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Clean Water Act expansion not right answer, builders say

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act will increase the cost of new homes...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by PW Readers Husband, on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:44 pm | 6 comments | 5235 Views

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Races set for June primary election

With the election less than two months away, candidate lists are set for federal, state and local positions to be contested...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by VIRGINIA FULLER, on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 2485 Views

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Olson, Pearce end 8 years on Pleasanton Planning Commission

Pleasanton Planning Commissioner Arne Olson said goodbye to his fellow commissioners last night as he stepped down from eight...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by j, on May 16, 2014 at 10:38 pm | 3 comments | 2435 Views

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State Fund names Vernon Steiner new president, CEO

Vernon Steiner has been named president and chief executive officers of the State Compensation Insurance Fund, an organization...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by member, on May 29, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 1 comment | 1832 Views

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Legislators looking at California impact of Supreme Court ruling on abortion clinic protestors

After the U.S. Supreme Court last Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that requires buffer zones around entrances to...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 3, 2014 at 7:45 pm | 2 comments | 1675 Views

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Builders see immigration reform as way to add to workforce

An organization representing home builders this week praised Congressional efforts to develop an immigration policy that...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Laughter, on Jul 17, 2014 at 8:48 am | 6 comments | 1847 Views

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Read contracts carefully before signing

If you always stop to read the fine print before signing anything, congratulations — your parents trained you well. If...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Me , on Mar 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 4 comments | 1346 Views

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Foreign buyers claiming 14% of home sales in California

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Tom F, on Jul 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 12 comments | 2898 Views

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EBMUD implements new watering restrictions

The San Ramon Valley's primary water provider told its customers Tuesday afternoon to comply with new statewide mandatory...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:56 am | 23 comments | 4770 Views

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Pleasanton snags top recognition on Money Magazine survey

Just a week after Pleasanton was ranked No. 4 in a recent survey of America's 50 Best Cities to Live, two other national...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Henry, on Sep 25, 2014 at 9:19 am | 2 comments | 5250 Views

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New law to reduce number of uninsured drivers on California's roads

More low-income Californians will now have the opportunity to purchase affordable automobile insurance. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Ben, on Sep 25, 2014 at 8:31 pm | 6 comments | 2132 Views

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New law changes California's initiative process

New legislation governing the initiative process in California was signed into law Saturday by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2014
Last comment by TonyAndrade, on Sep 28, 2014 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 3186 Views

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New credit scoring could help home buyers

The National Association of Realtors this week praised a decision by FICO, the Fair Isaac Corp. credit monitoring agency,...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by I pay my debts, on Oct 16, 2014 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 1085 Views

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Local Democratic Party to hold public event Sunday for candidates it endorses

The Tri-Valley United Democratic Campaign organization will hold a public rally from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday for local candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Oct 19, 2014 at 1:10 pm | 20 comments | 6299 Views

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Mediocrity marks local streets and roads survey in Bay Area cities

The quality of the pavement on the Bay Area's nearly 43,000 lane-miles of local streets and roads is stuck in "fair" condition,...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jason B., on Oct 31, 2014 at 1:34 am | 5 comments | 2502 Views

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Do you need ID theft insurance or credit monitoring?

You'd have to be living under a rock not to be concerned about identity theft. It seems like every other month there's a...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2014
Last comment by Roadkill Sally, on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 4 comments | 4235 Views

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Party time on election night quite different from earlier years

There was a time when election night parties were sumptuous events for candidate supporters and even the reporters who covered...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2014
Last comment by C-Student, on Nov 12, 2014 at 8:19 am | 9 comments | 3155 Views

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San Jose's fire chief moving to top fire department post here

Ruben Torres, currently the fire chief in San Jose, has been hired as chief of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Workin' Man, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:27 pm | 37 comments | 7383 Views

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Unemployment rates down across Bay Area in November

Unemployment rates across the Bay Area dropped in November, compared with a year ago, according to data released Friday from...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Drusilla, on Jan 26, 2015 at 4:40 am | 2 comments | 2078 Views

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IRS warns about phone scams, phishing as 2015 tax season gets underway

The IRS is kicking off the Dirty Dozen tax scams campaign for 2015 this week with pervasive phone scam and phishing the first...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Longtimer, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:03 am | 5 comments | 4202 Views
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