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TIM TALK

Is the lockdown really the best policy?

A friend of mine who works as a campus supervisor at a Pleasanton middle school is back on campus proctoring a group of four students as part of the district’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by Jake Waters, 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 381 Views

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Sales tax increases head for November ballot

Last week, supervisors in Alameda and Contra Costa counties decided to give the public a choice about whether to raise taxes. Both boards, with only Danville...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by AlishaHoward, 21 hours ago | 8 comments | 5310 Views

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Innovative fast COVID-19 test coming from downtown Livermore

The Livemore Valley has been renown for years for its technical workforce at Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National labs. What’s developed in recent years...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1873 Views

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Setting the record straight on NDB, Inc. of Pleasanton

I need to set the record straight on NDB, Inc., the Pleasanton-based company that I wrote about in September. The company announced proof of concept for its revolutionary...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Oct 26, 2020 at 8:25 pm | 8 comments | 1099 Views

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49er owner Jed York pours millions into Santa Clara council race

Voting already has started for the Nov. 3 general election, but that hasn’t slowed the flood of political spending. Hundreds of millions are being spent...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Rodger, on Oct 26, 2020 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 1019 Views

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COVID-19 shutters movie theater chain

The COVID-19 challenge continues to reverberate in the economy. Last week, the Disney Co. announced it was laying off 28,000 employees, partially because California,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by Linda, on Oct 24, 2020 at 8:35 am | 3 comments | 1253 Views

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Considering reparations for Black people

Reparations for Black Americans has been in the headlines recently. The Legislature passed a bill to establish a commission on reparations that Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm | 21 comments | 1940 Views

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Bay Area United Way issues its political recommendations

Amid the flood of campaign emails and postcards in the mail, I was struck by a voting guide issued by the United Way Bay Area. The nonprofit group covers the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 19, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 6 comments | 1246 Views

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10x Genomics acquires two companies to broaden its product line

Pleasanton can celebrate several life science companies for their rapid growth in a critical sector for people on this earth. When I interviewed the CEO of one...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 17, 2020 at 8:21 am | 1 comment | 1222 Views

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Regional housing goal numbers likely will soar in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton City Council received a preview of what likely will be daunting regional housing goals for the cycle that starts in 2023 in a meeting last month....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1498 Views

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Mass vote-by-mail invitation to problems

There’s been justifiable concern about mass voting by mail in many states, including California. We have been permanent vote-by-mail people since Alameda County...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by John, on Sep 30, 2020 at 10:36 am | 6 comments | 1864 Views

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Checking in on the regional Bay Area economies

Economic recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown continued through the summer, but it will be 2021 before employment returns to the pre-pandemic levels of last February,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 940 Views

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Pivoting and piloting science programs to serve students and families

When Caleb Cheung and the board of the Quest Science Center in Livermore mapped out a plan for 2020, it was full of pilot programs. And that was before the pandemic. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by LaraGencins, on Sep 25, 2020 at 2:01 am | 1 comment | 2017 Views

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Retailers face challenging holiday season

Law firm Hoge Fenton put together a virtual panel on Tri-Valley retail last week featuring the economic development officers from the five communities that was moderated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1193 Views

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Goodness Village coming to Crosswinds Church in Livermore

Come January, people experiencing homelessness in the Livermore Valley will have a new option. Crosswinds Church has partnered with HomeAid Northern...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by Rosemary Martelli, on Sep 18, 2020 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 2078 Views

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Workday walks away and 10x Genomics scoops up mall site

The pandemic already has shifted the real estate situation around Stoneridge Shopping Center. The last several months have shown that tech employees can effectively...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by Vmeca, on Sep 15, 2020 at 5:32 am | 1 comment | 4183 Views

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Innovative companies flourish in the Tri-Valley

The more I learn about the booming innovation economy here in the Tri-Valley, the more impressed I am and more interested in doing all we can to enhance it. You’ve...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Roxie, on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 2131 Views

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Solos Health Analytics moves at warp speed

Start-ups are known for moving quickly, but Solos Health Analytics may be setting the all-time standard. When Pleasanton tech executive Mark Lewis went to buy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Margo, on Sep 4, 2020 at 6:08 pm | 1 comment | 2122 Views

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Hopyard Road start-up announces potentially unlimited clean energy

Pleasanton-based NDB, Inc. today announced what could be a game-changing advance in battery technology—a battery powered by Carbon-14 with up to a 28,000-year...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 30, 2020 at 7:47 pm | 3 comments | 3781 Views

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All is quiet at Camp Arroyo this summer

Typically, during the last week of August, the team at The Taylor Family Foundation would be scrambling to prepare for its annual huge fundraiser, Day in the Park. This...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Janet Adams, on Aug 29, 2020 at 2:55 am | 2 comments | 1430 Views
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