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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 | 2116 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 | 1677 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 | 3203 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 | 5263 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 | 5725 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 | 2476 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 | 3510 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 | 1416 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 | 6620 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 | 2866 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 | 4652 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 | 3523 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 | 7787 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 | 2389 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 | 4540 Views

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Baker introduces legislation to prevent future BART strikes

State Assemblywoman Catharine B. Baker (R-San Ramon) introduced legislation today that would prevent future strikes by unionized...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Registered Joe, on Feb 26, 2015 at 8:29 am | 7 comments | 2546 Views

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Equality California endorses Joan Buchanan for State Senate

Equality California has announced its sole endorsement of Joan Buchanan in her campaign for State Senate. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Citizen, on Mar 3, 2015 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 2545 Views

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Governor orders mandatory water cutback

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday an executive order for mandatory statewide water use reductions, the first-ever order...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael L. , on Apr 6, 2015 at 8:15 pm | 30 comments | 6948 Views

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Happy Passover, Happy Easter

Jews mark the start of the joyous holiday of Passover tonight on the same day Christians mourn the death of Jesus, also on...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Mary Mele, on Apr 6, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 6966 Views

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Thorne, Olson in Sacramento today for Legislative Action Day

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne and Councilman Arne Olson will be in Sacramento today to talk to legislators about transportation,...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by John Crawford, on Apr 30, 2015 at 4:42 am | 1 comment | 1967 Views
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Frustrated local officials push BART
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