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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lowell, Amador HS on State Naughty List

Lowell, Amador High School among top SF schools that leaked state test questions to social media. http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2013/08/12/top-sf-school-leaks-state-test-qu...

Original post made by WhatNow? on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm | 1 comment | 974 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Fixing California: The union chokehold

I created a stir last year when I — the former Democratic Senate majority leader — endorsed Proposition 32, the ballot initiative...

Original post made by CA GOV. 101 on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 631 Views

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America's Cup panel investigating Oracle for illegal boat modifications

Oracle Team USA, the defending America's Cup champion, is being investigated by the regatta's International Jury for alleged...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by yourEditor, on Aug 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 1 comment | 797 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Another Bay Area news poll shows little support for BART unions

First it was the KPIX news poll showing that, by a 2-1 margin, Bay Area residents think the unions are being unreasonable. Now...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 879 Views

AROUND TOWN

PW Opinionist Challenges the Federal Takeover of Grammar

PW's designated 'opinionator', Tim Hunt, writes the following: "The novel legal theory to cast aside the state’s role...

Original post made by Mike on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:59 am | 1 comment | 1681 Views

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So many centennials

The year 1913 was memorable indeed! Coin collectors will relate to the first minting of Buffalo or Indian Head nickels. When...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Homeowner, on Aug 16, 2013 at 8:16 am | 1 comment | 1659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walkers exploring downtown Pleasanton tomorrow with guide

The weekly Pleasanton World Walk to Wellness outing Saturday, Aug. 17, begins in front of the Museum on Main, 603 Main St.,...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by wondering, on Aug 16, 2013 at 9:51 am | 1 comment | 816 Views

AROUND TOWN

help our environment and save money too!

California has always been a leader in ideas to help our environment, from cleaning up the pollution in our air with cleaner...

Original post made by susan on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by John, on Aug 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm | 1 comment | 702 Views

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27th annual Goodguys car show ends today at Fairgrounds

The 27th annual Goodguys West Coast Nationals ends at 3 p.m. today at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Stella, on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 1333 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Review: 'Jobs' - Gets the look right in production design, casting

"Jobs," a biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, gets the look right in its production design and its casting, a point...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by wondering, on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:40 am | 1 comment | 1488 Views

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Armed with a furry friend

Photographer Mike Sedlak was one of several hikers to come across this hairy tarantula at about 6 pm. Monday while hiking...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 22, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 1440 Views

AROUND TOWN

BART to run trains around-the-clock starting tonight

BART will offer limited round-the-clock service starting tonight through the morning of Labor Day Monday while the Bay Bridge...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by john, on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:14 am | 1 comment | 1827 Views

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A different way to travel

Mules led by John Sears walked through Pleasanton last week on their way to Sacramento where the man who calls himself "Mule"...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 23, 2013 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 1025 Views

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Danville teen killed in car crash day before starting senior year in high school

San Ramon Valley High School student Robert Orlando was riding in a car with two friends in Danville on their way home from...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Pleasanton Mom, on Aug 28, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 1976 Views

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Lucky to close San Ramon store next month; Chili's restaurant closed this week

The Lucky supermarket in the Crow Canyon Place shopping center in San Ramon will permanently close its doors Sept. 28, a...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Phil, on Aug 30, 2013 at 9:16 am | 1 comment | 1395 Views

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Tonight's East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force meeting postponed to next Thursday

The East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed to next Thursday, Sept. 12....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1230 Views

SPORTS

Tri-Valley Babe Ruth Baseball Skills Clinic Sunday 9/8

Tri-Valley Babe Ruth will hold its Annual Fall Skills Clinic for baseball on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at its baseball facility...

Original post made by highlander on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm | 1 comment | 1199 Views

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Big rig fire fills sky with smoke, snarls rush hour traffic Friday

Smoke billows from a vehicle fire on 580 West and Santa Rita Friday during the evening rush hour Friday. A big rig caught...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by One day, on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:44 am | 1 comment | 2960 Views

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Mount Diablo fire out, state park to re-open today

A fire that has burned more than 3000 acres in and around Mount Diablo State Park over the past week has been 100% contained,...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Suzie, on Sep 18, 2013 at 10:43 pm | 1 comment | 1034 Views

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9th District Court upholds state's low-carbon fuel standard

A U.S. appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday upheld California's pioneering low-carbon fuel standard and set aside an...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Ben J., on Sep 19, 2013 at 8:42 am | 1 comment | 1032 Views
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