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THE OBSERVER

Good-Guys were here without me

The Good-Guys car show was back at the Alameda County Fair Grounds in Pleasanton this weekend. I didn't pre-register,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 159 Views

TIM TALK

Another bad idea from the air board

If you are looking for a classic case of bureaucratic over-reach, consider the Bay Area air board's latest brain child to forbid the sale of a home with a wood-burning...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Robert , 9 hours ago | 20 comments | 2340 Views

THE OBSERVER

I'm not eating pigs any more

I decided not to eat pigs any more. No pork, no ham, no bacon, no pickled pigs' feet (not that I've ever eaten that). This is not in observance of ancient religious...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Mar 28, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 550 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 Mar 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm | 4 comments | 562 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Public Ivy Schools for 2015--Going By the ‘Virginia Rule’

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 Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by beentheredonethat, on Mar 26, 2015 at 8:18 pm | 7 comments | 2087 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 Nguyen, on Mar 25, 2015 at 2:55 am | 20 comments | 6281 Views

TIM TALK

What were some voters thinking or were they?

Barring a major surprise in the 13,300 ballots still to be counted, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer will face off with Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla in the May...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm | 22 comments | 1469 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Does Your 11th Grader Really Need a Resume?

Dr. Elizabeth LaScala, PhD is an educational consultant and founder of Doing College and Beyond. Specializing in both east and west coast college systems, Elizabeth...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by alinamel1, on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:17 am | 1 comment | 2310 Views

TIM TALK

A step forward but many hurdles remain for Oakland sports facilities

This morning the Alameda County supervisors are expected to vote in favor of an exclusive negotiating agreement with a firm headed by San Diego businessman Floyd...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 406 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 ansonpc, on Mar 22, 2015 at 11:38 pm | 4 comments | 3720 Views

THE OBSERVER

Exchange Club Meeting on First Amendment

Donna Kerger called me a couple of times last week and left me messages to call her back. She was hurt because I didn't pick up the phone or return her call right...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 614 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Me and Ashley, sittin’ in a tweet …

Okay, so the venom to which the actress...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by American, on Mar 20, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 6 comments | 1852 Views

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 alexfinaman, on Mar 20, 2015 at 6:46 am | 36 comments | 24922 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Let the Sunshine in!

It's Sunshine Week! Sunshine Week is "a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information," according...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by fat joey, on Mar 19, 2015 at 8:33 pm | 8 comments | 1156 Views

THE OBSERVER

Watches and silly, old jokes

I have a small collection of wrist watches, about 7 or 8, that all needed batteries. I used to have windup watches but I don't anymore. I took all of my watches...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 15, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Mar 19, 2015 at 5:05 pm | 6 comments | 625 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Senators’ Democracy Primer: for whom the pen toils.

Energized by their recent calisthenics led in chambers by Israeli PM Netanyahu, numerous Republican Senators have breathlessly signed

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm |
24 comments | 1525 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Netanyahu Speech: Kumen, Kvetching, Kibitzing

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu did what he does: he came, he complained and he offered unsolicited advice. In a controversial speech to...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm | 13 comments | 1721 Views

TIM TALK

Democrats doubling down on climate change

Democrats in the Legislature are doubling down on California's already expansive and expensive efforts to curb global warming/climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by BobB, on Mar 18, 2015 at 2:37 pm | 30 comments | 1461 Views

ART SPACE

Transformations

Currently running at Danville's Village Theater Art Gallery is "Lost and Found: an exhibition of upcycled, recycled, and found objects turned into works...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 18, 2015
There are no comments yet. 118 Views

THE OBSERVER

Election Day Sheeple

Today is the Special Election for State Senator. I am not going to try to predict a winner. I doubt one of the candidates will receive more than 50% of the vote...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Harald Paul Arthur Balle, on Mar 18, 2015 at 11:16 am | 3 comments | 837 Views
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Another bad idea from the air board
By Tim Hunt | 20 comments | 2,340 views

Bidding My Training Dept. Goodbye
By Roz Rogoff | 4 comments | 562 views