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Torlakson sworn in as new State Superintendent of Schools

Former Democratic State Senator and Assemblyman Tom Torlakson was sworn in today as California's 27th State Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm | 4 comments | 2331 Views

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Brown sworn in as California's governor, promising to eliminate government waste

A trio of Democratic Bay Area politicians is assuming the reins of the leadership of California. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by SteveP, on Jan 7, 2011 at 9:04 am | 14 comments | 1673 Views

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Motorcyclist critically injured on Tesla Road

A motorcyclist who crashed head-on into an SUV just outside of Livermore on Monday night remained in critical condition today,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2011
Last comment by Tango, on Jan 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm | 5 comments | 1615 Views

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County officials have concerns over Brown's restructuring plan

Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi said Tuesday that she likes Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to have local governments...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Charlie Peters, on Jan 12, 2011 at 8:22 am | 2 comments | 1333 Views

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Report finds no proof of harmful effects of PG&E's 'Smart' meters

A report on PG&E's SmartMeters that was requested by a Marin County legislator and released Tuesday found that radiation...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2011
Last comment by No Facebook, on Jan 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm | 6 comments | 1677 Views

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Students need whooping cough booster for 2011-12

More than 7,000 cases of whooping cough in California convinced state legislators to pass a law requiring students entering...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Julie, on Feb 1, 2011 at 10:49 am | 7 comments | 1816 Views

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Garamendi praises Obama speech, but wants Afghanistan war ended 'now'

Democratic Congressman John Garamendi said last night that he was generally pleased with President Obama's State of the Union...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by Joe Crosslin, on Jan 26, 2011 at 9:22 am | 2 comments | 6497 Views

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State Senate Republican leader says Brown's spending plans, tax extensions won't solve state's problems

Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) last night responded to Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by Average Joe, on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm | 13 comments | 1884 Views

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Brown pushes legislators to approve special election in June on budget/tax measures

Warning that California will not create the jobs it needs "unless we get our financial house in order," Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by SteveP, on Feb 2, 2011 at 8:17 am | 5 comments | 1599 Views

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Tulancingo Sister City exchange program looking for teens

The Pleasanton/Tulancingo Sister City group is starting the 2011 selection process for its 27th Student Exchange Program. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by David , on Feb 27, 2013 at 8:30 am | 7 comments | 2619 Views

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No. 100,000 on I-680 Express lane

Lab equipment technician Larry Uruquat of Pleasanton took the 100,000th trip on the new I-680 Express lane last month. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2011
Last comment by Bill, on Mar 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm | 4 comments | 1329 Views

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Bay Area Council supporting governor's controversial state budget proposal

The Bay Area Council Friday said it is supporting Gov. Jerry Brown's controversial budget proposal to extend temporary tax...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2011
Last comment by Concerned Californian, on Mar 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm | 2 comments | 1551 Views

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State controller finds redevelopment agencies often inept, wasteful

In a scathing report on redevelopment agencies in California, State Controller John Chiang cited millions of dollars in waste,...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm | 4 comments | 1961 Views

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Humanitarian groups seek donations for tsunami relief

Bay Area charities are encouraging people to donate money to assist the response to a devastating earthquake and tsunami...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by Me Too, on Mar 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm | 7 comments | 1525 Views

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McNerney votes for resolution to pull out of Afghanistan

Congressman Jerry McNerney (Pleasanton, 11th) voted today in favor of the Afghanistan War Powers Resolution, directing the...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Big Poppa, on Mar 19, 2011 at 9:44 am | 5 comments | 1446 Views

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Cook-Kallio urges telephone, email campaign to save 'We the People' funding

Pleasanton City Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a teacher at Irvington High School in Fremont who coaches the school's "We...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2011
Last comment by Cheryl Cook-Kallio, on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 2273 Views

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Brown gives Californians 'update' on budget negotiations--on YouTube

In his first YouTube address since taking office, Governor Jerry Brown called on state legislators to let voters have a voice...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Meg, on Mar 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm | 6 comments | 1697 Views

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Somber service at Livermore Airport for Pleasanton soldier killed in Afghanistan

Family, friends and uniformed men and women paid their final respects to Army Specialist Jameson Lynn Lindskog today, whose...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by South Asian Samaritans, on Apr 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm | 9 comments | 5288 Views

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Prop. 8 judge says he saw no reason to step down because he's gay

The now-retired federal judge who struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage said in San Francisco Wednesday he saw...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm | 11 comments | 1890 Views

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McNerney introduces bill for Altamont Corridor Rail Project

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D., Pleasanton) today introduced legislation to help fund the Altamont Corridor Rail Project,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2011
Last comment by Kemo Sabe, on Apr 20, 2011 at 10:49 am | 13 comments | 2511 Views
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