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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 | 5578 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 | 5793 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 | 5652 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 | 5546 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 | 6119 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 | 9655 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 | 5291 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 | 4545 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 | 4740 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 | 4278 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 | 7658 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 | 3087 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 | 4549 Views


The huge news stories trigger memories

I’ve been in and around the news business all of my adult life. I’ve written for publication for more than 50 years and I cannot recall any weeks like...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by Jake+Waters, on Sep 3, 2021 at 10:48 am | 6 comments | 4298 Views


Points to ponder

Did it strike you as unusual when three high-ranking U.S. cabinet members met with the Mexican president last week over the border crisis, but Vice President Kamala...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 16, 2021 at 11:38 am | 6 comments | 3243 Views


Dallas vs. San Francisco Sunday sparks plenty of memories

Sunday’s Dallas-49ers game sparks lots of memories for me. I started in the newspaper industry as a sports writer and wrote sports throughout the late 1960s and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Gary Chisolm, on Jan 24, 2023 at 7:22 am | 6 comments | 1102 Views


Two stories of Ukraine

Following on Ukraine with good news and bad news. A month ago, I wrote about a Ukrainian woman who worked for a construction company repairing my home. At the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 29, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Apr 2, 2022 at 2:10 pm | 6 comments | 9431 Views


Oops, electric grid is in trouble, don't charge your car

California is teetering on the edge of rolling electrical blackouts for the first time in six years. It’s so bad that the state’s grid operator has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 6, 2022
Last comment by Dirk Svensen, on Sep 6, 2022 at 12:24 pm | 6 comments | 2638 Views


Understanding how PG&E failed with gas lines and transmission lines

It is stunning to learn that the part that failed on a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. high-voltage transmission tower to spark the Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Long Time Pleasanton Resident, on Sep 26, 2022 at 12:43 pm | 6 comments | 2817 Views


Goodness Village leaders are innovating as they serve formerly unhoused residents

NOTE: Corrected and updated Oct. 28, 2022 Spend some time with Kim Curtis, the executive director of Goodness Village, and you cannot help but be impressed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Oct 24, 2022 at 10:16 am | 6 comments | 1898 Views
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