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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Ukraine Get-It-Off-Your-Chest Forum

We have all had a few months to absorb the ongoing governance agonies of Ukraine. Many of us have formed opinions on the subject, some sooner than others, some...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm | 10 comments | 172790 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Sexual Assault and Military Justice: Competing Reform Proposals. Please weigh-in.

This month we celebrate Veterans Day (every year on 11/11, as the Armistice ending World War One went into effect in the eleventh hour on that date, 1918). It is...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 3, 2013
Last comment by Rawclyde!, on Nov 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 31 comments | 34980 Views

TIM TALK

Obamacare is rotten at its core

Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Barry, on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:38 am | 32 comments | 31995 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

I Am Spartacus

"First, they came for my phone records, and I did nothing …" While the media have obsessed about one particular, ultimately transitory untruth emanating from...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by geral, on Dec 9, 2013 at 9:34 am | 8 comments | 24247 Views

TIM TALK

BART contract still needs work

The BART strike finally has ended and pundits—including yours truly—are asking who won. That still will be a matter of debate, but it's no question...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm | 20 comments | 24179 Views

TIM TALK

News and notes

As Election Day dawns, the intensity of the various campaigns peaks and the auto-dial calls accelerate. Hurray for answering machines. Another sign of the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by cy, on Jun 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm | 5 comments | 23053 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

No Longer Ready for Some Football

The Miami Dolphins are playing on Monday Night Football this evening – I won't be watching. Football has lost me, and not just because of the current bullying...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by William, on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:36 am | 25 comments | 21473 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Dismal Science Comes to a Dismal Realization

A consensus is emerging, at least among liberal economists, about what continues to ail the US economy. It's not a happy message, because it suggests that we're...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Nov 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm | 23 comments | 19532 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

"...On the Pavement, Thinkin' 'Bout the Government ..." Part One

Setting aside Dylan's badge-wearing man in a trench coat (laid-off in the government shutdown), I Have Been thinking about the government lately. So have others,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by spcwt, on Oct 18, 2013 at 8:08 am | 13 comments | 18320 Views

TIM TALK

Barry Taylor: a big heart and a big loss

The sudden death last weekend of Taylor Family Foundation founder and President Barry Taylor sadly serves as a reminder of just how precious every day is. Barry,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by DawnMarie Kotsonis, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 7 comments | 17586 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Problems with the New Journalism, or Why I Miss Uncle Walter.

As a naturalized netizen, I grew up in a paper-and-pencil world with only three TV channels. We were actually a Huntley/Brinkley household, in the same way folks...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Nov 1, 2013 at 11:22 am | 15 comments | 17063 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Unsung no more: 2013 Tri-Valley Heroes award recipients named

The Tri-Valley Heroes selection committee had a very difficult task selecting only one recipient per category. Again this year the committee had an opportunity...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Tri Valley, on Mar 10, 2014 at 2:30 am | 1 comment | 16272 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Rules of engagement: FCC vote will affect your future

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin wants a vote in December to conclude the matter of media ownership rules. Overturning the current ownership...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 15, 2008 at 5:36 pm | 1 comment | 16025 Views

THE OBSERVER

Vitality Revisited

In my last blog on Vitality Bowls I planned to eat an Acai berry bowl or smoothie every day during...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 13, 2011
There are no comments yet. 14927 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Thinking ‘Bout the Government, Part Two (Don’t Follow Leaders … or was it TeaPers?)

My foray into lyricizing this blog met with indifferent reception, at best. Those impulses will probably be restrained in composing this conclusion. I reserve...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by spcwt, on Oct 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm | 16 comments | 14884 Views

LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

First-World Cat Problems

No species has had to face such harsh reality as the house cat. Revered for centuries in ancient Egypt and prized aboard ships of old as the resident rodent police,...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Nov 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 14456 Views

TIM TALK

Mission creeping for Bay Area air board

When discussing the Alameda County StopWaste government organization, I mentioned "mission creep" taking place when the organization has succeeded in its basic mission...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am | 26 comments | 12148 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Taking Leave of GRAS

The FDA has proposed to ban trans-fat in food – is it overdue reform or the nanny state ruining our gustatory fun? The Food and Drug Administration is the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 8, 2013
There are no comments yet. 12107 Views

TIM TALK

Big theater still looms in Livermore

Livermore residents as well as people throughout the valley probably took little notice of the actions in July by the successor agency to the city's redevelopment...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Sep 29, 2012 at 6:13 am | 10 comments | 11782 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

On Iran: Miles to Go Before We Sleep

The essential nature of a good deal is one in which both parties to it get more of what they really want, in exchange for something they want less. When I buy...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Bix, on Dec 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm | 19 comments | 11778 Views
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DSRSD's Kohnen Scholarship on Hold
By Roz Rogoff | 0 comments | 846 views

Pleasanton's water use matches Las Vegas
By Tim Hunt | 10 comments | 760 views

Fifty Ways to Craze Your Donors
By Tom Cushing | 0 comments | 715 views

When Adult Children Go Off to College: Keeping Your Eye on The Law
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 480 views

Be a sport: Send us your youth sports news, scores and photos
By Gina Channell-Allen | 0 comments | 426 views