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Keds

This is another free (unbilled) blog, and no I'm not being paid for it by the Keds Company to advertise their sneakers. I just wanted to write about my recent...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Andrew Winn, 58 minutes ago | 2 comments | 154 Views

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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, 2 hours ago |
24 comments | 5615 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, 4 hours ago | 6 comments | 2645 Views

LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

Dear cool people...

This is a message from your friendly neighborhood Laughter Police: don't worry about whether or not you're one of the 'cool kids.' Chances are...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by nbvbnvbn, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 6121 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, 8 hours ago | 4 comments | 590 Views

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“See you in Court?”

What would You do with the immigration order? After yesterday’s unanimous federal appellate ruling that extended last week’s...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by dano, 14 hours ago | 21 comments | 1589 Views

TIM TALK

An estate for dog lovers

Very wealthy lovers of dogs have the opportunity to purchase an amazing dog-friendly Alamo estate and help other dogs as well. Workday founder Dave Duffield, a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 254 Views

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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 | 5233 Views

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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 | 1037 Views

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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 DKHSK, on Feb 17, 2017 at 11:21 am | 6 comments | 996 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

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Mission creeping for Bay Area air board

When discussing the Alameda County StopWaste government organization, I mentioned "mission creep" taking place when the organization has succeeded in its...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by KingManTato, on Feb 15, 2017 at 1:11 pm | 27 comments | 26076 Views

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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 | 2257 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 | 1469 Views

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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 | 1738 Views

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Solution may be in place for frustrated BART commuters

Next week, the Pleasanton City Council likely will get another earful of negative comments from frustrated BART commuters. Their frustration is understandable. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Moreno253, on Feb 14, 2017 at 2:47 am | 3 comments | 2504 Views

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Farewell Patty Duke

Yesterday I read that Patty Duke died at the age of 69. I was shocked. I grew up with Patty Duke. Not literally, but she was famous even back when I was in Junior...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by David, on Feb 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm | 7 comments | 3645 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 | 1541 Views

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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 mpbse.nic.in, on Feb 10, 2017 at 1:20 am | 11 comments | 2330 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 | 4392 Views
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The state water board missed the mark
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Keds
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 154 views