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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 | 6258 Views

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Unemployment rates rise again in Bay Area

Unemployment rates rose in July in the Bay Area and statewide, even as the national unemployment rate declined, state officials...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by chemist, on Aug 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm | 21 comments | 2421 Views

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End of high-speed rail boondoggle?

A Sacramento judge has thrown a monkey wrench into Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build a $68 billion high-speed rail system...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:14 am | 46 comments | 3707 Views

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Demolition work on 'old' Bay Bridge could take 3 years

With the new bridge finished, the question now is how to dismantle the 80-year-old bridge that's still standing. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 5, 2013 at 8:59 am | 9 comments | 3753 Views

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Ruling sparks fresh hope for high-speed-rail critics

In their quest to build the nation's first high-speed rail system, California officials have been banking on a wide range...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Ned, on Sep 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm | 47 comments | 8329 Views

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Pleasanton, nation remember 9/11

The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 will be observed in a brief ceremony hosted by the Livermore-Pleasanton...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by OldTimer, on Sep 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm | 3 comments | 3294 Views

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Pleasanton Assemblywoman's teacher-firing bill passes Legislature

The state Legislature passed a locally authored bill Friday that aims to protect and ensure the safety of children. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by local, on Sep 18, 2013 at 10:52 am | 14 comments | 3933 Views

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Brown signs state Assembly, Senate bills, vetoes two

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday announced that he has signed the following state Assembly bills. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Anders, on Oct 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 6 comments | 3290 Views

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Governor Brown signs immigration legislation

As advocates rally across the nation to urge Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform, Governor Edmund G. Brown...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm | 3 comments | 3084 Views

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Shutdown continues to limit local services, programs

The federal government has been partially shut down for nearly a week, and throughout the Bay Area there are worries about...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm | 4 comments | 7956 Views

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Congress must 'find a bipartisan way out' of shutdown, Swalwell says

According to Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), Congress has been "taken hostage" by a handful of Republicans who want...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Chemist, on Oct 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 23 comments | 4759 Views

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Pleasanton commuters advised to brace for BART strike tomorrow

Pleasanton commuters are being advised to prepare for another BART strike as early as just after midnight tomorrow. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 17 comments | 7907 Views

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Furloughs start tomorrow at Livermore Lab

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other Bay Area-based national research institutions face a nearly total closure...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Money for Nothing?, on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 8 comments | 4723 Views

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BART strike likely tomorrow

A team of federal mediators bowed out of the BART contract negotiations today as union representatives announced that the...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Oct 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 66 comments | 4850 Views

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Work rules emerge as key issue in strike decision

Work rules for employees emerged as a key issue in BART contract negotiations that resulted in union leaders announcing today...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Oct 19, 2013 at 8:30 am | 36 comments | 2624 Views

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Affordable Care workshop at LPC today

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-16th) will host an Affordable Care Act information session from 5-7 p.m. today at Las Positas...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Suzanne, on Oct 29, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 4 comments | 2332 Views

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2 accidents tie up Pleasanton intersections

Pleasanton police pulled a driver out of his overturned vehicle on Sunol Boulevard during the evening rush hour Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Strawman, on Dec 1, 2013 at 8:50 am | 12 comments | 25186 Views

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It's Veterans Day: Stores open, government closed

Today is a federal holiday observing Veterans Day. Fly the flag. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2013/11/11/its-veterans-day-stores-open-government-cl...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:37 am | 4 comments | 2836 Views

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2013 Holiday Fund now underway

The 2013 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund campaign is now underway, a time when we ask our readers to turn their thoughts to...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 21014 Views

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Unions sue BART board over contract clause

BART's two biggest unions have filed a lawsuit claiming that the transit agency's directors acted unlawfully when they rejected...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 22 comments | 9444 Views
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