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THE OBSERVER

Is Donald Trump the new Hitler?

I was on a website a few weeks ago where one of the posters compared Donald Trump to Hitler. I objected and said that was offensive and untrue. Now I'm beginning...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, 6 hours ago | 88 comments | 3449 Views

TIM TALK

Will Republican Administration cut off bullet train funding?

The change to Republican domination in Washington D.C. could have one excellent ripple effect in California—the feds pulling the plug on Gov. Jerry Brown’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Peyton, 21 hours ago | 8 comments | 664 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Jump Start The College Admission Essay

Dear Dr. LaScala, We enjoy reading your column. We are the parents of twin girls who will be seniors in high school this fall and both plan to apply to the UC...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by katherinemerry, 23 hours ago | 4 comments | 5819 Views

TIM TALK

School trustees move decisively

The decisive move by the Pleasanton school trustees to fire Superintendent Rick Rubino after just six months on the job signals that trustees are serious about bringing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by A Resident, on Jan 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm | 11 comments | 1141 Views

NEW BEGINNINGS

Some Town Called Pleasanton

When I moved here with my family from the Midwest, I was filled with questions. How was I going to meet people? What was a smog check? Where were the farmer's...

Original post made by Kelly Gullo on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Sales and management Studies assignments Online UK, on Jan 18, 2017 at 6:22 am | 14 comments | 4143 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Debate: What do you think?

Were you one of the expected 100 million people who tuned in to Monday night's debate? Did you do it to solidify a decision, make a decision, or just for entertainment....

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by Jary, on Jan 17, 2017 at 9:58 pm | 7 comments | 3105 Views

THE OBSERVER

Hanging up my hat for real

I will be hanging up my hat, er blog, by the end of this month. I dropped out of teaching for University of Phoenix earlier this year and I'm getting ready...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by martin002211, on Jan 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 15 comments | 4820 Views

TIM TALK

Memories of the Pineapple Express and Lake Tahoe

Last weekend’s atmospheric river and the flooding around Northern California brought back memories of my Pineapple Express experiences at South Lake Tahoe. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by rahudev, on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:36 am | 2 comments | 1001 Views

TIM TALK

Rideshare companies could be a solution to clogged city streets

The desire of well-paid millennials to live in urban environments has sparked plenty of start-up companies to serve them. San Francisco has become a magnet for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 9, 2017 at 8:37 am | 2 comments | 893 Views

TIM TALK

Amazing progress at Heart for Africa in Swaziland

Having just returned from 20 days in South Africa and Swaziland, I am delighted to report the amazing progress in just four years on Project Canaan, Heart for Africa’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by mikey333, on Jan 8, 2017 at 12:10 am | 10 comments | 5295 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley residents lead the Gretta Foundation's important work in Uganda

Over many years of reporting on people and events in the Tri-Valley, I have been impressed by the scope of efforts to help locally, regionally and even internationally. Through...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by American, on Dec 30, 2016 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 1697 Views

TIM TALK

San Ramon Valley schools will use new calendar next year

Congrats to the San Ramon Valley school board for putting kids and education first by adopting a new instructional calendar. This week the board approved the new...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 17, 2015
Last comment by Pettitt567, on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm | 2 comments | 4649 Views

TIM TALK

Reflecting on 2016 in Pleasanton

As the New Year dawns, it’s a time for reflection about 2016. Sadly, the Pleasanton school district, which had achieved some stability under the interim leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
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TIM TALK

Reflecting on 2016 in Pleasanton

As the New Year dawns, it’s a time for reflection about 2016. Sadly, the Pleasanton school district, which had achieved some stability under the interim leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1121 Views

TIM TALK

BART's airport connectors continue to under-perform

BART has spent extravagantly to connect its lines to both San Francisco International and Oakland International Airports. In my role as an editorial writer, I...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by larryplab, on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 1821 Views

TIM TALK

School trustees face busy holiday season

Pleasanton students and teachers alike will sigh with relief today as the district finishes its first semester before the holidays. At the same time, teachers,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm | 2 comments | 1399 Views

TIM TALK

Checking out wine country in South Africa

For the first time on my eight mission trips to Africa, we extended our time in South Africa to include visits to the Cape Town wine region as well as Kruger National...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by dev99, on Dec 17, 2016 at 3:32 am | 6 comments | 3606 Views

THE OBSERVER

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 WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:53 am | 15 comments | 3132 Views

TIM TALK

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 WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:51 am | 8 comments | 6242 Views

TIM TALK

The governor keeps public away from bullet train finances

Gov. Jerry Brown is remarkably determined to make the bullet train a central “accomplishment” for his political legacy. The Democrat-dominated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by pokem23, on Dec 14, 2016 at 9:52 pm | 4 comments | 2484 Views
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ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 1,698 views