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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 | 5054 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 | 1595 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 | 5944 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 | 4612 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...

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 | 8294 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 | 6439 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—the feds pulling the plug on Gov. Jerry Brown’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 | 1793 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 | 4556 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 | 6406 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 | 2523 Views

TIM TALK

Reflecting on 2016 in Pleasanton

As the New Year dawns, it’s a time for reflection about 2016. Sadly, the Pleasanton school district, which had achieved some stability under the interim leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
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TIM TALK

BART's airport connectors continue to under-perform

BART has spent extravagantly to connect its lines to both San Francisco International and Oakland International Airports. In my role as an editorial writer, I...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by larryplab, on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 2439 Views

TIM TALK

School trustees face busy holiday season

Pleasanton students and teachers alike will sigh with relief today as the district finishes its first semester before the holidays. At the same time, teachers,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm | 2 comments | 1990 Views

THE OBSERVER

Thank you for the Pat Down

Last January I visited my mother in Maine for her 100th birthday. On my return home to California, I was given a very thorough pat down before boarding the plane...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:53 am | 15 comments | 3594 Views

TIM TALK

Smith responds to water penalty for previous vacant house

A comment in response to an earlier post about water rationing in Pleasanton called into question the city's decision to charge penalties on a house that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:51 am | 8 comments | 6727 Views

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 | 3021 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 | 3114 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 | 4328 Views

TIM TALK

Checking out wine country in South Africa

For the first time on my eight mission trips to Africa, we extended our time in South Africa to include visits to the Cape Town wine region as well as Kruger National...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Dec 14, 2016 at 11:42 am | 3 comments | 4379 Views
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Johnny Be Gone – Long Live Rock-n-Roll
By Tom Cushing | 1 comment | 1,232 views

Zone 7 directors took the right action to help homeowners
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 652 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

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