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THE OBSERVER

Lulu is back home!!!!

On Tuesday Eliana Caimanque took Lulu to the Sage Center for Veterinary Specialty in Dublin for the surgery to repair her...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Karen, 9 minutes ago | 5 comments | 758 Views

TIM TALK

Senate leader ensures gas prices will climb come January

Legislative sessions routinely produce winners and losers. The environmental community focused on fossil fuels and the bogeyman of climate change has been celebrating...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Bill, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 250 Views

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Moving to Maine, Maybe

On Saturday I went to the Emergency Preparedness Fair at Central Park. My friend Sally drove. She reminded me to take my walker. I don't like to use the walker,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 222 Views

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A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer

Pleasanton's leadership tends to prioritize process over its progress with little regard to how long it takes to accomplish anything. Yet, it's interesting to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 930 Views

ART SPACE

Wheels for Meals on Wheels

It's refreshing and invigorating to find people who support your artistic efforts. I have found such a person in Jennifer Perlmutter, owner of the Jennifer Perlmutter...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Sep. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 90 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Student Loans That Make Sense

The wide availability of student loans in the US reflects the value our nation places on access to higher education. As a college admission counselor, I have worked...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Rebeca, on Sep 15, 2014 at 1:22 am | 10 comments | 6341 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

and my friend here will have the kibble."

Sutter Brown strikes again. Hounded by pet lovers' dogged determination,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:42 am | 14 comments | 1648 Views

TIM TALK

Challenging night ahead for school trustees

It likely will be a tough night for the Pleasanton school trustees this evening when they discuss whether to reverse their earlier decision to establish a new...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Pedal Power, on Sep 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm | 4 comments | 563 Views

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Answering questions from my last blog on the cemetery

My last blog on Vice Mayor Phil O'Loane's objections to the cemetery in Tassajara Valley brought out some comments that I want to reply to. My answers are long...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 82 comments | 2003 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Bandwidth and the spinning wheel: Net neutrality

Have you seen it? As you've been perusing your favorite websites today, have you noticed the "spinning wheel of doom?" Today is "Internet Slowdown Day," initiated...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:14 am | 4 comments | 1186 Views

TIM TALK

Smith responds to water penalty for previous vacant house

A comment in response to an earlier post about water rationing in Pleasanton called into question the city's decision to charge penalties on a house that had...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by J Yee, on Sep 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm | 4 comments | 1121 Views

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From Cemetery to Supervisor?

What is Vice Mayor Phil O'Loane up to now? Is he planning to run for Contra Costa County Supervisor? It sure looks that way with the pied piper of Dougherty Valley...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 6, 2014
Last comment by winres, on Sep 8, 2014 at 11:49 am | 12 comments | 672 Views

ART SPACE

At the Gate

Dr. Christine Hartman's day job is at Livermore Labs, where she is deputy director of the Mission Opportunities Office. In that capacity, she helps...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Sep. 7, 2014
There are no comments yet. 186 Views

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Buttermilk?

What ever happened to buttermilk? I mean the liquid left over after churning cream into butter. There is something in the supermarkets called "Buttermilk," but...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cholo , on Sep 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm | 1 comment | 909 Views

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A Visit from Lulu

Eliana Caimanque and Lulu came over to my house for a visit last Sunday afternoon. Eliana had Lulu's fluffy mane shaved down, so she looked very smooth and sleek....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm | 7 comments | 1141 Views

TIM TALK

New heights for NIMBYs

Many San Ramon Valley residents are taking NIMBY (Not in my back yard) attitudes to new heights. An estimated 450 people gathered last weekend to protest against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Sep 3, 2014 at 8:52 am | 29 comments | 1830 Views

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A bad week for state Senators

California state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is having a really bad week. Steinberg took over the leadership five years ago when former leader Don Perata was...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by Megan White, on Sep 3, 2014 at 6:08 am | 3 comments | 961 Views

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Center expands outreach program

The Valley Pregnancy Center, which has served women for more than 25 years, is continue to expand its effects to reach more women dealing with unplanned pregnancies. ...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm | 1 comment | 613 Views

THE OBSERVER

Earthquake Insurance

I've written before that I tend to be a late owl. I stay up to 2 am and sleep until 10 am. More recently I've been staying up to 3 or 4 am. Yup I was on my computer...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Sep 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm | 4 comments | 927 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

When those covering the news become the news

Hats off to my friends and former colleagues at the Napa Valley Register! The building that has housed the Register for decades...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Oliver Heaviside, on Sep 1, 2014 at 9:00 am | 1 comment | 1066 Views
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A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 930 views

Lulu is back home!!!!
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 758 views

Wheels for Meals on Wheels
By John A. Barry | 0 comments | 90 views