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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama seeks to restrict states' voting rights: Another play of the race card?

President Obama played the race card when he said Friday that his new voting-rights commission will help to prevent state...

Original post made by Liberalism NOT on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Grand Dragoon, on Feb 23, 2013 at 10:07 am | 9 comments | 850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kansas Raises Its Educational Bar: Other States Expected to Follow

With the Kansas State Board of Education preparing to vote on new science standards this year, the House Education Committee...

Original post made by Frank Baum on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Neil, on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm | 4 comments | 851 Views

AROUND TOWN

COMMENTARY: '2013 promises to be Pleasanton's best year yet'

We're encouraged by remarks made Tuesday by Mayor Jerry Thorne that he will push for reforms and more mutual cooperation...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Spudly, on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm | 10 comments | 1253 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Dem. Illinois Sen. wants to limit free speech on the internet

Interesting article http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/21/illinois-state-senator-pushes-anti-anonymity-bill/ about Dem. Senator...

Original post made by keep the internet free on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by steve, on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 6 comments | 764 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Teen with contentious yearbook photo arrested for hashish possession

The Amador senior who made news last week for a controversial yearbook photo is back in the news, this time with a felony...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by 188IQ, on Feb 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm | 94 comments | 3189 Views

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Tri-Valley Animal Rescue’s 8th annual Claws for Paws Crab Feed

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue’s 8th annual Claws for Paws Crab Feed will be held on Saturday March 9,2013 at the Shrine Event...

Original post made by Jim Telfer on Feb. 22, 2013
There are no comments yet. 735 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

All-electronic tolling to start in late March on Golden Gate Bridge

With the Golden Gate Bridge moving to all-electronic tolling by the end of March, bridge officials Wednesday began handing...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:43 am | 8 comments | 1967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What is an "instructional coach?" and why is PUSD funding instructional coaches rather than real teachers?

I have been following the thread on PUSD. It used to be that every time a buddy of a superintendent or administrator "retired,"...

Original post made by Boondoggle on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 23 comments | 7611 Views

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Pleasanton set to start negotiations tonight with employees union

The City Council will open negotiations with the Pleasanton City Employees Association (PCEA) at its meeting tonight in...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Ptown native, on Feb 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm | 24 comments | 3732 Views

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Obama's Approval Ratings Through the Roof! Proving Spread of Disease of Liberalism

As President Obama faces a tough showdown with congressional Republicans over the looming sequestration cuts, a new poll...

Original post made by Wither America? on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Unphased by facts, on Feb 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm | 3 comments | 759 Views

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Donate prom dresses to the Princess Project

Ladies: Do you have any fancy dresses hanging around your closet? Give them a new chance at life - but, more importantly,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Doug, on Feb 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm | 2 comments | 1578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scholarships available for Foothill, Village, Amador High Schools

One month until scholarship applications are due for Amador Valley Scholarships, Inc. Last year we awarded $23,500 in scholarships...

Original post made by Mary Reding on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Dorothy, on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:42 am | 5 comments | 1228 Views

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Police nab daytime burglar

Lincoln's birthday may be in part responsible for the arrest of a Discovery Bay man in a Pleasanton burglary. Two juveniles...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Member, on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm | 18 comments | 1698 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton school board ponders plan to restore $2.7 million in jobs

The Pleasanton school district is considering adding some jobs that were cut in 2008, including a lead trainer for technology...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 31 comments | 9402 Views

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BART to hold one-week test of allowing bikes on trains during commute hours

BART will conduct a week-long test program from March 18-22 allowing bicycles on all trains at all hours. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by John, on Feb 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 1236 Views

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Parking near San Francisco's AT&T Park getting pricier

Parking near San Francisco's AT&T Park is getting pricier in the evenings and during events at the ballpark starting next...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Simon Says, on Feb 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm | 3 comments | 803 Views

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Cash mob hits downtown Pleasanton at 6 p.m. tonight

The "Cash Mob" is at it again. These groups that meet to patronize a specific local business have been popping up across...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2013
Last comment by Amazing, on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:39 am | 12 comments | 850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Amador Valley High wins state 'We the People' competition

Amador Valley High School captured first place in the "We the People" state finals last Saturday in Bakersfield, topping...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 20, 2013 at 7:15 am | 3 comments | 2978 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Is Global Warming a Ruse for Creeping Communism? Chairman Gore Pontificates on Income Inequality

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore says the American media and outsize effect of corporate money...

Original post made by Our Freedom Is at Stake on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 3262 Views

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Car Fire

Does anyone have any information on the car fire on Vineyard Avenue on Saturday, February 16th around 12:30pm? My husband...

Original post made by ccwc on Feb. 19, 2013
There are no comments yet. 676 Views
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