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Mona July 19, 2014 at 09:05 am
I am impressed by the number of people I know personally who have been well employed in recentRead More months. By well employed I mean with good paying jobs. A few others with lesser skills found jobs with those all important bennies. Very encouraging!
gelainet July 19, 2014 at 11:02 am
The company I work for ran a big job fair in mid July to fill a couple dozen open positions. All ofRead More the jobs were filled and thses are good paying jobs with benefits. People stood in line for hours. It is encouraging to know that the economy is getting better.
Patch file photo courtesy Autumn Johnson
Linda Wyner July 9, 2014 at 10:46 am
A truly wonderful experience, my family went multiple times and entered items in the fair too. TheRead More entertainment was great too.!
PLEASANTON, CA: Fireworks display at the Alameda County Fair 2014. Video Credit: Paige Johnson
Autumn Johnson July 6, 2014 at 07:39 am
@James: I am guessing there is always a steady flow of those but I know the firefighters wereRead More dealing with a lot of folks who were dehydrated and suffering from being out in the extreme heat.
Ken Briggs July 6, 2014 at 07:55 am
you folks should come to Lakeport to see a real good show for fire works and then hop over toRead More Clearlake and see another bigger show . Sat night show free real good and you could see the fire works a mile away supper good for two plus hours and all for free .
pburrell123 July 6, 2014 at 08:35 am
The fireworks at the Alameda County Fair were awesome! Thank you for a spectacular show!
PLEASANTON, Ca: Alameda County Fair Marketing Manager Angel Moore with Patch Editor Autumn Johnson
Autumn Johnson June 30, 2014 at 02:59 pm
@James: You first. :)
James Nelson July 1, 2014 at 12:21 am
Autumn, I've made several around my town, damn cops keep coming along and tearing em down. Now IRead More realize, that Private Property means it's off limits to people like me, but come on, all the best high points are on Private Property and it's not like I'll get away with zipping down a utility pole, lol. One of the best Ziplines I ever made was on Pacific Railroad Property, it was a multiple transfer point Zipline, basically tree to tree, Couple friends and I built a tree house in the tallest tree on the property, took us about three months, always moving under the cover of darkness with drill bits, boards, foundation etc. Eventually we had built a total of 5 tree houses on the property and invited the homeless to live in them. The primary tree house consisted of three floors and a Balcony, it had Power thanks to the stolen car batteries, and we even had running water! Unfortunately after a mere 5 months, one fateful July 4th 1999 the Police came and raided us.
James Nelson July 1, 2014 at 12:47 am
This fourth of July is actually my 15th anniversary since the first time I was handcuffed and placedRead More in the back of a squad car! Tried getting away on foot but the cops surrounded us on the property and so we all hid. I was caught fifteen minutes later hiding under some plywood when a cop walked up and put a shotgun to my head and told me "he'd blow my effing head off". From there I was handcuffed, detained and forced to sit Indian Style on the ground. I had a bit of an authority problem so one of the cops had to force me to the ground. LOL. The next thirty minutes was spent being a smartass and then having the officer threaten to "beat my ass" for talking back to him. Once my friends were all rounded up, a patty wagon showed up from a neighboring police department, 13 of us got busted that night. When they got me back at the station they tried threatening me with all kinds of crap like charging me with "Gang Affiliation" cause one guy just happened to be in a gang, Possession of Explosives and a couple other charges. In the end due to my being a minor and the evidence at hand I was slapped with Curfew Violation, Trespass, "Minor in Possession of Lighter" and Minor in Possession of Fireworks.11:57 PM Friday Night, 15 years! Ahhh memories!
PLEASANTON, Ca: Tony and Tamee Cardinali. Cardinali's Ice Cream's spaghetti ice cream won both "Best Taste" award and "SNACKDOWN Grand Champion."
Astrid Broberg June 25, 2014 at 04:55 pm
Has been served by italien Ice cream cafes in Germany for ages...remember that from my childhood asRead More well as pizza ice cream and canneloni ice cream
Edward June 22, 2014 at 07:10 pm
Did NOT feel it. Live near Quary Lakes.
CaSunset June 22, 2014 at 11:52 pm
I usually shrug these off too as part of being a Californian, but this one caught me off guard byRead More how different it felt because it was only 3 miles deep. I heard the noise of it too and it was such a jolt. It felt like my neighbor's house rammed into mine. I'm still surprised it was only a 3.0. My CERT mode went into effect but I wasn't exactly wanting this to be THE random day that the big one hits. Some quakes relieve pressure, some create more. Being a slip-slide fault, or any other for that matter, one never knows if it's a precursor or not unfortunately. I'm behind Ardenwood and it felt like it moved my house (& me) about a foot over.
David Keen Garges July 1, 2014 at 06:26 am
Yeah, that was a chippy one in our city.
Patch file photo.
Alan Eckert June 14, 2014 at 09:29 am
Technically, the full moon for us was at 9:11 pm on the 12th. Only on the east coast was it fullyRead More full on the 13th.
Stewart Gooderman June 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm
And USA Today is also wrong in that the next full moon on Friday the 13th will be January 13, 2017Read More in the New Zealand time zone. When will media editors start doing their jobs and investigate before reporting falsehoods?
