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TIM TALK

In-and-Out, Big Macs and budgets

Wonder why McDonald’s has re-organized to try and spark sales (it has been working nationally). We stopped for fast food in Salinas last Saturday at...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by Clap Creative, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 1606 Views

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New Wheels routes to serve BART much better

Supervisor Nate Miley, who represents Pleasanton, and Mayor Jerry Thorne pulled together a transportation workshop a couple of weeks ago. I attended because of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by custom assignment writing services, 18 hours ago | 11 comments | 2118 Views

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A Costco tempest in a tea pot

Former City Councilman Matt Sullivan and some of his allies are engaging in tossing some stuff against the wall hoping something will stick to Mayor Jerry Thorne. Sullivan...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Lisa S. , 23 hours ago | 6 comments | 1204 Views

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The governor's busy veto pen

Governor Brown finished up the first year of the Legislature's two-year session by finalizing his actions on the 941 bills sent to his desk. Some were very...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 13, 2015
Last comment by Lottie S. Collins, on Aug 28, 2016 at 6:51 am | 10 comments | 1933 Views

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Fitting farewell for Jim Hansen

Pleasanton schools chief Jim Hansen remarked on the fitting timing for his re-retirement at the Amador Valley High graduation last Friday. The Amador senior class...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Lawrence Weil, on Aug 25, 2016 at 11:36 pm | 4 comments | 1777 Views

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Proposed IKEA's traffic impact will dwarf Costco

Dublin has been known for its big box stores for decades. Prior to the opening of Stoneridge Mall in 1981, it was the retail shopping hub of the valley. Big box...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by music18, on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:08 pm | 9 comments | 1919 Views

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Legislative showdown on cap-and-trade on tap

With less than 10 days left in the legislative session, Sacramento politicians and lobbyists and scurrying to cut deals. One of the biggest ones is whether to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 23, 2016
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TIM TALK

Legislative showdown on cap-and-trade on tap

With less than 10 days left in the legislative session, Sacramento politicians and lobbyists and scurrying to cut deals. One of the biggest ones is whether to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Legislative showdown on cap-and-trade on tap

With less than 10 days left in the legislative session, Sacramento politicians and lobbyists and scurrying to cut deals. One of the biggest ones is whether to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Legislative showdown on cap-and-trade on tap

With less than 10 days left in the legislative session, Sacramento politicians and lobbyists and scurrying to cut deals. One of the biggest ones is whether to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 320 Views

TIM TALK

An interminable meeting with the right result

Pleasanton Planning Commissioners spent an agonizing number of hours last week nit picking an excellent development proposal for the 15 acres of land between the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by johnwilliams, on Aug 22, 2016 at 4:30 am | 4 comments | 839 Views

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Laughing out loud and crying inside

As a long-time newsman and commentator, I almost laughed out loud at the latest spin from the Bay Area News Group about its coming consolidation of newspapers. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 8, 2016
Last comment by CHANTI, on Aug 21, 2016 at 2:09 pm | 5 comments | 1206 Views

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Legislators need to deal with state's horrible roads

The “dog days of August” came to an abrupt end for most students in the valley this week, but they drag on in Sacramento as the Legislature grinds...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Aug 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm | 3 comments | 535 Views

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School days are upon us

School starts Monday in Pleasanton as well as Dublin and the San Ramon Valley when the new calendar that finishes the first semester by Christmas takes effect. It...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 9, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Aug 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm | 2 comments | 895 Views

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A quick City Council 180-degree turn on tennis courts

City officials likely learned something this month about the need to take the pulse of neighborhoods when implementing masterplans after the reversal of plans at...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Aug 11, 2016 at 9:55 am | 1 comment | 602 Views

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Checking out wine country in South Africa

For the first time on my eight mission trips to Africa, we extended our time in South Africa to include visits to the Cape Town wine region as well as Kruger National...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by Lawrence Weil, on Aug 11, 2016 at 2:47 am | 3 comments | 829 Views

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Amazing progress at Heart for Africa in Swaziland

Having just returned from 20 days in South Africa and Swaziland, I am delighted to report the amazing progress in just four years on Project Canaan, Heart for Africa’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Cinemabox, on Aug 9, 2016 at 2:06 am | 5 comments | 2818 Views

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Prosperity challenges

Speaking to the transportation forum in late March, Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne said projections showed Interstate 580 becoming so congested over the next five...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by asley, on Aug 7, 2016 at 8:48 am | 10 comments | 1292 Views

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More changes in place for daily newspapers

The struggle for what the future is of print/digital journalism has taken a couple of notable of weeks, both featuring Digital First, the parent company of the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 4, 2016
Last comment by vishnu485, on Aug 6, 2016 at 12:51 am | 2 comments | 1274 Views

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Costco opponents trying to get ahead of the City Council

Bill Wheeler of Black Tie Transportation and his business neighbors along Commerce and Johnson drives have their work cut out with their anti-Costco initiative drive. Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by Rod, on Aug 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm | 10 comments | 1761 Views
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A Costco tempest in a tea pot
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 1,204 views

Anatomy of a Summer Camp Project A Visual Essay, Phase 2
By John A. Barry | 2 comments | 320 views