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Senate leader ensures gas prices will climb come January

Legislative sessions routinely produce winners and losers. The environmental community focused on fossil fuels and the bogeyman of climate change has been celebrating...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Bill, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 331 Views


A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer

Pleasanton's leadership tends to prioritize process over its progress with little regard to how long it takes to accomplish anything. Yet, it's interesting to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 958 Views


Challenging night ahead for school trustees

It likely will be a tough night for the Pleasanton school trustees this evening when they discuss whether to reverse their earlier decision to establish a new...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Pedal Power, on Sep 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm | 4 comments | 566 Views


Smith responds to water penalty for previous vacant house

A comment in response to an earlier post about water rationing in Pleasanton called into question the city's decision to charge penalties on a house that had...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by J Yee, on Sep 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm | 4 comments | 1123 Views


New heights for NIMBYs

Many San Ramon Valley residents are taking NIMBY (Not in my back yard) attitudes to new heights. An estimated 450 people gathered last weekend to protest against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Sep 3, 2014 at 8:52 am | 29 comments | 1831 Views


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 Megan White, on Sep 3, 2014 at 6:08 am | 3 comments | 970 Views


Center expands outreach program

The Valley Pregnancy Center, which has served women for more than 25 years, is continue to expand its effects to reach more women dealing with unplanned pregnancies. ...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm | 1 comment | 617 Views


Pleasanton's water use matches Las Vegas

Pleasanton water department staffers have received lots of feedback—that's greatly understating it—since the City Council established the policy that every...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Paul , on Aug 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm | 18 comments | 2419 Views


Harvest time in the vineyards

The aftermath of Sunday morning's earthquake has produced plenty of news stories about the impacts on the Napa Valley wine industry. Seeing barrels toppled from...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 622 Views


Job growth is driving housing prices

Tuesday's post about the 11,000-unit River Islands in Lathrop reflects the long term view that homebuilders and developers are taking when it comes to job growth...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by john, on Aug 25, 2014 at 9:37 pm | 3 comments | 1302 Views


The drought drives lawmakers to action

The ugly drought the state is enduring coupled with the reality that voters were scheduled to decide on a water bond finally moved the governor and Legislature to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Knut, on Aug 21, 2014 at 6:31 am | 13 comments | 1862 Views


Patience and very deep pockets can pay off

Newspaper advertisements for the past couple of weeks have touted the new community in Lathrop of River Islands. Lathrop is one of the San Joaquin Valley cities—like...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 809 Views


Will legislative leaders do their job?

With the Legislature now just three weeks away from ending its two-year session, there's one key bill locked in the Senate Rules Committee that will hammer your...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is not a disease , on Aug 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm | 4 comments | 889 Views


Time to let the Raiders go

One of the great misnomers is that the Oakland Raiders organization cares about the East Bay. If you believe that, I have a bridge from Hawaii to China that I am...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Aug 11, 2014 at 6:31 pm | 8 comments | 1675 Views


ValleyCare moving ahead with Stanford

ValleyCare Health System held its annual meeting last month and continued to move steadily forward toward an affiliation with Stanford Medical System. The recommended...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Healthcare affiliate , on Aug 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm | 1 comment | 1179 Views


A small sign of progress from the Energy Department

One small sign of rational thought emerged from the Department of Energy last month. Because of the federal ethanol mandates passed by a bipartisan Congress...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by shakawat, on Aug 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm | 4 comments | 3266 Views


Political posturing about water

Former Pleasanton City Councilmen Matt Sullivan and Tom Pico wrote an opinion piece in the Pleasanton Weekly last week that engaged in some rhetoric that I thought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by sknywench, on Jul 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 7 comments | 1226 Views


What about the annual housing cap?

Conveniently timed for an election year, a new group has sprung up in Pleasanton determined to reverse the city's rezoning of some parcels last year. The city...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jul 28, 2014 at 8:40 am | 5 comments | 1438 Views


Tough new rules on water are necessary

Media reports abounded this week after the state water board established firm new regulations to put some teeth to its message that the state is locked in a drought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:48 am | 12 comments | 1697 Views


A necessary, but large budget hit for schools

School districts received a healthy boost in funding with the 2014-15 budget that Governor Brown signed last month. There was another important change so teachers...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Arnold, on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm | 25 comments | 1609 Views
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A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 958 views

Lulu is back home!!!!
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 793 views

Wheels for Meals on Wheels
By John A. Barry | 0 comments | 103 views