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TIM TALK

The air board gets an ear full from residents

Reading the coverage in the Tri-Valley Times of the Bay Area air board public meeting in Livermore last week, it was clear that those attending did not conceal their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Apr 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 413 Views

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Better financial times ahead for ValleyCare thanks to Stanford merger

I can imagine there were smiles all around when state Attorney General Kamala Harris signed off on the Stanford Health Care acquisition of ValleyCare Health System. Assuming...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 464 Views

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Time to revise rebates for electric cars

State Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) has a great idea. He proposes limiting the state rebates on electric vehicles to cars priced at $40,000 or less. Currently,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by CJ, on Apr 15, 2015 at 10:13 am | 10 comments | 1248 Views

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Two men I never met who touched my life

The deaths this past week of two public figures—one a broadcaster and one a pastor-- brought back fond memories of how both had touched my lives. The broadcaster...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 7, 2015
There are no comments yet. 587 Views

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Governor establishes unprecedented mandatory water restrictions

The governor made official this week what most observers already knew—the state is facing an unprecedented challenge with the drought. For the first time in 75...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Rhel, on Apr 6, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 7 comments | 1432 Views

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A new concept for neighborhoods in Pleasanton

Last week, DeNova Homes opened its new neighborhood near the Gateway Shopping Center at Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680. It's an interesting new concept for Pleasanton....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Apr 5, 2015 at 7:12 pm | 4 comments | 1018 Views

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A new concept for neighborhoods in Pleasanton

Last week, DeNova Homes opened its new neighborhood near the Gateway Shopping Center at Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680. It's an interesting new concept for Pleasanton....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2015
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TIM TALK

A new concept for neighborhoods in Pleasanton

Last week, DeNova Homes opened its new neighborhood near the Gateway Shopping Center at Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680. It's an interesting new concept for Pleasanton....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2015
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

A new concept for neighborhoods in Pleasanton

Last week, DeNova Homes opened its new neighborhood near the Gateway Shopping Center at Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680. It's an interesting new concept for Pleasanton....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2015
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TIM TALK

Another bad idea from the air board

If you are looking for a classic case of bureaucratic over-reach, consider the Bay Area air board's latest brain child to forbid the sale of a home with a wood-burning...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Robert , on Mar 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm | 20 comments | 8188 Views

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What were some voters thinking or were they?

Barring a major surprise in the 13,300 ballots still to be counted, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer will face off with Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla in the May...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm | 22 comments | 1696 Views

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A step forward but many hurdles remain for Oakland sports facilities

This morning the Alameda County supervisors are expected to vote in favor of an exclusive negotiating agreement with a firm headed by San Diego businessman Floyd...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 587 Views

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Democrats doubling down on climate change

Democrats in the Legislature are doubling down on California's already expansive and expensive efforts to curb global warming/climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by BobB, on Mar 18, 2015 at 2:37 pm | 30 comments | 1673 Views

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7th Senate district primary is finally here--lots more mail to come

The deluge of mail for regular voters should slow down by tomorrow after the first round of the special election for the 7th Senate district concludes today. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 639 Views

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No surprise that the Tri-Valley is rising

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute formally said what many locals have known for many years—the Tri-Valley is ideally suited for a consistently growing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Mar 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm | 3 comments | 1107 Views

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Rents are soaring in the Bay Area

Some cities, particularly in the heart of the Silicon Valley, have awakened to the key challenge facing their communities—the shortage in housing that is...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Mar 10, 2015 at 8:49 am | 4 comments | 2717 Views

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Swalwell tapped for key Democrat Party position

Rep. Eric Swalwell has a well-deserved reputation of working very hard to meet and serve his constituents. The Dublin congressman sent out a fundraising email...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Sal, on Mar 3, 2015 at 6:24 pm | 2 comments | 1203 Views

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Baker bill targets BART strikes

Catharine Baker, the Tri-Valley's representative in the Assembly in Sacramento, introduced her first legislation aimed at stopping BART workers' strikes. Her bill,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Mar 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm | 2 comments | 1909 Views

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Pleasanton resident will have his hands full trying to keep the Oakland teams

Pleasanton resident Scott McKibben will step into the middle of the struggle to keep both the Raiders and the Athletics in Oakland when he assumes leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 1 comment | 1497 Views

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Key Republicans backing Glazer in 7th Senate primary

The primary race for the 7th Senate District seat is heating up. It boils down to a three-way race among Democrats with the only Republican on the ballot...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 2545 Views
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Better financial times ahead for ValleyCare thanks to Stanford merger
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 464 views

Tax Day
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 284 views