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ART SPACE

BAMPFA

From a drought perspective, the last day of January was not goo, a sunny and warm Sunday. But for art-lovers, it was a good day. I was one of many attending the...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by ares, on Nov 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm | 3 comments | 1130 Views

DOING COLLEGE

What's Your Major and Other Pesky Questions Colleges Ask

Thousands of high school seniors cruise through college applications, completing basic contact information, high school coursework and grades, test scores and activities...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by EmilyG, on Nov 23, 2016 at 4:49 am | 3 comments | 1870 Views

TIM TALK

Election reflections

In this bluest of blue states thanks to the wealthy coastal counties, running simply as a Democrat did not work for former Pleasanton Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 20, 2016 at 10:02 am | 4 comments | 3046 Views

THE OBSERVER

If it ain't broke?

There's an old saying which I'm sure you all know, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Well I have not been following San Ramon...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 30, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Nov 19, 2016 at 12:32 pm | 11 comments | 2926 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton police vehicles damaged in Oakland protest

Earlier today I wrote that the Pleasanton City Council elections were not surprising. I did overlook one election-related surprise---seeing damaged Pleasanton police...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:45 am | 36 comments | 3487 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pride in the Profession, 2: The “Libel Bully” report

In addition to feeling some pride for being among the many lawyers who are poll-watching during Nevada's early voting (prior blog), another lawyerly occurrence...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 18, 2016 at 8:08 am | 60 comments | 3411 Views

TIM TALK

Fitting farewell for Jim Hansen

Pleasanton schools chief Jim Hansen remarked on the fitting timing for his re-retirement at the Amador Valley High graduation last Friday. The Amador senior class...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by mohan4795, on Nov 17, 2016 at 3:36 am | 3 comments | 4904 Views

THE OBSERVER

San Ramon City Council: Then and Now

I scheduled a meeting on Thursday afternoon with Sabina Zafar, one of the two new candidates running for City Council. Right before the meeting my brother phoned...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm | 17 comments | 4307 Views

TIM TALK

Need to regjulate more? Change the goal

The Bay Area air board is at it again. The regulators released a plan last week to further reduce “toxic” air contaminants. It could affect up to 1,000 different...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Dave, on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:56 am | 14 comments | 1964 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton voters chart a steady course

The huge news Election Night was the stunning upset by President-elect Donald Trump, but it there were no surprises in Pleasanton. Mayor Jerry Thorne easily won...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1550 Views

TIM TALK

A novel rationale to vote for Trump

Thomas Sowell offered an unusual reason of why to vote for Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton. Trump will be easier to impeach, Sowell wrote in his opinion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm | 13 comments | 2408 Views

TIM TALK

A different approach to candidates' forums

Among the flood of letters to the editor in the papers have been a few discussing the Oct. 13 candidates’ forum (Tri-Valley @ a Crossroads) at the Firehouse...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Tired of the Baloney , on Nov 3, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 12 comments | 6716 Views

THE OBSERVER

@Never Trump but not Hillary either

Yes, I am truly a @NeverTrump voter. I plan to vote for Gary Johnson no matter what stupid thing he says or does next because his stupid things are not nearly as...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:47 pm | 36 comments | 3955 Views

TIM TALK

Fort McHenry is interesting historical tour

While staying with friends near Lancaster, PA, we continued our U.S. history lessons with a visit to Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. The fort was the key installation...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm | 2 comments | 2490 Views

TIM TALK

Boston, leaves and lobster

We live in a very old house by Pleasanton and California standards—it’s well over 120 years old. However, compared to what we saw in Boston,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Marguerite Platt, on Oct 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm | 7 comments | 2411 Views

TIM TALK

Wary about the prospect of Cheryl Cook-Kallio in Sacramento

I admire Cheryl Cook-Kallio for her accomplishments and leadership when she served eight years on the Pleasanton City Council. Pleasanton residents, as well as those...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Justin, on Oct 25, 2016 at 10:19 pm | 9 comments | 3824 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Prop 64: Waiting to Inhale?

After twenty years’ dabbling in legal medical marijuana and with no apocalypse in-sight (sorry, Trumpophiles), this Proposition extends legalization...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 17, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 24, 2016 at 10:14 am | 7 comments | 2499 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Prop 56: Tax ‘em if you smoke ‘em

Proposition 56 would raise the state excise tax on tobacco products by $2.00/pack of cigarettes or its equivalent, and include e-cigarettes in the measure. ...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by SHale, on Oct 22, 2016 at 11:29 am | 15 comments | 3437 Views

THE OBSERVER

Crazy Election

As I pointed out a few months ago Donald Trump is someone who cannot take...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:40 pm |
88 comments | 3005 Views

TIM TALK

Remembering Alameda County's fallen heroes

Retired Alameda County Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Knudsen has a passion for the history of law enforcement in the county. (I knew Jim professionally when he was the first...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by American, on Oct 19, 2016 at 6:58 am | 2 comments | 2921 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