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TIM TALK

Remembering Mr. Mayor

I was sadden to read in last week’s Independent that former Livermore Mayor Dale Turner had died in New Mexico at the age of 85. Flags flew at half mast in Livermore...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 3, 2023
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Feb 3, 2023 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 328 Views

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Shining a spotlight on Tri-Valley start-ups

Last week was a great one to gain further insight into the thriving Tri-Valley economy. I reported Thursday about Innovation Tri-Valley’s annual forum that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 30, 2023
Last comment by Harrison Tamaki, on Feb 1, 2023 at 7:26 am | 1 comment | 1007 Views

TIM TALK

Feds retreat quickly from natural gas ban, not so California

California launched the war on natural gas with actions by the Legislature and the state air board. When President Joe Biden took over as president, his administration...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 30, 2023 at 10:37 am | 5 comments | 1219 Views

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Health care agencies collaborate as well as compete here

Attending Innovation Tri-Valley’s 9th annual Innovation Forum, you cannot help but be impressed by all that’s going on in health care and the life sciences...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jan 26, 2023 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 1046 Views

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Dallas vs. San Francisco Sunday sparks plenty of memories

Sunday’s Dallas-49ers game sparks lots of memories for me. I started in the newspaper industry as a sports writer and wrote sports throughout the late 1960s and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Gary Chisolm, on Jan 24, 2023 at 7:22 am | 6 comments | 1054 Views

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A new twist and consolidation in health care

The health care industry in the Tri-Valley took another twist this month when John Muir Health agreed to purchase San Ramon Regional Medical Center. Tenet Healthcare,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2023
Last comment by JJ, on Jan 24, 2023 at 7:19 am | 9 comments | 2080 Views

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Transforming Stoneridge mall

Stoneridge Regional Shopping Center stood as the gem among centers in the East Bay for decades since it opened in 1981. Originally opened with Macys, Emporium...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 12, 2023
Last comment by Dave, on Jan 16, 2023 at 8:46 pm | 19 comments | 3283 Views

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2022 brought fresh perspective on holiday season

Unexpected events in this holiday season have brought new perspective to my family and me. We enjoyed a daytime Christmas Eve gathering with my wife’s family...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 10, 2023
Last comment by Compoundinggal, on Jan 11, 2023 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 935 Views

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Fifty years later the theory is proven at the lab

It was major news last month when Lawrence Livermore National Lab teams used the giant National Ignition Facility to achieve nuclear fusion. The milestone came...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 5, 2023
Last comment by Karl A, on Jan 9, 2023 at 5:50 am | 9 comments | 1711 Views

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Bringing home the bacon (pork)

You may have seen news stories about Rep. Eric Swalwell touting the federal money he brought home to the district in the hugely expensive omnibus spending bill that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 3, 2023
Last comment by Dirk Svensen, on Jan 3, 2023 at 5:59 pm | 4 comments | 1956 Views

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Celebrating Christmas Eve as a worshipper

Pastor Steve Madsen will enjoy a fresh experience Saturday night—he’ll attend a Christmas Eve service as a worshipper. Madsen, founding pastor of Cornerstone...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2022
Last comment by Jason Whitlock, on Dec 26, 2022 at 1:42 pm | 14 comments | 1645 Views

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The fusion dream comes true at Lawrence Livermore lab

Smiles had to be the order of the day for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees after the teams at the National Ignition Facility achieved nuclear fusion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Dec 17, 2022 at 6:27 pm | 5 comments | 1581 Views

TIM TALK

The fusion dream comes through at Lawrence Livermore lab

Smiles had to be the order of the day for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees after the teams at the National Ignition Facility achieved nuclear fusion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 17, 2022 at 7:07 am | 2 comments | 723 Views

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Educators turned pizza entrepreneurs open Much Ado about Pizza

Looking for one of the most interesting new businesses born out of the pandemic, check out educators turned pizza entrepreneurs Kira and Mark Zabrowski’s Much...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 13, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Dec 15, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 5 comments | 2067 Views

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Tri-Valley faces challenge with demand for industrial land high

==I Note from Tim: The significance of this is that the valley cities have urban growth boundaries. Designating additional developable land likely will involve...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 8, 2022 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 1740 Views

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State budget outlook growing uglier by the day

California’s roller coaster budget will hit a big dip in this fiscal year according to the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office. The report predicts...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 1, 2022
Last comment by JJ, on Dec 7, 2022 at 6:16 pm | 21 comments | 2447 Views

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Economist opines on root causes of today's problems

Chris Thornberg, the founding principal of Beacon Economics, is a familiar face to those of us who pay attention to the East Bay economy. His firm prepared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 7, 2022 at 11:34 am | 7 comments | 1620 Views

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Pleasanton officials sprint to approve housing plan

The Pleasanton City Council and staff are going to be hitting it particularly hard during the holiday period in a sprint to finish the city’s updated housing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 29, 2022
Last comment by John, on Dec 5, 2022 at 10:41 pm | 7 comments | 2047 Views

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Success stories continue at CityServe

CityServe of the Tri-Valley celebrated its 10th anniversary Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast in Pleasanton Monday. Tim Sbranti, a board member and the emcee for the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1416 Views

TIM TALK

Learning the rest of the Monthly Miracles story

One of the great joys of life is seeing things come full circle. I was told of two such incidences last week when talking to people about Operation Christmas Child....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 22, 2022
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Nov 22, 2022 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 1695 Views
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