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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Meanwhile, back at the ranch ...

Anything I could write about the current state of the Presidential campaign would feel like piling-on, and the major issue in the US Senate derby seems to be whether...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 18 hours ago | 10 comments | 7830 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Dogfather's Annual Fourth of July Plea (cue Scott McKenzie)

Some guy who styles himself The Dogfather asked me for the favor of publishing this doggerel -- set to Scott McKenzie's...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 18 hours ago |
2 comments | 3975 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, 20 hours ago | 2 comments | 2813 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, 21 hours ago | 2 comments | 5735 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, 22 hours ago | 5 comments | 5738 Views

THE OBSERVER

Help! I've fallen and I can't get up

This week's blog isn't about Life Call monitoring or another old joke that uses their tagline for the punch line. It's what happened to me this Thursday...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 27, 2012
Last comment by PhyllisWek, 22 hours ago | 7 comments | 5342 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 | 5686 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 | 5800 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 | 8003 Views

TIM TALK

State budget hinges on earnings of the 1 percent

A majority of the state’s voters easily approved continuation of the temporary income tax surcharge on the rich that Gov. Brown convinced voters to approve...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by thebigpaul, on Apr 20, 2017 at 5:43 am | 6 comments | 3313 Views

TIM TALK

Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand

Since it was approved in the 1982, Hacienda Business Park has consistently evolved to accommodate changing market conditions. As General Manager James Paxson told...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by thebigpaul, on Apr 20, 2017 at 5:40 am | 4 comments | 66576 Views

TIM TALK

John Edmands: the classic small town newspaper publisher

Many people living in Pleasanton today have no clue who John Edmands was and what role he played in shaping the community they live in today. John edited and published...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by mwalkercom, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:17 pm | 4 comments | 919 Views

TIM TALK

Huge tax shift proposed in Sacramento

On the heels of the $52 billion tax increase for roads, the Legislature is quietly considering another huge tax bill. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has introduced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm , on Apr 17, 2017 at 11:04 am | 4 comments | 750 Views

TIM TALK

Huge tax shift proposed in Sacramento

On the heels of the $52 billion tax increase for roads, the Legislature is quietly considering another huge tax bill. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has introduced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2017
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TIM TALK

Grieving for a man used mightily by God

Shepherd’s Gate lost its long-time leader Tuesday morning when CEO Steve McRee suddenly died when his heart failed. He was 65. Steve was a dear friend—one...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by cbonner, on Apr 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm | 14 comments | 1816 Views

TIM TALK

John Edmands: the classic small town newspaper publisher

Many people living in Pleasanton today have no clue who John Edmands was and what role he played in shaping the community they live in today. John edited and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 11, 2017
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THE OBSERVER

Vehicle hits 2-year-old riding in a bicycle carrier in Alamo

A vehicle struck a two-year-old girl while she was riding in a carrier attached to a bicycle Saturday afternoon, an officer for the California Highway Patrol said....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by rakesh23, on Apr 10, 2017 at 10:37 pm | 3 comments | 5864 Views

DOING COLLEGE

My Guide to Good College Communications Programs

Careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, advertising and public relations are among the most desired by college students. However, early success in these...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 5, 2016
Last comment by rakesh23, on Apr 10, 2017 at 9:49 pm | 5 comments | 4372 Views

THE OBSERVER

My New Letter to President Trump

The original text of this letter was provided by Oxfam, an international rescue organization that I support financially. I made some changes to the Oxfam version...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Apr 6, 2017 at 3:24 pm | 17 comments | 2459 Views

TIM TALK

Will governor's "fake" deadline make a difference?

Deadlines drive actions—whether in business or politics. This week we will see if Gov. Jerry Brown’s artificial deadline for a $5 billion annual...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:12 am | 2 comments | 716 Views
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Valley Trails site is poor location for school
By Tim Hunt | 8 comments | 647 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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