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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 | 1528 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 | 1147 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 | 1084 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 | 4324 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 | 1410 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 | 1351 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 | 1697 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 | 1309 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 | 1219 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 | 2339 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 | 1525 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 | 1642 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 | 1246 Views

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LaRouchers campaign in Pleasanton against Pelosi

Two men from the LaRouche Party manned a table in front of the Black Avenue post office today, campaigning to elect Summer...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2010
Last comment by Grumpy Antifascist, on Jul 28, 2010 at 4:21 am | 17 comments | 2077 Views

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State unemployment drops to 12.3 percent in June

California's jobless rate continued to show very slight improvement in June, dropping another 0.1 percent to 12.3 percent,...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Real American, on Jul 21, 2010 at 9:59 pm | 5 comments | 1284 Views

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School district urged parents to check vaccinations before classes start

The Pleasanton school district is asking parents to make sure their pre-teen students have all the vaccinations recommended...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2010
Last comment by maja7, on Jul 28, 2010 at 7:21 pm | 3 comments | 4521 Views

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Federal judge may rule today on Prop. 8 challenge

A federal judge in San Francisco is scheduled to rule today on whether Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 5, 2010 at 8:21 am | 7 comments | 1188 Views

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Harmer staff unaware of Castlewood lockout when booking event

Republican congressional candidate David Harmer's crossing picket lines of locked-out Castlewood Country Club workers was...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by Lisa, on Aug 10, 2010 at 11:26 am | 35 comments | 2247 Views

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First Friday in December becomes California Civics Day for Teachers

A resolution establishing an annual "Civic Day for the Teacher" and sponsored by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-15th) was...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by Susan, on Aug 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm | 4 comments | 1260 Views

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Armed robbery in Hacienda Business Park

A FedEx driver was robbed at gunpoint yesterday morning as he made deliveries in Pleasanton. Four masked men confronted the...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 16, 2010 at 1:06 am | 16 comments | 1964 Views
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Public agencies lining up bond measures
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