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BART management, unions continue contract talks as new strike looms

BART management met with union leaders again Tuesday to try to reach an agreement before the contract for the transit agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Aug 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm | 4 comments | 2037 Views

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Streetwise: Being green

Roving Reporter Stan Wharton visited an Alamo nursery this week to ask gardeners ==B What does being "green" mean to you?== Read...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Aug 2, 2013 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 1815 Views

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BART strike averted as governor calls for board of inquiry

Union officials said Sunday evening that Governor Jerry Brown has called for a seven day board of inquiry reviewing BART...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 5, 2013 at 9:44 am | 4 comments | 1638 Views

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San Ramon City Council candidate vows to oppose all new high-density development

One of the three confirmed candidates running for election in San Ramon this year want to block future high-density developments...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by local control, on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm | 23 comments | 2988 Views

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Chevron pleads no contest to six charges, agrees to pay $2 million fine and costs

Chevron USA, a subsidiary of San Ramon-based Chevron Corp., pleaded no contest to six misdemeanor criminal charges in Contra...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Derek, on Aug 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm | 3 comments | 1752 Views

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Danville girls take gold in Water Polo Jr. Olympics

More than 500 water polo teams and over 8,000 athletes spent the better part of two weeks in battling it out at the sport's...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by BJ's, on Aug 7, 2013 at 7:02 am | 1 comment | 8144 Views

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Financial reports for D-16 Assembly candidates show Orinda councilman ahead in fundraising

Orinda councilman Steve Glazer is leading the way in fundraising in his bid for a seat in State Assembly's district 16. Dublin...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by concered voter, on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:14 am | 11 comments | 2415 Views

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Governor's fact-finding panel finds BART management, unions 'far apart' on bargaining

A three-person fact-finding panel appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown heard firsthand Wednesday how far apart BART and its labor...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Aug 13, 2013 at 1:53 pm | 15 comments | 2282 Views

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More than 400 guns collected at county buyback event

Contra Costa County's recently gun buyback yielded over 400 guns from three locations throughout the county. The firearms...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Aug 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm | 24 comments | 2672 Views

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Pet of the Week: Rose

Meet Rose, a three month old sweetie who has been waiting for her family to find her at the East County Animal Shelter. She's...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by San Ramon Oberver, on Aug 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 1895 Views

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Civil rights advocates file suit over juvenile hall students kept in solitary confinement

A federal class-action lawsuit filed in Oakland Friday alleges that Contra Costa County juvenile justice staff are violating...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2013
Last comment by Dickita P, on Aug 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm | 6 comments | 2200 Views

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BART strike blocked but contract negotiations remain stalled

BART negotiations between management and two worker unions ended Sunday evening with little progress, but trains will be...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by William, on Aug 12, 2013 at 7:02 am | 1 comment | 2142 Views

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Growing old isn't easy

Aging gracefully can be a tough job, especially in today's society. In this week's [http://www.danvilleexpress.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=4580...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by beth gardner, on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:18 am | 2 comments | 1770 Views

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Congressman to discuss immigration reform at breakfast meeting

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) will host an immigration forum for constituents at which he will provide up-to-date...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Logical Advocate, on Aug 15, 2013 at 9:02 am | 5 comments | 2384 Views

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Petition hopes to stop development of Faria Preserve

A petition drive to stop the Faria Preserve, a 440-acre site east of Bollinger Canyon Road and north of Crow Canyon Road...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by concerned resident, on Aug 13, 2013 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 2337 Views

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'Skin-to-skin' and 'rooming in' are on the rise in maternity wards

In today's hospital maternity wards, the growing practices of "skin to skin" and "rooming in" have turned the traditional...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Mama, on Aug 15, 2013 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 2311 Views

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See cool cars at the final Hot Summer Nights

The final Hot Summer Nights car show of the season will be held in Danville from 4-9 p.m. tonight. Cars will begin lining...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Jayne, on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm | 1 comment | 1818 Views

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Bay Bridge scheduled to reopen Sept. 3 after five-day closure

Top transportation officials voted today to open the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge by Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day....

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Aug 16, 2013 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 1848 Views

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Unemployment rates rise slightly in Bay Area, statewide

The jobless rate in California increased to 8.7 percent in July from 8.5 percent in June. East Bay counties saw a slightly...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:17 am | 5 comments | 2131 Views

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Judge: Rail authority's funding plan violated law

The California High-Speed Rail Authority violated state law and "abused its discretion" in proceeding with the controversial...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Aug 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm | 32 comments | 2965 Views
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