California Chrome. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Michael John Torrey June 9, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Attn: Mr. R. Terry Date: Monday June 09, 2014 It is because of gamblingRead More that some horses and bulls lose their lives. When horses continue to have a losing streak the owner is not making any cash off that horse, it is off to the Glue Factory with that horse. If a horse breaks it's leg in the race it is off to the Glue Factory with that horse. Bulls will die automatically in a Bull Fight after the Matador sticks both swords in the bull's throat from the left and right side of the bull. So don't tell me gambling has nothing to do with your comment. I understood what you were saying. But these animals are going to be killed if there is no money to be made that is all there is to it. I don't like it anymore than you do. But it seems that way the ball bounces and one of us is going to have to catch and stop that ball from bouncing. The best. Michael John Torrey E-Mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875
Michael John Torrey June 9, 2014 at 04:26 pm
Attn: Mr. Mrs. Ms. R. Terry Date: Monday June 09, 2014 It is because ofRead More gambling that some horses and bulls lose their lives. When horses continue to have a losing streak the owner is not making any cash off that horse, it is off to the Glue Factory with that horse. If a horse breaks It's leg in the race it is off to the Glue Factory with that horse. Bulls will die automatically after the Matador sticks both swords in the bull's throat on the left and right sides of the bull. So don't tell me gambling does not have anything to do with your comment. I understood what you were saying. These animals are going to be killed if there is no money to be made that is all there is to it. I don't like it anymore than you do. But it seems to me that is the way the ball bounces and one of us is going to have to catch and stop that ball from bouncing in that direction. The best. Michael John Torrey E-Mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875
Michael John Torrey June 9, 2014 at 04:27 pm
No comment
Photo provided by Maddie's Fund
Sally Morgan June 6, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Hope these are forever homes ? It sends the wrong message..pets are NOT FREE ! Hopefully, there wasRead More prescreening done...as all too soon after these FREE ADOPTIONS... our hotline is inundated with people who have changed their minds or cant keep them or suddenly "discover" there is a lot of work involved with a pet or " too expensive: or discover sudden " allergies" among family members ! Hope this doesnt happen to any of these wonderful animals that were adopted.
Karla Carroll June 6, 2014 at 09:44 pm
I adopted 2 kittens from Pet Food Express on Clayton Rd. in Walnut Creek, ca. We are having so muchRead More fun playing with our new "kits:. They are adapting to our home well, and have explored every inch of every room, and are a delight.
H Hudson June 7, 2014 at 09:58 pm
Not this year, but my 2 kitties (brother & sister) celebrated their 3rd adoption anniversary.Read More Brother took a long time (hid under the bed for a month) to acclimate, but both are VERY settled in, and spoiled. Hope Maddie's keeps going every year.
Rick Fraites June 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm
The NRA and its gun loving clones are absolutely disgusting.
Craig Marston June 3, 2014 at 01:35 pm
Let's not loose our heads with this terrible tragedy and jump on the gun control bandwagon. TheRead More first three were killed with a knife. In a perfect land of no guns I belive these killings would have continued. Once again reconizing mental illness was the key.
Vito Spago June 3, 2014 at 01:37 pm
What did the NRA do. I do not think the NRA has made any comment on the IV killings.
Desert Rat May 29, 2014 at 05:49 pm
So let me get this straight, according to the TOS that states "is defamatory, abusive, obscene,Read More profane or offensive." I can get my undies in a twist because somebody says that global warming is a farce, or that the moon is made of cheese, or that Al Gore should drive a Prius just because in my world that is offensive (ok, it isn't at all, but you get my drift)? There are professional victims everywhere, including here, and having a TOS that uses a very vague and subjective term such as "offensive" seems to open the door for any person to complain and any moderator to censor. Just a thought....
Chris Heston June 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Rat, stop wasting everyone's time. If you don't like the rules, GO AWAY. Find another free site toRead More complain in.
Chris Heston June 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm
And Cindy, Patch is a private entity and can ban WHATEVER THEY WAN'T. There is no constitutionalRead More protection here. Go back to school to learn about your rights, as you clearly don't understand them. As it happens, Patch does allow freedom of speech as long as it follows their terms of service. This is how ALL reputable news companies operate. Again, if you don't like it, GO AWAY with Rat and stop wasting the editor's time and the time of all the readers trying to engage in respectful, productive commentary.
Maddie. Photo provided by Maddie's Fund.
April Baby May 27, 2014 at 07:04 am
Wow, what an incredible group this is. Maddie's Fund working on making U.S. no kill for animals byRead More 2015. This is wonderful for pets and people...
Ken Briggs June 11, 2014 at 07:13 am
why put this ad out now for ? here it is June 11th at 7;15 am and you still got this ad up . aRead More little late .
Autumn Johnson May 20, 2014 at 07:23 am
@Ken: This is a story written by Bay City News, which is the local wire service for all mediaRead More outlets in the Bay Area, as indicated at the bottom of the post. The article also says wind and thunderstorms, which often have no precipitation at all and says nothing about rain. The information for the article was provided by the National Weather Service.
Jow May 20, 2014 at 07:28 am
There may be light sprinkles in Livermore from now until 10am and a chance of thunderstorms. ThanksRead More AJ!
Becky May 21, 2014 at 01:42 pm
A couple raindrops fell on my windshield while I was out.
Becky May 16, 2014 at 08:05 am
It's not the day's high temperature that is the problem, but the duration of the heat. It was hotRead More at 9:00 in the morning, and hot at 9:00 at night.
Ken Kirby June 3, 2014 at 10:03 am
So if we have a record low by one degree from 9 AM to 9 PM, all is good, right? That would beRead More temperature equality - something that we can all feel good about.
Ken Kirby June 3, 2014 at 10:05 am
How many ice ages have there been? More than one? Hmmm. Then the globe must have warmed up and thenRead More cooled off. Could this be a trend? Who started this trend? Oil companies!
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