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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, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 11470 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, 1 hour ago | 16 comments | 12465 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, 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 8235 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, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 5665 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, 4 hours ago | 11 comments | 351 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, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 4144 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, 6 hours ago | 7 comments | 5630 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, 7 hours ago | 5 comments | 6352 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, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 4468 Views

TIM TALK

A necessary, but large budget hit for schools

School districts received a healthy boost in funding with the 2014-15 budget that Governor Brown signed last month. There was another important change so teachers...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by PhyllisWek, 9 hours ago | 26 comments | 6542 Views

TIM TALK

A busy, busy weekend to close the county fair

That Friday semi-holiday last week felt so strange. Checking out the traffic reports on the early morning news, you could cruise through the Bay Bridge toll gates...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm | 1 comment | 4139 Views

TIM TALK

News notes

Senate Democrats this week stood unified in favor of cities and counties that ignore federal law with sanctuary city provisions. The Democrats blocked a vote...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 2819 Views

THE OBSERVER

The San Ramon Observer is back!

Seth Adams was right, not about No on Measure W but about me not being an investigative reporter. I'm not a reporter and I didn't want to be one, but...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 5741 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 DorothyHap, on Apr 23, 2017 at 1:44 pm | 5 comments | 5746 Views

THE OBSERVER

Help! I've fallen and I can't get up

This week's blog isn't about Life Call monitoring or another old joke that uses their tagline for the punch line. It's what happened to me this Thursday...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 27, 2012
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm | 7 comments | 5354 Views

TIM TALK

Democrats doubling down on climate change

Democrats in the Legislature are doubling down on California's already expansive and expensive efforts to curb global warming/climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:49 am | 31 comments | 5693 Views

THE OBSERVER

Point of View

A point of view refers to where you are standing to look at something and how much you can see from that position. If I was behind the scenes at a Broadway production,...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jul. 24, 2011
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:47 am | 5 comments | 5806 Views

THE OBSERVER

RDA Successor Agency Oversight Board Meeting

The Successor Agency for the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) held its first meeting on March 27th....

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 8, 2012
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 8014 Views

TIM TALK

Valley Trails site is poor location for school

The joint meeting of school trustees and city council members last week came around to discussing whether the school district should build a new elementary school...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by TK421, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:17 am | 7 comments | 658 Views

TIM TALK

A tax grab that likely goes no where

You’ve got to give Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, some credit. He’s willing to take on the politically powerful East Bay Regional Parks District...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 553 Views
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Valley Trails site is poor location for school
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 658 views

Matisse into Diebenkorn
By John A. Barry | 11 comments | 351 views