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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 | 3329 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 | 1442 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 | 1698 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 | 1572 Views

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Homes sales, prices up slightly throughout country

Existing-home sales across the country rose in April but remained below underlying demand because of limited inventory and...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Arnold, on Jun 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm | 11 comments | 1734 Views

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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 | 1914 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 | 6469 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 | 14555 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 | 4903 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 | 5342 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 | 4416 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 | 1769 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 | 3131 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 | 2290 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 | 6642 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 | 2001 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 | 2535 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 | 1905 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 | 1814 Views
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Hotel and more big box stores planned for El Charro Road
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