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THE OBSERVER

San Ramon City Council: Then and Now

I scheduled a meeting on Thursday afternoon with Sabina Zafar, one of the two new candidates running for City Council. Right before the meeting my brother phoned...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm | 17 comments | 3726 Views

TIM TALK

Need to regjulate more? Change the goal

The Bay Area air board is at it again. The regulators released a plan last week to further reduce “toxic” air contaminants. It could affect up to 1,000 different...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Dave, on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:56 am | 14 comments | 1385 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Colleges You Ought to Know

As a college advisor, families often ask me "What makes a college a good college?" Sometimes it’s a school that has a familiar name....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 7, 2016
Last comment by Ellyanderson, on Nov 12, 2016 at 9:26 am | 2 comments | 2695 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton voters chart a steady course

The huge news Election Night was the stunning upset by President-elect Donald Trump, but it there were no surprises in Pleasanton. Mayor Jerry Thorne easily won...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2016
There are no comments yet. 969 Views

TIM TALK

A novel rationale to vote for Trump

Thomas Sowell offered an unusual reason of why to vote for Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton. Trump will be easier to impeach, Sowell wrote in his opinion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm | 13 comments | 1815 Views

TIM TALK

A different approach to candidates' forums

Among the flood of letters to the editor in the papers have been a few discussing the Oct. 13 candidates’ forum (Tri-Valley @ a Crossroads) at the Firehouse...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Tired of the Baloney , on Nov 3, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 12 comments | 6102 Views

THE OBSERVER

@Never Trump but not Hillary either

Yes, I am truly a @NeverTrump voter. I plan to vote for Gary Johnson no matter what stupid thing he says or does next because his stupid things are not nearly as...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:47 pm | 36 comments | 3438 Views

TIM TALK

Fort McHenry is interesting historical tour

While staying with friends near Lancaster, PA, we continued our U.S. history lessons with a visit to Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. The fort was the key installation...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm | 4 comments | 1831 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pride in the Profession, 1

Or: "I observed the polls in Reno, just to watch them vote ..." Every occupation has its foibles and conceits. I will...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 31, 2016 at 4:11 pm | 5 comments | 2373 Views

TIM TALK

Boston, leaves and lobster

We live in a very old house by Pleasanton and California standards—it’s well over 120 years old. However, compared to what we saw in Boston,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Marguerite Platt, on Oct 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm | 7 comments | 1831 Views

TIM TALK

Wary about the prospect of Cheryl Cook-Kallio in Sacramento

I admire Cheryl Cook-Kallio for her accomplishments and leadership when she served eight years on the Pleasanton City Council. Pleasanton residents, as well as those...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Justin, on Oct 25, 2016 at 10:19 pm | 9 comments | 3239 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Prop 64: Waiting to Inhale?

After twenty years’ dabbling in legal medical marijuana and with no apocalypse in-sight (sorry, Trumpophiles), this Proposition extends legalization...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 17, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 24, 2016 at 10:14 am | 7 comments | 1963 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Prop 56: Tax ‘em if you smoke ‘em

Proposition 56 would raise the state excise tax on tobacco products by $2.00/pack of cigarettes or its equivalent, and include e-cigarettes in the measure. ...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by SHale, on Oct 22, 2016 at 11:29 am | 15 comments | 2959 Views

THE OBSERVER

Crazy Election

As I pointed out a few months ago Donald Trump is someone who cannot take...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:40 pm |
88 comments | 2481 Views

TIM TALK

Arnold Palmer leaves an amazing legacy

I have few regrets in this life, but one of them just became real Sunday. I never had the opportunity to meet “The King,” Arnold Palmer. Mr....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by AustinBaker, on Oct 19, 2016 at 11:24 pm | 2 comments | 2377 Views

TIM TALK

Remembering Alameda County's fallen heroes

Retired Alameda County Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Knudsen has a passion for the history of law enforcement in the county. (I knew Jim professionally when he was the first...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by American, on Oct 19, 2016 at 6:58 am | 2 comments | 2341 Views

THE OBSERVER

Video of DSRSD meeting now online

The Dublin San Ramon Services District tried to stream live video of their Board of Directors meetings last summer but failed due to insufficient band width. Sue...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by free itunes gift card code, on Oct 19, 2016 at 1:36 am | 4 comments | 5658 Views

TIM TALK

Drought forcing water agencies to tap emergency supplies

The four-year California drought is forcing water agencies to dip deep into their reserve and emergency plans. Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utilities District,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Leona, on Oct 16, 2016 at 11:58 pm | 4 comments | 3567 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Props 67 and 65 – The Bag Man Hereby Scams Twice

In a cynical election year for ballot propositions and many candidates, Props 67 and 65 in combination bag the prize for most despicable attempts to mislead...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm | 8 comments | 2995 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Prop 61: A Placebo Endorsement

In wading through the $100 million spent for disinformation on Prop 61, the temptation is to yell: “a pox on both your houses!” and change...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 15, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1430 Views
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ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 1,109 views