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TIM TALK

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 Sunbeam, on Aug 19, 2014 at 10:46 am | 12 comments | 1432 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. 389 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 628 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 | 1518 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 | 920 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 Big Mama, on Aug 6, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 16 comments | 2211 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 | 3099 Views

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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 | 1041 Views

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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 | 1253 Views

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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 | 1495 Views

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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 | 1416 Views

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Hurray--an agreement to continue Bankhead Theater performances

Many Livermore residents as well as cultural arts lovers throughout the valley are celebrating that the city and Alameda County have figured out a path forward to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Dusty Dog, on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm | 3 comments | 797 Views

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What will $20 million do to lessen congestion?

Following up on the post about the Alameda County transportation sales tax extension, it allocates $20 million to analyze and upgrade the Interstate 580/680 interchange. Compar...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Jul 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm | 4 comments | 1104 Views

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Name the sports park for Ken Mercer

Pleasanton's parks and recreation commission will have the opportunity this week to celebrate the life of a man who gave hugely of his time and talent to help shape...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm | 4 comments | 1060 Views

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A big day at the fair can mean a bad day on the freeway

Heading north on interstate 680 last Saturday afternoon, I was struck by the huge back-up of southbound cars that were queued up at the Bernal Avenue interchange,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Anthony, on Jul 7, 2014 at 10:07 pm | 3 comments | 1984 Views

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Drought challenges Pleasanton officials

The Pleasanton City Council and city operations director Daniel Smith have made their share of headlines as they establish policies to battle the drought that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Renee Olsen, on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm | 6 comments | 1620 Views

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Some curious decisions by the governor and legislative leaders

The state budget approved by the Legislature and signed by Governor Brown last week demonstrated some questionable priorities. It was a relatively easy budget...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by High School Teacher, on Jul 2, 2014 at 8:41 am | 4 comments | 1958 Views

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A competitive race for mayor looms in Dublin

Election season will heat up on the local front this month as the August deadline to file to run approaches. Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne declared his candidacy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 1, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1184 Views

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Racing starts at the county fair

Alameda County Fair racing officials joined with state horse racing board representatives last week to introduce the Oak Tree Racing Association before the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 14 comments | 1899 Views

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Time to switch school calendar

Pleasanton school trustees tonight will consider finally deciding to alter the traditional school calendar—the result of a very long process that some parents...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by john, on Jun 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm | 3 comments | 1205 Views
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Preserving Disorder
By Tom Cushing | 73 comments | 2,063 views

The drought drives lawmakers to action
By Tim Hunt | 12 comments | 1,432 views

CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know
By Gina Channell-Allen | 3 comments | 168 views

Five Will Get You Fives
By John A. Barry | 1 comment | 114 views