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Work rules emerge as key issue in strike decision

Work rules for employees emerged as a key issue in BART contract negotiations that resulted in union leaders announcing today...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Oct 19, 2013 at 8:30 am | 36 comments | 1380 Views

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Teen driver leaves scene of single-vehicle crash

Pleasanton police are investigating a single-vehicle crash early this morning on Ruby Hill Drive. The call to the 3400 block...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Run from the fire, on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:36 pm | 25 comments | 2543 Views

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Be patient in the mornings!

This morning having dropped my child off at the back of Foothill HS, I was waiting at the traffic lights to go right from...

Original post made by Foothill school mom on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Interesting, on Oct 18, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 2 comments | 418 Views

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WHEELS, BART 'bridge' offering rides during strike

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, operator of the Wheels bus system, is running its regular service in the Tri-Valley...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Jason Bezis, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm | 2 comments | 1591 Views

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Traffic Engineer

Has Pleasanton considered hiring a traffic engineer? The light sequencing on virtually every cross town road creates great...

Original post made by Me on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Melissa, on Oct 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm | 10 comments | 1011 Views

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Livermore, Sandia lab workers won't get back pay

More than 13,400 Bay Area Department of Energy laboratory workers -- including 7,500 at the Livermore and Sandia national...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 20 comments | 3268 Views

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2014 Campaign Primaries Getting Serious

Buoyed by the Tea Party's government shutdown victory and Ted Cruz's ascending popularity, within the Tea Party, which includes...

Original post made by Ed Schwartz on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm | 1 comment | 1012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

BOOK SALE THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 19 @ HART MIDDLE SCHOOL

Please join us this Saturday, October 19, in Hart Middle School's MPR for our first bi-annual used book sale. Books will...

Original post made by Phil Vergon on Oct. 17, 2013
There are no comments yet. 447 Views

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Those who opt out of PG&E's 'SmartMeter' program will pay fees

Over boos and hisses from opponents of PG&E's SmartMeters, the California Public Utilities Commission Wednesday voted to...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by other Bill, on Oct 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 18 comments | 1979 Views

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BART operators work 4.5 hours and get paid for 8

From Zakhary Mallett, BART director. BART directors are an elected position. The overwhelming sentiment is that the unions...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm | 19 comments | 2078 Views

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CA Senate Bill 423, if passed, will prevent the BART strike

There is a provision in the contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) that prevents workers from striking in the...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Oct 17, 2013 at 8:56 am | 36 comments | 2440 Views

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Pleasanton Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. tonight on proposal for new 7-Eleven store at Santa Rita/West Las Positas

The Pleasanton Planning Commission will hold an informal public meeting tonight to consider a proposal to add a 7-Eleven...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on Oct 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm | 25 comments | 2128 Views

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Furloughs start tomorrow at Livermore Lab

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other Bay Area-based national research institutions face a nearly total closure...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Money for Nothing?, on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 8 comments | 2327 Views

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Chase gets OK to demolish Santa Rita shopping center for new bank

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has approved a bid by J.P. Morgan Chase to tear down the aging Santa Rita Junction Shopping...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Nancy, on Oct 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm | 31 comments | 2009 Views

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City Staff vs East Side

Stop Janice Stern, planning manager, and Brian Dolan, Director of Community Development from independently adding 669 ADDITIONAL...

Original post made by East on Oct. 15, 2013
There are no comments yet. 403 Views

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Pedestrian Hit on Santa Rita at Francisco Street?

The Contra Costa Times is reporting that a pedestrian was hit by a car on Santa Rita and Francisco around 8:30 PM. This...

Original post made by What happened on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hoops, on Oct 15, 2013 at 8:50 am | 17 comments | 1849 Views

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Romneys in Dream California Home

Dreams come true, even for Mr. Footnote of 2012. The California Coastal Commission voted Friday to allow former GOP presidential...

Original post made by Helen on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by right, on Oct 15, 2013 at 8:19 am | 2 comments | 621 Views

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Brown signs Corbett bill for more exits on limos

A bill that aims to improve safety for limousine passengers in the wake of a fatal limousine tragedy that killed five women...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by Bad Bill, on Oct 14, 2013 at 10:00 pm | 2 comments | 990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Aladdin Junior,' a performing arts show for children, on stage at Livermore High today, Sunday

"Aladdin Junior," a stage production produced by SmARTSunlimited, will be presented at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by C.C. Kat, on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 972 Views

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Congress must 'find a bipartisan way out' of shutdown, Swalwell says

According to Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), Congress has been "taken hostage" by a handful of Republicans who want...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Chemist, on Oct 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 22 comments | 1764 Views
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