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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Media News files for bankruptcy protection to undergo financial restructuring

The publisher of the Contra Costa Times, Tri-Valley Herald, San Jose Mercury News and 51 other daily newspapers in the Bay...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by CCapDGIT, on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:36 pm | 15 comments | 1632 Views

AROUND TOWN

What blessings did you receive this week, month, year etc.

I have been totally blessed with a loving family and friends. This year we were blessed with my husband getting a job after...

Original post made by blessyou on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Pat, West of Foothill, on Jan 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm | 1 comment | 1313 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Call for legalizing 'recreational use' of marijuana

Four Bay Area legislators provided the votes Tuesday as the state Assembly Public Safety Committee approved by a 4-3 margin...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Nora, on Jan 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm | 7 comments | 1513 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

BART considers 20-cent TransBay tube surcharge to spare employee layoffs

At the end of a lengthy hearing on their transit agency's $25 million budget deficit, BART directors ultimately opted not...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by reader, on Jan 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 4 comments | 27779 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

GOP wins, takes Kennedy seat, voters spoke against healthcare "reform"

See article: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/01/19/massachusetts.senate/index.html?hpt=T1 The GOP won, taking over Kennedy's...

Original post made by GOP gets Kennedy seat on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Moe Mentum, on Jan 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm | 14 comments | 42555 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Oakland Airport shooting birds to ensure passenger safety

Gulls, cormorants and pelicans have been flocking to a spot near the end of Oakland International Airport's runway recently,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by CA Strikes 2009, on Jan 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm | 6 comments | 1573 Views

AROUND TOWN

Heavy rain on the way for Pleasanton, Tri-Valley

Rain is forecast as Sunday progresses with a quarter-inch of rain and then as much as another half-inch overnight. The temperature...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by Manish, on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:04 am | 6 comments | 1550 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are our elected officials for our kids or for the unions?

Californians who care about public schools have something to cheer about. Pushed by President Obama's Race to the Top competition...

Original post made by Voter on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 20, 2010 at 9:56 am | 34 comments | 2445 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Donlon Elementary School Bell Schedule

Does anybody know what time school starts in the morning at Donlon? Not the kindergarten schedule. Strangely, there is...

Original post made by Laura on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by momof2, on Jan 20, 2010 at 8:48 am | 4 comments | 1903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where to get jewelry appraised?

Have not done this before, so I was wondering if folks had any advice for a trustworthy place in town to have jewelry appraised....

Original post made by Marie on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by SW, on Jan 20, 2010 at 8:35 am | 7 comments | 1232 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Spin This, Democrats: " $787 Billion in Stimulus, Zero Jobs 'Created or Saved' "

Morning Bell: $787 Billion in Stimulus, Zero Jobs “Created or Saved” http://blog.heritage.org/2010/01/12/morning-bell-787-billion-in-stimulus-zero-jobs-created-or-saved/ O...

Original post made by Ruth on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 20, 2010 at 1:54 am | 18 comments | 1299 Views

AROUND TOWN

What did you do to help make the world a better place today?

Somebody on the Pet Peeves thread thought a positive thread should be started, so here it is....

Original post made by letsgo on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Grace, on Jan 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm | 34 comments | 1674 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's Presidency - the First Year

Here is a look at the status of President Obama's campaign promises after one year of his presidency: http://www.politifact.org/truth-o-meter/article/2010/jan/14/rating-obamas-pr...

Original post made by Lovely Lady on Jan. 19, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1173 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The first ad that made Massachusetts take notice of Scott Brown...

Thought you'd like to see this. By the way, Scott Brown's message of lowering taxes to improve the economy is what our CA...

Original post made by Roy on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Cosmo, on Jan 19, 2010 at 10:37 am | 4 comments | 1234 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

McNerney in talks with Afghanistan president about war effort, political corruption

Afghanistan must end its corruption, and U.S. troops need to gain the trust of the people so they will not follow the Taliban...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Jan 19, 2010 at 10:29 am | 12 comments | 1706 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

British professor says children of same-sex parents 'well-adjusted'

A British professor testified in a same-sex marriage trial in San Francisco Friday that children aren't hurt by having gay...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 19, 2010 at 9:47 am | 4 comments | 1490 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Berkeley man, 19, arrested in connection with Danville teen's death

A 19-year-old Berkeley man is facing charges of robbery and homicide in connection with the January shooting death of Rylan...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2587 Views

AROUND TOWN

What are your pet peeves?

What are things people do around town that just get to you? Here are a few of mine: - Individuals who cruise in the left...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by suz e q, on Jan 18, 2010 at 11:18 pm | 49 comments | 2164 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Sad state of affairs with no "representatives"

It is a sad state of affairs when any administration has to rush approval of legislation because of rising unpopularity of...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Nan, on Jan 18, 2010 at 10:59 pm | 6 comments | 1058 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Wonderland formula funds California schools

From Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Brown. An eye opening editorial about the manipulation of the school funding Proposition...

Original post made by scattergram on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by scattergram, on Jan 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm | 4 comments | 1428 Views
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Pleasanton school enrollment stable as demographics continue to shift
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