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Feinstein names new Chief of Staff

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced the appointment Monday of Jennifer Duck as her new chief of staff. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by , on Jun 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1810 Views

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BART strike could start as early as tomorrow

BART workers have delivered a 72-hour strike notice to BART management, according to a union representative and a transit...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:18 am | 28 comments | 6318 Views

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BART strike having little impact on commuters as Independence Day week begins

Although major freeways were crowded during the morning rush hours today, so far the BART strike that began this morning...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 30, 2013 at 11:53 am | 53 comments | 14161 Views

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Claiming their birthright

Every year, thousands of young Jewish people travel to Israel to learn more about their religion, culture and heritage. Through...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 16, 2013 at 3:06 pm | 16 comments | 4847 Views

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Traffic moving again on Bay Bridge after being closed 2-1/2 hours due to 'suspicious device'

Traffic began moving again on the San Francisco Bay Bridge this afternoon about two and a half hours after a suspicious device...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
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BART, unions take a breather after governor prevents strike

Negotiators for BART and unions representing about 2,400 employees took a breather yesterday after Gov. Jerry Brown intervened...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm | 25 comments | 5261 Views

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Governor's fact-finding panel finds BART management, unions 'far apart' on bargaining

A three-person fact-finding panel appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown heard firsthand Wednesday how far apart BART and its labor...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 13, 2013 at 7:47 am | 80 comments | 4167 Views

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Unemployment rates rise again in Bay Area

Unemployment rates rose in July in the Bay Area and statewide, even as the national unemployment rate declined, state officials...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by chemist, on Aug 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm | 21 comments | 1723 Views

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End of high-speed rail boondoggle?

A Sacramento judge has thrown a monkey wrench into Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build a $68 billion high-speed rail system...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:14 am | 46 comments | 3066 Views

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Demolition work on 'old' Bay Bridge could take 3 years

With the new bridge finished, the question now is how to dismantle the 80-year-old bridge that's still standing. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 5, 2013 at 8:59 am | 9 comments | 2237 Views

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Ruling sparks fresh hope for high-speed-rail critics

In their quest to build the nation's first high-speed rail system, California officials have been banking on a wide range...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Ned, on Sep 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm | 51 comments | 6549 Views

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Pleasanton, nation remember 9/11

The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 will be observed in a brief ceremony hosted by the Livermore-Pleasanton...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by OldTimer, on Sep 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm | 3 comments | 1939 Views

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Pleasanton Assemblywoman's teacher-firing bill passes Legislature

The state Legislature passed a locally authored bill Friday that aims to protect and ensure the safety of children. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by local, on Sep 18, 2013 at 10:52 am | 14 comments | 2481 Views

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Brown signs state Assembly, Senate bills, vetoes two

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday announced that he has signed the following state Assembly bills. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Anders, on Oct 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 6 comments | 1826 Views

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Governor Brown signs immigration legislation

As advocates rally across the nation to urge Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform, Governor Edmund G. Brown...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm | 2 comments | 1698 Views

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Shutdown continues to limit local services, programs

The federal government has been partially shut down for nearly a week, and throughout the Bay Area there are worries about...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm | 4 comments | 6504 Views

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Congress must 'find a bipartisan way out' of shutdown, Swalwell says

According to Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), Congress has been "taken hostage" by a handful of Republicans who want...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Chemist, on Oct 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 22 comments | 2912 Views

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Pleasanton commuters advised to brace for BART strike tomorrow

Pleasanton commuters are being advised to prepare for another BART strike as early as just after midnight tomorrow. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 16 comments | 6102 Views

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Furloughs start tomorrow at Livermore Lab

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other Bay Area-based national research institutions face a nearly total closure...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Money for Nothing?, on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 8 comments | 3386 Views

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BART strike likely tomorrow

A team of federal mediators bowed out of the BART contract negotiations today as union representatives announced that the...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Oct 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 66 comments | 3913 Views
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