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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 Arte545, 19 minutes ago | 5 comments | 503 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 Lamar99, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 675 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, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 277 Views

ART SPACE

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. Toward that end, I’ve festooned my bike o’ the month with names of inspirational women in such fields...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Pololo Mololo, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 134 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. 1471 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 | 1047 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 | 1217 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 | 1204 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 | 1315 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 | 3098 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 | 2363 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 | 1212 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 | 2611 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 <a href="http://mahjongfreegames.online">mahjong</a>, on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:11 am | 8 comments | 4177 Views

ART SPACE

Weaving a Story

Well the Yanks hate the Reds And the Greeks hate the Turks I really hate to say it But they're all a bunch of jerks &ndash; &ldquo;Piss on the Wall,&rdquo;...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jan Hersh, on Mar 7, 2017 at 5:16 pm | 1 comment | 333 Views

ART SPACE

Bicycle Built for Hue

For the past year or so, I&rsquo;ve been painting an old hybrid bike each month to symbolize or suggest that month. February is almost over,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 269 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 | 1175 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 | 1467 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, &quot;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 | 1397 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

What’s in a label?

Item: &ldquo;That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.&quot; Item: Trump&rsquo;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 | 3168 Views
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Johnny Be Gone – Long Live Rock-n-Roll
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 675 views

Zone 7 directors took the right action to help homeowners
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 503 views

Women’s History Month
By John A. Barry | 5 comments | 134 views