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TIM TALK

Will governor's "fake" deadline make a difference?

Deadlines drive actions—whether in business or politics. This week we will see if Gov. Jerry Brown’s artificial deadline for a $5 billion annual...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:12 am | 2 comments | 926 Views

TIM TALK

Raiders turn their back on East Bay Fans

Welcome to the lame duck Oakland Raiders. NFL owners this week granted Raiders’ owner Mark Davis the right to move to Las Vegas, marking the second and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 1, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 5 comments | 1664 Views

TIM TALK

Hand-crafted guitars are musical works of art

George Bowen of Pleasanton has taken his love of music to a new level. George started his career as a professional musician in Southern California, writing music...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by rosalindr, on Mar 31, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 3 comments | 1778 Views

TIM TALK

Raiders turn their back on East Bay Fans

Welcome to the lame duck Oakland Raiders. NFL owners this week granted Raiders’ owner Mark Davis the right to move to Las Vegas, marking the second and presumably...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 30, 2017
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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

“Give Me Liberty AND Give Me Death”?

It’s hard to know what Patrick Henry would make of the new conjunction in the headline. My good friend John (who often upgrades these columns) suggested...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Dave, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 7 comments | 4582 Views

ART SPACE

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. Toward that end, I’ve festooned my bike o’ the month with names of inspirational women in such fields...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Y, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm | 6 comments | 455 Views

TIM TALK

Assemblyman proposes driving up housing costs to delight unions

It’s is widely acknowledged that coastal California is facing a housing supply crisis, particularly here in the Bay Area. As I reported last week Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:05 pm | 2 comments | 3556 Views

TIM TALK

Zone 7 directors took the right action to help homeowners

It took a crisis, but the Zone 7 board and staff finally stepped up to its responsibility. Last week, faced with the imminent prospect of two homes falling into...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:15 am | 4 comments | 1627 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Johnny Be Gone – Long Live Rock-n-Roll

The world lost its oldest teenager this past weekend. 90-year-old Chuck Berry moved-on to that malt shop jukebox in the sky, but his rich legacy endures for...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 20, 2017 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 2824 Views

TIM TALK

Sprawl or infill?

It may come as a surprise, but the Greenbelt Alliance’s five-year update on its report, At Risk, the Bay Area Greenbelt, contains some good news. Although...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Mar 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 1903 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

A Continuing Conversation?

==I Blogger’s note: I’d like to encourage a continuing conversation, from time-to-time, to follow-on from comments made in earlier blog posts....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Mar 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm | 15 comments | 1986 Views

TIM TALK

The Washington D.C. swamp at work?

When President Trump talks of draining the swamp of Washington D.C., consider this example reported by the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Two...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Mar 13, 2017 at 9:02 am | 5 comments | 2098 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Governing from Behind

Republicans were surprised to learn in November that they would control both Houses of Congress and the Executive Branch, starting in January of this year....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 5, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 10, 2017 at 11:09 am | 14 comments | 2038 Views

TIM TALK

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 ravansranu, on Mar 9, 2017 at 9:50 pm | 4 comments | 3766 Views

TIM TALK

School trustees move decisively

The decisive move by the Pleasanton school trustees to fire Superintendent Rick Rubino after just six months on the job signals that trustees are serious about bringing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Rosie Kay, on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 12 comments | 3047 Views

TIM TALK

Traffic and neighborhoods--a couple of wins

Last week’s discussion of planning East Pleasanton brought back to mind an earlier controversy that pitted residents east of Santa Rita Road living along...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 8, 2017 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 1872 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

“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 Tom Cushing, on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:00 am | 26 comments | 3141 Views

THE OBSERVER

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 <a href="http://mahjongfreegames.online">mahjong</a>, on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:11 am | 2 comments | 4727 Views

ART SPACE

Bicycle Built for Hue

For the past year or so, I&rsquo;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 Cholo, on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 454 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Bi-Partisan Persistence, coast-to-coast

Item: Dem. US Senator Elizabeth Warren silenced on Senate floor as she read a letter criticizing AG nominee...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:47 pm | 6 comments | 1706 Views
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Media malpractice
By Tim Hunt | 37 comments | 873 views

The Great Divide, and What’s Next?
By Tom Cushing | 10 comments | 346 views

Copying, Stealing, Homage
By John A. Barry | 2 comments | 187 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

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