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Federal court orders state to reduce prison population by 40,000 inmates

A federal court panel ordered the state Tuesday to reduce the population of its overcrowded prisons by up to 40,000 inmates...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by CHARLES, on Aug 9, 2009 at 9:19 am | 7 comments | 1002 Views

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Consumer protections lost in health care debate?

Consumer protections lost in health care debate By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (AP) – 2 hours ago WASHINGTON — It's one issue...

Original post made by Reality Sucks on Aug. 9, 2009
There are no comments yet. 772 Views

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Obama versus Bush???

When you really look at the below info and think about the preferential treatment Obama is getting it makes one wonder about...

Original post made by Melissa on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:50 am | 20 comments | 1987 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Family farm opens in Castlewood

If you've driven along the tree-lined, scenic Foothill Road recently, you may have noticed that there are crops growing at...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2007
Last comment by Dave & Jon, on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:12 am | 2 comments | 2672 Views

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Jobless recovery?

Interesting article by a former Obama economic advisor. http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090713/hindery_gerard ...

Original post made by Einstein on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by John, on Aug 8, 2009 at 5:50 pm | 1 comment | 1002 Views

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Sasha and Malia Obama's Quacker School

Interesting school, Sidwell Friends, that Sasha and Melia Obama attend. The school is based upon Quaker Principals, Diversity,...

Original post made by Friends on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Friends, on Aug 8, 2009 at 2:15 pm | 12 comments | 1028 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mentally disabled residents forced into Fight Club!

Warning this is not a pleasant deal here: http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=7556740&page=1 Power corrupts...

Original post made by Joe on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by 2ME4U, on Aug 8, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 4 comments | 1344 Views

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Loud Harley's on Main Street

The roar of a Harley motorcycle may be feel empowering to the rider. It is a nuisance to the rest of us. I saw an eldely...

Original post made by Furious George on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by IMDUMB, on Aug 8, 2009 at 12:23 pm | 51 comments | 2321 Views

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Yellow bumpy corner inclines

Someone must have a good answer for this.... All over the city corners are being constructed with the yellow bumpy inclines...

Original post made by Bob on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by 2ME4U, on Aug 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm | 10 comments | 1188 Views

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A thought experiment, and challenge for the political posters on our forums.

I find it quite funny that a lot of the conservative folks on these boards are now up in arms over things like "3am bills"...

Original post made by M on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Aug 8, 2009 at 8:35 am | 5 comments | 949 Views

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White House: 'War on terrorism' is over

Boy, was I glad to read this headline. Here's the rest of the right-speak if you are interested. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/06/white-house-war-terrorism-over/?f...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Reported, on Aug 7, 2009 at 8:22 pm | 19 comments | 1246 Views

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Former Pleasanton man pleads not guilty to fraud, tax evasion charges

A former Pleasanton resident pleaded not guilty in federal court in Oakland yesterday to charges of fraud and tax evasion...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 7, 2009 at 6:39 pm | 2 comments | 1044 Views

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Is Our Form of Government in America Changing?

Is Obama and his Administration changing our form of government? Here is a short refresher (very worthwhile viewing) on...

Original post made by Concerned Resident on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Average Guy, on Aug 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 6 comments | 1064 Views

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Obama "Get out of the Way" - Good Idea!

Recent quote from Obama: "I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Jean, on Aug 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm | 9 comments | 1016 Views

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Obama Open to Creation of Health Cooperatives, DeParle Says

Obama Open to Creation of Health Cooperatives, DeParle Says By Edwin Chen Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- President...

Original post made by Good News! on Aug. 7, 2009
There are no comments yet. 971 Views

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The Republican lies about the economics of health reform...

"The Republican lies about the economics of health reform are also heavily laced with hypocrisy." Washington Post ...

Original post made by Washington Post on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Unemployed, on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:20 am | 5 comments | 976 Views

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Thought experement part 2 "The Left"

It has come to my attention that I have been a bit harsh on “the right” as of late with my random thought experiments and...

Original post made by M on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by J, on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 880 Views

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Rowdy protesters overrun health care meetings

" his office received a death threat from a caller who said Miller "could lose his life over this. " Rowdy protesters...

Original post made by What a Shame on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by SteveP, on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:14 am | 4 comments | 1007 Views

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McKeehan now chair at community's own ValleyCare

Former Pleasanton City Manager Deborah McKeehan has been elected chairwoman of the ValleyCare Health System board of directors,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by No kidding, on Aug 7, 2009 at 9:20 am | 2 comments | 1003 Views

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National Education Society Annual National Convention Legislative Agenda

The National Education Association (NEA), which usually passes a dozen or more pro-homosexual resolutions every year at its...

Original post made by Public Education for Kids or Political Agendas? on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Marie, on Aug 7, 2009 at 9:19 am | 3 comments | 939 Views
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A second half of life exceptionally well lived
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