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TIM TALK

The governor keeps public away from bullet train finances

Gov. Jerry Brown is remarkably determined to make the bullet train a central “accomplishment” for his political legacy. The Democrat-dominated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by pokem23, on Dec 14, 2016 at 9:52 pm | 4 comments | 2472 Views

TIM TALK

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 pokem23, on Dec 14, 2016 at 9:48 pm | 5 comments | 2525 Views

THE OBSERVER

President Trump

We are only a few weeks away from the title of this blog entry. Trump is already announcing appointments to his Cabinet. So far Donald has surprised critics and...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 14, 2016 at 4:17 pm | 43 comments | 3685 Views

TIM TALK

Legislative leaders prepare to challenge Trump on illegal immigration

When the new state Legislative session starts in January, Gov. Brown will again enjoy Democratic super-majorities in both houses. That means Democrats will be...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 9, 2016 at 11:04 am | 3 comments | 1440 Views

THE OBSERVER

The Seventh Age (updated 12/8/2016)

I just got back from Maine where I visited my 100 year old mother at Piper Shores in Scarborough. Piper Shores is a non-profit, retirement...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Dec 8, 2016 at 10:45 pm | 9 comments | 2102 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Jump Start The College Admission Essay

Dear Dr. LaScala, We enjoy reading your column. We are the parents of twin girls who will be seniors in high school this fall and both plan to apply to the UC...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by patrickkeyone, on Dec 8, 2016 at 12:35 am | 3 comments | 5782 Views

TIM TALK

A top ranking for Las Positas College

Congratulations to the students, faculty and staff of Las Positas College in Livermore. It was just named the top community college by www.schools.com. It...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by mohan4795, on Dec 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm | 3 comments | 2346 Views

TIM TALK

New apartments will be pricey to rent

After nearly 15 years of no apartment construction, Pleasanton will see its count of multi-family units soar this year and next. There are five projects completed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by body-bo 14 , on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm | 11 comments | 2237 Views

THE OBSERVER

Suspicious Stein, Watchdog Warren, and a Basket of Deplorables

The Presidential Election is over and Donald Trump has won. He's already started naming members of his Cabinet. Those of us who didn't want that outcome...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 26, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Dec 3, 2016 at 1:02 am | 20 comments | 2151 Views

TIM TALK

Comparing campaign finance laws in the valley

Last week’s post about the Friends of Livermore prompted lots of views and some comments that invite a comparison of campaign finance in Pleasanton and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Lucia, on Dec 2, 2016 at 5:07 am | 2 comments | 3214 Views

THE OBSERVER

Cleaning my PC or cleaning my wallet?

**** NOTE: SEE MY UPDATE TO THIS IN MY REPLY TO ED BELOW **** Monday was a day where everything that could go wrong did, combined with there's a sucker born...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Prabhat Vishwakarma, on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm | 17 comments | 6362 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton school enrollment stable as demographics continue to shift

Demographics continue to shift in the Pleasanton school district. Trustees received the annual enrollment update that showed a decline in the elementary school population,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 1, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 1 comment | 1441 Views

TIM TALK

Cook-Kallio handlers running curious campaign

Cheryl Cook-Kallio clearly is being tightly managed in her run for the 16th Assembly seat currently held by Republican Catharine Baker. When Cheryl served on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Ricky jones, on Nov 30, 2016 at 10:15 pm | 13 comments | 3061 Views

TIM TALK

Dublin faces difficult financial choices in a few years

Dublin will have two new city council members next month after the election is certified and they can join the incumbents in starting to wrestle with a new financial...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by res1, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:08 pm | 1 comment | 1451 Views

DOING COLLEGE

What's Your Major and Other Pesky Questions Colleges Ask

Thousands of high school seniors cruise through college applications, completing basic contact information, high school coursework and grades, test scores and activities...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by EmilyG, on Nov 23, 2016 at 4:49 am | 3 comments | 1476 Views

TIM TALK

Election reflections

In this bluest of blue states thanks to the wealthy coastal counties, running simply as a Democrat did not work for former Pleasanton Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 20, 2016 at 10:02 am | 4 comments | 2415 Views

THE OBSERVER

If it ain't broke?

There's an old saying which I'm sure you all know, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Well I have not been following San Ramon...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 30, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Nov 19, 2016 at 12:32 pm | 11 comments | 2423 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton police vehicles damaged in Oakland protest

Earlier today I wrote that the Pleasanton City Council elections were not surprising. I did overlook one election-related surprise---seeing damaged Pleasanton police...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:45 am | 36 comments | 2863 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pride in the Profession, 2: The “Libel Bully” report

In addition to feeling some pride for being among the many lawyers who are poll-watching during Nevada's early voting (prior blog), another lawyerly occurrence...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 18, 2016 at 8:08 am | 60 comments | 2798 Views

TIM TALK

Fitting farewell for Jim Hansen

Pleasanton schools chief Jim Hansen remarked on the fitting timing for his re-retirement at the Amador Valley High graduation last Friday. The Amador senior class...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by mohan4795, on Nov 17, 2016 at 3:36 am | 3 comments | 4339 Views
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ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 1,109 views