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THE OBSERVER

Bernie Sanders vs. Rand Paul

If I drew a line showing the political spectrum from extreme left to extreme right, those two names would be on the opposite ends. Rand Paul...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, 20 minutes ago | 14 comments | 1449 Views

TIM TALK

Traffic report if Costco locates in Pleasanton

Sitting down with Pleasanton’s traffic engineer, Mike Tassano, is truly a learning experience. I thought I knew a bit about how traffic volumes and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Guest, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 384 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,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by ankasarentcar, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 2594 Views

TIM TALK

L.A. court decision has San Ramon ties with national implications

A landmark case decided in Los Angeles last week has a tragic local angle. An L.A. judge sentenced Dr. Hsiu-Ying Tseng to 30 years to life in prison after a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Ed Eyetor, on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:17 am | 3 comments | 518 Views

TIM TALK

The Christmas story

==I When I was in the daily newspaper business and responsible for the editorial pages, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were reserved for opinions and articles pertinent...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by david46, on Feb 10, 2016 at 5:34 am | 7 comments | 1144 Views

THE OBSERVER

Obama's Executive Order on Gun Control

The political debates are underway, and so far I haven't heard much said about the Second Amendment. Some Republicans have attacked President Obama for his...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 7, 2016
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Feb 8, 2016 at 7:27 pm | 5 comments | 767 Views

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
There are no comments yet. 89 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Colleges You Ought to Know

As a college advisor, families often ask me "What makes a college a good college?" Sometimes it’s a school that has a familiar name....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 430 Views

TIM TALK

Audibles worked well at Super Bowl breakfast

Plenty of audibles were smoothly called Saturday morning at the San Francisco Hilton Hotel when Athletes in Action celebrated the Super Bowl 50 breakfast with the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 6, 2016
There are no comments yet. 264 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Bread and Circuses

Show of hands – who’s excited that the NFL has brought its mid-winter lucrefe$t to our fair region, replete with fireworks, a whole financial...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Feb 5, 2016 at 9:38 am | 4 comments | 798 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton school trustees move toward a school bond

Pleasanton school trustees took a necessary first step toward consideration of putting a school facilities bond before the voters. Trustees directed staff to work...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by taxpayer, on Feb 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm | 1 comment | 457 Views

TIM TALK

Football, French horns and film

Veteran ushers at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco may have been taken aback Wednesday evening when patrons wearing football jerseys and blue jeans stepped...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 278 Views

TIM TALK

Fresh thinking on the high-speed rail is welcome

There is potential good news on Governor Jerry Brown’s pet high-speed rail project. The high-speed rail has been roundly criticized for selecting a first...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by No on "HS"R, on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:09 am | 3 comments | 679 Views

TIM TALK

Sunol Valley golf courses to close

Bad news last week for public course golfers with the announcement that the Sunol Valley Golf Club is closing after nearly 50 years. The 36-hole complex was...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Medical Thesis Help, on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:10 pm | 9 comments | 2717 Views

TIM TALK

Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand

Since it was approved in the 1982, Hacienda Business Park has consistently evolved to accommodate changing market conditions. As General Manager James Paxson told...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by medical assistant homework help, on Feb 1, 2016 at 8:41 pm | 3 comments | 63498 Views

TIM TALK

Public votes are pleasing politics but poor policy

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne seemed to make the large crowd happy last week when he suggested an advisory vote on whether to proceed with plans for East Pleasanton. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by fannychua, on Feb 1, 2016 at 2:31 am | 12 comments | 2709 Views

TIM TALK

Swalwell and the Democrats double down

Congressman Eric Swalwell is making his election year priorities known through his actions. One of his latest missives to supporters concerned gun control and mass...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by nezarati, on Jan 30, 2016 at 8:58 am | 4 comments | 594 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 KamranAhmed, on Jan 29, 2016 at 9:17 pm | 5 comments | 4231 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Making Sense of Flint

Remember last September, when your EBMUD water

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jan 29, 2016 at 1:04 pm |
9 comments | 943 Views

TIM TALK

"Right to Die" bill sent to governor

Our legislators passed hundreds of bills on to Gov. Brown during the final week of this year's session that ended last Friday evening. One of the surprises...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Mirando, on Jan 29, 2016 at 4:42 am | 6 comments | 1084 Views
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Obama's Executive Order on Gun Control
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 767 views

L.A. court decision has San Ramon ties with national implications
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 518 views

Colleges You Ought to Know
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 430 views

BAMPFA
By John A. Barry | 0 comments | 89 views