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Planning Commission denies AT Dublin proposal

Proponents of AT Dublin, the mixed-use lifestyle retail center on Tassajara Road, took a big step toward quelling potential opposition by cutting a key deal with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 30, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1393 Views


Lame-duck Dublin council poised to make IKEA decision

The decision on the giant IKEA lifestyle retail center in Dublin likely will be made next month after the Nov. 6 election. Last week, the Dublin City Council held...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 23, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1698 Views


Couples: A Relationship Test . . .

. . . try riding a tandem bicycle with your partner. My husband and I got a tandem over the weekend. We test drove it in a parking lot. Within 30 seconds it was...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 18, 2018
Last comment by menlo mom, on Oct 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 3819 Views


Bringing great burgers to downtown Pleasanton

When Todd Utikal and his wife celebrated milestones at Skip Hinsley's Girasole restaurant, he never imagined that years later they would be business partners in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 18, 2018
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 18, 2018 at 9:54 am | 1 comment | 1873 Views


Battle over downtown Livermore plan heats up

The Friends of Livermore just made this fall's election season even more interesting. When the Livermore City Council approved the downtown plan this month, the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 20, 2018
Last comment by change ringtone, on Oct 15, 2018 at 11:42 pm | 8 comments | 2951 Views


Eugene O’Neill in Danville, Past and Present

By John A. Barry It’s surprising how few people in the area know that one of America’s greatest playwrights lived in Danville in the 1940s....

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Aug. 29, 2018
Last comment by Elle, on Oct 12, 2018 at 1:22 am | 1 comment | 766 Views


Pleasanton-based Deep Sentinel prepares product launch

Pleasanton-based Deep Sentinel is breaking new ground in the home surveillance industry and, like many other innovative solutions, hopes to completely disrupt it. Home...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 11, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1756 Views


Couples: Retirement Hot Potato!

The top three issues couples have are about sex, money and power. So today I’m going to write about money, specifically retirement. So much of the help you...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by carolinewarren, on Oct 11, 2018 at 6:39 am | 1 comment | 5179 Views


A fish out of water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-IkWpm7TS0 (safe for work) ==I Self-referential Blogger note: It’s been a while – all those tribal drumbeats. Your...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 1, 2018
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 7, 2018 at 11:28 am | 70 comments | 2221 Views


Chamber's community vision sets road map for policy advocacy

When retiring Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce CEO Scott Raty reflects on his most recent tenure here, he quickly points to the community vision that the chamber has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 2, 2018
Last comment by Robert parker, on Oct 4, 2018 at 5:01 am | 8 comments | 1756 Views


Blurring the rights of citizenship

The Democrat party’s embrace of illegal aliens continues to grow. Consider a bill passed by the Legislature that would allow illegal immigrants to serve in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2018
Last comment by MATILDE12, on Sep 29, 2018 at 4:17 am | 12 comments | 1560 Views


California's permanent drought is getting worse

The state water board dropped the proverbial other shoe last week when it announced plans to significantly increase water flows through the San Joaquin Delta, meaning...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 12, 2018
Last comment by kellyydv23, on Sep 27, 2018 at 11:05 pm | 12 comments | 2774 Views


Oakland schools: a textbook case of poor fiscal management

The Alameda County Grand Jury report on the Oakland school district demonstrates just how important leadership is—at both the senior staff and board level. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 3, 2018
Last comment by raj, on Sep 27, 2018 at 11:02 pm | 4 comments | 1838 Views


Couples: Sex and Connection (Chicken or Egg?)

I usually stay away from gender generalization because people are unique; additionally, gender-based comments are not useful to men or women. But in the case of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 21, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 27, 2018 at 2:38 am | 2 comments | 4394 Views


Howard Bowles leaves wonderful legacy

The women and children of Shepherd’s Gate lost a key leader and supporter Sept. 12 when Howard Bowles died at the age of 75. Many of us lost a friend, who always...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 25, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1867 Views


Will the new tax law chase wealthy Californians out?

Is the limitation on state and local sales tax deductions brought about by the 2017 federal tax reform going to motivate wealthy Californians to leave the state? Next...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 18, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 23, 2018 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 1926 Views


Thoughts on the state of the economy

Liz Ann Sonders, the senior vice president and chief investment strategies for Charles Schwab, told members and guests of the Pleasanton Men’s Club that the current...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 13, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 19, 2018 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 1392 Views


Families making $117k qualify for subsidized housing

The headline in the East Bay Times was stunning: “Low income is the Bay Area is $117,400.” That’s the updated number from the federal Dept. of Housing and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 26, 2018
Last comment by Sahil Arora, on Sep 18, 2018 at 2:20 am | 9 comments | 2500 Views


Stand Down set next month at fairgrounds

The bi-annual East Bay Stand Down returns to the Alameda County Fairgrounds Sept. 16-19 to provide services to homeless and at-risk veterans. The vets will stay...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 23, 2018
Last comment by Arvind, on Sep 15, 2018 at 2:53 am | 2 comments | 1305 Views


Wrapping up a 100-year-old detective job

Retired Alameda County law enforcement officers completed an important two-year detective project when they dedicated the headstone on the previously unmarked grave...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 21, 2018
Last comment by Jaipur Escorts, on Sep 12, 2018 at 11:10 pm | 5 comments | 3792 Views
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