Editorials

2017

The value of community journalism

When Investigation Discovery (ID) television network wanted to do a documentary-style program about the 2008 murder of Pleasanton couple Ernest Scherer Jr. and Charlene Abendroth, they contacted the local newspaper.

December 28, 2017 | 2 comments
In this season of giving, joy and peace

It's holiday time in a bah humbug sort of year. Reasons for distress run the gamut -- from terrorism, violence and nuclear weapons to disrespect, distrust, divisiveness and discrimination to inequality and injustice. When there is equal outrage over a football player who takes a knee and someone who takes a life with impunity, something is wrong.

December 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Steinle verdict -- Let's channel our frustration

Mexican man's acquittal on shooting charges leaves Pleasanton stunned
The acquittal last week of the person charged with killing Kate Steinle left many in Kate's hometown of Pleasanton feeling betrayed by the justice system and outraged.

December 7, 2017 | 9 comments
What we need is more gun control

Gun ownership is a right in this country. A few recent incidents close to home prompt us to remind gun owners about the responsibility that comes with this right.

November 2, 2017 | 3 comments
Express lanes are not a silver bullet for I-680, but should help

With more potential users of the far-left lane and more drivers maneuvering toward that lane, there seems a real possibility of some level of traffic flow improvement, but not nearly to the extent realized with I-580.

October 5, 2017 | 10 comments
Seeking Tri-Valley's everyday heroes

Nominations in eight award categories due Sept. 18
A hero is not defined by money or celebrity but by commitment to bettering the world and being a blessing to others.

September 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Stop commemorating the Confederacy

In support of Sen. Glazer's call for removing symbols from public spaces
In the wake of the hate-fueled white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Va., our local State Sen. Steve Glazer is renewing Senate Joint Resolution 15, which he originally presented last year calling on the U.S. Congress and the president to remove symbols honoring Confederate political and military leaders from federal public buildings and parks.

August 25, 2017 | 24 comments
Wireless facility bill will circumvent local control

Thank you, Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), for being the lone No vote on Senate Bill 649, which, in essence, usurps local government control of public right-of-ways and restricts their ability to collect rent for putting cell towers on public property.

July 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Hats off to citizen (turned) journalist

'Observer' Roz Rogoff retires after years of covering San Ramon
Local news coverage is imperative to the health of a community. When the number of journalists locally and nationally was dwindling, San Ramon resident Rosalind "Roz" Rogoff saw this dearth of local news coverage and did something many couldn't -- or wouldn't.

January 5, 2017 | 1 comment

2016

Re-elect San Ramon council incumbents; vote Yes on Measure X

Also recommend voting No on BART bond, re-electing Assemblywoman Baker
Four candidates are vying this fall for two San Ramon City Council seats, with incumbents Phil O'Loane and Scott Perkins being challenged by Susmita Nayak and Sabina Zafar.

October 23, 2016 | 8 comments

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