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Some interesting observations on Obamacare

There are some winners and some losers from a cost point of view as health care insurance rates are becoming solidified....

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm | 6 comments | 5578 Views

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BART operators work 4.5 hours and get paid for 8

From Zakhary Mallett, BART director. BART directors are an elected position. The overwhelming sentiment is that the unions...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm | 19 comments | 4005 Views

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Transit unions have donated $3M to CA State Assembly Democrats

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU, of which the BART train operators are members) and the Service Employees Service Union...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm | 21 comments | 5115 Views

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The Union and Politicians- Try Google Street View on Detroit

All of us know that there is a strong relationship between unions and elected politicians. Politicians support legislation...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by left is right, on Nov 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm | 16 comments | 3394 Views

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BART contract details

Time for a little arithmetic here. The union's original demand was a 20.1% raise over three years. The end result was...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Nov 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm | 38 comments | 15027 Views

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Boeing union forcing move to Long Beach?

Boeing offered its largest union a guarantee of 20,000 union jobs at its Washington facilities at prevailing wages for the...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Dec 2, 2013 at 8:28 pm | 28 comments | 2616 Views

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BART Family Leave clause and Union dishonesty

Yes it's an embarrassment to BART management that the Family Leave clause was mistakenly left in the agreement document. However...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:27 am | 19 comments | 16482 Views

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Detroit bankruptcy approved; IL passes pension reform

Odd that both these occurred on the same day. The federal bankruptcy judge ruled that Detroit's bankruptcy can proceed....

Original post made by Joe on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Bill Lambeer, on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 6 comments | 1927 Views

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Wal-Mart in Washington DC

Earlier this week, after much debate, Wal-Mart opened two stores within Washington DC. Some members of the DC city council...

Original post made by Joe on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm | 11 comments | 3801 Views

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Fast-food workers "strike"

This week, fast-food workers in 100 cities nationwide participated in a one-day "strike" to show support for their demand...

Original post made by Joe on Dec. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 8, 2013 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 1343 Views

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Boeing's 777 plant move

Twelve states including California, Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, Georgia, Kansas and Wisconsin are making proposals to Boeing...

Original post made by Joe on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 9, 2014 at 10:21 am | 13 comments | 3222 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cry to God

Crazy Alert... Pleasanton's most annoying visitors, Cry to God will be back at Tully's Plaza Friday October 30 at 6:30PM. [Personal...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Alberto, on Oct 30, 2009 at 2:56 pm | 5 comments | 1358 Views

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WHERE WOULD LOW INCOME HOUSING GO...??

If the Housing Cap is "struck down" and does not survive an appeal then where would all of this "low income housing" go?...

Original post made by Joe on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by Michelcreek, on Mar 23, 2010 at 9:14 am | 12 comments | 1237 Views

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Avoid Rynck

Had a bad experience with them. They are more concerned with making the next sale rather than spending time servicing customers...

Original post made by Joe on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by RyNck thread gone?, on Jan 17, 2013 at 9:51 am | 16 comments | 1956 Views

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Pleasanton Soccer Clubs...talking to the wall

The Rage and BUSC are very different clubs but one thing they have in common is keeping coaches who have overstayed their...

Original post made by Joe on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 1371 Views

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Occupy coming to Pleasanton Saturday 2/25 to protest Castlewood

Here we go. A planned march from downtown Pleasanton to Castlewood followed by a camp-in. Interesting that the webpage...

Original post made by Joe on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Again?, on Feb 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm | 6 comments | 1537 Views

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Even more on Mary Hayashi

1. She hasn't resigned her assembly position even after her conviction earlier this year for shoplifting from Neiman-Marcus...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Arnold, on Aug 12, 2012 at 9:43 am | 13 comments | 2303 Views

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Walmart grocery and the other Pleasanton groceries

Predicting what the effect of the new store will be on the existing Pleasanton grocery stores. I don't think the new Walmart...

Original post made by Joe on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by Poppin Fresh!, on Jul 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm | 19 comments | 2265 Views

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Dogs

Is it just me or do there seem to be way more dogs in town recently? Is it a fad that crept up on us? Maybe the economy...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 1, 2015
Last comment by dog lover, on Aug 4, 2015 at 7:43 pm | 18 comments | 1027 Views

RESTAURANTS

where everybody knows your name--Dr.Beanz Drive Thru

I can not believe how amazing the service and the coffee is at Dr. Beanz Coffee Bar. The young girl that works there in the...

Original post made by Joe on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by jessie, on May 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm | 10 comments | 3120 Views
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