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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

McNerney makes it clear: He'll vote for the national health care plan tomorrow

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton)said today that he will join other Democrats in voting on the $940 billion health...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by Janna, on Mar 22, 2010 at 11:41 am | 134 comments | 2545 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Immigration reform something which I want!!!

This is something I want and will get. I believe that this will be the next major task ahead and then cap and trade. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_immigration_march...

Original post made by Pablo on Mar. 21, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 22, 2010 at 11:16 am | 4 comments | 1032 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council places Oak Grove referendum on June 8 ballot

Pleasanton voters will be asked to decide in June if the developers of a 51-custom home project at the end of Hearst Drive...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 21, 2010 at 11:25 pm | 25 comments | 1439 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Haggerty urges Congress to address congestion

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty today told a Senate committee in Washington, D.C., that traffic congestion is the...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Rat Turd, on Mar 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm | 4 comments | 1421 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Description of McNerney: "Anti-American, Traitor, Spineless, Sell-Out"...

McNerney, Your "yes" vote will destroy America. We cannot afford it. It will make healthcare much worse. It will bankrupt...

Original post made by Bill on Mar. 21, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm | 21 comments | 1311 Views

AROUND TOWN

Theory: paid agitants and Republican PR agents pepper this forum

What do you think? I've lived and worked in Pleasanton a very long time and I've never met anyone with the rabid, bizarre,...

Original post made by Reasonable Person on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by God bless Bill and PM, on Mar 21, 2010 at 6:37 pm | 11 comments | 1097 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers union volunteers marching to Sacramento

Nearly two weeks into a seven-week march from Bakersfield to Sacramento to advocate for reinvestment in public education...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by Suspicious, on Mar 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm | 12 comments | 1706 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Healthcare Bill designed to drive Insurance Industry out of Business

I believe the true motive of the Government Takeover of Healthcare is to force the Free Market Insurance Industry out of...

Original post made by Pleasanton Mom on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Mom, on Mar 21, 2010 at 3:01 pm | 29 comments | 1219 Views

AROUND TOWN

STUDIO 7 NON-EVENT

So, I get an email from Studio 7 saying to come down cause "We're moving on"! Okay, so I thought it was a farewell party...

Original post made by Art Critic on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by M, on Mar 21, 2010 at 2:30 pm | 2 comments | 1244 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect wanted in armed robbery at Wal-Mart

Pleasanton police today are searching for a man who robbed a Wal-Mart store at gunpoint Sunday afternoon, according to the...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2008
Last comment by miguel, on Mar 21, 2010 at 11:53 am | 18 comments | 2975 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate arson at Livermore's Granada High

The Livermore Police Department has initiated an investigation into an arson that occurred last Saturday at Granada High...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by miguel, on Mar 21, 2010 at 11:39 am | 4 comments | 1748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eight Reasons Not to Tie Teacher Pay to Standardized Test Results

I don’t want poor teachers but are evaluations based on test scores the answer? This might shine some light on the issue....

Original post made by the The on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm | 14 comments | 1579 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Union Pacific Train Stopped on the Tracks Thursday Evening

Does anyone know why the Union Pacific train stopped in the middle of the intersection last night (Thursday, evening, March...

Original post made by Candyland on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by Me, on Mar 20, 2010 at 6:08 pm | 9 comments | 1684 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BUSINESS: Ross Stores reports record $442 million in earnings for 2009

Ross Stores, Inc. yesterday reported earnings per share for the 13 weeks ended Jan.30 of $1.16, up 53 percent from $.76 for...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 1211 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

How Does Health Care Reform Affect Me?

Tired of getting sound bytes on the subject? ProPublica, a non-profit investigative journalism organization, has a nice...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Keeps getting worse, on Mar 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm | 4 comments | 1196 Views

AROUND TOWN

Boy Scouts recycling Christmas trees Jan. 5

For $5-10, residents can discard their Christmas trees, support Boy Scouts and help the earth all at the same time. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by Drew Perkins, on Mar 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 1681 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

What Doctors and Patients Have to Lose Under ObamaCare

Obamacare will give the Feds control of surgical decisions. Primary-care doctors who refer patients to specialists will face...

Original post made by Pleasanton Mom on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 20, 2010 at 2:22 pm | 11 comments | 1006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Fundraiser

Does anybody know how much a tech support specialist and a librarian make? Do they get benefits? The letter sent by PUSD...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Mar. 15, 2010
Last comment by To Sandy, on Mar 20, 2010 at 11:36 am | 73 comments | 2979 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

"NEMJ poll: 46% of family practitioners will feel forced out of medicine if ObamaCare passes"

This is from a New England Medical Journal poll. I wouldn't worry tho. So what if half the high quality American-educated...

Original post made by George on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by Janna, on Mar 20, 2010 at 10:48 am | 17 comments | 1067 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama Advisor Lets Truth out About Healthcare Bill

Audio/video from Democrat Robert Reich letting some of the truth out about the healthcare bill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT7Y0TOBuG4 Incredibly,...

Original post made by Pleasanton Mom on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Pied Piper, on Mar 20, 2010 at 6:21 am | 7 comments | 1115 Views
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A Costco tempest in a tea pot
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 891 views