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Changing demographics in Pleasanton

Pleasanton school trustees heard an interesting update on the ethnicity of the district schools from Kevin Johnson, the senior director of pupil services. Johnson’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Mindy, on Nov 10, 2015 at 8:50 am | 19 comments | 16313 Views


Split reading sessions are the right choice

Perhaps the flap from parents about the Pleasanton school district's split reading program is no surprise—it has been almost 20 years since Gov. Pete Wilson...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by Sandy, on Jul 22, 2012 at 10:49 am | 5 comments | 16218 Views


High-speed rail finally may be wrecked

State Senator Mark DeSaulnier brought experts together earlier this fall to discuss ways to avoid repeating the fiscal and approval fiasco of the Bay Bridge. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Avid Reader, on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:14 am | 2 comments | 16208 Views


The Vranesh situation heads to court

The vexing challenge faced by the Pleasanton school district got more difficult this month when former Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh filed a law suit against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jtjh, on Nov 1, 2014 at 3:11 pm | 10 comments | 16204 Views


Post election musings

One of the surprises coming out of Tuesday's election was in the hard-fought 16th Assembly District where Republican Catharine Baker topped Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 10, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 6 comments | 16187 Views


Campaigns for 2014 getting serious

Elections in 2014 are still months away, but candidates, particularly those who face primaries, are in full campaign mode. Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti, who is...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 17, 2013
There are no comments yet. 16104 Views


The valley needs strong leadership on BART board

Livermore Valley political leaders are facing a crucial period dealing with the BART board and plans to extend service to Livermore. That’s in addition to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by highdiver, on Oct 18, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 2 comments | 16064 Views


Dublin's health care corner

Look no farther than the corner of Tassajara Road and Dublin Boulevard to see how competitive the valley's medical scene has become. Three different health...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 27, 2012
There are no comments yet. 16050 Views


More transitions at ValleyCare

Transitions are continuing at ValleyCare where two long-time executives have announced their retirements. Chief Financial Officer Ken Jensen will retire...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Needed Trim, on Mar 21, 2014 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 16012 Views


Huge hurdle for Livermore theater project

Proponents of the 2,000-seat regional performing arts center in Livermore were dealt another setback last month when a Sacramento County judge ruled against the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Donald Lee, on Nov 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm | 3 comments | 15974 Views


Political posturing about water

Former Pleasanton City Councilmen Matt Sullivan and Tom Pico wrote an opinion piece in the Pleasanton Weekly last week that engaged in some rhetoric that I thought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by sknywench, on Jul 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 7 comments | 15905 Views


Battling a new Wal-Mart concept

Surprise, surprise?.there is a bit of controversy about Wal-Mart locating one of its smaller grocery stores in Pleasanton. Wal-Mart, through an anonymous agent,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by franco, on Feb 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm | 10 comments | 15894 Views


Rising at O-dark 30

Was it the same geniuses who decided sunlight at 7:30 p.m. is better than light at 7 a.m. on March 15 who also gave us the awful CFL light bulbs? Both are supposed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Casanova_Frankenstein , on Apr 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm | 5 comments | 15815 Views


More "feel-good" legislation from Sacramento

With last Sunday the deadline for Gov. Brown to sign or veto the 805 bills the Legislature sent to his desk, he continued to walk a bit more moderate line in some...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Chemist, on Oct 16, 2013 at 9:24 am | 3 comments | 15740 Views


Demographics present challenges for Livermore

Thinking back to the Tri-Valley Mayor's Summit last Wednesday that I moderated, someone in the audience posed a question about poverty in the Tri-Valley and what...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 1, 2014 at 9:33 am | 14 comments | 15726 Views


Some curious decisions by the governor and legislative leaders

The state budget approved by the Legislature and signed by Governor Brown last week demonstrated some questionable priorities. It was a relatively easy budget...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by High School Teacher, on Jul 2, 2014 at 8:41 am | 4 comments | 15655 Views


Following up on ValleyCare directors' compensation

Following up on ValleyCare and its board of directors—the federal 990 tax forms showed income for the volunteer directors starting in 2010. The board has served...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by cost concerned livermore resident, on Feb 27, 2014 at 12:07 am | 1 comment | 15571 Views


Location, location, location: a home run for Workday

Serial software entrepreneur Dave Duffield lives in Alamo and has headquartered two of his successful businesses in Pleasanton. The latest is Workday, which has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on Mar 5, 2014 at 8:00 am | 4 comments | 15563 Views


Remembering the good times of newspapers

News people from what can now be regarded as the golden age of newspapering in the Tri-Valley gathered last Saturday for a reunion. Most had worked for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by Neighbor John, on Jun 20, 2012 at 12:37 am | 2 comments | 15458 Views


Democrats doubling down on climate change

Democrats in the Legislature are doubling down on California's already expansive and expensive efforts to curb global warming/climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Kennethtok, on Sep 2, 2017 at 10:08 am | 31 comments | 15442 Views
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