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Hurricane, heavy rains show importance of flood insurance

As homeowners across the East Coast weathered Hurricane Irene and the heavy rains that followed, the importance of flood...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by R. Jensen, on Sep 21, 2011 at 5:37 am | 3 comments | 1676 Views

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Demonstrators block Port of Oakland entrances

Thousands of Occupy Oakland protesters demonstrated at the Port of Oakland Wednesday night as part of a general strike, effectively...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm | 6 comments | 2015 Views

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Welcome back Pacific Standard time

Pacific Standard Time came back at 2 a.m. this morning, ending more than six months of daylight saving time that found most...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2011
Last comment by Farmer Now Slicker, on Nov 7, 2011 at 8:40 am | 5 comments | 2031 Views

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'Occupy' protests continue

Police arrested 95 protesters who stormed a Bank of America branch in downtown San Francisco Wednesday afternoon and refused...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm | 38 comments | 2478 Views

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Protestors say police raid on Occupy S.F. encampment 'imminent'

Occupy SF protesters said on their website Thursday that they believe a police raid on their encampment in San Francisco's...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 24, 2011 at 9:22 am | 32 comments | 1941 Views

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Plan to pay for high-speed rail draws fresh scrutiny

The California High-Speed Rail Authority's new business plan, which shows the price tag of the controversial project nearly...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by Triple, on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm | 23 comments | 3363 Views

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Protestors plan to continue Port of Oakland blockade today

Protesters voted to extend a blockade at the Port of Oakland through early this morning at Monday night's general assembly...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Concerned Californian, on Dec 13, 2011 at 10:45 am | 5 comments | 2324 Views

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PG&E launches investigation into last night's power outage during 49ers game

PG&E crews and team officials are working to determine the cause of two power outages that delayed a game between the San...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by Just saying, on Dec 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm | 6 comments | 2271 Views

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Report: Halt state funding for high-speed rail

California's quest to build a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles suffered a heavy blow Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by Patriot, on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm | 18 comments | 2542 Views

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Report: Halt state funding for high-speed rail

California's quest to build a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles suffered a heavy blow Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Vi Moore, on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:40 am | 7 comments | 2037 Views

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ValleyCare earns 'Gold Seal' award for joint replacement program

ValleyCare Health System has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its joint replacement programs for hips...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Aurmedtouindia, on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm | 3 comments | 1685 Views

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9th Circuit rules state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

A federal appeals court in San Francisco Tuesday ruled that Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, is unconstitutional. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by anon, on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm | 37 comments | 2713 Views

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School board to discuss union bargaining proposals, other issues tonight

The Pleasanton School board will discuss the district's and its teachers' union contract proposals for the upcoming school...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Charlotte, on Feb 17, 2012 at 9:14 am | 65 comments | 3576 Views

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Amador grad tackling prostitution in Central America

Ryan Mackle, 19, first traveled to Central America to help out at a village school in the Honduran jungle. But now he is...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm | 3 comments | 3620 Views

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'Spare the Air' days end for now, and that's news!

A record number of alerts banning wood fires were issued this winter during the Spare the Air season that ended Feb. 29,...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by Arroyo, on Mar 6, 2012 at 8:23 am | 5 comments | 2284 Views

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PENSION REFORM: San Jose police, firefighters' unions sue city over pension disclosure issues

In the latest salvo in a battle over San Jose employee pension reform plans, a lawyer for three unions has filed a complaint...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2012
Last comment by Steven, on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm | 5 comments | 2382 Views

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High-speed rail boosters promise 'blended' transportation system

A lower price tag, fewer tracks and a fresh commitment to fund rail improvements in north and south California are among...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm | 15 comments | 4111 Views

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State's jobless rate unchanged

California's unemployment rate didn't budge in the past month, while jobless numbers in the Bay Area remained at or below...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2012
Last comment by Over 19% in CA !, on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm | 9 comments | 1931 Views

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U.S. Geological Survey predicts higher temps, stronger storms due to climate change

If worldwide carbon emissions continue at the present rate, rising temperatures could cause the Sierra Nevada to lose 80...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2012
Last comment by lazzboy, on Mar 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm | 64 comments | 5878 Views

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Local expert urges extra care after massive amount of data stolen from credit card holders

Millions of people with Mastercard or Visa credit cards will likely be getting data breach notification letters in the next...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by Maggie, on Apr 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm | 4 comments | 3283 Views
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Suspicious Stein, Watchdog Warren, and a Basket of Deplorables
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