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Setting priorities

These are challenging times for the Pleasanton police department leaders. In a more normal economy with typical city revenues flowing, the department has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 24, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14413 Views


The drought drives lawmakers to action

The ugly drought the state is enduring coupled with the reality that voters were scheduled to decide on a water bond finally moved the governor and Legislature to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Knut, on Jun 1, 2017 at 7:15 am | 14 comments | 14411 Views


News and notes

Earlier this month, a Livermore Valley cultural institution, the Livermore-Amador Valley Symphony celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special concert at the Bankhead...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2013
There are no comments yet. 14400 Views


Big money flowing in selected primaries

This week we should learn how voters regarded the big money poured into the heated primary campaign to succeed Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan in Sacramento. She is...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by flora, on Sep 5, 2017 at 12:19 am | 5 comments | 14384 Views


No Frosty in Pleasanton

Bah, Humbug in Pleasanton hit the media this week. Johnny Moore, who has sold Christmas trees at the Alameda County Fairgrounds for years, was notified by a city...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 10, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 4 comments | 14373 Views


The valley's longest serving chamber executive retiring

A fixture in Dublin business and political circles for nearly 40 years, chamber executive Nancy Feeley is retiring this month. Her leadership of the chamber...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Larappabs, on Sep 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm | 2 comments | 14351 Views


Blackberry's future looks bright in key niche

After attending the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group's seventh annual Software Stars at Casa Real, I have a new opinion of Blackberry. I had figured that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Roger, on Jan 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm | 7 comments | 14324 Views


Final week for filing for City Council

The Pleasanton City Council election field will come into shape this week when filing closes. With three members termed out—Mayor Jennifer Hosterman...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 7, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14314 Views


Public votes are pleasing politics but poor policy

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne seemed to make the large crowd happy last week when he suggested an advisory vote on whether to proceed with plans for East Pleasanton. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by webbrowan, on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm | 8 comments | 14313 Views


Endorsement thoughts

There is an Interesting, although not surprising split, in endorsements in the 16th Assembly District where Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti (Democrat) is facing off against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by lll, on Oct 26, 2014 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 14310 Views


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 DKHSK, on Jul 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm | 12 comments | 14292 Views


Understanding your priorities

It is very clear what's driving the Democrat-majority in the state Legislature as it heads toward adjournment for summer recess tomorrow—doing all members can...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 5, 2012
Last comment by Casanova_Frankenstein, on Jul 5, 2012 at 8:57 am | 2 comments | 14282 Views


Debating mature Sycamore trees

Having lived in the valley for more than 50 years, I've witnessed major changes since Pleasanton was a farming community of 3,000 residents and you could buy a home...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Justin D, on Sep 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm | 3 comments | 14280 Views


Real estate snapshot

David Stark, the PR director of the Bay East Association of Realtors, gave an update on the valley real estate market to a group of men from Centerpointe Church...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 18, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14280 Views


Soaring assault rate in Livermore

When the Pleasanton Weekly ran the 2012 crime stats for Tri-Valley communities, the numbers for Livermore jumped out. In same categories, Livermore had substantially...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2013
Last comment by Pweekly reader, on Jul 14, 2013 at 12:47 am | 12 comments | 14262 Views


Examining some telling numbers

LET'S LOOK at some numbers today. California Controller John Chiang released this week his update on state finances after the April tax collection. In a word,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 10, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14252 Views


Drought challenges Pleasanton officials

The Pleasanton City Council and city operations director Daniel Smith have made their share of headlines as they establish policies to battle the drought that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Renee Olsen, on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm | 6 comments | 14228 Views


Permanent transportation tax should be rejected

Alameda County elected officials and transportation advocates have been negotiating the projects to be included when they ask voters to extend the county's half-cent...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 2, 2012
Last comment by GX, on Jan 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm | 2 comments | 14218 Views


Tough negotiations ahead for Castlewood management

It's a challenging time to be a board member of the Castlewood Country Club. Castlewood has been caught in a struggle with its unionized dining room and kitchen...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 23, 2012
There are no comments yet. 14212 Views


News and notes

As would be expected, Chris Gray, the former long-time chief of staff for Supervisor Scott Haggerty, has filed a wrongful termination suit. Haggerty fired...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 4, 2013
There are no comments yet. 14197 Views
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