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TIM TALK

Two lives well lived

The passing of two long-time Pleasanton residents during the holidays deserves reflection. Warren Annis, a retired Pleasanton insurance agent and charter...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jan 7, 2014 at 6:31 pm | 2 comments | 13918 Views

TIM TALK

Pete Stark--the mouth that keeps roaring

U.S. Rep. Pete Stark has a well-earned reputation for shooting off his mouth, one that he's continued to build. His primary campaign against challenger...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by SteveP, on May 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm | 3 comments | 13913 Views

TIM TALK

Facing off for Congressional seat

The race for the valley's new Congressional representative came to Dublin last week when incumbent Pete Stark faced off with challenger Eric Swalwell in front...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by dublinmike, on Feb 29, 2012 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 13903 Views

TIM TALK

Disconnects in Sacramento

Consider that the budget passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor relies on voters passing a significant temporary tax increase in November. The measure,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Marcia, on Jul 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm | 11 comments | 13902 Views

TIM TALK

Bring your own bag or pay up

The crusaders at Alameda County's waste management board continue to insert their regulations into our daily lives. This is the outfit that convinced the Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by Casanova_Frankenstein, on Apr 21, 2012 at 11:39 am | 4 comments | 13879 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 13858 Views

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Pleasanton parents--bring your checkbooks

How times have changed for Pleasanton Partnerships in Education. When the organization was initially formed—as major high-tech firms came to town—directors...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 22, 2012 at 11:17 am | 4 comments | 13844 Views

TIM TALK

Nine years of process yields a unanimous vote

The Pleasanton City Council took a couple of significant actions in its final meeting with the current five office-holders that put to bed longstanding issues. By...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 18, 2012
There are no comments yet. 13840 Views

TIM TALK

Pivotal Pleasanton election in 2012

Happy New Year. Long after I posted the Tuesday's blog, I realized that I'd jumped right into commentary without saying properly saying hello. That written, 2012...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments | 13840 Views

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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 | 13834 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 13827 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 | 13804 Views

TIM TALK

Did you catch President Obama?s latest pandering to the youth vote?

Did you catch President Obama's latest pandering to the youth vote? He suggested that current law be changed so after graduation students carrying heavy loan...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 26, 2012
There are no comments yet. 13791 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 13765 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 13746 Views

TIM TALK

2014 will bring interesting mid-term elections

Happy New Year's Eve and I wish all of you the best for 2014. Looking ahead to 2014, it will be a critical political year because of the mid-term elections. For...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by chemist, on Jan 3, 2014 at 9:11 am | 2 comments | 13743 Views

TIM TALK

Change the council policy

City Councilman Matt Sullivan's pulled few punches in his frank opinion in the most recent prior edition of the Pleasanton Weekly. The councilman has a unique...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 22, 2012
There are no comments yet. 13740 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 13734 Views

TIM TALK

Key decision pits BART to Livermore against transit subsidies

Extending and doubling the sales tax for transportation in Alameda County will face one of its key decisions this afternoon when the county transportation commission...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 26, 2012
There are no comments yet. 13734 Views

TIM TALK

Good economic news for Pleasanton

Mayor Jerry Thorne's first State of the City address last week demonstrated the pent-up demand for housing in Pleasanton. With inventory of resale homes near...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 28, 2013
There are no comments yet. 13730 Views
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