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TIM TALK

Some additional takeaways from Monday's presentation

Here are a few more nuggets I took away from the Monday presentation by Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho and Pamela Ott, economic development manager, to the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 24, 2017
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TIM TALK

City Council makes the right decision for Valley Trails

It was great to see the City Council unanimously approve Ponderosa Homes’ application to replace the Evangelical Free Church in Valley Trails with homes that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by rahu, on Aug 24, 2017 at 4:43 am | 4 comments | 1640 Views

THE OBSERVER

Cemetery Gripe Fest

The City Council cancelled their regular Tuesday night meeting and instead held a Workshop on Creekside Memorial Park which is the cemetery planned for Tassajara...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by RobertNence, on Aug 23, 2017 at 8:05 pm | 49 comments | 10581 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Fido, Fifi feline, Fireworks and The Fourth

What do you do when a public servant looks you right-in-the-eye and tells you the sky is green? About ten years ago, I thought I had a plan to address...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 1, 2017
Last comment by rahu, on Aug 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm | 4 comments | 1108 Views

TIM TALK

Updating the state and valley housing markets

David Stark, public affairs director for the Bay East Association of Realtors headquartered in Pleasanton, has broadened his annual real estate market update to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 661 Views

TIM TALK

Tracking the Tri-Valley economy

It’s been years in the making, but the Tri-Valley area now sits in an economic and social sweet spot. Our communities have been very desirable for families...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 15, 2017
Last comment by Jordan Clarke, on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 977 Views

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
Last comment by rahu, on Aug 16, 2017 at 4:29 am | 3 comments | 3529 Views

TIM TALK

New turf grass for landscaping?

Given the brown lawns that abound in Pleasanton, it was stunning Tuesday afternoon to see lots of fresh green turf being laid in front of what will be a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Aug 13, 2017 at 8:23 pm | 5 comments | 7445 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Meetings That Nobody’s Talking About

Predictably, the West Wing’s walls are steadily crumbling under the crush of lies intended to sustain them, and Americans are transfixed by each new revelation*....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by check casher , on Aug 13, 2017 at 5:24 am | 61 comments | 1927 Views

TIM TALK

Religious freedom under attack in Sacramento

Christian universities in California are facing an unprecedented act against their religious freedom because of legislation that already has passed the state Senate. SB...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Jeffreysoype, on Aug 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm | 10 comments | 4220 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

“You can check out any time you like … but you can never leave.”

Around our house, we have a new pastime. We call it “Squirrel!” Whenever The White House...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 2, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Aug 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm | 51 comments | 1565 Views

ART SPACE

Don’t Get Cute with Me

1. attractive, especially in a dainty way; pleasingly pretty 2. appealing and delightful; charming 3. affectedly or mincingly pretty or clever; precious 4. mentally...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 22, 2017
Last comment by Fausta Facciponte, on Aug 4, 2017 at 7:09 pm | 5 comments | 368 Views

THE OBSERVER

Cute, Playful Cat Needs New Home

My house has officially been sold and I'm moving Villa San Ramon next week. I can bring two of my four cats with me to the Villa. Another resident has offered to...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by RozRogoff2, on Aug 4, 2017 at 2:38 pm | 9 comments | 4148 Views

TIM TALK

State Medi-Cal plans rarely work for patients

While Senate Republicans wrestle to find a way to “repeal and replace” ObamaCare, Covered California officials are assuring the public their system works fine. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 27, 2017
Last comment by Covered, on Aug 2, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 23 comments | 1290 Views

ART SPACE

Centenarian Going Strong

All too many artists have gone before their time: van Gogh, Poe, Pollock, Rimbaud…. Arthur Fiedler, longtime conductor of the Boston Pops, made it to 84,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 31, 2017
Last comment by Cholo Pololo Mololo, on Aug 1, 2017 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 516 Views

TIM TALK

Livermore trustees demonstrating wisdom

Congratulations to the Livermore school trustees for not taking the bait and jumping into the immigration battles. Unlike Pleasanton and Dublin trustees, who heeded...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by uan status, on Jul 31, 2017 at 10:44 pm | 15 comments | 2482 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

McCain to Prez: How do you like me Now?

Back in a happier time – before the days of locker rooms and anatomically questionable metaphors, the candidate Mr. Trump followed-up a now-tepid insult...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 28, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 31, 2017 at 4:53 pm | 23 comments | 1374 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Question credibility, corroboration before condemnation

It had all the elements of a juicy story – undue influence, discrimination, big guy vs little guy…. The only thing missing was proof. Randall...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 26, 2017
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jul 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm | 8 comments | 2976 Views

TIM TALK

New spin on high-speed rail: Fresno becomes bedroom community for Silicon Valley

Have you noticed how Gov. Jerry Brown’s bullet train between San Francisco and Los Angeles to compete with the airlines now has morphed into an incredibly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 25, 2017
Last comment by john burrows, on Jul 26, 2017 at 12:17 am | 1 comment | 1248 Views

DOING COLLEGE

What You Need to Do Before Your Child Goes to College

Did you know that once children turn 18, parents lose the legal authority to make decisions for them? An individual who has reached the age of 18 is considered...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 25, 2017
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Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 615 views

What Exactly Is FAFSA and Why Should You Complete It?
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 184 views