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TIM TALK

Giving thanks in this season

Happy Thanksgiving It’s a day and a season to count our many blessings. Yes, we’ve lived through an unprecedented year with the COVID-19, racial and social...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 26, 2020
Last comment by jacktenben, on Nov 26, 2020 at 10:25 pm | 3 comments | 4816 Views

TIM TALK

CityServe pivots and continues to serve homeless people

Like so many non-profits, CityServe of the Tri-Valley pivoted to a virtual event Monday for its 8th annual Prayer Breakfast. The program streamed on YouTube ran...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5018 Views

TIM TALK

Wise decision by school trustees to halt new school at Donlon

Pleasanton school trustees have taken a wise step to put the new school on the Donlon Elementary campus on hold. It was just a month ago that it appeared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by Wise decision by school trustees to halt new school at Donlon, on Nov 23, 2020 at 4:05 am | 2 comments | 4687 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton reacts to pandemic by offering previously unimaginable services

Local government leaders have been working in uncharted territory since the governor locked down the state in March. Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by Another fact checker, on Nov 22, 2020 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 9457 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

EVs for EVeryone

California has set aggressive goals for EV adoption as it works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The number of EVs is targeted to triple in the next five years...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 15, 2020
Last comment by Tim Bussiek, on Nov 20, 2020 at 2:09 pm | 17 comments | 19927 Views

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Projecting 20 years ahead in these days

Jeff Bellisario of the Bay Area Economic Institute had it right last month when he started off a workshop on future Tri-Valley workforce needs by observing that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Projecting 20 years ahead in these days, on Nov 20, 2020 at 3:31 am | 1 comment | 4161 Views

TIM TALK

Wise decision by school trustees to halt new school at Donlon

Pleasanton school trustees have taken a wise step to put the new school on the Donlon Elementary campus on hold. It was just a month ago that it appeared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Wise decision by school trustees to halt new school at Donlon

Pleasanton school trustees have taken a wise step to put the new school on the Donlon Elementary campus on hold. It was just a month ago that it appeared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Silver Bullet for our Emissions

People often say there is no silver bullet for our greenhouse gas emissions. That’s certainly true in general. But for those of us on the mid-Peninsula, there’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 16, 2020 at 10:55 am | 18 comments | 15776 Views

TIM TALK

Big change in council majority for Pleasanton

Housing policy in Pleasanton likely will shift when Karla Brown is sworn in as mayor next month. Councilwoman Brown easily defeated Councilman Jerry Pentin and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by factchecker, on Nov 15, 2020 at 9:57 am | 8 comments | 5574 Views

TIM TALK

Rolling blackouts in the world's 5th largest economy

Is anyone besides me quite irritated that California is having rolling blackouts for the first time in 20 years. The California Independent System Operator ordered...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by JamesConnaly, on Nov 11, 2020 at 11:49 pm | 20 comments | 5984 Views

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Is the lockdown really the best policy?

A friend of mine who works as a campus supervisor at a Pleasanton middle school is back on campus proctoring a group of four students as part of the district’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by Linda, on Nov 10, 2020 at 8:36 am | 19 comments | 6045 Views

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Pleasanton Garbage Service permanently closes Buy Back Center

As garbage bags of recyclable aluminum cans and plastic bottles pile up in my garage, I have been monitoring the Pleasanton Garbage Service website to see when the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by James Michael, on Nov 10, 2020 at 8:13 am | 8 comments | 8516 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

No post this week due to distractions

Dear Readers: I have no climate post for you today. I am guessing that you have better things to pay attention to given the consequential(!) elections this week. It...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:47 am | 4 comments | 12593 Views

TIM TALK

CalTrans explains its rationale for unnecessary ramp metering

One thing you can count on in October during election years is groundbreaking or ribbon cutting ceremonies. So, it was last week that transportation officials...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by Grumpy, on Nov 4, 2020 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 4794 Views

TIM TALK

Sales tax increases head for November ballot

Last week, supervisors in Alameda and Contra Costa counties decided to give the public a choice about whether to raise taxes. Both boards, with only Danville...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by angela angie, on Oct 30, 2020 at 2:55 am | 9 comments | 14673 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Which City Council candidates "get" climate change?

A few weeks ago 350 Silicon Valley and 18 other non-profits sponsored a two hour forum to solicit Palo Alto City Council candidates’ views on climate change....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 29, 2020 at 10:21 pm | 15 comments | 14056 Views

TIM TALK

Setting the record straight on NDB, Inc. of Pleasanton

I need to set the record straight on NDB, Inc., the Pleasanton-based company that I wrote about in September. The company announced proof of concept for its revolutionary...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Oct 26, 2020 at 8:25 pm | 8 comments | 5928 Views

TIM TALK

49er owner Jed York pours millions into Santa Clara council race

Voting already has started for the Nov. 3 general election, but that hasn’t slowed the flood of political spending. Hundreds of millions are being spent...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Rodger, on Oct 26, 2020 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 4492 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Thinking of moving? You're not alone.

This would be funny if it weren’t also true. Just today (1), I got: - A warning about extreme heat (a “Heat advisory”) - A notice about “public...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Oct 24, 2020 at 6:54 pm | 23 comments | 19399 Views
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