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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can we build enough clean, affordable power on time?

Last week’s blog post had an overview of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 5, 2021
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Feb 11, 2022 at 8:07 am | 21 comments | 11613 Views

TIM TALK

Hayward NAACP officials threaten blog posters

The lame-duck Pleasanton school board took action on two key actions and heard disturbing comments from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Nov 22, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 21 comments | 17189 Views

TIM TALK

Heated battle likely over climate change legislation

The battle in Sacramento likely will be heated over Senate Bill 350, the very aggressive climate change bill being pushed by Senate leader Kevin de Leon and Governor...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Sep 9, 2015 at 4:29 pm | 21 comments | 10889 Views

TIM TALK

Supreme Court finally upholds religious freedom

Churches have been singled out by public health officials and Gov. Gavin Newsom for particularly unconstitutional treatment during the pandemic lockdowns. Fortunately,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Dec 14, 2020 at 1:26 pm | 21 comments | 5301 Views

TIM TALK

Considering reparations for Black people

Reparations for Black Americans has been in the headlines recently. The Legislature passed a bill to establish a commission on reparations that Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm | 21 comments | 5932 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What does it mean to be a "realist" about climate?

I recently tuned into a city discussion about reducing local emissions. Senior Resource Planner Jonathan Abendschein was giving a progress update on his team’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 14, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 21, 2021 at 1:01 pm | 21 comments | 11888 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Gun violence shatters sense of safety

The sense of safety is as fragile as glass. I realized this when I made a trip to Stoneridge Mall recently, by myself, at dusk. As I parked, I thought of all...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Aug 6, 2022 at 8:29 pm | 21 comments | 3354 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Easy Emissions Win

The media had some excellent coverage of climate change this past week. I hope you were able to read some of it. Among my favorites...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 29, 2019 at 8:27 am | 20 comments | 13445 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 20, 2022 at 2:04 pm | 20 comments | 14688 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 54895 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 26343 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 21593 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 47435 Views

TIM TALK

Responding to a comment

In response to Dim's post, "Tim, when you claim that the Right to Die bill removes God from the equation for people of faith, what do you mean? That it prevents...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by Neiik , on Feb 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 20 comments | 11772 Views

TIM TALK

A bad decision haunts East Dublin

East Dublin parents and members of both the Dublin school board and the Dublin City Council are wrestling with the effects of a decision made more than a decade...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2016
Last comment by Shane, on Sep 2, 2016 at 12:51 am | 20 comments | 16157 Views

TIM TALK

High-speed rail folly should end now

Two knowledgable long-time critics of California’s high-speed rail authority came to Sacramento this month with a detailed report that demonstrates the fallacy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 29, 2019
Last comment by Paterson Moving, on Mar 13, 2019 at 6:40 am | 20 comments | 7570 Views

TIM TALK

Rolling blackouts in the world's 5th largest economy

Is anyone besides me quite irritated that California is having rolling blackouts for the first time in 20 years. The California Independent System Operator ordered...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by JamesConnaly, on Nov 11, 2020 at 11:49 pm | 20 comments | 5225 Views

TIM TALK

Red flags raised about school district race consultant

I must confess warning bells went off when I read about the Pleasanton school district decision to contract with a consultant to “identify and address equity gaps...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by Rosie, on May 4, 2021 at 9:36 am | 20 comments | 3863 Views

TIM TALK

Tough negotiations for teachers and management in Pleasanton

Public school districts are trying to walk a fine line this school year. Thanks to the state funding formula locked in by Proposition 98, districts are awash with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 2, 2021
Last comment by Kathleen+Ruegsegger, on Nov 4, 2021 at 12:49 pm | 20 comments | 4591 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More About University of California-Merced

Located near Yosemite National Park in the San Joaquin Valley, two hours from San Francisco, UC-Merced is the smallest and newest campus in the University of California...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by jamie anderson, on Mar 21, 2020 at 1:54 am | 20 comments | 10106 Views
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