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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 Tom Cushing, 6 hours ago | 31 comments | 903 Views

TIM TALK

Political posturing about water

Former Pleasanton City Councilmen Matt Sullivan and Tom Pico wrote an opinion piece in the Pleasanton Weekly last week that engaged in some rhetoric that I thought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by john, 8 hours ago | 4 comments | 693 Views

ART SPACE

trAction Painting Summer Camp

In the nearly three years since I created trAction Painting, my works have been solo efforts, with much appreciated help from assistants. Employing bikes, skates,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 25, 2014 at 1:28 am | 1 comment | 81 Views

TIM TALK

What about the annual housing cap?

Conveniently timed for an election year, a new group has sprung up in Pleasanton determined to reverse the city's rezoning of some parcels last year. The city...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Arnold, on Jul 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 3 comments | 339 Views

THE OBSERVER

Backpacked with care is back

I'm turning over my blog this week to Esther Lucas, Gary Lucas, and Nicole Blazin for their Backpacked with Care Project. I've donated backpacks and school supplies...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 2 comments | 384 Views

TIM TALK

Tough new rules on water are necessary

Media reports abounded this week after the state water board established firm new regulations to put some teeth to its message that the state is locked in a drought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:48 am | 12 comments | 1178 Views

TIM TALK

A necessary, but large budget hit for schools

School districts received a healthy boost in funding with the 2014-15 budget that Governor Brown signed last month. There was another important change so teachers...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Arnold, on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm | 25 comments | 1261 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Who, exactly, is the clown here?

Clowns are a sure-fire leed. As an unabashed fan of Steven Sondheim,* I was drawn to the title of Maureen Dowd's recent column in the NYTimes:

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm |
32 comments | 1870 Views

THE OBSERVER

Circumstances without Pomp

Twelve years ago, when the "Gang of Three" was the voting majority on the San Ramon City Council, they had lofty ideals about a Civic Center with a 1200 seat theater,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 19, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 1083 Views

THE OBSERVER

Saving Water

As some of my readers know I have a rainwater collection system for watering my drought tolerant front yard in the summer and for washing laundry year-round. I...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 19, 2014 at 3:18 pm | 4 comments | 772 Views

THE OBSERVER

Off My Meds

Usually when someone asks, "Are you off your meds?" it means the person has been acting a little strange or hyper or irritable. Well I have been popping off lately....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 13, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jul 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm | 7 comments | 1003 Views

TIM TALK

Hurray--an agreement to continue Bankhead Theater performances

Many Livermore residents as well as cultural arts lovers throughout the valley are celebrating that the city and Alameda County have figured out a path forward to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Dusty Dog, on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm | 3 comments | 639 Views

TIM TALK

What will $20 million do to lessen congestion?

Following up on the post about the Alameda County transportation sales tax extension, it allocates $20 million to analyze and upgrade the Interstate 580/680 interchange. Compar...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Jul 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm | 4 comments | 821 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
There are no comments yet. 282 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 Tim Hunt, on Jul 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm | 4 comments | 957 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Tenures After (Vergara) Part 2: the opinion

When a state trial court judge opens his Opinion by quoting from the momentous Brown v. Board of Education case, you know he must have big things on his mind....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2014
There are no comments yet. 531 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Tenures After (Vergara), Part 1

Hello again – I needed a break from all things bloggery, and am much refreshed. Since I penned my latest ode to the A's, little seems to have changed in...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 853 Views

THE OBSERVER

Parks Commission Appointments

I attended the Parks and Community Services Commission meeting tonight. I have not attended many City meetings in the last few years. I don't like to go out at...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 9, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1123 Views

THE OBSERVER

He drives at night

I need a blog break from the Tassajara Valley cemetery and the nasty comments that accompanied it. My sister Alice and her husband David live in San Francisco....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 9, 2014 at 11:40 am | 8 comments | 1312 Views

THE OBSERVER

Opinions

In my last blog on the Gripe Fest over the cemetery in Tassajara Valley, Ken Feinstein, a resident of Dougherty Valley who opposes the cemetery, questioned my...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Jul 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 11 comments | 1356 Views
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Circumstances without Pomp
By Roz Rogoff | 3 comments | 1,083 views

‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 31 comments | 903 views

Political posturing about water
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 693 views

trAction Painting Summer Camp
By John A. Barry | 1 comment | 81 views