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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

List of taxes included in Nancy P's health care reform bill

Look at this list. Check out the Employer Mandate Excise Tax, new taxes on businesses with payrolls of $500,000 and up. Just...

Original post made by jimf01 on Oct. 29, 2009
Last comment by jimf01, on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:30 am | 8 comments | 1488 Views

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Intercollegiate Athletics subsidy by UC Berkeley

At a time when the University is hurting for money, I find it incredible that they still spend millions of dollars a year...

Original post made by Ptown Resident on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Oct 30, 2009 at 2:01 am | 21 comments | 1652 Views

SPORTS

Tri-Valley Babe Ruths fall to Tallahassee in championship game

Tri-Valley Babe Ruth's 13-year-old All Stars made it all the way to the series championship playoff game, but fell short...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Babe Ruth, on Oct 29, 2009 at 10:26 pm | 4 comments | 1894 Views

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Fact Checking

I agree with previous posts - the importance of fact checking cannot be underestimated: "It must have seemed so perfect....

Original post made by Stay Cool on Oct. 25, 2009
Last comment by Mariana, on Oct 29, 2009 at 7:38 pm | 6 comments | 967 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wind advisory in effect for East Bay with temperatures only in upper 60s

A wind advisory is in effect this morning for the San Francisco Bay Area, including higher elevations in the East Bay, according...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by DL, on Oct 29, 2009 at 6:49 pm | 3 comments | 1068 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nice ornate street lights, what's the deal?

I'm sure to get blasted for this but I really am just curious. I was near Ruby Hills today but not in Ruby Hills I believe....

Original post made by T.H. on Oct. 28, 2009
Last comment by Ruby resident, on Oct 29, 2009 at 10:36 am | 3 comments | 1686 Views

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Barney Frank: "We Are Trying On Every Front To Increase The Role Of Government in the Regulatory area"

We can count on Rep Barney Frank to be candid, on occasion, about the Democrats plans and strategy: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/10/26/frank_we_are_trying_on_every_f...

Original post made by jimf01 on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by SteveP, on Oct 29, 2009 at 10:27 am | 6 comments | 1041 Views

AROUND TOWN

Please step back from the keyboad DK

Ok for the record I am not a Douglas Kebdall fan, I just don't think he is clever, funny or even entertaining in anyway....

Original post made by T.H. on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by T.H., on Oct 29, 2009 at 9:17 am | 20 comments | 1335 Views

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Fact Check - Obscene Profits

Interesting article regarding obscene profits of the healthcare insurance industry. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091025/D9BI4D6O1.html Perhaps...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Oct. 25, 2009
Last comment by jimf01, on Oct 29, 2009 at 9:00 am | 49 comments | 1652 Views

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Obama's top advisor slams FNC, swallows her words in the next sentence

Of all people, a CNN host causes Obama's adviser to spit a Fox News Channel attack and swallow her words, almost in the same...

Original post made by jimf01 on Oct. 29, 2009
There are no comments yet. 871 Views

AROUND TOWN

SDE SEIR Not News Worthy?

Press Release excerpts: "Conservation groups and neighbors have reached a settlement agreement with the city of Pleasanton...

Original post made by Pleasanton Resident on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by judy, on Oct 29, 2009 at 12:05 am | 4 comments | 1806 Views

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VA is having severe problems providing injured veterans with benefits in a timely fasion

Is this the case?? The VA is having severe problems providing injured veterans with benefits in a timely fashion. In...

Original post made by Patriot Liberal on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by Tango, on Oct 28, 2009 at 6:08 pm | 13 comments | 1145 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Safeway plans return to Planning Commission for shopping center at Bernal and Valley

Officials from one of the country's leading grocery retailers brought plans for a new store at Valley and Bernal avenues...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by June, on Oct 28, 2009 at 5:11 pm | 13 comments | 1554 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Great Books of Pleasanton

The Great Books of Pleasanton book club meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday monthly at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St....

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Ben, on Oct 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 3551 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another workshop planned on curbside recycling program

In a follow-up to a standing-room only event held in August, the city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Garbage Service (PGS)...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2009
Last comment by Country Fair resident, on Oct 28, 2009 at 2:45 pm | 18 comments | 1235 Views

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Obama White House declares war on Fox News

In a coordinated attack, communications director Anita Dunn went on point last week, calling Fox News “opinion journalism...

Original post made by jimf01 on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by jimf01, on Oct 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm | 74 comments | 2223 Views

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Setting The Example

I recently heard that Senators and Congressmen/women as well as Obama himself dodged the question of whether they would 'take...

Original post made by Political Moderate on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Jeanne, on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:29 am | 19 comments | 1174 Views

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How Industry Affects Legislation

"To understand how the pharmaceutical industry is helping to shape the nation’s health care policies, it helps to understand...

Original post made by Stacey on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Oct 28, 2009 at 9:12 am | 6 comments | 999 Views

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A Question to Obama Democrats...

To "Stay Cool", "Stacey" , "Poster Boy", "Janna" and other Obama Democrats... I would be very interested to know what...

Original post made by ! on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Oct 28, 2009 at 6:57 am | 31 comments | 1622 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Where was AVHS' Marching Band?

Doesn't Amador's marching band usually end the parade at the Foothill Band Review?...

Original post made by Judy on Oct. 24, 2009
Last comment by Judy, on Oct 27, 2009 at 9:12 pm | 17 comments | 1998 Views
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Bidding my Maverick Bye-Bye
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 590 views

Special session to tackle two key issues
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 440 views

'General Lee' banned; political correctness gone too far?
By Gina Channell-Allen | 4 comments | 366 views

When Students Consider Non-Portfolio Design Schools
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 303 views