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ART SPACE

Speed Painting

How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Bj, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 97 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
There are no comments yet. 121 Views

THE OBSERVER

Back from Maine

I returned from my visit to Maine Wednesday afternoon. It took a day for me to get readjusted to the time change and California weather. I picked up my cats from...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 21, 2015 at 2:04 am | 6 comments | 653 Views

TIM TALK

Drought forcing water agencies to tap emergency supplies

The four-year California drought is forcing water agencies to dip deep into their reserve and emergency plans. Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utilities District,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by WritersPerHour.com, on May 21, 2015 at 1:55 am | 2 comments | 449 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Taking SAT Subject Tests: Greater Flexibility or More Murkiness

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides college, transfer and graduate school applicants through the complex world of admission. Elizabeth helps students identify majors...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by marksteve, on May 20, 2015 at 4:03 am | 7 comments | 1251 Views

THE OBSERVER

Election Day

I voted at 10:45 this morning. The poll workers said the turn out so far was disappointing. The turnout was better for the Primary in March. I vote at Walt...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 20, 2015 at 1:32 am | 1 comment | 274 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 Alison, on May 19, 2015 at 11:57 pm | 7 comments | 623 Views

TIM TALK

Election day is here, at last

Hurray. Election Day is finally here for the 7th Senate District and our mail boxes and telephones can use a break when those who choose to vote will decide which...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 248 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 kate john, on May 19, 2015 at 1:02 am | 38 comments | 7127 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Thrill

They say the death of an old man is not a tragedy, and I think that's true in BB King's case. He passed away peacefully in his sleep last night, in hospice...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on May 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm | 2 comments | 506 Views

THE OBSERVER

Is Steve Glazer going to the dogs?

Well, yes, in a way. Dr. Jim Delano of the Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center is hosting a "meet and greet on behalf of Steve at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Clinic, 2000...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 16, 2015 at 6:46 pm | 16 comments | 1281 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 Mubin Naser, on May 15, 2015 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 1744 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

BradyGate

Our national bloodsport has thrown itself for another loss. In the past, I've followed it, played it avidly to the tune of four-months in a cast, but more...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on May 15, 2015 at 9:34 am | 2 comments | 195 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The fish that eats California

It's not the delta smelt. Nor the salmon – it's the carp. Indeed, the actions of one species present California with its biggest challenges in coping with...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 9, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on May 14, 2015 at 7:33 pm | 10 comments | 726 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Whither the 215?

No, not the highway connecting Riverside to Temecula (complete with SoCal's semantic "the" affectation), we're talking here about Section 215 of the USA Patriot...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 444 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Join in the College Crowd

Whenever you visit a college campus, especially for the first time, keep in mind that getting around is as important as looking around. You might be blown away by...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by kibe, on May 14, 2015 at 12:23 am | 6 comments | 4171 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton Rotary celebrates 50 years of service

Current and past members of the three Rotary Clubs gathered Friday night at Castlewood Country Club to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the downtown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 408 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 Andrew, on May 12, 2015 at 4:41 am | 8 comments | 2749 Views

TIM TALK

Bikes have replaced locomotives on Iron Horse Trail

Having observed the valley's political and government scene for more decades than I care to remember starting before Danville, Dublin and San Ramon were incorporated,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by Doug Miller, on May 10, 2015 at 10:49 pm | 2 comments | 1204 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Catharine Baker leads the witness

An old adage in the law advises attorneys never to ask a question if they don't already know its answer. A recent constituent survey from newly-minted State Assembly...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Northern lights , on May 6, 2015 at 9:42 pm | 6 comments | 895 Views
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Back from Maine
By Roz Rogoff | 6 comments | 653 views

The Thrill
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 506 views

Election day is here, at last
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 248 views

Speed Painting
By John A. Barry | 1 comment | 97 views