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TIM TALK

Time for a rain dance

The continued freezing nights and warm afternoons are great for outdoor activities, but forget snuggling by the fireplace in this month of Spare the Air days. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by PhyllisWek, 9 minutes ago | 6 comments | 8256 Views

TIM TALK

Recollections of a leader and a friend

During my years in the newspaper industry, I dealt with many politicians and other leaders. With some, I built lasting relationships. Ken Mercer was one of those...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 18 minutes ago | 3 comments | 19310 Views

THE OBSERVER

Election Post Mortem

There isn't much to say about the results of the City Council election, except that it proved once again that the vocal opposition is in the minority and the...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 2 hours ago | 11 comments | 7641 Views

THE OBSERVER

Bikes and Cars don't mix

The latest news about the 72 year old woman who was hit by a car while riding her bicycle across a busy intersection in Pleasanton is another scary example of...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Marty, 3 hours ago | 22 comments | 4162 Views

TIM TALK

Plenty of water that will cost more this year

To the surprise of no one, the Zone 7 water district announced that the record rain and snowfall have resulted in abundant water supplies for Livermore Valley customers. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 121 Views

THE OBSERVER

Getting Organized

I hired Rachel Seavey, a professional organizer, to help me get rid of all of the years of collected clutter. Rachel uses the business name

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 6 hours ago |
13 comments | 4224 Views

TIM TALK

What to do with your buckets of water

Following up on my Pineapple Express stories, what do you do with the water you collect in the shower now that Mother Nature has blessed us with so much rain that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 7 hours ago | 8 comments | 5606 Views

THE OBSERVER

City Council "Fireworks"

Wednesday morning I got an email from Harry Sachs asking what happened at the City Council meeting Tuesday night. Council meeting? Tuesday night? I completely...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 26, 2013
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 5631 Views

TIM TALK

Farewell to Candlestick

Long-suffering 49er fans will celebrate a milestone Monday evening when San Francisco plays its final home game at Candlestick Park. The "Stick"...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by PhyllisWek, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 10755 Views

THE OBSERVER

My Blogtalkradio show is back

After my interview with Eric Swalwell, my Blogtalkradio show is on a roll. I have guests lined up through the middle of June. I shall be interviewing Chris Pareja,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 7939 Views

THE OBSERVER

Who do you trust on Measure W?

Who do you trust? Johnny Carson hosted a TV quiz show back in the 1950's called "Who Do You Trust?" I remember watching it when I was a kid, but...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 23, 2010
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 11 hours ago | 40 comments | 14653 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Our fathers, who wert in boardrooms

Was the concept of the United States as a fundamentally Christian nation sold to us by the folks who brought us Better Things for Better Living? A forthcoming...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 12 hours ago | 8 comments | 11480 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

David Brooks at his Best ? and Worst

David Brooks writes wonderful stuff when he speaks from his heart ? it's a very good heart. Unfortunately, he doesn't live there full-time, and too often...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 13, 2014
Last comment by PhyllisWek, 13 hours ago | 16 comments | 12482 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Sad Commentaries

What's happening to us? That's the depressing question that looms large for me after reading two sad articles in tandem, one local and another about life...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 14 hours ago | 9 comments | 8247 Views

THE OBSERVER

Fourth of July

I've never been to a Fourth of July event in Central Park in the 15 years I've lived in San Ramon. Like most residents I watched the aerial fireworks...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 1, 2012
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 5676 Views

ART SPACE

Matisse into Diebenkorn

Review of Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, by Bill Carmel, MFA (JAB note: This site limits the number of images that can...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Mike, 16 hours ago | 11 comments | 362 Views

TIM TALK

Wise shift by Summerhill

The decision by Summerhill Homes to switch its planned apartment complex to for-sale condominiums is good news. Pleasanton needs more variety of housing options...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 4155 Views

THE OBSERVER

Parks Commissioner John Mills preparing to run for San Ramon City Council

I spoke to City Clerk Pat Edwards this afternoon to ask if Harry Sachs and Dave Hudson were the only two candidates running for City Council if the election would...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by PhyllisWek, 18 hours ago | 7 comments | 5640 Views

THE OBSERVER

Answering Patch posters

It's Labor Day weekend and I wasn't going to post a blog this Monday, but after reading the San Ramon Patch about widening Bollinger Canyon Road I felt...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by PhyllisWek, 18 hours ago | 5 comments | 6363 Views

THE OBSERVER

Chanukah & The Bill of Rights

Yesterday, Monday December 15th, was Bill of Rights Day. I didn't know there was a Bill of Rights Day until I saw it in my digital planner. To find out more...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by CaseyUseni, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 4476 Views
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Matisse into Diebenkorn
By John A. Barry | 11 comments | 362 views