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BART statement on negotiations

In a memorandum to city and regional leaders, BART General Manager Grace Crunican expressed disappointment that negotiations...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 3 comments | 950 Views

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Found Duck (Goose)

After a windy night a couple weeks ago, a duck (or something that looks like a duck) landed in our yard. We have been feeding...

Original post made by Concerned Mom on Oct. 19, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1625 Views

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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 | 1619 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 | 2863 Views

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A double whammy for the BART strikers

(1) The picketers had to picket for eight hours today, which, on the average, is 3.5 hours more than a normal work day for...

Original post made by Casual Observer on Oct. 18, 2013
There are no comments yet. 344 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 | 537 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 | 2821 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 | 4685 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 | 7286 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. 593 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 | 3228 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 | 2497 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 | 4595 Views

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Blood Drive at Kaiser Pleasanton

American Red Cross Bus will be at Kaiser Pleasanton on Wednesday Oct 23rd for a blood drive from 9am to 3pm. Are you a donor?...

Original post made by Pat Frizzell on Oct. 16, 2013
There are no comments yet. 429 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 | 2965 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 | 2733 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 | 2410 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. 506 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 | 4176 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 | 754 Views
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