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'General Lee' banned; political correctness gone too far?

TV Land has dropped reruns of "The Dukes of Hazzard," one of the most popular shows in the early 1980s. The reason cited is the Confederate Flag is painted...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by essaywritingreview, 3 hours ago | 23 comments | 2856 Views

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Bonus Blog ? Why I hate Halloween!

When I was a kid I loved Halloween. I could dress up as a cowgirl or a princess or even an adult. One year I went as an old lady and even fooled one of my neighbors,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by free fifa 16 coins, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 2844 Views

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Symbolike May

“In 1557 a gentleman by the name of Thomas Tusser compiled a collection of writings he called “A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry.”...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 39 Views

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Cruz-Fiorina 2016

I received an email from Ted Cruz that Carly Fiorina has been added to his ticket as his Vice Presidential running mate if he is the Republican nominee for President....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, 19 hours ago | 9 comments | 748 Views

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The changing world of retailers

The Internet has wrecked the traditional business model for the print media industry, particularly newspapers. That’s not news—online access...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Dissertation Writing Services Reviews, on May 3, 2016 at 11:46 pm | 5 comments | 440 Views

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Public agencies lining up bond measures

You might want to hold your wallet tightly when you go to the polls next month and in November. There are going to be a pile of public agencies wanting to reach...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 249 Views

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Tenures After (Vergara) Part 3: Tenure and Education Quality

If there's one thing about which most Americans can agree, it's that our education system needs to get better. Whether it's academic rankings...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by CurtisAlbert, on May 3, 2016 at 12:29 am | 4 comments | 3601 Views

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Smith responds to water penalty for previous vacant house

A comment in response to an earlier post about water rationing in Pleasanton called into question the city's decision to charge penalties on a house that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by MarkSindone, on May 2, 2016 at 9:34 pm | 7 comments | 4357 Views

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Moving

This blog is about me moving, but in two different ways. The first way is moving out of my house and into a Senior Living apartment. So far this is mostly in the...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 17, 2016
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on May 1, 2016 at 4:30 pm | 8 comments | 1206 Views

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Let process with Costco play out

The majority of the Pleasanton City Council took the right step last week after a long workshop session on the Johnson Drive Economic Development District. They...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by JT, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:21 am | 32 comments | 1145 Views

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The Most Interesting Dog … in the World

Item: Dos Equis beer is retiring its “most interesting man in the world” commercials. They’ve even

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 29, 2016 at 4:10 pm |
14 comments | 1348 Views

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Speed Painting

How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by John A. Barry, on Apr 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm | 5 comments | 1457 Views

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Hotel and more big box stores planned for El Charro Road

The Fallon Road/El Charro Road interchange on Interstate 580 could get even busier after this week’s announcement from the Republic Family of Companies...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by res1, on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:01 am | 3 comments | 796 Views

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Site Parasites

“I visit this blog first time and inspire by this good stuff work. Incredible post keeps up posting such great information. If you like...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 23, 2016
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Apr 29, 2016 at 7:51 am | 4 comments | 554 Views

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Great choice by the Weekly

The Pleasanton Weekly got it right when the publication named John Sensiba as the paper’s Man of the Year. I particularly appreciated John and his partners’...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by Erin6297, on Apr 28, 2016 at 11:01 pm | 4 comments | 1136 Views

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Thank you for the Pat Down

Last January I visited my mother in Maine for her 100th birthday. On my return home to California, I was given a very thorough pat down before boarding the plane...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm | 13 comments | 1129 Views

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Representing me or my money?

When the founding fathers wrote the original Constitution they included instructions on how to apportion representatives from each state. "The House of...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by sanramonobserver@embarcaderopublishing.com, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:57 pm | 5 comments | 563 Views

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Traffic report if Costco locates in Pleasanton

Sitting down with Pleasanton’s traffic engineer, Mike Tassano, is truly a learning experience. I thought I knew a bit about how traffic volumes and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by shiftyjones, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:58 am | 8 comments | 2040 Views

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More containers headed to Oakland and through the valley

On New Year’s Eve, the largest container ship ever to visit the United States is set to dock at the Port of Oakland. Calling it huge is simply an giant...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by megabox, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:32 am | 6 comments | 1324 Views

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A bad decision haunts East Dublin

East Dublin parents and members of both the Dublin school board and the Dublin City Council are wrestling with the effects of a decision made more than a decade...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2016
Last comment by Julie Soe, on Apr 26, 2016 at 12:59 am | 24 comments | 2236 Views
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Cruz-Fiorina 2016
By Roz Rogoff | 9 comments | 748 views

The changing world of retailers
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 440 views

Symbolike May
By John A. Barry | 0 comments | 39 views