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Time for a rain dance

The continued freezing nights and warm afternoons are great for outdoor activities, but forget snuggling by the fireplace in this month of Spare the Air days. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm | 5 comments | 14758 Views


High-speed rail follies

California's high-speed rail advocates continue to revise the absurdly expensive business plan to try and persuade the Legislature to allocate some of the $9 billion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 3, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14735 Views


Pete Stark is feeling some heat

Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark may be feeling the heat in the primary challenge from Dublin City Councilman Eric Swalwell in the newly drawn district lines for the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 19, 2012
Last comment by Casanova_Frankenstein, on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:26 am | 4 comments | 14728 Views


Soaring college costs prompt questions

The soaring price of a college education has continued to make news. States, caught with revenues dipping, have reduced support so the many state universities...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 14, 2012
Last comment by GX, on Aug 15, 2012 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 14636 Views


Time to let the Raiders go

One of the great misnomers is that the Oakland Raiders organization cares about the East Bay. If you believe that, I have a bridge from Hawaii to China that I am...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Charlespab, on Aug 31, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 13 comments | 14632 Views


The air board gets an ear full from residents

Reading the coverage in the Tri-Valley Times of the Bay Area air board public meeting in Livermore last week, it was clear that those attending did not conceal their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by VIVICACORNELLY, on Sep 11, 2017 at 3:17 am | 10 comments | 14623 Views


Closed door bullet train deals

In a maneuver that is arrogant and desperate, Gov. Jerry Brown and supporters of the bullet train will try to tie judges' hands if they find in favor of opponents...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 12, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14571 Views


Can the governor hold the line on spending?

Gov. Jerry Brown delivered a State of the State address Wednesday that was full of optimism and accomplishments. Some of it rang true—the non-partisan Legislative...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by spcwt, on Jan 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 3 comments | 14497 Views


An estate for dog lovers

Very wealthy lovers of dogs have the opportunity to purchase an amazing dog-friendly Alamo estate and help other dogs as well. Workday founder Dave Duffield, a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 14496 Views


Convenience counts

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is likely to enact the nation's first ordinance requiring drug manufacturers to provide a way to dispose of expired or...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 17, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14491 Views


Fulfilling an African prophecy

When God called me to Africa to serve in 2005, I had no clue about the experiences that were to come. After spending a 10-day mission trip in the tiny kingdom...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 31, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14485 Views


Racing starts at the county fair

Alameda County Fair racing officials joined with state horse racing board representatives last week to introduce the Oak Tree Racing Association before the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 14 comments | 14476 Views


Job growth is driving housing prices

Tuesday's post about the 11,000-unit River Islands in Lathrop reflects the long term view that homebuilders and developers are taking when it comes to job growth...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by JohnDub, on Sep 25, 2017 at 12:01 pm | 8 comments | 14464 Views


Boxer's retirement creates a political scramble

Now that California's junior Senator, Barbara Boxer, has formally announced her retirement, the jockeying for her job has started. Attorney General Kamala Harris...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jan 22, 2015 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 14416 Views


Be a careful consumer when it comes to college

Is there something wrong with this picture? Did you catch during last weekend's selection of football games that Dr. Pepper was running a toss the football competition...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Daniel Bradford, on Dec 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm | 4 comments | 14412 Views


More changes coming to ValleyCare

Sitting down for the first time with new ValleyCare CEO Scott Gregerson why the board liked him become very clear. Very intelligent; very high energy and clear...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by John, on May 7, 2014 at 9:05 am | 19 comments | 14399 Views


Rents are soaring in the Bay Area

Some cities, particularly in the heart of the Silicon Valley, have awakened to the key challenge facing their communities—the shortage in housing that is...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Mar 10, 2015 at 8:49 am | 4 comments | 14393 Views


Huge financial challenges surround the Bankhead Theater

David Hyslop certainly has his work cut out. Hyslop joined the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center recently after Ted Giatas departed after just two...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Feb 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 14379 Views


New rules downtown

After three years of wrangling and the requisite Pleasanton task force, the City Council approved new guidelines for entertainment after 10 p.m. in the downtown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 29, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14368 Views


Off to Africa

Rory and Pam Frink's walk with God takes another huge faith step March 6 when they and their family board a plane for Rwanda. The Frinks have been serving...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 23, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14345 Views
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