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Congress must 'find a bipartisan way out' of shutdown, Swalwell says

According to Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), Congress has been "taken hostage" by a handful of Republicans who want...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Chemist, on Oct 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 22 comments | 4117 Views

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Pleasanton commuters advised to brace for BART strike tomorrow

Pleasanton commuters are being advised to prepare for another BART strike as early as just after midnight tomorrow. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 16 comments | 7325 Views

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Furloughs start tomorrow at Livermore Lab

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other Bay Area-based national research institutions face a nearly total closure...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Money for Nothing?, on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 8 comments | 4225 Views

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BART strike likely tomorrow

A team of federal mediators bowed out of the BART contract negotiations today as union representatives announced that the...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Oct 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 66 comments | 4467 Views

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Work rules emerge as key issue in strike decision

Work rules for employees emerged as a key issue in BART contract negotiations that resulted in union leaders announcing today...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Oct 19, 2013 at 8:30 am | 36 comments | 2396 Views

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Affordable Care workshop at LPC today

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-16th) will host an Affordable Care Act information session from 5-7 p.m. today at Las Positas...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Suzanne, on Oct 29, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 4 comments | 2020 Views

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2 accidents tie up Pleasanton intersections

Pleasanton police pulled a driver out of his overturned vehicle on Sunol Boulevard during the evening rush hour Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Strawman, on Dec 1, 2013 at 8:50 am | 12 comments | 24620 Views

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It's Veterans Day: Stores open, government closed

Today is a federal holiday observing Veterans Day. Fly the flag. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2013/11/11/its-veterans-day-stores-open-government-cl...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:37 am | 2 comments | 2493 Views

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2013 Holiday Fund now underway

The 2013 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign is now underway, a time when we ask our readers to turn their thoughts to...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 20434 Views

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Unions sue BART board over contract clause

BART's two biggest unions have filed a lawsuit claiming that the transit agency's directors acted unlawfully when they rejected...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 22 comments | 9023 Views

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Livermore Lab part of tomorrow's Nobel Peace prize

When representatives of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) step forward tomorrow to receive...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
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Union says tentative agreement reached with BART

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 announced yesterday that a tentative agreement on outstanding contract items had...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 4 comments | 5694 Views

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DeSaulnier announces run for Congress

It didn't take long for State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) to throw his hat in the ring for a bid to replace retiring...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Lawrence Antz, on Jan 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm | 11 comments | 4157 Views

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Special beef cuts recalled by Petaluma producer

A Petaluma-based company recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of meat Saturday produced over the last year that may not...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Sam, on Feb 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 5 comments | 5339 Views

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Court overturns restrictions on concealed weapons in California

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco struck down a San Diego law Thursday that restricted...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Feb 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm | 66 comments | 4605 Views

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Brown seeks re-election as governor

Gov. Jerry Brown filed papers at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office in Oakland on Friday to run for an unprecedented...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by rucrazie, on Mar 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm | 16 comments | 3396 Views

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Pleasanton-based Safeway merging with Boise-based Albertsons

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for Pleasanton, Safeway Inc. and Albertsons announced a merger agreement...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Al, on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:23 am | 54 comments | 16759 Views

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Governor Brown signs drought legislation

As California grapples with the driest period in its history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Friday signed legislation to assist...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 2575 Views

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Don't forfeit past tax refunds

Does this sound familiar? A few years back your yearly earnings were pretty low so you figured you wouldn't owe any income...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Penny Atkinson, on Mar 13, 2014 at 2:29 am | 1 comment | 2970 Views

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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 | 5659 Views
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ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store
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