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TIM TALK

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
There are no comments yet. 730 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. 752 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 | 1465 Views

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Boxer's retirement creates a political scramble

Now that California's junior Senator, Barbara Boxer, has formally announced her retirement, the jockeying for her job has started. Attorney General Kamala Harris...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jan 22, 2015 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 1051 Views

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Reversing course on Tuesday

Tuesday was a time of reconsideration. In the morning, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors formally rescinded the 33 percent pay raise they had given...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 20, 2015 at 7:23 am | 6 comments | 2185 Views

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The governor touts his $68 billion boondoggle

When it comes to the environment, the sometimes pragmatic Gov. Jerry Brown seems to check his brain before deciding policy. Several examples from his inaugural...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:20 pm | 4 comments | 1499 Views

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Our paradoxical Governor

You have to hand it to Gov. Jerry Brown. Monday morning, he was sworn in for a record fourth term (the term limits law was passed after he left office after his...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jan 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm | 7 comments | 977 Views

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A perspective on the Middle East

Earlier this month, a friend from church wrote a thoughtful email to members of our choir after they presented their Christmas concert. He is retired military,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 8 comments | 931 Views

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Happy New Year

All the best for a healthy and blessed 2015....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1207 Views

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Merry Christmas

My Christmas wish is that you will experience the peace, love, joy and hope of the season. ...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 29, 2014 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 1273 Views

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What to do with your buckets of water

Following up on my Pineapple Express stories, what do you do with the water you collect in the shower now that Mother Nature has blessed us with so much rain that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Dec 24, 2014 at 10:21 am | 7 comments | 1449 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
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Pineapple Express memories

Last week's torrential rainfall supplied by the "Pineapple Express" from the Hawaiian Islands recalled two previous atmospheric rivers that caught my family on ski...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 16, 2014
There are no comments yet. 691 Views

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Las Positas Foundation CEO Ted Kaye announces his retirement

Las Positas College is losing one of its key advocates next June when foundation CEO Ted Kaye re-retires after 10 years at the helm. Ted, who retired from the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Ed, on Dec 15, 2014 at 9:58 am | 4 comments | 1345 Views

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Cheryl Cook-Kallio served Pleasanton well

The City Council welcomed former Arne Olson to its ranks last week and said farewell to Cheryl Cook-Kallio. Arne has big shoes to fill as he steps into the seat...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 13, 2014 at 9:43 am | 6 comments | 961 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 Tom F WISHES he was up here in the Wood!, on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:53 am | 19 comments | 3049 Views

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No Frosty in Pleasanton

Bah, Humbug in Pleasanton hit the media this week. Johnny Moore, who has sold Christmas trees at the Alameda County Fairgrounds for years, was notified by a city...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 10, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 4 comments | 1623 Views

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Baker sworn into office; Buchanan to run for Senate

Monday was transition day in Sacramento when new legislators were sworn in and others departed. For Catharine Baker of Dublin, it was a wonderful day when she...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Harald Paul Arthur Balle, on Dec 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 1304 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 Edward, on Dec 1, 2014 at 9:58 am | 2 comments | 1154 Views

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Happy Thanksgiving

May you enjoy this special day with family and friends and celebrate the many blessings in our lives....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 1319 Views
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The ‘Free’ Community College Forum
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 2,021 views

Mark Meuser is dropping out of the election
By Roz Rogoff | 8 comments | 1,279 views

New wrinkles in the race for 7th Senate
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 752 views