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Eye-Opening Article: Obama's Plans = Goals of Communist Party of USA

This year-old article is eye-opening to those who have not yet been awakened to what Obama's "Hope and Change" is all about....

Original post made by Jeff on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Unbelievable, on Jan 22, 2010 at 11:19 am | 3 comments | 1157 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Abortion groups plan opposing rallies Saturday

Opposing voices in the abortion debate will meet Saturday at the foot of San Francisco's Market Street for competing events...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by reasonable, on Jan 22, 2010 at 9:49 am | 10 comments | 1711 Views

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County gets $11 million in stimulus funds to fight blight

Alameda County will receive $11 million in federal stimulus funding to help fight blight and stabilize neighborhoods that...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:04 am | 8 comments | 1743 Views

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Massachusetts Miracle

I love it. Are you taking notes, Mr. McNerney? We are fed up with you ramming horrible and unwanted bills down our throats....

Original post made by Jeff on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Big Poppa, on Jan 22, 2010 at 1:46 am | 7 comments | 16332 Views

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Only 2 Days Left to Comment on the BART/Livermore Proposal to Build Elevated Tracks Over Staples Ranch

While I have long been in support of this particular extension, I am concerned that most of the proposed routes do not follow...

Original post made by Billie on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Livermoron, on Jan 21, 2010 at 10:44 pm | 15 comments | 2330 Views

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Sen. Boxer ready for re-election battle against any of increasing number of GOP challengers

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer dropped by a San Jose bus maintenance facility Friday to tout local stimulus-funded projects and...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm | 4 comments | 1386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scool Budget Crisis: Have we really thought outside the box?

A couple of months ago I resigned from the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) due to a growing frustration that this was an...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 21, 2010 at 10:30 am | 148 comments | 4510 Views

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Lesbian daughter changed view of San Diego mayor on same-sex marriage

A federal trial on same-sex marriage moved into its second week in San Francisco today with testimony from the mayor of San...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by PToWN94566, on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm | 16 comments | 1852 Views

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Media News files for bankruptcy protection to undergo financial restructuring

The publisher of the Contra Costa Times, Tri-Valley Herald, San Jose Mercury News and 51 other daily newspapers in the Bay...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by CCapDGIT, on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:36 pm | 15 comments | 1637 Views

AROUND TOWN

What blessings did you receive this week, month, year etc.

I have been totally blessed with a loving family and friends. This year we were blessed with my husband getting a job after...

Original post made by blessyou on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Pat, West of Foothill, on Jan 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm | 1 comment | 1318 Views

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Call for legalizing 'recreational use' of marijuana

Four Bay Area legislators provided the votes Tuesday as the state Assembly Public Safety Committee approved by a 4-3 margin...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Nora, on Jan 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm | 7 comments | 1520 Views

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BART considers 20-cent TransBay tube surcharge to spare employee layoffs

At the end of a lengthy hearing on their transit agency's $25 million budget deficit, BART directors ultimately opted not...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by reader, on Jan 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 4 comments | 27780 Views

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GOP wins, takes Kennedy seat, voters spoke against healthcare "reform"

See article: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/01/19/massachusetts.senate/index.html?hpt=T1 The GOP won, taking over Kennedy's...

Original post made by GOP gets Kennedy seat on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Moe Mentum, on Jan 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm | 14 comments | 42558 Views

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Oakland Airport shooting birds to ensure passenger safety

Gulls, cormorants and pelicans have been flocking to a spot near the end of Oakland International Airport's runway recently,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by CA Strikes 2009, on Jan 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm | 6 comments | 1580 Views

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Heavy rain on the way for Pleasanton, Tri-Valley

Rain is forecast as Sunday progresses with a quarter-inch of rain and then as much as another half-inch overnight. The temperature...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by Manish, on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:04 am | 6 comments | 1557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are our elected officials for our kids or for the unions?

Californians who care about public schools have something to cheer about. Pushed by President Obama's Race to the Top competition...

Original post made by Voter on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 20, 2010 at 9:56 am | 34 comments | 2446 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Donlon Elementary School Bell Schedule

Does anybody know what time school starts in the morning at Donlon? Not the kindergarten schedule. Strangely, there is...

Original post made by Laura on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by momof2, on Jan 20, 2010 at 8:48 am | 4 comments | 1903 Views

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Where to get jewelry appraised?

Have not done this before, so I was wondering if folks had any advice for a trustworthy place in town to have jewelry appraised....

Original post made by Marie on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by SW, on Jan 20, 2010 at 8:35 am | 7 comments | 1233 Views

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Spin This, Democrats: " $787 Billion in Stimulus, Zero Jobs 'Created or Saved' "

Morning Bell: $787 Billion in Stimulus, Zero Jobs “Created or Saved” http://blog.heritage.org/2010/01/12/morning-bell-787-billion-in-stimulus-zero-jobs-created-or-saved/ O...

Original post made by Ruth on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 20, 2010 at 1:54 am | 18 comments | 1302 Views

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What did you do to help make the world a better place today?

Somebody on the Pet Peeves thread thought a positive thread should be started, so here it is....

Original post made by letsgo on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Grace, on Jan 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm | 34 comments | 1675 Views
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State budget hinges on earnings of the 1 percent
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 835 views

Admitted Early Action? Congratulations! And Next Steps
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 293 views