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TIM TALK

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 Silver House, 5 hours ago | 5 comments | 2577 Views

TIM TALK

16th Assembly race has familiar elements with a new twist

The campaign for the 16th Assembly district has gotten a lot more interesting since former Pleasanton City Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio declared she will run...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by JamesDub, 7 hours ago | 8 comments | 6400 Views

THE OBSERVER

410 Gregg Place for Sale

If anyone has been to a City Council meeting in the last 10 years, the address

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by JamesMow, 13 hours ago |
11 comments | 8878 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far

The insider's view of Prop writing must present a tantalizing panorama of options. There has to be a temptation to glom several, directionally-related concepts...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Robert James, 16 hours ago | 22 comments | 8271 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

College-level Math 1, Electoral edition

As the campaigns take shape in late September and the so-called "low-interest" voters (who may decide the outcome – what a comfort that is!) finally tune-in...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by JamesDub, on Sep 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 7 comments | 11698 Views

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 Cholo, on Sep 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm | 3 comments | 421 Views

TIM TALK

Job growth is driving housing prices

Tuesday's post about the 11,000-unit River Islands in Lathrop reflects the long term view that homebuilders and developers are taking when it comes to job growth...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by JohnDub, on Sep 19, 2017 at 5:14 am | 7 comments | 7138 Views

TIM TALK

Baker's bipartisan bill to push BART-ACE connection is moving ahead

Momentum is building in the Legislature for a bill co-authored by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) that would formally establish a Tri-Valley-San Joaquin...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by sidd, on Sep 19, 2017 at 1:32 am | 7 comments | 1736 Views

TIM TALK

Time to defeat a bad bill on bridge tolls

It’s unusual to see a federal official weigh in on actions being taken in Sacramento, but Congressman Mark DeSaulnier felt compelled to do exactly that as the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Sep 18, 2017 at 3:26 pm | 7 comments | 565 Views

THE OBSERVER

Thank you for the Pat Down

Last January I visited my mother in Maine for her 100th birthday. On my return home to California, I was given a very thorough pat down before boarding the plane...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Lena, on Sep 18, 2017 at 12:09 am | 16 comments | 4374 Views

TIM TALK

Hurricanes and drought touch home

One of the great blessings of my life has been getting to know people in Kenya and Swaziland through my mission work with Heart for Africa. And through connections...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 17, 2017 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | 393 Views

TIM TALK

Canceling the festival was the right decision

Good call by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association to cancel its 36th annual Harvest Wine Celebration Sunday and Monday because of the extreme heat. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 5, 2017
Last comment by bittu, on Sep 17, 2017 at 7:18 am | 1 comment | 571 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 chaturbate token generator, on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:52 am | 3 comments | 1134 Views

THE OBSERVER

Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law

Congressman Eric Swalwell's bill to name the Dublin Post Office after Jim Kohnen was signed into law on August 8, 2014 by President Obama. Here's a link to

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by MikeGaf, on Sep 13, 2017 at 11:16 am |
7 comments | 8632 Views

TIM TALK

John Muir-San Ramon hospitals invade ValleyCare's home turf

The announcement this week that the John Muir Medical Systems-San Ramon Regional Hospital joint venture has purchased an office building in Pleasanton further...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Yelena Hopper, on Sep 13, 2017 at 5:17 am | 11 comments | 14056 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Public Ivy Schools for 2015--Going By the ?Virginia Rule?

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides college, transfer and graduate school applicants through the complex world of admission. Elizabeth helps students identify majors...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Marina, on Sep 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm | 8 comments | 10299 Views

TIM TALK

Masud Mehran's legacy

Masud Mehran, one of the builders who transformed both Livermore and San Ramon, died last month at the age of 93. He founded Sunset Development in 1951 and started...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Marina, on Sep 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 14009 Views

TIM TALK

The governor touts his $68 billion boondoggle

When it comes to the environment, the sometimes pragmatic Gov. Jerry Brown seems to check his brain before deciding policy. Several examples from his inaugural...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by MikeDuaSp, on Sep 12, 2017 at 5:10 am | 5 comments | 6605 Views

ART SPACE

Copying, Stealing, Homage

A friend who recently attended the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit at SFMOMA expressed astonishment that Diebenkorn’s Nude on a Blue Ground (1966) was in...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Richard Daniels, on Sep 12, 2017 at 3:47 am | 3 comments | 496 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 Richard Daniels, on Sep 12, 2017 at 3:39 am | 4 comments | 972 Views
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Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 421 views