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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Sponsors defend Prop. 8 initiative in federal trial

Sponsors of Proposition 8 presented their first witness in defense of the voter initiative in federal court in San Francisco...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm | 22 comments | 1339 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State Assembly to consider tougher law on violent crime reporting

A bill that would require witnesses to report violent crimes to law enforcement regardless of the victim's age has passed...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 1390 Views

AROUND TOWN

Any parents hear about the "Assassin game"?

I've been hearing about a game that the area high school seniors "play" as a tradition. You "pay to participate" and you...

Original post made by Anne on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Sean's sweethearts, on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:20 am | 39 comments | 3618 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pimp in Anti-Acorn Film Arrested by FBI

Wow, this guy turned out not to be so upstanding. I'm shocked...NOT! I think he might have every single outfit needed...

Original post made by Janna on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Janna, on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:17 am | 4 comments | 1035 Views

RESTAURANTS

FALSE ADVERTISING BY STRAW HAT ON HOPYARD

Last week, a full page, color ad came out advertising a 50 year celebration at Straw Hat, where they were rolling the prices...

Original post made by Upset in P-Town on Jul. 6, 2009
Last comment by deedee, on Jan 27, 2010 at 9:47 am | 24 comments | 3311 Views

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I was against a spending freeze before I was in favor of one

President Obama will propose a 'discretionary spending freeze' in his State of the Union speech later this week. The freeze...

Original post made by Ellie Light on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by SteveP, on Jan 27, 2010 at 8:58 am | 2 comments | 1151 Views

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Photo of the Day...

Obama has to use a teleprompter to talk to 6th graders. This guy is simply pathetic. http://jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com/2010/01/pitiful-obama-needs-teleprompter-to.html ...

Original post made by Bill on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Tango, on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:55 am | 11 comments | 1302 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Willle Brown calls Public Employee pensions too generous

Even Willie Brown knows that Public Employee Unions are Bankrupting the state. He said recently: "The deal used to...

Original post made by Caesar on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by another resident, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:56 pm | 14 comments | 1481 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Stanford professor says gays, lesbians 'lack political power'

A Stanford professor who said homosexuals lack political power and a gay man who said conversion therapy made him suicidal...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm | 20 comments | 1900 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judicial council votes to continue monthly court closures

Members of the state Judicial Council have voted to continue the budget-tightening measure of monthly court closures, saying...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by sad daysfor CA, on Jan 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 3 comments | 1291 Views

RESTAURANTS

Meal not botched at Baci's

Last year posted my disappointment at prior several meals at Baci's. Have since gone twice in last few months and was pleasantly...

Original post made by honest diner on Jan. 26, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2525 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Construction starts on 4th bore of Caldecott Tunnel

Federal, state and local officials gathered in Orinda Friday to celebrate the beginning of construction on the fourth bore...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Joe Wielder, on Jan 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 1596 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Local office opens for 2010 Census count

Ten questions will determine how much funding Pleasanton will receive for social services and transportation, whether or...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm | 2 comments | 1365 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Pleasanton asks BART to scrap Staples Ranch extension plans

If BART officials didn't get the message Jan. 6, Pleasanton officials are sending it again today: the public doesn't want...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Pete, on Jan 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 7 comments | 1467 Views

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Obama's Short Coat Tails

With the election of Republican Senator Scott Brown to the formerly held & much coveted senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy,...

Original post made by Nosy Neighbors on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Nosy Neighbors, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:35 am | 23 comments | 1401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools facing at least $6.9M in cuts

PUSD's latest budget forecast may not have hit rock bottom Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=6574...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 26, 2010 at 11:23 am | 121 comments | 4559 Views

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Single Payer - Are California Democrats Completely Tone Deaf?

Are California Democrats completely tone deaf on health care? I was flabbergasted to see the Sen. Mark Leno is once again...

Original post made by Ribbit on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Sandra, on Jan 25, 2010 at 7:19 pm | 4 comments | 986 Views

AROUND TOWN

Oak Grove development plan back before City Council tonight

A plan to build 51 luxury homes in the hills above Kottinger Ranch will come back for consideration by the Pleasanton City...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm | 12 comments | 1540 Views

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Why is Pleasanton Garbage Service so slow in switching out cans?

I called Pleasanton Garbage the other day to inquire when I'll be getting a smaller garbage can -- I ordered one back in...

Original post made by A resident on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tony F., on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 31 comments | 3090 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

10-year-old cancer survivor raises money for research

As medicine and technology improve, there are, fortunately, more and more people who can say they survived cancer. But Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by bonnniee, on Jan 25, 2010 at 4:15 am | 1 comment | 1550 Views
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