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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 | 1830 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 | 1018 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 | 4607 Views

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Please Vaccinate your Children

There should not be a measles outbreak in the US in 2015. So sad. Hope it doesn't spread to Pleasanton....

Original post made by BobB on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by BobB, on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:57 am | 3 comments | 239 Views

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Pension reform - in a perspective we can all understand

The CA pension system is underfunded by $198.2 billion dollars. This is from Sec. of State John Chiang, November 2014. ...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Unfunded Pension Liability, on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:31 am | 13 comments | 358 Views

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Are We Actually Saving Water? Is austerity the answer or not?

Since our reservoirs are still low, I can see why we need to conserve water; however, i do think that we could've taken the...

Original post made by Paulette on Jan. 4, 2015
Last comment by Paulette, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:18 am | 15 comments | 527 Views

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Retirement Plans unfunded liabilities

If you have not gone to the California Controller's website, you should go there now and look at the data on financials of...

Original post made by lll on Nov. 15, 2014
Last comment by change the system, on Nov 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 5 comments | 354 Views

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Biden: Middle Class Label Not a Compliment in DC, ‘It Means You’re Not Sophisticated’

Hey America, not only do the Democrats in power think you are stupid, they also think you are "not sophisticated". Now where's...

Original post made by Jonathan Gruber on Nov. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jonathan Gruber, on Nov 12, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 1 comment | 187 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 | 2069 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 | 2097 Views

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Catharine Baker's 3+% lead holds solid since election

The California Secretary of State site, today shows 16th Assembly District count at Baker 66,867, and Sbranti 62,526, difference...

Original post made by Taxpayer on Nov. 9, 2014
Last comment by Nancy, on Nov 9, 2014 at 10:50 pm | 1 comment | 262 Views

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Vote NO on Measure BB -- 10 Reasons

Reasons to Vote NO on Measure BB on November 4th…. 1) A Bad deal for Pleasanton! Measure BB will take over $540...

Original post made by NoOnBB on Oct. 11, 2014
Last comment by AnnieJ, on Nov 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 25 comments | 2868 Views

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CA pension unfunded liabilities exploded from $6.3 billion in 2003 to $198.2 billion in 2013

And the $200 billion "with a B" gap is only if the existing assets earn about 7.5 percent a year, which is perhaps unattainable....

Original post made by jimf01 on Nov. 2, 2014
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Nov 3, 2014 at 11:49 pm | 11 comments | 523 Views

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Eric Holder's latest crime

The outgoing Attorney General still thinks he is above the law. Holder's latest crime: influencing a US Senate election. Holder's...

Original post made by jimf01 on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Nov 2, 2014 at 5:57 am | 8 comments | 464 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 | 1358 Views

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two weeks to election day - how much will vote fraud influence the outcome?

We have seen it in our own backyard, ballot boxes dumped in to San Francisco Bay. Now we have The director of "Work for Progress"...

Original post made by jimf01 on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by jimf01, on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:07 am | 3 comments | 782 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 | 4048 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 you...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Alex, on Oct 17, 2014 at 4:32 am | 1 comment | 382 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 | 323 Views

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Man displaying new gun robbed by 2nd man with gun

Well, so much for the often-repeated "if only there were one good guy with a gun" theory for fighting gun violence. What...

Original post made by Damon on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Miles Long, on Oct 10, 2014 at 6:54 am | 3 comments | 377 Views
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Selma Soliloquy
By Tom Cushing | 10 comments | 1,621 views

Mark Meuser is dropping out of the election
By Roz Rogoff | 6 comments | 1,193 views

New wrinkles in the race for 7th Senate
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 698 views