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TIM TALK

Intriguing plans for the Beyer Ranch in Livermore wine country

Pleasanton vintner and commercial property owner Mike Callahan has been working for three years to give the growing Livermore Valley wine industry a major shot in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by XRumerTest, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 4436 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
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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 | 7012 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 | 6441 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 | 4967 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 DorothyHap, on Apr 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 5945 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 | 6186 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 | 5327 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 | 643 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 | 10418 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 | 6576 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 | 4172 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 | 2850 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 | 5773 Views

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Democrats doubling down on climate change

Democrats in the Legislature are doubling down on California's already expansive and expensive efforts to curb global warming/climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:49 am | 31 comments | 5715 Views

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Valley Trails site is poor location for school

The joint meeting of school trustees and city council members last week came around to discussing whether the school district should build a new elementary school...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by TK421, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:17 am | 7 comments | 716 Views

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A tax grab that likely goes no where

You’ve got to give Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, some credit. He’s willing to take on the politically powerful East Bay Regional Parks District...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 684 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 thebigpaul, on Apr 20, 2017 at 5:43 am | 6 comments | 3343 Views

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Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand

Since it was approved in the 1982, Hacienda Business Park has consistently evolved to accommodate changing market conditions. As General Manager James Paxson told...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by thebigpaul, on Apr 20, 2017 at 5:40 am | 4 comments | 66595 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 mwalkercom, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:17 pm | 4 comments | 972 Views
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Plenty of water that will cost more this year
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 643 views