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TIM TALK

A wise perspective on the tragic shootings

Frankly, I was shocked to awaken Sunday morning and learn of a second mass shooting within 13 hours. The sadly predictable rhetoric and commentary followed by the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2019
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 14, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 18 comments | 7645 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 | 67975 Views

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Driving your car is the official recommendation--so much for transit

The KTVU Morning News showed a telling picture early Friday morning. There was a 15-minute backup at the Bay Bridge—on a July Friday within a week of July 4th....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by Kevin Please, on Jul 21, 2020 at 7:12 pm | 17 comments | 5178 Views

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Schools days are roaring upon us

Pleasanton parents and students alike are counting down the final days of summer this week. School opens next Monday, earliest opening day in memory. Of course,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 8, 2017
Last comment by sabir, on Aug 29, 2017 at 10:41 am | 17 comments | 8245 Views

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Rep. Ro Khanna wants to require all businesses to pay $15 per hour

The callous actions of President Joe Biden and other leading Democrats is mind-blowing. When the president cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline by executive order...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 25, 2021
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Feb 27, 2021 at 7:49 pm | 17 comments | 4477 Views

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More silliness from San Francisco

Fortunately, San Francisco Mayor London Breed is acting like the adult in the room., After the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed new descriptions for felons,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 4, 2019 at 11:24 am | 17 comments | 6444 Views

TIM TALK

Putting a face on Ukraine

The war in Ukraine took on a human face for me this week. I’ve been horrified by what I’ve seen and read, but it became personal. We live in a very...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 3, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Mar 11, 2022 at 9:21 am | 16 comments | 4824 Views

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Solving a big problem in the basement on 2nd Street in Livermore

Three years ago Tom Olenic and George Farquar set out to use cutting-edge technology to solve a vexing problem for employers and law enforcement -- how to efficiently...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by lomixgropijdih, on Aug 6, 2020 at 3:59 am | 16 comments | 6191 Views

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Veeva Systems aligns its values with its corporate structure

Pleasanton-based Veeva Systems completed a groundbreaking corporate amendment to formally align its values and its corporate structure earlier this month. Previously...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Senor Citizen, on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:41 am | 16 comments | 7313 Views

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City Council's misguided view of police "oversight"

There’s a serious misunderstanding of what role City Council members should have in dealing with the police department. Last week, the council heard a biannual...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 30, 2022 at 10:54 pm | 16 comments | 2739 Views

TIM TALK

Fighting to wipe out changing our clocks

Fremont Assemblyman Kansen Chu is fighting the good fight when it comes to the absurd practice changing clocks twice a year. Last year, the retired IBM employee,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 15, 2018
Last comment by joe root, on May 7, 2018 at 11:31 pm | 16 comments | 7841 Views

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Huge Concord project blows up over union labor agreement

With COVID-19 dominating the news cycle, it was easy to miss a very significant story out of Concord last month. The Concord City Council, in a 3-2 vote, ended...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:09 am | 16 comments | 10019 Views

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Now is the time to fully reopen Pleasanton schools

Pleasanton students went back into the public schools last week in a hybrid program that has two days of in-person instruction and three days of online instruction. Parents...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 30, 2021
Last comment by DKHSK, on Apr 8, 2021 at 7:50 am | 16 comments | 3924 Views

TIM TALK

Major change due to higher education

With the costs of higher education soaring faster than health insurance costs, look for disruptive changes across the higher education establishment. Many will...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by lovivivi03, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:51 pm | 15 comments | 15426 Views

TIM TALK

Campaign spin

When it comes to misleading campaigns, the No on K folks in Pleasanton are certainly a pace-setter. This is the crew of folks in a neighborhood directly affected...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by BobB, on May 14, 2016 at 10:13 am | 15 comments | 11278 Views

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Congressman Swalwell votes No on Kate's law

Pleasanton resident Michael Austin asked Congressmen Eric Swalwell in an email why he voted no on Kate's Law. Michael posted Swalwell's response on Town Square,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by PleasantonTaxpayer, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:34 pm | 15 comments | 13431 Views

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Livermore trustees demonstrating wisdom

Congratulations to the Livermore school trustees for not taking the bait and jumping into the immigration battles. Unlike Pleasanton and Dublin trustees, who heeded...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 23, 2017
Last comment by uan status, on Jul 31, 2017 at 10:44 pm | 15 comments | 10244 Views

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More craziness in Sacramento

The California Senate has rushed into uncharted waters with stunning and irresponsible haste last week. The Senate, on a largely party line vote, passed unprecedented...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 6, 2017
Last comment by HarogeaK, on Sep 26, 2017 at 6:25 pm | 15 comments | 8946 Views

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Political correctness and academic runs amuck with ethnic studies curriculum

Cooler and wiser heads seem to be prevailing in the justified controversy over the new California ethnic studies curriculum. The Legislature passed a measure...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 22, 2019
Last comment by DKHSK, on Aug 28, 2019 at 5:06 am | 15 comments | 7605 Views

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Former Mayor Ken Mercer dies at 71

Kenneth R. Mercer, Pleasanton's first directly elected mayor, died early this morning at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton. He was 71. Mercer served on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Aarontog, on Sep 1, 2017 at 9:18 am | 15 comments | 17577 Views
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