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THE OBSERVER

Rene Matsumato - In her own words

1. Why are you running for City Council? You may have answered this but give me more specifics this time. I am running for City Council to ensure that the...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by Charlespab, on Sep 1, 2017 at 9:55 am | 2 comments | 6138 Views

TIM TALK

Former Mayor Ken Mercer dies at 71

Kenneth R. Mercer, Pleasanton's first directly elected mayor, died early this morning at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton. He was 71. Mercer served on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Aarontog, on Sep 1, 2017 at 9:18 am | 15 comments | 10923 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 Kennethtok, on Sep 1, 2017 at 8:06 am | 5 comments | 6376 Views

THE OBSERVER

Parks Commissioner John Mills preparing to run for San Ramon City Council

I spoke to City Clerk Pat Edwards this afternoon to ask if Harry Sachs and Dave Hudson were the only two candidates running for City Council if the election would...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Brettwrelo, on Sep 1, 2017 at 7:56 am | 7 comments | 6225 Views

TIM TALK

Timely action by the district attorney

Alameda County voters are fortunate that District Attorney Nancy O'Malley acted before the election to indict a candidate for auditor-controller (ballots have...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by AaronMat, on Sep 1, 2017 at 6:22 am | 2 comments | 9734 Views

THE OBSERVER

Please, Please READ THIS!

I'm writing again about the [CA Spay and Neuter License Plate program, because it is SO IMPORTANT for saving animals and reducing State...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2011
Last comment by Bennyallen, on Sep 1, 2017 at 5:51 am | 14 comments | 7041 Views

THE OBSERVER

Walking, Talking, and Listening

Scott Perkins, who is running for reelection to his City Council seat, told me he has walked to over 14,000 homes in San Ramon in the past 2-1/2 years. 14,000? Yes,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 14, 2011
Last comment by Charlespab, on Sep 1, 2017 at 5:46 am | 8 comments | 6732 Views

THE OBSERVER

RDA Successor Agency Oversight Board Meeting

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

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 8, 2012
Last comment by BillyFreex, on Sep 1, 2017 at 5:38 am | 2 comments | 8862 Views

TIM TALK

Happy New Year

All the best for a healthy and blessed 2015....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Charlespab, on Sep 1, 2017 at 5:18 am | 6 comments | 7242 Views

LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

There's a reason kids are so cute

Kids are cute for a reason. They say completely absurd things, like to destroy whatever they can get their hands on, and have a deep attachment to the word 'no.'...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by Kennethtok, on Sep 1, 2017 at 2:54 am | 5 comments | 8417 Views

THE OBSERVER

Art Summit

Wednesday night, October 17th, the Arts Advisory Committee held an Art Summit at the San Ramon Community Center. The purpose of this was to meet with members of...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Charlespab, on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:09 pm | 3 comments | 6564 Views

TIM TALK

Time to let the Raiders go

One of the great misnomers is that the Oakland Raiders organization cares about the East Bay. If you believe that, I have a bridge from Hawaii to China that I am...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Charlespab, on Aug 31, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 13 comments | 8343 Views

TIM TALK

A new concept for neighborhoods in Pleasanton

Last week, DeNova Homes opened its new neighborhood near the Gateway Shopping Center at Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680. It's an interesting new concept for Pleasanton....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by MichaelClogs, on Aug 31, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 6 comments | 6339 Views

TIM TALK

Schools days are roaring upon us

Pleasanton parents and students alike are counting down the final days of summer this week. School opens next Monday, earliest opening day in memory. Of course,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 8, 2017
Last comment by sabir, on Aug 29, 2017 at 10:41 am | 17 comments | 922 Views

ART SPACE

Material Matters

By Bill Carmel Consumerism is a capital experience. People shop all over the world and purchase items needed to keep body, mind, and spirit alive. The stuff...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by John A. Barry, on Aug 28, 2017 at 8:06 am | 4 comments | 875 Views

DOING COLLEGE

7 steps to success: the college transfer path

Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. My heart skips a beat when I get this type of call, particularly when it...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Miguelfeedy, on Aug 27, 2017 at 5:17 am | 2 comments | 6017 Views

TIM TALK

Sad start for Dublin's fancy new water park

You must feel sorry for the city of Dublin’s elected officials and senior staff. They took plenty of heat a couple of years ago when we were in the throes of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 30, 2017
Last comment by UdyR, on Aug 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm | 2 comments | 1255 Views

ART SPACE

trAction Abstraction

In January I profiled Rossmoor resident Karl Livengood, a retired social worker involved with the Rossmoor Senior Tutors Program. He also coordinates the Fine Arts...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Aug 26, 2017 at 7:52 pm | 6 comments | 1160 Views

TIM TALK

Financial hurdles loom for Pleasanton and other cities

Although the city of Pleasanton’s finances look just fine today, there are challenges looming on the horizon City Manager Nelson Fialho told a Monday gathering...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jan Batcheller, on Aug 26, 2017 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments | 1388 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Everything Old is New Again

In the aftermath of this past weekend’s sordid displays in Virginia and New Jersey, it may be reassuring to recognize that our country has been through...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 14, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 25, 2017 at 4:31 pm | 131 comments | 3063 Views
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Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 615 views

What Exactly Is FAFSA and Why Should You Complete It?
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 184 views