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TIM TALK

Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians

Many years ago, while traveling, we identified two places that we might consider moving to: Healdsburg in the Sonoma County wine country and Central Oregon—Bend,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 81 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, 6 hours ago | 7 comments | 7114 Views

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Baker's bipartisan bill to push BART-ACE connection is moving ahead

Momentum is building in the Legislature for a bill co-authored by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) that would formally establish a Tri-Valley-San Joaquin...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by sidd, 10 hours ago | 7 comments | 1717 Views

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Time to defeat a bad bill on bridge tolls

It’s unusual to see a federal official weigh in on actions being taken in Sacramento, but Congressman Mark DeSaulnier felt compelled to do exactly that as the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, 20 hours ago | 7 comments | 537 Views

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Hurricanes and drought touch home

One of the great blessings of my life has been getting to know people in Kenya and Swaziland through my mission work with Heart for Africa. And through connections...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Calvin Den, on Sep 18, 2017 at 4:25 am | 3 comments | 340 Views

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Canceling the festival was the right decision

Good call by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association to cancel its 36th annual Harvest Wine Celebration Sunday and Monday because of the extreme heat. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 5, 2017
Last comment by bittu, on Sep 17, 2017 at 7:18 am | 1 comment | 549 Views

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Cutting down on cut-through traffic

After its staff worked with the neighborhood, the Pleasanton City Council will have the opportunity to use traffic calming methods to divert cut-through traffic...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 1, 2017
Last comment by chaturbate token generator, on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:52 am | 3 comments | 1122 Views

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John Muir-San Ramon hospitals invade ValleyCare's home turf

The announcement this week that the John Muir Medical Systems-San Ramon Regional Hospital joint venture has purchased an office building in Pleasanton further...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Yelena Hopper, on Sep 13, 2017 at 5:17 am | 11 comments | 14047 Views

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Masud Mehran's legacy

Masud Mehran, one of the builders who transformed both Livermore and San Ramon, died last month at the age of 93. He founded Sunset Development in 1951 and started...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Marina, on Sep 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 13991 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 MikeDuaSp, on Sep 12, 2017 at 5:10 am | 5 comments | 6591 Views

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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
Last comment by Iba, on Sep 12, 2017 at 1:46 am | 6 comments | 1825 Views

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The air board gets an ear full from residents

Reading the coverage in the Tri-Valley Times of the Bay Area air board public meeting in Livermore last week, it was clear that those attending did not conceal their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by VIVICACORNELLY, on Sep 11, 2017 at 3:17 am | 10 comments | 7050 Views

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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
Last comment by Ashwin_21, on Sep 9, 2017 at 2:59 am | 2 comments | 2628 Views

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Tri-Valley is in a sweet spot

If there was a key message coming from two panels at the State of the Tri-Valley event last week at Bishop Ranch, it’s the Tri-Valley has lots going for it now,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 3, 2017
Last comment by Ashwin_21, on Sep 9, 2017 at 2:53 am | 2 comments | 792 Views

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Branding our center of innovation

One of the interesting initiatives that has emerged in the Tri-Valley in the last year is the effort to brand the area as a center of innovation. Dale Kaye, CEO...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 10, 2017
Last comment by Ashwin_21, on Sep 9, 2017 at 2:46 am | 3 comments | 1229 Views

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Legislative priorities tell the story

The priorities of the Democrat-dominated state Legislature are stunningly misplaced. There’s widespread agreement that the state has a huge housing crisis with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 7, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm | 4 comments | 620 Views

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Supreme Court stands up for First Amendment

Good news for those of us who believe the First Amendment is critical to our Republic. The Supreme Court, in a rare unanimous decision, tossed out a 70-year-old...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by nikhilatri, on Sep 6, 2017 at 10:25 pm | 3 comments | 895 Views

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Obamacare is rotten at its core

Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by JohnGaf, on Sep 6, 2017 at 8:10 am | 39 comments | 43741 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 wordsdoctorate , on Sep 6, 2017 at 5:15 am | 7 comments | 6375 Views

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Trustees blunder in national politics again

The Pleasanton school board and its administration could not resist stepping into the race debate after the debacle in Charlottesville, VA. The trustees felt compelled...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 31, 2017
Last comment by Regina Nestor, on Sep 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm | 49 comments | 1498 Views
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Nominations due by Sept. 18

DanvilleSanRamon.com and Pleasanton Weekly are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

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