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TIM TALK

Frustrated local officials push BART

Mayor Jerry Thorne and other Tri-Valley elected officials have grown increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of BART’s efforts to extend lines to Livermore. As...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 16, 2017
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Tri-Valley cities rank high in poll

San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson touted a recent report by the web site “smartasset” that ranked San Ramon as the best city to live in in California. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 20, 2017
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A different perspective on Spotorno Ranch development

After my recent column on the development proposal for the Spotorno Ranch near the Callippe Preserve Golf Course, I had the opportunity visit with a couple of people. Speaking...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 18, 2017
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Some additional takeaways from Monday's presentation

Here are a few more nuggets I took away from the Monday presentation by Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho and Pamela Ott, economic development manager, to the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 24, 2017
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Challenges for retailers are reflected in Pleasanton's revenues

Pleasanton officials are starting to sound the alarm about the effects of online shopping plus regional competition on the city’s sales tax revenue. Mayor...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 29, 2017
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Miserable Mondays

What to make out of the last two Mondays. We wake up a week ago to a massacre in Las Vegas with a demented gunman mowing down hundreds of people from a luxury hotel...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 10, 2017
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Dr. Bill laid great foundation for Pleasanton schools

Pleasanton lost an educational leader who played a key role in shaping the unified school district that is celebrated today when Dr. Bill James passed away earlier...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Oct. 24, 2017
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Pushing for a second Costco vote

I guess you have to give the foes of Costco in Pleasanton credit—they do not give up. After losing nearly 2-to-1 in a public vote last November, former City...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 30, 2017
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Livermore and Pleasanton hit home runs on their border

The cities of Livermore and Pleasanton have hit economic home runs with the retail developments on their border along Interstate 580. That stands in sharp contrast...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 1, 2018
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Shepherd's Gate welcomes its second CEO who was called out of tech

When Carol Patterson joined Shepherd’s Gate as its CEO in January, it marked the second time God has called a person with a tech background into ministry to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 30, 2018
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Newspapers arguing for prior restraint.

Is it just the height of irony that as the movie, The Post, plays at theaters across the country, The Post editorializes in favor of prior restraint. Yes, the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 6, 2018
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"More Good Mary" is blessed in Pleasanton

I checked in with Mary Latham (More Good Today) over breakfast downtown on Saturday as she was starting her third day in Pleasanton. She was featured in an article...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 3, 2018
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Innovation flourishing in Tri-Valley

Attending the third annual Game Changer Awards at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, I was struck by the amazing diversity of business enterprises in the Tri-Valley. Presenti...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 12, 2018
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Local venture capital fund set to close its funding round

The closing of the Tri-Valley’s first home-grown venture capital fund is imminent. Tri-Valley Ventures, founded by six partners including Greg Hitchan and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 19, 2018
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Dublin council pleases residents and risks litigation

With an election looming in November and citizens gathering recall signatures at supermarkets, the Dublin City Council decided to heed their voters and risk litigation...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 24, 2018
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Combining a recall effort with a council campaign?

Backers of the two recalls efforts in Dublin are in the final stretch of gathering signagtures, targeting early July to submit the petitions to the county registrar’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 19, 2018
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The finale for the Rotary Father's Day Spirit Run

If the Pleasanton Rotary Club’s Spirit Run is part of your Father’s Day experience, put June 17 on your calendar. It will be the FINAL (as the posters...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 7, 2018
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The last year of some fiscal restraint in Sacramento?

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders cut their final budget deal last week and both houses of the Legislature are set to vote this week to meet the June 15 deadline...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 12, 2018
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Hot election season expected in Dublin

The fall election season is shaping up to be an interesting one locally, particularly in Dublin where Dublin Citizens United can be expected to mount a serious challenge...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 17, 2018
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Tri-Valley grows as economic powerhouse

The Tri-Valley is growing as an economic powerhouse that compares with the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. The GDP for the valley is about $42 billion with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 19, 2018
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