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THE OBSERVER

Help! I've fallen and I can't get up

This week's blog isn't about Life Call monitoring or another old joke that uses their tagline for the punch line. It's what happened to me this Thursday...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 27, 2012
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm | 7 comments | 5376 Views

TIM TALK

Democrats doubling down on climate change

Democrats in the Legislature are doubling down on California's already expansive and expensive efforts to curb global warming/climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:49 am | 31 comments | 5702 Views

THE OBSERVER

Point of View

A point of view refers to where you are standing to look at something and how much you can see from that position. If I was behind the scenes at a Broadway production,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 24, 2011
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:47 am | 5 comments | 5811 Views

THE OBSERVER

RDA Successor Agency Oversight Board Meeting

The Successor Agency for the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) held its first meeting on March 27th....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 8, 2012
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 8023 Views

TIM TALK

Valley Trails site is poor location for school

The joint meeting of school trustees and city council members last week came around to discussing whether the school district should build a new elementary school...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by TK421, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:17 am | 7 comments | 689 Views

TIM TALK

A tax grab that likely goes no where

You’ve got to give Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, some credit. He’s willing to take on the politically powerful East Bay Regional Parks District...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 591 Views

TIM TALK

State budget hinges on earnings of the 1 percent

A majority of the state’s voters easily approved continuation of the temporary income tax surcharge on the rich that Gov. Brown convinced voters to approve...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by thebigpaul, on Apr 20, 2017 at 5:43 am | 6 comments | 3327 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 thebigpaul, on Apr 20, 2017 at 5:40 am | 4 comments | 66585 Views

TIM TALK

John Edmands: the classic small town newspaper publisher

Many people living in Pleasanton today have no clue who John Edmands was and what role he played in shaping the community they live in today. John edited and published...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by mwalkercom, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:17 pm | 4 comments | 949 Views

TIM TALK

Huge tax shift proposed in Sacramento

On the heels of the $52 billion tax increase for roads, the Legislature is quietly considering another huge tax bill. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has introduced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm , on Apr 17, 2017 at 11:04 am | 4 comments | 776 Views

TIM TALK

Huge tax shift proposed in Sacramento

On the heels of the $52 billion tax increase for roads, the Legislature is quietly considering another huge tax bill. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has introduced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2017
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THE OBSERVER

Outrageous! Heartbreaking! Shocking!

What are they talking about? Bombings in Syria, Terrorist attacks in London, millions of displaced people fleeing for their lives? No. These are Democrats griping...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by BobB, on Apr 11, 2017 at 7:17 pm | 14 comments | 1692 Views

TIM TALK

Grieving for a man used mightily by God

Shepherd’s Gate lost its long-time leader Tuesday morning when CEO Steve McRee suddenly died when his heart failed. He was 65. Steve was a dear friend—one...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by cbonner, on Apr 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm | 14 comments | 1841 Views

TIM TALK

John Edmands: the classic small town newspaper publisher

Many people living in Pleasanton today have no clue who John Edmands was and what role he played in shaping the community they live in today. John edited and published...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 11, 2017
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ART SPACE

Bicycle Built for Hue

For the past year or so, I’ve been painting an old hybrid bike each month to symbolize or suggest that month. February is almost over,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by rakesh23, on Apr 10, 2017 at 10:40 pm | 2 comments | 387 Views

ART SPACE

Weaving a Story

Well the Yanks hate the Reds And the Greeks hate the Turks I really hate to say it But they're all a bunch of jerks – “Piss on the Wall,”...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by rakesh23, on Apr 10, 2017 at 10:40 pm | 2 comments | 441 Views

THE OBSERVER

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 rakesh23, on Apr 10, 2017 at 10:37 pm | 3 comments | 5875 Views

DOING COLLEGE

My Guide to Good College Communications Programs

Careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, advertising and public relations are among the most desired by college students. However, early success in these...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 5, 2016
Last comment by rakesh23, on Apr 10, 2017 at 9:49 pm | 5 comments | 4380 Views

ART SPACE

April Fools

The Museum of Modern Art is opening a branch in the new San Ramon Center. Watch here for details. Well, it’s that time of the month, and my bike is...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 1, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 7, 2017 at 11:36 am | 5 comments | 462 Views

THE OBSERVER

My New Letter to President Trump

The original text of this letter was provided by Oxfam, an international rescue organization that I support financially. I made some changes to the Oxfam version...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Apr 6, 2017 at 3:24 pm | 17 comments | 2475 Views
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A tax grab that likely goes no where
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