Local Blogs

Interested in becoming a blogger?   Show all bloggers


Sort by:  Most recent blog/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any blog label will display all recent posts on that blog

TIM TALK

Swalwell tapped for key Democrat Party position

Rep. Eric Swalwell has a well-deserved reputation of working very hard to meet and serve his constituents. The Dublin congressman sent out a fundraising email...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Sal, on Mar 3, 2015 at 6:24 pm | 2 comments | 535 Views

TIM TALK

Baker bill targets BART strikes

Catharine Baker, the Tri-Valley's representative in the Assembly in Sacramento, introduced her first legislation aimed at stopping BART workers' strikes. Her bill,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Mar 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm | 2 comments | 1425 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton resident will have his hands full trying to keep the Oakland teams

Pleasanton resident Scott McKibben will step into the middle of the struggle to keep both the Raiders and the Athletics in Oakland when he assumes leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 1 comment | 1051 Views

TIM TALK

Key Republicans backing Glazer in 7th Senate primary

The primary race for the 7th Senate District seat is heating up. It boils down to a three-way race among Democrats with the only Republican on the ballot...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 2035 Views

TIM TALK

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
Last comment by sarahjones, on Feb 21, 2015 at 1:23 am | 1 comment | 1218 Views

TIM TALK

Ambitious amphitheater plans in Dublin

The Dublin City Council moved ahead this month with impressive plans to build an aquatic complex at Emerald Glen Park in east Dublin. The project had been put...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 20, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 3 comments | 939 Views

TIM TALK

Look for changes in the gasoline tax

Momentum seems to be building in both Sacramento and Washington D.C. to address highway and roads that are suffering from lack of maintenance or simply wearing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1488 Views

TIM TALK

More conversations about the school calendar

Interesting that in the same week Pleasanton school trustees continued their retreat from a new calendar, San Ramon Valley trustees voted to go in the other direction. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Voice of Reason, on Feb 12, 2015 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 1656 Views

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
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Feb 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm | 4 comments | 2703 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton enjoys an enviable financial position

Retiring Pleasanton finance director Emily Wagner had nothing but good news for the City Council in her final briefing. The city is in an enviable financial...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 10, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1031 Views

TIM TALK

More twists in state Senate special election race

The race for the final two years of Mark DeSaulnier's term in the state Senate grows more interesting by the day. Of course, that assumes anyone but real political...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Feb 3, 2015 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 1090 Views

TIM TALK

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. 1210 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2207 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 1369 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2446 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 1822 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 1275 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 1193 Views

TIM TALK

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. 1496 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 1518 Views
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 17

Baker bill targets BART strikes
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 1,425 views

The House of Representatives performs history’s first repeat hara-kiri
By Tom Cushing | 11 comments | 1,400 views

Net Neutrality?
By Roz Rogoff | 3 comments | 797 views

Net Neutrality a win or loss for open Internet and First Amendment?
By Gina Channell-Allen | 2 comments | 679 views