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TIM TALK

Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Tuscany Beckons, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 202 Views

TIM TALK

StopWaste strives to stay in business

Updating a February post, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Stopwaste.org) is poised to skirt the spirit of the law and establish a fee for hazardous...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Pedal Power, on Apr 14, 2014 at 9:53 pm | 5 comments | 944 Views

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ValleyCare board chair speaks out

John Sensiba, chairman of the board of ValleyCare Health System, sat down this for an interview about the system and the recent departure of long-time CEO Marcy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Jack, on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:04 am | 13 comments | 8458 Views

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Name the sports park for Ken Mercer

Pleasanton's parks and recreation commission will have the opportunity this week to celebrate the life of a man who gave hugely of his time and talent to help shape...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Dave, on Apr 11, 2014 at 9:15 am | 2 comments | 607 Views

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Taxpayer-funded universal preschool is no panacea

Democrats ranging from President Obama to California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg to progressive New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have all been pushing ahead with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 10, 2014 at 9:38 am | 18 comments | 1852 Views

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Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand

Since it was approved in the 1982, Hacienda Business Park has consistently evolved to accommodate changing market conditions. As General Manager James Paxson told...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 960 Views

TIM TALK

A bad week for state Senators

California state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is having a really bad week. Steinberg took over the leadership five years ago when former leader Don Perata was...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 4, 2014 at 8:16 am | 2 comments | 584 Views

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News and notes

Were you surprised that the Dept. of the Interior and the National Park Service released a survey results that touted the economic benefits of the national...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 2, 2014 at 8:48 am | 24 comments | 1660 Views

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The personal touch

The city of Dublin and BART will come together Monday to honor the city's first mayor, Pete Snyder. Pete moved to Lincoln east of Sacramento a several years...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1270 Views

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More transitions at ValleyCare

Transitions are continuing at ValleyCare where two long-time executives have announced their retirements. Chief Financial Officer Ken Jensen will retire...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Needed Trim, on Mar 21, 2014 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 2836 Views

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Dublin residents face tax renewal

Dublin voters will have the opportunity to extend the parcel tax for schools in a special mail-in election this month. County election officials will mail the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Mar 19, 2014 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 1163 Views

TIM TALK

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. 934 Views

TIM TALK

Governor Jerry advocates fiscal discipline

Governor Jerry Brown has always loved to keep people—friends and foes—off balance and guessing with his approach to politics and governing. During...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Lill Respect, on Mar 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm | 3 comments | 1369 Views

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Location, location, location: a home run for Workday

Serial software entrepreneur Dave Duffield lives in Alamo and has headquartered two of his successful businesses in Pleasanton. The latest is Workday, which has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on Mar 5, 2014 at 8:00 am | 4 comments | 1942 Views

TIM TALK

Two lives well lived

Two deaths reported in the last couple of weeks touched me deeply. It's one of those times in the seasons of life moments when memorial services and funerals...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Matthew D. VHS '99, on Mar 4, 2014 at 10:14 am | 1 comment | 1309 Views

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Fourth of July fireworks return to the county fair

The news differs for fireworks on the Fourth of July depending upon where you live. The San Ramon parks and recreation commission put a firm kibosh on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Frank Lynn, on Feb 27, 2014 at 5:17 pm | 1 comment | 1325 Views

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Following up on ValleyCare directors' compensation

Following up on ValleyCare and its board of directors—the federal 990 tax forms showed income for the volunteer directors starting in 2010. The board has served...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by cost concerned livermore resident, on Feb 27, 2014 at 12:07 am | 1 comment | 2585 Views

TIM TALK

Huge financial challenges surround the Bankhead Theater

David Hyslop certainly has his work cut out. Hyslop joined the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center recently after Ted Giatas departed after just two...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Feb 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm | 2 comments | 1336 Views

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Trash board reaching for your wallet

In case you haven't noticed, the StopWaste bureaucrats in Alameda County are working at picking your pocket again as they strive to stay in business. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by mooseturd, on Feb 13, 2014 at 9:25 am | 2 comments | 4187 Views

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John Muir-San Ramon hospitals invade ValleyCare's home turf

The announcement this week that the John Muir Medical Systems-San Ramon Regional Hospital joint venture has purchased an office building in Pleasanton further...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Feb 10, 2014 at 8:32 am | 9 comments | 2921 Views
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The Gay Rights Movement Coming of Age
By Tom Cushing | 25 comments | 1,105 views

Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 960 views

A Norman Rockwell Town
By Roz Rogoff | 6 comments | 862 views