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THE OBSERVER

Is Steve Glazer going to the dogs?

Well, yes, in a way. Dr. Jim Delano of the Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center is hosting a "meet and greet on behalf of Steve at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Clinic, 2000...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 4, 2015
There are no comments yet. 103 Views

TIM TALK

Skin cancer rates soaring as Baby Boomers age

Visiting the dermatologist this week, I was surprised to learn that the physician had worked me into his schedule because routine appointment were booked for the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 4 comments | 662 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Begging to Differ

From our publication's doom-n-gloom department comes a report in brother Tim's blog that three 'economists' have ranked California near the bottom among states for...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 3, 2015
There are no comments yet. 343 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Kingsman is dead. Long Live the Kingsmen!

The music world lost a legend this week. The artist (who claimed rock royalty, but was never known as Prince) may have peaked early, but he was a survivor -- in...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by anony, on May 2, 2015 at 5:54 pm | 6 comments | 244 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Internet, Über alles?

At first, the new services seemed like a charming idea, colored a slightly subversive shade: why take a surly, tardy cab ride for a bloated fee when Uber or Lyft...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 2, 2015 at 7:33 am | 6 comments | 462 Views

THE OBSERVER

The knives come out

The political knives are coming out in the mail to carve up Glazer and Bonilla. I don't get as many anti-Bonilla fliers, probably because I'm registered Republican...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 26, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm | 14 comments | 888 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 D loansmob, on May 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 38 comments | 25548 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

In flagrante de Oh No!

The law professor helpfully dashed-off an early morning e-note to her students – "Here's a good article on briefs," then pasted the URL, signed-off and moved-on...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Tsar Head, on Apr 30, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 5 comments | 320 Views

THE OBSERVER

School of Rock

Someone with the initials JB is applying for a Minor Use Permit to put a "School of Rock" in the Market Place Shopping Center. No this isn't the plotline of a...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 330 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 henryrodes, on Apr 29, 2015 at 9:38 am | 31 comments | 6860 Views

TIM TALK

Lack of supply sends rents and housing prices soaring

A banner headline recently proclaimed "Job growth fuels home prices." Other headlines have reported soaring prices for rentals in many Bay Area communities. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 397 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Habeas Chimpus

or, A Legal Ray of Hope on the Planet, for the Apes Okay, so my new movie titles may not impress Hollywood, but what happened in a Manhattan courtroom...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by all animals have rights, on Apr 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm | 2 comments | 420 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Taking SAT Subject Tests: Greater Flexibility or More Murkiness

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 Apr. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 495 Views

TIM TALK

Major progress on unique housing proposal

Great news this week from the Sunflower Hill organization that has been working to develop a community for adults with special needs. School districts provide lots...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 25, 2015 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 614 Views

TIM TALK

Local residents setting the example by conserving water

The Livermore Valley's residents and businesses deserve recognition for the excellent job they collectively did in reducing water use last year. Pleasanton,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 24, 2015 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 518 Views

THE OBSERVER

Dangers Underground

A PG&E gas line exploded in Fresno on Friday. The line apparently wasn't where it was supposed to be. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it was ". . . closer...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Derek, on Apr 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 5 comments | 832 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Fears for Tiers

In a much misunderstood ruling, a SoCal appellate court this week invalidated the particular tiered water rates established by the City of San Juan Capistrano (SJC)....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 23, 2015
There are no comments yet. 479 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Ballot Follies, and the great Candidate Challenge

Hark! For I have received my mail-in ballot for the Extra-special State Senate run-off election of May 19th. It is not to be confused with the Super Duper Measure...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 18, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 9 comments | 772 Views

TIM TALK

The air board gets an ear full from residents

Reading the coverage in the Tri-Valley Times of the Bay Area air board public meeting in Livermore last week, it was clear that those attending did not conceal their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Daniel Boone, on Apr 22, 2015 at 11:55 am | 9 comments | 2207 Views

THE OBSERVER

Tax Day

April 15th, also known as Tax Day, is coming up soon. If you haven't filed your 2014 Federal and State Income Tax forms by Wednesday, you will need to file an...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by LovelySun, on Apr 22, 2015 at 5:59 am | 3 comments | 504 Views
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Skin cancer rates soaring as Baby Boomers age
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 662 views

Begging to Differ
By Tom Cushing | 0 comments | 343 views

School of Rock
By Roz Rogoff | 0 comments | 330 views