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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 | 28213 Views


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 | 23133 Views


News and notes

As Election Day dawns, the intensity of the various campaigns peaks and the auto-dial calls accelerate. Hurray for answering machines. Another sign of the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by cy, on Jun 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm | 5 comments | 22863 Views


Barry Taylor: a big heart and a big loss

The sudden death last weekend of Taylor Family Foundation founder and President Barry Taylor sadly serves as a reminder of just how precious every day is. Barry,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by DawnMarie Kotsonis, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 7 comments | 13613 Views


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 | 11334 Views


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, 15 hours ago | 14 comments | 8582 Views


Karin Mohr's legacy

Former Pleasanton City Council woman Karin Mohr died Monday after falling from a ladder while cleaning the rain gutters at her home last week. Her untimely death...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Nov 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm | 4 comments | 8029 Views


Green is keeping his options open

You've got to give Union City Mayor Mark Green credit for covering his bets. Green is one of five candidates running for the 20th Assembly District. Judging...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Leftist Activist, on May 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm | 5 comments | 6805 Views


Masud Mehran's legacy

Masud Mehran, one of the builders who transformed both Livermore and San Ramon, died last month at the age of 93. He founded Sunset Development in 1951 and started...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 6537 Views


Debating celebrations grown too large

Last week, the San Ramon City Council continued a month-long discussion about how to handle its traditional Fourth of July fireworks. Since 1985, two years after...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm | 3 comments | 6508 Views


Personal opinion takes precedence over duty

Pardon me, but this 4th of July missive will be substantive instead of celebratory. The U.S. Supreme Court issued several significant rulings in the final two...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 4, 2013
Last comment by Ben J., on Jul 10, 2013 at 10:38 am | 8 comments | 6495 Views


The new primary dynamic

The open primary that is just about five weeks away has created a new dynamic. The new approach means that all voters will receive the same ballot and can...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by PartyParty, on May 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm | 4 comments | 6353 Views


Big plans for the east side

A unanimous City Council last week approved moving ahead on environmental studies for East Side Specific Plan that covers about 1,000 acres. The environmental...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm | 6 comments | 6091 Views


Life lessons on the golf course

I had the privilege of attending the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am media day Tuesday and playing the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Golfers—if you ever...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2012
Last comment by LMAO, on Jan 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm | 2 comments | 5645 Views


Two quality initiatives moving forward

In a three-hour meeting Tuesday, a unanimous Pleasanton City Council moved ahead two important plans for the city. It continued a 10-year odyssey when it unanimously...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Hannanahmad, on Dec 21, 2013 at 5:09 am | 4 comments | 5587 Views


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 | 5503 Views


Project labor agreements are bad business

As you prepare to vote next week or fill in your vote-by-mail ballot, you should be aware of the implications of project labor agreements. These union-backed and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by sknywench, on Oct 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm | 3 comments | 5322 Views


Don't miss Kevin Laue's story

Last week was a good one for heartwarming stories in addition to the usual spate of breaking news. My wife, a long-time teacher at Amador Valley, invited...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 29, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4940 Views


Dublin's health care corner

Look no farther than the corner of Tassajara Road and Dublin Boulevard to see how competitive the valley's medical scene has become. Three different health...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 27, 2012
There are no comments yet. 4915 Views


The end of a home-building era

Corporate purchases or takeovers are given in business, but it is a shame to see the end of Shapell Homes as a privately held, family owned business. It was announced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 12, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4705 Views
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Moneyball, the Sequel: Billy Beane for President!
By Tom Cushing | 6 comments | 1,045 views

Planning the "Pleasanton way"
By Tim Hunt | 13 comments | 927 views

Getting rid of an old toilet
By Roz Rogoff | 8 comments | 496 views

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 459 views