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TIM TALK

Welcome to a rainy, snowy month of May

Back in the day when my bride and I were avid skiers, a long season capped by skiing on Memorial Day weekend was one of our favorite activities. Those days...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2019
Last comment by Gablan, on Aug 12, 2019 at 6:20 pm | 2 comments | 2125 Views

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Leaving downtown for a new adventure in the South

Fittingly, Laura Olson celebrated her last day serving downtown Pleasanton with the city’s 125th birthday party in conjunction with the ever-popular Fridays...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Al Bronzini, on Aug 10, 2019 at 7:43 am | 1 comment | 2558 Views

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A wise perspective on the tragic shootings

Frankly, I was shocked to awaken Sunday morning and learn of a second mass shooting within 13 hours. The sadly predictable rhetoric and commentary followed by the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2019
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TIM TALK

A wise perspective on the tragic shootings

Frankly, I was shocked to awaken Sunday morning and learn of a second mass shooting within 13 hours. The sadly predictable rhetoric and commentary followed by the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2019
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TIM TALK

Celebrating 10 years of Project Canaan in Eswatini

Visiting Project Canaan in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), it’s amazing to see what God has done in the last 11 years. My bride and I traveled there in July...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by Wombat, on Aug 5, 2019 at 9:49 am | 6 comments | 1996 Views

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The diversity police up the ante in the UC system

CalMatters Columnist Dan Walters pointed out recently just how whacko the University of California’s policies have gotten. Walters noted that the University...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Jaye, on Jul 31, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 9 comments | 790 Views

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New thrust for regional transportation solutions

For decades, public transportation systems in the Bay Area have been balkanized with little thought given to connectivity for riders. Cities, for instance in...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 25, 2019
Last comment by been there, on Jul 29, 2019 at 9:57 am | 14 comments | 2662 Views

ART SPACE

Paul Krassner (1932-2019) An Appreciation

By John A. Barry When Paul Krassner was referred to as the “father of the Yippie (Youth International Party) movement," his response was, “I...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 28, 2019 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 996 Views

TIM TALK

Alameda County Grand Jury calls out supervisors

It's good to see one branch of government doing its job. The Alameda County Grand Jury issued its annual report last month and ripped multiple government agencies...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by POLOLO MOLOLO, on Jul 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 7 comments | 2259 Views

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Lots of media coverage as Swalwell calls it quits for 2020 presidential bid

Congressman Eric Swalwell received more media coverage Tuesday when he cancelled his presidential campaign than he did when he announced or at any other stage. Swalwell...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Ranger Up, on Jul 20, 2019 at 9:52 am | 31 comments | 2527 Views

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A concerted 'Next Step' for local nonprofit supporting pregnant women

One of the Livermore Valley's oldest nonprofits will change its name next month to continue fulfilling its mission to serve women dealing with unplanned pregnancies. The...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 17, 2019
There are no comments yet. 316 Views

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Serving displaced families in Northern Iraq

When Jessica Binzoni visited a Palestinian refugee camp at the age of 20, her life changed forever. While we visited last week in Pleasanton, she said that God...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by harshak9, on Jul 15, 2019 at 9:56 pm | 2 comments | 2510 Views

ART SPACE

O’Neill Goes to the Movies

By John A. Barry The film industry has been good (and not so good) to Eugene O’Neill, who lived at Tao House in the Danville hills from 1937 to 1943,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel, on Jul 13, 2019 at 9:19 am | 2 comments | 1006 Views

TIM TALK

Look for negotiations to bring health benefits back to Pleasanton teachers

Pleasanton schools chief David Haglund and the trustees agree that a key part of his job is strategic planning—something they believe has been lacking. He...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 1, 2019
Last comment by riyaqueen, on Jul 13, 2019 at 4:50 am | 8 comments | 3504 Views

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Stoneridge mall losing its luster for some

Stoneridge Shopping Center, a shopping mecca for generations of Livermore Valley residents, is losing its luster for some patrons. I met with two ladies who are...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 6, 2019
Last comment by riyaqueen, on Jul 13, 2019 at 4:04 am | 4 comments | 2426 Views

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New ValleyCare CEO arrives at perfect time for planning the health system's future

ValleyCare CEO Rick Shumway arrived in the valley at a perfect time. The transition from the standalone health system to the Stanford Health System that took...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 2, 2019
Last comment by riyaqueen, on Jul 13, 2019 at 4:03 am | 3 comments | 1980 Views

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Happy Birthday America

Today we celebrate America’s birthday. Despite the flood of rhetoric from the politicians, we live in the country that provides amazing opportunity for those...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 4, 2019
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Jul 12, 2019 at 3:07 pm | 73 comments | 2788 Views

ART SPACE

Rubens and O'Neill This Summer

This installment of Art Space ==I is a twofer. Bill Carmel writes about the largely unknown side of Rubens the artist: the diplomat. John Barry provides an...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Jul 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm | 4 comments | 1518 Views

TIM TALK

Dublin trustees wisely opt for stability

Summer vacation has taken on a new sense of peace for Dublin students, parents, teachers and staff. They can be relieved that former Dublin High Principal and Interim...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2019
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TIM TALK

Checking out trends in Pleasanton's city revenues

Reading through the East Bay Economic Development Alliance annual economic report, I was struck by the sales tax report that showed Pleasanton’s taxable sales...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by harshak999, on Jul 8, 2019 at 11:07 pm | 10 comments | 2100 Views
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