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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

David Brooks at his Best and Worst

David Brooks writes wonderful stuff when he speaks from his heart – it's a very good heart. Unfortunately, he doesn't live there full-time, and too often in his...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 13, 2014
Last comment by Fiscally Conservative Republican, 20 minutes ago | 10 comments | 880 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!

Postpone the primaries, cancel the caucuses, stop the presses – we've got the consensus candidate for the President in 2016. There's a

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, 56 minutes ago |
6 comments | 393 Views

TIM TALK

Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Arlene Brooks, 1 hour ago | 26 comments | 796 Views

THE OBSERVER

Practical not pretentious

I didn't attend the last City Council meeting when the latest plans for the City Hall were unveiled and discussed. I read the article in the Express with a drawing...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, 4 hours ago | 24 comments | 3546 Views

THE OBSERVER

A Norman Rockwell Town

I arranged to meet my friend Marci and her dad at 11:30 am yesterday at the Farmer's Market in Bishop Ranch. I was driving up Mangos to Montevideo and it was such...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 13, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 1344 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age

(Note: In a rare triumph of propriety over punsmanship, I decided against calling this a 'Gay Rights Coming-out Party.' Don't get used to it.) In its perpetual...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, 8 hours ago | 39 comments | 1493 Views

THE OBSERVER

Spedowfski Announces run for Livermore City Council

Steven Spedowfski emailed me an announcement that he's running for the Livermore City Council. I know Steven Spedowfski, but I don't know much about Livermore....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sandy Barclay, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 432 Views

TIM TALK

Planning the "Pleasanton way"

The government approval process in Pleasanton has been notorious as "the Pleasanton way." Sometimes, that results in good projects—other times the seemingly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 17, 2014
There are no comments yet. 335 Views

THE OBSERVER

410 Gregg Place for Sale

If anyone has been to a City Council meeting in the last 10 years, the address

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Donna, on Apr 16, 2014 at 2:21 pm |
6 comments | 2426 Views

ART SPACE

Be an Exhibitionist!

I just read an entertaining, informative, thought-provoking book that should be on the shelf of any artist, struggling or not. Show Your Work, by Austin Kleon,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by John Barry, on Apr 16, 2014 at 11:18 am | 5 comments | 271 Views

TIM TALK

StopWaste strives to stay in business

Updating a February post, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Stopwaste.org) is poised to skirt the spirit of the law and establish a fee for hazardous...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Pedal Power, on Apr 14, 2014 at 9:53 pm | 5 comments | 966 Views

TIM TALK

ValleyCare board chair speaks out

John Sensiba, chairman of the board of ValleyCare Health System, sat down this for an interview about the system and the recent departure of long-time CEO Marcy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Jack, on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:04 am | 13 comments | 8493 Views

THE OBSERVER

Recycled water and Distracted driving

I am frequently sent Press Releases from various organizations to publish in the San Ramon Express. My Editors and reporters are sent them too. When I was writing...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Apr 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm | 4 comments | 1030 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Voting Initiatives, for Reals this Time

A commenter recently suggested that I'd lost interest in voting as a blog topic. Apparently I had not responded quickly or relevantly enough to suit his 'druthers....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 6, 2014
Last comment by A. Picwerth, on Apr 12, 2014 at 7:51 am | 22 comments | 1553 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 Dave, on Apr 11, 2014 at 9:15 am | 2 comments | 626 Views

THE OBSERVER

Cat Show in Pleasanton

I went to the 34th Annual Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show in Pleasanton on Sunday. The Cat Show is sponsored every year by the

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Apr 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm |
3 comments | 1082 Views

TIM TALK

Taxpayer-funded universal preschool is no panacea

Democrats ranging from President Obama to California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg to progressive New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have all been pushing ahead with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 10, 2014 at 9:38 am | 18 comments | 2002 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
There are no comments yet. 1141 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Kudos to the GOP on New Voting Initiatives

Fair-is-fair: at times, I have been critical of positions and tactics used by the Republicans – but when they do something that is an unconditionally Good Thing...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 23 comments | 2072 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 Markrobinson, on Apr 8, 2014 at 9:24 am | 8 comments | 4088 Views
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A Norman Rockwell Town
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 1,344 views

David Brooks at his Best and Worst
By Tom Cushing | 10 comments | 880 views

Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads
By Tim Hunt | 26 comments | 796 views

Be an Exhibitionist!
By John A. Barry | 5 comments | 271 views