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TIM TALK

A bad week for BART executives

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for BART executives and directors. Last week, BART released results of its biannual survey that showed satisfaction with the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 2, 2017
Last comment by Ghost of the Snake, on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:39 am | 4 comments | 1328 Views

TIM TALK

Responding to a comment

In response to Dim's post, "Tim, when you claim that the Right to Die bill removes God from the equation for people of faith, what do you mean? That it...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by <a href="http://solitairetimes.com">solitaire free</a>, on Feb 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 20 comments | 3836 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 Emerson, on Feb 4, 2017 at 7:09 pm | 14 comments | 3809 Views

DOING COLLEGE

When Students Consider Non-Portfolio Design Schools

It is not unusual to find schools, even some very good ones that will admit students with no technical skills to programs in areas such as architecture, fashion...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:24 am | 2 comments | 3529 Views

TIM TALK

Rideshare companies could be a solution to clogged city streets

The desire of well-paid millennials to live in urban environments has sparked plenty of start-up companies to serve them. San Francisco has become a magnet for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Barbosa103, on Feb 1, 2017 at 1:53 am | 3 comments | 1562 Views

TIM TALK

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 Eville Eye, on Jan 31, 2017 at 8:01 pm | 1 comment | 1357 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Ukraine Get-It-Off-Your-Chest Forum

We have all had a few months to absorb the ongoing governance agonies of Ukraine. Many of us have formed opinions on the subject, some sooner than others, some...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by aprilua69, on Jan 31, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 13 comments | 186846 Views

TIM TALK

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
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TIM TALK

Blackberry's future looks bright in key niche

After attending the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group's seventh annual Software Stars at Casa Real, I have a new opinion of Blackberry. I had figured...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Roger, on Jan 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm | 7 comments | 4810 Views

TIM TALK

Railroad quiet zone is an overdue good idea

ACE trains are moving forward with a long-overdue improvement—establishing a quiet zone for two railroad crossings in Sunol and one near me on Castlewood Drive. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Hansen Curious, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:39 am | 3 comments | 1349 Views

THE OBSERVER

Tax Day

April 15th, also known as Tax Day, is coming up soon. If you haven't filed your 2014 Federal and State Income Tax forms by Wednesday, you will need to file...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by SavannaStein, on Jan 25, 2017 at 1:49 am | 6 comments | 5797 Views

THE OBSERVER

Is Donald Trump the new Hitler?

I was on a website a few weeks ago where one of the posters compared Donald Trump to Hitler. I objected and said that was offensive and untrue. Now I'm beginning...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 89 comments | 4409 Views

LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

Ben Affleck cast as new Batman... Weirdly enough, not as a joke

The nerd world is abuzz with news of the casting of Batman in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel. Christian Bale -- for reasons I speculate involve the...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Andre Jones, on Jan 24, 2017 at 9:00 am | 3 comments | 8142 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 katherinemerry, on Jan 23, 2017 at 3:17 am | 4 comments | 6255 Views

TIM TALK

Will Republican Administration cut off bullet train funding?

The change to Republican domination in Washington D.C. could have one excellent ripple effect in California&mdash;the feds pulling the plug on Gov. Jerry Brown&rsquo;s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 21, 2017 at 8:40 pm | 7 comments | 1560 Views

TIM TALK

School trustees move decisively

The decisive move by the Pleasanton school trustees to fire Superintendent Rick Rubino after just six months on the job signals that trustees are serious about bringing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by A Resident, on Jan 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm | 11 comments | 1773 Views

NEW BEGINNINGS

Some Town Called Pleasanton

When I moved here with my family from the Midwest, I was filled with questions. How was I going to meet people? What was a smog check? Where were the farmer's...

Original post made by Kelly Gullo on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Sales and management Studies assignments Online UK, on Jan 18, 2017 at 6:22 am | 14 comments | 4469 Views

THE OBSERVER

Hanging up my hat for real

I will be hanging up my hat, er blog, by the end of this month. I dropped out of teaching for University of Phoenix earlier this year and I'm getting ready...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 11, 2017 at 9:00 am | 14 comments | 6193 Views

TIM TALK

Memories of the Pineapple Express and Lake Tahoe

Last weekend’s atmospheric river and the flooding around Northern California brought back memories of my Pineapple Express experiences at South Lake Tahoe. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by rahudev, on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:36 am | 2 comments | 1557 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley residents lead the Gretta Foundation's important work in Uganda

Over many years of reporting on people and events in the Tri-Valley, I have been impressed by the scope of efforts to help locally, regionally and even internationally. Through...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by American, on Dec 30, 2016 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 2159 Views
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An estate for dog lovers
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 648 views

Keds
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 495 views