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TIM TALK

A busy, busy weekend to close the county fair

That Friday semi-holiday last week felt so strange. Checking out the traffic reports on the early morning news, you could cruise through the Bay Bridge toll gates...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2015
There are no comments yet. 22 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 angelanaa, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 981 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 KimJenkins055, 7 hours ago | 49 comments | 7871 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 Ahmed Farhan, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 3511 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Ethics of Writing College Application Essays

Understanding some fundamentals about the essays colleges ask students to submit with their applications can help you make more informed decisions about getting...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 179 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

'General Lee' banned; political correctness gone too far?

TV Land has dropped reruns of "The Dukes of Hazzard," one of the most popular shows in the early 1980s. The reason cited is the Confederate Flag is painted on the...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, 13 hours ago | 9 comments | 809 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Kentucky Gubernatorial Derby

For those who believe that the intertubes, and social media in particular, may become a small-d-democratizing counter-weight to campaign gazillion$, there's...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 1495 Views

TIM TALK

Time to move on

Call it the five-year itch or maybe seeing the writing on the wall, but it should have been little surprise that Pleasanton schools' chief, Parvin Ahmadi, is moving...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by lordloans, on Jul 6, 2015 at 6:39 am | 2 comments | 1622 Views

TIM TALK

Special session to tackle two key issues

With a comfortable budget behind them, lawmakers and Gov. Brown will turn their attention to two critical programs that are chronically under-funded in a special...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by JohnRNace, on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:20 am | 5 comments | 626 Views

THE OBSERVER

Bidding my Maverick Bye-Bye

I took my old Maverick into Diablo Motors this morning to sell on consignment. I was looking at a Dodge Durango there last week, but decided I really want a pickup...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by wolfie94566, on Jul 5, 2015 at 1:23 pm | 6 comments | 775 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Dogfather's Annual Fourth of July Plea (cue Scott McKenzie)

Some guy who styles himself The Dogfather asked me for the favor of publishing this doggerel -- set to Scott McKenzie's...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by good info, on Jul 5, 2015 at 10:33 am |
1 comment | 381 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Catharine Baker works the room

As a sequel to an earlier missive (Catharine Baker leads the witness), today's...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 27, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 4, 2015 at 11:27 am | 1 comment | 543 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Heart of the Constitution

"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 3, 2015 at 10:21 am | 25 comments | 819 Views

TIM TALK

A lesson in philanthrophy

Serial tech entrepreneur Sean Parker announced formation of his foundation and was featured in a major Wall Street Journal piece last week. He cited the "hacker...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 414 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Can You Get a Job with That?

In his presentation "Can You Get a Job with That?" Stuart Nachbar, noted education writer and college counselor states "A good school does good by its students."...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by Hack facebook password, on Jul 2, 2015 at 2:58 am | 13 comments | 3095 Views

TIM TALK

Interesting choice by Pleasanton school trustees

When Pleasanton schools chief Parvin Ahmadi departs next week for the top job at the Castro Valley school district, there will be a familiar figure at the helm...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by bradshawjenniferr@gmail.com, on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 3 comments | 744 Views

TIM TALK

Major change due to higher education

With the costs of higher education soaring faster than health insurance costs, look for disruptive changes across the higher education establishment. Many will...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by JohhnyDepp, on Jul 1, 2015 at 3:54 am | 19 comments | 4954 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 Stain Max, on Jun 30, 2015 at 9:35 pm | 2 comments | 2072 Views

THE OBSERVER

I Stand with Rand

That's the best political slogan since "I like Ike," in 1952. Rand Paul isn't the typical conservative Republican. In fact when his dad, Ron Paul, ran for...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jun 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 36 comments | 1530 Views

TIM TALK

Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand

Since it was approved in the 1982, Hacienda Business Park has consistently evolved to accommodate changing market conditions. As General Manager James Paxson told...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Albert, on Jun 29, 2015 at 11:48 pm | 2 comments | 59140 Views
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The Kentucky Gubernatorial Derby
By Tom Cushing | 1 comment | 1,495 views

'General Lee' banned; political correctness gone too far?
By Gina Channell-Allen | 9 comments | 809 views

When Students Consider Non-Portfolio Design Schools
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 542 views