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TIM TALK

Zone 7 water rate increase sparks protest

The Pleasanton City Council got quite an earful from three residents last week on a consent calendar item that was favorable to residents’ wallets. Three...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 13, 2016
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TIM TALK

Swalwell appointed to key Democrat committee role

Pleasanton’s Congressman Eric Swalwell demonstrates the adage that you become like the people you hang around. During his first term he connected with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 15, 2016
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TIM TALK

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...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
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TIM TALK

This is perfect week to be away

When my wife was teaching at Amador Valley High, this was my favorite Christmas holiday schedule. Work right up until Christmas and then have the entire week after...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 3, 2017
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TIM TALK

ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store

ValleyCare shuttered its decades-old thrift store operation in December because it was costing the hospital about $200,000 per year to operate the all-volunteer...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2017
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TIM TALK

A year of change at important non-profits

The last year has seen major transitions in a few key Tri-Valley non-profits. The latest two were Senior Support of the Tri-Valley and Open Heart Kitchen. At Senior...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 26, 2017
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TIM TALK

The state water board missed the mark

The state water board has egg—or should I say mud—all over its collective face. Earlier this month, board members refused to lift the drought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 21, 2017
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TIM TALK

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
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TIM TALK

Frustrated local officials push BART

Mayor Jerry Thorne and other Tri-Valley elected officials have grown increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of BART’s efforts to extend lines to Livermore. As...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 16, 2017
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PRESSING ISSUES

New column answers readers' questions

Newsflash! We are living in an ever-changing, evolving media climate. How we get our news, when we get our news and who provides our news has morphed into something...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 1, 2007
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PRESSING ISSUES

Videos from Pleasanton Mayoral and Council Candidate forums

Here are the YouTube links to the videos we took at the forums Monday, Sept. 19. They are not professional. You will more than likely need to adjust the volume...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Sep. 28, 2016
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LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

Dear cool people...

This is a message from your friendly neighborhood Laughter Police: don't worry about whether or not you're one of the 'cool kids.' Chances are...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on May. 30, 2013
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LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

What I thought when I saw the preview for 'The Smurfs 2'

If Quentin Tarantino had directed "The Smurfs 2" it would have gone something like this... ...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Jun. 19, 2013
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LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

The horrifying truth

Mondays. The jarring beginning of the work week, the guillotine-like cut off of the weekend. The day that I seem to have forgotten everything I once knew about routines,...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Aug. 5, 2013
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LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

Insert 'Jaws' theme song here

This week is a special week. Not because school looms on the horizon, not because of the panicked scramble for on sale pencils and notebooks. This is Shark Week....

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Aug. 6, 2013
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LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

Hefty holidays

I'm dreaming of a thin Christmas. A holiday season where I don't compulsively eat twelve ginger snaps at one time, where I can put down the fourth York...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Dec. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 7702 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Taking Leave of GRAS

The FDA has proposed to ban trans-fat in food – is it overdue reform or the nanny state ruining our gustatory fun? The Food and Drug Administration is...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 8, 2013
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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Tenures After (Vergara) Part 2: the opinion

When a state trial court judge opens his Opinion by quoting from the momentous Brown v. Board of Education case, you know he must have big things on his mind....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2014
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DOING COLLEGE

The Up and Down Sides to AP Coursework

A student asks Dr. LaScala: Will AP coursework help me get into college and will these courses get me through college faster? Alex Dear Alex, Depending...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 26, 2012
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DOING COLLEGE

An Insider's Look at College Advising

Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding experiences for high school students and their families. I thought I would start my...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 3, 2013
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Media malpractice
By Tim Hunt | 37 comments | 873 views

The Great Divide, and What’s Next?
By Tom Cushing | 10 comments | 346 views

Copying, Stealing, Homage
By John A. Barry | 2 comments | 187 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

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