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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 | 3903 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 | 3256 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. 1649 Views

THE OBSERVER

Vaudeville is Alive and Well

Does anyone remember those old Judy Garland movies where she and Mickey Rooney were two talented kids putting on a show? Usually those shows were filled with old...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 8, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Oct 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm | 2 comments | 1995 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Voter Info: it’s finally here, folks!

I’m sure we can all agree on one thing: this is an extraordinarily consequential election, and after this brutal campaign, voting will not only...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 12, 2016 at 7:54 am | 2 comments | 1682 Views

TIM TALK

Legislature ducks on the two important issues

Last Friday was the final day for Gov. Brown to act on bills passed by the Legislature. Notably missing were any actions to deal with the state’s very...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 4, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Oct 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm | 1 comment | 2517 Views

TIM TALK

Friends of Livermore functions like a Super PAC

The national Super PACS (Political Action Groups) have nothing on the Friends of Livermore. The Livermore group has mastered going around the city’s strict...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 8, 2016 at 9:17 am | 6 comments | 6048 Views

TIM TALK

The president and the governor are right about housing crisis

It’s not often that I agree with either Gov. Brown or President Obama, but they are both right when they point out the need to build more housing closer...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by res1, on Oct 5, 2016 at 11:13 am | 3 comments | 2466 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Corporations to California town: Drop Dead (of thirst).

One of the great books of the 20th century, according to others, was Marc Reiser’s “Cadillac...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 2, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 4, 2016 at 10:44 am | 3 comments | 3070 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Wells Fargo circles the wagons

This century has really been ‘the best of times and the worst of times’ for big businesses in this country. There have been, by turns,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 4, 2016 at 8:16 am | 4 comments | 2509 Views

TIM TALK

A rare demolition in Pleasanton

Seeing buildings remodeled for different tenants has been common in Pleasanton for the last number of years, but seeing one torn down is unusual. That's the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Urooshi, on Oct 3, 2016 at 10:39 pm | 5 comments | 8260 Views

THE OBSERVER

Saving Water

As some of my readers know I have a rainwater collection system for watering my drought tolerant front yard in the summer and for washing laundry year-round. I...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by RowanWebb, on Oct 3, 2016 at 9:04 pm | 6 comments | 6740 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Props 62 and 66: To Kill or Not to Kill, those are The Questions

The first in a series on this year’s crop of Props Capital punishment is a tug-n-pull issue for California. Its terms have been invalidated,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 30, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 10 comments | 2900 Views

THE OBSERVER

Who Won the Debate?

I watched the Clinton/Trump debate twice tonight -- first when it was broadcast live on MSNBC and again when it was replayed on CNN. After the debate the pundits...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:25 pm | 33 comments | 5708 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Next Up, The Election Props -- but first this word: We’re Number One!

Here is a quick announcement of some unadorned good news: Golden Gate University was recently ranked first.in.the.nation as a university for adult learners....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Sep 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm | 5 comments | 2595 Views

TIM TALK

First Amendment under attack

It’s no secret that the 2nd Amendment has been under attack for decades. What’s truly troubling is how the 1st Amendment now is coming under...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Sep 24, 2016 at 9:11 am | 9 comments | 3722 Views

TIM TALK

Mark Davis clearly is serious about Sin City Raiders

When Oakland Raiders’ owner Mark Davis trademarked the Las Vegas Raiders name, it became even more obvious how serious he is about moving the franchise...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by les mahler, on Sep 22, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 2 comments | 3719 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

My Former Student for President

… of Afghanistan. One of the several pleasures of teaching at the graduate level is seeing students you once had in-class do great things –...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Walter H, on Sep 22, 2016 at 4:38 am | 6 comments | 3148 Views

THE OBSERVER

Too good to be true

There's a saying that if something is too good to be true, it probably isn't. It's one of those warnings against falling for a con job, like a pyramid...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by pixelgun, on Sep 22, 2016 at 2:50 am | 5 comments | 6619 Views

TIM TALK

Look out for the "Coercive power of government"

Grab your wallet and prepare for much more government intervention in your life. Gov. Jerry Brown directly said so last week when he signed SB 32, the re-written...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:22 am | 4 comments | 2916 Views
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An estate for dog lovers
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 646 views

Keds
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 495 views