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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 | 965 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 | 502 Views

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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 | 456 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 | 732 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 | 231 Views

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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 | 191 Views

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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 | 249 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 | 386 Views

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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 | 1057 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 | 261 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 | 557 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 | 1219 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. 374 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 | 827 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 it’s...

Original post made by Remi on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by iseeRITEthroughYOU, on Sep 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 10 comments | 3417 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 | 2230 Views

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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 | 1239 Views

AROUND TOWN

You might be a Republican if you believe:

… you think the right to life ends at birth. … you think that corporations have more compassion than humans. … you...

Original post made by Republican Values on Aug. 9, 2009
Last comment by Me Too, on Aug 9, 2009 at 9:48 pm | 11 comments | 938 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

What happened to the story about PPD dispatcher bust!

There was a story about PPD dispatcher getting busted with meth! It was here this morning.......

Original post made by republicrat on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by republicrat, on Feb 12, 2014 at 9:50 am | 3 comments | 670 Views

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California View Makes Texans Sick: Rick Perry Goes on the Offensive

The liberal lamestream media hit a new low when the Sacramento Bee published a cartoon that's mocks Gov. Rick Perry's touting...

Original post made by Rescuing America on Apr. 28, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 10, 2013 at 10:17 am | 4 comments | 870 Views
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Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law
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Never Say Never -- the Perry Indictment
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CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know
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Patience and very deep pockets can pay off
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