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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

"Here Comes The Sun"

Old King Sol is on a merry roll, or at least a power trip -- from Paris, to Washington, to the CPUC in San Francisco. The sun, in the form of solar-generated...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by Denial, 3 hours ago | 11 comments | 4111 Views

TIM TALK

School trustees move decisively

The decisive move by the Pleasanton school trustees to fire Superintendent Rick Rubino after just six months on the job signals that trustees are serious about bringing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by A Resident, 10 hours ago | 11 comments | 944 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Debate: What do you think?

Were you one of the expected 100 million people who tuned in to Monday night's debate? Did you do it to solidify a decision, make a decision, or just for entertainment....

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by Jary, on Jan 17, 2017 at 9:58 pm | 7 comments | 2971 Views

TIM TALK

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 Jary, on Jan 17, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 5 comments | 4463 Views

TIM TALK

ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store

ValleyCare shuttered its decades-old thrift store operation in December because it was costing the hospital about $200,000 per year to operate the all-volunteer...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 758 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Admitted Early Action? Congratulations! And Next Steps

As the holiday season approaches college-bound seniors, who have demonstrated enthusiasm, thoroughness and efficiency by getting their college applications in the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by christina, on Jan 12, 2017 at 4:41 am | 2 comments | 2413 Views

THE OBSERVER

Hanging up my hat for real

I will be hanging up my hat, er blog, by the end of this month. I dropped out of teaching for University of Phoenix earlier this year and I'm getting ready...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by martin002211, on Jan 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 15 comments | 4542 Views

TIM TALK

Memories of the Pineapple Express and Lake Tahoe

Last weekend’s atmospheric river and the flooding around Northern California brought back memories of my Pineapple Express experiences at South Lake Tahoe. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by rahudev, on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:36 am | 2 comments | 841 Views

TIM TALK

Rideshare companies could be a solution to clogged city streets

The desire of well-paid millennials to live in urban environments has sparked plenty of start-up companies to serve them. San Francisco has become a magnet for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 9, 2017 at 8:37 am | 2 comments | 740 Views

ART SPACE

Political Performance Art

During the endless nearly-two-billion-dollars-down-a-rathole presidential campaign, many pundits and prognosticators opined that Donald Trump didn’t...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 8, 2017 at 11:20 am | 7 comments | 386 Views

TIM TALK

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 mikey333, on Jan 8, 2017 at 12:10 am | 10 comments | 5142 Views

ART SPACE

Speed Painting

How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Edward, on Dec 31, 2016 at 2:19 am | 12 comments | 2160 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley residents lead the Gretta Foundation's important work in Uganda

Over many years of reporting on people and events in the Tri-Valley, I have been impressed by the scope of efforts to help locally, regionally and even internationally. Through...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by American, on Dec 30, 2016 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 1530 Views

TIM TALK

San Ramon Valley schools will use new calendar next year

Congrats to the San Ramon Valley school board for putting kids and education first by adopting a new instructional calendar. This week the board approved the new...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 17, 2015
Last comment by Pettitt567, on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm | 2 comments | 4499 Views

TIM TALK

Reflecting on 2016 in Pleasanton

As the New Year dawns, it’s a time for reflection about 2016. Sadly, the Pleasanton school district, which had achieved some stability under the interim leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Reflecting on 2016 in Pleasanton

As the New Year dawns, it’s a time for reflection about 2016. Sadly, the Pleasanton school district, which had achieved some stability under the interim leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 948 Views

TIM TALK

BART's airport connectors continue to under-perform

BART has spent extravagantly to connect its lines to both San Francisco International and Oakland International Airports. In my role as an editorial writer, I...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by larryplab, on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 1659 Views

TIM TALK

School trustees face busy holiday season

Pleasanton students and teachers alike will sigh with relief today as the district finishes its first semester before the holidays. At the same time, teachers,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm | 2 comments | 1247 Views

TIM TALK

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 dev99, on Dec 17, 2016 at 3:32 am | 6 comments | 3533 Views

THE OBSERVER

Thank you for the Pat Down

Last January I visited my mother in Maine for her 100th birthday. On my return home to California, I was given a very thorough pat down before boarding the plane...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:53 am | 15 comments | 3051 Views
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School trustees move decisively
By Tim Hunt | 11 comments | 944 views