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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Conjecture Madness

Political polling in the digital age It may not have been the first profession, but one of the earliest vocations in human culture was soothsayer –...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Ted111, 53 minutes ago | 5 comments | 286 Views

THE OBSERVER

Cute, Playful Cat Needs New Home

My house has officially been sold and I'm moving Villa San Ramon next week. I can bring two of my four cats with me to the Villa. Another resident has offered...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Ted111, 55 minutes ago | 6 comments | 1113 Views

TIM TALK

The governor's busy veto pen

Governor Brown finished up the first year of the Legislature's two-year session by finalizing his actions on the 941 bills sent to his desk. Some were very...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 13, 2015
Last comment by Ted111, 58 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1241 Views

THE OBSERVER

Changing my Registration for Bernie

Bernie Sanders and his Wife Jane As some of my readers probably know I'm a registered Republican, or at least I was until 2 pm today. I...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, 1 hour ago | 51 comments | 602 Views

TIM TALK

Is Ro Khanna running for the right office?

Maybe it just runs in the DNA of Democrats, but why do Congressional candidates focus some of their campaigns on k-12 education? Education is a state and local...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Have to agree, 14 hours ago | 12 comments | 636 Views

DOING COLLEGE

So You Are Planning on a Career in Law? Read on!

Different colleges offer different programs and services to help undergraduate students prepare for admission to law school and to find internships and other opportunities...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by barbaraccase, on May 24, 2016 at 11:27 pm | 1 comment | 167 Views

TIM TALK

Celebrating a long overdue groundbreaking

Smiles were the order of the windy day last Friday when MidPen Housing and the Pleasanton City Council celebrated the groundbreaking of phase one of Kottinger Gardens. Constructio...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 24, 2016
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TIM TALK

Celebrating a long overdue groundbreaking

Smiles were the order of the windy day last Friday when MidPen Housing and the Pleasanton City Council celebrated the groundbreaking of phase one of Kottinger Gardens. Constructio...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 24, 2016
There are no comments yet. 276 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pledge-week Ode: Turning on Inskeep

I’m a late adopter of Pandora. Of my several artist-stations, I’m usually drawn to The Eagles. Pandora throws many other, somewhat related...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 15, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on May 23, 2016 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 578 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 swati12, on May 23, 2016 at 9:39 am | 9 comments | 4710 Views

ART SPACE

Hang Eight

In my August 19, 2015, posting, “Adult Ed,” I chronicled a trAction Painting event held in my garage. To briefly recap: a group...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by JAB, on May 23, 2016 at 8:57 am | 2 comments | 831 Views

TIM TALK

Good personnel decisions by the school district

The Pleasanton school district has made a few wise personnel decisions in recent weeks. Restarting the adult education program and appointing Glen Sparks to run...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by amar, on May 22, 2016 at 11:12 pm | 6 comments | 2944 Views

TIM TALK

Special interest legislation that belongs in the trash can

When it comes to special interest legislation benefitting a single company, Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is moving to the head of the class. He has introduced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on May 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm | 6 comments | 1092 Views

TIM TALK

Good questions about high-speed rail plan

The Assembly transportation committee showed some very appropriate skepticism about the high-speed rail authority’s latest spin on its business plan. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by vipul, on May 16, 2016 at 5:26 am | 7 comments | 953 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

A Tarheel Wedgie

In my mind, I’ve been going to Carolina, not for the sunshine (or the moonshine), but for yet another example of hopelessly shallow media coverage...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 14, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 15, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 9 comments | 1339 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The State of the State of the State

It was a pleasure to read brother blogger Tim Hunt's reluctant...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by user333, on May 15, 2016 at 7:54 am |
20 comments | 5575 Views

THE OBSERVER

Busy Week

This has been a busy week for me, busy and stressful. On April 1st I accepted an offer on my house. Last week inspectors came through it with flashlights and cameras....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr@mytrainingdept.com, on May 14, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 2 comments | 639 Views

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Moving

This blog is about me moving, but in two different ways. The first way is moving out of my house and into a Senior Living apartment. So far this is mostly in the...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 17, 2016
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on May 14, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 10 comments | 1402 Views

TIM TALK

Campaign spin

When it comes to misleading campaigns, the No on K folks in Pleasanton are certainly a pace-setter. This is the crew of folks in a neighborhood directly affected...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by BobB, on May 14, 2016 at 10:13 am | 15 comments | 915 Views

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The Arts and Critical Thinking

I wrote a blog a few months ago about Teaching the Arts. That was my first time teaching a...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by riandamimi, on May 14, 2016 at 8:09 am | 133 comments | 1993 Views
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Cute, Playful Cat Needs New Home
By Roz Rogoff | 6 comments | 1,113 views

Hang Eight
By John A. Barry | 2 comments | 831 views

Is Ro Khanna running for the right office?
By Tim Hunt | 12 comments | 636 views

Conjecture Madness
By Tom Cushing | 5 comments | 286 views

So You Are Planning on a Career in Law? Read on!
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 167 views