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TIM TALK

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
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TIM TALK

Many initiatives are headed for November ballot

Last week's June primary ballot was notable for its paucity of initiatives—there were only two. One received overwhelming support to change term limits so...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2012
There are no comments yet. 895 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Thanksgiving day blues

My partner’s family takes Thanksgiving very seriously. I’ve been over for a few years now and each year the dinner is great. This Thanksgiving my partner’s...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Nov. 30, 2022
There are no comments yet. 874 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 851 Views

TIM TALK

The diversity police up the ante in the UC system

CalMatters Columnist Dan Walters pointed out recently just how whacko the University of California’s policies have gotten. Walters noted that the University...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Jaye, on Jul 31, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 9 comments | 790 Views

TIM TALK

Lessons learned during the lockdown

Four local business owners shared with the Northern California Mentoring Group Tuesday the lessons they learned while coping with the pandemic. They were Matt Richert...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 664 Views

TIM TALK

The state water board missed the mark

The state water board has egg—or should I say mud—all over its collective face. Earlier this month, board members refused to lift the drought restrictions...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 612 Views

TIM TALK

Dublin trustees wisely opt for stability

Summer vacation has taken on a new sense of peace for Dublin students, parents, teachers and staff. They can be relieved that former Dublin High Principal and Interim...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 598 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley faces challenge with demand for industrial land high

Key news for the economic development leaders and policy makers in the Tri-Valley cities: if a major manufacturer wanted to locate a facility here, there’s...

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 | 595 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Wine about it

I’ve never been a wine guy. The world of wine can be intimidating and overwhelming for those who are not familiar with it. With so many different varietals, regions,...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Dec. 7, 2022
There are no comments yet. 589 Views

TIM TALK

Manufacturing companies are alive and well in the East Bay

If you have questions about whether manufacturing can still flourish in the East Bay, don’t worry—it can and it is. That’s one takeaway from the East Bay...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2019
There are no comments yet. 576 Views

TIM TALK

Coronavirus causes shift in Veeva's meeting plans

The coronavirus in China changed plans dramatically for Pleasanton-based Veeva Systems. The maker of cloud-computing software for the pharmaceutical and life...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 512 Views

DOING COLLEGE

What Is a Good College?

If you did a survey and asked people what characteristics define a good college, you might get 100 different answers. If there is so much variation just in what...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 7, 2022
There are no comments yet. 460 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couple Time and Work Time

I hear couples say they are too busy to spend time together. They work too much. I see long, long work hours in every couple who comes in. And it takes a toll. Couples...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 445 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

A hat tip and (re)introduction

The name of this column is a hat tip to two journalists who had columns in this space for many years. Jeb Bing, the founding editor of the Pleasanton Weekly,...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 375 Views

TIM TALK

Amazon purchase likely dooms East Pleasanton Specific Plan

The announcement last week of Amazon’s purchase of 58.5 acres in East Pleasanton likely spelled the end to a master plan for the entire area. The city of Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 28, 2021
Last comment by Lahommed, on Sep 28, 2021 at 10:00 am | 1 comment | 337 Views

TIM TALK

A concerted 'Next Step' for local nonprofit supporting pregnant women

One of the Livermore Valley's oldest nonprofits will change its name next month to continue fulfilling its mission to serve women dealing with unplanned pregnancies. The...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 17, 2019
There are no comments yet. 316 Views

TIM TALK

Gov. Newsom ignores dismal economic trends in California

Gov. Gavin Newsom spent much of the summer traveling around the state to announce big spending plans for the state’s $100 billion year-over-year budget surplus. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Aug 10, 2021 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 283 Views

TIM TALK

Rising Loafer closed this month after owner died suddenly

Pleasanton lost one of my favorite downtown establishments when relatives of Mary Costello closed the Rising Loafer. Earlier this summer, Mary, 54, had died unexpectedly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 27, 2019 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 154 Views

TIM TALK

New federal fish decision likely will impact the valley

Federal wildlife agencies had some good news about regulations for the Delta this week. The agencies updated a rigid 2008 biological opinion concerning the endangered...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 24, 2019
There are no comments yet. 84 Views
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