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TIM TALK

The changing world of retailers

The Internet has wrecked the traditional business model for the print media industry, particularly newspapers. That’s not news—online access...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Dissertation Writing Services Reviews, 10 hours ago | 5 comments | 405 Views

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Public agencies lining up bond measures

You might want to hold your wallet tightly when you go to the polls next month and in November. There are going to be a pile of public agencies wanting to reach...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 211 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 MarkSindone, on May 2, 2016 at 9:34 pm | 7 comments | 4354 Views

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Let process with Costco play out

The majority of the Pleasanton City Council took the right step last week after a long workshop session on the Johnson Drive Economic Development District. They...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by JT, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:21 am | 32 comments | 1139 Views

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Hotel and more big box stores planned for El Charro Road

The Fallon Road/El Charro Road interchange on Interstate 580 could get even busier after this week’s announcement from the Republic Family of Companies...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by res1, on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:01 am | 3 comments | 786 Views

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Great choice by the Weekly

The Pleasanton Weekly got it right when the publication named John Sensiba as the paper’s Man of the Year. I particularly appreciated John and his partners’...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by Erin6297, on Apr 28, 2016 at 11:01 pm | 4 comments | 1133 Views

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Traffic report if Costco locates in Pleasanton

Sitting down with Pleasanton’s traffic engineer, Mike Tassano, is truly a learning experience. I thought I knew a bit about how traffic volumes and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by shiftyjones, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:58 am | 8 comments | 2036 Views

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More containers headed to Oakland and through the valley

On New Year’s Eve, the largest container ship ever to visit the United States is set to dock at the Port of Oakland. Calling it huge is simply an giant...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by megabox, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:32 am | 6 comments | 1320 Views

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A bad decision haunts East Dublin

East Dublin parents and members of both the Dublin school board and the Dublin City Council are wrestling with the effects of a decision made more than a decade...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2016
Last comment by Julie Soe, on Apr 26, 2016 at 12:59 am | 24 comments | 2230 Views

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The Christmas story

==I When I was in the daily newspaper business and responsible for the editorial pages, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were reserved for opinions and articles pertinent...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Mortal Kombat XL, on Apr 26, 2016 at 12:09 am | 18 comments | 1703 Views

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Special session to tackle two key issues

With a comfortable budget behind them, lawmakers and Gov. Brown will turn their attention to two critical programs that are chronically under-funded in a special...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by gmail sign in, on Apr 25, 2016 at 9:43 pm | 13 comments | 2024 Views

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New Wheels routes to serve BART much better

Supervisor Nate Miley, who represents Pleasanton, and Mayor Jerry Thorne pulled together a transportation workshop a couple of weeks ago. I attended because of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by raja, on Apr 23, 2016 at 12:21 am | 5 comments | 630 Views

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School board should heed advice from council members

City Council members offered school trustees some excellent advice at their meeting this week—be careful about putting a bond measure on the November ballot. Several...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 17, 2016
Last comment by dhara, on Apr 21, 2016 at 3:15 am | 7 comments | 2149 Views

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Laughing out loud and crying inside

As a long-time newsman and commentator, I almost laughed out loud at the latest spin from the Bay Area News Group about its coming consolidation of newspapers. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 8, 2016
Last comment by dhara, on Apr 21, 2016 at 1:24 am | 2 comments | 568 Views

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How's this for an engagement offer?

Dan Ashton spoke like anything but a grieving husband when he shared memories of his late wife, Barbara, at her memorial service last week. He started out by giving...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 1, 2016
Last comment by dhara, on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:57 am | 1 comment | 863 Views

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BART directors have a big sales job ahead

There are striking differences with transit use between Northern and Southern California. In the Bay Area, BART has been dealing with its aging trains and stations...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by dhara, on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:32 am | 1 comment | 763 Views

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Golden Bears face off against the 49ers on television tonight

For Old Blues like me who also root for the Santa Clara 49ers, we face unprecedented challenges this evening. For the first time, likely ever, the 49er-Seahawk...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by dharti, on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:04 am | 3 comments | 931 Views

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A schedule revised by the Warriors' success

The amazing success of the Golden State (Oakland to be San Francisco) Warriors has totally messed with my TV viewing. Typically, I pay little attention to the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 10, 2015
Last comment by dhara, on Apr 20, 2016 at 11:28 pm | 5 comments | 1114 Views

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BART labor peace comes at a steep price

BART has been in way too many headlines in the last year. The latest two came last week when management announced it has negotiated a four-year contract extension...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 346 Views

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Prosperity challenges

Speaking to the transportation forum in late March, Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne said projections showed Interstate 580 becoming so congested over the next five...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by jay, on Apr 19, 2016 at 4:50 am | 7 comments | 590 Views
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