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TIM TALK

Hayward NAACP officials threaten blog posters

The lame-duck Pleasanton school board took action on two key actions and heard disturbing comments from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, 12 hours ago | 13 comments | 733 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
There are no comments yet. 555 Views

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Friends controlling Livermore politics

In stark contrast to the heated 2011 election, the City Council and mayoral races were quite uneventful in Livermore. Mayor John Marchand, who pulled out just...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Nov 15, 2014 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 1361 Views

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Dublin votes for privately owned open space

Last week's anti-climactic election on Measure T in Dublin should, for the next number of years, solidify any question about what happens in Doolan Canyon north...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2014
Last comment by Longtimer, on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:19 am | 4 comments | 1537 Views

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Obamacare is rotten at its core

Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sean, on Nov 13, 2014 at 9:31 am | 35 comments | 36986 Views

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Post election musings

One of the surprises coming out of Tuesday's election was in the hard-fought 16th Assembly District where Republican Catharine Baker topped Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 10, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 6 comments | 1803 Views

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The season for political show and tell

If it is election season, then it must be groundbreaking or grand opening season. Did you note the timing of the formal ceremony to celebrate the improvements...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 4, 2014
There are no comments yet. 580 Views

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Major change due to higher education

With the costs of higher education soaring faster than health insurance costs, look for disruptive changes across the higher education establishment. Many will...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by MissPolly, on Nov 3, 2014 at 4:26 am | 14 comments | 3631 Views

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The Vranesh situation heads to court

The vexing challenge faced by the Pleasanton school district got more difficult this month when former Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh filed a law suit against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jtjh, on Nov 1, 2014 at 3:11 pm | 10 comments | 1529 Views

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Big money flowing in selected primaries

This week we should learn how voters regarded the big money poured into the heated primary campaign to succeed Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan in Sacramento. She is...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Andrew, on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 976 Views

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A good plan for downtown, but can city officials get it approved?

The city has grand plans to integrate the Firehouse Theater into the two downtown parks on First Street—Lions Wayside and Delucchi to enhance the green spaces...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1355 Views

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Endorsement thoughts

There is an Interesting, although not surprising split, in endorsements in the 16th Assembly District where Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti (Democrat) is facing off against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by lll, on Oct 26, 2014 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 1513 Views

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A second half of life exceptionally well lived

Reporting more to prepare an obituary on David Mertes of Livermore, I was struck by how well he served people both locally and in areas around the world. He retired...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 939 Views

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Interesting split in newspaper endorsements

There's an interesting split in endorsements for the 16th Assembly District where incumbent Joan Buchanan of Alamo is termed out after six years. The local papers,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by BobB, on Oct 20, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 12 comments | 1274 Views

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The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader

The Livermore Valley lost one of its distinguished leaders last week when David Mertes died at the age of 83 on Oct. 9. David accomplished much in his professional...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Harry Sachs, on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:54 am | 3 comments | 1765 Views

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Reflections on a road trip

Last week, I drove to Memphis with my daughter who is moving here to join friends who are planting a non-traditional Christian church. We did the 2,000-plus miles...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 9, 2014 at 11:35 am | 2 comments | 1298 Views

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Decision time for ValleyCare members

Ballots are now in the corporate members' hands after the ValleyCare Health System board announced that it has finalized its agreement to affiliate with the Stanford...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 9, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1413 Views

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New turf grass for landscaping?

Given the brown lawns that abound in Pleasanton, it was stunning Tuesday afternoon to see lots of fresh green turf being laid in front of what will be a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 7, 2014 at 10:14 am | 4 comments | 1502 Views

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Demographics present challenges for Livermore

Thinking back to the Tri-Valley Mayor's Summit last Wednesday that I moderated, someone in the audience posed a question about poverty in the Tri-Valley and what...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 1, 2014 at 9:33 am | 14 comments | 1759 Views

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Cell phone conundrum

Since cell phones have become commonplace, plenty of business people have abandoned land lines completely in favor of the convenience of the phone in their pocket. Generally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by WOW MR. HUNT, on Sep 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 437 Views
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Not so speedy trial
By Roz Rogoff | 1 comment | 816 views

Hayward NAACP officials threaten blog posters
By Tim Hunt | 13 comments | 733 views