Keep your elected officials honest. Read about local politicians and their decisions. Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
jan July 11, 2014 at 10:19 am
I welcome all opportunities for local organic growers and makers of food and beverage to sample andRead More sell at all farmers markets. The pouring and carding rules are the same there as for a supermarket, wine shop or brew pub. Adults only. Skol!
tony July 11, 2014 at 05:07 pm
Jonathan Frieman July 11, 2014 at 06:09 pm
This mediocre low level of work is all Marc Levine is capable of. Yikes.
hhill824 July 11, 2014 at 07:31 am
As an RN, I feel the need to play Good Samaritan and point out that evidence shows reusable bagsRead More pose a viable health threat to any community. Norovirus has been found on reused bags, which although miserable for an adult, can cause death in young children and the elderly. Bags left in hot cars will have a greater proliferation of bacteria, as they have basically been left in a petri dish to grow. "In 2010, University of Arizona researchers tested 84 bags collected from shoppers in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Tucson, More than half were contaminated with bacteria. Twelve percent of the bags contained E. coli, a sign of fecal matter, and many contained even more dangerous pathogens." You can read the story here: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/06/25/20100625reusable-shopping-bags-health-risk.html One option is to wash the bags in Hot water after every single use. However, studies show that only 1 in 3 people wash them at all. So, basically 66% of the recycled bag using population is currently bringing potentially contaminated items into community areas on a regularly basis. One could even argue that you are simply transferring the waste and cost of plastic bags to healthcare costs. And having worked in hospitals, I can tell you that they burn through more plastic than grocery stores. And we should all be very grateful that hospitals do not recycle or reuse plastic. Nonetheless, if you do use recycled bags, please follow the food safety directions here: http://www.foodsafety.gov/blog/reusable_bags.html. Note the article: Reusable Grocery Bags: Keep em Clean, While Going Green.
Bob Oxenburgh July 11, 2014 at 10:08 am
Good advice by hhill, but note:
Bob Oxenburgh July 11, 2014 at 10:15 am
Good advice from RN, but note that study was funded by the American Plastics Council to provideRead More opposition to an earlier bill going through the CA assembly AB 1998 to ban limited use plastic bags. E-coli is of course present in healthy human beings and animals. There are many strains of E-coli. It's all so complicated! But using less is on the whole a good thing for our poor besieged planet.
Birth control pills. Photo credit: Michelle Mowad
Mike July 1, 2014 at 08:29 pm
Since Swalwell is a dedicated socialist, he believes that the corporation should not make anyRead More decisions, but it is OK for the government to make these decisions.
willie July 2, 2014 at 09:17 am
so if a woman has a miscarriage does she lose a baby or a lump of clay
willie July 2, 2014 at 09:30 am
people that don't like this decision need to move to North Korea. they run the country like YOU wantRead More our country to be run
Patch file photo.
Jim Buck July 10, 2014 at 11:11 am
South bound looks to benefit more. The North bound exit only lane pushes the problem down toRead More Sycamore Valley Rd exit because of the typical last minute mergers out of the exit only lane. Does move the problem at Crow Canyon down a little though. Best solution that no one will like is metering at on ramps. It'll keep the sides street traffic down because there will be nothing gained (metering lights will lengthen that trip).
Americanwhiteboy June 27, 2014 at 08:50 am
Make no mistake about it, they are going to be coming for your guns eventually, just a matter ofRead More time. They will first go for the "Registry" and I think the more informed of us all know that a registry has preceeded almost every gun grab in history. How did that registry work out for the Jews in WW2?
school bus ninja June 27, 2014 at 08:51 am
None of this would have happened if women put out more. Don't be so stingy with the lovin'. JustRead More sayin.
Paul Hamilton July 10, 2014 at 07:21 pm
When you take the Guns away from honest citizens. All you will have are Armed thugs who have no fearRead More of being shot, an armed citizen is a defense against crime. I personally will fight to keep my guns.
Patch file photo.
Maria Sargent July 4, 2014 at 07:18 am
top of page says parade kicks off at noon. Article says parade runs from 9 am until noon.
Freestyle Motocross.
Ken Briggs June 26, 2014 at 12:01 pm
The Derective Cat Because I do not live in the area any more and that just the parking cost a lot .Read More Then a poor man can not afford the rail road prices , but if you had HOT AIR BALLOON STUFF , i would be able to get in for free . When you just live off of s s checks you got to pitch your pennies .
The Defective Cat June 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm
I understand you point and agree you got to do what you got to do. How would hot air balloon eventsRead More at the fair enable you to get in free? Are you a pilot of one of these fellas? If so I would like to volunteer for a free ride.
