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The Big Mistake Students Make When Filling Out The FAFSA

As the flurry starts to die down around applying to colleges, there is a new issue for students and their families to consider. Students may have to be just as...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by thompsonpaul, on Sep 1, 2015 at 4:09 am | 83 comments | 9566 Views


Answering questions from my last blog on the cemetery

My last blog on Vice Mayor Phil O'Loane's objections to the cemetery in Tassajara Valley brought out some comments that I want to reply to. My answers are long...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 82 comments | 4232 Views


Preserving Disorder

Chicago's Mayor Malaprop, Richard Daley the Elder, earned a kind of fame in 1968 for announcing "…the policeman isn't...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Aug 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm |
73 comments | 5439 Views


Anonymity: Good for bringing issues to light or only a license to troll?

The lead from a recent Associated Press story caught my attention. The author, Barbara Ortutay, wrote, "Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Jan 2, 2014 at 7:22 pm | 68 comments | 5750 Views


Hot enough for you?

The desperate, rear-guard postings of climate deniers in Brother Tim's recent blog surprised me – apparently the new tack of that well-funded little band of ostriches...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on May 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm | 59 comments | 6226 Views


Brothers in Arms

I discovered this morning that I am related to a war hero – and

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:24 am |
57 comments | 5629 Views


Gun Control

Gun Control is an issue that comes up whenever there's a horrible tragedy and fades away with the national memories of it until the next horrible tragedy. So I'm...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Steve Dallas, on Apr 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm | 52 comments | 4757 Views


Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:42 am | 50 comments | 8960 Views


Joan Buchanan is no friend of animals

As many of my readers know, I'm involved in animal rescue groups. For years we have supported spay and neuter laws. Senate Bill 250 would have applied current law...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by A Little Bird, on Mar 30, 2012 at 8:11 am | 50 comments | 4085 Views


Citizen editors: New solution to an old problem?

I've heard of citizen journalists, and now there are citizen editors. Or at least that's the descriptor I'm using for the folks in a program Delinda Fogel, publisher...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by John, on Jun 5, 2014 at 7:56 am | 49 comments | 16476 Views


Cemetery Gripe Fest

The City Council cancelled their regular Tuesday night meeting and instead held a Workshop on Creekside Memorial Park which is the cemetery planned for Tassajara...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Bob P, on Jul 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm | 48 comments | 5824 Views


I Stand with Planned Parenthood

This blog is more controversial than I usually write, but I feel very strongly about this subject. If you disagree with me post a comment on why, but no hostile...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 16, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Aug 23, 2015 at 7:14 pm | 45 comments | 1332 Views


Tin Cup Moment

Somebody named Collin Cowgill hit a 14th inning walk-off homerun for the Anaheim Disneys Tuesday evening, handing our Athletics a fairly rare defeat in the process....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jun 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm | 43 comments | 6720 Views


‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?

My grandfather, the Accountant, had little use for law or lawyers. In his orderly view of the world (and quite apart from his dismay about the romantic attachments...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by paul davidson, on Nov 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm | 43 comments | 7508 Views


How to Demagogue an Issue: Planned Parenthood in the Cross-hairs

This blog follows-on Roz's recent epistle on Planned Parenthood, which developed a spirited following in the threads until she got tired of the associated nonsense...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Aug 27, 2015 at 8:53 am | 42 comments | 1406 Views


A Pope that a Unitarian Can Love – Part One of a Series

I just finished reading Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 8, 2013
Last comment by BT, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:22 pm |
40 comments | 20680 Views


The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age

(Note: In a rare triumph of propriety over punsmanship, I decided against calling this a 'Gay Rights Coming-out Party.' Don't get used to it.) In its perpetual...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 20, 2014 at 7:22 am | 40 comments | 49437 Views


Who do you trust on Measure W?

Who do you trust? Johnny Carson hosted a TV quiz show back in the 1950's called "Who Do You Trust?" I remember watching it when I was a kid, but I don't remember...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 23, 2010
Last comment by Eric Wallis, on Oct 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm | 39 comments | 9739 Views


We acknowledge an error in judgment was made

As was noted in a Town Square forum by frequent poster "Stacey," the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics includes being "honest, fair and courageous...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Start Afresh, on May 6, 2011 at 8:00 am | 38 comments | 9463 Views


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 May 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 38 comments | 26699 Views
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Why I'm now supporting Bernie Sanders
By Roz Rogoff | 24 comments | 1,539 views

Call Alice ...
By Tom Cushing | 14 comments | 686 views

Getting Organized for Your Junior Year in High School
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 566 views

Celebrating a life that left a living legacy
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 474 views