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Pleasanton's water use matches Las Vegas

Pleasanton water department staffers have received lots of feedback—that's greatly understating it—since the City Council established the policy that every...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Tom F WISHES he was up here in the Wood!, on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:53 am | 19 comments | 15131 Views


BART employees at "work"

While riding BART into the city to check out a unique beer bar and store south of Market in San Francisco, we witnessed government in action. We were asked to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 6, 2012
Last comment by Daniel Bradford, on Sep 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm | 2 comments | 15124 Views


Time for a rain dance

The continued freezing nights and warm afternoons are great for outdoor activities, but forget snuggling by the fireplace in this month of Spare the Air days. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm | 5 comments | 15087 Views


Pete Stark is feeling some heat

Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark may be feeling the heat in the primary challenge from Dublin City Councilman Eric Swalwell in the newly drawn district lines for the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 19, 2012
Last comment by Casanova_Frankenstein, on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:26 am | 4 comments | 15082 Views


High-speed rail follies

California's high-speed rail advocates continue to revise the absurdly expensive business plan to try and persuade the Legislature to allocate some of the $9 billion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 3, 2012
There are no comments yet. 15067 Views


Time to let the Raiders go

One of the great misnomers is that the Oakland Raiders organization cares about the East Bay. If you believe that, I have a bridge from Hawaii to China that I am...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by Charlespab, on Aug 31, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 13 comments | 14997 Views


Soaring college costs prompt questions

The soaring price of a college education has continued to make news. States, caught with revenues dipping, have reduced support so the many state universities...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 14, 2012
Last comment by GX, on Aug 15, 2012 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 14980 Views


Boxer's retirement creates a political scramble

Now that California's junior Senator, Barbara Boxer, has formally announced her retirement, the jockeying for her job has started. Attorney General Kamala Harris...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jan 22, 2015 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 14930 Views


Closed door bullet train deals

In a maneuver that is arrogant and desperate, Gov. Jerry Brown and supporters of the bullet train will try to tie judges' hands if they find in favor of opponents...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 12, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14910 Views


Rents are soaring in the Bay Area

Some cities, particularly in the heart of the Silicon Valley, have awakened to the key challenge facing their communities—the shortage in housing that is...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Mar 10, 2015 at 8:49 am | 4 comments | 14884 Views


An estate for dog lovers

Very wealthy lovers of dogs have the opportunity to purchase an amazing dog-friendly Alamo estate and help other dogs as well. Workday founder Dave Duffield, a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 14876 Views


Racing starts at the county fair

Alameda County Fair racing officials joined with state horse racing board representatives last week to introduce the Oak Tree Racing Association before the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 14 comments | 14856 Views


Can the governor hold the line on spending?

Gov. Jerry Brown delivered a State of the State address Wednesday that was full of optimism and accomplishments. Some of it rang true—the non-partisan Legislative...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by spcwt, on Jan 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 3 comments | 14844 Views


Fulfilling an African prophecy

When God called me to Africa to serve in 2005, I had no clue about the experiences that were to come. After spending a 10-day mission trip in the tiny kingdom...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 31, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14825 Views


Convenience counts

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is likely to enact the nation's first ordinance requiring drug manufacturers to provide a way to dispose of expired or...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 17, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14817 Views


A new concept for neighborhoods in Pleasanton

Last week, DeNova Homes opened its new neighborhood near the Gateway Shopping Center at Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680. It's an interesting new concept for Pleasanton....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by MichaelClogs, on Aug 31, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 6 comments | 14815 Views


Regents wrestling with tuition increase tomorrow

The University of California regents will face up to a challenge tomorrow—do they directly deal with students and Governor Brown—or do they continue...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by preston brady, on Oct 13, 2015 at 3:24 am | 1 comment | 14805 Views


San Ramon Valley schools will use new calendar next year

Congrats to the San Ramon Valley school board for putting kids and education first by adopting a new instructional calendar. This week the board approved the new...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 17, 2015
Last comment by PUSD Teacher, on Dec 17, 2015 at 9:51 pm | 1 comment | 14767 Views


Will Stoneridge mall just have one anchor tenant in the future?

Sadly, Pleasanton is witnessing first-hand the dramatic changes in the retail landscape at what used to be its premier regional shopping center, Stoneridge. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Bankrupt , on May 22, 2020 at 8:30 am | 19 comments | 14752 Views


Smith responds to water penalty for previous vacant house

A comment in response to an earlier post about water rationing in Pleasanton called into question the city's decision to charge penalties on a house that had...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:51 am | 8 comments | 14747 Views
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