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New heights for NIMBYs

Many San Ramon Valley residents are taking NIMBY (Not in my back yard) attitudes to new heights. An estimated 450 people gathered last weekend to protest against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Oliver Heaviside, 15 hours ago | 29 comments | 1336 Views


Pleasanton's water use matches Las Vegas

Pleasanton water department staffers have received lots of feedback—that's greatly understating it—since the City Council established the policy that every...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Paul , on Aug 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm | 18 comments | 2315 Views


Harvest time in the vineyards

The aftermath of Sunday morning's earthquake has produced plenty of news stories about the impacts on the Napa Valley wine industry. Seeing barrels toppled from...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 532 Views


Job growth is driving housing prices

Tuesday's post about the 11,000-unit River Islands in Lathrop reflects the long term view that homebuilders and developers are taking when it comes to job growth...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by john, on Aug 25, 2014 at 9:37 pm | 3 comments | 1168 Views


The drought drives lawmakers to action

The ugly drought the state is enduring coupled with the reality that voters were scheduled to decide on a water bond finally moved the governor and Legislature to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Knut, on Aug 21, 2014 at 6:31 am | 13 comments | 1677 Views


Patience and very deep pockets can pay off

Newspaper advertisements for the past couple of weeks have touted the new community in Lathrop of River Islands. Lathrop is one of the San Joaquin Valley cities—like...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 694 Views


Will legislative leaders do their job?

With the Legislature now just three weeks away from ending its two-year session, there's one key bill locked in the Senate Rules Committee that will hammer your...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is not a disease , on Aug 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm | 4 comments | 765 Views


Time to let the Raiders go

One of the great misnomers is that the Oakland Raiders organization cares about the East Bay. If you believe that, I have a bridge from Hawaii to China that I am...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Aug 11, 2014 at 6:31 pm | 8 comments | 1590 Views


ValleyCare moving ahead with Stanford

ValleyCare Health System held its annual meeting last month and continued to move steadily forward toward an affiliation with Stanford Medical System. The recommended...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Healthcare affiliate , on Aug 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm | 1 comment | 1018 Views


A small sign of progress from the Energy Department

One small sign of rational thought emerged from the Department of Energy last month. Because of the federal ethanol mandates passed by a bipartisan Congress...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by shakawat, on Aug 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm | 4 comments | 3154 Views


Political posturing about water

Former Pleasanton City Councilmen Matt Sullivan and Tom Pico wrote an opinion piece in the Pleasanton Weekly last week that engaged in some rhetoric that I thought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by sknywench, on Jul 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 7 comments | 1123 Views


What about the annual housing cap?

Conveniently timed for an election year, a new group has sprung up in Pleasanton determined to reverse the city's rezoning of some parcels last year. The city...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jul 28, 2014 at 8:40 am | 5 comments | 1344 Views


Tough new rules on water are necessary

Media reports abounded this week after the state water board established firm new regulations to put some teeth to its message that the state is locked in a drought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:48 am | 12 comments | 1584 Views


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 Arnold, on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm | 25 comments | 1498 Views


Hurray--an agreement to continue Bankhead Theater performances

Many Livermore residents as well as cultural arts lovers throughout the valley are celebrating that the city and Alameda County have figured out a path forward to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Dusty Dog, on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm | 3 comments | 848 Views


What will $20 million do to lessen congestion?

Following up on the post about the Alameda County transportation sales tax extension, it allocates $20 million to analyze and upgrade the Interstate 580/680 interchange. Compar...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Jul 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm | 4 comments | 1348 Views


Name the sports park for Ken Mercer

Pleasanton's parks and recreation commission will have the opportunity this week to celebrate the life of a man who gave hugely of his time and talent to help shape...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm | 4 comments | 1099 Views


A big day at the fair can mean a bad day on the freeway

Heading north on interstate 680 last Saturday afternoon, I was struck by the huge back-up of southbound cars that were queued up at the Bernal Avenue interchange,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Anthony, on Jul 7, 2014 at 10:07 pm | 3 comments | 2149 Views


Drought challenges Pleasanton officials

The Pleasanton City Council and city operations director Daniel Smith have made their share of headlines as they establish policies to battle the drought that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Renee Olsen, on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm | 6 comments | 1687 Views


Some curious decisions by the governor and legislative leaders

The state budget approved by the Legislature and signed by Governor Brown last week demonstrated some questionable priorities. It was a relatively easy budget...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by High School Teacher, on Jul 2, 2014 at 8:41 am | 4 comments | 2853 Views
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Understanding Early Decision in College Admissions
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 2,042 views

New heights for NIMBYs
By Tim Hunt | 29 comments | 1,336 views

When those covering the news become the news
By Gina Channell-Allen | 1 comment | 932 views

Earthquake Insurance
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 747 views

Merger of Music and Painting
By John A. Barry | 0 comments | 115 views