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Gov. Brown - CalPERS is a Ponzt Scheme

"Brown was particularly bothered by a contention in a report by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System that...

Original post made by Arnold on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by watching pensions, on Dec 5, 2011 at 9:29 am | 3 comments | 1395 Views

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Ootgoing CalPERS Board Member Rips Earnings

Outgoing CalPERS board member rips earnings December 19, 2011 “In a feisty farewell last week, an outgoing CalPERS...

Original post made by Arnold on Dec. 19, 2011
Last comment by B Madoff, on Jan 4, 2012 at 1:45 am | 5 comments | 2500 Views

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Teacher's Retirement Fund Wants You - The Taxpayers!

““…the state will have to increase CalSTRS funding by $3.8 billion a year for 30 years for a total of more than $114...

Original post made by Arnold on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by to: stacey, on Jan 2, 2012 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 1435 Views

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Gov. Brown's Budget Plan

“Governor Jerry Brown proposed $92.6 billion in spending for the year starting in July, an increase of about 7 percent,...

Original post made by Arnold on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by GX, on Jan 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm | 28 comments | 1994 Views

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The governor's dice roll (Tim Hunt)

Tim Hunt: "California is a great dichotomy—we want all of the services (quality, low-cost higher education, locking up...

Original post made by Arnold on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 3 comments | 1233 Views

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Pension Reform Dead - HSR approved -State Broke

CalPERS has just ended their fiscal year losing 10 billion dollars while projecting they would earn 18.6 billion, for a net...

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 7, 2012
Last comment by M, on Jul 10, 2012 at 11:32 am | 42 comments | 2900 Views

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Bankruptcy

SAN BERNARDINO -- The City Council voted Tuesday night to authorize a bankruptcy filing. "This is probably the hardest...

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 11, 2012
Last comment by Be nice, on Jul 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm | 7 comments | 1691 Views

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Moody�s Triples Pension Debt Estimates

Moody�s Triples Pension Debt Estimates This is a big deal because Moody�s is changing the way they view public...

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 18, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 20, 2012 at 9:54 am | 12 comments | 2506 Views

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Police Officers Abuse Disability

Fraudulent disability claims are a huge issue which should be part of the governors 12 pension reform plan, but it isn't....

Original post made by Arnold on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Arnold, on Jul 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm | 14 comments | 3563 Views

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AB 2541 - more money for police & fire unions t taxpayer cost

AB 2451 So this is what our politicians are working on, ALL OF THEM, while claiming pension reform is one of our biggest...

Original post made by Arnold on Aug. 20, 2012
Last comment by Disgusting, on Aug 23, 2012 at 10:41 am | 5 comments | 1980 Views

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To: Tim Hunt

"A starting firefighter makes $5,800 a month, while those at the top salary step (no. 6) make $7,405 or $88,860 annually....

Original post made by Arnold on Aug. 28, 2012
Last comment by Question, on Sep 27, 2012 at 7:17 am | 16 comments | 2943 Views

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Did city management lie to the public regarding pension reform?

Yes! The city of Pleasanton and the management team have claimed public safety consecions that do not exist. The claimed...

Original post made by Arnold on Nov. 17, 2012
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Re: Pleasanton school district to end fiscal year with hefty balances

"Pleasanton school district to end fiscal year with hefty balances" posted under Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Pleasanton...

Original post made by Arnold on Mar. 17, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 23, 2013 at 7:52 am | 19 comments | 3382 Views

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CalPERS rate hike: 50 percent over six years

"The CalPERS board last week tentatively approved an employer rate hike of roughly 50 percent over the next half dozen years,...

Original post made by Arnold on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Mr, drowning, on Mar 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm | 2 comments | 1357 Views

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Alameda County rewards boss: $400k…for life

"Alameda County supervisors have really taken to heart the adage that government should run like a business — rewarding...

Original post made by Arnold on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Bill, on Mar 30, 2013 at 11:23 am | 4 comments | 1462 Views

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City Council Ignores PENSION problem - unfunded liability increases

"Craig Bowen, the San Ramon Valley fire chief who retired in 2008, collects an annual pension of $310,000 a year, in part...

Original post made by Arnold on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Arnold, on May 29, 2013 at 10:56 pm | 2 comments | 1577 Views

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States sinking in pension plan debt

"States must jettison the unnatural disaster that traditional retirement plans have become. Taxpayers nationwide are staring...

Original post made by Arnold on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident, on May 30, 2013 at 7:53 pm | 14 comments | 1503 Views

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STUDIO 7 NON-EVENT

So, I get an email from Studio 7 saying to come down cause "We're moving on"! Okay, so I thought it was a farewell party...

Original post made by Art Critic on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by M, on Mar 21, 2010 at 2:30 pm | 2 comments | 1264 Views

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New Studio 7 Owner -- YOU SHOULD HEED THIS

Now that the former Studio 7 owner has sold out it would seem to be just common sense to change the name! The former owner...

Original post made by Art Lover on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by M, on Apr 3, 2010 at 10:35 am | 6 comments | 1366 Views

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Is Bridget Melson bad for Pleasanton?

Perhaps no one person has done more to make Pleasanton look like a haven for right-wing bigotry and intolerance than Bridget...

Original post made by Arthur Y. on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Real Republican, on Dec 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 23 comments | 5652 Views
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