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TIM TALK

Re-thinking my view on white privilege and structural racism

I have a confession. Over the past few weeks, I have come to realize just how big my blindspot was when it comes to the lives of Black people, particularly Black...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by Ptown Mom, 13 hours ago | 9 comments | 1122 Views

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San Ramon project receives green seal of approval

It’s notable that the San Francisco-based Greenbelt Alliance has found a project in the Tri-Valley that it favors. It’s been battling against what it views...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by popo, on Jun 30, 2020 at 2:39 pm | 2 comments | 841 Views

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Time to bury the high-speed rail project

Taxpayers may find a silver lining in the upcoming state budget. The Assembly, in a rare bipartisan vote, approved a resolution this month 63-0 calling on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 25, 2020
Last comment by Cory Smith, on Jun 30, 2020 at 2:11 am | 2 comments | 1391 Views

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Gazing into a foggy crystal ball to plan for 2040

Developing a vision for the Tri-Valley in 2040 is a challenging task by definition. Throw in the huge number of unknowns because of COVID-19 and it becomes a real...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Charlie, on Jun 24, 2020 at 10:02 am | 5 comments | 1801 Views

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Time to rethink high school top to bottom

Editor's note: Upon reflection and taking into account other comments, I have changed this headline. School trustees throughout the Tri-Valley and across...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Lillian Turner, on Jun 22, 2020 at 9:16 pm | 10 comments | 2481 Views

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Lessons learned while serving orphans in Uganda

Back in 2000, Mike McCoy of Danville thought he had his retirement planned. The Danville businessman owned a lot in a golf course community about an hour from Squaw...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 1363 Views

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Alameda County and state to deny mayors' request for earlier re-opening

The logical request of the Livermore Valley’s three mayors and Supervisor Scott Haggerty to move ahead with re-opening the economy here earlier than the rest...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by highdiver, on Jun 17, 2020 at 7:31 pm | 6 comments | 4714 Views

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Mirador View offers spotlight on Tri-Valley's innovative economy

If you want an excellent snapshot of the $42 billion Tri-Valley economy, download a copy of 2020 Mirador View that reviews 2019. It's put together by Mirador...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Ptown Mom, on Jun 12, 2020 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 1306 Views

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What shape will the recovery take?

It’s an open question about how quickly the economy recovers from the three-month shutdown and there’s little agreement among economists and pundits. Last...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jun 10, 2020 at 9:02 pm | 3 comments | 1357 Views

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Thankfully the adult in the room takes action

It baffles me to watch looters and vandals tear up businesses in the Bay Area and elsewhere this weekend and see the weak leadership from local mayors. Oakland...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Jason, on Jun 10, 2020 at 4:47 am | 43 comments | 2831 Views

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An optimistic view for East Bay economic recovery

There’s quite a debate about what type of recovery can be expected when the country re-opens. Opinions are all over the map. Last week, Christopher Thornberg...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Cory Smith, on Jun 8, 2020 at 2:09 am | 4 comments | 1465 Views

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Changing subjects for a day--transit insight

Let’s turn from protests, riots and COVID-19 to share another bit of information that I’ve been holding since mid-March when the shutdown hit. Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Oral Roberts, on Jun 7, 2020 at 8:45 pm | 5 comments | 1545 Views

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Thankfully the adult in the room takes action

It baffles me to watch looters and vandals tear up businesses in the Bay Area and elsewhere this weekend and see the weak leadership from local mayors. Oakland...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2020
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Good idea to temporarily close Main Street to expand businesses

Pleasanton Chamber CEO Steve Van Dorn floated an interesting idea this week—temporarily closing Main Street to allow stores and restaurants to expand sidewalk...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Michael Austin, on May 22, 2020 at 4:06 pm | 6 comments | 2040 Views

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Will Stoneridge mall just have one anchor tenant in the future?

Sadly, Pleasanton is witnessing first-hand the dramatic changes in the retail landscape at what used to be its premier regional shopping center, Stoneridge. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Bankrupt , on May 22, 2020 at 8:30 am | 19 comments | 5303 Views

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Some City Council candidates decide it's time to announce

The shutdown shuttered local election campaigns that normally would have been cranking up a couple of months ago. That’s particularly the case in Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Diskman, on May 15, 2020 at 1:42 pm | 2 comments | 1982 Views

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Sacramento legislators are getting serious about an ugly budget

This most unusual May brings with it the requirement that the Legislature and the governor address the budget that must be approved by June 15. The numbers are dauntingly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Mr. Julius, on May 14, 2020 at 8:10 am | 6 comments | 1890 Views

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Farmers' Market reopens Saturday and golfing solo is now OK

Life will never be the same, but there are some steps back toward regular activities this week after the Alameda County Health Dept. modified its earlier order effective...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by TRAFFIC, on May 11, 2020 at 12:08 am | 13 comments | 2708 Views

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Cart restrictions lifted on public golf courses

The re-opening of golf is a welcome change, but there are striking the differences between how private clubs and public courses are doing it. The municipal courses...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Ross , on May 8, 2020 at 9:11 pm | 2 comments | 2425 Views

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Masks or no masks?

Are you getting frustrated or confused by the health experts yet? A recent order from the Bay Area health departments requires covering your face when you are...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by dknute, on May 5, 2020 at 11:53 am | 14 comments | 4804 Views
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