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Feinstein's committee to hold hearings on Christmas Day terrorist attack

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Kit Bond (R-Mo.), chair and vice chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence,...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2010
Last comment by SteveP, on Jan 5, 2010 at 9:05 am | 8 comments | 1300 Views

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New emission rule to be delayed to avoid Port of Oakland work stoppage

Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums will join officials from state and local agencies and various trucking and community organizations...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Nick, on Jan 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm | 6 comments | 1232 Views

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OPINION: Can local government save California?

For those of us serving as elected officials and trying to make government more responsive, the situation couldn't be clearer:...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by dublinmike, on Feb 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm | 15 comments | 1502 Views

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'Jobs, jobs, jobs' is state's highest priority, Schwarzenegger says

In Wednesday morning's State of the State address, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger drew upon pigs, ponies, prisons and priorities...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Rat Turd, on Jan 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 1250 Views

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks YouTube broadcast of same-sex marriage trial

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning blocked the planned YouTube broadcast of a federal trial in San Francisco on the constitutionality...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm | 26 comments | 1773 Views

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Committee recommends toll hikes, carpool fees

A proposal to raise tolls and eliminate free carpooling on the Bay Area's state-owned bridges is moving forward to a full...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Qwerty, on Jan 15, 2010 at 11:32 pm | 9 comments | 1232 Views

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Call for legalizing 'recreational use' of marijuana

Four Bay Area legislators provided the votes Tuesday as the state Assembly Public Safety Committee approved by a 4-3 margin...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Nora, on Jan 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm | 7 comments | 1361 Views

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Media News files for bankruptcy protection to undergo financial restructuring

The publisher of the Contra Costa Times, Tri-Valley Herald, San Jose Mercury News and 51 other daily newspapers in the Bay...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by CCapDGIT, on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:36 pm | 15 comments | 1490 Views

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BART considers 20-cent TransBay tube surcharge to spare employee layoffs

At the end of a lengthy hearing on their transit agency's $25 million budget deficit, BART directors ultimately opted not...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by reader, on Jan 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 4 comments | 27590 Views

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Quarter of state's children could be in poverty this year

More than a quarter of children in California and about an eighth of children in some Bay Area counties could be living below...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Getting by in Pleasanton, on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 39 comments | 1866 Views

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Lesbian daughter changed view of San Diego mayor on same-sex marriage

A federal trial on same-sex marriage moved into its second week in San Francisco today with testimony from the mayor of San...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by PToWN94566, on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm | 16 comments | 1574 Views

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Stanford professor says gays, lesbians 'lack political power'

A Stanford professor who said homosexuals lack political power and a gay man who said conversion therapy made him suicidal...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm | 20 comments | 1898 Views

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Sponsors defend Prop. 8 initiative in federal trial

Sponsors of Proposition 8 presented their first witness in defense of the voter initiative in federal court in San Francisco...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm | 22 comments | 1338 Views

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State Assembly to consider tougher law on violent crime reporting

A bill that would require witnesses to report violent crimes to law enforcement regardless of the victim's age has passed...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 1382 Views

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Final Prop. 8 witness says heterosexual marriage best for children

The final witness in a same-sex marriage trial testified in federal court in San Francisco today that he believes gay and...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by asking, on Jan 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm | 13 comments | 1446 Views

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Brentwood, Dublin lead in commission's report on quality roadways

The quality of the pavement on an average street or road in the Bay Area has improved slightly in recent years, but the struggle...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:10 am | 1 comment | 1250 Views

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Brown calls on CalPERS and CalSTRS to divest from Iran

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday called on the country's two largest public pension funds--the California Public...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Angry Pensioneer, on Feb 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 5 comments | 1389 Views

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Raise your hand if you can help Haiti

Pleasanton's Vintage Hills Elementary School families and students raised their hands earlier this month and filled a U-Haul...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Kasey Poet HIllier, on Feb 14, 2010 at 5:32 pm | 3 comments | 1567 Views

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Constitutional convention backers claim organized groups blocking them

A Bay Area-based group organizing a statewide effort to call a Constitutional Convention is alleging that it is being stymied...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Yo Kelly, on Feb 14, 2010 at 10:47 pm | 7 comments | 1541 Views

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Torrico introduces legislation to place officers at high schools

California Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico, whose district includes a portion of Pleasanton, this week introduced...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Feb 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm | 16 comments | 1531 Views
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