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Our paradoxical Governor

You have to hand it to Gov. Jerry Brown. Monday morning, he was sworn in for a record fourth term (the term limits law was passed after he left office after his...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jan 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm | 7 comments | 13676 Views


Governor establishes unprecedented mandatory water restrictions

The governor made official this week what most observers already knew?the state is facing an unprecedented challenge with the drought. For the first time in 75...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Rhel, on Apr 6, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 7 comments | 12652 Views


Radical changes in a lifetime

Rather amazing the world we live in today in the United States. Gay marriage is the law of the land according to a majority of the Supreme Court?somehow the chief...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Play Dough, on Jul 25, 2015 at 6:26 pm | 7 comments | 11975 Views


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 that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Roger, on Jan 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm | 7 comments | 14340 Views


The governor's busy veto pen

Governor Brown finished up the first year of the Legislature's two-year session by finalizing his actions on the 941 bills sent to his desk. Some were very serious—the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 13, 2015
Last comment by Platon Zhirkov, on Jun 10, 2016 at 5:52 am | 7 comments | 13893 Views


Big changes in store for county courts

Driven by two major factors, the court system in Alameda County will change significantly over the next two years. I sat in on a noon-time briefing Monday by Judge...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2015
Last comment by Billie, on Oct 25, 2015 at 11:00 pm | 7 comments | 12151 Views


Sunol Valley golf courses to close

Bad news last week for public course golfers with the announcement that the Sunol Valley Golf Club is closing after nearly 50 years. The 36-hole complex was...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Medical Thesis Help, on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:10 pm | 7 comments | 17747 Views


A Costco tempest in a tea pot

Former City Councilman Matt Sullivan and some of his allies are engaging in tossing some stuff against the wall hoping something will stick to Mayor Jerry Thorne. Sullivan...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by JJ, on Aug 30, 2016 at 9:40 pm | 7 comments | 13285 Views


Boston, leaves and lobster

We live in a very old house by Pleasanton and California standards—it’s well over 120 years old. However, compared to what we saw in Boston, it would...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Marguerite Platt, on Oct 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm | 7 comments | 11443 Views


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—the feds pulling the plug on Gov. Jerry Brown’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 | 10523 Views


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 Paul99, on Feb 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm | 7 comments | 8909 Views


Valley Trails site is poor location for school

The joint meeting of school trustees and city council members last week came around to discussing whether the school district should build a new elementary school...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by TK421, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:17 am | 7 comments | 9459 Views


Castlewood may consider selling Valley course for development

Members of the Castlewood Country Club are facing some difficult decisions this summer. The iconic club, which features two 18-hole golf courses, has been under...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 15, 2018
Last comment by wings io, on May 22, 2018 at 9:50 am | 7 comments | 10149 Views


Will the new tax law chase wealthy Californians out?

Is the limitation on state and local sales tax deductions brought about by the 2017 federal tax reform going to motivate wealthy Californians to leave the state? Next...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 18, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 23, 2018 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 9033 Views


Superintendent's new contract may portend difficult employee negotiations

Pleasanton school district trustees clearly value the leadership of Superintendent David Haglund. When they re-wrote his contract on July 1, they extended...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 16, 2018
Last comment by Tim BS, on Aug 18, 2018 at 4:59 pm | 7 comments | 11450 Views


Alameda County Grand Jury calls out supervisors

It's good to see one branch of government doing its job. The Alameda County Grand Jury issued its annual report last month and ripped multiple government agencies...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by POLOLO MOLOLO, on Jul 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 7 comments | 8335 Views


What you missed in media coverage of the Oakland teachers' strike

Looking at the East Bay Times’ coverage of the Oakland teachers strike, I am amazed at the lack of depth. The first two days, the main story on the front page...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 26, 2019
Last comment by all elite wrestling roster, on Mar 27, 2019 at 9:28 pm | 7 comments | 9791 Views


New Vic's All-Star Kitchen owners have a long history here

Long-time Vic’s All-Star Kitchen server Laura Castro and her husband, Ernesto Castro, celebrated March 1 when they took over the Pleasanton institution from...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by Steve M, on Apr 19, 2020 at 3:31 pm | 7 comments | 8873 Views


Updated shelter-in-place order wisely opens some doors

The latest shelter-in-place order by six Bay Area public health officials lifted the most unreasonable ban—construction. The prior order, expiring this weekend,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by Indigo, on May 2, 2020 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 5280 Views


Voters face three school bond measures come March

Dublin school trustees and senior staff have spent the last several years scrambling to find a site for a second high school as well as other school sites as enrollment...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by plebe, on Jan 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm | 7 comments | 6060 Views
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