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216 Years Till Breakeven

The 680 Express Lane was built under the assumption that the paying users of the express lane would pay for the improvements....

Original post made by Bill on Oct. 22, 2010
Last comment by Arroyo, on Oct 22, 2010 at 7:36 pm | 1 comment | 769 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure F Gets a "F"

Measure F is a $10 fee, if passed, that will be attached to every registered vehicle in Alameda County. The fee's intent...

Original post made by Bill on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by TOO BAD...it's NO, on Oct 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm | 1 comment | 811 Views

RESTAURANTS

Unprofessional business practice

As of Dec. 10th when our group of four had dinner at Stacey's Cafe, no written, posted sign, nor verbal announcement was...

Original post made by Bill on Jan. 6, 2011
Last comment by sherry, on Apr 20, 2011 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 3005 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Turn On Your Headlights

Fog in Pleasanton today lowered visibility to less then 500 feet. I was amazed at the number of cars that were driving the...

Original post made by Bill on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by great reminder, on Jan 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The mini tea baggers take down Pleasanton Schools again.

Well congrats to the anti measure E group again for defeating a $98 a year parcel tax in our rich and safe community. As...

Original post made by bill on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Arroyo, on May 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm | 4 comments | 1266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The mini tea baggers take down Pleasanton Schools again.

Well congrats to the anti measure E group again for defeating a $98 a year parcel tax in our rich and safe community. As...

Original post made by bill on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Steven, on May 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm | 11 comments | 1502 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mary Hayashi vs Solyndra

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) was on the news last night condemning Solyndra for letting all their employees go...

Original post made by Bill on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Carl Marks, on Sep 4, 2011 at 8:59 am | 9 comments | 1878 Views

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Help with looking for care homes

I have begun the process of looking for a care home for my Mother who is 60, but is suffering with the affects of Multiple...

Original post made by Bill on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by CeCe2, on Oct 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm | 1 comment | 1014 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Let'em Have It

Those that missed the One Bay Area workshops can make your feelings known on future growth/development in the Bay Area to...

Original post made by Bill on Feb. 9, 2012
There are no comments yet. 872 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Measure B Perpetual Tax

In 2000 Alameda County voters approved a 1/2% sales tax to fund transportation related projects. The revenue from this was...

Original post made by Bill on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by Tim H, on Jul 28, 2012 at 7:22 am | 7 comments | 1501 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Who's Protecting Who?

At the end of this column is a listing of the TSA agents who were arrested within a year's time for heinous crimes against...

Original post made by Bill on Sep. 11, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2291 Views

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Northbound i680 HOV/Express Lane in Planning Process

CalTrans published in the SJ Merc yesterday a public notice indicating that they are in the planning stages of the i680 HOV/Express...

Original post made by Bill on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by ks, on Sep 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm | 2 comments | 1047 Views

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Stoneridge Drive extension opens ?

"Long-awaited, much-needed Stoneridge Drive extension opens Nov.1" It will open tomorrow? Any update? ...

Original post made by Bill on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Bella, on Oct 30, 2013 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 511 Views

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Metering Light is Causing Gridlock

Why is Caltrans allowed to turn on freeway metering lights when doing so causes gridlock on city streets? Today was the worst...

Original post made by Bill on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Driver, on Feb 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm | 43 comments | 5384 Views

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Sunol Grade Storage Sheds

Michael, Gary Richards (Mr. Roadshow) wrote me an email and said that the sheds were built by Union Pacific and are used...

Original post made by Bill on Jul. 20, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 21, 2014 at 8:55 am | 1 comment | 295 Views

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Challenge to the Mayor

Where viewscapes are negatively impacted by a proposed structure, cities often employ two ladder fire trucks to act as an...

Original post made by Bill on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by A Neighbor, on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm | 3 comments | 244 Views

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2 Cars Per Green Light

Mike Tassano - wondering why the signage for the metering light that controls traffic entering southbound i680 from Bernal...

Original post made by Bill on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Map, on Sep 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm | 9 comments | 1658 Views

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New Leaf

New Leaf is a very nice store but, unlike Whole Foods, they sell organic beef from South America instead of local, grass...

Original post made by Bill Carman on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Don Key, on Jun 6, 2013 at 8:01 am | 3 comments | 806 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mangia Mi

Mangia Mi which, in English means ..., is the latest in a long line of mediocre Italian restaurants in Pleasanton. Nice bar,...

Original post made by Bill Carman on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Henri, on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:19 am | 6 comments | 2882 Views

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Pleasanton Tennis Park Trash

While walking my dog Sunday, I found mounds of trash left in the park from the previous day's birthday parties. A poor park...

Original post made by Bill Carman on Aug. 11, 2014
Last comment by Tom F, on Aug 12, 2014 at 7:28 am | 4 comments | 351 Views
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A second half of life exceptionally well lived
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 681 views