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HP's plan to cut 27,000 jobs will impact workforce here in Tri-Valley, other Bay Area, worldwide installations

Palo Alto tech giant HP announced this weeky that it would cut 27,000 jobs -- or 8% of its global workforce -- by mid-2014,...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by res, on May 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm | 3 comments | 2675 Views


As Congressional campaign heats up, Stark meets with Pleasanton supporters

Three candidates seeking nomination to the newly-created 15th Congressional District that covers Pleasanton are walking precinct...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Mittens, on Jun 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm | 32 comments | 3205 Views


McNerney named legislator of the year by veterans service officers

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) has been awarded the Motomu Nakasako Legislator of the Year Award by the California...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by Nauseous, on Jun 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm | 12 comments | 3107 Views


Stark, Swalwell take top 2 spots in November's 15th District congressional race

In the newly-aligned 15th Congressional District that covers all of Pleasanton, longtime Congressman Pete Stark advanced...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by steve, on Jun 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm | 33 comments | 3547 Views


Re-employment benefits extended for former NUMMI workers, others

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a $6 million grant Tuesday to continue re-employment services for more than 4,800...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2012
Last comment by kim, on Jun 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm | 7 comments | 2905 Views


Brown signs $8-billion funding measure to start construction of high-speed rail system in California

Gov. Jerry Brown was in downtown San Francisco Wednesday to sign an $8 billion funding measure to start construction on what...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by Bill, on Jul 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm | 19 comments | 2773 Views


UC regents urge voters to pass Brown's tax plan or tuition will rise by $2,400

The University of California Regents have voted to endorse the governor's tax plan, and contingent on its passing, to freeze...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Jul 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 18 comments | 2909 Views


Unemployment up in Bay Area, down slightly in state

The state's unemployment rate decreased slightly last month while many Bay Area counties saw slight spikes in unemployment...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2012
Last comment by Ms Gundersen, on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm | 13 comments | 2802 Views


Obama makes a stop in Oakland as part of Bay Area campaign swing

President Barack Obama landed back in the Bay Area Monday to attend several fundraising events in the East Bay with about...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by ca94566, on Jul 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 9 comments | 2851 Views


Court to reconsider law allowing DNA collection from criminal suspects

A federal appeals court in San Francisco agreed Wednesday to take another look at whether a California law requiring police...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm | 4 comments | 2415 Views


Juveniles arrested on suspicion of phone thefts on BART

Two juveniles suspected of "grab and go" thefts from unsuspecting customers on BART trains were arrested by San Francisco...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm | 11 comments | 2494 Views


Swalwell protests against Stark for Social Security benefits being paid to his children

Congressional candidate Eric Swalwell said that if elected he will support closing a provision in the Social Security law...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by Greedy & irresponsible, on Sep 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm | 8 comments | 3470 Views


Not registered? Do it on Election Day and vote same day

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed a bill that makes it easier for Californians to vote by allowing same-day voter registration. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by acorn fraud, on Sep 27, 2012 at 10:32 am | 10 comments | 2994 Views


Brown moves to ease fuel regulations, possibly leading to lower gas prices

The California Air Resources Board has announced that it is easing some restrictions on gasoline production in response to...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Oct 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm | 4 comments | 3531 Views


Home sales, job creation could rise with sensible lending standards

New survey findings, combined with an analysis of historic credit scores and loan performance, show home sales could be notably...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2012
Last comment by D X, on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm | 3 comments | 4074 Views


Brown urges voters to pass Prop. 30 tax measure, but poll shows it's failing

Gov. Jerry Brown, seeking to promote his Proposition 30 tax initiative, is telling voters that while "the California dream...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by 30 is NO !, on Feb 16, 2013 at 10:21 pm | 26 comments | 4279 Views


Pleasanton teen visits U.N. with Girl Up

Not every day does an American teen get to meet the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, but last month Sri Muppidi, 17, was...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by , on Nov 12, 2012 at 6:01 am | 1 comment | 4073 Views


Prop 30 passage means no furlough days for Pleasanton teachers, staff

Pleasanton school administrators are breathing a sigh of relief with the passage of Proposition 30. A statement from PUSD...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by john, on Nov 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm | 31 comments | 8133 Views


B1 transportation sales tax measure loses by fraction of percent needed to achive 2/3rd majority approval

Alameda County Registrar David Macdonald reported today that final results of the Nov. 6 election show that the hotly contested...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by Al, on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm | 16 comments | 4843 Views


County Registrar's vote tally shows Measures B1, A1, I failing to gain 2/3rds majority votes to pass

A measure that would have doubled Alameda County's transportation sales tax to a full 1 cent appears to have been defeated. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2012
Last comment by They failed, on Nov 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm | 6 comments | 3469 Views
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