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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Stats or Stories?

"Human beings," a famous paleontologist once said, "are the primates who tell stories." Indeed, as we learn more about tool use and moral behavior...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 13 hours ago | 5 comments | 6134 Views

THE OBSERVER

NCRSP FEIR and MMRP

Isn't it great to title a blog with cryptic abbreviations! I wasn't planning to write my Friday blog on the North Camino Ramon Specific Plan (NCRSP) Final...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by DorothyHap, 13 hours ago | 5 comments | 5624 Views

TIM TALK

Intriguing plans for the Beyer Ranch in Livermore wine country

Pleasanton vintner and commercial property owner Mike Callahan has been working for three years to give the growing Livermore Valley wine industry a major shot in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by XRumerTest, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 4451 Views

TIM TALK

Mertes' legacy will live on at Las Positas

There’s something right about putting your money where your heart is. The late David and Barbara Mertes did just that in their will, leaving $6.85 million...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 198 Views

THE OBSERVER

Please, Please READ THIS!

I'm writing again about the [CA Spay and Neuter License Plate program, because it is SO IMPORTANT for saving animals and reducing...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2011
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 10 comments | 5881 Views

THE OBSERVER

Walking, Talking, and Listening

Scott Perkins, who is running for reelection to his City Council seat, told me he has walked to over 14,000 homes in San Ramon in the past 2-1/2 years. 14,000? Yes,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 14, 2011
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm | 6 comments | 5611 Views

THE OBSERVER

San Ramon and Danville take on San Francisco on KGO

My recent story -- "25 reasons NOT to go to San Francisco" -- got some play across the bay...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:26 pm | 2 comments | 5624 Views

TIM TALK

Time to let the Raiders go

One of the great misnomers is that the Oakland Raiders organization cares about the East Bay. If you believe that, I have a bridge from Hawaii to China that I am...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm | 9 comments | 7022 Views

THE OBSERVER

Still on the fence

My butt hurts from sitting on the fence. I emailed the candidates to ask why they were running, why they thought they should be elected, and where they stand on...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:16 pm | 8 comments | 6023 Views

TIM TALK

The personal touch

The city of Dublin and BART will come together Monday to honor the city's first mayor, Pete Snyder. Pete moved to Lincoln east of Sacramento a several years...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:05 pm | 1 comment | 6450 Views

AROUND TOWN

Whitney's legacy: A gold record

When John Whitney packs up his office next month as he retires as principal of Pleasanton Middle School, he'll be sure to take the Gold Record and guitar that...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:53 pm | 1 comment | 2892 Views

TIM TALK

16th Assembly race has familiar elements with a new twist

The campaign for the 16th Assembly district has gotten a lot more interesting since former Pleasanton City Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio declared she will run...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:52 pm | 7 comments | 4987 Views

DOING COLLEGE

7 steps to success: the college transfer path

Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. My heart skips a beat when I get this type of call, particularly when it...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:50 pm | 1 comment | 4916 Views

THE OBSERVER

I Stand with Rand

That's the best political slogan since "I like Ike," in 1952. Rand Paul isn't the typical conservative Republican. In fact when his dad,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm | 37 comments | 5264 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

College-level Math 1, Electoral edition

As the campaigns take shape in late September and the so-called "low-interest" voters (who may decide the outcome – what a comfort that is!) finally...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm | 8 comments | 10633 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Indiana Bakery: On-line Customer Application

The Hoosier Daddy, a Cakery for discriminating tastes On-Line Customer Convenience Application (PCs only ? does not work...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 39 comments | 6993 Views

THE OBSERVER

Rene Matsumato - In her own words

1. Why are you running for City Council? You may have answered this but give me more specifics this time. I am running for City Council to ensure that the...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 5150 Views

LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

There's a reason kids are so cute

Kids are cute for a reason. They say completely absurd things, like to destroy whatever they can get their hands on, and have a deep attachment to the word 'no.'...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 7437 Views

TIM TALK

Happy New Year

All the best for a healthy and blessed 2015....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 5962 Views

TIM TALK

Job growth is driving housing prices

Tuesday's post about the 11,000-unit River Islands in Lathrop reflects the long term view that homebuilders and developers are taking when it comes to job growth...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm | 4 comments | 6188 Views
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Plenty of water that will cost more this year
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 703 views

Nominations due Monday for TV30’s Tri-Valley ‘Coach of the Year’ award
By Jeb Bing | 1 comment | 277 views

 

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