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TIM TALK

Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians

Many years ago, while traveling, we identified two places that we might consider moving to: Healdsburg in the Sonoma County wine country and Central Oregon—Bend,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by have lived in WA, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 443 Views

TIM TALK

A great Leap Day idea moves forward

It is remarkable to witness the progress of Sunflower Hill has made toward its goal of providing long-term housing solutions for adults with special needs. Swapping...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Silver House, 7 hours ago | 5 comments | 2580 Views

TIM TALK

16th Assembly race has familiar elements with a new twist

The campaign for the 16th Assembly district has gotten a lot more interesting since former Pleasanton City Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio declared she will run...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by JamesDub, 9 hours ago | 8 comments | 6401 Views

THE OBSERVER

410 Gregg Place for Sale

If anyone has been to a City Council meeting in the last 10 years, the address

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by JamesMow, 15 hours ago |
11 comments | 8879 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Prop 46: Two Bridges Too Far

The insider's view of Prop writing must present a tantalizing panorama of options. There has to be a temptation to glom several, directionally-related concepts...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Robert James, 18 hours ago | 22 comments | 8272 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

College-level Math 1, Electoral edition

As the campaigns take shape in late September and the so-called "low-interest" voters (who may decide the outcome – what a comfort that is!) finally tune-in...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by JamesDub, on Sep 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 7 comments | 11699 Views

TIM TALK

Job growth is driving housing prices

Tuesday's post about the 11,000-unit River Islands in Lathrop reflects the long term view that homebuilders and developers are taking when it comes to job growth...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by JohnDub, on Sep 19, 2017 at 5:14 am | 7 comments | 7140 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sandia’s new portable detector keeping public safe from radiation

Given the numerous toxic and possibly radioactive sites now contaminating Houston and its flooded communities, rescuers can now turn to a newly-developed tool called...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Sep. 5, 2017
Last comment by wattsam jassy , on Sep 19, 2017 at 4:52 am | 3 comments | 453 Views

TIM TALK

Baker's bipartisan bill to push BART-ACE connection is moving ahead

Momentum is building in the Legislature for a bill co-authored by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) that would formally establish a Tri-Valley-San Joaquin...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by sidd, on Sep 19, 2017 at 1:32 am | 7 comments | 1739 Views

TIM TALK

Time to defeat a bad bill on bridge tolls

It’s unusual to see a federal official weigh in on actions being taken in Sacramento, but Congressman Mark DeSaulnier felt compelled to do exactly that as the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Sep 18, 2017 at 3:26 pm | 7 comments | 569 Views

THE OBSERVER

Thank you for the Pat Down

Last January I visited my mother in Maine for her 100th birthday. On my return home to California, I was given a very thorough pat down before boarding the plane...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Lena, on Sep 18, 2017 at 12:09 am | 16 comments | 4376 Views

TIM TALK

Hurricanes and drought touch home

One of the great blessings of my life has been getting to know people in Kenya and Swaziland through my mission work with Heart for Africa. And through connections...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 17, 2017 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | 395 Views

TIM TALK

Canceling the festival was the right decision

Good call by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association to cancel its 36th annual Harvest Wine Celebration Sunday and Monday because of the extreme heat. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 5, 2017
Last comment by bittu, on Sep 17, 2017 at 7:18 am | 1 comment | 573 Views

AROUND TOWN

How to cut the cost of elective medical expenses

Whether it's a matter of comfort, appearance or safety, there are many medical procedures that you may want or need, but your health insurance won't cover, according...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jun. 20, 2017
Last comment by forbrukeretaten.no, on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:16 am | 2 comments | 847 Views

TIM TALK

Cutting down on cut-through traffic

After its staff worked with the neighborhood, the Pleasanton City Council will have the opportunity to use traffic calming methods to divert cut-through traffic...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 1, 2017
Last comment by chaturbate token generator, on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:52 am | 3 comments | 1136 Views

AROUND TOWN

Despite a depressed market, here's a Realtor who can laugh it off

In the current depressed real estate market, it's good to have Realtor friends who are nevertheless upbeat and humorous. I've known Hometown GMAC Realtor Pat...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by adss30.com, on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:06 am | 3 comments | 5665 Views

AROUND TOWN

State housing push revives need for East Side planning

Two years ago, the City Council halted the planning of development on Pleasanton's largely empty 400-acre East Side. Given the state's current determination to force...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by Missing Comments?, on Sep 14, 2017 at 6:40 am | 3 comments | 418 Views

THE OBSERVER

Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law

Congressman Eric Swalwell's bill to name the Dublin Post Office after Jim Kohnen was signed into law on August 8, 2014 by President Obama. Here's a link to

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by MikeGaf, on Sep 13, 2017 at 11:16 am |
7 comments | 8635 Views

TIM TALK

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 Yelena Hopper, on Sep 13, 2017 at 5:17 am | 11 comments | 14059 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Public Ivy Schools for 2015--Going By the ?Virginia Rule?

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides college, transfer and graduate school applicants through the complex world of admission. Elizabeth helps students identify majors...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Marina, on Sep 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm | 8 comments | 10300 Views
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Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 443 views