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Karin Mohr's legacy

Former Pleasanton City Council woman Karin Mohr died Monday after falling from a ladder while cleaning the rain gutters at her home last week. Her untimely death...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Nov 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm | 4 comments | 21888 Views


Masud Mehran's legacy

Masud Mehran, one of the builders who transformed both Livermore and San Ramon, died last month at the age of 93. He founded Sunset Development in 1951 and started...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Fremont, on Sep 25, 2017 at 10:22 pm | 2 comments | 21836 Views


John Muir-San Ramon hospitals invade ValleyCare's home turf

The announcement this week that the John Muir Medical Systems-San Ramon Regional Hospital joint venture has purchased an office building in Pleasanton further...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by fenil, on Sep 26, 2017 at 3:11 am | 13 comments | 21782 Views


Two men with competing visions

During my career as a daily journalist in the Livermore Valley, I have chronicled and commented on politics. Two major players—with greatly differing perspectives,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Thoughts, on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:00 am | 4 comments | 21388 Views


16th Assembly race has familiar elements with a new twist

The campaign for the 16th Assembly district has gotten a lot more interesting since former Pleasanton City Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio declared she will run...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by Alisha, on Oct 6, 2017 at 11:08 pm | 11 comments | 21283 Views


Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:42 am | 50 comments | 20859 Views


The new primary dynamic

The open primary that is just about five weeks away has created a new dynamic. The new approach means that all voters will receive the same ballot and can...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by PartyParty, on May 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm | 4 comments | 19676 Views


Don't miss Kevin Laue's story

Last week was a good one for heartwarming stories in addition to the usual spate of breaking news. My wife, a long-time teacher at Amador Valley, invited...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Istiqomah Herbal, on Jun 6, 2017 at 9:21 pm | 2 comments | 19490 Views


Hayward NAACP officials threaten blog posters

The lame-duck Pleasanton school board took action on two key actions and heard disturbing comments from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Nov 22, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 21 comments | 18474 Views


Big plans for the east side

A unanimous City Council last week approved moving ahead on environmental studies for East Side Specific Plan that covers about 1,000 acres. The environmental...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm | 7 comments | 18438 Views


Green is keeping his options open

You've got to give Union City Mayor Mark Green credit for covering his bets. Green is one of five candidates running for the 20th Assembly District. Judging...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Leftist Activist, on May 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm | 5 comments | 18290 Views


Debating celebrations grown too large

Last week, the San Ramon City Council continued a month-long discussion about how to handle its traditional Fourth of July fireworks. Since 1985, two years after...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm | 3 comments | 18280 Views


Reaching too far, again

As expected, the Alameda County Transportation Commission is bringing back a measure to double the county's half cent sales tax to a penny. The measure narrowly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Dec 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm | 5 comments | 18231 Views


Celebrate 1-680 anniversary today

You might not realize it if you are a commuter on southbound Interstate 680 this morning, but you should be celebrating today. It was 50 years that that the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by HarofaxPhill, on Sep 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm | 10 comments | 18230 Views


Former Mayor Ken Mercer dies at 71

Kenneth R. Mercer, Pleasanton's first directly elected mayor, died early this morning at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton. He was 71. Mercer served on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Aarontog, on Sep 1, 2017 at 9:18 am | 15 comments | 18040 Views


Another boost for retail in Dublin plus Denica's adds locations

Dublin's already thriving mixture of retailers will be enhanced after the City Council approved a change to the East Dublin plan to allow a shopping center...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Colin, on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm | 11 comments | 18010 Views


Personal opinion takes precedence over duty

Pardon me, but this 4th of July missive will be substantive instead of celebratory. The U.S. Supreme Court issued several significant rulings in the final two...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 4, 2013
Last comment by Ben J., on Jul 10, 2013 at 10:38 am | 8 comments | 18005 Views


Museum memories and Nelson Mandela

The memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week sharpened memories that were formed in 2007 and 2008 when I spent a couple of days in Johannesburg as part of mission...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm | 7 comments | 17975 Views


Two quality initiatives moving forward

In a three-hour meeting Tuesday, a unanimous Pleasanton City Council moved ahead two important plans for the city. It continued a 10-year odyssey when it unanimously...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Tom Spargp, on Nov 10, 2013 at 9:10 am | 2 comments | 17790 Views


Good personnel decisions by the school district

The Pleasanton school district has made a few wise personnel decisions in recent weeks. Restarting the adult education program and appointing Glen Sparks to run...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by karam, on Jan 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm | 1 comment | 17765 Views
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