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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Since When are Competition and Lower Medical Costs a Bad Thing?

I am writing in response to brother blogger Tim's recent description of developments in the East Bay health care market. I'll admit to some uncertainty about the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by D loansmob, on Jun 2, 2017 at 12:54 am | 39 comments | 30937 Views

TIM TALK

Former Mayor Ken Mercer dies at 71

Kenneth R. Mercer, Pleasanton's first directly elected mayor, died early this morning at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton. He was 71. Mercer served on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by ZQ, on Jun 1, 2017 at 11:48 pm | 11 comments | 10151 Views

DOING COLLEGE

7 steps to success: the college transfer path

Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. My heart skips a beat when I get this type of call, particularly when it...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by pauline, on Jun 1, 2017 at 11:56 am | 2 comments | 5448 Views

TIM TALK

The drought drives lawmakers to action

The ugly drought the state is enduring coupled with the reality that voters were scheduled to decide on a water bond finally moved the governor and Legislature to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Knut, on Jun 1, 2017 at 7:15 am | 14 comments | 7801 Views

THE OBSERVER

I'm not an artist, but . . .

I attended the Arts Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday night. The Agenda included two items on Art in Public Places. I missed the meeting in February because of...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by , on May 31, 2017 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 5721 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tom Richert: An entrepreneur who doesn't stop

It's quite a stretch from the tony venture capital investors' offices along Page Mill Road in Palo Alto to a lumberyard in Pleasanton, but Tom Richert made that...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Rita Zumwalt, on May 30, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 15 comments | 6411 Views

TIM TALK

Obamacare is rotten at its core

Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sean, on May 30, 2017 at 6:09 pm | 36 comments | 43048 Views

THE OBSERVER

Adopt a Cat from Safe Cat Foundation

At the April 28, 2009 San Ramon City Council Meeting I announced that Safe Cat Foundation would have a booth at the San Ramon Farmer's Market on the opening day...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on May 30, 2017 at 8:00 am | 4 comments | 6090 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Syria: Several Options, all of them Lousy

Humanitarian crises tug at the heartstrings. The pennies-a-day campaigns of CARE have been working on TV since Lassie was a pup. ASPCA cranks up the Sara MacLachlan...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 29, 2017 at 4:57 pm | 5 comments | 8118 Views

TIM TALK

Remember your bags

As you head out for market today, be sure to bring your reusable bag so you won't get dinged for a dime for the bag to tote your groceries home. That's the privilege...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 3, 2013
Last comment by mooseturd, on May 28, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 2 comments | 9129 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Dismal Science Comes to a Dismal Realization

A consensus is emerging, at least among liberal economists, about what continues to ail the US economy. It's not a happy message, because it suggests that we're...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 28, 2017 at 5:06 am | 24 comments | 32351 Views

THE OBSERVER

4th of July Options

I'm on the 4th of July Citizens Committee to come up with ideas for future 4th of July celebrations. As I mentioned in a prior blog, I am on the Research Subcommittee,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on May 28, 2017 at 12:00 am | 5 comments | 10182 Views

THE OBSERVER

RDA Successor Agency Oversight Board Meeting

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

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 8, 2012
Last comment by , on May 27, 2017 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments | 8421 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Great Divide, and What’s Next?

The depths of our political schism were made personal to me recently in a phone conversation with my boyhood BFF in Florida, with whom I’ve stayed in-touch...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 21, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 24, 2017 at 1:07 pm | 38 comments | 1460 Views

TIM TALK

Media malpractice

Listening to the radio Monday afternoon and then reading the Tuesday morning East Bay Times, I was struck at just how low the standards of journalism have fallen. Monday...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Woodbern, on May 23, 2017 at 7:39 pm | 46 comments | 1629 Views

AROUND TOWN

Las Positas professor helps veterans rejoin civilian lives

May is a special month for both those in and out of the military. For service members and veterans, it's a chance to pay tribute to supportive families and spouses...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 11, 2017
Last comment by Joseph , on May 22, 2017 at 11:35 pm | 2 comments | 1429 Views

THE OBSERVER

The great political divide

Based on the two candidates who ran against Rep. Eric Swalwell in the primary, I will compare political stereotypes of the two political parties and why they can't...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jenny Halfpenny, on May 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 8 comments | 5614 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 Rose92, on May 19, 2017 at 2:45 am | 18 comments | 3170 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Midsummer Musings on Next Gen Careers

We're back from a summer respite in the mountains, where the tribulations of Egyptian democracy, American democracy and (gasp!) ARod's plunking seemed temporarily...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 19, 2017 at 12:18 am | 4 comments | 15444 Views

TIM TALK

Fairgrounds racing families face uncertain future

The effects of the state Horse Racing Board’s decision last fall to close the auxiliary training track at the Alameda County Fairgrounds continue to ripple...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 16, 2017
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A different perspective on Spotorno Ranch development
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 326 views