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State Assembly considering measure to strengthen penalties for sex crimes against children

A San Diego legislator has introduced a bill that would significantly strengthen penalties for sex crimes against children. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Need new laws, on Apr 15, 2010 at 5:42 pm | 6 comments | 1349 Views

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McNerney to hold 11th District-wide student art competition

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) has announced that this year's Congressional Art Competition will be held at Tracy's...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm | 4 comments | 1349 Views

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Boxer, other senators to seek release of detained hikers

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) and three other senators will hold a news conference at 8:30 a.m. this morning...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by J.G., on May 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm | 12 comments | 1382 Views

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McNerney's veterans care bill becomes law

A bill said to improve health care for veterans has been signed into law as part of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by Rae, on May 11, 2010 at 2:14 pm | 27 comments | 1040 Views

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Schwarzenegger's budget proposal freezes school funding; cuts health, welfare programs

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed an $83.4-billion budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year that would freeze funding for Pleasanton...

Original post made on May. 15, 2010
Last comment by Janna, on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm | 21 comments | 2177 Views

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Wednesday's weather forecast for Pleasanton, Tri-Valley

Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley are expected to be partly cloudy today with areas of patchy fog in the morning. High temperatures...

Original post made on May. 19, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1351 Views

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SkyWest flight from SFO to Canada's Ontario makes emergency landing

Any Tri-Valley passengers who were aboard Skywest Flight No. 6467 to Ontario, Canada are safe after the plane made an emergency...

Original post made on May. 23, 2010
Last comment by Downtowner, on May 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm | 4 comments | 1393 Views

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Obama here for Boxer fundraiser, tour of Fremont solar panel manufacturer

President Obama arrived Tuesday at San Francisco International Airport for a two-day visit to the Bay Area that will include...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by No stimulus for us, on May 27, 2010 at 12:22 am | 10 comments | 1611 Views

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McNerney to host Veterans History Project here today

Congressman Jerry McNerney (11th-Pleasanton), in advance of Memorial Day, will host a recording session for the Veterans...

Original post made on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by Mark, on May 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm | 3 comments | 1271 Views

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Bay Area arrests up, but fatalities down so far this Memorial Day weekend

Arrests are up but fatalities are down in the Bay Area so far this Memorial Day weekend, according to statistics released...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 3, 2010 at 7:42 am | 2 comments | 1179 Views

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Feds offer $19 million 'emergency grant' to help unemployed NUMMI workers

East Bay elected officials yesterday welcomed a $19 million emergency grant from the federal government to help workers affected...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by non union white guy is 100% right, on Jun 8, 2010 at 9:49 pm | 17 comments | 4593 Views

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Prop. 8 judge lists 39 questions for response in trial's closing arguments

The federal judge presiding over a trial on California's Proposition 8 has issued a list of 39 wide-ranging questions to...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2010
Last comment by dublinmike, on Jun 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm | 8 comments | 1510 Views

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U.S. Supreme Court to review order to reduce state's prison population

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a lower court order requiring the state of California to reduce the population...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Jun 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm | 4 comments | 1419 Views

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Study shows voters not swayed on same-sex propositions by campaign rhetoric

A San Francisco-based foundation released a study Tuesday that shows that voters nationwide don't change their minds during...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2010
Last comment by M., on Jun 20, 2010 at 2:49 am | 22 comments | 1825 Views

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Federal judge hears final arguments in Prop. 8 case, but will announce decision later

Attorneys made their final arguments this week in San Francisco in a federal trial over the constitutionality of Proposition...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 20, 2010 at 8:50 am | 13 comments | 1375 Views

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Daughter of Sen. Feinstein named head of San Francisco Superior Court

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Katherine Feinstein, a member of the bench for 10 years, was elected by her colleagues...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2010
Last comment by dublinmike, on Jun 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm | 6 comments | 1361 Views

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I-680 Express lanes due to open this fall

A new toll system for solo drivers who want to use the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes on Interstate 680 is set to open...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2010
Last comment by Danielle, on Dec 15, 2010 at 2:59 pm | 16 comments | 2485 Views

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Bay Bridge tolls rise to as much as $6 during peak hours starting Thursday

The Bay Area Toll Authority is reminding drivers of toll increases to the region's seven state-owned toll bridges effective...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2010
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Jun 29, 2010 at 7:16 am | 11 comments | 1611 Views

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Protests turning ugly as crowds in downtown Oakland react to Mehserle trial verdict

Protests in downtown Oakland sparked by the verdict in the Johannes Mehserle trial appear to be taking a violent turn. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Letsy, on Jul 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm | 20 comments | 1742 Views

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Mehserle sentencing pushed back from August to November

Court officials have pushed back the sentencing date for former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle, who was convicted...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Pro-L:aw, on Jul 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm | 1 comment | 1429 Views
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