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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 | 1488 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 | 2069 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 | 1508 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 | 1658 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 | 1657 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 | 2199 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 | 1729 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 | 1440 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 | 2387 Views

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Congressman McNerney in Afghanistan, meets with President Karzai

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) is in Afghanistan today meeting with President Karzai and military leaders. He...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Kelly, on Jan 15, 2010 at 2:24 am | 8 comments | 1767 Views

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Passengers praise heightened airport security despite longer waits

Passengers arriving on international flights at San Francisco International Airport Monday said they were glad for increased...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Janna, on Jan 2, 2010 at 11:40 pm | 19 comments | 1929 Views

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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 | 1443 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 | 1489 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 | 1870 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 | 1420 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 | 2234 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 | 1503 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 | 1653 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 | 1782 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 | 28004 Views
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