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TIM TALK

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 | 10310 Views

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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 | 8782 Views

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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 | 9248 Views

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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 | 9870 Views

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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 | 8762 Views

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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 | 10985 Views

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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 | 8047 Views

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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 | 9465 Views

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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 | 8688 Views

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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 | 5123 Views

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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 | 5931 Views

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Coronavirus shakes up Bay Area events

Concerns about the spread of the coronavirus reached into the Livermore Valley this week when Dublin officials decided to cancel the city’s annual St. Patrick’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Lisa Phillipa, on Apr 29, 2020 at 6:51 am | 7 comments | 7072 Views

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The coronavirus becomes personal

The coronavirus and my view of how to deal with it continues to evolve as I appreciate more fully how challenging the situation is today. Last Sunday, when Gov....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Randy, on Mar 25, 2020 at 4:07 am | 7 comments | 6435 Views

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A poor decision to stop planning for the future

After working together with Livermore Valley agencies for seven years, the majority of the Pleasanton City Council scrapped funding to study reusing potable water. Mayor...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Feb 22, 2021 at 8:49 am | 7 comments | 4605 Views

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Struggling restaurants suffer another hit

Thank goodness that some of the Bay Area’s public health officers think for themselves when it comes to the COVID-19 virus. San Mateo County’s Dr. Scott Morrow...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Dec 16, 2020 at 3:57 pm | 7 comments | 5289 Views

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Governor starts to get serious about reopening schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom finally has awakened to the reality that young children desperately need to get back into the classroom. That's true for all students, many...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Jan 18, 2021 at 2:17 pm | 7 comments | 4591 Views

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Thinking of heading out of town?

As a native Californian and a life-long resident of Alameda County, I will confess to having similar thoughts to Bay Area residents polled by two organizations recently....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 7 comments | 3347 Views

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Democrats "gut and amend" tax holiday into tax increase

The danger of revenue overflowing the coffers in Sacramento can be seen in the variety of proposals to give motorists some relief from soaring gasoline prices. Due...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 7, 2022
Last comment by KG, on Apr 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm | 7 comments | 4388 Views

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A clear-eyed view of the Chinese Communist Party

Bob (Xiqiu) Fu knows first hand what Christians and other minority groups are facing in China today. Speaking on Zoom to a lecture series organized by The Salt...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Jake+Waters, on Oct 5, 2021 at 1:17 pm | 7 comments | 3573 Views

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Oakland police need support in crime-ridden city

The riots and looting of the summer of 2020 have now turned into organized theft rings attacking luxury stores and mainline retailers alike. To see the video of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Dec 3, 2021 at 9:50 am | 7 comments | 3813 Views
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