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TIM TALK

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 San Ramon Observer, 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 513 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
There are no comments yet. 101 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 alvinbradely, on Jul 27, 2015 at 12:35 am | 5 comments | 2635 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 | 556 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 | 1190 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 | 1489 Views

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Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand

Since it was approved in the 1982, Hacienda Business Park has consistently evolved to accommodate changing market conditions. As General Manager James Paxson told...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Lisa Rose, on Jul 20, 2015 at 3:30 am | 3 comments | 59965 Views

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Priorities: BART vs. high-speed rail

The aging BART system has been in the headlines way too much as directors try to figure out how to catch up after decades of poor maintenance and machinery that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jul 18, 2015 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 578 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 Stain Max, on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:38 am | 8 comments | 1195 Views

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Republicans put forth their state transportation plan

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker of San Ramon joined her Republican colleagues last week to present an interesting alternative approach to funding transportation in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Jul 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 4 comments | 694 Views

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A busy, busy weekend to close the county fair

That Friday semi-holiday last week felt so strange. Checking out the traffic reports on the early morning news, you could cruise through the Bay Bridge toll gates...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2015
There are no comments yet. 611 Views

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Time to move on

Call it the five-year itch or maybe seeing the writing on the wall, but it should have been little surprise that Pleasanton schools' chief, Parvin Ahmadi, is moving...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by lordloans, on Jul 6, 2015 at 6:39 am | 2 comments | 1775 Views

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Special session to tackle two key issues

With a comfortable budget behind them, lawmakers and Gov. Brown will turn their attention to two critical programs that are chronically under-funded in a special...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by JohnRNace, on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:20 am | 5 comments | 867 Views

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A lesson in philanthrophy

Serial tech entrepreneur Sean Parker announced formation of his foundation and was featured in a major Wall Street Journal piece last week. He cited the "hacker...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 705 Views

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Interesting choice by Pleasanton school trustees

When Pleasanton schools chief Parvin Ahmadi departs next week for the top job at the Castro Valley school district, there will be a familiar figure at the helm...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by bradshawjenniferr@gmail.com, on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 3 comments | 1006 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 JohhnyDepp, on Jul 1, 2015 at 3:54 am | 19 comments | 5028 Views

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Very different budget debates in Oakland vs. Sacramento

Talk about a tale of two budgets. The debate in Sacramento has been all about how much more money to spend based upon conservative or more optimistic revenue estimates....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 24, 2015 at 7:55 am | 5 comments | 948 Views

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Wise shift by Summerhill

The decision by Summerhill Homes to switch its planned apartment complex to for-sale condominiums is good news. Pleasanton needs more variety of housing options...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2015
There are no comments yet. 877 Views

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Just what is an "extreme" position?

Congressman Eric Swalwell sent out an email last month that tested the waters for various Democrat themes for the 2016 election. The one-question survey asked:...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Hugh Mayne, on Jun 19, 2015 at 10:58 am | 13 comments | 1147 Views

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Pleasanton council wisely reverses course

Good call, upon further review, by the Pleasanton City Council last week. The council, when apprised that the advisory election on planning for the eastside could...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by oldtimer, on Jun 12, 2015 at 6:09 pm | 4 comments | 1090 Views
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