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm | 8 comments | 1375 Views

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Geologist calls 4.1 quake 'run of the mill'

The 4.1-magnitude earthquake that rattled the Bay Area Thursday is nothing to be shaken up about, a U.S. Geological Survey...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Terri, on Jan 8, 2010 at 8:48 am | 1 comment | 1182 Views

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UPDATE: Police investigate possible hate crime after two men allegedly beat taxi driver

Two men were arrested Thursday for allegedly beating a local taxi driver in what appears to be a racially-motivated crime,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Daena, on Jan 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm | 61 comments | 2887 Views

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Earthquake, who felt it?

You feel that earthquake today? An earthquake occurred at 10:09:35 AM (PST) on Thursday, January 7, 2010. The magnitude...

Original post made by tyu on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by judy, on Jan 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm | 3 comments | 1032 Views

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This should be a concern

I had posted a concern, which was promptly removed, about the property at 5521 Calico Ln. Pleasanton. It is now official,...

Original post made by Concerned on Dec. 6, 2009
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Jan 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm | 30 comments | 1801 Views

AROUND TOWN

BART seeks comments at Pleasanton meeting tonight on plans to extend service to Livermore

BART representatives will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the City Council Chambers to discuss long-range plans...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Mark Henesian, on Jan 7, 2010 at 6:19 pm | 11 comments | 1288 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

New emission rule to be delayed to avoid Port of Oakland work stoppage

Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums will join officials from state and local agencies and various trucking and community organizations...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Nick, on Jan 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm | 6 comments | 1048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What is the job of the School Board President?

I went online to the PUSD website to see what the job of School Board President is. Since the three men on the school board...

Original post made by Upset Voter on Jan. 3, 2010
Last comment by success, on Jan 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm | 52 comments | 2882 Views
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