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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, 35 minutes ago | 4 comments | 6168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nominations due Monday for TV30’s Tri-Valley ‘Coach of the Year’ award

Nominations for the Tri-Valley’s “Outstanding High School Coach of the Year” award must be submitted by Monday to community broadcast...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Apr. 24, 2017
Last comment by res, 55 minutes ago | 1 comment | 205 Views

THE OBSERVER

Planning for change

The City Council will hold its first of three Public Hearings on the North Camino Ramon Specific Plan (NCRSP) at their Tuesday meeting. The Planning Commission held...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 10, 2012
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 5448 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

When $13 Billion May Not Be Enough

JP Morgan Chase ("Chase") and the Department of Justice have announced a tentative settlement of charges related to the bank's actions during the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 3 hours ago | 12 comments | 13295 Views

TIM TALK

A new concept for neighborhoods in Pleasanton

Last week, DeNova Homes opened its new neighborhood near the Gateway Shopping Center at Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680. It's an interesting new concept for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 5309 Views

TIM TALK

Plenty of water that will cost more this year

To the surprise of no one, the Zone 7 water district announced that the record rain and snowfall have resulted in abundant water supplies for Livermore Valley customers. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Michael Austin, 21 hours ago | 2 comments | 382 Views

TIM TALK

Trash board reaching for your wallet

In case you haven't noticed, the StopWaste bureaucrats in Alameda County are working at picking your pocket again as they strive to stay in business. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by PhyllisWek, 22 hours ago | 3 comments | 10409 Views

THE OBSERVER

Bikes and Cars don't mix

The latest news about the 72 year old woman who was hit by a car while riding her bicycle across a busy intersection in Pleasanton is another scary example of...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Marty, on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:16 am | 22 comments | 4191 Views

THE OBSERVER

Parks Commissioner John Mills preparing to run for San Ramon City Council

I spoke to City Clerk Pat Edwards this afternoon to ask if Harry Sachs and Dave Hudson were the only two candidates running for City Council if the election would...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:58 pm | 7 comments | 5661 Views

THE OBSERVER

Answering Patch posters

It's Labor Day weekend and I wasn't going to post a blog this Monday, but after reading the San Ramon Patch about widening Bollinger Canyon Road I felt...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm | 5 comments | 6389 Views

THE OBSERVER

Chanukah & The Bill of Rights

Yesterday, Monday December 15th, was Bill of Rights Day. I didn't know there was a Bill of Rights Day until I saw it in my digital planner. To find out more...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 24, 2017 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 4498 Views

TIM TALK

A necessary, but large budget hit for schools

School districts received a healthy boost in funding with the 2014-15 budget that Governor Brown signed last month. There was another important change so teachers...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm | 26 comments | 6567 Views

TIM TALK

A busy, busy weekend to close the county fair

That Friday semi-holiday last week felt so strange. Checking out the traffic reports on the early morning news, you could cruise through the Bay Bridge toll gates...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm | 1 comment | 4161 Views

TIM TALK

News notes

Senate Democrats this week stood unified in favor of cities and counties that ignore federal law with sanctuary city provisions. The Democrats blocked a vote...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 2841 Views

THE OBSERVER

The San Ramon Observer is back!

Seth Adams was right, not about No on Measure W but about me not being an investigative reporter. I'm not a reporter and I didn't want to be one, but...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 5764 Views

TIM TALK

The governor touts his $68 billion boondoggle

When it comes to the environment, the sometimes pragmatic Gov. Jerry Brown seems to check his brain before deciding policy. Several examples from his inaugural...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 23, 2017 at 1:44 pm | 5 comments | 5766 Views

TIM TALK

Democrats doubling down on climate change

Democrats in the Legislature are doubling down on California's already expansive and expensive efforts to curb global warming/climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:49 am | 31 comments | 5708 Views

THE OBSERVER

Point of View

A point of view refers to where you are standing to look at something and how much you can see from that position. If I was behind the scenes at a Broadway production,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 24, 2011
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:47 am | 5 comments | 5817 Views

THE OBSERVER

RDA Successor Agency Oversight Board Meeting

The Successor Agency for the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) held its first meeting on March 27th....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 8, 2012
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 8029 Views

TIM TALK

Valley Trails site is poor location for school

The joint meeting of school trustees and city council members last week came around to discussing whether the school district should build a new elementary school...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by TK421, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:17 am | 7 comments | 701 Views
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A tax grab that likely goes no where
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 629 views

Nominations due Monday for TV30’s Tri-Valley ‘Coach of the Year’ award
By Jeb Bing | 1 comment | 205 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

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