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Starbucks to pay $225,000 for shorting consumers in gift card redemptions

The district attorneys' offices of Sonoma, Monterey and Shasta counties have settled a civil complaint that claimed Starbucks...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm | 3 comments | 993 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

"Dear Ms. Pelosi..." (a letter rapidly circulating across the US)

"I write to you out of utter disdain..." This letter written my a NC attorney is burning up the ethernet in the eastern...

Original post made by Amy on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on Aug 27, 2009 at 11:12 am | 12 comments | 1400 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Feds providing $3-million for undersea mapping of San Francisco Bay

California is receiving $3 million in federal stimulus money for an undersea mapping project in the San Francisco Bay Area,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Talk, on Aug 27, 2009 at 8:51 am | 6 comments | 1141 Views

AROUND TOWN

For the biker who nearly died today . . . . . .

I was driving north on Main St today at 5:30 AM, just approaching Stanley. My traffic light was, and had been, green but...

Original post made by driver and biker on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 26, 2009 at 9:37 pm | 37 comments | 3373 Views

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Afghanistan and place we should not be!!!

Where are all the war protesters and where are the news outlets? We should not be in Afghanistan and can never win. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090826/ap_on_re_as/as_afghan...

Original post made by Cindy on Aug. 26, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1008 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

mega-millionaire, right-wing Christian founder of Blackwater, the private security firm

"America's Holy Warriors" Erik Prince is "the secretive, mega-millionaire, right-wing Christian founder of Blackwater, the...

Original post made by Mr. Prince on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Think, on Aug 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm | 6 comments | 4882 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

More Change we can believe in!!!

Obama names Bush CIA guy to head up program??????????? http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20090826/pl_politico/26437...

Original post made by Pietra on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 26, 2009 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 931 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Federal money and Congressional seat at stake in 2010 Census

The 2010 census will have critical ramifications to state residents with a congressional seat and billions of dollars in...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Bonnie, on Aug 26, 2009 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 1028 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Primary Care Doctor says he saves the system big bucks but gets only small payments :

This is a GOOD article about Primary care doctors and why they are fed up. Also note an element of “RATIONING” of health...

Original post made by Doc on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Lee, on Aug 26, 2009 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 949 Views

AROUND TOWN

Black Cat..Panther?.. Roaming Hills Palomares

I did see the much talked-about black cat--suspected possible Panther-- roaming the hills in the Church/Rodeo area along...

Original post made by I Love Pleasanton on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Lee, on Aug 26, 2009 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 1208 Views

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Neighbors want downtown holiday skating rink put on ice for now

An already-announced outdoor ice skating rink at downtown's Delucchi Park for the coming Thanksgiving-to-Christmas holiday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Bait/Switch, on Aug 26, 2009 at 8:14 am | 57 comments | 2004 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hearst Elementry Shut Down due to MOLD, the Day before start of school!!

Hearst Elementry Shut Down due to MOLD, the Day before start of school!! This makes NO sense at all to find elevated levels...

Original post made by Upset and Concerned Parent on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by toxicmoldtruth, on Aug 25, 2009 at 6:43 pm | 2 comments | 1412 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Scherer to stand trial for parents' deaths

Ernest Scherer III sat emotionless in an Oakland courtroom Friday as Judge Jeffrey Horner ordered the defendant to stand...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Janet Pelletier, managing editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 5 comments | 1625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Starting, Slowing to 25 mph...

Here's an interesting article about what people should be doing behind the wheel whenever children are present on school...

Original post made by PToWN94566 on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Me, on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:03 pm | 4 comments | 1049 Views

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an attempt by Schwarzenegger to remake California government

Veto Flap is Really About A Power Grab Tom Elias, Mirror Contributing Writer To most Californians who have noticed...

Original post made by Angry as Hell on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Cheryl, on Aug 25, 2009 at 3:43 pm | 10 comments | 1124 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Many sirens around 4:30 this morning?

I wondered if anyone knows what happened this morning around 4:30am on the west side of Pleasanton. There were many sirens...

Original post made by Grace on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Puppetlady, on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 1452 Views

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"This is potentially the largest mass-vaccination program in human history,"

Swine Flu Campaign Waits on Vaccine Only Third of Supply Is Expected for First Round of Vast Effort By Rob Stein Washington...

Original post made by Local Nurse on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by Kafka-esque, on Aug 25, 2009 at 11:12 am | 18 comments | 2118 Views

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Editorial

We applaud the summertime efforts of Pleasanton school supporters for their enthusiasm and some success in raising money...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:27 am | 26 comments | 1242 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Walnut Creek joins Tri-Valley cities in banning medical marijuana dispensaries

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Walnut Creek City Council passed an urgency ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jason, on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1146 Views

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Obamacare will be 1 big ‘death panel’

Obamacare will be 1 big ‘death panel’ By Richard Poe © 2009 WorldNetDaily President Obama has promised huge cuts in...

Original post made by mark on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Dublinmike, on Aug 24, 2009 at 10:27 pm | 5 comments | 933 Views
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Martin Litton, force of nature. An appreciation.
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