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Charter school leaders face District Attorney's investigation

The Livermore Valley Charter schools formally moved to close up shop this month after its board declared bankruptcy and prepared to go out of business. Meanwhile,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jack, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 590 Views


Local beef steaks headed to China

Local ranchers are cheering the progress the Trump Administration has made with China in terms of trade. Chatting with long-time Tassajara Valley rancher Gordon...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 75 Views


State budget hinges on earnings of the 1 percent

A majority of the state’s voters easily approved continuation of the temporary income tax surcharge on the rich that Gov. Brown convinced voters to approve...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Joseph190, 5 hours ago | 10 comments | 3979 Views


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 Joseph190, 6 hours ago | 3 comments | 2033 Views


Pleasanton Costco appears headed to crowded November ballot

There’s quite a tale of two big box stores developing in Dublin and Pleasanton. A Costco, slated for Johnson Drive in Pleasanton as part of the economic...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by claren, 12 hours ago | 13 comments | 4388 Views


Main Street cattle drive opens the fair in style

Alameda County Fair leadership and the Pleasanton Downtown Association have hit a home run with the cattle drive to open the fair today. There were plenty of people...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by olivesmith, 12 hours ago | 6 comments | 1162 Views


March Madness and TV30

If your Uncle Harry in Chicago needs a breath of spring air after the 10 inches of snow that city received this week, have him tune in to TV30 for a look at Arden...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by phumyford, on Jun 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm | 2 comments | 5203 Views


The Spotorno land saga drags on

The seemingly endless saga of the Spotorno Ranch continued last month when the Planning Commission reviewed the latest plans. The family has owned the parcel in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 13, 2017
Last comment by Jeffrey smith, on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:28 am | 2 comments | 393 Views


The Mendacity of “Hope”

Last week’s Comey testimony and ensuing Romanian press conference* set up a black-and white confrontation between the former FBI Director and the current...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 12, 2017
Last comment by Sam, on Jun 16, 2017 at 1:18 pm | 43 comments | 1333 Views


Livermore trustees demonstrating wisdom

Congratulations to the Livermore school trustees for not taking the bait and jumping into the immigration battles. Unlike Pleasanton and Dublin trustees, who heeded...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by check cashing , on Jun 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm | 14 comments | 1895 Views


Jump Start The College Admission Essay

Dear Dr. LaScala, We enjoy reading your column. We are the parents of twin girls who will be seniors in high school this fall and both plan to apply to the UC...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Joseph190, on Jun 15, 2017 at 2:59 am | 7 comments | 7120 Views


Opening East County courts is necessary

Later this year, Alameda County finally will achieve what should be significant savings in transporting inmates from Santa Rita County Jail in Dublin to courts around...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 8, 2017
Last comment by Sam, on Jun 12, 2017 at 11:49 am | 10 comments | 812 Views


The Details: Devils or Angels?

Last week, we learned that there is, indeed, now a fundamental right for individuals to keep and bear arms, supplied by the US Supreme Court in 2008 and 2010 (the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by MichaelB, on Jun 11, 2017 at 9:14 am | 14 comments | 6988 Views


Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green

The lineup for President 2016 appears to be set. Donald Trump, Republican, Hillary Clinton,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by duke27792, on Jun 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm |
5 comments | 3362 Views


We’ll Always Have Paris

Without some putative 'bad hombre' to oppose, this President is lost. If one does not exist, it must be conjured. So it was that phantom demons were invoked...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 2, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 10, 2017 at 7:29 am | 62 comments | 1663 Views


More craziness in Sacramento

The California Senate has rushed into uncharted waters with stunning and irresponsible haste last week. The Senate, on a largely party line vote, passed unprecedented...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 6, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jun 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm | 13 comments | 920 Views


Don't miss Kevin Laue's story

Last week was a good one for heartwarming stories in addition to the usual spate of breaking news. My wife, a long-time teacher at Amador Valley, invited...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Istiqomah Herbal, on Jun 6, 2017 at 9:21 pm | 2 comments | 11082 Views


Send a ShelterBox to the Philippines

We've all seen the news of the terrible destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. You may have already made a contribution to the Red Cross or some...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by , on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 6667 Views


Virginia Tech tragedy

I am horrified by the events surrounding the tragedy in Virginia. And that includes everything from the failure of the administration, parents, classmates to stop...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Apr. 19, 2007
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:19 am | 4 comments | 13215 Views


Government Health Care - Not so bad

I was laid off from my job at 60 years old. I took COBRA coverage. As I got older the payments increased until it was costing me almost $700 a month. I turned...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 6, 2009
Last comment by , on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 6140 Views
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How to cut the cost of elective medical expenses
By Jeb Bing | 0 comments | 209 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.

Find Camps Here