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ART SPACE

Summer Camp, Day 2: Rolling

Today we migrate from the confines of a classroom setting to canvas-clad asphalt. Our 12 x 7-foot blank sheet sits atop a 21 x 12 canvas working surface. I open...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 29, 2014
There are no comments yet. 44 Views

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, 11 hours ago | 41 comments | 1281 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 Jan Hersh, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 147 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Be a sport: Send us your youth sports news, scores and photos

Sorry I haven't written a blog in a while, but I actually have been doing a lot of writing ... and submitting a lot of

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 29, 2014
There are no comments yet. 173 Views

ART SPACE

Summer Camp, Day 1

We start painting in earnest tomorrow. Today was preliminaries: asking 14 kids in attendance about art in general; showing them some examples—e.g., landscapes...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by vicky r., 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 65 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 sknywench, on Jul 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 7 comments | 877 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 Tom Cushing, on Jul 28, 2014 at 8:40 am | 5 comments | 929 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Fifty Ways to Craze Your Donors

-- with apologies to Paul Simon; he deserves better The problem's all over my inbox, it seems to me I'm being deluged with funding crap from DNC I'd like...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 442 Views

THE OBSERVER

DSRSD's Kohnen Scholarship on Hold

I called Sue Stephenson at the Dublin-San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) in May to find out if anyone applied for the James B. Kohnen $2000 College Scholarship....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 605 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Name Game

Before reading this blog, you may wish to read-through the recent D/SRX Town Square comments on banning single-use shopping bags.

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 26, 2014
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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 | 563 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 | 1297 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 | 1291 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 | 1906 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 | 1135 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 | 796 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 | 1036 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 | 665 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 | 896 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
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 41 comments | 1,281 views

What about the annual housing cap?
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 929 views

DSRSD's Kohnen Scholarship on Hold
By Roz Rogoff | 0 comments | 605 views

Be a sport: Send us your youth sports news, scores and photos
By Gina Channell-Allen | 0 comments | 173 views

trAction Painting Summer Camp
By John A. Barry | 3 comments | 147 views