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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 | 1961 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 | 2542 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 | 2907 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 Budgeting Taxpayer, on Dec 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm | 10 comments | 3070 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 | 2611 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 | 3870 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 | 2001 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 | 1838 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 | 2999 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 | 2890 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 | 3431 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 | 3362 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 | 4862 Views

THE OBSERVER

San Ramon City Council: Then and Now

I scheduled a meeting on Thursday afternoon with Sabina Zafar, one of the two new candidates running for City Council. Right before the meeting my brother phoned...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm | 17 comments | 4267 Views

TIM TALK

Need to regjulate more? Change the goal

The Bay Area air board is at it again. The regulators released a plan last week to further reduce “toxic” air contaminants. It could affect up to 1,000 different...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Dave, on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:56 am | 14 comments | 1927 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton voters chart a steady course

The huge news Election Night was the stunning upset by President-elect Donald Trump, but it there were no surprises in Pleasanton. Mayor Jerry Thorne easily won...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1511 Views

TIM TALK

A novel rationale to vote for Trump

Thomas Sowell offered an unusual reason of why to vote for Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton. Trump will be easier to impeach, Sowell wrote in his opinion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm | 13 comments | 2373 Views

TIM TALK

A different approach to candidates' forums

Among the flood of letters to the editor in the papers have been a few discussing the Oct. 13 candidates’ forum (Tri-Valley @ a Crossroads) at the Firehouse...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Tired of the Baloney , on Nov 3, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 12 comments | 6669 Views

THE OBSERVER

@Never Trump but not Hillary either

Yes, I am truly a @NeverTrump voter. I plan to vote for Gary Johnson no matter what stupid thing he says or does next because his stupid things are not nearly as...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:47 pm | 36 comments | 3903 Views
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Johnny Be Gone – Long Live Rock-n-Roll
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 675 views

Zone 7 directors took the right action to help homeowners
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 503 views

 

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