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TIM TALK

Plenty of water that will cost more this year

To the surprise of no one, the Zone 7 water district announced that the record rain and snowfall have resulted in abundant water supplies for Livermore Valley customers. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Michael Austin, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 208 Views

TIM TALK

Trash board reaching for your wallet

In case you haven't noticed, the StopWaste bureaucrats in Alameda County are working at picking your pocket again as they strive to stay in business. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by PhyllisWek, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 10390 Views

TIM TALK

A necessary, but large budget hit for schools

School districts received a healthy boost in funding with the 2014-15 budget that Governor Brown signed last month. There was another important change so teachers...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm | 26 comments | 6558 Views

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A busy, busy weekend to close the county fair

That Friday semi-holiday last week felt so strange. Checking out the traffic reports on the early morning news, you could cruise through the Bay Bridge toll gates...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm | 1 comment | 4151 Views

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News notes

Senate Democrats this week stood unified in favor of cities and counties that ignore federal law with sanctuary city provisions. The Democrats blocked a vote...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by CaseyUseni, on Apr 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 2831 Views

TIM TALK

The governor touts his $68 billion boondoggle

When it comes to the environment, the sometimes pragmatic Gov. Jerry Brown seems to check his brain before deciding policy. Several examples from his inaugural...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by DorothyHap, on Apr 23, 2017 at 1:44 pm | 5 comments | 5754 Views

TIM TALK

Democrats doubling down on climate change

Democrats in the Legislature are doubling down on California's already expansive and expensive efforts to curb global warming/climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by PhyllisWek, on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:49 am | 31 comments | 5701 Views

TIM TALK

Valley Trails site is poor location for school

The joint meeting of school trustees and city council members last week came around to discussing whether the school district should build a new elementary school...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by TK421, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:17 am | 7 comments | 685 Views

TIM TALK

A tax grab that likely goes no where

You’ve got to give Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, some credit. He’s willing to take on the politically powerful East Bay Regional Parks District...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 580 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 thebigpaul, on Apr 20, 2017 at 5:43 am | 6 comments | 3325 Views

TIM TALK

Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand

Since it was approved in the 1982, Hacienda Business Park has consistently evolved to accommodate changing market conditions. As General Manager James Paxson told...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by thebigpaul, on Apr 20, 2017 at 5:40 am | 4 comments | 66585 Views

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John Edmands: the classic small town newspaper publisher

Many people living in Pleasanton today have no clue who John Edmands was and what role he played in shaping the community they live in today. John edited and published...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by mwalkercom, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:17 pm | 4 comments | 943 Views

TIM TALK

Huge tax shift proposed in Sacramento

On the heels of the $52 billion tax increase for roads, the Legislature is quietly considering another huge tax bill. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has introduced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm , on Apr 17, 2017 at 11:04 am | 4 comments | 772 Views

TIM TALK

Huge tax shift proposed in Sacramento

On the heels of the $52 billion tax increase for roads, the Legislature is quietly considering another huge tax bill. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has introduced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2017
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TIM TALK

Grieving for a man used mightily by God

Shepherd’s Gate lost its long-time leader Tuesday morning when CEO Steve McRee suddenly died when his heart failed. He was 65. Steve was a dear friend—one...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by cbonner, on Apr 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm | 14 comments | 1839 Views

TIM TALK

John Edmands: the classic small town newspaper publisher

Many people living in Pleasanton today have no clue who John Edmands was and what role he played in shaping the community they live in today. John edited and published...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 11, 2017
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TIM TALK

Will governor's "fake" deadline make a difference?

Deadlines drive actions—whether in business or politics. This week we will see if Gov. Jerry Brown’s artificial deadline for a $5 billion annual...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:12 am | 2 comments | 741 Views

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Raiders turn their back on East Bay Fans

Welcome to the lame duck Oakland Raiders. NFL owners this week granted Raiders’ owner Mark Davis the right to move to Las Vegas, marking the second and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 1, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 5 comments | 1513 Views

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Hand-crafted guitars are musical works of art

George Bowen of Pleasanton has taken his love of music to a new level. George started his career as a professional musician in Southern California, writing music...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by rosalindr, on Mar 31, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 3 comments | 1603 Views

TIM TALK

Raiders turn their back on East Bay Fans

Welcome to the lame duck Oakland Raiders. NFL owners this week granted Raiders’ owner Mark Davis the right to move to Las Vegas, marking the second and presumably...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 30, 2017
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Nominations due Monday for TV30’s Tri-Valley ‘Coach of the Year’ award
By Jeb Bing | 0 comments | 166 views

 

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