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THE OBSERVER

Save Tassajara Valley forum on 6/28

I just received an announcement from Save Mount Diablo that they are holding a forum at 7 pm on 6/28 at the San Ramon Library. I'm posting a summary of the meeting...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 28, 2010
Last comment by , on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:18 am | 1 comment | 5627 Views

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Getting organized

This week I'm writing about getting my house cleaned up and my files in order, or my disorder filed, and freeing up space so I can store more stuff or get rid of...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 13, 2013
Last comment by mloliver, on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:01 am | 6 comments | 5720 Views

TIM TALK

Another boost for retail in Dublin plus Denica's adds locations

Dublin's already thriving mixture of retailers will be enhanced after the City Council approved a change to the East Dublin plan to allow a shopping center...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Sue, on Jun 5, 2017 at 4:09 am | 12 comments | 9548 Views

THE OBSERVER

Tassajara Valley according to Tom Koch

In November I interviewed Sid Corrie about his cemetery project in Tassajara Valley. I said I would interview Tom Koch about the New Farm project next. Koch had...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 13, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 5, 2017 at 2:50 am | 2 comments | 6790 Views

THE OBSERVER

Tie breaker

I've been waiting two years for my sentence, er term, on the Arts Advisory Committee to be up. I received the application to reapply last month, but I wasn't going...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 26, 2012
Last comment by , on Jun 5, 2017 at 12:53 am | 1 comment | 6100 Views

TIM TALK

Masud Mehran's legacy

Masud Mehran, one of the builders who transformed both Livermore and San Ramon, died last month at the age of 93. He founded Sunset Development in 1951 and started...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by , on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:01 pm | 2 comments | 13715 Views

THE OBSERVER

Obamacare or Medicare?

Now that Tim Hunt and Tom Cushing have weighed in on the pros and cons of Obamacare, I want to take my shot at it. I confess I'm a registered Republican. However,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jun 4, 2017 at 9:20 pm | 9 comments | 8258 Views

THE OBSERVER

Can Eric Swalwell unseat Pete Stark?

My Blogtalkradio show is back this Wednesday morning at 11:30 am with an

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 20, 2012
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jun 4, 2017 at 9:05 pm |
9 comments | 13650 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 , on Jun 4, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 8027 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

What price retribution?

Some interesting internal conversations occur when there's tension between two competing beliefs inside any one person's head. For the many Californians who support...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm | 22 comments | 9430 Views

THE OBSERVER

There's nothing tasty about replacing Mudd's

I usually don't attend Redevelopment Agency Meetings because not much happens at them, and I thought since the new Housing Authority was approved there wouldn't...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 24, 2011
Last comment by HungryMan, on Jun 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm | 7 comments | 8041 Views

THE OBSERVER

My Maverick is back!

=== Updated 12:24 p.m. July 1, 2013 === I picked up my Maverick from Miracle Auto Paint in Pleasanton Wednesday afternoon. Actually Miracle's owner, Jeff Jacobson,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Bobby D., on Jun 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm | 11 comments | 8984 Views

THE OBSERVER

71 is the new 70

Most Americans, and Europeans, are living longer and healthier lives, or at least more cosmetic lives, than their parents and grandparents. Aging seems to have...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jun 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm | 10 comments | 15343 Views

THE OBSERVER

Ernie's a purr machine

Meet Ernie, a five-month-old male Tabby with beautiful markings and an affectionate purr-sonality! He would be a fun and loving addition to any family. Visit the...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 23, 2010
Last comment by Emily West, on Jun 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 6115 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pretending to resolve a make-believe crisis in a way that nobody can understand

Is everybody happy now? Relieved anyway, because we dodged a bullet, forged a compromise and snatched victory from the jaws of default? Does it make any difference: -...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm | 26 comments | 6710 Views

TIM TALK

Traffic and neighborhoods--a couple of wins

Last week’s discussion of planning East Pleasanton brought back to mind an earlier controversy that pitted residents east of Santa Rita Road living along Stoneridge...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by screen23, on Jun 4, 2017 at 5:42 am | 3 comments | 2261 Views

TIM TALK

Zone 7 directors took the right action to help homeowners

It took a crisis, but the Zone 7 board and staff finally stepped up to its responsibility. Last week, faced with the imminent prospect of two homes falling into...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by screen23, on Jun 4, 2017 at 5:41 am | 5 comments | 2015 Views

AROUND TOWN

2nd-graders' comments on the inauguration show they'll be ready to lead

The historic events on Inauguration Day Jan. 20 were also center stage in teacher Renee Vernon's second grade classroom at Walnut Grove Elementary School. "Ms. V,"...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by kelly, on Jun 4, 2017 at 5:31 am | 2 comments | 4229 Views

THE OBSERVER

Taking the High Road

I'm surprised by the level of civility in the San Ramon City Council election this year. The last time Hudson and Livingstone ran for City Council they trounced...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Jun 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 6165 Views

THE OBSERVER

Tax Day

April 15th, also known as Tax Day, is coming up soon. If you haven't filed your 2014 Federal and State Income Tax forms by Wednesday, you will need to file an Extension...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by harikrishna, on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:13 am | 7 comments | 6532 Views
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Tri-Valley cities rank high in poll
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 628 views

What You Need to Do Before Your Child Goes to College
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 191 views