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TIM TALK

Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians

Many years ago, while traveling, we identified two places that we might consider moving to: Healdsburg in the Sonoma County wine country and Central Oregon—Bend,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by Robert, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 1013 Views

TIM TALK

Check out the movie about Charles Mully

If you’re looking to be uplifted after the horror of Las Vegas, this evening you can meet one of my heroes of faith on the big screen. Mully the Movie, the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 3, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, 12 hours ago | 4 comments | 1102 Views

TIM TALK

Please give us a hand while we flout federal law

Does anyone else see the contradiction with Gov. Jerry Brown requesting federal aid to help with recovery from the devastating North Bay wine country fires after...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, 13 hours ago | 14 comments | 784 Views

TIM TALK

Nick Vleisides ministers to first responders in Santa Rosa

For the last three days, the Contra Costa County volunteer search-and-rescue team has been working on recovery efforts in Santa Rosa neighborhoods destroyed by the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 257 Views

DOING COLLEGE

3 Great Ways to Showcase Your Strengths on College Applications!

Gone are the days when you had to rely solely on great essays and interviews to showcase your many talents and strengths! Colleges are making it easier for students...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 19, 2017
There are no comments yet. 372 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 Adam009, on Oct 19, 2017 at 9:07 am | 133 comments | 3329 Views

TIM TALK

Costco plan moves ahead as expected

As was expected, the Pleasanton City Council moved the Costco project forward Monday evening by approving the financing agreement for the infrastructure improvements...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, on Oct 19, 2017 at 8:28 am | 4 comments | 1046 Views

TIM TALK

A family-owned Pleasanton institution closes

A Pleasanton institution closed last week when pharmacist Mike Clauser closed Custom Care Pharmacy on First Street. Mike and his partner, Rusty Hewitson, had owned...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, on Oct 19, 2017 at 6:56 am | 4 comments | 919 Views

TIM TALK

The valley needs strong leadership on BART board

Livermore Valley political leaders are facing a crucial period dealing with the BART board and plans to extend service to Livermore. That’s in addition to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Rahul Yadav, on Oct 19, 2017 at 1:18 am | 3 comments | 4198 Views

TIM TALK

Cutting down on cut-through traffic

After its staff worked with the neighborhood, the Pleasanton City Council will have the opportunity to use traffic calming methods to divert cut-through traffic...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 1, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, on Oct 18, 2017 at 6:23 pm | 4 comments | 1332 Views

TIM TALK

Miserable Mondays

What to make out of the last two Mondays. We wake up a week ago to a massacre in Las Vegas with a demented gunman mowing down hundreds of people from a luxury hotel...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 18, 2017 at 10:20 am | 2 comments | 455 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Reasons to Love the A’s, Chapters Next

Let’s get the baseball stuff out of the way first – any regulars will know what’s coming. 1 – there’s the new stadium prospect...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 24, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 18, 2017 at 10:15 am | 27 comments | 1403 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Understanding Early Decision in College Admission

Early Decision (ED) is an application program offered by many colleges and universities that provides an early admission decision in exchange for the student’s...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 13, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 11, 2017 at 9:59 am | 7 comments | 1196 Views

THE OBSERVER

San Ramon City Council: Then and Now

I scheduled a meeting on Thursday afternoon with Sabina Zafar, one of the two new candidates running for City Council. Right before the meeting my brother phoned...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 10:52 am | 19 comments | 5388 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

McCain to Prez: How do you like me Now?

Back in a happier time – before the days of locker rooms and anatomically questionable metaphors, the candidate Mr. Trump followed-up a now-tepid insult...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 28, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 10:47 am | 24 comments | 1516 Views

TIM TALK

No surprise that the Tri-Valley is rising

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute formally said what many locals have known for many years—the Tri-Valley is ideally suited for a consistently growing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by mahi, on Oct 10, 2017 at 4:49 am | 4 comments | 6531 Views

THE OBSERVER

Suspicious Stein, Watchdog Warren, and a Basket of Deplorables

The Presidential Election is over and Donald Trump has won. He's already started naming members of his Cabinet. Those of us who didn't want that outcome will have...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 26, 2016
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:33 am | 21 comments | 3477 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Meetings That Nobody’s Talking About

Predictably, the West Wing’s walls are steadily crumbling under the crush of lies intended to sustain them, and Americans are transfixed by each new revelation*....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:21 am | 62 comments | 2077 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Animal House

Show of hands ? who knows that your Town or City underwrites the operation of the County Animal Services Department (ASD) shelter in Martinez? It's true ? state...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by unnat, on Oct 9, 2017 at 11:39 pm | 6 comments | 8074 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers

You worked too hard to get into college to mess with it now. Seniors should bear in mind that their remaining high school grades can affect their new relationship...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 12, 2014
Last comment by Richard, on Oct 9, 2017 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 15340 Views
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The valley needs strong leadership on BART board
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 4,198 views

3 Great Ways to Showcase Your Strengths on College Applications!
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 372 views