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TIM TALK

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
Last comment by Terry, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 394 Views

DOING COLLEGE

What You Need to Do Before Your Child Goes to College

Did you know that once children turn 18, parents lose the legal authority to make decisions for them? An individual who has reached the age of 18 is considered...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 191 Views

TIM TALK

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, on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:43 am | 4 comments | 627 Views

THE OBSERVER

Moving

This blog is about me moving, but in two different ways. The first way is moving out of my house and into a Senior Living apartment. So far this is mostly in the...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 17, 2016
Last comment by WadeZack, on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:22 am | 12 comments | 4301 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feeding the hungry in Alameda County

Feeding the hungry in Alameda County The face of hunger has changed in America and Katherine Avila, food drive coordinator for the Alameda County Community Food...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 13, 2017
Last comment by Edward Rose, on Jul 22, 2017 at 4:30 am | 9 comments | 494 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Meetings That Nobody’s Talking About

Predictably, the West Wing’s walls are steadily crumbling under the crush of lies intended to sustain them, and Americans are transfixed by each new revelation*....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by I wonder....., on Jul 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm | 62 comments | 1478 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton pays tribute to fallen veterans on Memorial Day

Hundreds turned out for Memorial Day ceremonies outside the Pleasanton Senior Center Monday to honor veterans who died in the military service for the country. Doug...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on May. 31, 2017
Last comment by Gettysburg Museum of History, on Jul 19, 2017 at 2:57 am | 1 comment | 757 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 377 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2282 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 1445 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Jump Start The College Admission Essay

Dear Dr. LaScala, We enjoy reading your column. We are the parents of twin girls who will be seniors in high school this fall and both plan to apply to the UC...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by https://www.hot-essay.com/buy-university-essays-online, on Jul 17, 2017 at 1:22 am | 11 comments | 7486 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 1260 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 579 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2401 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 4630 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 1119 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 595 Views

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...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by Joseph190, on Jul 12, 2017 at 4:37 am | 2 comments | 3073 Views

THE OBSERVER

Monday is Wash Day

I finally tried out my new rainwater laundry system today. The barrels were about 15% full from the last two or three rains. The electric point-of-use tankless water...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by Moody, on Jul 10, 2017 at 9:37 pm | 7 comments | 6278 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 620 Views
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Tri-Valley cities rank high in poll
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 627 views

What You Need to Do Before Your Child Goes to College
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 191 views