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News Digest

<B>Senior Center closed next week Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5042 posted...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2009
Last comment by Hamas Attacked Israel 1st, on Jan 2, 2009 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 2252 Views

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High-speed rail officials to hold local scoping meetings

Plans for California's 800-mile high-speed rail system are about to get specific, according to an announcement made Thursday...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Hi Speed rail won't help Tri valley, on Jan 19, 2009 at 10:54 am | 4 comments | 2162 Views

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INAUGURATION SPECIAL: "'America the Beautiful,' a shared experience once again"

(Editor's Note: Pleasanton Vice-Mayor Cheryl Cook-Kallio a 30 year veteran teacher of Advanced Placement U.S. History and...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by rs, on Jan 30, 2009 at 7:05 am | 22 comments | 3160 Views

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2nd installment of county property taxes due Monday

Alameda County tax officials are reminding property owners that the second installment of their 2008-09 property taxes, unless...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Jan 31, 2009 at 7:55 am | 4 comments | 2415 Views

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Take Us Along

Inside a cage in shark-infested waters. In the hand of a wakeboarder on Lake Shasta. With President Barack Obama (okay, so...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2009
Last comment by Emily West, on Feb 2, 2009 at 12:32 am | 3 comments | 2429 Views

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Letter: McNerney another Pelosi puppet

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5328 posted Friday, March 13, 2009,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Matt, on Apr 3, 2009 at 12:09 pm | 34 comments | 2512 Views

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Flood risks mount if Delta levees not rebuilt, report says

The risk of flooding near the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is likely to increase substantially over the next century if a...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 22, 2009 at 8:31 am | 5 comments | 2068 Views

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Congressman hosting art competition with deadline May 1

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) will hold his annual 11th Congressional District Art Competition. The contest is...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 2, 2009 at 7:14 pm | 5 comments | 2388 Views

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Post offices to extend hours on tax day

Post offices throughout the Bay Area, including Pleasanton, will remain open late into the night on April 15 to extend the...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Tea Party Time, on Apr 17, 2009 at 9:01 am | 4 comments | 2487 Views

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Editorial

Has there ever been an election, special or otherwise, with such a uniformly unpalatable set of choices? All six special...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on May 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm | 11 comments | 1968 Views

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Arthritis fundraiser walk set for Saturday

ValleyCare Health System will host a walk to raise money for the national Arthritis Foundation starting at 8 a.m. Saturday...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Paul Blake MH, on May 8, 2009 at 4:38 am | 1 comment | 1986 Views

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Fremont councilman Wieckowski to seek 20th Assembly District seat

Fremont City Councilman Bob Wieckowski will launch his campaign for the 20th District State Assembly seat May 21 to succeed...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Kay, on May 12, 2009 at 10:18 am | 2 comments | 2195 Views

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Pleasanton braces for state to grab $4 million of local revenues to pay down state deficit

Pleasanton officials said today they are bracing for another takeaway of municipal revenues aimed at paying down the state's...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by Can there be a bright side?, on May 14, 2009 at 8:46 pm | 12 comments | 2081 Views

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Commentary: Our recommendations for today's special election

Voters will decide today six special propositions. Here's a short summary of each. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=1859...

Original post made on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on May 20, 2009 at 7:35 am | 31 comments | 2151 Views

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5 of 6 statewide measures defeated; Pleasanton braces for revenue takeaways

With five of six propositions defeated at the polls statewide yesterday, Pleasanton officials will confer this morning on...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by The Jackal, on May 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm | 10 comments | 1953 Views

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Alameda County leaders say state budget cuts will be devastating

In a strongly-worded message issued by Alameda County officials today, they said the failure of five state budget-related...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by John, on May 24, 2009 at 2:15 pm | 47 comments | 2605 Views

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Joan Buchanan---resign your Assembly seat

Quoting from your campaign for the State Assembly, "California's budget is a mess! Performance Not Politics. Joan Buchanan...

Original post made on May. 25, 2009
Last comment by Rae, on May 27, 2009 at 2:45 pm | 4 comments | 2315 Views

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Court upholds Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage

The California Supreme Court this morning upheld Proposition 8, the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, by a...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Liberty and Justice for ALL, on May 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm | 88 comments | 3235 Views

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Bay Area leaders praise Obama's nominee to Supreme Court

Bay Area political leaders Tuesday praised President Obama's nomination of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by West Side Observer, on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:43 am | 25 comments | 2456 Views

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State Supreme Court upholds Prop. 8, but allows 18,000 prior same-sex marriages to stand

The California Supreme Court by a 6-1 vote Tuesday upheld the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by AVHS Dad, on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:37 am | 5 comments | 2705 Views
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