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STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

This Website Has Been Taken Over

Just an observation... This website used to be primarily about local issues. When Bush was in office, there was hardly...

Original post made by Stacey on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by sheerluck_holmes, on Jun 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm | 21 comments | 1420 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Student doing well after nearly drowning during school trip

A student at Harvest Park Middle School was said to have nearly drowned yesterday during a school trip to the Dolores Bengston...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2009
Last comment by Chola, on Jun 20, 2009 at 12:48 am | 29 comments | 2326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial on K-3 Class Size Reduction

"State should consider suspending K-3 class-size reduction" http://www.insidebayarea.com/opinion/ci_12613409 "The question...

Original post made by Stacey on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by Still waiting, on Jun 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 1183 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State unemployment rate now at 11.5 percent

California's unemployment rate rose to 11.5 percent in May, the highest rate in modern record-keeping history, a state Employment...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by Answer:, on Jun 19, 2009 at 5:53 pm | 3 comments | 1220 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Two Good Movies: Why We Fight & The Ground Truth

Two Good Movies: Why We Fight & The Ground Truth I recently saw both of these films and found them to be enlightening. Anyone...

Original post made by Tanya Schwenk on Feb. 25, 2007
Last comment by mac, on Jun 19, 2009 at 3:01 pm | 7 comments | 3871 Views

AROUND TOWN

Friday's weather forecast for Pleasanton, Tri-Valley

Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley are expected to be mostly sunny today. High temperatures in the mid 90s and west winds of...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by What..., on Jun 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 2 comments | 1063 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The Pot calling the Kettle black

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Do two Google seaches as follows: "Conservative news" "liberal news" You...

Original post made by KettleBlack on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 19, 2009 at 1:55 pm | 15 comments | 1430 Views

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Senator John "Republican Family Values" Ensign Loves Marriage

Senator John Ensign proves that GOP family values are alive and well. No hypocrisy. Here are some of his great quotes: “Marriage...

Original post made by Sam J. on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 19, 2009 at 1:53 pm | 15 comments | 1330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Has the Parcel Tax become a Social Tax?

With the upcoming launch/rally for raising $2.8 million for "I Love Pleasanton Schools", will we have turned what was a private...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by Wow, on Jun 19, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 19 comments | 1538 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

SUICIDE AT SHADOW CLIFFS !!!

On Monday June 15th I drove in to Shadow Cliffs Lake only to find police and a corenor. I only got a little bit of info from...

Original post made by Tom on Jun. 18, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 19, 2009 at 1:40 pm | 13 comments | 2122 Views

AROUND TOWN

State charges Target Corp. with dumping hazardous wastes in local landfills

California Attorney General Jerry Brown and 20 district attorneys filed a lawsuit against Target Corp. in Alameda County...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2009
Last comment by The Jackal, on Jun 19, 2009 at 8:56 am | 5 comments | 1320 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton council to adopt 2010 budget tonight

The Pleasanton City Council is expected to approve a downsized $87.3 million operating budget for fiscal 2009-10 when it...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by The Jackal, on Jun 19, 2009 at 8:48 am | 17 comments | 1268 Views

AROUND TOWN

So what do you think about your new garbage bill and options?

So if you have read your garbage bill you know what is happening. If not cost is going up and cans are getting smaller, with...

Original post made by Oscar the Grouch on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Oscar the Grouch, on Jun 19, 2009 at 12:49 am | 13 comments | 1316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How many employees does it take to teach a kid??

Things one learns by listening to the radio... The United States Department of Agriculture has more employees than there...

Original post made by unclehomerr.. on Jun. 14, 2009
Last comment by Farmer Tom, on Jun 19, 2009 at 12:33 am | 13 comments | 1654 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Memorial set for Cal State East Bay music lecturer Lawrence Granger

A private memorial service will be held in San Francisco June 27 for Lawrence Granger, 57, of Pleasanton, who died June 14...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2009
Last comment by Misty, on Jun 18, 2009 at 10:29 pm | 1 comment | 1082 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Sick Movie Poster at Regal Hacienda

I was in Dublin at the movies last night, and I saw a poster for The Haunting in Connecticut. The poster evokes the...

Original post made by Andrea on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by paul, on Jun 18, 2009 at 8:17 pm | 12 comments | 9693 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

The Cost Of Freedom=Blood!

Since my "RUSH" thread got hijacked, I thought this nasty war topic could continue here: Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident...

Original post made by Rush on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by mac, on Jun 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm | 10 comments | 1240 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Governor: Prop. 8 lawsuit raises important issues

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has told a U.S. judge in San Francisco that a federal lawsuit challenging California's ban on...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 18, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 8 comments | 1276 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama' s Socialist Agenda Explained

This is a great rational article: http://rossputin.com/blog/index.php/barack-obama-s-strategy-straight-out-of...

Original post made by RightGuy on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by Rae, on Jun 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm | 11 comments | 1187 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's national healthcare makes no sense to me

I have been following this debate over national healthcare and the more I learn about it the more I do not believe it makes...

Original post made by Einstein on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by DL, on Jun 18, 2009 at 10:13 am | 2 comments | 1311 Views
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