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On Obama Unprecedented Address to Public School Students on Sept. 8 ...

Dear Obama: I'll be listening VERY carefully to what you have to say in your unprecedented speech to public school students...

Original post made by Jill on Sep. 1, 2009
Last comment by tj-24, on Sep 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm | 111 comments | 7917 Views

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Local Democratic Party to hold public event Sunday for candidates it endorses

The Tri-Valley United Democratic Campaign organization will hold a public rally from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday for local candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Oct 19, 2014 at 1:10 pm | 20 comments | 7877 Views

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Changes to FAFSA make it easier to apply for student aid

Do you have a high school senior who is knee deep in the college admissions process? Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2016/11/09/changes-to-fafsa-mak...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by MarshalBlake, on Nov 28, 2016 at 4:44 am | 2 comments | 7846 Views

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State sales tax drops by 1% tomorrow

The statewide sales and use tax rate will decrease by a full percentage point starting tomorrow, July 1. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Leland, on Jul 2, 2011 at 6:15 am | 17 comments | 7806 Views

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Pleasanton: Where Teachers and Unionized Workers are Enemy #1

Forget about drugs, crime, poverty,etc. According to comments on the Pleasanton Weekly TownSquare Forum and from local conservatives,...

Original post made by Sal on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by guilty , on Jul 8, 2014 at 10:48 pm | 31 comments | 7743 Views

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Scott Haggerty makes $234,000 per year! what does he do and can we afford it?

Alameda County Supervisor makes $234,000 dollars per year, see link http://www.mercurynews.com/salaries/bay-area/2010 Does...

Original post made by Boner on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by caspergutman, on Jul 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm | 29 comments | 7624 Views

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Pleasanton snags top recognition on Money Magazine survey

Just a week after Pleasanton was ranked No. 4 in a recent survey of America's 50 Best Cities to Live, two other national...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Henry, on Sep 25, 2014 at 9:19 am | 2 comments | 7603 Views

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Garamendi praises Obama speech, but wants Afghanistan war ended 'now'

Democratic Congressman John Garamendi said last night that he was generally pleased with President Obama's State of the Union...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by Joe Crosslin, on Jan 26, 2011 at 9:22 am | 2 comments | 7583 Views

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BART, unions take a breather after governor prevents strike

Negotiators for BART and unions representing about 2,400 employees took a breather yesterday after Gov. Jerry Brown intervened...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm | 26 comments | 7530 Views

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Governor's fact-finding panel finds BART management, unions 'far apart' on bargaining

A three-person fact-finding panel appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown heard firsthand Wednesday how far apart BART and its labor...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 13, 2013 at 7:47 am | 81 comments | 7507 Views

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Vote NO on Measure BB -- 10 Reasons

Reasons to Vote NO on Measure BB on November 4th…. 1) A Bad deal for Pleasanton! Measure BB will take over $540...

Original post made by NoOnBB on Oct. 11, 2014
Last comment by AnnieJ, on Nov 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 25 comments | 7504 Views

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Somber service at Livermore Airport for Pleasanton soldier killed in Afghanistan

Family, friends and uniformed men and women paid their final respects to Army Specialist Jameson Lynn Lindskog today, whose...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by South Asian Samaritans, on Apr 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm | 9 comments | 7493 Views

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The top Democrats in DC decry what happened in the Senate today

The President, the Vice-President, and the Democratic leader of the Senate have come out very strongly against what happened...

Original post made by jimf01 on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Nov 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 23 comments | 7476 Views

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U.S. Geological Survey predicts higher temps, stronger storms due to climate change

If worldwide carbon emissions continue at the present rate, rising temperatures could cause the Sierra Nevada to lose 80...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2012
Last comment by lazzboy, on Mar 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm | 64 comments | 7424 Views

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Is Bridget Melson bad for Pleasanton?

Perhaps no one person has done more to make Pleasanton look like a haven for right-wing bigotry and intolerance than Bridget...

Original post made by Arthur Y. on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Real Republican, on Dec 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 23 comments | 7376 Views

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The Truth behind Aids

http://www.modernhistoryproject.org/mhp/ArticleDisplay.php?Article=FinalWarn08-5 This group of Anglo-American financiers...

Original post made by Ron on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by mark, on Aug 23, 2009 at 10:16 am | 2 comments | 7376 Views

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CLINTON HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK

In the old fashion method of speech giving, that is, let me speak with a drawl and explain complex issues clearly, Bill Clinton...

Original post made by Domo Dan on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by b, on Sep 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm | 79 comments | 7354 Views

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Clean Water Act expansion not right answer, builders say

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act will increase the cost of new homes...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by PW Readers Husband, on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:44 pm | 6 comments | 7323 Views

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CA Senate Bill 423, if passed, will prevent the BART strike

There is a provision in the contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) that prevents workers from striking in the...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Oct 17, 2013 at 8:56 am | 36 comments | 7241 Views

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The President Steps Up

This one's for you, Steve of Parkside. It takes a big man to apologize to a private citizen (putting herself out there)...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 2, 2012
Last comment by Charlie McPoyle, on Apr 17, 2014 at 10:28 am | 163 comments | 7205 Views
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