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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 | 8392 Views


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 | 7501 Views


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 | 5754 Views


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 | 6348 Views


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 | 5853 Views


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 | 4510 Views


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 | 5583 Views


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 | 4663 Views


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 | 4910 Views


Legislators and governor debate spending instead of saving

Sacramento legislators undoubtedly are taking a deep breath and celebrating today after meeting the voter-imposed June 15 deadline to pass a 2022-23 budget. It calls...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by iceblocky, on Jun 16, 2022 at 6:48 am | 7 comments | 3202 Views


Water rates likely to soar in Pleasanton

Pleasanton residents are not going to be pleased with their City Council. Acting on the recommendation of the city staff, four council members moved forward with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 20, 2023
Last comment by MsVic, on Jul 29, 2023 at 8:40 am | 7 comments | 3234 Views


Legislature moving ahead to add recycling fee to wine and spirits

The Legislature returns to Sacramento next week for the final month of the session. Among the bills on the agenda is SB 1013 carried by Senate leader Toni Atkins...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Ndna Jnz, on Aug 1, 2022 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 3975 Views


Pleasanton officials sprint to approve housing plan

The Pleasanton City Council and staff are going to be hitting it particularly hard during the holiday period in a sprint to finish the city’s updated housing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 29, 2022
Last comment by John, on Dec 5, 2022 at 10:41 pm | 7 comments | 3307 Views


Economist opines on root causes of today's problems

Chris Thornberg, the founding principal of Beacon Economics, is a familiar face to those of us who pay attention to the East Bay economy. His firm prepared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 7, 2022 at 11:34 am | 7 comments | 2818 Views


Looking through a foggy crystal ball

Predicting the future is a risky game. For instance, what will federal government policy be come 2025—depends largely on who is in the White House and what...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 27, 2023
Last comment by MichaelB, on May 3, 2023 at 1:34 pm | 7 comments | 3402 Views


Valley Link rail will be powered by hydrogen

Come 2024 and 2025, the final plans for the Valley Link rail line should be set and construction should commence on the 42-mile rail line linking the Dublin-Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 18, 2023
Last comment by Bill Rafferty, on May 24, 2023 at 11:00 am | 7 comments | 4167 Views


How muddled are the Pleasanton council's priorities

It’s wisely said that your budget—whether household, business or government—reflects your priorities. The Pleasanton City Council has conducted budget...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 25, 2023
Last comment by Lenora Prescott, on May 31, 2023 at 9:19 am | 7 comments | 3396 Views


Adult Ed

The physical and intellectual pacing may have been more deliberate and deliberative, but the adults in their 60s and 70s were kids at heart as they...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by andy, on Sep 29, 2017 at 12:39 am | 7 comments | 7109 Views


Political Performance Art

During the endless nearly-two-billion-dollars-down-a-rathole presidential campaign, many pundits and prognosticators opined that Donald Trump didn’t...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 8, 2017 at 11:20 am | 7 comments | 5619 Views


Understanding Early Decision in College Admission

Early Decision (ED) is an application program offered by many colleges and universities that provides an early admission decision in exchange for the student’s...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 13, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 11, 2017 at 9:59 am | 7 comments | 8458 Views
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