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TIM TALK

New apartments will be pricey to rent

After nearly 15 years of no apartment construction, Pleasanton will see its count of multi-family units soar this year and next. There are five projects completed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Budgeting Taxpayer, 13 hours ago | 10 comments | 942 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 James159, on Dec 3, 2016 at 1:08 am | 3 comments | 3493 Views

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Comparing campaign finance laws in the valley

Last week’s post about the Friends of Livermore prompted lots of views and some comments that invite a comparison of campaign finance in Pleasanton and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Lucia, on Dec 2, 2016 at 5:07 am | 2 comments | 2418 Views

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Pleasanton school enrollment stable as demographics continue to shift

Demographics continue to shift in the Pleasanton school district. Trustees received the annual enrollment update that showed a decline in the elementary school population,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 1, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 1 comment | 587 Views

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Cook-Kallio handlers running curious campaign

Cheryl Cook-Kallio clearly is being tightly managed in her run for the 16th Assembly seat currently held by Republican Catharine Baker. When Cheryl served on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Ricky jones, on Nov 30, 2016 at 10:15 pm | 13 comments | 2324 Views

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A top ranking for Las Positas College

Congratulations to the students, faculty and staff of Las Positas College in Livermore. It was just named the top community college by www.schools.com. It...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by Ricky jones, on Nov 30, 2016 at 10:12 pm | 2 comments | 1592 Views

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Dublin faces difficult financial choices in a few years

Dublin will have two new city council members next month after the election is certified and they can join the incumbents in starting to wrestle with a new financial...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by res1, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:08 pm | 1 comment | 1451 Views

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Election reflections

In this bluest of blue states thanks to the wealthy coastal counties, running simply as a Democrat did not work for former Pleasanton Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 20, 2016 at 10:02 am | 4 comments | 1891 Views

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Pleasanton police vehicles damaged in Oakland protest

Earlier today I wrote that the Pleasanton City Council elections were not surprising. I did overlook one election-related surprise---seeing damaged Pleasanton police...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:45 am | 36 comments | 2383 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 mohan4795, on Nov 17, 2016 at 3:36 am | 4 comments | 3765 Views

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Need to regjulate more? Change the goal

The Bay Area air board is at it again. The regulators released a plan last week to further reduce “toxic” air contaminants. It could affect up to 1,000 different...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Dave, on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:56 am | 14 comments | 1037 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 netflix, on Nov 12, 2016 at 1:46 am | 9 comments | 4691 Views

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Pleasanton voters chart a steady course

The huge news Election Night was the stunning upset by President-elect Donald Trump, but it there were no surprises in Pleasanton. Mayor Jerry Thorne easily won...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2016
There are no comments yet. 697 Views

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A novel rationale to vote for Trump

Thomas Sowell offered an unusual reason of why to vote for Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton. Trump will be easier to impeach, Sowell wrote in his opinion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm | 13 comments | 1348 Views

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A different approach to candidates' forums

Among the flood of letters to the editor in the papers have been a few discussing the Oct. 13 candidates’ forum (Tri-Valley @ a Crossroads) at the Firehouse...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Tired of the Baloney , on Nov 3, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 12 comments | 5668 Views

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Fort McHenry is interesting historical tour

While staying with friends near Lancaster, PA, we continued our U.S. history lessons with a visit to Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. The fort was the key installation...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm | 4 comments | 1389 Views

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Boston, leaves and lobster

We live in a very old house by Pleasanton and California standards—it’s well over 120 years old. However, compared to what we saw in Boston,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Marguerite Platt, on Oct 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm | 7 comments | 1524 Views

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Wary about the prospect of Cheryl Cook-Kallio in Sacramento

I admire Cheryl Cook-Kallio for her accomplishments and leadership when she served eight years on the Pleasanton City Council. Pleasanton residents, as well as those...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Justin, on Oct 25, 2016 at 10:19 pm | 9 comments | 2898 Views

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Arnold Palmer leaves an amazing legacy

I have few regrets in this life, but one of them just became real Sunday. I never had the opportunity to meet “The King,” Arnold Palmer. Mr....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by AustinBaker, on Oct 19, 2016 at 11:24 pm | 2 comments | 2064 Views

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Remembering Alameda County's fallen heroes

Retired Alameda County Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Knudsen has a passion for the history of law enforcement in the county. (I knew Jim professionally when he was the first...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by American, on Oct 19, 2016 at 6:58 am | 2 comments | 1981 Views
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New apartments will be pricey to rent
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President Trump
By Roz Rogoff | 14 comments | 394 views