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TIM TALK

Media malpractice

Listening to the radio Monday afternoon and then reading the Tuesday morning East Bay Times, I was struck at just how low the standards of journalism have fallen. Monday...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, 5 hours ago | 44 comments | 929 Views

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Fairgrounds racing families face uncertain future

The effects of the state Horse Racing Board’s decision last fall to close the auxiliary training track at the Alameda County Fairgrounds continue to ripple...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 496 Views

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Happy New Year

All the best for a healthy and blessed 2015....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by smileyash, on May 13, 2017 at 5:03 am | 2 comments | 6325 Views

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Dan Hancock led Shapell to build quality neighborhoods

There are a few people who through their business activities changed the face of the Tri-Valley. For business parks, there’s Alex Mehran at Bishop Ranch...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 11, 2017
Last comment by Gary Kirkpatrick, on May 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 1003 Views

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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...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Joseph190, on May 11, 2017 at 3:44 am | 3 comments | 971 Views

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Being offended goes with life

Condoleezza Rice has a simple message for the 19-year-old students she teaches at Stanford. “You do not have a constitutional right not to be offended.” Amen....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 1, 2017
Last comment by Nanny state, on May 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 29 comments | 1304 Views

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What's up with lung association rankings?

Two news stories about air pollution caught my eye recently. The first announced that the Bay Area Regional Air Quality Control Board had adopted stringent new...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by Michael Austin, on May 5, 2017 at 6:43 pm | 3 comments | 885 Views

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State budget hinges on earnings of the 1 percent

A majority of the state’s voters easily approved continuation of the temporary income tax surcharge on the rich that Gov. Brown convinced voters to approve...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by this website, on May 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm | 8 comments | 3758 Views

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Mertes' legacy will live on at Las Positas

There’s something right about putting your money where your heart is. The late David and Barbara Mertes did just that in their will, leaving $6.85 million...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 916 Views

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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 CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm | 9 comments | 7404 Views

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The personal touch

The city of Dublin and BART will come together Monday to honor the city's first mayor, Pete Snyder. Pete moved to Lincoln east of Sacramento a several years...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:05 pm | 1 comment | 6767 Views

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16th Assembly race has familiar elements with a new twist

The campaign for the 16th Assembly district has gotten a lot more interesting since former Pleasanton City Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio declared she will run...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:52 pm | 7 comments | 5395 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 DorothyHap, on Apr 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm | 4 comments | 6316 Views

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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...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 26, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 5462 Views

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Plenty of water that will cost more this year

To the surprise of no one, the Zone 7 water district announced that the record rain and snowfall have resulted in abundant water supplies for Livermore Valley customers. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Apr 25, 2017 at 7:16 pm | 2 comments | 1027 Views

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Trash board reaching for your wallet

In case you haven't noticed, the StopWaste bureaucrats in Alameda County are working at picking your pocket again as they strive to stay in business. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 25, 2017 at 6:16 pm | 3 comments | 10514 Views

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A necessary, but large budget hit for schools

School districts received a healthy boost in funding with the 2014-15 budget that Governor Brown signed last month. There was another important change so teachers...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm | 26 comments | 6675 Views

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A busy, busy weekend to close the county fair

That Friday semi-holiday last week felt so strange. Checking out the traffic reports on the early morning news, you could cruise through the Bay Bridge toll gates...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm | 1 comment | 4270 Views

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News notes

Senate Democrats this week stood unified in favor of cities and counties that ignore federal law with sanctuary city provisions. The Democrats blocked a vote...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 2953 Views

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The governor touts his $68 billion boondoggle

When it comes to the environment, the sometimes pragmatic Gov. Jerry Brown seems to check his brain before deciding policy. Several examples from his inaugural...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 23, 2017 at 1:44 pm | 5 comments | 5878 Views
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