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TIM TALK

A man tackling a tough mission

Steve Dunn is a man on a difficult mission—convincing the City Council that it should make planning East Pleasanton a priority. Planning for the area...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by ptrox, on Mar 2, 2017 at 6:10 am | 3 comments | 1122 Views

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 fly gps, on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:03 am | 12 comments | 2442 Views

TIM TALK

Religious freedom under attack in Sacramento

Christian universities in California are facing an unprecedented act against their religious freedom because of legislation that already has passed the state Senate. SB...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by PhyllisGar, on Feb 28, 2017 at 7:31 pm | 9 comments | 2972 Views

TIM TALK

Our wallets will feel impact of Oroville dam repairs

What a tough time for managers at CalTrans and public works departments in Northern California because of the heavy rainfall that could reach record levels. Highway...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Paul99, on Feb 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm | 7 comments | 1532 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Those Pesky General Education Requirements: How to Make Them Work for You!

Graduating seniors about to attend college or juniors considering which colleges to apply to should look carefully at a college’s general education (GE)...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Elizabeth LaScala, on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:44 pm | 3 comments | 1237 Views

TIM TALK

Memories of the Pineapple Express and Lake Tahoe

Last weekend’s atmospheric river and the flooding around Northern California brought back memories of my Pineapple Express experiences at South Lake Tahoe. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by free steam card generator, on Feb 28, 2017 at 3:07 am | 3 comments | 1949 Views

THE OBSERVER

The lost 11th Amendment

After I wrote my blog on the Bill of Rights I received an email from Scott Neuman, about

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Moody, on Feb 24, 2017 at 2:33 am |
24 comments | 5975 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pride in the Profession, 1

Or: "I observed the polls in Reno, just to watch them vote ..." Every occupation has its foibles and conceits. I will...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by alice, on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:38 am | 6 comments | 3018 Views

ART SPACE

Apologies to Irving Berlin

Berlin wrote “Puttin’ on the Ritz” in 1927. The song first appeared in the 1930 film Puttin’ on the Ritz (1930). This...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by jamevang, on Feb 23, 2017 at 8:35 pm | 4 comments | 842 Views

THE OBSERVER

Vehicle hits 2-year-old riding in a bicycle carrier in Alamo

A vehicle struck a two-year-old girl while she was riding in a carrier attached to a bicycle Saturday afternoon, an officer for the California Highway Patrol said....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by PhyllisGar, on Feb 23, 2017 at 12:47 am | 2 comments | 5504 Views

TIM TALK

A great Leap Day idea moves forward

It is remarkable to witness the progress of Sunflower Hill has made toward its goal of providing long-term housing solutions for adults with special needs. Swapping...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Feb 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 1455 Views

TIM TALK

Our wallets will feel impact of Oroville dam repairs

What a tough time for managers at CalTrans and public works departments in Northern California because of the heavy rainfall that could reach record levels. Highway...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 16, 2017
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TIM TALK

A different take on Betsy DeVos' confirmation

The Senate continued to slowly confirm President Trump’s cabinet nominees this week with the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drawing the most...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Oldtimer, on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:29 am | 36 comments | 2684 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Beware Shiny Objects

“EVery time I think I’m Out … they drag me back In.” Blogger’s note: ==I So, I'm back for a time....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Wright15, on Feb 14, 2017 at 10:39 pm | 16 comments | 1800 Views

THE OBSERVER

My Advice to Betsy DeVos

I was ready to write a blog supporting the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education even before I saw that

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Feb 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm |
39 comments | 2140 Views

ART SPACE

Agrarian Graffiti

Graffiti: the word conjures images of urban blight, tagging, spray paint, non-color-matched swaths of painted patchwork rolled on to cover up the offending...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by JasonBub, on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:36 pm | 3 comments | 1608 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Why we chose not to run details of law firm's press release

I spoke to a high school journalism class Thursday about the responsibility of journalists to analyze information before presenting it to readers. The same day...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by robertlindri7, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:49 pm | 9 comments | 4552 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Debate: What do you think?

Were you one of the expected 100 million people who tuned in to Monday night's debate? Did you do it to solidify a decision, make a decision, or just for entertainment....

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by robertlindri7, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 8 comments | 3901 Views

TIM TALK

Responding to a comment

In response to Dim's post, "Tim, when you claim that the Right to Die bill removes God from the equation for people of faith, what do you mean? That it...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by <a href="http://solitairetimes.com">solitaire free</a>, on Feb 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 20 comments | 4029 Views

TIM TALK

A bad week for BART executives

It&rsquo;s been a bad couple of weeks for BART executives and directors. Last week, BART released results of its biannual survey that showed satisfaction with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 2, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 8, 2017 at 10:39 am | 3 comments | 1629 Views
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Johnny Be Gone – Long Live Rock-n-Roll
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 764 views

Zone 7 directors took the right action to help homeowners
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 542 views

Women’s History Month
By John A. Barry | 5 comments | 145 views