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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Duck!

Apparently all it took to animate our President was to officially confirm his Lame Duck status. After the drubbing he sat-out from a bit over one-half of one-third...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, 38 minutes ago | 6 comments | 434 Views

THE OBSERVER

Not so speedy trial

I was injured in an automobile accident on January 24, 2013. I was driving through the intersection of Alcosta Blvd and Bollinger Canyon Road with the green light,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jtjh, 53 minutes ago | 5 comments | 1303 Views

THE OBSERVER

The Giving Season

A few weeks ago I wrote about receiving calendars from organizations asking for donations....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by John Doppler Schiff, on Nov 22, 2014 at 11:57 pm | 1 comment | 465 Views

TIM TALK

Hayward NAACP officials threaten blog posters

The lame-duck Pleasanton school board took action on two key actions and heard disturbing comments from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Nov 22, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 21 comments | 1887 Views

TIM TALK

Friends controlling Livermore politics

In stark contrast to the heated 2011 election, the City Council and mayoral races were quite uneventful in Livermore. Mayor John Marchand, who pulled out just...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Donald, on Nov 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 1405 Views

THE OBSERVER

Supporting the fight against prescription drug addiction

Sally and I attended the fundraiser for the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) last night. As usual I got the location wrong and gave Sally...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by tinzipper, on Nov 21, 2014 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 1817 Views

THE OBSERVER

I'm back at blogging

I didn't post a blog last week. I posted so much before the election that I thought I posted some last week but no, I took last week off. Actually I was working...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 8, 2014
Last comment by What is up Roz? , on Nov 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm | 10 comments | 1946 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
There are no comments yet. 611 Views

TIM TALK

Dublin votes for privately owned open space

Last week's anti-climactic election on Measure T in Dublin should, for the next number of years, solidify any question about what happens in Doolan Canyon north...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2014
Last comment by Longtimer, on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:19 am | 4 comments | 1589 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Animal House

Show of hands – who knows that your Town or City underwrites the operation of the County Animal Services Department (ASD) shelter in Martinez? It's true – state...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:17 am | 5 comments | 3236 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Share your warmest, funniest or most touching holiday experience

In the midst of the holiday busyness of baking, shopping, decorating and socializing, my mind often drifts back to some memories that make me smile, laugh or cringe....

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Nov 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 2376 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Brothers in Arms

I discovered this morning that I am related to a war hero – and

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:24 am |
57 comments | 2225 Views

TIM TALK

Obamacare is rotten at its core

Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sean, on Nov 13, 2014 at 9:31 am | 35 comments | 37067 Views

TIM TALK

Post election musings

One of the surprises coming out of Tuesday's election was in the hard-fought 16th Assembly District where Republican Catharine Baker topped Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 10, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 6 comments | 1864 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Dueling Nekkids

As a man of a certain age, I'm fascinated with the implications of technologies that just weren't readily available to us Boomers in our stupider, better-looking...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 1, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Nov 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 10 comments | 1486 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 Shaneka, on Nov 6, 2014 at 3:47 am | 2 comments | 5323 Views

THE OBSERVER

Did "Union Boss Tim Sbranti play politics with child safety?"

I wrote my last blog (not counting my "I hate Halloween" blog), on a mailer accusing Catharine Baker of opposing Proposition 2. I just received a mailer accusing...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 1, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Nov 5, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 14 comments | 2526 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Veterans Day quest: Find photos of fallen Vietnam vets for 'Wall of Faces'

My father has never told me much about his time in Vietnam. What he has told me has to do with being assigned to the "reefer" (short for refrigerator) while everyone...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 4, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1443 Views

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 paul davidson, on Nov 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm | 43 comments | 4158 Views

ART SPACE

The Lost Art of Carquinez Scenic Drive

In The Painted Word, published in 1975, Tom Wolfe wrote about the trend in art away from representationalism and toward reductionism and, ultimately, ephemeralism. Forty...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Nov. 4, 2014
There are no comments yet. 340 Views
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Hayward NAACP officials threaten blog posters
By Tim Hunt | 21 comments | 1,887 views

Not so speedy trial
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 1,303 views

Duck!
By Tom Cushing | 6 comments | 434 views