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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 | 3916 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 DKHSK, on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm | 2 comments | 2466 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 | 2380 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 | 3793 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 | 2465 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 | 3408 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 | 2981 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 | 2894 Views

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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 | 4095 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 | 3457 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. 1814 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 | 2118 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 | 2039 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 | 2719 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 | 6274 Views

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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 | 2669 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 | 3383 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 | 2697 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 | 8520 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 | 6874 Views
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Johnny Be Gone – Long Live Rock-n-Roll
By Tom Cushing | 1 comment | 1,232 views

Zone 7 directors took the right action to help homeowners
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 652 views

 

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