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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

‘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 Michael Austin, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 158 Views

ART SPACE

trAction Painting Summer Camp

In the nearly three years since I created trAction Painting, my works have been solo efforts, with much appreciated help from assistants. Employing bikes, skates,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 23, 2014
There are no comments yet. 9 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Who, exactly, is the clown here?

Clowns are a sure-fire leed. As an unabashed fan of Steven Sondheim,* I was drawn to the title of Maureen Dowd's recent column in the NYTimes:

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, 4 hours ago |
31 comments | 1819 Views

THE OBSERVER

Circumstances without Pomp

Twelve years ago, when the "Gang of Three" was the voting majority on the San Ramon City Council, they had lofty ideals about a Civic Center with a 1200 seat theater,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 19, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, 6 hours ago | 3 comments | 935 Views

TIM TALK

Tough new rules on water are necessary

Media reports abounded this week after the state water board established firm new regulations to put some teeth to its message that the state is locked in a drought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Water saver citizen, 9 hours ago | 10 comments | 1095 Views

TIM TALK

Political posturing about water

Former Pleasanton City Councilmen Matt Sullivan and Tom Pico wrote an opinion piece in the Pleasanton Weekly last week that engaged in some rhetoric that I thought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by highdiver, on Jul 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 2 comments | 487 Views

THE OBSERVER

Saving Water

As some of my readers know I have a rainwater collection system for watering my drought tolerant front yard in the summer and for washing laundry year-round. I...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 19, 2014 at 3:18 pm | 4 comments | 750 Views

THE OBSERVER

Off My Meds

Usually when someone asks, "Are you off your meds?" it means the person has been acting a little strange or hyper or irritable. Well I have been popping off lately....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 13, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jul 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm | 7 comments | 979 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 john, on Jul 16, 2014 at 11:10 am | 23 comments | 1225 Views

TIM TALK

Hurray--an agreement to continue Bankhead Theater performances

Many Livermore residents as well as cultural arts lovers throughout the valley are celebrating that the city and Alameda County have figured out a path forward to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Dusty Dog, on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm | 3 comments | 616 Views

TIM TALK

What will $20 million do to lessen congestion?

Following up on the post about the Alameda County transportation sales tax extension, it allocates $20 million to analyze and upgrade the Interstate 580/680 interchange. Compar...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Jul 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm | 4 comments | 754 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Tenures After (Vergara) Part 3: Tenure and Education Quality

If there's one thing about which most Americans can agree, it's that our education system needs to get better. Whether it's academic rankings that place other...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 275 Views

TIM TALK

Name the sports park for Ken Mercer

Pleasanton's parks and recreation commission will have the opportunity this week to celebrate the life of a man who gave hugely of his time and talent to help shape...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm | 4 comments | 949 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Tenures After (Vergara) Part 2: the opinion

When a state trial court judge opens his Opinion by quoting from the momentous Brown v. Board of Education case, you know he must have big things on his mind....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2014
There are no comments yet. 512 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Tenures After (Vergara), Part 1

Hello again – I needed a break from all things bloggery, and am much refreshed. Since I penned my latest ode to the A's, little seems to have changed in...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 838 Views

THE OBSERVER

Parks Commission Appointments

I attended the Parks and Community Services Commission meeting tonight. I have not attended many City meetings in the last few years. I don't like to go out at...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 9, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1104 Views

THE OBSERVER

He drives at night

I need a blog break from the Tassajara Valley cemetery and the nasty comments that accompanied it. My sister Alice and her husband David live in San Francisco....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 9, 2014 at 11:40 am | 8 comments | 1293 Views

THE OBSERVER

Opinions

In my last blog on the Gripe Fest over the cemetery in Tassajara Valley, Ken Feinstein, a resident of Dougherty Valley who opposes the cemetery, questioned my...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Jul 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 11 comments | 1300 Views

TIM TALK

A big day at the fair can mean a bad day on the freeway

Heading north on interstate 680 last Saturday afternoon, I was struck by the huge back-up of southbound cars that were queued up at the Bernal Avenue interchange,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Anthony, on Jul 7, 2014 at 10:07 pm | 3 comments | 1682 Views

THE OBSERVER

Phone call to Abram Wilson

Two years ago former Mayor Abram Wilson was making the rounds of cities in the Tri-Valley to encourage them to invest in the Creekside Memorial Cemetery. I interviewed...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Jul 7, 2014 at 6:59 am | 4 comments | 755 Views
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Tough new rules on water are necessary
By Tim Hunt | 10 comments | 1,095 views

Circumstances without Pomp
By Roz Rogoff | 3 comments | 935 views

‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 3 comments | 158 views

trAction Painting Summer Camp
By John A. Barry | 0 comments | 9 views