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PRESSING ISSUES

Any questions for Pleasanton mayoral, council candidates?

The Pleasanton Weekly and TV30 will host two free and public forums for Pleasanton mayoral and City Council candidates starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. We...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by question, 25 minutes ago | 2 comments | 72 Views

TIM TALK

Demographics present challenges for Livermore

Thinking back to the Tri-Valley Mayor's Summit last Wednesday that I moderated, someone in the audience posed a question about poverty in the Tri-Valley and what...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, 5 hours ago | 14 comments | 1272 Views

TIM TALK

New turf grass for landscaping?

Given the brown lawns that abound in Pleasanton, it was stunning Tuesday afternoon to see lots of fresh green turf being laid in front of what will be a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 277 Views

THE OBSERVER

Me, Mother & Eleanor Roosevelt

I've been watching "The Roosevelts" on PBS and I remembered almost meeting Mrs. Roosevelt many years ago. I thought I might write my blog about it, so I called...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, 20 hours ago | 10 comments | 1709 Views

THE OBSERVER

Who wants to move to San Ramon?

I received a phone call yesterday from a Real Estate Agent who asked me if I know anyone who wants to move to San Ramon. That question is a little bit like "Who...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 965 Views

TIM TALK

Cell phone conundrum

Since cell phones have become commonplace, plenty of business people have abandoned land lines completely in favor of the convenience of the phone in their pocket. Generally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by WOW MR. HUNT, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 217 Views

THE OBSERVER

Why we need the Water Bond

Four years ago I attended a presentation at the Carr America Center on the Water Bond that was proposed for the 2010 ballot. I was running for the Dublin San Ramon...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Sep 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm | 13 comments | 902 Views

TIM TALK

Senate leader ensures gas prices will climb come January

Legislative sessions routinely produce winners and losers. The environmental community focused on fossil fuels and the bogeyman of climate change has been celebrating...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chemist, on Sep 29, 2014 at 8:44 am | 3 comments | 530 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

November Ballot Prop 2 – Devils or Angels in the Details?

This year's Prop 2* is proof that there's no good, simple idea that can't be made complicated if you study it long enough. Former Speaker/Prop author Perez claimed...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 27, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Sep 28, 2014 at 6:07 pm | 2 comments | 1084 Views

TIM TALK

Good news for downtown Livermore and the performing arts

Arts lovers throughout the Livermore Valley are celebrating this week after the city of Livermore and Alameda County stepped up to preserve the Bankhead Theater...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1117 Views

THE OBSERVER

Calendars, I get Calendars

It's calendar season again. Does anyone remember the Andy Williams show when he would introduce the request section with a little ditty, "Letters, I get letters,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 27, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Sep 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 5 comments | 763 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

“…and all I ask of dyin’, is to go naturally” *

We don't die well in America -- treating it as a tragedy to be avoided, rather than as a natural inevitability that ought to make every healthy moment consciously...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Diane, on Sep 26, 2014 at 3:17 pm | 16 comments | 2127 Views

TIM TALK

Measure BB could pay to connect Dublin Boulevard to Livermore

Some interesting news emerged from the Tri-Valley Mayor's Summit at the Blackhawk Museum Wednesday where I served as moderator. After consultation with the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 9 comments | 1744 Views

THE OBSERVER

Moving to Maine, Maybe

On Saturday I went to the Emergency Preparedness Fair at Central Park. My friend Sally drove. She reminded me to take my walker. I don't like to use the walker,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Sep 22, 2014 at 8:12 pm | 7 comments | 1171 Views

TIM TALK

Smith responds to water penalty for previous vacant house

A comment in response to an earlier post about water rationing in Pleasanton called into question the city's decision to charge penalties on a house that had...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Vishyp, on Sep 22, 2014 at 8:37 am | 5 comments | 1254 Views

THE OBSERVER

Lulu is back home!!!!

On Tuesday Eliana Caimanque took Lulu to the Sage Center for Veterinary Specialty in Dublin for the surgery to repair her...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Lynne (>'.'<), on Sep 20, 2014 at 2:37 am | 8 comments | 1081 Views

TIM TALK

A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer

Pleasanton's leadership tends to prioritize process over its progress with little regard to how long it takes to accomplish anything. Yet, it's interesting to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 1087 Views

ART SPACE

Wheels for Meals on Wheels

It's refreshing and invigorating to find people who support your artistic efforts. I have found such a person in Jennifer Perlmutter, owner of the Jennifer Perlmutter...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Sep. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 342 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Student Loans That Make Sense

The wide availability of student loans in the US reflects the value our nation places on access to higher education. As a college admission counselor, I have worked...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Rebeca, on Sep 15, 2014 at 1:22 am | 10 comments | 7575 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

” … and my friend here will have the kibble."

Sutter Brown strikes again. Hounded by pet lovers' dogged determination,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:42 am | 14 comments | 1957 Views
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Good news for downtown Livermore and the performing arts
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 1,117 views

November Ballot Prop 2 – Devils or Angels in the Details?
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 1,084 views

Who wants to move to San Ramon?
By Roz Rogoff | 1 comment | 965 views

Any questions for Pleasanton mayoral, council candidates?
By Gina Channell-Allen | 2 comments | 72 views