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THE OBSERVER

Video of DSRSD meeting now online

The Dublin San Ramon Services District tried to stream live video of their Board of Directors meetings last summer but failed due to insufficient band width. Sue...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Way2College, on Mar 25, 2017 at 6:38 am | 5 comments | 6172 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 Mukesh, on Mar 24, 2017 at 5:13 am | 10 comments | 4272 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 | 736 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 | 733 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 | 1746 Views

TIM TALK

Frustrated local officials push BART

Mayor Jerry Thorne and other Tri-Valley elected officials have grown increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of BART’s efforts to extend lines to Livermore. As...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1568 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 | 1142 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 | 1309 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 | 1309 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 | 1403 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 | 3196 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 | 13 comments | 2448 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 | 1298 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 | 2711 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 | 1265 Views

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 | 1527 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 | 1443 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 | 3202 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 | 1152 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 | 3008 Views
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Johnny Be Gone – Long Live Rock-n-Roll
By Tom Cushing | 1 comment | 1,746 views

Assemblyman proposes driving up housing costs to delight unions
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 736 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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