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TIM TALK

Legislative showdown on cap-and-trade on tap

With less than 10 days left in the legislative session, Sacramento politicians and lobbyists and scurrying to cut deals. One of the biggest ones is whether to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 23, 2016
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A judge will rule on ballot statement

Mayor Jerry Thorne will have some competition for re-election after all thanks to the last-minute candidacy of long-time council critic Julie Testa. Julie filed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 30, 2016
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A judge will rule on ballot statement

Mayor Jerry Thorne will have some competition for re-election after all thanks to the last-minute candidacy of long-time council critic Julie Testa. Julie filed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 30, 2016
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Reflecting on 2016 in Pleasanton

As the New Year dawns, it’s a time for reflection about 2016. Sadly, the Pleasanton school district, which had achieved some stability under the interim leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
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Big, bad changes for fairgrounds racing community

The game changed big time for the horse racing at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton and likely for horse racing in Northern California on Dec. 31, 2016....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 31, 2017
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Our wallets will feel impact of Oroville dam repairs

What a tough time for managers at CalTrans and public works departments in Northern California because of the heavy rainfall that could reach record levels. Highway...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 16, 2017
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John Edmands: the classic small town newspaper publisher

Many people living in Pleasanton today have no clue who John Edmands was and what role he played in shaping the community they live in today. John edited and published...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 11, 2017
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Raiders turn their back on East Bay Fans

Welcome to the lame duck Oakland Raiders. NFL owners this week granted Raiders’ owner Mark Davis the right to move to Las Vegas, marking the second and presumably...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 30, 2017
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Huge tax shift proposed in Sacramento

On the heels of the $52 billion tax increase for roads, the Legislature is quietly considering another huge tax bill. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has introduced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2017
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A family-owned Pleasanton institution closes

A Pleasanton institution closed last week when pharmacist Mike Clauser closed Custom Care Pharmacy on First Street. Mike and his partner, Rusty Hewitson, had owned...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 5, 2017
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Innovation flourishing in Tri-Valley

Attending the third annual Game Changer Awards at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, I was struck by the amazing diversity of business enterprises in the Tri-Valley. Presenti...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 12, 2018
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CityServe helps give a Pleasanton vet a fresh start

CityServe of the Tri-Valley introduced Desert Storm/Shield veteran Dominic Prodenzola of Pleasanton to people attending its sixth annual Tri-Valley Prayer Breakfast...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2018
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Take your kids to the Valley Children's Museum remodeled trailer

The Valley Children’s Museum took a major step forward last week when it re-opened its remodeled trailer in Dublin’s Emerald Glen Park. The organization plans...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 21, 2019
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District elections will be problematic

As the city of San Ramon nears finishing the process of setting up districts for City Council elections, the Dublin school district has demonstrated just how troubling...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 13, 2019
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A wise perspective on the tragic shootings

Frankly, I was shocked to awaken Sunday morning and learn of a second mass shooting within 13 hours. The sadly predictable rhetoric and commentary followed by the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2019
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A wise perspective on the tragic shootings

Frankly, I was shocked to awaken Sunday morning and learn of a second mass shooting within 13 hours. The sadly predictable rhetoric and commentary followed by the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2019
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Supervisors plan key vote on Urban Shield Tuesday

After months of committee work and a key vote by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the future of the valuable Urban Shield training program comes down to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 11, 2019
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Round and around the roundabouts

We choose a good week to get out of town and enjoy the mountains around Lake Tahoe last week. It was hot by Lake August standards, but much more reasonable that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 3, 2019
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Round and around the roundabouts

We choose a good week to get out of town and enjoy the mountains around Lake Tahoe last week. It was hot by Lake August standards, but much more reasonable that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 3, 2019
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A different perspective on terror groups targeting Israel

I heard a different perspective on Muslim terrorism from Pierre Rashad Houssney, the executive director of Horizons International, when he presented to the Barnabas...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 8, 2019
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