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Downtown Pleasanton Hate Speech

Yesterday I encountered a very disturbing sight in downtown Pleasanton. A man was spouting hateful things, all boiling down...

Original post made by Mrs. Fields on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by Claudette McDermott, on Sep 2, 2013 at 9:52 am | 14 comments | 3840 Views

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Sensiba a boost for ValleyCare

With Obama-care changes coming next year along with reductions in what Medicare and private health insurance carriers will...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Really Blows, on Sep 2, 2013 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 2124 Views

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Labor Faces Many Obstacles in Its Quest for Justice

The primary obstacle facing American workers today is capital, which can only do what it does best -- reap profits from workers'...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Sep. 1, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 2, 2013 at 8:25 am | 35 comments | 1356 Views

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Celebrating Labor's Just Cause on Labor Day

As we move toward celebration of another Labor Day, Americans are faced with a number of distressing trends within the political...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by pleasanton joe, on Sep 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm | 10 comments | 1410 Views

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Why are BART's unions different than others?

The SEIU, the largest union in Santa Clara County, approved a new contract giving workers a 5% raise over two years. The...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:29 am | 9 comments | 1026 Views

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Unsafe, Overcrowded Wheels Bus at Amador Valley HS

Wheels continues to supply too few buses to Amador Valley High School. One bus at 3:00 p.m. for all of Vintage Hills and...

Original post made by av parent on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 31, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 10 comments | 3440 Views

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Council saves 101-year-old house from wrecking ball--for now

The Pleasanton City Council saved a 101-year-old house just a block from the city's historic downtown from the wrecker's...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by Property rights, on Aug 31, 2013 at 12:01 am | 16 comments | 6261 Views

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70,000 here for 27th annual Goodguys car show at Fairgrounds

An estimated 70,000 classic and hot rod car aficionados attended the 27th annual Goodguys car show that ended its three-day...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Don Clark, on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:18 am | 9 comments | 4160 Views

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Lucky to close San Ramon store next month; Chili's restaurant closed this week

The Lucky supermarket in the Crow Canyon Place shopping center in San Ramon will permanently close its doors Sept. 28, a...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Phil, on Aug 30, 2013 at 9:16 am | 1 comment | 1630 Views

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McDonald's in Pleasanton robbed at gunpont

McDonald's restaurant on Pimlico Drive in Pleasanton was robbed of an undetermined amount of money at 3 a.m. yesterday. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Jofus, on Aug 30, 2013 at 7:43 am | 9 comments | 1340 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

FRUSTRATED MOM IN HUD HOUSING

My daughter is 18. She and boyfriend 21 were caught in a sting set-up to buy alcohol. The Police followed them to Kottinger...

Original post made by Connie Whitson on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Harmon, on Aug 29, 2013 at 2:54 pm | 14 comments | 1532 Views

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End of high-speed rail boondoggle?

A Sacramento judge has thrown a monkey wrench into Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build a $68 billion high-speed rail system...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:14 am | 46 comments | 2447 Views

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'Dream' still inspires 50 years later

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s impassioned 16-minute "I Have a Dream" speech 50 years ago today changed the tenor of the Civil...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by William Tell, on Aug 28, 2013 at 9:04 pm | 4 comments | 3026 Views

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5 hospitalized after motorist evading police plows into 3 cars in Livermore

An Oakland man was arrested after he led police on a chase and then crashed into three cars in Livermore Tuesday morning. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Sirena, on Aug 28, 2013 at 8:46 pm | 2 comments | 1392 Views

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Looking Closely at the BART Unions

Looking Closely at the BART Unions Many different postings (generally by the same person) have attempted (fairly poorly)...

Original post made by Daveg on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by sknywench, on Aug 28, 2013 at 8:33 pm | 5 comments | 1709 Views

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Danville teen killed in car crash day before starting senior year in high school

San Ramon Valley High School student Robert Orlando was riding in a car with two friends in Danville on their way home from...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Pleasanton Mom, on Aug 28, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 2176 Views

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SAVE THE DATE! Pleasanton Public Library's 25th Anniversary Gala - Friday, November 15th

The Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library will be hosting a 25th Anniversary Gala at the library on Friday, November 15th...

Original post made by Valerie Arkin on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by curious, on Aug 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm | 2 comments | 2475 Views

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Pleasanton police chief swears in 5 new officers

Pleasanton Police Department Chief Dave Spiller has sworn in five new officers, who replace others who have retired or transferred...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tim, on Aug 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 6 comments | 2933 Views

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Safeway reimburses "Rewards" members overcharged at gas stations

Safeway Inc. has agreed to reimburse some "rewards" members and pay a fine after overcharging customers at a gas station...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by dknute, on Aug 26, 2013 at 11:01 am | 4 comments | 10244 Views

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Are you ready for some football?

Labor Day weekend can mean a lot of things to people in Pleasanton with the start of high school football leading the list...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Quit whining Amador, on Aug 26, 2013 at 10:50 am | 4 comments | 2674 Views
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