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TIM TALK

Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:42 am | 50 comments | 3938 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 Barry, on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:38 am | 32 comments | 33519 Views

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New heights for NIMBYs

Many San Ramon Valley residents are taking NIMBY (Not in my back yard) attitudes to new heights. An estimated 450 people gathered last weekend to protest against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by WinResRamon, 3 hours ago | 31 comments | 1500 Views

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Mission creeping for Bay Area air board

When discussing the Alameda County StopWaste government organization, I mentioned "mission creep" taking place when the organization has succeeded in its basic mission...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am | 26 comments | 16173 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 Arnold, on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm | 25 comments | 1501 Views

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News and notes

Were you surprised that the Dept. of the Interior and the National Park Service released a survey results that touted the economic benefits of the national...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 2, 2014 at 8:48 am | 24 comments | 2267 Views

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BART contract still needs work

The BART strike finally has ended and pundits—including yours truly—are asking who won. That still will be a matter of debate, but it's no question...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm | 20 comments | 24496 Views

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High-speed rail reality check

Writing in the Saturday Wall Street Journal, Tom Zoellner states that trips of one to three hours are ideal for true high-speed rail. Zoellner adapted his...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on Feb 8, 2014 at 11:23 am | 20 comments | 6735 Views

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Bright state revenue forecast obscures major financial issues

California revenues are booming, but so are expenses. Governor Jerry Brown announced earlier this month that the May revision of his January budget proposal would...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by john, on Jun 3, 2014 at 9:03 am | 20 comments | 2212 Views

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More changes coming to ValleyCare

Sitting down for the first time with new ValleyCare CEO Scott Gregerson why the board liked him become very clear. Very intelligent; very high energy and clear...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by John, on May 7, 2014 at 9:05 am | 19 comments | 1870 Views

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Tuesday thoughts

The memorial service for former Mayor Ken Mercer drew more than 500 people to a standing-room-only event at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Political colleagues...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm | 18 comments | 7647 Views

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Taxpayer-funded universal preschool is no panacea

Democrats ranging from President Obama to California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg to progressive New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have all been pushing ahead with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 10, 2014 at 9:38 am | 18 comments | 11624 Views

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Pleasanton's water use matches Las Vegas

Pleasanton water department staffers have received lots of feedback—that's greatly understating it—since the City Council established the policy that every...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Paul , on Aug 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm | 18 comments | 2327 Views

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ValleyCare board chair speaks out

John Sensiba, chairman of the board of ValleyCare Health System, sat down this for an interview about the system and the recent departure of long-time CEO Marcy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Lucy, on Apr 23, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 14 comments | 9884 Views

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Racing starts at the county fair

Alameda County Fair racing officials joined with state horse racing board representatives last week to introduce the Oak Tree Racing Association before the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 14 comments | 1975 Views

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Major change due to higher education

With the costs of higher education soaring faster than health insurance costs, look for disruptive changes across the higher education establishment. Many will...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Louisiana Curly, on Jan 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 13 comments | 3357 Views

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Planning the "Pleasanton way"

The government approval process in Pleasanton has been notorious as "the Pleasanton way." Sometimes, that results in good projects—other times the seemingly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Farmerly Don from PC, on Apr 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm | 13 comments | 2108 Views

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The drought drives lawmakers to action

The ugly drought the state is enduring coupled with the reality that voters were scheduled to decide on a water bond finally moved the governor and Legislature to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Knut, on Aug 21, 2014 at 6:31 am | 13 comments | 1685 Views

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Soaring assault rate in Livermore

When the Pleasanton Weekly ran the 2012 crime stats for Tri-Valley communities, the numbers for Livermore jumped out. In same categories, Livermore had substantially...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2013
Last comment by Pweekly reader, on Jul 14, 2013 at 12:47 am | 12 comments | 2992 Views

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Tough new rules on water are necessary

Media reports abounded this week after the state water board established firm new regulations to put some teeth to its message that the state is locked in a drought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:48 am | 12 comments | 1588 Views
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Understanding Early Decision in College Admissions
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 2,299 views

New heights for NIMBYs
By Tim Hunt | 31 comments | 1,500 views

Weekly, TV30 to host Pleasanton mayoral, city council candidates' forum
By Gina Channell-Allen | 2 comments | 1,041 views

Earthquake Insurance
By Roz Rogoff | 4 comments | 812 views