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TIM TALK

Job growth is driving housing prices

Tuesday's post about the 11,000-unit River Islands in Lathrop reflects the long term view that homebuilders and developers are taking when it comes to job growth...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Sunbeam, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 114 Views

ART SPACE

Five Will Get You Fives

To paraphrase Rogers and Hammerstein, the local hills and valleys are alive with the sound of music: Danville Band, San Ramon Symphonic Band, Contra Costa Wind Symphony,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Doug Earl , 8 hours ago | 2 comments | 145 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, 8 hours ago | 13 comments | 1488 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Never Say Never -- the Perry Indictment

I'm not sure I've ever expressed it aloud, but I can say with certainty that I never thought I'd write a blog in support of Texas' all-star all-hat/no-cattle...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, 15 hours ago | 5 comments | 572 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know

I have had an opportunity recently to file a lot of requests through the California Public Records Request Act, otherwise known as CPRA. While writing two recent...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by been there, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 400 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

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, 20 hours ago |
73 comments | 2134 Views

THE OBSERVER

Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law

Congressman Eric Swalwell's bill to name the Dublin Post Office after Jim Kohnen was signed into law on August 8, 2014 by President Obama. Here's a link to

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, 22 hours ago |
5 comments | 751 Views

THE OBSERVER

Bi-Polar Disorder

I've been bi-polar most of my life. I was diagnosed with depression when I was eight years old. The Principal of my elementary school told my mother that I seemed...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm | 25 comments | 1745 Views

TIM TALK

Patience and very deep pockets can pay off

Newspaper advertisements for the past couple of weeks have touted the new community in Lathrop of River Islands. Lathrop is one of the San Joaquin Valley cities—like...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 460 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Be a sport: Send us your youth sports news, scores and photos

Sorry I haven't written a blog in a while, but I actually have been doing a lot of writing ... and submitting a lot of

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Aug 16, 2014 at 8:13 am |
2 comments | 677 Views

THE OBSERVER

Handyman Business

My former neighbor, Luigi Robles, came over this afternoon to help with some handyman type tasks I needed done around the house. Luigi used to rent a room across...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Aug 16, 2014 at 2:30 am | 17 comments | 1231 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Ordinary Transgressions

This will be an equal opportunity RC post; recent scandals have befallen politicians of both Parties, on both ends of the country. I'll focus on one from each Party....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by Where did Lulu go? , on Aug 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm | 18 comments | 1543 Views

THE OBSERVER

Please help Lulu the dog

Today's blog is about Lulu the dog. I just donated $100 for an operation on a herniated disc that is causing Lulu intense pain. All of the money I saved by not...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 2, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Aug 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm | 13 comments | 2130 Views

TIM TALK

Will legislative leaders do their job?

With the Legislature now just three weeks away from ending its two-year session, there's one key bill locked in the Senate Rules Committee that will hammer your...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is not a disease , on Aug 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm | 4 comments | 647 Views

ART SPACE

Brush and Blush

A San Ramon couple wants to give people a chance to equip themselves with liquid courage and try to be artists for a few hours. This phenomenon, called "paint...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 13, 2014 at 5:40 pm | 1 comment | 431 Views

ART SPACE

Summer Camp, Day 4: Finale

We wrapped up the camp yesterday, but I was too wiped out to write about it. After two days of brushing our 12 x 7 canvas with skates, skateboard, and scooters,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Lisa, on Aug 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 6 comments | 284 Views

TIM TALK

Time to let the Raiders go

One of the great misnomers is that the Oakland Raiders organization cares about the East Bay. If you believe that, I have a bridge from Hawaii to China that I am...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Aug 11, 2014 at 6:31 pm | 8 comments | 1533 Views

THE OBSERVER

I've been had!

I wrote and posted a blog critical of Steve Glazer's "crybaby" mailer in which he supposedly blamed Tim Sbranti and the California Teachers' Association for losing...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Aug 11, 2014 at 3:54 am | 28 comments | 1714 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Extraordinary Transgression

When last we checked-in on the Senate Intelligence Committee (DiFi vs Spy, RC March 12), our own Senator...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Aug 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm | 18 comments | 1644 Views

THE OBSERVER

Backpacked with care is back

I'm turning over my blog this week to Esther Lucas, Gary Lucas, and Nicole Blazin for their Backpacked with Care Project. I've donated backpacks and school supplies...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Aug 8, 2014 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments | 713 Views
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Preserving Disorder
By Tom Cushing | 73 comments | 2,134 views

Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 751 views

CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know
By Gina Channell-Allen | 3 comments | 400 views

Five Will Get You Fives
By John A. Barry | 2 comments | 145 views