Ken Briggs June 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm
The Defective Cat you need a few helpers to set them up you get free helper, you need like 5,6 orRead More so people to set them up you work with the crew you get in free like all balloon shows those that you see in the air for rides in the wine country cost $250.00 and more, Windsor Ca hasa balloon show every father,s day week end for the last 24 years, the Reno one is even bigger
Patch file photo.
JHouse June 26, 2014 at 10:25 am
does it look as if manufacturing is just fine here? Check this out.Read More http://www.thetrumpet.com/article/2061.31271.80.0/economy/the-death-of-american-manufacturing
glenn bernard June 26, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Suppose that within a mental evaluation for gun purchase, the citizen reveals a deeply held dislikeRead More and distrust of the Government. Some people would not want this person to be allowed to purchase just for this one "excuse." Suggest everybody focus on getting US corporations to return to the USA (from Asia) for all of their manufacturing. Nothing stops bullets like JOBS!
Nadja Adolf June 26, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Note that this law would NOT have stopped the Isla Vista shooting because the parents did NOT callRead More the local mental health agency as well as the police. Note that by failing to check the California gun registry - available in every patrol car - they would not have even considered issuing such an order because they didn't think there were any firearms in the area - and neither did his parents, apparently. I have a lot of questions regarding this case - and one of them is that given junior had been making violent postings for more than a week or two, why didn't the parents cut off his funds and compel him to return home and be evaluated?
Ruby MacDonald June 23, 2014 at 07:57 am
Hi, Autumn, What are the current unemployment figures for Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara andRead More San Mateo Counties? Thanks.
Parking Lot Renovation Project at Monte Vista High
carla ahern June 19, 2014 at 08:27 am
I own CarlaPie Consignment Boutique a girls and women's consignment shop in Danville town &Read More country shopping center and would love to add you to our groups we donate our unwanted or expired clothing to Please get in touch with me for more info. Great job ladies.
Autumn Johnson June 19, 2014 at 11:10 am
Hi Carla! I think you meant that to be on this post?Read More http://danville.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/two-local-girls-collect-clothing-for-teen-girls-in-need
Getty Images
Lynn Glover June 25, 2014 at 10:28 am
KMA: what is your point about how old is the S of L? Do you think wise philosophy has an expirationRead More date? Let's hope the sonnet by Lazarus is just as meaningful today as then. And, it's part of what makes the USA exceptionally great in the world and time. Of course, some limitations have to be included. These are embodied in the law. The problem today is that the law is not being enforced primarily because the head of enforcement and his minions want to let in more people who, they would like to believe, are likely to vote for their kind in the future.
M. Manzano July 6, 2014 at 04:48 pm
The Democrats would cease being in control if voter ID passed. They will do everything possible toRead More prevent it.
Madeleine July 6, 2014 at 05:13 pm
M. Manzano: You are so right. There is not one logical reason to be against voter ID, unless youRead More want to vote fraudulently.
TPH June 17, 2014 at 09:27 am
The 16th Amendment needs to be repealed and this abusive agency abolished
M. Manzano June 21, 2014 at 09:50 am
Well isn't that nice of the Federal Reserve jackboots still robbing the working class.
Getty Images
Nick June 16, 2014 at 03:21 pm
KPIX did a report last week about this, citing the affluent population in the North Bay as being oneRead More of the larger culprits of not having their kids vaccinated.
Ross Stapleton-Gray June 16, 2014 at 03:42 pm
I can personally attest that it's also possible to catch pertussis even if you've been vaccinated:Read More our younger daughter developed it after being exposed to a classmate who'd gotten it (despite vaccination) and passed it to me (I'd had a booster in 2013). When her pediatrician examined her she prescribed azithromycin for the whole family, and three of the four of us have been symptomatic (and both my daughter and I tested positive). We're now deemed to be past the infection stage; still in the crappy cough stage... none of us got to the "can barely breathe" stage, but I'm getting headaches from all the coughing.
Susan June 16, 2014 at 06:57 pm
so sorry you are going through this
BART's "Fleet of the Future" train expected to be running in 2017.
Spike H June 15, 2014 at 04:29 pm
How about clean stations and pleasant employees who actually EARN their paycheck?
Fran Haselsteiner June 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm
How about seats?
Ken Briggs June 16, 2014 at 06:50 pm
last car for bikes and more Bart cops at each station
Brandon June 10, 2014 at 07:03 am
This is exactly why i have stopped riding bart. Too many problems lately
Ken Briggs June 10, 2014 at 08:31 am
so what happen ? What was the real cause of the smoke . Guess BART had better start getting newRead More trains in service NOW .
Becky June 9, 2014 at 06:45 am
Whenever there's a heat wave, it always seems to last longer than the TV news predicts. It wasRead More supposed to cool off today.
See more »