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StopWaste strives to stay in business

Updating a February post, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Stopwaste.org) is poised to skirt the spirit of the law and establish a fee for hazardous...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Finally $1 Milion sneaky tax recinded, on May 6, 2016 at 10:44 am | 6 comments | 13696 Views


ValleyCare seeking a partner

The key news in ValleyCare's April 15 letter to corporate members was the ongoing discussions about an affiliation or partnership. Chairman John Sensiba wrote,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 24, 2014
Last comment by Ordinary Joe, on Apr 29, 2014 at 10:45 am | 6 comments | 13335 Views


Drought challenges Pleasanton officials

The Pleasanton City Council and city operations director Daniel Smith have made their share of headlines as they establish policies to battle the drought that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Renee Olsen, on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm | 6 comments | 13806 Views


Cheryl Cook-Kallio served Pleasanton well

The City Council welcomed former Arne Olson to its ranks last week and said farewell to Cheryl Cook-Kallio. Arne has big shoes to fill as he steps into the seat...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 13, 2014 at 9:43 am | 6 comments | 13491 Views


Post election musings

One of the surprises coming out of Tuesday's election was in the hard-fought 16th Assembly District where Republican Catharine Baker topped Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 10, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 6 comments | 16174 Views


Reversing course on Tuesday

Tuesday was a time of reconsideration. In the morning, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors formally rescinded the 33 percent pay raise they had given...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 20, 2015 at 7:23 am | 6 comments | 12789 Views


A new concept for neighborhoods in Pleasanton

Last week, DeNova Homes opened its new neighborhood near the Gateway Shopping Center at Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680. It's an interesting new concept for Pleasanton....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by MichaelClogs, on Aug 31, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 6 comments | 14300 Views


Drought forcing water agencies to tap emergency supplies

The four-year California drought is forcing water agencies to dip deep into their reserve and emergency plans. Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utilities District,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by EssayTopicsAboutEducation, on Sep 28, 2017 at 6:28 am | 6 comments | 11472 Views


"Right to Die" bill sent to governor

Our legislators passed hundreds of bills on to Gov. Brown during the final week of this year's session that ended last Friday evening. One of the surprises...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Mirando, on Jan 29, 2016 at 4:42 am | 6 comments | 10725 Views


A timely reversal

The surprise of the week is that the Bay Area air quality board retreated from its onerous regulation proposal on wood-burning fireplaces. The rule would have...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Sep 28, 2015 at 10:25 pm | 6 comments | 11416 Views


Determining history in San Ramon

I will admit to chuckling when I read that the San Ramon City Council was considering adopting a date for the formal founding of the city. Its incorporation date...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 21, 2016 at 7:39 am | 6 comments | 12120 Views


Be wary of your redwoods with recycled water

In his State of the City address earlier this month, San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson observed that the city had been working hard to expand use of recycled water...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by FrequentWalkerMiles, on Feb 29, 2016 at 6:02 pm | 6 comments | 11359 Views


Proposed IKEA's traffic impact will dwarf Costco

Dublin has been known for its big box stores for decades. Prior to the opening of Stoneridge Mall in 1981, it was the retail shopping hub of the valley. Big box...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by ThinkingResident, on Mar 24, 2016 at 9:06 am | 6 comments | 12959 Views


Good questions about high-speed rail plan

The Assembly transportation committee showed some very appropriate skepticism about the high-speed rail authority’s latest spin on its business plan. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 6, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 6 comments | 11184 Views


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 Shale99, on Apr 18, 2016 at 7:10 am | 6 comments | 9943 Views


Special interest legislation that belongs in the trash can

When it comes to special interest legislation benefitting a single company, Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is moving to the head of the class. He has introduced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on May 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm | 6 comments | 1092 Views


Plenty of confusion with Measure K

The Measure K campaign in Pleasanton has evolved just as expected—confusion for the voters. I have read many blog comments that demonstrate just why the messages...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 31, 2016
Last comment by Resident of Ventana Hills, on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:49 am | 6 comments | 11074 Views


Dreaming marketers and drive times

It’s no secret that the tech industry in the Bay Area has driven the robust economic gains over the last six years. The return of new construction, both...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by no user name, on Jun 24, 2016 at 9:25 am | 6 comments | 10860 Views


Friends of Livermore functions like a Super PAC

The national Super PACS (Political Action Groups) have nothing on the Friends of Livermore. The Livermore group has mastered going around the city’s strict...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 8, 2016 at 9:17 am | 6 comments | 15355 Views


John Edmands: the classic small town newspaper publisher

Many people living in Pleasanton today have no clue who John Edmands was and what role he played in shaping the community they live in today. John edited and published...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by Iba, on Sep 12, 2017 at 1:46 am | 6 comments | 10195 Views
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