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Firefighters rescue man trapped in trench

A worker is safe after being trapped when a trench collapsed on him Thursday afternoon. The Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Map, on Oct 22, 2013 at 10:16 am | 6 comments | 4161 Views

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Long-awaited, much-needed Stoneridge Drive extension opens Nov.1

The long-awaited extension of Stoneridge Drive will open Nov. 1, giving shoppers, workers and other motorists in Livermore...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Eric, on Oct 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm | 33 comments | 4012 Views

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Today's hot housing market to get even better in 2014

Buyers and sellers alike know that the California housing market has heated up, and now the California Association of Realtors...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Oct 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm | 5 comments | 13924 Views

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Library offering free Excel classes tonight

The Pleasanton Library is presenting Excel classes at beginners and intermediate levels. Participants can gain skills for...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by shannon, on Oct 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 1 comment | 761 Views

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Transit unions have donated $3M to CA State Assembly Democrats

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU, of which the BART train operators are members) and the Service Employees Service Union...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm | 21 comments | 3310 Views

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Stoneridge Drive extension

The Stoneridge Drive extension is finished. The landscaping, road striping and all other facets are complete. Why is it not...

Original post made by olfthfl on Oct. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 574 Views

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How is the man doing that was attacked out of his home

Any news on the health of the man that was attacked out his of his own home....

Original post made by Concerned on Oct. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 303 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

NTSB to investigate BART workers' deaths on tracks

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the deaths of two BART workers Saturday in a collision on the tracks...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Oct 21, 2013 at 6:29 am | 19 comments | 1813 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 | 3281 Views

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Double check when getting an estimate

Beyond large-scale thefts from seniors, they're being targeted by everyone from unscrupulous mechanics to contractors to...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2013
There are no comments yet. 2034 Views

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2 Killed by Bart Train: Who Was Driving the Train?

Well, the right-wing dingbats have been clamoring for days about how skill isn't needed to drive the Bart trains. Hey, fire...

Original post made by Harvey Seagal on Oct. 19, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm | 9 comments | 745 Views

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BART statement on negotiations

In a memorandum to city and regional leaders, BART General Manager Grace Crunican expressed disappointment that negotiations...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 3 comments | 934 Views

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Found Duck (Goose)

After a windy night a couple weeks ago, a duck (or something that looks like a duck) landed in our yard. We have been feeding...

Original post made by Concerned Mom on Oct. 19, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1267 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 | 1606 Views

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Teen driver leaves scene of single-vehicle crash

Pleasanton police are investigating a single-vehicle crash early this morning on Ruby Hill Drive. The call to the 3400 block...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Run from the fire, on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:36 pm | 25 comments | 2838 Views

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A double whammy for the BART strikers

(1) The picketers had to picket for eight hours today, which, on the average, is 3.5 hours more than a normal work day for...

Original post made by Casual Observer on Oct. 18, 2013
There are no comments yet. 336 Views

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Be patient in the mornings!

This morning having dropped my child off at the back of Foothill HS, I was waiting at the traffic lights to go right from...

Original post made by Foothill school mom on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Interesting, on Oct 18, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 2 comments | 526 Views

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WHEELS, BART 'bridge' offering rides during strike

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, operator of the Wheels bus system, is running its regular service in the Tri-Valley...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Jason Bezis, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm | 2 comments | 2708 Views

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Livermore, Sandia lab workers won't get back pay

More than 13,400 Bay Area Department of Energy laboratory workers -- including 7,500 at the Livermore and Sandia national...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 20 comments | 4548 Views

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2014 Campaign Primaries Getting Serious

Buoyed by the Tea Party's government shutdown victory and Ted Cruz's ascending popularity, within the Tea Party, which includes...

Original post made by Ed Schwartz on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm | 1 comment | 7022 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 32 comments | 2,229 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 908 views

The Vranesh situation heads to court
By Tim Hunt | 9 comments | 765 views