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TIM TALK

Public votes are pleasing politics but poor policy

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne seemed to make the large crowd happy last week when he suggested an advisory vote on whether to proceed with plans for East Pleasanton. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sierra, 21 hours ago | 4 comments | 315 Views

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Regents wrestling with tuition increase tomorrow

The University of California regents will face up to a challenge tomorrow—do they directly deal with students and Governor Brown—or do they continue to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by JohnUnger, on May 27, 2015 at 1:32 am | 4 comments | 1948 Views

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"Swirling" to earn college credit

When Las Positas President Barry Russell spoke to the Pleasanton Men's Club this month, I learned a new term "swirl." It describes students, struggling to earn...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Babs Johnson, on May 26, 2015 at 9:47 am | 3 comments | 428 Views

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Mark Twain drinking wine?

Politicians and pundits alike love to bring Mark Twain's name into the debates about water here in California. Speaking to water managers earlier this month in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 26, 2015
There are no comments yet. 334 Views

TIM TALK

Drought forcing water agencies to tap emergency supplies

The four-year California drought is forcing water agencies to dip deep into their reserve and emergency plans. Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utilities District,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by WritersPerHour.com, on May 21, 2015 at 1:55 am | 2 comments | 507 Views

TIM TALK

Election day is here, at last

Hurray. Election Day is finally here for the 7th Senate District and our mail boxes and telephones can use a break when those who choose to vote will decide which...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 472 Views

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Pleasanton Rotary celebrates 50 years of service

Current and past members of the three Rotary Clubs gathered Friday night at Castlewood Country Club to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the downtown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 522 Views

TIM TALK

Bikes have replaced locomotives on Iron Horse Trail

Having observed the valley's political and government scene for more decades than I care to remember starting before Danville, Dublin and San Ramon were incorporated,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by Doug Miller, on May 10, 2015 at 10:49 pm | 2 comments | 1267 Views

TIM TALK

Expensive legislation pending in Sacramento

The Democrats in the state Legislature are preparing to double down on some very expensive programs. Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 369 Views

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Skin cancer rates soaring as Baby Boomers age

Visiting the dermatologist this week, I was surprised to learn that the physician had worked me into his schedule because routine appointment were booked for the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on May 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 4 comments | 1298 Views

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Lack of supply sends rents and housing prices soaring

A banner headline recently proclaimed "Job growth fuels home prices." Other headlines have reported soaring prices for rentals in many Bay Area communities. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 846 Views

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Major progress on unique housing proposal

Great news this week from the Sunflower Hill organization that has been working to develop a community for adults with special needs. School districts provide lots...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 25, 2015 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 1018 Views

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Local residents setting the example by conserving water

The Livermore Valley's residents and businesses deserve recognition for the excellent job they collectively did in reducing water use last year. Pleasanton,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 24, 2015 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 771 Views

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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 Daniel Boone, on Apr 22, 2015 at 11:55 am | 9 comments | 2490 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 | 926 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 | 1590 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. 915 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 | 1776 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 | 1363 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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More Banks, More Billions, but Bupkes in the Brig. Rinse, repeat. (Part One)
By Tom Cushing | 10 comments | 549 views

Rails to Trails
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 456 views

Mark Twain drinking wine?
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 334 views