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Stark, Swalwell take top 2 spots in November's 15th District congressional race

In the newly-aligned 15th Congressional District that covers all of Pleasanton, longtime Congressman Pete Stark advanced...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by steve, on Jun 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm | 33 comments | 3008 Views

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Re-employment benefits extended for former NUMMI workers, others

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a $6 million grant Tuesday to continue re-employment services for more than 4,800...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2012
Last comment by kim, on Jun 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm | 6 comments | 2396 Views

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Brown signs $8-billion funding measure to start construction of high-speed rail system in California

Gov. Jerry Brown was in downtown San Francisco Wednesday to sign an $8 billion funding measure to start construction on what...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by Bill, on Jul 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm | 19 comments | 2458 Views

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UC regents urge voters to pass Brown's tax plan or tuition will rise by $2,400

The University of California Regents have voted to endorse the governor's tax plan, and contingent on its passing, to freeze...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Jul 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 18 comments | 2468 Views

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Unemployment up in Bay Area, down slightly in state

The state's unemployment rate decreased slightly last month while many Bay Area counties saw slight spikes in unemployment...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by Ms Gundersen, on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm | 13 comments | 2455 Views

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Obama makes a stop in Oakland as part of Bay Area campaign swing

President Barack Obama landed back in the Bay Area Monday to attend several fundraising events in the East Bay with about...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by ca94566, on Jul 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 9 comments | 2458 Views

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Court to reconsider law allowing DNA collection from criminal suspects

A federal appeals court in San Francisco agreed Wednesday to take another look at whether a California law requiring police...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm | 4 comments | 2063 Views

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Juveniles arrested on suspicion of phone thefts on BART

Two juveniles suspected of "grab and go" thefts from unsuspecting customers on BART trains were arrested by San Francisco...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm | 10 comments | 2086 Views

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Swalwell protests against Stark for Social Security benefits being paid to his children

Congressional candidate Eric Swalwell said that if elected he will support closing a provision in the Social Security law...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by Greedy & irresponsible, on Sep 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm | 8 comments | 3069 Views

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Not registered? Do it on Election Day and vote same day

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed a bill that makes it easier for Californians to vote by allowing same-day voter registration. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by acorn fraud, on Sep 27, 2012 at 10:32 am | 9 comments | 2673 Views

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Brown moves to ease fuel regulations, possibly leading to lower gas prices

The California Air Resources Board has announced that it is easing some restrictions on gasoline production in response to...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Oct 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm | 4 comments | 3178 Views

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Home sales, job creation could rise with sensible lending standards

New survey findings, combined with an analysis of historic credit scores and loan performance, show home sales could be notably...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2012
Last comment by D X, on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm | 3 comments | 3602 Views

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Brown urges voters to pass Prop. 30 tax measure, but poll shows it's failing

Gov. Jerry Brown, seeking to promote his Proposition 30 tax initiative, is telling voters that while "the California dream...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by 30 is NO !, on Feb 16, 2013 at 10:21 pm | 25 comments | 3727 Views

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Pleasanton teen visits U.N. with Girl Up

Not every day does an American teen get to meet the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, but last month Sri Muppidi, 17, was...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2012
There are no comments yet. 3381 Views

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Prop 30 passage means no furlough days for Pleasanton teachers, staff

Pleasanton school administrators are breathing a sigh of relief with the passage of Proposition 30. A statement from PUSD...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by john, on Nov 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm | 31 comments | 7391 Views

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B1 transportation sales tax measure loses by fraction of percent needed to achive 2/3rd majority approval

Alameda County Registrar David Macdonald reported today that final results of the Nov. 6 election show that the hotly contested...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by Al, on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm | 15 comments | 4176 Views

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County Registrar's vote tally shows Measures B1, A1, I failing to gain 2/3rds majority votes to pass

A measure that would have doubled Alameda County's transportation sales tax to a full 1 cent appears to have been defeated. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2012
Last comment by They failed, on Nov 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm | 5 comments | 2788 Views

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U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider Prop. 8 today

The U.S. Supreme Court is due to take another look today at whether it should review the constitutionality of Proposition...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm | 12 comments | 11207 Views

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Gov. Brown being treated for prostate cancer

Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced Wednesday that the governor is being treated for prostate cancer. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm | 9 comments | 2384 Views

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Zuckerberg donates $500 million to foundation that supports Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that he is giving nearly $500 million in Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Jill, on Dec 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 1955 Views
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