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Walmart or not

Haven't seen any activity at all in the old Nob Hill site. Are they putting in a Walmart grocery or not? The one is San...

Original post made by Regina on Aug. 1, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm | 14 comments | 1709 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Teachers and tenure - lawsuit

The disservice that the CA Teachers' Association provides to California as a whole continues to amaze me. When are we going...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Registered Joe, on Jan 31, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 29 comments | 2023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CA Teacher Tenure Lawsuit

Day 13 of the trial ended today. Seven more days of testimony is expected, and it will be some weeks or months before the...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Registered Joe, on Feb 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm | 25 comments | 1849 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CTA unanimously denounces the Vergara vs. CA lawsuit

In late March the delegates from the California Teachers' Association (that's "teachers' union" to you non-teachers, one...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by The Rest of the Bunch are Good Apples, on Apr 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm | 9 comments | 1203 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Unions Behaving Badly - Massing against Steve Glazer

Steve Glazer is running for the local State Assembly seat. One central plank in his platform is his effort to ban BART strikes,...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Taxpayer, on May 3, 2014 at 1:26 am | 15 comments | 655 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mary Hayashi - We're most likely done with her

The Democratic Party endorsed Bob Wieckowski for the 10th district state senate seat. He'll most likely win the primary...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Right, on May 4, 2014 at 6:37 pm | 11 comments | 616 Views

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 | 902 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 | 362 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 | 301 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 | 380 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 | 1097 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 | 1216 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 | 407 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 | 674 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 | 689 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 | 812 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 | 603 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 | 645 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. 488 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 | 412 Views
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Steve Glazer for State Senate
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 1,619 views

Pleasanton resident will have his hands full trying to keep the Oakland teams
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 921 views

The House of Representatives performs history’s first repeat hara-kiri
By Tom Cushing | 0 comments | 115 views