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TIM TALK

Obamacare is rotten at its core

Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Barry, on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:38 am | 32 comments | 31866 Views

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BART contract still needs work

The BART strike finally has ended and pundits—including yours truly—are asking who won. That still will be a matter of debate, but it's no question...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm | 20 comments | 24137 Views

TIM TALK

News and notes

As Election Day dawns, the intensity of the various campaigns peaks and the auto-dial calls accelerate. Hurray for answering machines. Another sign of the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by cy, on Jun 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm | 5 comments | 23041 Views

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Barry Taylor: a big heart and a big loss

The sudden death last weekend of Taylor Family Foundation founder and President Barry Taylor sadly serves as a reminder of just how precious every day is. Barry,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by DawnMarie Kotsonis, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 7 comments | 17445 Views

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Mission creeping for Bay Area air board

When discussing the Alameda County StopWaste government organization, I mentioned "mission creep" taking place when the organization has succeeded in its basic mission...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am | 26 comments | 11853 Views

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Big theater still looms in Livermore

Livermore residents as well as people throughout the valley probably took little notice of the actions in July by the successor agency to the city's redevelopment...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Sep 29, 2012 at 6:13 am | 10 comments | 11774 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 Lucy, on Apr 23, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 14 comments | 9596 Views

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Karin Mohr's legacy

Former Pleasanton City Council woman Karin Mohr died Monday after falling from a ladder while cleaning the rain gutters at her home last week. Her untimely death...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Nov 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm | 4 comments | 8411 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 | 7279 Views

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Green is keeping his options open

You've got to give Union City Mayor Mark Green credit for covering his bets. Green is one of five candidates running for the 20th Assembly District. Judging...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Leftist Activist, on May 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm | 5 comments | 6979 Views

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Tuesday thoughts

The memorial service for former Mayor Ken Mercer drew more than 500 people to a standing-room-only event at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Political colleagues...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm | 18 comments | 6972 Views

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Masud Mehran's legacy

Masud Mehran, one of the builders who transformed both Livermore and San Ramon, died last month at the age of 93. He founded Sunset Development in 1951 and started...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 6862 Views

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Personal opinion takes precedence over duty

Pardon me, but this 4th of July missive will be substantive instead of celebratory. The U.S. Supreme Court issued several significant rulings in the final two...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 4, 2013
Last comment by Ben J., on Jul 10, 2013 at 10:38 am | 8 comments | 6669 Views

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Debating celebrations grown too large

Last week, the San Ramon City Council continued a month-long discussion about how to handle its traditional Fourth of July fireworks. Since 1985, two years after...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm | 3 comments | 6663 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. 6520 Views

TIM TALK

The new primary dynamic

The open primary that is just about five weeks away has created a new dynamic. The new approach means that all voters will receive the same ballot and can...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by PartyParty, on May 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm | 4 comments | 6513 Views

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Big plans for the east side

A unanimous City Council last week approved moving ahead on environmental studies for East Side Specific Plan that covers about 1,000 acres. The environmental...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm | 6 comments | 6308 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 | 5808 Views

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Two quality initiatives moving forward

In a three-hour meeting Tuesday, a unanimous Pleasanton City Council moved ahead two important plans for the city. It continued a 10-year odyssey when it unanimously...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Hannanahmad, on Dec 21, 2013 at 5:09 am | 4 comments | 5773 Views

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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 | 5660 Views
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 34 comments | 1,149 views

Political posturing about water
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 835 views

Backpacked with care is back
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 524 views