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TIM TALK

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 Bill, 38 minutes ago | 1 comment | 122 Views

TIM TALK

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, 8 hours ago | 12 comments | 1141 Views

TIM TALK

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 Just Me, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 620 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, 20 hours ago | 25 comments | 1239 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 | 626 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 | 769 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 | 950 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 | 1692 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 | 1234 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 | 1166 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. 591 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 | 1492 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 | 899 Views

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Dublin sets Doolan Canyon off limits

While Mayor Tim Sbranti was locked in a challenging Assembly primary election, the Dublin City Council took a significant action last week. Faced with dueling...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by kbenson, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:16 pm | 1 comment | 931 Views

TIM TALK

The valley's longest serving chamber executive retiring

A fixture in Dublin business and political circles for nearly 40 years, chamber executive Nancy Feeley is retiring this month. Her leadership of the chamber...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Bill, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:08 pm | 1 comment | 1218 Views

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Pondering the primary

Republican Catharine Baker, a Pleasanton attorney making her first run for elected office, easily out-polled three Democrats. Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti prevailed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 5, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1131 Views

TIM TALK

Bright state revenue forecast obscures major financial issues

California revenues are booming, but so are expenses. Governor Jerry Brown announced earlier this month that the May revision of his January budget proposal would...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by john, on Jun 3, 2014 at 9:03 am | 20 comments | 1592 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
There are no comments yet. 597 Views

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Timely action by the district attorney

Alameda County voters are fortunate that District Attorney Nancy O'Malley acted before the election to indict a candidate for auditor-controller (ballots have...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Jun 2, 2014 at 7:19 am | 1 comment | 1533 Views

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Drought demands reductions

You know the drought is serious when the Dublin San Ramon Services District, which treats sewage from Pleasanton, Dublin and portions of San Ramon, makes the evening...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by H2O Watch, on May 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 7 comments | 846 Views
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