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TIM TALK

The Vranesh situation heads to court

The vexing challenge faced by the Pleasanton school district got more difficult this month when former Walnut Creek Grove Principal Jon Vranesh filed a law suit...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jack, on Oct 28, 2014 at 6:07 pm | 6 comments | 563 Views

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Endorsement thoughts

There is an Interesting, although not surprising split, in endorsements in the 16th Assembly District where Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti (Democrat) is facing off against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by lll, on Oct 26, 2014 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 1300 Views

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A second half of life exceptionally well lived

Reporting more to prepare an obituary on David Mertes of Livermore, I was struck by how well he served people both locally and in areas around the world. He retired...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 763 Views

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Interesting split in newspaper endorsements

There's an interesting split in endorsements for the 16th Assembly District where incumbent Joan Buchanan of Alamo is termed out after six years. The local papers,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by BobB, on Oct 20, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 12 comments | 1099 Views

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The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader

The Livermore Valley lost one of its distinguished leaders last week when David Mertes died at the age of 83 on Oct. 9. David accomplished much in his professional...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Harry Sachs, on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:54 am | 3 comments | 1589 Views

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Reflections on a road trip

Last week, I drove to Memphis with my daughter who is moving here to join friends who are planting a non-traditional Christian church. We did the 2,000-plus miles...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 9, 2014 at 11:35 am | 2 comments | 1156 Views

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Decision time for ValleyCare members

Ballots are now in the corporate members' hands after the ValleyCare Health System board announced that it has finalized its agreement to affiliate with the Stanford...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 9, 2014
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New turf grass for landscaping?

Given the brown lawns that abound in Pleasanton, it was stunning Tuesday afternoon to see lots of fresh green turf being laid in front of what will be a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 7, 2014 at 10:14 am | 4 comments | 1407 Views

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Demographics present challenges for Livermore

Thinking back to the Tri-Valley Mayor's Summit last Wednesday that I moderated, someone in the audience posed a question about poverty in the Tri-Valley and what...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 1, 2014 at 9:33 am | 14 comments | 1631 Views

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Cell phone conundrum

Since cell phones have become commonplace, plenty of business people have abandoned land lines completely in favor of the convenience of the phone in their pocket. Generally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by WOW MR. HUNT, on Sep 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 356 Views

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Senate leader ensures gas prices will climb come January

Legislative sessions routinely produce winners and losers. The environmental community focused on fossil fuels and the bogeyman of climate change has been celebrating...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chemist, on Sep 29, 2014 at 8:44 am | 3 comments | 1037 Views

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Good news for downtown Livermore and the performing arts

Arts lovers throughout the Livermore Valley are celebrating this week after the city of Livermore and Alameda County stepped up to preserve the Bankhead Theater...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1415 Views

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Measure BB could pay to connect Dublin Boulevard to Livermore

Some interesting news emerged from the Tri-Valley Mayor's Summit at the Blackhawk Museum Wednesday where I served as moderator. After consultation with the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 9 comments | 2065 Views

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Smith responds to water penalty for previous vacant house

A comment in response to an earlier post about water rationing in Pleasanton called into question the city's decision to charge penalties on a house that had...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Vishyp, on Sep 22, 2014 at 8:37 am | 5 comments | 1436 Views

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A fitting tribute to Ken Mercer

Pleasanton's leadership tends to prioritize process over its progress with little regard to how long it takes to accomplish anything. Yet, it's interesting to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 1250 Views

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Challenging night ahead for school trustees

It likely will be a tough night for the Pleasanton school trustees this evening when they discuss whether to reverse their earlier decision to establish a new...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Pedal Power, on Sep 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm | 4 comments | 804 Views

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New heights for NIMBYs

Many San Ramon Valley residents are taking NIMBY (Not in my back yard) attitudes to new heights. An estimated 450 people gathered last weekend to protest against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Sep 3, 2014 at 8:52 am | 29 comments | 2106 Views

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A bad week for state Senators

California state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is having a really bad week. Steinberg took over the leadership five years ago when former leader Don Perata was...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by Megan White, on Sep 3, 2014 at 6:08 am | 3 comments | 1111 Views

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Center expands outreach program

The Valley Pregnancy Center, which has served women for more than 25 years, is continue to expand its effects to reach more women dealing with unplanned pregnancies. ...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm | 1 comment | 824 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 Paul , on Aug 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm | 18 comments | 2632 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 1,961 views

Endorsement thoughts
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 1,300 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 601 views