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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 | 563 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 | 517 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 | 794 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 | 286 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 | 238 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 | 289 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 | 715 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 | 1116 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 | 325 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 | 609 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 | 560 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 | 618 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, 18 hours ago | 2 comments | 166 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 | 1268 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. 427 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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 | 852 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 | 3489 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 | 2293 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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 | 1322 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 | 968 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 32 comments | 2,199 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 892 views

The Vranesh situation heads to court
By Tim Hunt | 9 comments | 726 views