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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 Michael Austin, 1 hour ago | 14 comments | 859 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 | 1435 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. 378 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 | 1434 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. 452 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 | 867 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 | 2436 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 | 1015 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 | 1726 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 | 1329 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 | 2354 Views

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Barbara Mertes served students well for decades

Las Positas College and its parent district lost the services of long-time trustee and retired dean Barbara Mertes this week when the board accepted her resignation. She...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by sarahjones, on Feb 21, 2015 at 1:23 am | 1 comment | 1406 Views

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Ambitious amphitheater plans in Dublin

The Dublin City Council moved ahead this month with impressive plans to build an aquatic complex at Emerald Glen Park in east Dublin. The project had been put...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 20, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 3 comments | 1202 Views

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Look for changes in the gasoline tax

Momentum seems to be building in both Sacramento and Washington D.C. to address highway and roads that are suffering from lack of maintenance or simply wearing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1749 Views

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More conversations about the school calendar

Interesting that in the same week Pleasanton school trustees continued their retreat from a new calendar, San Ramon Valley trustees voted to go in the other direction. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Voice of Reason, on Feb 12, 2015 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 1869 Views

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A rare demolition in Pleasanton

Seeing buildings remodeled for different tenants has been common in Pleasanton for the last number of years, but seeing one torn down is unusual. That's the case...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Feb 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm | 4 comments | 2983 Views

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Pleasanton enjoys an enviable financial position

Retiring Pleasanton finance director Emily Wagner had nothing but good news for the City Council in her final briefing. The city is in an enviable financial...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 10, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1217 Views

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More twists in state Senate special election race

The race for the final two years of Mark DeSaulnier's term in the state Senate grows more interesting by the day. Of course, that assumes anyone but real political...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Feb 3, 2015 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 1278 Views

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New wrinkles in the race for 7th Senate

The race to fill the final two years of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier's state Senate term took a major turn when a third Democrat, Steve Glazer of Orinda, filed for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1436 Views

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Swalwell running for Congress again, will pass on Senate campaign

Congressman Eric Swalwell ended any speculation that he would run for the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer by emailing supporters Wednesday that he's...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jan 25, 2015 at 11:56 am | 3 comments | 2459 Views
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Another bad idea from the air board
By Tim Hunt | 14 comments | 859 views

Exchange Club Meeting on First Amendment
By Roz Rogoff | 0 comments | 548 views