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TIM TALK

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. 57314 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 55970 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 | 42656 Views

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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 Sean, on Nov 13, 2014 at 9:31 am | 35 comments | 38429 Views

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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 | 24391 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 | 23643 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 | 20783 Views

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Another bad idea from the air board

If you are looking for a classic case of bureaucratic over-reach, consider the Bay Area air board's latest brain child to forbid the sale of a home with a wood-burning...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Robert , on Mar 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm | 20 comments | 16228 Views

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High-speed rail reality check

Writing in the Saturday Wall Street Journal, Tom Zoellner states that trips of one to three hours are ideal for true high-speed rail. Zoellner adapted his...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on Feb 8, 2014 at 11:23 am | 20 comments | 16147 Views

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Recollections of a leader and a friend

During my years in the newspaper industry, I dealt with many politicians and other leaders. With some, I built lasting relationships. Ken Mercer was one of those...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Garry Senna, on Jan 18, 2014 at 7:18 am | 2 comments | 15031 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 | 12973 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 | 12361 Views

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A very rapid transition for the lab

The surprise of the week, if not the month, was the abrupt resignation of Parney Albright as director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Jimmy Olson, on Nov 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm | 9 comments | 11625 Views

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Bright state revenue forecast obscures major financial issues

California revenues are booming, but so are expenses. Governor Jerry Brown announced earlier this month that the May revision of his January budget proposal would...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by john, on Jun 3, 2014 at 9:03 am | 20 comments | 10974 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 | 10597 Views

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A small sign of progress from the Energy Department

One small sign of rational thought emerged from the Department of Energy last month. Because of the federal ethanol mandates passed by a bipartisan Congress...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by shakawat, on Aug 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm | 4 comments | 10328 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 | 9943 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. 8432 Views

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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 Peter Kluget, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:42 am | 50 comments | 8397 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 | 8178 Views
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More Banks, More Billions, but Bupkes in the Brig. Rinse, repeat. (Part One)
By Tom Cushing | 10 comments | 553 views

Rails to Trails
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 459 views

Mark Twain drinking wine?
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 339 views