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Governor to deliver 'State of State' address this morning

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will deliver his State of the State address before a joint session of the California legislature...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Meyer on target !, on Jan 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 22 comments | 1887 Views

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Federal court hearing today on S.F.'s nudity ban

The fate of San Francisco's recently passed ban on public nudity could be decided in a federal court hearing today. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:53 pm | 4 comments | 2217 Views

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Obama delivers his fourth State of the Union address at 6 p.m. tonight

President Obama delivers his fourth State of the Union address tonight, a high-profile opportunity to lay out his plans and...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Ptown native, on Feb 15, 2013 at 9:16 am | 10 comments | 1691 Views

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Brown calls for re-examination of state laws, regulations that may be hampering housing market

Gov. Jerry Brown said at a housing summit in Oakland Tuesday that California has a "very vibrant" housing market but it needs...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by Dan, on Feb 14, 2013 at 11:26 am | 8 comments | 3780 Views

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MC Hammer arrested at Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center

Legendary rapper MC Hammer was arrested during a stop at Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center earlier this week for allegedly...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2013
Last comment by JJ, on Mar 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm | 40 comments | 11998 Views

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Obama administration joins fight to overturn Prop. 8 same-sex marriage ban that voters approved

The Obama Administration called on the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to overturn California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by George, on Mar 2, 2013 at 4:51 pm | 16 comments | 1516 Views

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All lanes open at I-580/I-680 interchange following big-rig collision, fuel spill overnight

All lanes are open following a big rig collision and fuel spill on westbound I-580 in Pleasanton early this morning, according...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Ptown native, on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:05 am | 3 comments | 4333 Views

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High-speed rail hits speedbump in its Caltrain partnership

What was billed as a historic occasion for the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its Bay Area partners ended on an...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 9, 2013 at 11:33 am | 5 comments | 1914 Views

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Swalwell introducing first bill today that could help depressed downtown areas

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) will hold an outdoor news conference in downtown Hayward today to announce that he is...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ben Johansen, on Mar 7, 2013 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 1594 Views

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State mourns death of California Transportation Commission director Bimla Rhinehart

Bimla G. Rhinehart, executive director of the California Transportation Commission who retired just last month, died Tuesday...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
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Alameda County felons among dozens receiving governor's pardon on Easter weekend

On the day before Easter, Gov. Jerry Brown issued full pardons to 65 convicts who have "demonstrated exemplary behavior"...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm | 7 comments | 4805 Views

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State calls Anthem Blue Cross rate increases 'excessive and unreasonable'

California's Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said yesterday that his department has found the latest rate increase by Anthem...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Kaiser is Superior, on Apr 3, 2013 at 8:44 pm | 8 comments | 3142 Views

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Dublin mayor enters race for State Assembly

The race for 16th Assembly District in 2014 looks to be a heated race among local mayors, as Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti officially...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Ratbert, on Apr 16, 2013 at 8:19 am | 7 comments | 2142 Views

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Swalwell asks Homeland Security to reverse policy allowing knives on airplanes

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) has called on the Homeland Security agency to reverse its decision to allow passengers...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Vern, on Apr 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm | 5 comments | 3447 Views

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Swalwell applauds reversal of TSA knives policy

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) Monday praised the decision by TSA to delay implementation of its revised prohibited...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by billy bob thornton, on Apr 26, 2013 at 8:36 am | 11 comments | 4966 Views

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2 bills approved by State Senate committee to make prescriptions safer

Legislation authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) has passed the Senate Business, Professions...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 3 comments | 1809 Views

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10 in Pleasanton protest plans to cut Social Security

Ten people, largely senior citizens, showed up at the Pleasanton office of Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) last Thursday...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm | 8 comments | 3433 Views

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New home construction at fastest pace in last 4 years

Nationwide housing production rose by 6.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 760,000 units in June, according to newly...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 13, 2013 at 10:14 am | 4 comments | 1529 Views

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San Ramon backs out of Washington lobbying alliance to cut $20,000 from its budget

The San Ramon City Council has voted to cancel a contract with Jordan Associates, a consulting group that arranges the annual...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Freedom Forever, on May 15, 2013 at 9:18 am | 3 comments | 1778 Views

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HGTV star seeks homes to promote in new book

Local realtors America Foy and Remy Weinstein are inviting East Bay homeowners to shine a light on an area of California...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by DR. JEAN BAPTISE CLEMES III , DR. B. PAINE-CLEMES, on Jun 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 1670 Views
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