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TIM TALK

Heated battle likely over climate change legislation

The battle in Sacramento likely will be heated over Senate Bill 350, the very aggressive climate change bill being pushed by Senate leader Kevin de Leon and Governor...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by BobB, 17 hours ago | 8 comments | 309 Views

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Taylor Family Foundation throws a great 25th anniversary bash to help children

The Taylor Family Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary as well as the 15th anniversary of its camping program last Sunday at Camp Arroyo in Livermore. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, 20 hours ago | 2 comments | 214 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 educationissues.net, on Sep 4, 2015 at 2:44 am | 13 comments | 1586 Views

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Celebrating a life that left a living legacy

Shepherd's Gate in Livermore will celebrate a life so-well lived Tuesday at 1 p.m. when a memorial service is held for its founder, Alice Ann Cantelow. Alice...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Physics Assignment Help, on Sep 3, 2015 at 12:26 am | 3 comments | 535 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 Anne Micheal, on Sep 1, 2015 at 5:57 am | 10 comments | 3513 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 lovivivi03, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:51 pm | 24 comments | 5231 Views

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Observations from points south

Here are some thoughts and observations after returning last week from two weeks on the road in San Diego and then Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. San Diego...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by The Ronald, on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:21 pm | 4 comments | 496 Views

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Congressman Swalwell votes No on Kate's law

Pleasanton resident Michael Austin asked Congressmen Eric Swalwell in an email why he voted no on Kate's Law. Michael posted Swalwell's response on Town Square,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by PleasantonTaxpayer, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:34 pm | 15 comments | 1301 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 Jim, on Aug 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm | 2 comments | 2448 Views

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New signs--same message. Growers are desperate for water

Driving down Interstate 5 through the San Joaquin Valley it was clear that the lobbying for agricultural water solutions along the main north-south artery has been...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Aug 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 2 comments | 442 Views

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A combined Bay Area-L.A. Olympic bid in the works?

The Bay Area and Los Angeles potentially are back on the Olympic scene after the United States Olympic Committee and the city of Boston parted ways. The lack of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 775 Views

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Solar panel parking coming to Shadow Cliffs.

Shadow Cliffs Regional Park is going to look dramatically different after the East Bay Regional Park District takes a cue from community colleges around the state. Community...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jack, on Aug 17, 2015 at 8:47 am | 4 comments | 754 Views

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Blackberry's future looks bright in key niche

After attending the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group's seventh annual Software Stars at Casa Real, I have a new opinion of Blackberry. I had figured that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 12, 2015 at 8:48 pm | 6 comments | 1504 Views

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Politics dominate Napolitano's world view

University of California President Janet Napolitano acts first like a politician not an academic Last week, she announced that the UC system would provide a $15...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 10, 2015 at 12:28 pm | 9 comments | 809 Views

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The Frinks return to the states from Africa

The ministry adventures of Pam and Rory Frink continue as they have moved back to the United States. I met the Frinks several years ago when I wrote about their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Aug 5, 2015 at 2:24 pm | 5 comments | 1005 Views

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Now is the time to address California's shoddy roads

While the Legislature is in its summer recess, lobbying groups are gearing up for the final push when members return Aug. 17 One key issue that should cross the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Aug 4, 2015 at 8:01 pm | 1 comment | 533 Views

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Elon Musk knows how to tap the government till

There is lots to like about entrepreneur Elon Musk and his various enterprises. He has launched a successful car company, Tesla that has surpassed the Prius as...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Casanova_Frankenstein , on Jul 29, 2015 at 7:16 pm | 9 comments | 932 Views

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Radical changes in a lifetime

Rather amazing the world we live in today in the United States. Gay marriage is the law of the land according to a majority of the Supreme Court—somehow the chief...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Play Dough, on Jul 25, 2015 at 6:26 pm | 7 comments | 903 Views

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Kate's murder has Pleasanton in national news

Pleasanton has been in the national news since Kate Steinle was murdered on a San Francisco pier while she walked with her dad, Jim. As some commenters on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Jul 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm | 19 comments | 1554 Views

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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 kate john, on Jul 22, 2015 at 4:40 am | 10 comments | 1865 Views
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