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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 Sam, on Nov 9, 2017 at 8:09 am | 6 comments | 8924 Views


The Pleasanton way: making the simple complicated

Trying to do something that seems simple with the city of Pleasanton invariably seems to turn into a complicated mess. Take the Kay Hatsushi family and their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 27, 2018
Last comment by laura Mc, on Apr 3, 2018 at 9:03 am | 6 comments | 8105 Views


California's permanent state of drought

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature have declared a permanent state of drought in the Golden State. The governor signed two bills on May 31 that will limit household...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 28, 2018
Last comment by Peter MacDonald, on Jul 3, 2018 at 10:45 am | 6 comments | 8897 Views


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas. This is a great time of year and I hope for all of our readers that you enjoy this time. It’s the season to gather with family and friends and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 25, 2018
Last comment by armor games hacked, on Feb 17, 2019 at 5:44 pm | 6 comments | 7662 Views


Pleasanton real estate snapshot

Despite the steadily increasing home prices in Pleasanton, buyers have yet to reach the “pain point” according to Dave Stark of the Bay East Association of Realtors. Dave...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Apr 1, 2019 at 6:46 pm | 6 comments | 7917 Views


Celebrating 10 years of Project Canaan in Eswatini

Visiting Project Canaan in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), it’s amazing to see what God has done in the last 11 years. My bride and I traveled there in July...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by Wombat, on Aug 5, 2019 at 9:49 am | 6 comments | 7011 Views


A favorite restaurant closes its doors

There’s a big hole in the restaurant lineup in Hacienda Business Park. Sweet & Savory, the breakfast/lunch restaurant and bakery, closed earlier this year....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by JeriAnn, on Feb 23, 2020 at 11:09 pm | 6 comments | 7058 Views


Good idea to temporarily close Main Street to expand businesses

Pleasanton Chamber CEO Steve Van Dorn floated an interesting idea this week—temporarily closing Main Street to allow stores and restaurants to expand sidewalk...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Michael Austin, on May 22, 2020 at 4:06 pm | 6 comments | 5262 Views


Tri-Valley city leaders stood up for business and residents

When Alameda County blindsided business owners and residents alike at 9:12 last Friday night, it was great to see Tri-Valley officials do the right thing. County...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jul 19, 2020 at 8:53 am | 6 comments | 5407 Views


Sacramento legislators are getting serious about an ugly budget

This most unusual May brings with it the requirement that the Legislature and the governor address the budget that must be approved by June 15. The numbers are dauntingly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mr. Julius, on May 14, 2020 at 8:10 am | 6 comments | 5303 Views


An optimistic view for East Bay economic recovery

There’s quite a debate about what type of recovery can be expected when the country re-opens. Opinions are all over the map. Last week, Christopher Thornberg...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Aug 2, 2020 at 6:53 pm | 6 comments | 5174 Views


Long-time Bay Area corporations are packing up and moving out

Business leaders have warned about the dismal business environment in California for years, but it now appears that those warnings are becoming a reality. Major...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Jan 13, 2021 at 7:10 pm | 6 comments | 5701 Views


Alameda County and state to deny mayors' request for earlier re-opening

The logical request of the Livermore Valley’s three mayors and Supervisor Scott Haggerty to move ahead with re-opening the economy here earlier than the rest...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by highdiver, on Jun 17, 2020 at 7:31 pm | 6 comments | 9265 Views


Mass vote-by-mail invitation to problems

There’s been justifiable concern about mass voting by mail in many states, including California. We have been permanent vote-by-mail people since Alameda County...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by John, on Sep 30, 2020 at 10:36 am | 6 comments | 4941 Views


Bay Area United Way issues its political recommendations

Amid the flood of campaign emails and postcards in the mail, I was struck by a voting guide issued by the United Way Bay Area. The nonprofit group covers the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 19, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 6 comments | 4199 Views


The only certainty is uncertainty

Now that we are in the 12th month of 2020, we can look back and look ahead with the only certain thing being uncertainty. None of us, other than the creator,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 3, 2020
Last comment by Cohoax Hannity, on Dec 8, 2020 at 9:57 pm | 6 comments | 4381 Views


Declining enrollment means diminishing revenue for Pleasanton schools

The Legislature held a key hearing this week on funding for California schools. With the state’s huge budget surplus, schools have been awash in funding,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 5, 2021 at 7:03 pm | 6 comments | 3867 Views


People are bailing out of San Francisco, but not the Bay Area

Much has been written in the last year about families and companies bailing out of high-cost California and the Bay Area in particular. Two recent studies have...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 11, 2021
Last comment by Paul Clark, on Mar 18, 2021 at 8:10 pm | 6 comments | 7236 Views


Campaign spending limits coming to Pleasanton

The Pleasanton City Council majority is wasting little time in trying to put its stamp on the city. Their latest move is moving to establish campaign contribution...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2021
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Apr 20, 2021 at 1:04 pm | 6 comments | 2736 Views


Progressive George Soros on a Hoover Institution program?

I will confess my surprise when I received a Hoover Institution email announcing a discussion about China leading up to the Winter Olympics that featured keynote...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Feb 5, 2022 at 8:32 am | 6 comments | 4093 Views
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