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TIM TALK

School trustees declare "safe haven"

The Pleasanton school trustees are the latest public agency to wade into the debate about illegal immigrants. The board unanimously passed a resolution declaring...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm | 12 comments | 2025 Views

THE OBSERVER

Wiped off the Map!

I received an email today from The Danville/San Ramon Express and there was an ad on the side that says, "Your Free 2017 Tri-Valley Inspiration Guide Is...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Mar 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm | 16 comments | 1847 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

What’s in a label?

Item: “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Item: Trump’s new national security advisor General...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 5, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 15 comments | 3517 Views

TIM TALK

A man tackling a tough mission

Steve Dunn is a man on a difficult mission—convincing the City Council that it should make planning East Pleasanton a priority. Planning for the area...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by ptrox, on Mar 2, 2017 at 6:10 am | 3 comments | 1494 Views

ART SPACE

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 fly gps, on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:03 am | 12 comments | 2566 Views

TIM TALK

Religious freedom under attack in Sacramento

Christian universities in California are facing an unprecedented act against their religious freedom because of legislation that already has passed the state Senate. SB...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by PhyllisGar, on Feb 28, 2017 at 7:31 pm | 9 comments | 3504 Views

TIM TALK

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 Paul99, on Feb 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm | 7 comments | 1875 Views

TIM TALK

Memories of the Pineapple Express and Lake Tahoe

Last weekend’s atmospheric river and the flooding around Northern California brought back memories of my Pineapple Express experiences at South Lake Tahoe. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by free steam card generator, on Feb 28, 2017 at 3:07 am | 3 comments | 2343 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, on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:38 am | 6 comments | 3329 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, on Feb 23, 2017 at 8:35 pm | 3 comments | 1006 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 1841 Views

TIM TALK

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
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TIM TALK

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 | 3097 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 | 2118 Views

THE OBSERVER

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 | 2600 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 | 1807 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Debate: What do you think?

Were you one of the expected 100 million people who tuned in to Monday night's debate? Did you do it to solidify a decision, make a decision, or just for entertainment....

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by robertlindri7, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 8 comments | 4180 Views

TIM TALK

Responding to a comment

In response to Dim's post, "Tim, when you claim that the Right to Die bill removes God from the equation for people of faith, what do you mean? That it...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by <a href="http://solitairetimes.com">solitaire free</a>, on Feb 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 20 comments | 4386 Views

TIM TALK

A bad week for BART executives

It&rsquo;s been a bad couple of weeks for BART executives and directors. Last week, BART released results of its biannual survey that showed satisfaction with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 2, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 8, 2017 at 10:39 am | 3 comments | 2011 Views

DOING COLLEGE

When Students Consider Non-Portfolio Design Schools

It is not unusual to find schools, even some very good ones that will admit students with no technical skills to programs in areas such as architecture, fashion...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:24 am | 2 comments | 3970 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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