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Pleasanton braces for state to grab $4 million of local revenues to pay down state deficit

Pleasanton officials said today they are bracing for another takeaway of municipal revenues aimed at paying down the state's...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by Can there be a bright side?, on May 14, 2009 at 8:46 pm | 12 comments | 1279 Views

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Obama's Proposed Tax on Soda

How do you feel about Obama, an admitted smoker of both tobacco and marijauna, proposing a 7 cents per can "health tax" on...

Original post made by Rob Smithson on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Carolina, on May 14, 2009 at 8:12 pm | 53 comments | 1919 Views

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Adminstration considering elimination of tax free healthcare benefits and elimination of interest expense on homes for couples making over $100,000

In order to help fund the cost of healthcare for the uninsured the Obama administration and congress are considering eliminating...

Original post made by Lisa on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by Einstein, on May 14, 2009 at 7:32 pm | 41 comments | 1729 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan Commission OKs General Plan update

The Pleasanton Planning Commission Wednesday night approved the city's updated General Plan, sending the several-hundred-page...

Original post made on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Einstein, on May 14, 2009 at 7:29 pm | 5 comments | 1127 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

An article about whether it matters if the state propositions pass on May 19

It seems to me that whether the propositions pass on May 19 or not, the state will be in trouble. The mercury news had...

Original post made by Resident on May. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Received my measure G ballot today - voted No!

One more vote for no....

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by NO ON G, on May 14, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 24 comments | 1430 Views

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Schwarzenegger proposes selling San Quentin and other state assets

Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed selling San Quentin and other state assets as a way to raise money to offset the budget...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on May 14, 2009 at 4:08 pm | 4 comments | 1325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel Tax still needed?

Quite a few pro-G supporters claim that PUSD is a well managed public entity. At the Feb 3 PUSD workshop Trustee Kernan...

Original post made by Carl on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by Ptown resident, on May 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm | 9 comments | 1223 Views

SPORTS

Donations still being accepted for Zuffa family

Donations are still trickling in for the family of a woman who received second- and third-degree burns to her body after...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2009
Last comment by Yo, on May 14, 2009 at 10:25 am | 13 comments | 2326 Views

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Important Editorial Regarding California Public Employee Pensions

Please read this extremely important editorial from yeasterday's Contra Costa Times (May 13, 2009). http://www.contracostatimes.com/opinion/ci_12351902?nclick_check=1 I...

Original post made by No Fear on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on May 14, 2009 at 9:55 am | 6 comments | 1593 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burnin' up

Believe it or not, there's a light bulb that's been burning in Livermore long before the invention of the automobile, before...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Point a finger and three point back, on May 14, 2009 at 9:24 am | 5 comments | 1657 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Actual Cuts to PUSD

I posted this buried in another thread, but I think the numbers are useful to see published so a new thread is probably best...

Original post made by Stacey on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by guest, on May 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm | 32 comments | 1416 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Woman dies after car strikes tree off I-680

A 39-year-old San Ramon woman died hours after her vehicle struck a tree near southbound Interstate Highway 680 in unincorporated...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by parents know better?, on May 13, 2009 at 9:56 pm | 7 comments | 1279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rethinking the Parcel Tax

I'm so confused! I am doing my homework, reading lots about this proposed parcel tax. And I'm just not convinced anymore....

Original post made by Tracy on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Tate Chen, on May 13, 2009 at 9:39 pm | 18 comments | 1683 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

RESERVES ARE LIKE YOUR OWN SAVINGS ACCOUNT. YOU CAN KEEP DRAWING IT DOWN, BUT IF YOU CAN'T REPLENISH IT, EVENTUALLY IT'S GONE

Back in 2003, a year of "unprecedented level of budget deficit for the state," which Dr. Casey said could go on for 2 or...

Original post made by Pleasanton Resident on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Russell, on May 13, 2009 at 9:05 pm | 30 comments | 1423 Views

RESTAURANTS

where everybody knows your name--Dr.Beanz Drive Thru

I can not believe how amazing the service and the coffee is at Dr. Beanz Coffee Bar. The young girl that works there in the...

Original post made by Joe on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by jessie, on May 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm | 10 comments | 1933 Views

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An Apology from a Former Berkeley Leftist...Now Conservative

The following reprint from the American Thinker website, is an interesting read. Why other liberals don't understand what...

Original post made by amy on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on May 13, 2009 at 2:01 pm | 12 comments | 1491 Views

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Democrats pass special protection for pedophiles!!!

Yesterday the house democrats voted 100% for a bill which gave special protection against hate crimes to pedophiles and voted...

Original post made by Pete on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on May 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm | 9 comments | 1391 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton Stands Out in the News

Last night on the CBS channel 5 news, they showed a news segment about Pleasanton Real Estate and how hot the market is here,...

Original post made by Melissa on May. 9, 2009
Last comment by Carl, on May 13, 2009 at 7:15 am | 76 comments | 2724 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Schools to receive additional $4.2M from the federal government

The Pleasanton Unified School District is slated to receive about $4.2 million from the federal government's American Recovery...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Nosy Neighbors, on May 12, 2009 at 11:11 pm | 28 comments | 1472 Views
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