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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 Dusty, 16 minutes ago | 48 comments | 7718 Views

TIM TALK

Interesting choice by Pleasanton school trustees

When Pleasanton schools chief Parvin Ahmadi departs next week for the top job at the Castro Valley school district, there will be a familiar figure at the helm...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by bradshawjenniferr@gmail.com, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 601 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Heart of the Constitution

"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, 5 hours ago | 18 comments | 537 Views

DOING COLLEGE

When Students Consider Non-Portfolio Design Schools

It is not unusual to find schools, even some very good ones that will admit students with no technical skills to programs in areas such as architecture, fashion...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 86 Views

THE OBSERVER

Bidding my Maverick Bye-Bye

I took my old Maverick into Diablo Motors this morning to sell on consignment. I was looking at a Dodge Durango there last week, but decided I really want a pickup...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 409 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Dogfather's Annual Fourth of July Plea (cue Scott McKenzie)

Some guy who styles himself The Dogfather asked me for the favor of publishing this doggerel -- set to Scott McKenzie's...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 118 Views

TIM TALK

Major change due to higher education

With the costs of higher education soaring faster than health insurance costs, look for disruptive changes across the higher education establishment. Many will...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by JohhnyDepp, 23 hours ago | 19 comments | 4876 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
Last comment by Stain Max, on Jun 30, 2015 at 9:35 pm | 2 comments | 2011 Views

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Special session to tackle two key issues

With a comfortable budget behind them, lawmakers and Gov. Brown will turn their attention to two critical programs that are chronically under-funded in a special...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Jun 30, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 2 comments | 327 Views

THE OBSERVER

I Stand with Rand

That's the best political slogan since "I like Ike," in 1952. Rand Paul isn't the typical conservative Republican. In fact when his dad, Ron Paul, ran for...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jun 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 36 comments | 1476 Views

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Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand

Since it was approved in the 1982, Hacienda Business Park has consistently evolved to accommodate changing market conditions. As General Manager James Paxson told...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Albert, on Jun 29, 2015 at 11:48 pm | 2 comments | 58869 Views

THE OBSERVER

To Cholo or not to Cholo?

Yes that is the question. I'm sticking my neck out to post this because Cholo seems to be a polarizing character on the Pleasanton Weekly and Danville/San Ramon...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 29, 2015 at 2:15 pm | 16 comments | 965 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Supremes find an acorn

The Supreme Court today rejected gotcha politics by a vote of 6-3. It turns out that the ACA/ObamaCare means what it forever intended, and health care subsidies...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Sue Premie, on Jun 29, 2015 at 10:08 am | 4 comments | 292 Views

THE OBSERVER

Fat is Thin, and other observations on my weight and life

Yes folks, I am what is medically referred to as "morbidly obese," which means I'm more than 100 lbs over my ideal weight. My ideal weight, as determined by someone...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Marry, on Jun 29, 2015 at 3:59 am | 6 comments | 3872 Views

TIM TALK

Legislature debates spending tax windfall

It takes a real political insider with a commitment to dig down into the weeds to follow some of the machinations in Sacramento, Washington D.C. and with various...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Gail Georgiana, on Jun 29, 2015 at 3:10 am | 3 comments | 691 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Catharine Baker works the room

As a sequel to an earlier missive (Catharine Baker leads the witness), today's...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 361 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Will we EVer get this stuff right?

Two race-based events, one ridiculous and the other horrific, occupy the national consciousness this week. They demonstrate that we can't even get the questions...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 26, 2015 at 9:46 am | 20 comments | 972 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Can You Get a Job with That?

In his presentation "Can You Get a Job with That?" Stuart Nachbar, noted education writer and college counselor states "A good school does good by its students."...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by amazon, on Jun 26, 2015 at 4:50 am | 12 comments | 3009 Views

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Very different budget debates in Oakland vs. Sacramento

Talk about a tale of two budgets. The debate in Sacramento has been all about how much more money to spend based upon conservative or more optimistic revenue estimates....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 24, 2015 at 7:55 am | 5 comments | 678 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Big, Good Wolf

The more we learn about the fellow-traveling species with whom we share this planet, the smarter and more sophisticated they become. So it is with wolves --...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 24, 2015 at 7:30 am | 8 comments | 667 Views
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Interesting choice by Pleasanton school trustees
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 601 views

The Heart of the Constitution
By Tom Cushing | 18 comments | 537 views

Bidding my Maverick Bye-Bye
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 409 views

When Students Consider Non-Portfolio Design Schools
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 86 views