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Toting up the damage the Legislature wrought

As we start our day this fine Thursday morning, check out your favorite website and/or publication to see what damage the Legislature has wrought on its final day...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 1, 2022
Last comment by MichaelB, on Sep 5, 2022 at 10:08 am | 11 comments | 2647 Views


High-speed rail boondoggle continues to stagger forward

Taxpayers in California suffered through another dubious milestone this month when the board charged with constructing the high-speed rail approved environmental...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 30, 2022
Last comment by paul, on Aug 30, 2022 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 2226 Views


City Council to consider process for redeveloping Stoneridge mall area

Even pre-pandemic, it’s been clear that the economic viability of Stoneridge Shopping Center has shifted. The city was tracking declining sales tax revenues before...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Coral, on Aug 27, 2022 at 1:43 pm | 4 comments | 5171 Views


President Biden tries to "buy" votes from young people

President Joe Biden touted keeping a campaign promise Wednesday when he unilaterally declared that the federal government would forgive $10,000 to $20,000 of student...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 25, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Aug 26, 2022 at 9:52 am | 11 comments | 2804 Views


Spinning the Livermore school bond issue

When it comes to putting a spin on for voters, the Livermore school district leadership is rivaling the spinmeisters in the Biden White House. Similar to the Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 23, 2022
Last comment by Livermore Taxpayer, on Aug 24, 2022 at 10:30 am | 3 comments | 2280 Views


Zone 7 water needs new Delta conveyance

Sixty years ago, the State Water Project opened and providing potable water to millions of Californians as well as surface water to San Joaquin Valley growers and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2113 Views


Gov. Newsom tries to split the baby on nukes and electrical power

It’s been interesting to watch His Highness Gov. Gavin Newsom try to dance on the head of a pin as he embraces and pushes full green policies while simultaneously...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 16, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 16, 2022 at 10:16 am | 1 comment | 2109 Views


Three recent decisions involved major Tri-Valley companies

Two Monday afternoon update newsletters demonstrated just how the economy and changes reach our backyard here in Pleasanton. One story in the San Francisco Business...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 10, 2022 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 2442 Views


Two measures to re-invigorate Livermore Valley wine country headed to November ballot

For decades people opposed to residential growth in the Tri-Valley tried to restrict development by limiting and controlling basic infrastructure. That’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 4, 2022 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 2585 Views


State open meeting act requires update after Dublin school trustees' actions

When the legal counsel for the Dublin school district decided that three members did not violate the state’s open meeting act during discussion of new election...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Aug 4, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 2094 Views


Legislature moving ahead to add recycling fee to wine and spirits

The Legislature returns to Sacramento next week for the final month of the session. Among the bills on the agenda is SB 1013 carried by Senate leader Toni Atkins...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Ndna Jnz, on Aug 1, 2022 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 2899 Views


Times change and so do benefit packages for teachers

What once was a big financial win for Pleasanton teachers has become a liability. Back in the late 1980s when voters approved the Pleasanton and Dublin school districts...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by Janet, on Jul 28, 2022 at 4:01 am | 4 comments | 3349 Views


What an unusual market for cars

This week we bought out the lease on our 2019 Honda Accord. We were in-and-out of Dublin Honda a couple of times and were struck by just how empty the vast parking...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jul 26, 2022 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 3424 Views


NFL coach Greg Olson shares how it is in the NFL with Jon Gruden

Football fans and ESP\N are counting down the days until the National Football League opens it season in September. For pro coaches, who work 12-hour-plus days,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by D, on Jul 22, 2022 at 7:47 am | 2 comments | 2538 Views


Robots Stony and Robby saving thousands of steps for servers

Residents of Stoneridge Creek in Pleasanton have been served since October by robots in their dining room. Zachary Ziegler, the director of food and beverage at...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 19, 2022
Last comment by Pat Trisham, on Jul 19, 2022 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 2303 Views


Some comparisons between Oregon and California

Having just returned from a week in the vacation paradise of Central Oregon, some observations are in order. Chatting with one business owner, he observed that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 14, 2022
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jul 15, 2022 at 7:27 am | 4 comments | 2926 Views


Kelly Bowers ready to hit the ground running with 3 Valleys Foundation

When Livermore schools superintendent Kelly Bowers retires at the end of the month, she will jump almost immediately into a new adventure. After a week off, she...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2168 Views


High vacation season and great sports television from overseas

This is high vacation week in the United States. If Memorial Day is the official start of summer, in many areas it really kickoffs this week—certainly that’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2022
Last comment by Cal Morton, on Jul 11, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 2 comments | 2294 Views


Celebrating America's heritage

How delightful it feels today, July 4th, as I write this blog for Tuesday to see that America is again celebrating its birthday with gusto. We are in Central Oregon,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Theo Layne, on Jul 7, 2022 at 7:49 am | 9 comments | 3167 Views


A short honeymoon for new Pleasanton city manager?

Did Councilwoman Julie Testa take a public potshot at new Pleasanton City Manager Gerry Beaudin during the June 21 meeting. The council was discussing the mid-year...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by ryleeuso, on Jul 4, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 5 comments | 3430 Views
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