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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 | 2047 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 | 2678 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 | 2387 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 | 3333 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 | 2554 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 | 2792 Views

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Play ball...soon

The San Francisco Giants have their spectacular view of the Bay. Now we have ours of the sweeping, uninterrupted views of...

Original post made on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by A PTown Coach and Parent, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:52 am | 7 comments | 2303 Views

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Schwarzenegger sees crisis as opportunity to make government more efficient, innovative

Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday urged legislators to put aside their idelogical differences in order to make tough decisions...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2009
Last comment by FreeDumb, on Jun 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm | 8 comments | 1966 Views

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Bay Area mounts campaign for federal stimulus funds

Bay Area government and business leaders hope a prepared, unified approach to economic recovery planning can help secure...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on Jun 6, 2009 at 7:11 pm | 2 comments | 1845 Views

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2 Bay Area men, running Pleasanton companies, charged with $80M Ponzi scheme

The San Francisco bureau of the Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint against the operators of two Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2009
Last comment by Foothill High School, on Jul 1, 2009 at 8:51 pm | 11 comments | 2230 Views

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2 Bay Area men, running Pleasanton companies, charged with $80M Ponzi scheme

The San Francisco bureau of the Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint against the operators of two Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Scooder, on Jun 16, 2009 at 9:06 am | 3 comments | 1596 Views

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Buchanan to launch her campaign for Congress at noon today

State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, whose 15th District includes a part of Pleasanton, will launch her campaign for Congress...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2009
Last comment by Gary Clift, on Jun 30, 2009 at 4:36 pm | 9 comments | 1820 Views

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BART's management and union leaders trade barbs over negotiations

BART management and union leaders traded barbs Tuesday with only two weeks remaining before the contract for the transit...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by Very Concerned, on Jun 17, 2009 at 9:17 am | 1 comment | 1835 Views

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State unemployment rate now at 11.5 percent

California's unemployment rate rose to 11.5 percent in May, the highest rate in modern record-keeping history, a state Employment...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by Answer:, on Jun 19, 2009 at 5:53 pm | 3 comments | 1767 Views

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BART talks making progress, but no settlement yet

BART spokesman Linton Johnson said yesterday that negotiators for management and the transit agency's 2,824 union workers...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2009
Last comment by ???, on Jul 8, 2009 at 9:18 am | 2 comments | 1734 Views

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BART unions set to vote starting tomorrow on contract offers

Members of BART's two biggest labor unions will vote starting tomorrow on a contract offer that management says is fair but...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2009
Last comment by J, on Jul 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 2 comments | 1425 Views

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Letter: Where's news on McNerney's vote for Cap and Trade Bill?

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=5909 posted Friday, July 17, 2009,...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2009
Last comment by Mary, on Jul 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm | 9 comments | 1472 Views

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State legislature approves budget deal after long debate

California's long budget negotiations have finally come to a close as the state Senate and Assembly passed a package of bills...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2009
Last comment by John Stein, on Jul 27, 2009 at 10:07 am | 6 comments | 1751 Views

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Proposed work rule changes snag BART management, unions settlement

BART and its five unions have spent nearly one-third of the year wrangling about contracts, and with just a day left until...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by Scott Walsh, on Jul 30, 2009 at 7:07 am | 5 comments | 1584 Views

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Federal court orders state to reduce prison population by 40,000 inmates

A federal court panel ordered the state Tuesday to reduce the population of its overcrowded prisons by up to 40,000 inmates...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by CHARLES, on Aug 9, 2009 at 9:19 am | 7 comments | 1518 Views
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