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Ukraine Get-It-Off-Your-Chest Forum

We have all had a few months to absorb the ongoing governance agonies of Ukraine. Many of us have formed opinions on the subject, some sooner than others, some...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm | 10 comments | 165057 Views


Obamacare is rotten at its core

Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Barry, on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:38 am | 32 comments | 28052 Views


Sexual Assault and Military Justice: Competing Reform Proposals. Please weigh-in.

This month we celebrate Veterans Day (every year on 11/11, as the Armistice ending World War One went into effect in the eleventh hour on that date, 1918). It is...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 3, 2013
Last comment by Rawclyde!, on Nov 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 31 comments | 27117 Views


BART contract still needs work

The BART strike finally has ended and pundits—including yours truly—are asking who won. That still will be a matter of debate, but it's no question...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm | 20 comments | 23059 Views


News and notes

As Election Day dawns, the intensity of the various campaigns peaks and the auto-dial calls accelerate. Hurray for answering machines. Another sign of the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by cy, on Jun 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm | 5 comments | 22835 Views


I Am Spartacus

"First, they came for my phone records, and I did nothing …" While the media have obsessed about one particular, ultimately transitory untruth emanating from...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by geral, on Dec 9, 2013 at 9:34 am | 8 comments | 17289 Views


Vitality Revisited

In my last blog on Vitality Bowls I planned to eat an Acai berry bowl or smoothie every day during...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 13, 2011
There are no comments yet. 14747 Views


Unsung no more: 2013 Tri-Valley Heroes award recipients named

The Tri-Valley Heroes selection committee had a very difficult task selecting only one recipient per category. Again this year the committee had an opportunity...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Tri Valley, on Mar 10, 2014 at 2:30 am | 1 comment | 14348 Views


Rules of engagement: FCC vote will affect your future

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin wants a vote in December to conclude the matter of media ownership rules. Overturning the current ownership...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 15, 2008 at 5:36 pm | 1 comment | 14311 Views


No Longer Ready for Some Football

The Miami Dolphins are playing on Monday Night Football this evening – I won't be watching. Football has lost me, and not just because of the current bullying...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by William, on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:36 am | 25 comments | 13905 Views


Barry Taylor: a big heart and a big loss

The sudden death last weekend of Taylor Family Foundation founder and President Barry Taylor sadly serves as a reminder of just how precious every day is. Barry,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by DawnMarie Kotsonis, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 7 comments | 13335 Views


The Dismal Science Comes to a Dismal Realization

A consensus is emerging, at least among liberal economists, about what continues to ail the US economy. It's not a happy message, because it suggests that we're...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Nov 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm | 23 comments | 12994 Views


"...On the Pavement, Thinkin' 'Bout the Government ..." Part One

Setting aside Dylan's badge-wearing man in a trench coat (laid-off in the government shutdown), I Have Been thinking about the government lately. So have others,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by spcwt, on Oct 18, 2013 at 8:08 am | 13 comments | 11590 Views


Off the fence

I attended the Candidate's Forum Wednesday night. I sat next to Parks Commissioner Dominique Yancy, who commented at the end, "It was very enlightening." There was...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm | 7 comments | 11512 Views


Big theater still looms in Livermore

Livermore residents as well as people throughout the valley probably took little notice of the actions in July by the successor agency to the city's redevelopment...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Sep 29, 2012 at 6:13 am | 10 comments | 11260 Views


First-World Cat Problems

No species has had to face such harsh reality as the house cat. Revered for centuries in ancient Egypt and prized aboard ships of old as the resident rodent police,...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Nov 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 11005 Views


Branching Out

Exactly five years ago, on December 5, 2008, I met with Bill Johnson, publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly and Pleasanton Weekly about turning over the San Ramon...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Dec 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm | 17 comments | 10703 Views


Shall we trample the rose because of the thorns?

I recently received an email from a frequent Town Square contributor that said, "This morning I discovered that someone has falsely posted using my online identity."...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 2, 2008
Last comment by Suzy Q, on Nov 15, 2010 at 9:57 am | 14 comments | 10701 Views


Thinking ‘Bout the Government, Part Two (Don’t Follow Leaders … or was it TeaPers?)

My foray into lyricizing this blog met with indifferent reception, at best. Those impulses will probably be restrained in composing this conclusion. I reserve...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by spcwt, on Oct 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm | 16 comments | 10324 Views


Good grammar should not be relegated to one day a year

Darn. I had National Grammar Day marked on my calendar March 4 but was so busy working, it completely slipped my mind. I'm almost positive Hallmark makes a card...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Mar. 14, 2008
Last comment by Some Dude, on Aug 10, 2012 at 7:29 am | 15 comments | 10157 Views
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The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age
By Tom Cushing | 26 comments | 1,161 views

Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 1,002 views

A Norman Rockwell Town
By Roz Rogoff | 6 comments | 977 views