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TIM TALK

CityServe success stories

CityServe of the Tri-Valley presented an inspiring program at its fifth annual Tri-Valley Prayer breakfast Monday in Pleasanton. The event served as an opportunity...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 21, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 149 Views

TIM TALK

God loves to heal his children

Progressives hit a new low this week when they complained bitterly about Congress holding a moment of silence and remembering those killed and wounded Sunday in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by BobB, 9 hours ago | 24 comments | 1041 Views

TIM TALK

A tale of two creeks

Pleasanton residents living along creeks should have taken notice of an action taken by the San Ramon City Council. The city had been trying to sell the former...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by CourseworkCamp, on Nov 20, 2017 at 3:38 am | 4 comments | 466 Views

TIM TALK

King football bows down to the dollars

When it comes to sports and television, football is King. Ask the University of Utah just how big the King is or more importantly, who rules the King. That’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by CourseworkCamp, on Nov 20, 2017 at 3:36 am | 2 comments | 387 Views

TIM TALK

Gas tax increase is one of many tax hikes

In case you didn’t notice, the Legislature’s increase on the gas tax hit your wallet on Nov. 1. The effective date just happened to coincide with the shift...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 7, 2017
Last comment by martin, on Nov 15, 2017 at 3:09 am | 7 comments | 741 Views

ART SPACE

Rodin and Klimt: The Visit

By Bill Carmel As part of the series of exhibitions that celebrate the Centennial of Auguste Rodin’s death, the curators of the "Klimt and Rodin, An...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by Matthew_Arty, on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:51 am | 4 comments | 358 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Reasons to Love the A’s, Chapters Next

Let’s get the baseball stuff out of the way first – any regulars will know what’s coming. 1 – there’s the new stadium prospect...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 24, 2017
Last comment by Tom T, on Nov 6, 2017 at 2:43 pm | 36 comments | 1849 Views

TIM TALK

Nick Vleisides ministers to first responders in Santa Rosa

For the last three days, the Contra Costa County volunteer search-and-rescue team has been working on recovery efforts in Santa Rosa neighborhoods destroyed by the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Chavez542, on Nov 1, 2017 at 3:55 am | 2 comments | 655 Views

TIM TALK

Education failure is state crisis

One of the journalists I have long admired is former Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters who now has moved to the non-partisan CalMatters web site. A recent...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Oct. 26, 2017
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Oct 31, 2017 at 10:32 am | 13 comments | 944 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Everything Old is New Again

In the aftermath of this past weekend’s sordid displays in Virginia and New Jersey, it may be reassuring to recognize that our country has been through...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 14, 2017
Last comment by update, on Oct 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm | 134 comments | 3792 Views

TIM TALK

Costco plan moves ahead as expected

As was expected, the Pleasanton City Council moved the Costco project forward Monday evening by approving the financing agreement for the infrastructure improvements...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, on Oct 19, 2017 at 8:28 am | 4 comments | 1265 Views

TIM TALK

The valley needs strong leadership on BART board

Livermore Valley political leaders are facing a crucial period dealing with the BART board and plans to extend service to Livermore. That’s in addition to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by highdiver, on Oct 18, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 2 comments | 8641 Views

TIM TALK

Cutting down on cut-through traffic

After its staff worked with the neighborhood, the Pleasanton City Council will have the opportunity to use traffic calming methods to divert cut-through traffic...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 1, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, on Oct 18, 2017 at 6:23 pm | 4 comments | 1526 Views

TIM TALK

Please give us a hand while we flout federal law

Does anyone else see the contradiction with Gov. Jerry Brown requesting federal aid to help with recovery from the devastating North Bay wine country fires after...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by Jim Chu, on Oct 16, 2017 at 2:42 am | 11 comments | 989 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Understanding Early Decision in College Admission

Early Decision (ED) is an application program offered by many colleges and universities that provides an early admission decision in exchange for the student’s...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 13, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 11, 2017 at 9:59 am | 7 comments | 1377 Views

THE OBSERVER

San Ramon City Council: Then and Now

I scheduled a meeting on Thursday afternoon with Sabina Zafar, one of the two new candidates running for City Council. Right before the meeting my brother phoned...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 10:52 am | 19 comments | 5538 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

McCain to Prez: How do you like me Now?

Back in a happier time – before the days of locker rooms and anatomically questionable metaphors, the candidate Mr. Trump followed-up a now-tepid insult...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 28, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 10:47 am | 24 comments | 1643 Views

TIM TALK

No surprise that the Tri-Valley is rising

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute formally said what many locals have known for many years—the Tri-Valley is ideally suited for a consistently growing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by mahi, on Oct 10, 2017 at 4:49 am | 4 comments | 6692 Views

THE OBSERVER

Suspicious Stein, Watchdog Warren, and a Basket of Deplorables

The Presidential Election is over and Donald Trump has won. He's already started naming members of his Cabinet. Those of us who didn't want that outcome will have...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 26, 2016
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:33 am | 21 comments | 3593 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Meetings That Nobody’s Talking About

Predictably, the West Wing’s walls are steadily crumbling under the crush of lies intended to sustain them, and Americans are transfixed by each new revelation*....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:21 am | 62 comments | 2185 Views
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