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Bauer-Kahan and Glazer meet with constituents

Original post made on Mar 17, 2019

Working with a new colleague can sometimes be difficult, but State Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and legislative veteran State Senator Steve Glazer showed a united front at their joint Dublin Town Hall March 12, where they discussed the various issues affecting the Tri-Valley, as well as how they are working together to represent their constituents.

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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 17, 2019 at 7:55 pm

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“We’ve done a lot in the area on public safety and gun reform. Whether that's background checks or waiting periods," Glazer said. "There are so many things where we have made positive steps,” he added. “Not to take away a gun for hunting, not to take away a gun for home protection, but to take away these weapons of war from our streets and limit the carnage that can occur.”


Sounds like Glazer needs some new slogans/taglines. California has had an "assault weapons" ban since 1989. No civilian can purchase a "weapon of war" (what military forces around the world currently use) at a gun shop either.

No need to give the predictable (but false) comment of "not to take away a gun". Just do what his party/gun control supporters have been doing "a lot of" in the background - regulate it out of reach by banning gun shows at the Cow Palace/local fairgrounds, not allowing new handgun models to be sold in the state because of the lack of microstamping features, restricting ammunition sales to in state gun dealers only, and then having local governments get in to the act by not allowing the same gun shops/dealers to operate in their communities. If you still have a gun of any kind, you'll be fortunate if you can actually get around to using it for home protection/hunting in this state.


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Posted by sjd
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 17, 2019 at 10:05 pm

I was there, and they did get through a good number of questions (at least 15), which was encouraging for a rather short meeting.

I'm hoping they can substantiate on climate change targets a bit more in the future - this is a bigger undertaking than just commuter car pollution, or just solar, or just truck traffic, etc., and will require tradeoffs.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:28 am

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"Both legislators acknowledged that California has done a lot in terms of gun control, but there is always room for improvement."

I agree. There IS room for improvement. But it's not going to come from these two.

Stop passing more feel good "common sense" regulations that criminals ignore, treating the same criminals who abuse firearms as "victims", and then endlessly blaming/lecturing the law abiding (in a state with some of the strictest gun laws) that they are just "not doing enough" and/or "not being safe enough".


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Posted by Frankie
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Mar 18, 2019 at 9:57 am

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What about the deterioration of BART. Dirty and unsafe.


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Posted by steve milina
a resident of Parkside
on Mar 18, 2019 at 10:32 am

I attended that meeting my question on illegal immigrants with criminal charges was not even presented to the legislators. After the meeting was over I was able to talk to Kahan. I asked her how can you justify three people being murdered Kate Steinle her murder was done by an illegal immigrant who was deported five times and had seven felonies against him. Police officer Ronil Singh was murdered by an illegal immigrant who had two DUI's against him on the third suspected DUI he killed officer Singh who left a wife and young son Bambi Larson was stalked and murdered in San Jose by an illegal who had numerous charges against him but our stupid sanctuary laws prevent law enforcement from co-operating with immigration officials. Talking to these two privileged legislators is like talking to the wall. According to Kahan a balance must be maintained between innocent people being murdered and the possibility that law abiding illegals might report a crime. I feel that blood is on the hands of any legislator that approves of the term sancturary state.


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Posted by steve milina
a resident of Parkside
on Mar 18, 2019 at 11:01 am

also let's not forget Napa county Sherriff Jerecki who was fired upon at point blank range on a routine stop and by some miracle the assailant missed and sheriff Jerecki was able to return fire and kill him. He had been deported three times already.


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Posted by Robert S. Allen
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 18, 2019 at 11:28 pm

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Frankie: BART District 5 Director election next year.

With the new cars coming, I hope BART runs 10-car Blue line trains trans-Bay and on to SFO and Millbrae, runs its Orange line toward Antioch instead of Richmond, and adds a new route from Dublin-Pleasanton to Oakland and Richmond. Reduce congestion and transfers; many more one-seat rides. Many other benefits with this change.

BART needs more car storage in the Tri-Valley and a shop. The Blue line is their only trans-Bay route without an East Bay yard and shop. Extension to ACE at Greenville would have allowed these, but a faulty EIR and AB 758 killed even part of that.

Parking at the stations is woefully short. The Valley Link rail line from the Altamont could help by 2023, but until then Livermore parking at Isabel and a freeway shuttle bus may be the best solution to that shortage at the station.


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Posted by Concerned-Californian
a resident of Valley Trails
on Mar 19, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Didn’t Bauer-Conman mysteriously win the election after being caught lying about her opponent and then a bunch of mysterious absentee ballots turned up? Is she really our legitimate leader?


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Posted by sjd
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 19, 2019 at 12:40 pm

Absentee ballots aren’t “mysterious.”


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Posted by Concerned-Californian
a resident of Valley Trails
on Mar 19, 2019 at 1:38 pm

@sjd - It's "mysterious" when Baker was ahead - just like all of the Congressional Republicans in Orange County, and then by golly, as the absentee votes came in - funny enough they were all for the same Democrat party. And not so mysterious was our California Secretary of State Alex Padilla asked voters to certify only that they were residents of the state on the mail-in ballot form, not that they were citizens. Even all the major left-leaning papers acknowledged that Bauer-Conman outright lied about Baker and her record. I realize that lying doesn't disqualify you from politics (it usually works to your advantage), but election fraud might mean you're illegitimate.


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Posted by sjd
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 20, 2019 at 7:38 pm

That’s not mysterious, it happens every election in every state. Absentee ballots skew dem. Get out with the nonsense.

A question on the ballot isn’t a conspiracy to get non citizens to vote.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 20, 2019 at 8:35 pm

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"According to Kahan a balance must be maintained between innocent people being murdered and the possibility that law abiding illegals might report a crime."

A law abiding illegal? What's that?

This kind of reasoning is exactly why Kahan needs to be voted out of office. There's no "balance" by sitting back and letting people disregard our immigration laws while imposing more costs on the taxpayers of the state.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 20, 2019 at 11:07 pm

Baker's loss here was irrational fallout as a result of Trump backlash. Really a terrible short term reaction. I'd love to see her run against and de-seat Swalwell


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