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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 | 2585 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 | 2863 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 | 2266 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 | 1900 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 | 3112 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 | 3932 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 | 4069 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 | 2633 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 | 2893 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 | 4518 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 | 2231 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 | 6296 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 | 3649 Views

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Strike temporarily shuts down Golden Gate Ferry service

Golden Gate Ferry service will be shut down this morning because of a strike planned by the ferry workers, a district spokeswoman...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by Adrian Borschlasser, on May 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm | 6 comments | 2331 Views

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HP's plan to cut 27,000 jobs will impact workforce here in Tri-Valley, other Bay Area, worldwide installations

Palo Alto tech giant HP announced this weeky that it would cut 27,000 jobs -- or 8% of its global workforce -- by mid-2014,...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by res, on May 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm | 2 comments | 2564 Views

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As Congressional campaign heats up, Stark meets with Pleasanton supporters

Three candidates seeking nomination to the newly-created 15th Congressional District that covers Pleasanton are walking precinct...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Mittens, on Jun 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm | 31 comments | 3050 Views

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McNerney named legislator of the year by veterans service officers

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) has been awarded the Motomu Nakasako Legislator of the Year Award by the California...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by Nauseous, on Jun 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm | 12 comments | 2931 Views

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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 | 3377 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 | 2746 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 | 2632 Views
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