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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 | 2205 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 | 1771 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 | 3447 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 | 6542 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 | 2810 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 | 2893 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 | 4134 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 | 4161 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Admitted Early Action? Congratulations! And Next Steps

As the holiday season approaches college-bound seniors, who have demonstrated enthusiasm, thoroughness and efficiency by getting their college applications in the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Dec 12, 2016 at 12:03 pm | 1 comment | 3509 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 | 1766 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 | 2419 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 | 2696 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 | 2655 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 | 2488 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 | 3610 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 | 6672 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 | 1799 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 | 1665 Views
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An estate for dog lovers
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 646 views

Keds
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 495 views