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Will Republican Administration cut off bullet train funding?

The change to Republican domination in Washington D.C. could have one excellent ripple effect in California—the feds pulling the plug on Gov. Jerry Brown’s high-school...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Dave, 22 hours ago | 3 comments | 366 Views

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School trustees move decisively

The decisive move by the Pleasanton school trustees to fire Superintendent Rick Rubino after just six months on the job signals that trustees are serious about bringing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by A Resident, on Jan 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm | 11 comments | 1017 Views

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ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store

ValleyCare shuttered its decades-old thrift store operation in December because it was costing the hospital about $200,000 per year to operate the all-volunteer...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 948 Views

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Memories of the Pineapple Express and Lake Tahoe

Last weekend’s atmospheric river and the flooding around Northern California brought back memories of my Pineapple Express experiences at South Lake Tahoe. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by rahudev, on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:36 am | 2 comments | 897 Views

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Rideshare companies could be a solution to clogged city streets

The desire of well-paid millennials to live in urban environments has sparked plenty of start-up companies to serve them. San Francisco has become a magnet for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 9, 2017 at 8:37 am | 2 comments | 786 Views

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Amazing progress at Heart for Africa in Swaziland

Having just returned from 20 days in South Africa and Swaziland, I am delighted to report the amazing progress in just four years on Project Canaan, Heart for Africa’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by mikey333, on Jan 8, 2017 at 12:10 am | 10 comments | 5194 Views

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Tri-Valley residents lead the Gretta Foundation's important work in Uganda

Over many years of reporting on people and events in the Tri-Valley, I have been impressed by the scope of efforts to help locally, regionally and even internationally. Through...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by American, on Dec 30, 2016 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 1585 Views

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San Ramon Valley schools will use new calendar next year

Congrats to the San Ramon Valley school board for putting kids and education first by adopting a new instructional calendar. This week the board approved the new...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 17, 2015
Last comment by Pettitt567, on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm | 2 comments | 4548 Views

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Reflecting on 2016 in Pleasanton

As the New Year dawns, it’s a time for reflection about 2016. Sadly, the Pleasanton school district, which had achieved some stability under the interim leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
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Reflecting on 2016 in Pleasanton

As the New Year dawns, it’s a time for reflection about 2016. Sadly, the Pleasanton school district, which had achieved some stability under the interim leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1008 Views

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BART's airport connectors continue to under-perform

BART has spent extravagantly to connect its lines to both San Francisco International and Oakland International Airports. In my role as an editorial writer, I...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by larryplab, on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 1715 Views

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School trustees face busy holiday season

Pleasanton students and teachers alike will sigh with relief today as the district finishes its first semester before the holidays. At the same time, teachers,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm | 2 comments | 1299 Views

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Checking out wine country in South Africa

For the first time on my eight mission trips to Africa, we extended our time in South Africa to include visits to the Cape Town wine region as well as Kruger National...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by dev99, on Dec 17, 2016 at 3:32 am | 6 comments | 3560 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...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:51 am | 8 comments | 6206 Views

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The governor keeps public away from bullet train finances

Gov. Jerry Brown is remarkably determined to make the bullet train a central “accomplishment” for his political legacy. The Democrat-dominated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by pokem23, on Dec 14, 2016 at 9:52 pm | 4 comments | 2460 Views

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State budget hinges on earnings of the 1 percent

A majority of the state’s voters easily approved continuation of the temporary income tax surcharge on the rich that Gov. Brown convinced voters to approve...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by pokem23, on Dec 14, 2016 at 9:48 pm | 5 comments | 2512 Views

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Legislative leaders prepare to challenge Trump on illegal immigration

When the new state Legislative session starts in January, Gov. Brown will again enjoy Democratic super-majorities in both houses. That means Democrats will be...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 9, 2016 at 11:04 am | 3 comments | 1428 Views

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A top ranking for Las Positas College

Congratulations to the students, faculty and staff of Las Positas College in Livermore. It was just named the top community college by www.schools.com. It...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by mohan4795, on Dec 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm | 3 comments | 2333 Views

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New apartments will be pricey to rent

After nearly 15 years of no apartment construction, Pleasanton will see its count of multi-family units soar this year and next. There are five projects completed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by body-bo 14 , on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm | 11 comments | 2221 Views

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Comparing campaign finance laws in the valley

Last week’s post about the Friends of Livermore prompted lots of views and some comments that invite a comparison of campaign finance in Pleasanton and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Lucia, on Dec 2, 2016 at 5:07 am | 2 comments | 3197 Views
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ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 948 views