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TIM TALK

Our wallets will feel impact of Oroville dam repairs

What a tough time for managers at CalTrans and public works departments in Northern California because of the heavy rainfall that could reach record levels. Highway...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Paul18, 3 hours ago | 7 comments | 614 Views

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A great Leap Day idea moves forward

It is remarkable to witness the progress of Sunflower Hill has made toward its goal of providing long-term housing solutions for adults with special needs. Swapping...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 827 Views

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Our wallets will feel impact of Oroville dam repairs

What a tough time for managers at CalTrans and public works departments in Northern California because of the heavy rainfall that could reach record levels. Highway...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 16, 2017
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Mission creeping for Bay Area air board

When discussing the Alameda County StopWaste government organization, I mentioned "mission creep" taking place when the organization has succeeded in its...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by KingManTato, on Feb 15, 2017 at 1:11 pm | 27 comments | 25975 Views

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A different take on Betsy DeVos' confirmation

The Senate continued to slowly confirm President Trump’s cabinet nominees this week with the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drawing the most...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Oldtimer, on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:29 am | 36 comments | 2153 Views

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Solution may be in place for frustrated BART commuters

Next week, the Pleasanton City Council likely will get another earful of negative comments from frustrated BART commuters. Their frustration is understandable. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Moreno253, on Feb 14, 2017 at 2:47 am | 3 comments | 2385 Views

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Dreaming marketers and drive times

It’s no secret that the tech industry in the Bay Area has driven the robust economic gains over the last six years. The return of new construction,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by You Player Tv, on Feb 10, 2017 at 1:45 am | 11 comments | 2608 Views

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A bad week for BART executives

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for BART executives and directors. Last week, BART released results of its biannual survey that showed satisfaction with the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 2, 2017
Last comment by Ghost of the Snake, on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:39 am | 4 comments | 1238 Views

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Responding to a comment

In response to Dim's post, "Tim, when you claim that the Right to Die bill removes God from the equation for people of faith, what do you mean? That it...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by <a href="http://solitairetimes.com">solitaire free</a>, on Feb 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 20 comments | 3775 Views

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Cook-Kallio handlers running curious campaign

Cheryl Cook-Kallio clearly is being tightly managed in her run for the 16th Assembly seat currently held by Republican Catharine Baker. When Cheryl served on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Emerson, on Feb 4, 2017 at 7:09 pm | 14 comments | 3719 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 Barbosa103, on Feb 1, 2017 at 1:53 am | 3 comments | 1507 Views

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Big, bad changes for fairgrounds racing community

The game changed big time for the horse racing at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton and likely for horse racing in Northern California on Dec. 31, 2016....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Eville Eye, on Jan 31, 2017 at 8:01 pm | 1 comment | 1280 Views

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Big, bad changes for fairgrounds racing community

The game changed big time for the horse racing at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton and likely for horse racing in Northern California on Dec. 31, 2016....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 31, 2017
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Blackberry's future looks bright in key niche

After attending the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group's seventh annual Software Stars at Casa Real, I have a new opinion of Blackberry. I had figured...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Roger, on Jan 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm | 7 comments | 4757 Views

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Railroad quiet zone is an overdue good idea

ACE trains are moving forward with a long-overdue improvement—establishing a quiet zone for two railroad crossings in Sunol and one near me on Castlewood Drive. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Hansen Curious, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:39 am | 3 comments | 1282 Views

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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&mdash;the feds pulling the plug on Gov. Jerry Brown&rsquo;s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 21, 2017 at 8:40 pm | 7 comments | 1500 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 | 1709 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 | 1491 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&rsquo;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 | 5667 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 | 2097 Views
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A great Leap Day idea moves forward
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 827 views

Apologies to Irving Berlin
By John A. Barry | 3 comments | 472 views