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TIM TALK

Local residents setting the example by conserving water

The Livermore Valley's residents and businesses deserve recognition for the excellent job they collectively did in reducing water use last year. Pleasanton,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 24, 2015 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 257 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 Andres, on Apr 24, 2015 at 5:34 am | 28 comments | 6733 Views

THE OBSERVER

Dangers Underground

A PG&E gas line exploded in Fresno on Friday. The line apparently wasn't where it was supposed to be. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it was ". . . closer...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Derek, on Apr 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 5 comments | 661 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Fears for Tiers

In a much misunderstood ruling, a SoCal appellate court this week invalidated the particular tiered water rates established by the City of San Juan Capistrano (SJC)....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 23, 2015
There are no comments yet. 212 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Ballot Follies, and the great Candidate Challenge

Hark! For I have received my mail-in ballot for the Extra-special State Senate run-off election of May 19th. It is not to be confused with the Super Duper Measure...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 18, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 9 comments | 601 Views

TIM TALK

Major progress on unique housing proposal

Great news this week from the Sunflower Hill organization that has been working to develop a community for adults with special needs. School districts provide lots...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Nicole Dennis, on Apr 22, 2015 at 8:22 pm | 1 comment | 380 Views

TIM TALK

The air board gets an ear full from residents

Reading the coverage in the Tri-Valley Times of the Bay Area air board public meeting in Livermore last week, it was clear that those attending did not conceal their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Daniel Boone, on Apr 22, 2015 at 11:55 am | 9 comments | 1725 Views

THE OBSERVER

Tax Day

April 15th, also known as Tax Day, is coming up soon. If you haven't filed your 2014 Federal and State Income Tax forms by Wednesday, you will need to file an...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by LovelySun, on Apr 22, 2015 at 5:59 am | 3 comments | 423 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 GothBeer, on Apr 22, 2015 at 5:58 am | 7 comments | 2426 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Habeas Chimpus

or, A Legal Ray of Hope on the Planet, for the Apes Okay, so my new movie titles may not impress Hollywood, but what happened in a Manhattan courtroom...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by MrGoe, on Apr 22, 2015 at 5:56 am | 1 comment | 272 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Getting the Most Out of Your Summer Experiences

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides families through the complex world of college admission. She helps students identify college majors and career paths, develops good...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by MsJulle, on Apr 22, 2015 at 5:52 am | 1 comment | 368 Views

THE OBSERVER

Exchange Club Essay Contest Deadline

This is a reminder to any and all High School students who are interested in American History and would like to win a Scholarship for $500 to $1500, the deadline...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Jose, on Apr 22, 2015 at 5:49 am | 5 comments | 382 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Indiana Bakery: On-line Customer Application

The Hoosier Daddy, a Cakery for discriminating tastes On-Line Customer Convenience Application (PCs only – does not work...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 17, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 38 comments | 1600 Views

TIM TALK

Better financial times ahead for ValleyCare thanks to Stanford merger

I can imagine there were smiles all around when state Attorney General Kamala Harris signed off on the Stanford Health Care acquisition of ValleyCare Health System. Assuming...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 606 Views

TIM TALK

Time to revise rebates for electric cars

State Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) has a great idea. He proposes limiting the state rebates on electric vehicles to cars priced at $40,000 or less. Currently,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by CJ, on Apr 15, 2015 at 10:13 am | 10 comments | 1332 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 Charlescolin, on Apr 15, 2015 at 2:13 am | 7 comments | 3047 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Our fathers, who wert in boardrooms

Was the concept of the United States as a fundamentally Christian nation sold to us by the folks who brought us Better Things for Better Living? A forthcoming...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:55 pm | 7 comments | 5213 Views

THE OBSERVER

Catupuncture

One of my cats has been looking unhappy for the last few months. She's also put back some of the weight she lost last year. She will be 12 years old in June. {IMG...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Apr 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm | 2 comments | 988 Views

TIM TALK

Two men I never met who touched my life

The deaths this past week of two public figures—one a broadcaster and one a pastor-- brought back fond memories of how both had touched my lives. The broadcaster...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 7, 2015
There are no comments yet. 670 Views

TIM TALK

Governor establishes unprecedented mandatory water restrictions

The governor made official this week what most observers already knew—the state is facing an unprecedented challenge with the drought. For the first time in 75...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Rhel, on Apr 6, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 7 comments | 1516 Views
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Dangers Underground
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 661 views

Major progress on unique housing proposal
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 380 views

Getting the Most Out of Your Summer Experiences
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 368 views