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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 | 1797 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 | 1670 Views

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Editorial

What part of the $24-billion-and-growing state budget deficit and public agony over harsh cutbacks in services to the needy...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2009
Last comment by What a laugh!, on Aug 9, 2009 at 9:41 am | 1 comment | 1578 Views

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Editorial

We first met Jerry McNerney when he and his wife Mary stood at the corner of Farmers Market and Main Street seeking votes...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:32 am | 8 comments | 1600 Views

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Rotary Club of Pleasanton

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton since 1965 has been a leader in the community in helping make Pleasanton a great place to live....

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Gary Schwaegerle, on Aug 20, 2009 at 10:08 am | 1 comment | 1488 Views

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Letter: Pass health care reform now

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6036 posted Friday, August 21,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Gloria, on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:58 am | 4 comments | 1237 Views

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Fairness online

Last June, both the State Assembly and Senate approved a budget containing an e-fairness provision, which would have clarified...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Daniel Ballon, Ph.D., Senior Policy Fellow, Technology Studies, Pacific Research Institute, on Aug 22, 2009 at 1:01 am | 1 comment | 1996 Views

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Walnut Creek joins Tri-Valley cities in banning medical marijuana dispensaries

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Walnut Creek City Council passed an urgency ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jason, on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1883 Views

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Danville councilman in intensive care with meningitis

Long time Danville Town Council member Mike Shimansky is listed in serious condition in a San Diego hospital, where he is...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Chuck, on Aug 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm | 4 comments | 1704 Views

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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 | 3319 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 | 1917 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 | 1633 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 | 2196 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 | 1462 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 | 1888 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 | 1345 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 | 1422 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 | 1543 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 | 1593 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 | 1799 Views
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School trustees move decisively
By Tim Hunt | 10 comments | 839 views