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Two stories of Ukraine

Following on Ukraine with good news and bad news. A month ago, I wrote about a Ukrainian woman who worked for a construction company repairing my home. At the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 29, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Apr 2, 2022 at 2:10 pm | 6 comments | 16244 Views


BART employees at "work"

While riding BART into the city to check out a unique beer bar and store south of Market in San Francisco, we witnessed government in action. We were asked to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 6, 2012
Last comment by Daniel Bradford, on Sep 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm | 2 comments | 16228 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 | 16206 Views


A new concept for neighborhoods in Pleasanton

Last week, DeNova Homes opened its new neighborhood near the Gateway Shopping Center at Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680. It's an interesting new concept for Pleasanton....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by MichaelClogs, on Aug 31, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 6 comments | 16203 Views


Regents wrestling with tuition increase tomorrow

The University of California regents will face up to a challenge tomorrow—do they directly deal with students and Governor Brown—or do they continue...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by preston brady, on Oct 13, 2015 at 3:24 am | 1 comment | 16114 Views


Pleasanton's water use matches Las Vegas

Pleasanton water department staffers have received lots of feedback—that's greatly understating it—since the City Council established the policy that every...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Tom F WISHES he was up here in the Wood!, on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:53 am | 19 comments | 16090 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 | 16073 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. 16060 Views


Will Stoneridge mall just have one anchor tenant in the future?

Sadly, Pleasanton is witnessing first-hand the dramatic changes in the retail landscape at what used to be its premier regional shopping center, Stoneridge. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Bankrupt , on May 22, 2020 at 8:30 am | 19 comments | 16058 Views


Thankful for life

This Thanksgiving morning I am particularly thankful for a group of foresighted Christian leaders here in the valley who came together 25 years ago to form the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 28, 2013
Last comment by Suzanna, on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm | 8 comments | 16039 Views


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 | 16029 Views


Smith responds to water penalty for previous vacant house

A comment in response to an earlier post about water rationing in Pleasanton called into question the city's decision to charge penalties on a house that had...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:51 am | 8 comments | 16026 Views


San Ramon Valley schools will use new calendar next year

Congrats to the San Ramon Valley school board for putting kids and education first by adopting a new instructional calendar. This week the board approved the new...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 17, 2015
Last comment by PUSD Teacher, on Dec 17, 2015 at 9:51 pm | 1 comment | 16007 Views


The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader

The Livermore Valley lost one of its distinguished leaders last week when David Mertes died at the age of 83 on Oct. 9. David accomplished much in his professional...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Harry Sachs, on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:54 am | 3 comments | 15995 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 | 15986 Views


Interesting split in newspaper endorsements

There's an interesting split in endorsements for the 16th Assembly District where incumbent Joan Buchanan of Alamo is termed out after six years. The local papers,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by BobB, on Oct 20, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 12 comments | 15983 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. 15953 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 | 15942 Views


Good news for downtown Livermore and the performing arts

Arts lovers throughout the Livermore Valley are celebrating this week after the city of Livermore and Alameda County stepped up to preserve the Bankhead Theater...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 15914 Views


Key Republicans backing Glazer in 7th Senate primary

The primary race for the 7th Senate District seat is heating up. It boils down to a three-way race among Democrats with the only Republican on the ballot...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 15913 Views
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