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THE OBSERVER

Mark Meuser is dropping out of the election

I received this email from Mark Meuser, the Republican candidate in the special election for Mark DeSaulnier's seat in the California State Senate District 7....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 1264 Views

THE OBSERVER

Insuring your laterals

I was going to write my blog on Steve Glazer running in the special election for State Senate, but

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Bill, 5 hours ago |
1 comment | 684 Views

TIM TALK

A rare demolition in Pleasanton

Seeing buildings remodeled for different tenants has been common in Pleasanton for the last number of years, but seeing one torn down is unusual. That's the case...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 655 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The ‘Free’ Community College Forum

One of the more intriguing concepts floated by The Prez* in his recent State of the Union speech touts 'free' community college as a smart 21st century public investment...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:22 am | 7 comments | 1842 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 alicejohn, on Jan 28, 2015 at 3:16 am | 1 comment | 2755 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Selma Soliloquy

I got to see the movie 'Selma,' recently. It's an important film, lest those events and dynamics fade from our national consciousness. I recall as a teen...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 27, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 10 comments | 1658 Views

TIM TALK

New wrinkles in the race for 7th Senate

The race to fill the final two years of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier's state Senate term took a major turn when a third Democrat, Steve Glazer of Orinda, filed for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 736 Views

DOING COLLEGE

5 TopTips to Tackle The UC Essays

Seniors all over the country are busy writing their college application essays. Juniors will be doing the same task next year. Students applying to the UC are...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by albertroger, on Jan 27, 2015 at 3:27 am | 4 comments | 2408 Views

THE OBSERVER

Cleaning my PC or cleaning my wallet?

**** NOTE: SEE MY UPDATE TO THIS IN MY REPLY TO ED BELOW **** Monday was a day where everything that could go wrong did, combined with there's a sucker born every...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Brad, on Jan 26, 2015 at 4:57 pm | 15 comments | 1669 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 Kessy Jenry, on Jan 25, 2015 at 11:16 pm | 8 comments | 5669 Views

TIM TALK

Swalwell running for Congress again, will pass on Senate campaign

Congressman Eric Swalwell ended any speculation that he would run for the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer by emailing supporters Wednesday that he's...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jan 25, 2015 at 11:56 am | 3 comments | 1454 Views

TIM TALK

Boxer's retirement creates a political scramble

Now that California's junior Senator, Barbara Boxer, has formally announced her retirement, the jockeying for her job has started. Attorney General Kamala Harris...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jan 22, 2015 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 1047 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Genghis Chron, Part 2 of 3: Choices

As Genghis collie was reasonably comfortable, coping with his leg injury in the short run, we did not avail ourselves of unfamiliar emergency vet services that weekend....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 11, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 20, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 2288 Views

THE OBSERVER

Common Sense for California

The race is on to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Mark DeSaulnier's election to Congress last year. Two Democrats and one Republican are running. Rep. Joan...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jan 20, 2015 at 10:30 am | 9 comments | 2968 Views

TIM TALK

Reversing course on Tuesday

Tuesday was a time of reconsideration. In the morning, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors formally rescinded the 33 percent pay raise they had given...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 20, 2015 at 7:23 am | 6 comments | 2179 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Genghis Chron: a Tribute in Three Parts

The strapping young Border Collie at her front door made it clear to me: I would not pass. He'd only been resident with my former wife for a week (albeit long enough...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 15 comments | 1653 Views

TIM TALK

The governor touts his $68 billion boondoggle

When it comes to the environment, the sometimes pragmatic Gov. Jerry Brown seems to check his brain before deciding policy. Several examples from his inaugural...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:20 pm | 4 comments | 1497 Views

THE OBSERVER

Lucky for Life

Many years ago I opened a fortune cookie with the message "You will be lucky for life." I always trust fortune cookies as the most reliable predictor of the future....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jan 11, 2015 at 9:36 pm | 5 comments | 1665 Views

ART SPACE

Peinture trAction

My effort to show solidarity with the French people....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jan. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 224 Views

TIM TALK

Our paradoxical Governor

You have to hand it to Gov. Jerry Brown. Monday morning, he was sworn in for a record fourth term (the term limits law was passed after he left office after his...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jan 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm | 7 comments | 973 Views
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The ‘Free’ Community College Forum
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 1,842 views

Mark Meuser is dropping out of the election
By Roz Rogoff | 8 comments | 1,264 views

New wrinkles in the race for 7th Senate
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 736 views