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McNerney insists that federal health plan must benefit small business

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) said Tuesday that any federal health care measure that he supports in the coming...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Sep 3, 2009 at 8:38 pm | 45 comments | 3086 Views

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Garamendi appears to top field in 10th Congressional District race

Lt. Gov. John Garamendi appears to have topped a crowded field in a special primary election Tuesday for an open congressional...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Arroyo, on Sep 3, 2009 at 5:53 pm | 17 comments | 1737 Views

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San Ramon Republican David Harmer secures 10th Congressional District primary win

Voters gave one local Republican politician the green light in the run to fill the vacant seat of former 10th District U.S....

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Pablo, on Sep 4, 2009 at 8:17 am | 5 comments | 1480 Views

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Emergency responders prepare this week for a major earthquake

Emergency responders from California, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Washington are participating in a disaster exercise...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2009
Last comment by Interested, on Sep 14, 2009 at 9:11 pm | 4 comments | 2044 Views

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Employees protest decision to close Superior, other state courts one day a month

Court workers from throughout the Bay Area expressed frustration at a rally in San Francisco Wednesday over a decision by...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Sep 18, 2009 at 2:55 am | 6 comments | 1340 Views

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From eBay to the Statehouse?

Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman announced Tuesday that she's seeking the Republican nomination for California's governor to succeed...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Janna, on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm | 22 comments | 1717 Views

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Letter: We need other solutions than war

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6188 posted Friday, September 25,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:25 am | 5 comments | 1258 Views

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Newsom seeks debates with Atty. Gen. Brown if he decides to run for governor

San Francisco mayor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom Wednesday threw down the gauntlet to Attorney General Jerry...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Joseph, on Oct 2, 2009 at 4:18 pm | 9 comments | 1367 Views

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Oakland council to vote tonight on bid to oppose BART airport connector

The Oakland City Council will vote tonight on a resolution expressing opposition to BART's connector from the Coliseum station...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Safety First, on Oct 7, 2009 at 6:36 pm | 9 comments | 1411 Views

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Govenor signs 226 bills despite massive veto threats

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed 226 bills and vetoed eight, despite threats he would veto hundreds of outstanding...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2009
Last comment by local resident, on Oct 12, 2009 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1407 Views

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Another Marine comes home from Iraq

When it comes to Pleasanton military families, probably none is more committed in terms of numbers than Jenetha and Don Partridge,...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by Katie, on Oct 17, 2009 at 6:26 pm | 12 comments | 1663 Views

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Federal judge blocks cuts in state's home care services

A federal judge in Oakland Monday blocked planned state budget cuts in home care services for 133,000 low-income senior citizens...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Tom, on Oct 22, 2009 at 12:05 am | 5 comments | 1282 Views

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Special election Tuesday pits Garamendi vs, Harmer in 10th Congressional District race

A special general election next Tuesday for a vacant U.S. Congress seat in the East Bay pits California's Democratic lieutenant...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2009
Last comment by T.H., on Nov 4, 2009 at 8:03 am | 22 comments | 1710 Views

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Still closed, Monday's uncertain for a Bay Bridge opening

Work to repair a collapsed section of the Bay Bridge is continuing today with still no estimate about when it will reopen,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 1, 2009 at 5:56 pm | 2 comments | 1278 Views

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Voters to choose new 10th District congressman today, while 4 seek election to 2 seats on San Ramon's City Council

With the national focus on today's gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey and the special election in New York's...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Nov 3, 2009 at 9:33 am | 5 comments | 1455 Views

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Bay Bridge closure cost $1.9-million in toll revenue

The closure of the Bay Bridge for six days has resulted in a net loss of about $1.9 million in revenues on state-owned toll...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Qwerty, on Nov 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm | 12 comments | 1494 Views

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Rapid transit buses expected to reduce travel time, I-580 congestion

A new rapid bus transit system will travel from Pleasanton to Livermore and is expected to shave several minutes off of riders'...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by forex robot, on Nov 30, 2009 at 9:43 pm | 4 comments | 1897 Views

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29 arrested in protest Monday at Chevron headquarters

Police arrested 29 people yesterday during a protest in front of Chevron's headquarters in San Ramon. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Curious, on Dec 11, 2009 at 3:56 pm | 14 comments | 1564 Views

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State unemployment drops, but 1 out of every 8 eligible workers jobless

California's unemployment rate in November dropped from its record level the month before, but nearly an eighth of the state's...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by BIg Poppa, on Dec 20, 2009 at 4:42 am | 3 comments | 1288 Views

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Media seeks right to televise Prop. 8 proceedings in SF federal courtroom next month

A coalition of television networks and newspapers asked a federal judge in San Francisco Monday for permission to televise...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 23 comments | 2144 Views
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