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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 | 16625 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 | 26572 Views

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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 | 5544 Views

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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 | 8025 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 | 21815 Views

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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 | 4873 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 | 47790 Views

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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 | 4127 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 | 55160 Views

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More changes coming to ValleyCare

Sitting down for the first time with new ValleyCare CEO Scott Gregerson why the board liked him become very clear. Very intelligent; very high energy and clear...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by John, on May 7, 2014 at 9:05 am | 19 comments | 14408 Views

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Making headlines for the wrong reason

The Livermore Valley’s congressional representative Eric Swalwell has found himself in the news for all the wrong reasons this month. An Axios investigative...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2020
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 24, 2020 at 8:33 am | 19 comments | 5317 Views

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Such a different holiday season, the reason for the season remains the same

Today is Christmas Eve and, like Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day tomorrow, likely it will be strikingly different than any other. Traditional activities, including...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 31, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 19 comments | 4360 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 Jun 5, 2017 at 5:56 am | 19 comments | 21785 Views

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Pleasanton's water use matches Las Vegas

Pleasanton water department staffers have received lots of feedback—that's greatly understating it—since the City Council established the policy that every...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Tom F WISHES he was up here in the Wood!, on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:53 am | 19 comments | 14784 Views

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Changing demographics in Pleasanton

Pleasanton school trustees heard an interesting update on the ethnicity of the district schools from Kevin Johnson, the senior director of pupil services. Johnson’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Mindy, on Nov 10, 2015 at 8:50 am | 19 comments | 16304 Views

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Kate's murder has Pleasanton in national news

Pleasanton has been in the national news since Kate Steinle was murdered on a San Francisco pier while she walked with her dad, Jim. As some commenters on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Jul 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm | 19 comments | 13070 Views

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Will Stoneridge mall just have one anchor tenant in the future?

Sadly, Pleasanton is witnessing first-hand the dramatic changes in the retail landscape at what used to be its premier regional shopping center, Stoneridge. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Bankrupt , on May 22, 2020 at 8:30 am | 19 comments | 14274 Views

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Is the lockdown really the best policy?

A friend of mine who works as a campus supervisor at a Pleasanton middle school is back on campus proctoring a group of four students as part of the district’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by Linda, on Nov 10, 2020 at 8:36 am | 19 comments | 5697 Views

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Pleasanton elementary students should be back in school now

Young elementary students in the San Ramon Valley started attending in-person classes Wednesday, returning to the classroom for the first time in about 11 months...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 17, 2021 at 9:02 pm | 18 comments | 5652 Views

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Challenges with potential Costco site in Pleasanton

I will readily admit that I am somewhat confused by the Pleasanton Weekly’s reports of Costco signing a letter of intent to buy the 40-acre former Clorox site...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by gerald3, on Apr 3, 2016 at 2:31 pm | 18 comments | 14070 Views
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