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Federal bureaucracy stifling science in Livermore

The big science that has flourished for years at Lawrence Livermore National Lab is being strangled by stifling federal bureaucracy. That was the message delivered...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 15, 2012
There are no comments yet. 15984 Views


Major change due to higher education

With the costs of higher education soaring faster than health insurance costs, look for disruptive changes across the higher education establishment. Many will...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by lovivivi03, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:51 pm | 15 comments | 15938 Views


Remember your bags

As you head out for market today, be sure to bring your reusable bag so you won't get dinged for a dime for the bag to tote your groceries home. That's the privilege...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 3, 2013
Last comment by mooseturd, on May 28, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 2 comments | 15909 Views


45 mph or 55 mph on Stanley Boulevard...read on

When it came to the seemingly obscure subject of whether roads should be considered structures, the Pleasanton City Council was faced with a battle between neighborhoods...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 24, 2013
There are no comments yet. 15899 Views


Friends of Livermore functions like a Super PAC

The national Super PACS (Political Action Groups) have nothing on the Friends of Livermore. The Livermore group has mastered going around the city’s strict...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 8, 2016 at 9:17 am | 6 comments | 15871 Views


News and notes

Were you surprised that the Dept. of the Interior and the National Park Service released a survey results that touted the economic benefits of the national...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 2, 2014 at 8:48 am | 24 comments | 15827 Views


Amazing progress at Heart for Africa in Swaziland

Having just returned from 20 days in South Africa and Swaziland, I am delighted to report the amazing progress in just four years on Project Canaan, Heart for Africa’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Aug 9, 2016 at 1:25 am | 4 comments | 15821 Views


A mom's reflection on a horrible Saturday

Last weekend was a particularly difficult one for the Centerpointe Church family in Pleasanton. Saturday afternoon, many of us learned that young Logan Wight...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 14, 2012
There are no comments yet. 15760 Views


Narrowing a thoroughfare is a bad idea

City leaders in Dublin are considering a really bad idea. In an attempt to make the city more bicycle friendly, they are considering converting two car lanes to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Nosy Neighbors, on Sep 6, 2013 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 15734 Views


What were some voters thinking or were they?

Barring a major surprise in the 13,300 ballots still to be counted, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer will face off with Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla in the May...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm | 22 comments | 15722 Views


Pleasanton-based company develops new COVID-19 test

Alexandra Valsamakis, the chief medical officer at Roche Molecular Solutions in Pleasanton, is justifiably proud of her team and colleagues who won FDA approval...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Alli, on Mar 18, 2020 at 2:41 pm | 4 comments | 15636 Views


Prosperity problems in the Bay Area

To be clear (and transparent, although that's word that the current White House Administration has destroyed), I have been a member at Centerpointe Church since...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 8, 2015
Last comment by KristinaBrown, on Jun 25, 2016 at 3:05 am | 10 comments | 15632 Views


Tough new rules on water are necessary

Media reports abounded this week after the state water board established firm new regulations to put some teeth to its message that the state is locked in a drought...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:48 am | 12 comments | 15571 Views


What's wrong with California: Part II

Continuing the discussion of what's broken in California, a July 7th Wall Street Journal editorial called out just how expensive AB 32—the anti-global warming...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jul 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm | 2 comments | 15544 Views


Be patient with damaged citrus

Looking at my frost desiccated citrus trees, I called my friends at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore to ask their advice about what to do. The direct answer: be...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Michelle, on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:53 pm | 3 comments | 15520 Views


New heights for NIMBYs

Many San Ramon Valley residents are taking NIMBY (Not in my back yard) attitudes to new heights. An estimated 450 people gathered last weekend to protest against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Sep 3, 2014 at 8:52 am | 29 comments | 15436 Views


Las Positas President looking for a new job

Las Positas College President Kevin Walthers is actively seeking a new position and on his way out at the Livermore college. That's the report posted by the Las...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by T-Vall123, on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:38 am | 1 comment | 15376 Views


Job growth is driving housing prices

Tuesday's post about the 11,000-unit River Islands in Lathrop reflects the long term view that homebuilders and developers are taking when it comes to job growth...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by JohnDub, on Sep 25, 2017 at 12:01 pm | 8 comments | 15336 Views


The air board gets an ear full from residents

Reading the coverage in the Tri-Valley Times of the Bay Area air board public meeting in Livermore last week, it was clear that those attending did not conceal their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by VIVICACORNELLY, on Sep 11, 2017 at 3:17 am | 10 comments | 15328 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 | 15271 Views
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