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TIM TALK

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
There are no comments yet. 139 Views

TIM TALK

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 Sep 29, 2014 at 10:42 am | 13 comments | 1248 Views

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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 Chemist, on Sep 29, 2014 at 8:44 am | 3 comments | 526 Views

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Good news for downtown Livermore and the performing arts

Arts lovers throughout the Livermore Valley are celebrating this week after the city of Livermore and Alameda County stepped up to preserve the Bankhead Theater...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1062 Views

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Measure BB could pay to connect Dublin Boulevard to Livermore

Some interesting news emerged from the Tri-Valley Mayor's Summit at the Blackhawk Museum Wednesday where I served as moderator. After consultation with the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 9 comments | 1732 Views

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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 Vishyp, on Sep 22, 2014 at 8:37 am | 5 comments | 1246 Views

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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 | 1082 Views

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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 | 671 Views

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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 | 1944 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 Megan White, on Sep 3, 2014 at 6:08 am | 3 comments | 1018 Views

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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 | 691 Views

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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 | 2493 Views

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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. 678 Views

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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 | 1384 Views

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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 | 1998 Views

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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. 906 Views

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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 | 989 Views

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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 | 1752 Views

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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 | 1298 Views

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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 | 3399 Views
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