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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 | 4580 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 | 3925 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 | 4069 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 | 1677 Views

TIM TALK

Cook-Kallio handlers running curious campaign

Cheryl Cook-Kallio clearly is being tightly managed in her run for the 16th Assembly seat currently held by Republican Catharine Baker. When Cheryl served on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Emerson, on Feb 4, 2017 at 7:09 pm | 14 comments | 4245 Views

DOING COLLEGE

When Students Consider Non-Portfolio Design Schools

It is not unusual to find schools, even some very good ones that will admit students with no technical skills to programs in areas such as architecture, fashion...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:24 am | 2 comments | 3749 Views

TIM TALK

Rideshare companies could be a solution to clogged city streets

The desire of well-paid millennials to live in urban environments has sparked plenty of start-up companies to serve them. San Francisco has become a magnet for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Barbosa103, on Feb 1, 2017 at 1:53 am | 3 comments | 1812 Views

TIM TALK

Big, bad changes for fairgrounds racing community

The game changed big time for the horse racing at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton and likely for horse racing in Northern California on Dec. 31, 2016....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Eville Eye, on Jan 31, 2017 at 8:01 pm | 1 comment | 1649 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Ukraine Get-It-Off-Your-Chest Forum

We have all had a few months to absorb the ongoing governance agonies of Ukraine. Many of us have formed opinions on the subject, some sooner than others, some...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by aprilua69, on Jan 31, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 13 comments | 187132 Views

TIM TALK

Big, bad changes for fairgrounds racing community

The game changed big time for the horse racing at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton and likely for horse racing in Northern California on Dec. 31, 2016....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 31, 2017
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TIM TALK

Blackberry's future looks bright in key niche

After attending the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group's seventh annual Software Stars at Casa Real, I have a new opinion of Blackberry. I had figured...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Roger, on Jan 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm | 7 comments | 5144 Views

TIM TALK

Railroad quiet zone is an overdue good idea

ACE trains are moving forward with a long-overdue improvement—establishing a quiet zone for two railroad crossings in Sunol and one near me on Castlewood Drive. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Hansen Curious, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:39 am | 3 comments | 1624 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...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by SavannaStein, on Jan 25, 2017 at 1:49 am | 6 comments | 5962 Views

THE OBSERVER

Is Donald Trump the new Hitler?

I was on a website a few weeks ago where one of the posters compared Donald Trump to Hitler. I objected and said that was offensive and untrue. Now I'm beginning...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 89 comments | 4646 Views

LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

Ben Affleck cast as new Batman... Weirdly enough, not as a joke

The nerd world is abuzz with news of the casting of Batman in the upcoming &quot;Man of Steel&quot; sequel. Christian Bale -- for reasons I speculate involve...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Andre Jones, on Jan 24, 2017 at 9:00 am | 3 comments | 8317 Views

ART SPACE

The Art of Protest Placards

Protest signs run the gamut, from predictably prosaic to inspired. Protests signs can generally be categorized thus: &bull; X is thus &bull; X will...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jan. 21, 2017
Last comment by katherinemerry, on Jan 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm | 2 comments | 949 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Jump Start The College Admission Essay

Dear Dr. LaScala, We enjoy reading your column. We are the parents of twin girls who will be seniors in high school this fall and both plan to apply to the UC...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by katherinemerry, on Jan 23, 2017 at 3:17 am | 4 comments | 6465 Views

TIM TALK

Will Republican Administration cut off bullet train funding?

The change to Republican domination in Washington D.C. could have one excellent ripple effect in California&mdash;the feds pulling the plug on Gov. Jerry Brown&rsquo;s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 21, 2017 at 8:40 pm | 7 comments | 1815 Views

THE OBSERVER

Hanging up my hat for real

I will be hanging up my hat, er blog, by the end of this month. I dropped out of teaching for University of Phoenix earlier this year and I'm getting ready...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 11, 2017 at 9:00 am | 14 comments | 6437 Views

ART SPACE

Political Performance Art

During the endless nearly-two-billion-dollars-down-a-rathole presidential campaign, many pundits and prognosticators opined that Donald Trump didn&rsquo;t...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 8, 2017 at 11:20 am | 7 comments | 573 Views
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Assemblyman proposes driving up housing costs to delight unions
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 1,628 views

“Give Me Liberty AND Give Me Death”?
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 467 views

My New Letter to President Trump
By Roz Rogoff | 4 comments | 369 views

Women’s History Month
By John A. Barry | 6 comments | 277 views