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New spin on high-speed rail: Fresno becomes bedroom community for Silicon Valley

Have you noticed how Gov. Jerry Brown’s bullet train between San Francisco and Los Angeles to compete with the airlines now has morphed into an incredibly expensive...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 25, 2017
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Tri-Valley cities rank high in poll

San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson touted a recent report by the web site “smartasset” that ranked San Ramon as the best city to live in in California. The study...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 20, 2017
Last comment by erica, 9 hours ago | 4 comments | 572 Views

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A different perspective on Spotorno Ranch development

After my recent column on the development proposal for the Spotorno Ranch near the Callippe Preserve Golf Course, I had the opportunity visit with a couple of people. Speaking...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 18, 2017
Last comment by Richard, on Jul 19, 2017 at 1:24 am | 1 comment | 360 Views

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A great Leap Day idea moves forward

It is remarkable to witness the progress of Sunflower Hill has made toward its goal of providing long-term housing solutions for adults with special needs. Swapping...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by tomhenson, on Jul 18, 2017 at 8:33 am | 4 comments | 2270 Views

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Twin tunnels plan in Delta is critical to Livermore Valley customers

The East Bay Times coverage this month of the governor’s plan for twin tunnels under the Delta to convey water to user south of the Delta completely missed the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by Francisco79, on Jul 18, 2017 at 5:01 am | 1 comment | 1419 Views

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Baker's bipartisan bill to push BART-ACE connection is moving ahead

Momentum is building in the Legislature for a bill co-authored by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) that would formally establish a Tri-Valley-San Joaquin...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by Daniel Brenner, on Jul 14, 2017 at 10:22 pm | 5 comments | 1242 Views

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Supreme Court stands up for First Amendment

Good news for those of us who believe the First Amendment is critical to our Republic. The Supreme Court, in a rare unanimous decision, tossed out a 70-year-old...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by jenifer, on Jul 14, 2017 at 10:07 pm | 4 comments | 566 Views

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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 jenifer, on Jul 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm | 5 comments | 2390 Views

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Pleasanton Costco appears headed to crowded November ballot

There’s quite a tale of two big box stores developing in Dublin and Pleasanton. A Costco, slated for Johnson Drive in Pleasanton as part of the economic...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by manis21, on Jul 13, 2017 at 11:47 pm | 14 comments | 4615 Views

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Can Pleasanton school district afford another elementary school?

Hurray for Pleasanton school trustee Mark Miller who asked his colleagues to investigate the costs associated with building another elementary school. The district...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 6, 2017
Last comment by Joseph190, on Jul 12, 2017 at 11:40 pm | 7 comments | 1106 Views

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Swalwell crosses the aisle to support Kate's law--UPDATED

Josh Richman, the communications director for Rep. Eric Swalwell, reached out to me to point out that this was the first time Kate's law came to a vote. In the prior...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 11, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jul 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm | 10 comments | 581 Views

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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...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by Joseph190, on Jul 12, 2017 at 4:37 am | 2 comments | 3059 Views

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Celebrate July 4th by remembering our forefathers and their declaration

Happy Fourth of July. I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Please take a moment to remember the meaning of the fireworks and holiday. In...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 6, 2017 at 10:12 am | 4 comments | 607 Views

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More craziness in Sacramento

The California Senate has rushed into uncharted waters with stunning and irresponsible haste last week. The Senate, on a largely party line vote, passed unprecedented...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 6, 2017
Last comment by screen23, on Jul 4, 2017 at 8:02 am | 14 comments | 1212 Views

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Frustrated local officials push BART

Mayor Jerry Thorne and other Tri-Valley elected officials have grown increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of BART’s efforts to extend lines to Livermore. As...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by screen23, on Jul 4, 2017 at 7:59 am | 1 comment | 2707 Views

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Charter school leaders face District Attorney's investigation

The Livermore Valley Charter schools formally moved to close up shop this month after its board declared bankruptcy and prepared to go out of business. Meanwhile,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 20, 2017
Last comment by jenny, on Jul 4, 2017 at 7:57 am | 9 comments | 1646 Views

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State budget continues to increase school funding

Gov. Brown continues to prioritize k-12 schools and the community colleges in his revised budget. The result for the Pleasanton school district is likely to be...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 25, 2017
Last comment by William, on Jul 4, 2017 at 6:19 am | 8 comments | 1133 Views

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Local beef steaks headed to China

Local ranchers are cheering the progress the Trump Administration has made with China in terms of trade. Chatting with long-time Tassajara Valley rancher Gordon...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 28, 2017 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 695 Views

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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 Joseph190, on Jun 22, 2017 at 8:13 am | 10 comments | 4183 Views

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Main Street cattle drive opens the fair in style

Alameda County Fair leadership and the Pleasanton Downtown Association have hit a home run with the cattle drive to open the fair today. There were plenty of people...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by olivesmith, on Jun 22, 2017 at 1:24 am | 6 comments | 1524 Views
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Tri-Valley cities rank high in poll
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 572 views