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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 | 390 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 | 321 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 | 412 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 | 1133 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 | 1248 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 | 436 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 | 709 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 | 745 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 | 884 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 | 657 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 | 704 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. 543 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 | 479 Views

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25 states are now Right to Work states

Wisconsin will become the 25th state when the Governor signs the legislation into law this week. It was passed by the Wisconsin...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Mar. 7, 2015
Last comment by Daveg, on Mar 11, 2015 at 5:57 pm | 4 comments | 240 Views

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CA Attorney General kills hospital buyout

Attorney General Kamela Harris is the reason behind the now-failed buyout of the Daughters of Charity network of six hospitals....

Original post made by Registered Joe on Mar. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 116 Views

AROUND TOWN

Matt Sullivan's Letter to the Editor re: BART

This is so far off the beaten track (no pun intended) that I have to comment. It's in today's (Friday March 13's) full edition...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by June, on Mar 18, 2015 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 423 Views

AROUND TOWN

Steve Glazer endorsed by Mayor Thorne and 80% of City Council

Mayor Jerry Thorne and Councilmembers Kathy Narum, Arne Olson and Jerry Pentin have all endorsed Glazer in his bid for State...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Mar. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 63 Views

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SF Supervisor plans to offer vote to 16-year-olds

John Avalos, San Francisco Supervisor, is introducing a measure to lower the voting age in that city to 16. Depending on...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Mar. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 99 Views

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Cabs vs. Uber

This week, the number of Uber vehicles on the street passed the number of cabs in New York City. Totally amazing when you...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Mar. 21, 2015
Last comment by econowonk , on Mar 22, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 1 comment | 188 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Gavin Newsom throws SF voters under the bus

In 2014, San Francisco voters passed Prop B with a 60% vote, which calls for a public referendum for any new project along...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by ll, on Mar 27, 2015 at 8:33 am | 1 comment | 149 Views
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