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TIM TALK

More changes coming to ValleyCare

Sitting down for the first time with new ValleyCare CEO Scott Gregerson why the board liked him become very clear. Very intelligent; very high energy and clear...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Hugh, 7 hours ago | 12 comments | 542 Views

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Planning the "Pleasanton way"

The government approval process in Pleasanton has been notorious as "the Pleasanton way." Sometimes, that results in good projects—other times the seemingly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Farmerly Don from PC, 14 hours ago | 13 comments | 934 Views

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ValleyCare board chair speaks out

John Sensiba, chairman of the board of ValleyCare Health System, sat down this for an interview about the system and the recent departure of long-time CEO Marcy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Lucy, 17 hours ago | 14 comments | 8582 Views

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Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:42 am | 50 comments | 1182 Views

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StopWaste strives to stay in business

Updating a February post, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Stopwaste.org) is poised to skirt the spirit of the law and establish a fee for hazardous...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Pedal Power, on Apr 14, 2014 at 9:53 pm | 5 comments | 992 Views

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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 Dave, on Apr 11, 2014 at 9:15 am | 2 comments | 652 Views

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Taxpayer-funded universal preschool is no panacea

Democrats ranging from President Obama to California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg to progressive New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have all been pushing ahead with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 10, 2014 at 9:38 am | 18 comments | 2228 Views

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Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand

Since it was approved in the 1982, Hacienda Business Park has consistently evolved to accommodate changing market conditions. As General Manager James Paxson told...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1495 Views

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A bad week for state Senators

California state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is having a really bad week. Steinberg took over the leadership five years ago when former leader Don Perata was...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 4, 2014 at 8:16 am | 2 comments | 618 Views

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News and notes

Were you surprised that the Dept. of the Interior and the National Park Service released a survey results that touted the economic benefits of the national...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 2, 2014 at 8:48 am | 24 comments | 1696 Views

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The personal touch

The city of Dublin and BART will come together Monday to honor the city's first mayor, Pete Snyder. Pete moved to Lincoln east of Sacramento a several years...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1322 Views

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More transitions at ValleyCare

Transitions are continuing at ValleyCare where two long-time executives have announced their retirements. Chief Financial Officer Ken Jensen will retire...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Needed Trim, on Mar 21, 2014 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 2911 Views

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Dublin residents face tax renewal

Dublin voters will have the opportunity to extend the parcel tax for schools in a special mail-in election this month. County election officials will mail the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Mar 19, 2014 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 1212 Views

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The right call on the Eastside plan

Four members of the Pleasanton City Council made the right call last week when they decided to continue planning what should happen on the east side of the community. Senior...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 976 Views

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Governor Jerry advocates fiscal discipline

Governor Jerry Brown has always loved to keep people—friends and foes—off balance and guessing with his approach to politics and governing. During...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Lill Respect, on Mar 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm | 3 comments | 1428 Views

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Location, location, location: a home run for Workday

Serial software entrepreneur Dave Duffield lives in Alamo and has headquartered two of his successful businesses in Pleasanton. The latest is Workday, which has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on Mar 5, 2014 at 8:00 am | 4 comments | 2017 Views

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Two lives well lived

Two deaths reported in the last couple of weeks touched me deeply. It's one of those times in the seasons of life moments when memorial services and funerals...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Matthew D. VHS '99, on Mar 4, 2014 at 10:14 am | 1 comment | 1347 Views

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Fourth of July fireworks return to the county fair

The news differs for fireworks on the Fourth of July depending upon where you live. The San Ramon parks and recreation commission put a firm kibosh on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Frank Lynn, on Feb 27, 2014 at 5:17 pm | 1 comment | 1362 Views

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Following up on ValleyCare directors' compensation

Following up on ValleyCare and its board of directors—the federal 990 tax forms showed income for the volunteer directors starting in 2010. The board has served...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by cost concerned livermore resident, on Feb 27, 2014 at 12:07 am | 1 comment | 2730 Views

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Huge financial challenges surround the Bankhead Theater

David Hyslop certainly has his work cut out. Hyslop joined the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center recently after Ted Giatas departed after just two...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Feb 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 1418 Views
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