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AROUND TOWN

Water/Sewage Charges up 50%

I used the same amount of water for 6/16 - 8/16 this year as I did last year, but my bill was 50% higher. Was this the "modest"...

Original post made by OldTimer on Aug. 27, 2011
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 29, 2011 at 8:45 pm | 11 comments | 916 Views

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Ugly Buses

I wonder how much money the bus company (is it Wheels?) gets for allowing the bus to be completely covered with advertising....

Original post made by OldTimer on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Tamieka, on Dec 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm | 8 comments | 3268 Views

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Decodaquote cancelled in Times Newspaper

The Valley Times is replacing the Decodaquote puzzle with another similar puzzle because the Decodeaquote puzzle a few days...

Original post made by OldTimer on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by MrsJJJ, on Aug 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm | 7 comments | 1906 Views

AROUND TOWN

What was going on at Tassajara/Freeway last night?

About 8:30PM Friday 8/10 we exited 580 at Santa Rita/Tassajara. The parking area for the office buildings on the northwest...

Original post made by oldtimer on Aug. 11, 2012
Last comment by Not the end of the line?, on Aug 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments | 1228 Views

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Stanley Blvd

As I was weaving back an forth on Stanley this morning (left lane closed, then right lane closed, then left lane closed),...

Original post made by oldtimer on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Trudy, on Sep 25, 2012 at 10:42 am | 1 comment | 1331 Views

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Pleasanton Approving Used Car Lot

It is amazing to me that while Dublin is adding Whole Foods, Hobby Lobby, Dick's, and lots of new restaurants (yes, they...

Original post made by oldtimer on Apr. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 199 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Angela Street fire

It's been almost 7 months since this fire made headlines for several weeks. There were all sorts of suspicious circumstannces...

Original post made by olfthfl on Jul. 10, 2009
Last comment by Getting Angry, on Nov 6, 2009 at 10:40 am | 12 comments | 1950 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stoneridge Drive extension

The Stoneridge Drive extension is finished. The landscaping, road striping and all other facets are complete. Why is it not...

Original post made by olfthfl on Oct. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 512 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Angela Street fire

Well, the 1st anniversary of this headline making event will soon be upon us with all the mystery still intact. The burned...

Original post made by Olfthful on Oct. 12, 2009
There are no comments yet. 849 Views

RESTAURANTS

Eddie Papa's is not to be missed

Eddie Papa's is on Hopyard, near Stoneridge. This place is wonderful! Regional American cuisine presented with style and...

Original post made by Oliver Heaviside on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by Dave Walden, on Mar 22, 2009 at 8:38 pm | 31 comments | 3371 Views

RESTAURANTS

La Palapa Closing Again?

So, the come-and-gone Mexican joint at Hopyard and 580 is gone gain. Does anyone know why? They seemed to do a decent business...

Original post made by Oliver Heaviside on Aug. 4, 2013
Last comment by Map, on Mar 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm | 14 comments | 2761 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Just what WAS Romney thinking? Selective perceptions in the Republican bubble zone

It is becoming clearer. Romney's concession speech was as weak as it was because it was impromtu, written only minutes before...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Nov. 9, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 14, 2012 at 9:32 am | 13 comments | 2782 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party of Dumb

This past presidential election should be looked upon a a real learning experience for the Republican Party and its supporters....

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by Did You Mean Petraeus?, on Nov 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm | 8 comments | 1291 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Reclaiming America in 2016: Where there's a will there's a way

Republicans need to take heart after their inexplicable defeat of a couple weeks past. Despite Gov. Mitt Romney's heartfelt...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by OtherObserver, on Nov 21, 2012 at 10:35 am | 11 comments | 2969 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Choosing a College? Think Learning, Not Earning

We live in a rapidly changing society. So, too, with our college and university systems, which increasingly have modified...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Jakob, on Dec 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 1993 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Celebrating Labor's Just Cause on Labor Day

As we move toward celebration of another Labor Day, Americans are faced with a number of distressing trends within the political...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by pleasanton joe, on Sep 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm | 10 comments | 1180 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Labor Faces Many Obstacles in Its Quest for Justice

The primary obstacle facing American workers today is capital, which can only do what it does best -- reap profits from workers'...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Sep. 1, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 2, 2013 at 8:25 am | 35 comments | 1166 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Walmart Once Again Under Scrutiny

Workers who've been fired by Walmart for their activism set a Labor Day deadline for Walmart to rehire them and raise wages...

Original post made by Oliver Towne on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:05 am | 6 comments | 972 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Business is Booming, at least in IRAQ!

Your TAX Dollars at Work, Marketing the Iraq Oil Industry to the American Oil Industry. The End to the means of the Iraq...

Original post made by OMG on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Jobless, on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm | 15 comments | 980 Views

AROUND TOWN

Robo Carpet Calls from 425-320-5163

Just got yet another Robo call from these "people", and their insidious (and probably illegal) machine, offering to clean...

Original post made by On Do Not Call List on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Don't get mad- get even?, on Jun 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm | 7 comments | 1407 Views
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 33 comments | 1,121 views

Political posturing about water
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 800 views

Backpacked with care is back
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 506 views