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TIM TALK

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 | 13476 Views

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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. 12782 Views

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Two men with competing visions

During my career as a daily journalist in the Livermore Valley, I have chronicled and commented on politics. Two major players—with greatly differing perspectives,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Thoughts, on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:00 am | 4 comments | 18320 Views

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Where are vineyards in the Las Positas Valley?

It is interesting one comment equates the Las Positas Valley with the South Livermore Valley. The tradeoff in the South Valley—more than 2,000 units of housing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 9, 2012
There are no comments yet. 11301 Views

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School trustees facing decisions based on educated guesses

Pleasanton school trustees and senior staff members are starting to wrestle with a most challenging budget for the upcoming fiscal year. It amounts to educating...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 2, 2012 at 8:21 am | 1 comment | 11254 Views

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Key decision pits BART to Livermore against transit subsidies

Extending and doubling the sales tax for transportation in Alameda County will face one of its key decisions this afternoon when the county transportation commission...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 26, 2012
There are no comments yet. 11619 Views

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Affordable housing is good for Pleasanton

Now that the Pleasanton City Council has rezoned land for affordable housing in response to a successful law suit by Urban Habitat and then-state Attorney General...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm | 6 comments | 10841 Views

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Life lessons on the golf course

I had the privilege of attending the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am media day Tuesday and playing the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Golfers—if you ever...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2012
Last comment by LMAO, on Jan 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm | 2 comments | 14240 Views

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Cleaning up redevelopment

Pleasanton and Dublin officials are probably resting easier today than their counterparts in Livermore, Danville and San Ramon. The latter three all are faced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 16, 2012
There are no comments yet. 10605 Views

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California's nanny state

The nanny state of California continues to expand government's reach into our lives. Gov. Brown showed some common sense with vetoes last fall on over-reaching...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 12, 2012
There are no comments yet. 9874 Views

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The governor's dice roll

Gov. Brown's budget popped up six days early on the Dept. of Finance web site last week so the bad news broke early as officials scrambled to brief the media after...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by GX, on Jan 10, 2012 at 6:28 am | 1 comment | 9875 Views

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Pivotal Pleasanton election in 2012

Happy New Year. Long after I posted the Tuesday's blog, I realized that I'd jumped right into commentary without saying properly saying hello. That written, 2012...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments | 11720 Views

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Permanent transportation tax should be rejected

Alameda County elected officials and transportation advocates have been negotiating the projects to be included when they ask voters to extend the county's half-cent...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 2, 2012
Last comment by GX, on Jan 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm | 2 comments | 11193 Views

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High-tech solution for snoring

As one of many middle-aged men who wrestle with sleep apnea, I was flat out impressed to see the Iphone app that my friend Jim Knudsen, a fellow suffer, shared...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 29, 2012
There are no comments yet. 11247 Views

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The right call on the Eastside plan

Four members of the Pleasanton City Council made the right call last week when they decided to continue planning what should happen on the east side of the community. Senior...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 9996 Views

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Barbara Mertes served students well for decades

Las Positas College and its parent district lost the services of long-time trustee and retired dean Barbara Mertes this week when the board accepted her resignation. She...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 23, 2014
There are no comments yet. 9144 Views

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Trustees talking new calendar again

New Pleasanton school trustee Mark Miller will have the opportunity to change the direction of the board tonight when trustees face two key actions. The one that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 13, 2015
There are no comments yet. 8763 Views

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Expensive legislation pending in Sacramento

The Democrats in the state Legislature are preparing to double down on some very expensive programs. Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 8158 Views

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Legislature debates spending tax windfall

It takes a real political insider with a commitment to dig down into the weeds to follow some of the machinations in Sacramento, Washington D.C. and with various...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 7577 Views

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Wise shift by Summerhill

The decision by Summerhill Homes to switch its planned apartment complex to for-sale condominiums is good news. Pleasanton needs more variety of housing options...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2015
There are no comments yet. 8037 Views
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