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TIM TALK

Zone 7 water rate increase sparks protest

The Pleasanton City Council got quite an earful from three residents last week on a consent calendar item that was favorable to residents’ wallets. Three...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 13, 2016
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Swalwell appointed to key Democrat committee role

Pleasanton’s Congressman Eric Swalwell demonstrates the adage that you become like the people you hang around. During his first term he connected with San...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 15, 2016
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This is perfect week to be away

When my wife was teaching at Amador Valley High, this was my favorite Christmas holiday schedule. Work right up until Christmas and then have the entire week after...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 3, 2017
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ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store

ValleyCare shuttered its decades-old thrift store operation in December because it was costing the hospital about $200,000 per year to operate the all-volunteer...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2017
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A year of change at important non-profits

The last year has seen major transitions in a few key Tri-Valley non-profits. The latest two were Senior Support of the Tri-Valley and Open Heart Kitchen. At Senior...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 26, 2017
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The state water board missed the mark

The state water board has egg—or should I say mud—all over its collective face. Earlier this month, board members refused to lift the drought restrictions...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 21, 2017
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An estate for dog lovers

Very wealthy lovers of dogs have the opportunity to purchase an amazing dog-friendly Alamo estate and help other dogs as well. Workday founder Dave Duffield, a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 23, 2017
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Frustrated local officials push BART

Mayor Jerry Thorne and other Tri-Valley elected officials have grown increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of BART’s efforts to extend lines to Livermore. As...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 16, 2017
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A different perspective on Spotorno Ranch development

After my recent column on the development proposal for the Spotorno Ranch near the Callippe Preserve Golf Course, I had the opportunity visit with a couple of people. Speaking...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 18, 2017
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Tri-Valley cities rank high in poll

San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson touted a recent report by the web site “smartasset” that ranked San Ramon as the best city to live in in California. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 20, 2017
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Challenges for retailers are reflected in Pleasanton's revenues

Pleasanton officials are starting to sound the alarm about the effects of online shopping plus regional competition on the city’s sales tax revenue. Mayor...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 29, 2017
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Miserable Mondays

What to make out of the last two Mondays. We wake up a week ago to a massacre in Las Vegas with a demented gunman mowing down hundreds of people from a luxury hotel...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 10, 2017
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Dr. Bill laid great foundation for Pleasanton schools

Pleasanton lost an educational leader who played a key role in shaping the unified school district that is celebrated today when Dr. Bill James passed away earlier...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Oct. 24, 2017
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Pushing for a second Costco vote

I guess you have to give the foes of Costco in Pleasanton credit—they do not give up. After losing nearly 2-to-1 in a public vote last November, former City...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 30, 2017
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Shepherd's Gate welcomes its second CEO who was called out of tech

When Carol Patterson joined Shepherd’s Gate as its CEO in January, it marked the second time God has called a person with a tech background into ministry to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 30, 2018
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Livermore and Pleasanton hit home runs on their border

The cities of Livermore and Pleasanton have hit economic home runs with the retail developments on their border along Interstate 580. That stands in sharp contrast...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 1, 2018
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Newspapers arguing for prior restraint.

Is it just the height of irony that as the movie, The Post, plays at theaters across the country, The Post editorializes in favor of prior restraint. Yes, the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 6, 2018
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"More Good Mary" is blessed in Pleasanton

I checked in with Mary Latham (More Good Today) over breakfast downtown on Saturday as she was starting her third day in Pleasanton. She was featured in an article...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 3, 2018
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Innovation flourishing in Tri-Valley

Attending the third annual Game Changer Awards at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, I was struck by the amazing diversity of business enterprises in the Tri-Valley. Presenti...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 12, 2018
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Local venture capital fund set to close its funding round

The closing of the Tri-Valley’s first home-grown venture capital fund is imminent. Tri-Valley Ventures, founded by six partners including Greg Hitchan and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 19, 2018
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