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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State Sen Mark DeSaulnier - Behaving Badly - Super Salaries

Our State Senator, Mark DeSaulnier, has proposed legislation to punish companies that pay their CEOs higher compensation...

Original post made by Registered Joe on May. 5, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on May 7, 2014 at 7:26 am | 9 comments | 875 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Campaign fundraising comparison - Sbranti and Glazer

Who's funding whom? From the CA Secretary of State website as of May 21: Tim Sbranti: $100,000 from CA Teachers' Association...

Original post made by Registered Joe on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by lessismore, on May 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 4 comments | 337 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Campaign support- $700,000 from the unions to Sbranti

New information from the CA Secretary of State website. A new option, listing "Late expenditures affecting this candidate." The...

Original post made by Registered Joe on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Daveg, on May 27, 2014 at 10:33 pm | 3 comments | 277 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Wieckowski v Hayashi in the 10th Senate District Primary

You can't make this stuff up. Thankfully this is in somebody else's district; if these people were running here in Pleasanton...

Original post made by Registered Joe on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 1, 2014 at 7:00 am | 6 comments | 353 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unions contribute over $1.5 Million to Tim Sbranti's Campaign

Check it out on the CA Secretary of State website: http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/ These union contributions, by themselves,...

Original post made by Registered Joe on May. 31, 2014
Last comment by Fire Guy, on Jun 1, 2014 at 10:49 pm | 10 comments | 1070 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

SF Muni union sick-out today; only 1/3 of vehicles running

Lots of problems in SF today because of the union sick-out. If you think this is isolated to SF, think again: It's only...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Steven, on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:32 am | 15 comments | 1183 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The election was disappointing for several reasons...

1. Leland Yee is under indictment in federal corruption charges, yet he received 289,000 votes in Tuesday's election for...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Right, on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm | 6 comments | 385 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge rules against teacher tenure rules

Vergara vs. California - the Students Matter lawsuit - the challenge to CA teacher tenure rules that effectively prevent...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:17 am | 18 comments | 654 Views

SPORTS

Gavin Newsom, now a sports commentator

I try my best to ignore San Francisco politics and the likes of Willie Brown and Don Perata. But I'm forced to comment on...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by The Dogfather, on Sep 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm | 28 comments | 651 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher hit by car while directing traffic at Hearst/PMS

Neighbor came back this morning with news...the teacher was struck while in the crosswalk by a car going north on Case Ave.,...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Map, on Oct 28, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 7 comments | 780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher Tenure repeal - Marshal Tuck Supports, Tom Torlakson does not

Marshall Tuck, who is challenging the incumbent schools chief, agrees with the decision in the Vergara vs. California lawsuit...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Concerned parent, on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:29 pm | 2 comments | 559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Please read "Rotten Apples" in Time magazine and vote for Marshall Tuck

Please read this article...the issue is not just limited to CA, it's nationwide. But as-goes-California-so-goes-the-nation,...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Nov. 1, 2014
Last comment by Registered Joe, on Nov 4, 2014 at 8:48 am | 7 comments | 605 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher Tenure - Time's "Rotten Apples" article

The article entitled "Rotten Apples" from a couple of weeks ago attracted so much attention that Time Magazine decided to...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Nov. 6, 2014
There are no comments yet. 424 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pension reform - in a perspective we can all understand

The CA pension system is underfunded by $198.2 billion dollars. This is from Sec. of State John Chiang, November 2014. ...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Unfunded Pension Liability, on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:31 am | 13 comments | 351 Views

AROUND TOWN

Studio 7 "downsizing" or Closing?

About a year ago the owner took a job as a winemaker for a Livermore winery. After the Hospice Thrift Shop was pushed out...

Original post made by regular of downtown on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jill, on Jun 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm | 9 comments | 1309 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where are the recordings?

The school board has yet to post the tape of their last meeting... What is taking them so long? It seems like it takes weeks...

Original post made by Release the recording! on Jul. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 484 Views

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Our Company Health Insurance Increased by 84%...thanks to Obama/McNerneyCare

For those of you who are still fortunately employed -- despite Obama's and McNerney's efforts to put you on foodstamps --...

Original post made by RememberInNovember on Sep. 1, 2010
Last comment by Interesting, on Sep 1, 2010 at 11:28 am | 6 comments | 878 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Do we want a police blotter on Pleasanton Weekly's website?

My answer is a big YES. Did my neighbor hit his wife? Did my doctor get a DUI? It's informative and entertaining. Maybe itís...

Original post made by Remi on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by iseeRITEthroughYOU, on Sep 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 10 comments | 3569 Views

RESTAURANTS

Blessing is back!

For anyone who remembers Blessings, the wonderful Chinese restaurant on Santa Rita, the great news is owner Cindy is back...

Original post made by Rene on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Viv, on Apr 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm | 4 comments | 2346 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Christie Shunned by Republicans, But He Assures Voters His Appetite for Victory Remains Insatiable

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has still not received an invite to speak at this year's upcoming Conservative Political...

Original post made by Republican Rebounder on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by MYOB, on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm | 12 comments | 1383 Views
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Cleaning my PC or cleaning my wallet?
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Swalwell running for Congress again, will pass on Senate campaign
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Selma Soliloquy
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