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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 | 1671 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 | 1795 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 | 1678 Views

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BART's plans for coliseum connector dashed as minority coalition forces $70-million to go elsewhere

The Federal Transit Administration Friday denied BART $70 million in federal stimulus money to fund its proposed elevated...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by Puzzled, on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 1469 Views

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ValleyCare Medical Center opens new floor with 24 beds

In an effort to serve more patients as well as make their stay a little more pleasant, ValleyCare Health System recently...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2010
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S.F. Mayor Newsom files paperwork to run for lieutenant governor post

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom filed paperwork with the secretary of state's office Wednesday for a possible run for lieutenant...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by concerned, on Feb 23, 2010 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 1580 Views

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Rambling Jerry Brown speech raises fear among Dems

If Jerry Brown's keynote speech last night to a gala environmentalist dinner is any indication, the Democratic Party faces...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by jimf01, on Feb 23, 2010 at 9:29 am | 5 comments | 1618 Views

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Livermore Lab unveils technology to save truckers billions of gallons of diesel fuel

After more than a decade of research, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Tuesday unveiled technology that...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by mikeeeee, on Feb 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm | 3 comments | 1671 Views

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Dublin to get government-paid electric car charging station

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Wednesday that it is funding more than 200 electric vehicle charging...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Smart Meters being rammed in place, on Mar 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm | 16 comments | 1714 Views

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Jerry Brown announces run for governor

Promising to use his knowledge and skills to end "partisan bickering" in Sacramento and fix "this state I love," Attorney...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Gary Schwaegerle, on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm | 20 comments | 2048 Views

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Newsom orders layoffs for 15,000 S.F. workers but plans to hire back most on part-time basis

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom cut the workweek for 15,000 full-time city employees to 37.5 hours Friday as a cost-cutting...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm | 3 comments | 1506 Views

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Educators on march across state for better school funding

Two Bay Area educators have embarked on a 260-mile, 48-day march across the state to advocate for reinvestment in public...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by What we really need, on Mar 11, 2010 at 10:55 am | 15 comments | 1737 Views

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Gavin Newsom to seek lieutenant governor's post

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced this morning that he will seek the Democratic Party nomination for lieutenant...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Qwerty, on Mar 13, 2010 at 8:12 am | 6 comments | 1499 Views

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State's unemployment rate rose to 12.5% in January, report shows

California's unemployment rate in January rose slightly from the month before, with an eighth of the state's eligible workers...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 3 comments | 1434 Views

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McNerney makes it clear: He'll vote for the national health care plan tomorrow

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton)said today that he will join other Democrats in voting on the $940 billion health...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2010
Last comment by Janna, on Mar 22, 2010 at 11:41 am | 134 comments | 2928 Views

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What Health Care Reform Package means for California families

In an analysis of the Health Care Reform Package and what it means for California families, the office of Congressman Jerry...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by Curious, on Mar 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm | 56 comments | 2416 Views

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On again, off again state worker furloughs--now on again

A state appeals court Tuesday temporarily reinstated furloughs of three days per month for more than 70,000 state workers. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by itsme, on Mar 31, 2010 at 10:55 pm | 2 comments | 1567 Views

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March for better California schools en route to Livingston today

A diverse group of Californians, marching from Bakersfield to Sacramento on a 365‐mile trek to rally public support...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Big Mike, on Apr 3, 2010 at 11:54 pm | 4 comments | 1596 Views

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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 | 1560 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 | 1657 Views
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School trustees move decisively
By Tim Hunt | 11 comments | 939 views