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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 | 6393 Views

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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 | 4504 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 | 6572 Views

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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 | 4165 Views

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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 | 2846 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 | 5769 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 | 5769 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 | 5710 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 | 5819 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 | 8031 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 | 708 Views

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A tax grab that likely goes no where

You’ve got to give Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, some credit. He’s willing to take on the politically powerful East Bay Regional Parks District...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 653 Views

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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 | 3337 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 | 66593 Views

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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 | 960 Views

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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 | 797 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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THE OBSERVER

Outrageous! Heartbreaking! Shocking!

What are they talking about? Bombings in Syria, Terrorist attacks in London, millions of displaced people fleeing for their lives? No. These are Democrats griping...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by BobB, on Apr 11, 2017 at 7:17 pm | 14 comments | 1737 Views

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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 | 1863 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
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A tax grab that likely goes no where
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 653 views

Nominations due Monday for TV30’s Tri-Valley ‘Coach of the Year’ award
By Jeb Bing | 2 comments | 237 views

 

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