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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Another $100 Billion in Health Care Savings

But will the Congress allow it to be voted on as part of Health Care Reform? NO! Because this deal is to allow reimportation...

Original post made by jimf01 on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by john, on Dec 15, 2009 at 8:04 am | 2 comments | 866 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Weekly's 'wrap-around' 2009 Holiday Fund will help thousands throughout Tri-Valley

The face of hunger is changing in the Tri-Valley. Open Heart Kitchen Executive Director Linda McKeever sees it first-hand. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by Janet Pelletier, on Dec 14, 2009 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 1047 Views

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Audubon's annual national bird count starts tomorrow

Starting Monday, local volunteers will join bird enthusiasts across the country in measuring local bird populations as part...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by Country, on Dec 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm | 2 comments | 881 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sully's pilot's hat raises money for local schools

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's pilot's cap was sold for $5,800 on eBay today to raise money for two local elementary...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by bel, on Dec 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 975 Views

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Saluting those who work on Christmas

When I was a cub reporter at the Chicago Tribune, I generally worked the Christmas holidays. Along with a skeleton crew of...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Retired and Earned It, on Dec 25, 2009 at 9:39 am | 2 comments | 971 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board President Campaign promise

Following is one of Chris Grant's key campaign promises: ------------------------------------- Fiscal Responsibility-Maintain...

Original post made by Promises, promises on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 20, 2009 at 9:05 pm | 2 comments | 1094 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

"Compassionate" Liberals Sabotage 1700 Minority D.C. School Kids

I submit to you that Democrats do not care about anything but their power over our lives and the lives of our children. They...

Original post made by Bob on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Get the facts, on Dec 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 946 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

More than 1,200 drivers arrested in Bay Area for DUIs so far in holiday period

More than 1,200 people have been arrested in the Bay Area for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the first...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:03 am | 2 comments | 1374 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Money for nothing - PUSD getting theirs?

I saw a tv spot on this company and how they are saving or recycling millions of taxpayer dollars for San Jose schools. ...

Original post made by John Adams on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Jan 5, 2010 at 7:10 am | 2 comments | 1082 Views

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Friday's earthquake was an aftershock; seismologist says there could be more

An earthquake that rattled the Tri-Valley Friday morning was an aftershock from one that shook the area Thursday, according...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Johanna, on Jan 9, 2010 at 10:55 pm | 2 comments | 1201 Views

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PDA director resigns post to marry, move to Florida

Christine Salidivar, executive director of the Pleasanton Downtown Association since April 2004, has resigned her position...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Sushi, on Jan 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm | 2 comments | 966 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD Community Forum Q&A available

Q&A from the Jan 5 PUSD community forum is available here: http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/PublicInformation/Downloads/Q&A100105Final.pdf...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 13, 2010 at 8:08 am | 2 comments | 865 Views

AROUND TOWN

Oakland airport ranked No. 1 for on-time arrivals

Oakland International Airport ranked No. 1 for on-time arrivals among all North American airports last year, according to...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Me, on Jan 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 1018 Views

AROUND TOWN

Services Thursday for DeWitt Wilson, Pleasanton developer who died Monday

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine Catholic Church for DeWitt (Dee) Wilson who died Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Juli Stewart, on Jan 13, 2010 at 10:33 am | 2 comments | 1021 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thriving Discovery

Thriving Ink is joining forces with Karl Wente's Discover the Wine/Discover the Music to celebrate local artists, musicians...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 14, 2010 at 9:10 am | 2 comments | 1007 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Harvard Professor Called to Stand to Provide Neutral and Impartial "Expert" Testimony Exposed Under Cross Examination, She Has Long Been an Active Advocate for Gay Marriage.

Second Day of Trial is Positive for Defense by Andy Pugno - General Counsel on January 13th, 2010 As I mentioned in...

Original post made by Kelly on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 16, 2010 at 11:32 am | 2 comments | 808 Views

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Construction starts on 4th bore of Caldecott Tunnel

Federal, state and local officials gathered in Orinda Friday to celebrate the beginning of construction on the fourth bore...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Joe Wielder, on Jan 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 1014 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

I was against a spending freeze before I was in favor of one

President Obama will propose a 'discretionary spending freeze' in his State of the Union speech later this week. The freeze...

Original post made by Ellie Light on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by SteveP, on Jan 27, 2010 at 8:58 am | 2 comments | 772 Views

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Local office opens for 2010 Census count

Ten questions will determine how much funding Pleasanton will receive for social services and transportation, whether or...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm | 2 comments | 959 Views

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Federal funds in question for BART's proposed Coliseum connector

BART's plan to build an elevated rail connector between its Coliseum station and the Oakland International Airport has a...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by GO, on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:44 am | 2 comments | 1015 Views
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