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DOING COLLEGE

Understanding Early Decision in College Admission

Early Decision (ED) is an application program offered by many colleges and universities that provides an early admission decision in exchange for the student’s...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 13, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 11, 2017 at 9:59 am | 7 comments | 1603 Views

THE OBSERVER

San Ramon City Council: Then and Now

I scheduled a meeting on Thursday afternoon with Sabina Zafar, one of the two new candidates running for City Council. Right before the meeting my brother phoned...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 10:52 am | 19 comments | 5713 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

McCain to Prez: How do you like me Now?

Back in a happier time – before the days of locker rooms and anatomically questionable metaphors, the candidate Mr. Trump followed-up a now-tepid insult...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 28, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 10:47 am | 24 comments | 1840 Views

TIM TALK

No surprise that the Tri-Valley is rising

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute formally said what many locals have known for many years—the Tri-Valley is ideally suited for a consistently growing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by mahi, on Oct 10, 2017 at 4:49 am | 4 comments | 6925 Views

THE OBSERVER

Suspicious Stein, Watchdog Warren, and a Basket of Deplorables

The Presidential Election is over and Donald Trump has won. He's already started naming members of his Cabinet. Those of us who didn't want that outcome will have...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 26, 2016
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:33 am | 21 comments | 3745 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Meetings That Nobody’s Talking About

Predictably, the West Wing’s walls are steadily crumbling under the crush of lies intended to sustain them, and Americans are transfixed by each new revelation*....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:21 am | 62 comments | 2404 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Animal House

Show of hands ? who knows that your Town or City underwrites the operation of the County Animal Services Department (ASD) shelter in Martinez? It's true ? state...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by unnat, on Oct 9, 2017 at 11:39 pm | 6 comments | 8422 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers

You worked too hard to get into college to mess with it now. Seniors should bear in mind that their remaining high school grades can affect their new relationship...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 12, 2014
Last comment by Richard, on Oct 9, 2017 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 15671 Views

THE OBSERVER

Getting rid of an old toilet

Well the title of this says it all. It isn't glamorous but sometimes it is necessary to get rid of an old toilet. I've seen some that were turned into planters,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by james564, on Oct 9, 2017 at 5:10 am | 16 comments | 19988 Views

THE OBSERVER

Percy Dovetonsils would approve

My last blog on Gun Control was a tad controversial. So this week I shall write on about National Poetry Month, which should be not at all controversial. Percy...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by james564, on Oct 9, 2017 at 3:47 am | 5 comments | 6800 Views

THE OBSERVER

Making housing affordable in San Ramon

Housing prices in San Ramon and surrounding cities are very high. Even with the housing crisis, San Ramon is an expensive place to live. I moved here for a job in...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 6, 2011
Last comment by Luscombe854, on Oct 9, 2017 at 3:30 am | 9 comments | 6780 Views

THE OBSERVER

Wiped off the Map!

I received an email today from The Danville/San Ramon Express and there was an ad on the side that says, "Your Free 2017 Tri-Valley Inspiration Guide Is Waiting."...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 9, 2017 at 3:27 am | 17 comments | 2567 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

A Continuing Conversation?

==I Blogger’s note: I’d like to encourage a continuing conversation, from time-to-time, to follow-on from comments made in earlier blog posts. Here’s...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 9, 2017 at 3:20 am | 16 comments | 2967 Views

TIM TALK

Fourth of July fireworks return to the county fair

The news differs for fireworks on the Fourth of July depending upon where you live. The San Ramon parks and recreation commission put a firm kibosh on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Henry Knowles, on Oct 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm | 3 comments | 10818 Views

THE OBSERVER

Keeping Toyota in San Ramon

Toyota Motor Sales USA has owned a property on the corner of Norris Canyon Blvd. and Bishop Drive for over 25 years. This isn't some ugly warehouse, but a beautifully...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by elish, on Oct 7, 2017 at 3:21 am | 25 comments | 7909 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton schools facing the challenge of declining enrollment

Responding to the commentator who observed that I was out-spoken against a third comprehensive high school. I sure hope I was. What we have been seeing for about...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by roger, on Oct 7, 2017 at 2:58 am | 10 comments | 5024 Views

THE OBSERVER

Watches and silly, old jokes

I have a small collection of wrist watches, about 7 or 8, that all needed batteries. I used to have windup watches but I don't anymore. I took all of my watches...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 15, 2015
Last comment by denis, on Oct 7, 2017 at 2:37 am | 7 comments | 5376 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 Alisha, on Oct 6, 2017 at 11:08 pm | 11 comments | 10224 Views

TIM TALK

A family-owned Pleasanton institution closes

A Pleasanton institution closed last week when pharmacist Mike Clauser closed Custom Care Pharmacy on First Street. Mike and his partner, Rusty Hewitson, had owned...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Old -Time P-towner, on Oct 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm | 3 comments | 1515 Views

THE OBSERVER

Hanging up my hat for real

I will be hanging up my hat, er blog, by the end of this month. I dropped out of teaching for University of Phoenix earlier this year and I'm getting ready to retire...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 6, 2017 at 5:08 am | 15 comments | 7791 Views
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GE's re-organization reaches San Ramon digital headquarters
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 1,920 views

Sound and Fury over Vile and Slur-ry
By Tom Cushing | 72 comments | 1,128 views

New state housing requirements could affect Pleasanton
By Jeb Bing | 2 comments | 431 views