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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 | 11862 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 | 12557 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 | 11838 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 | 13418 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 | 11650 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 | 10241 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 | 11521 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 | 11310 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 | 15707 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 | 10719 Views


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 | 9362 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 | 8539 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 | 9449 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 | 8284 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 | 8450 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 | 7463 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 | 7394 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 | 5555 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 | 5766 Views
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