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TIM TALK

More changes coming to ValleyCare

Sitting down for the first time with new ValleyCare CEO Scott Gregerson why the board liked him become very clear. Very intelligent; very high energy and clear...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Valley Doc, 19 minutes ago | 5 comments | 350 Views

TIM TALK

Planning the "Pleasanton way"

The government approval process in Pleasanton has been notorious as "the Pleasanton way." Sometimes, that results in good projects—other times the seemingly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by pleasantonwasnice40yearsago, 27 minutes ago | 11 comments | 854 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

PG&E: How does the piper pay?

Corporations are people, except when they're not. Four years after a natural gas inferno immolated eight people in their San Bruno homes, the Pacific Gas & Electric...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, 35 minutes ago | 2 comments | 321 Views

THE OBSERVER

Getting rid of an old toilet

Well the title of this says it all. It isn't glamorous but sometimes it is necessary to get rid of an old toilet. I've seen some that were turned into planters,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by resident, 3 hours ago | 7 comments | 376 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

David Brooks at his Best and Worst

David Brooks writes wonderful stuff when he speaks from his heart – it's a very good heart. Unfortunately, he doesn't live there full-time, and too often in his...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 13, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, 17 hours ago | 15 comments | 1100 Views

TIM TALK

Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, 23 hours ago | 50 comments | 1147 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities

May and June are important months for constructing college success at earlier grade levels. Most students think about standardized testing in the junior year, but...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 353 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age

(Note: In a rare triumph of propriety over punsmanship, I decided against calling this a 'Gay Rights Coming-out Party.' Don't get used to it.) In its perpetual...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 20, 2014 at 7:22 am | 40 comments | 1810 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!

Postpone the primaries, cancel the caucuses, stop the presses – we've got the consensus candidate for the President in 2016. There's a

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Apr 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm |
6 comments | 997 Views

THE OBSERVER

Practical not pretentious

I didn't attend the last City Council meeting when the latest plans for the City Hall were unveiled and discussed. I read the article in the Express with a drawing...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Apr 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm | 24 comments | 3712 Views

THE OBSERVER

A Norman Rockwell Town

I arranged to meet my friend Marci and her dad at 11:30 am yesterday at the Farmer's Market in Bishop Ranch. I was driving up Mangos to Montevideo and it was such...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 13, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 18, 2014 at 11:45 am | 7 comments | 1629 Views

THE OBSERVER

Spedowfski Announces run for Livermore City Council

Steven Spedowfski emailed me an announcement that he's running for the Livermore City Council. I know Steven Spedowfski, but I don't know much about Livermore....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sandy Barclay, on Apr 18, 2014 at 9:54 am | 1 comment | 882 Views

THE OBSERVER

410 Gregg Place for Sale

If anyone has been to a City Council meeting in the last 10 years, the address

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Donna, on Apr 16, 2014 at 2:21 pm |
6 comments | 2470 Views

ART SPACE

Be an Exhibitionist!

I just read an entertaining, informative, thought-provoking book that should be on the shelf of any artist, struggling or not. Show Your Work, by Austin Kleon,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by John Barry, on Apr 16, 2014 at 11:18 am | 5 comments | 306 Views

TIM TALK

StopWaste strives to stay in business

Updating a February post, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Stopwaste.org) is poised to skirt the spirit of the law and establish a fee for hazardous...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Pedal Power, on Apr 14, 2014 at 9:53 pm | 5 comments | 987 Views

TIM TALK

ValleyCare board chair speaks out

John Sensiba, chairman of the board of ValleyCare Health System, sat down this for an interview about the system and the recent departure of long-time CEO Marcy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Jack, on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:04 am | 13 comments | 8571 Views

THE OBSERVER

Recycled water and Distracted driving

I am frequently sent Press Releases from various organizations to publish in the San Ramon Express. My Editors and reporters are sent them too. When I was writing...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Apr 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm | 4 comments | 1062 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Voting Initiatives, for Reals this Time

A commenter recently suggested that I'd lost interest in voting as a blog topic. Apparently I had not responded quickly or relevantly enough to suit his 'druthers....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 6, 2014
Last comment by A. Picwerth, on Apr 12, 2014 at 7:51 am | 22 comments | 1593 Views

TIM TALK

Name the sports park for Ken Mercer

Pleasanton's parks and recreation commission will have the opportunity this week to celebrate the life of a man who gave hugely of his time and talent to help shape...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Dave, on Apr 11, 2014 at 9:15 am | 2 comments | 649 Views

THE OBSERVER

Cat Show in Pleasanton

I went to the 34th Annual Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show in Pleasanton on Sunday. The Cat Show is sponsored every year by the

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Apr 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm |
3 comments | 1117 Views
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Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!
By Tom Cushing | 6 comments | 997 views

Spedowfski Announces run for Livermore City Council
By Roz Rogoff | 1 comment | 882 views

Planning the "Pleasanton way"
By Tim Hunt | 11 comments | 854 views

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 353 views