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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

I was against a spending freeze before I was in favor of one

President Obama will propose a 'discretionary spending freeze' in his State of the Union speech later this week. The freeze...

Original post made by Ellie Light on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by SteveP, on Jan 27, 2010 at 8:58 am | 2 comments | 1304 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Photo of the Day...

Obama has to use a teleprompter to talk to 6th graders. This guy is simply pathetic. http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2010/01/pitiful-obama-needs-teleprompter-to.html ...

Original post made by Bill on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Tango, on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:55 am | 11 comments | 1434 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Willle Brown calls Public Employee pensions too generous

Even Willie Brown knows that Public Employee Unions are Bankrupting the state. He said recently: "The deal used to...

Original post made by Caesar on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by another resident, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:56 pm | 14 comments | 1562 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Stanford professor says gays, lesbians 'lack political power'

A Stanford professor who said homosexuals lack political power and a gay man who said conversion therapy made him suicidal...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm | 20 comments | 2052 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judicial council votes to continue monthly court closures

Members of the state Judicial Council have voted to continue the budget-tightening measure of monthly court closures, saying...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by sad daysfor CA, on Jan 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 3 comments | 1492 Views

RESTAURANTS

Meal not botched at Baci's

Last year posted my disappointment at prior several meals at Baci's. Have since gone twice in last few months and was pleasantly...

Original post made by honest diner on Jan. 26, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2691 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Construction starts on 4th bore of Caldecott Tunnel

Federal, state and local officials gathered in Orinda Friday to celebrate the beginning of construction on the fourth bore...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Joe Wielder, on Jan 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 1820 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Local office opens for 2010 Census count

Ten questions will determine how much funding Pleasanton will receive for social services and transportation, whether or...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm | 2 comments | 1449 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton asks BART to scrap Staples Ranch extension plans

If BART officials didn't get the message Jan. 6, Pleasanton officials are sending it again today: the public doesn't want...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Pete, on Jan 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 7 comments | 1591 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's Short Coat Tails

With the election of Republican Senator Scott Brown to the formerly held & much coveted senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy,...

Original post made by Nosy Neighbors on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Nosy Neighbors, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:35 am | 23 comments | 1435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools facing at least $6.9M in cuts

PUSD's latest budget forecast may not have hit rock bottom Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6574...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:23 am | 121 comments | 4923 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Single Payer - Are California Democrats Completely Tone Deaf?

Are California Democrats completely tone deaf on health care? I was flabbergasted to see the Sen. Mark Leno is once again...

Original post made by Ribbit on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Sandra, on Jan 25, 2010 at 7:19 pm | 4 comments | 1096 Views

AROUND TOWN

Oak Grove development plan back before City Council tonight

A plan to build 51 luxury homes in the hills above Kottinger Ranch will come back for consideration by the Pleasanton City...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm | 12 comments | 1832 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why is Pleasanton Garbage Service so slow in switching out cans?

I called Pleasanton Garbage the other day to inquire when I'll be getting a smaller garbage can -- I ordered one back in...

Original post made by A resident on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tony F., on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 31 comments | 3311 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

10-year-old cancer survivor raises money for research

As medicine and technology improve, there are, fortunately, more and more people who can say they survived cancer. But Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by bonnniee, on Jan 25, 2010 at 4:15 am | 1 comment | 1714 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

De La Salle - do they belong in EBAL

OK, so I know that the Mt. Diablo school dist. does not want them in their league but, do they belong in our league? I...

Original post made by Marc on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by dth, on Jan 24, 2010 at 9:57 pm | 14 comments | 1512 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shoppers flee gunfire in Southland Mall yesterday but no one injured

Hayward police are investigating an incident at Southland Mall in which a man fired multiple gunshots in the mall's parking...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2077 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crutches, Canes, Wheelchairs, and Walkers needed for Haiti

Local residents can clean out their garages and closets to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The Rotary Club of Pleasanton...

Original post made by Rotary on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by Rotary, on Jan 24, 2010 at 12:02 am | 1 comment | 1451 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Care to see new results of the War on Poverty's "Head Start" Program?

How's that "Head Start" program doing, you wonder? Remember, it was created in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty"...

Original post made by Janet on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by westsider, on Jan 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm | 1 comment | 1260 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Would you, could you in the rain?

Would you, could you in the rain? Why are the students of PMS spending their lunch period in 40 degree temps in the pouring...

Original post made by A PMS parent on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by lunch lady, on Jan 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm | 5 comments | 1611 Views
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