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TIM TALK

Pleasanton reacts to pandemic by offering previously unimaginable services

Local government leaders have been working in uncharted territory since the governor locked down the state in March. Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by Another fact checker, on Nov 22, 2020 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 6687 Views

TIM TALK

Projecting 20 years ahead in these days

Jeff Bellisario of the Bay Area Economic Institute had it right last month when he started off a workshop on future Tri-Valley workforce needs by observing that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Projecting 20 years ahead in these days, on Nov 20, 2020 at 3:31 am | 1 comment | 1925 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

“It is what it is.”

Are you surprised at the President’s intransigence? Worried? Why? The nation has had a sustained immersion course in the public behaviors of the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by American, on Nov 18, 2020 at 4:34 pm | 45 comments | 3261 Views

TIM TALK

Wise decision by school trustees to halt new school at Donlon

Pleasanton school trustees have taken a wise step to put the new school on the Donlon Elementary campus on hold. It was just a month ago that it appeared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2020
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TIM TALK

Wise decision by school trustees to halt new school at Donlon

Pleasanton school trustees have taken a wise step to put the new school on the Donlon Elementary campus on hold. It was just a month ago that it appeared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2020
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TIM TALK

Big change in council majority for Pleasanton

Housing policy in Pleasanton likely will shift when Karla Brown is sworn in as mayor next month. Councilwoman Brown easily defeated Councilman Jerry Pentin and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by factchecker, on Nov 15, 2020 at 9:57 am | 8 comments | 3353 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 | 3166 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 3331 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton Garbage Service permanently closes Buy Back Center

As garbage bags of recyclable aluminum cans and plastic bottles pile up in my garage, I have been monitoring the Pleasanton Garbage Service website to see when the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by James Michael, on Nov 10, 2020 at 8:13 am | 8 comments | 4825 Views

TIM TALK

CalTrans explains its rationale for unnecessary ramp metering

One thing you can count on in October during election years is groundbreaking or ribbon cutting ceremonies. So, it was last week that transportation officials...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by Grumpy, on Nov 4, 2020 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 2489 Views

TIM TALK

Sales tax increases head for November ballot

Last week, supervisors in Alameda and Contra Costa counties decided to give the public a choice about whether to raise taxes. Both boards, with only Danville...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by angela angie, on Oct 30, 2020 at 2:55 am | 9 comments | 10280 Views

TIM TALK

Setting the record straight on NDB, Inc. of Pleasanton

I need to set the record straight on NDB, Inc., the Pleasanton-based company that I wrote about in September. The company announced proof of concept for its revolutionary...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Oct 26, 2020 at 8:25 pm | 8 comments | 2964 Views

TIM TALK

49er owner Jed York pours millions into Santa Clara council race

Voting already has started for the Nov. 3 general election, but that hasn’t slowed the flood of political spending. Hundreds of millions are being spent...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Rodger, on Oct 26, 2020 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 2312 Views

TIM TALK

COVID-19 shutters movie theater chain

The COVID-19 challenge continues to reverberate in the economy. Last week, the Disney Co. announced it was laying off 28,000 employees, partially because California,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by Linda, on Oct 24, 2020 at 8:35 am | 3 comments | 2612 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 | 3877 Views

TIM TALK

Bay Area United Way issues its political recommendations

Amid the flood of campaign emails and postcards in the mail, I was struck by a voting guide issued by the United Way Bay Area. The nonprofit group covers the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 19, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 6 comments | 2429 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

NO on PROP 22: NObody rides for free – Not even Billionaires

November’s Prop 22, the most deep-pocketed Proposition in California’s rich referendum history (with a war chest of $184 million on the ‘yes’...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Oct 17, 2020 at 8:02 pm | 25 comments | 7295 Views

TIM TALK

10x Genomics acquires two companies to broaden its product line

Pleasanton can celebrate several life science companies for their rapid growth in a critical sector for people on this earth. When I interviewed the CEO of one...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 17, 2020 at 8:21 am | 1 comment | 2696 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Trump Paid $750 in Taxes

At our house, we believe that black lives matter. We believe it’s time to end racism and sexism. We believe that all people matter and it’s time to end...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 8, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments | 6971 Views

TIM TALK

Regional housing goal numbers likely will soar in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton City Council received a preview of what likely will be daunting regional housing goals for the cycle that starts in 2023 in a meeting last month....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 1, 2020
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