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Couples: "A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."

- Andre Maurois I’m not sure that a marriage needs to be rebuilt every day, but it does need to be built every day. Are you thinking, “I don’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 8, 2018
Last comment by MaceyConrad, on Jun 28, 2018 at 4:19 pm | 8 comments | 24147 Views


The nanny school district

Given that we live in one of our nation's leading nanny states, is it any surprise that the Pleasanton school district has decided it is going to control the students'...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by M., on Sep 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm | 8 comments | 13902 Views


Slow down the rush

Vice-President Joe Biden has submitted his task force's recommendations for reducing gun violence to President Obama with a public release expected later in the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Casanova_frankenstein, on Jan 20, 2013 at 7:00 am | 8 comments | 13815 Views


Personal opinion takes precedence over duty

Pardon me, but this 4th of July missive will be substantive instead of celebratory. The U.S. Supreme Court issued several significant rulings in the final two...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 4, 2013
Last comment by Ben J., on Jul 10, 2013 at 10:38 am | 8 comments | 17863 Views


Swalwell's inappropriate remark in Congress

Congressman Eric Swalwell took a bad page out of his predecessor's book when he chastised Republicans during the debate last week on defunding Obamacare as part...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on Sep 29, 2013 at 9:09 am | 8 comments | 13362 Views


Thankful for life

This Thanksgiving morning I am particularly thankful for a group of foresighted Christian leaders here in the valley who came together 25 years ago to form the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 28, 2013
Last comment by Suzanna, on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm | 8 comments | 15098 Views


Job growth is driving housing prices

Tuesday's post about the 11,000-unit River Islands in Lathrop reflects the long term view that homebuilders and developers are taking when it comes to job growth...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by JohnDub, on Sep 25, 2017 at 12:01 pm | 8 comments | 15065 Views


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 had...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:51 am | 8 comments | 14698 Views


A perspective on the Middle East

Earlier this month, a friend from church wrote a thoughtful email to members of our choir after they presented their Christmas concert. He is retired military,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 8 comments | 13112 Views


Public votes are pleasing politics but poor policy

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne seemed to make the large crowd happy last week when he suggested an advisory vote on whether to proceed with plans for East Pleasanton. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by webbrowan, on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm | 8 comments | 14058 Views


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 other...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by shiftyjones, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:58 am | 8 comments | 12565 Views


Baker's bipartisan bill to push BART-ACE connection is moving ahead

Momentum is building in the Legislature for a bill co-authored by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) that would formally establish a Tri-Valley-San Joaquin...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by MiguGapy, on Sep 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 8 comments | 12792 Views


Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians

Many years ago, while traveling, we identified two places that we might consider moving to: Healdsburg in the Sonoma County wine country and Central Oregon—Bend,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by marthawilson710, on Dec 12, 2017 at 3:04 am | 8 comments | 11452 Views


Frustration grows in Dublin

Frustration levels are running high for some Dublin residents driven by over-crowded schools that they believe are exacerbated by continuing residential growth. Dubliners...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 2, 2018
Last comment by Silas, on Jan 4, 2018 at 8:34 pm | 8 comments | 11124 Views


Chamber's community vision sets road map for policy advocacy

When retiring Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce CEO Scott Raty reflects on his most recent tenure here, he quickly points to the community vision that the chamber has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 2, 2018
Last comment by Robert parker, on Oct 4, 2018 at 5:01 am | 8 comments | 8626 Views


Battle over downtown Livermore plan heats up

The Friends of Livermore just made this fall's election season even more interesting. When the Livermore City Council approved the downtown plan this month, the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 20, 2018
Last comment by change ringtone, on Oct 15, 2018 at 11:42 pm | 8 comments | 10953 Views


District elections will be problematic

As the city of San Ramon nears finishing the process of setting up districts for City Council elections, the Dublin school district has demonstrated just how troubling...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 13, 2019
Last comment by ManuelR, on Aug 20, 2019 at 4:59 am | 8 comments | 8293 Views


Pleasanton Garbage Service permanently closes Buy Back Center

As garbage bags of recyclable aluminum cans and plastic bottles pile up in my garage, I have been monitoring the Pleasanton Garbage Service website to see when the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by James Michael, on Nov 10, 2020 at 8:13 am | 8 comments | 8479 Views


Setting the record straight on NDB, Inc. of Pleasanton

I need to set the record straight on NDB, Inc., the Pleasanton-based company that I wrote about in September. The company announced proof of concept for its revolutionary...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Oct 26, 2020 at 8:25 pm | 8 comments | 5900 Views


Big change in council majority for Pleasanton

Housing policy in Pleasanton likely will shift when Karla Brown is sworn in as mayor next month. Councilwoman Brown easily defeated Councilman Jerry Pentin and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by factchecker, on Nov 15, 2020 at 9:57 am | 8 comments | 5549 Views
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