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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

More Banks, More Billions, but Bupkes in the Brig. Rinse, repeat. (Part One)

Banks sell money. They may sell you your mortgage money, for a price, or underwrite your car purchase. In the global marketplace, some big banks trade countries'...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, 19 minutes ago | 7 comments | 275 Views

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
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, 32 minutes ago | 18 comments | 1334 Views

THE OBSERVER

Bidding My Training Dept. Goodbye

I was laid off from my job as a Tech Writer for Relevant Business Systems, a software company in Bishop Ranch, on the last day of 2002. Other employees had been...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, 6 hours ago | 5 comments | 1093 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Thrill

They say the death of an old man is not a tragedy, and I think that's true in BB King's case. He passed away peacefully in his sleep last night, in hospice...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 631 Views

TIM TALK

"Swirling" to earn college credit

When Las Positas President Barry Russell spoke to the Pleasanton Men's Club this month, I learned a new term "swirl." It describes students, struggling to earn...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Babs Johnson, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 316 Views

TIM TALK

Mark Twain drinking wine?

Politicians and pundits alike love to bring Mark Twain's name into the debates about water here in California. Speaking to water managers earlier this month in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 26, 2015
There are no comments yet. 123 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The fish that eats California

It's not the delta smelt. Nor the salmon – it's the carp. Indeed, the actions of one species present California with its biggest challenges in coping with...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 9, 2015
Last comment by StudentA, 20 hours ago | 11 comments | 770 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 Spyphonemax, 20 hours ago | 39 comments | 7185 Views

ART SPACE

Speed Painting

How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Stark, on May 25, 2015 at 4:02 am | 2 comments | 219 Views

THE OBSERVER

Rails to Trails

In 1989 I lost a lot of weight. Over a period of 3 years, from 1989 to 1992 I dropped about 150 lbs. from almost 300 to just under 150. I lost the first 90 lbs....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by vanessagallo, on May 24, 2015 at 11:56 pm | 1 comment | 264 Views

THE OBSERVER

Back from Maine

I returned from my visit to Maine Wednesday afternoon. It took a day for me to get readjusted to the time change and California weather. I picked up my cats from...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 21, 2015 at 2:04 am | 6 comments | 788 Views

TIM TALK

Drought forcing water agencies to tap emergency supplies

The four-year California drought is forcing water agencies to dip deep into their reserve and emergency plans. Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utilities District,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by WritersPerHour.com, on May 21, 2015 at 1:55 am | 2 comments | 489 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
Last comment by marksteve, on May 20, 2015 at 4:03 am | 7 comments | 1352 Views

THE OBSERVER

Election Day

I voted at 10:45 this morning. The poll workers said the turn out so far was disappointing. The turnout was better for the Primary in March. I vote at Walt...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 20, 2015 at 1:32 am | 1 comment | 481 Views

THE OBSERVER

Exchange Club Essay Contest Deadline

This is a reminder to any and all High School students who are interested in American History and would like to win a Scholarship for $500 to $1500, the deadline...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Alison, on May 19, 2015 at 11:57 pm | 7 comments | 652 Views

TIM TALK

Election day is here, at last

Hurray. Election Day is finally here for the 7th Senate District and our mail boxes and telephones can use a break when those who choose to vote will decide which...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 438 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 Mubin Naser, on May 15, 2015 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 1765 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

BradyGate

Our national bloodsport has thrown itself for another loss. In the past, I've followed it, played it avidly to the tune of four-months in a cast, but more...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on May 15, 2015 at 9:34 am | 2 comments | 224 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Whither the 215?

No, not the highway connecting Riverside to Temecula (complete with SoCal's semantic "the" affectation), we're talking here about Section 215 of the USA Patriot...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 538 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Join in the College Crowd

Whenever you visit a college campus, especially for the first time, keep in mind that getting around is as important as looking around. You might be blown away by...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by kibe, on May 14, 2015 at 12:23 am | 6 comments | 4190 Views
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More Banks, More Billions, but Bupkes in the Brig. Rinse, repeat. (Part One)
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 275 views

Speed Painting
By John A. Barry | 2 comments | 219 views