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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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 | 1302 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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 | 27506 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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 | 42139 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 1266 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1391 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 | 2239 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 | 1826 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1189 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

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

Original post made by Ruth on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 20, 2010 at 1:54 am | 18 comments | 1146 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1529 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's Presidency - the First Year

Here is a look at the status of President Obama's campaign promises after one year of his presidency: http://www.politifact.org/truth-o-meter/article/2010/jan/14/rating-obamas-pr...

Original post made by Lovely Lady on Jan. 19, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1035 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The first ad that made Massachusetts take notice of Scott Brown...

Thought you'd like to see this. By the way, Scott Brown's message of lowering taxes to improve the economy is what our CA...

Original post made by Roy on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Cosmo, on Jan 19, 2010 at 10:37 am | 4 comments | 1027 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

McNerney in talks with Afghanistan president about war effort, political corruption

Afghanistan must end its corruption, and U.S. troops need to gain the trust of the people so they will not follow the Taliban...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Jan 19, 2010 at 10:29 am | 12 comments | 1388 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

British professor says children of same-sex parents 'well-adjusted'

A British professor testified in a same-sex marriage trial in San Francisco Friday that children aren't hurt by having gay...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 19, 2010 at 9:47 am | 4 comments | 1309 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Berkeley man, 19, arrested in connection with Danville teen's death

A 19-year-old Berkeley man is facing charges of robbery and homicide in connection with the January shooting death of Rylan...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2107 Views

AROUND TOWN

What are your pet peeves?

What are things people do around town that just get to you? Here are a few of mine: - Individuals who cruise in the left...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by suz e q, on Jan 18, 2010 at 11:18 pm | 49 comments | 2019 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Sad state of affairs with no "representatives"

It is a sad state of affairs when any administration has to rush approval of legislation because of rising unpopularity of...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Nan, on Jan 18, 2010 at 10:59 pm | 6 comments | 1001 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Wonderland formula funds California schools

From Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Brown. An eye opening editorial about the manipulation of the school funding Proposition...

Original post made by scattergram on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by scattergram, on Jan 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm | 4 comments | 1287 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Danville's 'Sully' commemorates 1-year anniversary of Hudson River landing

One year after he successfully landed a plane on the Hudson River in New York, Danville resident Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2010
Last comment by Every bit a hero, on Jan 18, 2010 at 10:06 am | 7 comments | 1283 Views

RESTAURANTS

Ponderosa shows plans for gated senior community in Ironwood

If built, it would be the first gated senior residential development in the city. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=3762...

Original post made on May. 22, 2008
Last comment by Perry, on Jan 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm | 10 comments | 3884 Views
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Special interest legislation that belongs in the trash can
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 1,092 views

Cute, Playful Cat Needs New Home
By Roz Rogoff | 3 comments | 986 views