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THE OBSERVER

Rails to Trails

In 1989 I lost a lot of weight. Over a period of 3 years, from 1989 to 1992 I dropped about 150 lbs. from almost 300 to just under 150. I lost the first 90 lbs....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by PTown Gal, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 375 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

More Banks, More Billions, but Bupkes in the Brig. Rinse, repeat. (Part One)

Banks sell money. They may sell you your mortgage loan, for a price, or underwrite your car purchase. In the global marketplace, some big banks trade countries'...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, 8 hours ago | 10 comments | 454 Views

TIM TALK

Public votes are pleasing politics but poor policy

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne seemed to make the large crowd happy last week when he suggested an advisory vote on whether to proceed with plans for East Pleasanton. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Bill, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 135 Views

THE OBSERVER

Exchange Club Essay Awards

Well after shooting my mouth, er Blog, off about the First Amendment to the Constitution, I was drafted into being a judge for the Exchange Club Essay Scholarship...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 27, 2015 at 7:44 pm | 5 comments | 308 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Of Banks, Billions and Bupkes, Part 2

Part One of this epistle posed the question: if these banksters' actions are so bad, and they are, why are none of them breaking rocks in the hot sun?* Why...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 215 Views

DOING COLLEGE

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 David123123, on May 27, 2015 at 7:26 am | 40 comments | 7228 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Join in the College Crowd

Whenever you visit a college campus, especially for the first time, keep in mind that getting around is as important as looking around. You might be blown away by...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by joshuva, on May 27, 2015 at 6:22 am | 7 comments | 4207 Views

TIM TALK

Regents wrestling with tuition increase tomorrow

The University of California regents will face up to a challenge tomorrow—do they directly deal with students and Governor Brown—or do they continue to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by JohnUnger, on May 27, 2015 at 1:32 am | 4 comments | 1943 Views

LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

My Funny Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day, or as some have affectionately called it, Happy Single Awareness Day. Valentine's Day is not merely a day where sweethearts canoodle and express...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by eva green, on May 27, 2015 at 12:20 am | 3 comments | 4226 Views

THE OBSERVER

Is Steve Glazer going to the dogs?

Well, yes, in a way. Dr. Jim Delano of the Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center is hosting a "meet and greet on behalf of Steve at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Clinic, 2000...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 26, 2015 at 10:21 pm | 18 comments | 1345 Views

THE OBSERVER

Bidding My Training Dept. Goodbye

I was laid off from my job as a Tech Writer for Relevant Business Systems, a software company in Bishop Ranch, on the last day of 2002. Other employees had been...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm | 5 comments | 1103 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Thrill

They say the death of an old man is not a tragedy, and I think that's true in BB King's case. He passed away peacefully in his sleep last night, in hospice...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on May 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 3 comments | 646 Views

TIM TALK

"Swirling" to earn college credit

When Las Positas President Barry Russell spoke to the Pleasanton Men's Club this month, I learned a new term "swirl." It describes students, struggling to earn...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Babs Johnson, on May 26, 2015 at 9:47 am | 3 comments | 406 Views

TIM TALK

Mark Twain drinking wine?

Politicians and pundits alike love to bring Mark Twain's name into the debates about water here in California. Speaking to water managers earlier this month in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 26, 2015
There are no comments yet. 268 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The fish that eats California

It's not the delta smelt. Nor the salmon – it's the carp. Indeed, the actions of one species present California with its biggest challenges in coping with...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 9, 2015
Last comment by StudentA, on May 26, 2015 at 2:11 am | 11 comments | 783 Views

ART SPACE

Speed Painting

How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Stark, on May 25, 2015 at 4:02 am | 2 comments | 250 Views

THE OBSERVER

Back from Maine

I returned from my visit to Maine Wednesday afternoon. It took a day for me to get readjusted to the time change and California weather. I picked up my cats from...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 21, 2015 at 2:04 am | 6 comments | 803 Views

TIM TALK

Drought forcing water agencies to tap emergency supplies

The four-year California drought is forcing water agencies to dip deep into their reserve and emergency plans. Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utilities District,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by WritersPerHour.com, on May 21, 2015 at 1:55 am | 2 comments | 502 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Taking SAT Subject Tests: Greater Flexibility or More Murkiness

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides college, transfer and graduate school applicants through the complex world of admission. Elizabeth helps students identify majors...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by marksteve, on May 20, 2015 at 4:03 am | 7 comments | 1452 Views

THE OBSERVER

Election Day

I voted at 10:45 this morning. The poll workers said the turn out so far was disappointing. The turnout was better for the Primary in March. I vote at Walt...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 20, 2015 at 1:32 am | 1 comment | 502 Views
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More Banks, More Billions, but Bupkes in the Brig. Rinse, repeat. (Part One)
By Tom Cushing | 10 comments | 454 views

Rails to Trails
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 375 views