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TIM TALK

Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:42 am | 50 comments | 1242 Views

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Obamacare is rotten at its core

Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Barry, on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:38 am | 32 comments | 28233 Views

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News and notes

Were you surprised that the Dept. of the Interior and the National Park Service released a survey results that touted the economic benefits of the national...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 2, 2014 at 8:48 am | 24 comments | 1700 Views

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BART contract still needs work

The BART strike finally has ended and pundits—including yours truly—are asking who won. That still will be a matter of debate, but it's no question...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm | 20 comments | 23142 Views

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High-speed rail reality check

Writing in the Saturday Wall Street Journal, Tom Zoellner states that trips of one to three hours are ideal for true high-speed rail. Zoellner adapted his...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on Feb 8, 2014 at 11:23 am | 20 comments | 2113 Views

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Tuesday thoughts

The memorial service for former Mayor Ken Mercer drew more than 500 people to a standing-room-only event at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Political colleagues...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm | 18 comments | 2413 Views

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Taxpayer-funded universal preschool is no panacea

Democrats ranging from President Obama to California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg to progressive New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have all been pushing ahead with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 10, 2014 at 9:38 am | 18 comments | 2240 Views

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More changes coming to ValleyCare

Sitting down for the first time with new ValleyCare CEO Scott Gregerson why the board liked him become very clear. Very intelligent; very high energy and clear...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by on staff, 12 hours ago | 17 comments | 658 Views

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ValleyCare board chair speaks out

John Sensiba, chairman of the board of ValleyCare Health System, sat down this for an interview about the system and the recent departure of long-time CEO Marcy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Lucy, on Apr 23, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 14 comments | 8593 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 Louisiana Curly, on Jan 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 13 comments | 3110 Views

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Planning the "Pleasanton way"

The government approval process in Pleasanton has been notorious as "the Pleasanton way." Sometimes, that results in good projects—other times the seemingly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Farmerly Don from PC, on Apr 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm | 13 comments | 964 Views

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Soaring assault rate in Livermore

When the Pleasanton Weekly ran the 2012 crime stats for Tri-Valley communities, the numbers for Livermore jumped out. In same categories, Livermore had substantially...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2013
Last comment by Pweekly reader, on Jul 14, 2013 at 12:47 am | 12 comments | 2667 Views

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Disconnects in Sacramento

Consider that the budget passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor relies on voters passing a significant temporary tax increase in November. The measure,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Marcia, on Jul 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm | 11 comments | 3767 Views

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Battling a new Wal-Mart concept

Surprise, surprise….there is a bit of controversy about Wal-Mart locating one of its smaller grocery stores in Pleasanton. Wal-Mart, through an anonymous agent,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by franco, on Feb 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm | 10 comments | 5507 Views

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Big theater still looms in Livermore

Livermore residents as well as people throughout the valley probably took little notice of the actions in July by the successor agency to the city's redevelopment...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Sep 29, 2012 at 6:13 am | 10 comments | 11346 Views

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Another boost for retail in Dublin plus Denica's adds locations

Dublin's already thriving mixture of retailers will be enhanced after the City Council approved a change to the East Dublin plan to allow a shopping center...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Sue, on Jan 9, 2014 at 10:20 am | 10 comments | 2658 Views

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Former Mayor Ken Mercer dies at 71

Kenneth R. Mercer, Pleasanton's first directly elected mayor, died early this morning at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton. He was 71. Mercer served on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by ZQ, on Jan 17, 2014 at 9:41 am | 10 comments | 3423 Views

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A very rapid transition for the lab

The surprise of the week, if not the month, was the abrupt resignation of Parney Albright as director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Jimmy Olson, on Nov 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm | 9 comments | 4185 Views

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Rewriting the tests

State schools chief Tom Torlakson is calling for a complete revision of the state's standardized testing system. On its face, moving from multiple choice questions,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm | 9 comments | 2479 Views

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Celebrate 1-680 anniversary today

You might not realize it if you are a commuter on southbound Interstate 680 this morning, but you should be celebrating today. It was 50 years that that the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Jan 15, 2014 at 8:44 am | 9 comments | 3631 Views
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PG&E: How does the piper pay?
By Tom Cushing | 11 comments | 751 views

Getting rid of an old toilet
By Roz Rogoff | 13 comments | 675 views

More changes coming to ValleyCare
By Tim Hunt | 17 comments | 658 views

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 563 views