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Saluting those who work on Christmas

When I was a cub reporter at the Chicago Tribune, I generally worked the Christmas holidays. Along with a skeleton crew of...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Retired and Earned It, on Dec 25, 2009 at 9:39 am | 2 comments | 1195 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

An Analysis of Past and Current Administrations

This post is in response to '!'s request for an explanation regarding a statement I made in another thread: "By the time...

Original post made by Stay Cool on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by vesyolkina, on Dec 25, 2009 at 4:49 am | 9 comments | 1264 Views

SPORTS

Falcons face Cal High Friday after weekend win over Monte Vista

The Foothill Falcons will face Cal High this weekend, coming off a satisfying 41-37 win against Monte Vista High Friday night....

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by Jehy, on Dec 25, 2009 at 1:33 am | 21 comments | 2551 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

TriValley Democrats Seasonal Party

The public is invited to our annual potluck dinner party Dec. 21 at the IBEW 595 Hall, 6250 Village Pkwy, Dublin. Bring family,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Janna, on Dec 25, 2009 at 12:14 am | 10 comments | 1389 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

This bay area P-town is buried in pension obligations

Petaluma is screwed. Are we next? Check it out. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20091218/COMMUNITY/912179949?Title=City-of-Petaluma-8217-s-fiscal-time-bomb...

Original post made by Vinny on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Dec 24, 2009 at 10:27 pm | 4 comments | 1244 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Now BART riders can talk under the Bay

BART riders can now enjoy wireless access for mobile phones and other devices as they pass underneath the Bay in the Transbay...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 4 comments | 1315 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Pension tapeworm gnaws at Budgets

I saw this great editorial from yesterday's Orange County Register: Unfunded cost of public employee retirements threatens...

Original post made by Concerned on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by dixie, on Dec 24, 2009 at 8:53 am | 8 comments | 2264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUSD - Budget Advisory Committee

The Budget Advisory Committee members have been posted on the PUSD website (http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/BusinessServices/Budget/BudgetAdvisory.cfm)...

Original post made by Dark Corners of Town on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Dec 24, 2009 at 8:49 am | 15 comments | 2534 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ryan Gordon Alumni Soccer Games

Foothill and Amador High School Alumni will be playing in the 7th Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer Games on Sunday, December...

Original post made by Curt Gordon on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Alumni, on Dec 24, 2009 at 7:00 am | 5 comments | 1468 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stoneridge traffic

I was at Stoneridge Shopping Center tonight (Mon) about 5:30 to 6:30 PM and it took 40 minutes to drive on that encircling...

Original post made by Al on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Mike Oxlong, on Dec 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm | 9 comments | 2581 Views

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Downtown restaurant forced to close after water damage

A popular, upscale downtown dining establishment was forced to shutter its doors temporarily due to water damage. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Caesar, on Dec 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm | 7 comments | 2752 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board says parcel tax renewal is critical

Another school district--this one in Palo Alto--will ask voters to replace its current $493-a-year parcel tax that is set...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Dec 23, 2009 at 4:21 pm | 57 comments | 1930 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big turn-out for Torrico's bid to become next state attorney general

State Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico brought his campaign for California attorney general to Pleasanton earlier...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2009
Last comment by Pete, on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:22 am | 10 comments | 1552 Views

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Climate Conference in Denmark

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/30664 What do you all think of this issue at hand? Is Pleasanton doing enough in it's part...

Original post made by der on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Nan, on Dec 22, 2009 at 11:59 pm | 28 comments | 1585 Views

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Court to rule early next year on validity of Pleasanton housing cap

In a three-hour hearing in Alameda County Superior Court Friday, Judge Frank Roesch sparred repeatedly with Pleasanton's...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 22 comments | 7290 Views

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Swimming, ice skating, shopping, parade--all happening today in Pleasanton

If you like parades, holiday shopping bargains, outdoor ice skating and a major swim meet all at the same time, you'll surely...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by friend, on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm | 1 comment | 1374 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

"Compassionate" Liberals Sabotage 1700 Minority D.C. School Kids

I submit to you that Democrats do not care about anything but their power over our lives and the lives of our children. They...

Original post made by Bob on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Get the facts, on Dec 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 1222 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deplorable decision on the part of Gina Allen

Gina Allen, In regard to "calling the church" in a matter of minutes just NOW to get the "facts" centered around the church,...

Original post made by Please on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by cw, on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm | 14 comments | 1495 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Diego Unified's New Budgeting Approach

San Diego Unified's new budgeting approach sounds similar to zero-based budgeting. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2009/dec/19/education-budget-priority-board/ "the...

Original post made by Stacey on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Miguel, on Dec 22, 2009 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1498 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hostile School Board

I saw the last school board meeting on tv and I was outraged at the behavior of the divisiveness being created. This meeting...

Original post made by outraged mother on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Interesting, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:31 am | 68 comments | 2494 Views
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