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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 | 2422 Views


UC Berkeley ruling awakens legislators to need for reform

There’s been little question that the California Environmental Quality Act needs to be amended. The well-intentioned act passed the Legislature in 1970 and was...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 8, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 9, 2022 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 1256 Views


State priorities for housing explained by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks

Having started last week’s blogs with Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks of Oakland, I will do the same today with a different focus. A couple of weeks ago, she participated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 1, 2022
Last comment by Lahommed, on Mar 1, 2022 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 1450 Views


California polls are bad news for Feinstein and Harris

It was striking to read how much Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s approval rating has cratered in a recent UC Berkeley Institute of Government poll co-sponsored with the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 24, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Feb 26, 2022 at 6:31 pm | 3 comments | 2485 Views


East Bay Assemblywoman pushes statewide vaccine mandate

Am I missing it that the more “progressive” politicians are, the more likely they are to grab authoritarian powers during the Covid pandemic crisis. Gov....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 22, 2022
Last comment by D, on Feb 22, 2022 at 1:44 pm | 3 comments | 1784 Views


The strange ticket price that celebrated a triumph

I loved to see the seemingly strange ticket price for the celebration of John Madden Monday evening at the Coliseum-- $32.14. My memory went back to the Super...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 17, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Feb 22, 2022 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 1811 Views


Matt Sullivan's answer on when Costco will come to Pleasanton

Former Pleasanton councilman Matt Sullivan checked in by email in answer to the question I posed about when Costco will come to the city. He wrote, “The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 15, 2022
Last comment by Dave, on Feb 17, 2022 at 1:28 pm | 10 comments | 3931 Views


When will Costco be built in Pleasanton?

A regular reader reached out by email to ask when is Pleasanton going to get its Costco. Citizens approved the Costco project on Johnson Drive by a 63% to 37%...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 10, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Feb 11, 2022 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 3527 Views


Tesla and Amazon have large real estate footprint in the valley

Reading one of Hacienda Business Park’s recent newsletters, I was struck by the entry that Tesla had leased 263,713 square feet of warehouse space in the park. ...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2990 Views


Progressive George Soros on a Hoover Institution program?

I will confess my surprise when I received a Hoover Institution email announcing a discussion about China leading up to the Winter Olympics that featured keynote...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Feb 5, 2022 at 8:32 am | 6 comments | 2457 Views


Fialho takes on key role with 3 Valleys Foundation

Retired Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho said he would take a couple of months off after his last day on Nov. 30, but he now has jumped back into the working...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 1, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Feb 2, 2022 at 7:11 pm | 1 comment | 1431 Views


Terrible single-payer health care bill under consideration in Sacramento

In my view there are several awful ideas circulating among the Democrats in Sacramento but among the worse is the stunningly ill-advised single-payer health system. It’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Jan 27, 2022 at 7:28 pm | 4 comments | 3278 Views


If you have a chance, run to see Jeremy Stolle's show

Last December, thinking about an “experience” I could give my bride and our daughter for Christmas, I purchased four tickets to the Jeremy Stolle show at the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 25, 2022
Last comment by marti, on Jan 26, 2022 at 2:05 am | 2 comments | 1477 Views


McNerney hangs it up after eight terms

One-time Pleasanton resident Jerry McNerney announced he is retiring from Congress this week. McNerney won election in 2006, topping Republican incumbent Richard...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Jan 21, 2022 at 6:20 pm | 14 comments | 2480 Views


Funding challenge/opportunity faces many school districts

CalMatters, the non-profit website devoted to covering statewide California news, published a story about school administrators bemoaning a potential loss of funding...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 18, 2022
Last comment by Annoyed Parent, on Jan 19, 2022 at 6:41 pm | 2 comments | 1461 Views


Passing out gifts in Sacramento

California is awash in tax revenues for the second year in a row. That positions Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature to continue to wear their Santa hats and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Jan 15, 2022 at 12:33 am | 10 comments | 2355 Views


Recalling the ups and downs of ValleyCare's 60 years

The Weekly’s cover story last week celebrated the 60 years that ValleyCare Health System has served Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. Reporter Julia Baum laid...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 21, 2021
Last comment by Soila Galindo, on Jan 12, 2022 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 2400 Views


Council members wish busy holidays to senior staff

Just before Christmas, Pleasanton City Council members had lots of their mind after 4 hours of their Dec. 21 meeting. The last item at Pleasanton City Council meetings...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Nida Ayers, on Jan 11, 2022 at 11:23 pm | 1 comment | 1962 Views


What a football weekend

Forgive me for harkening back to my sports writing days. I grew up in journalism writing highs school sports starting in my senior year at Amador Valley High. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by dknute, on Jan 11, 2022 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 1152 Views


All Madden is an insightful look at John Madden's career

If you remember the golden age of the Oakland Raiders when John Madden was coaching the team, find a replay of All Madden that ran Christmas Day on Fox. I recorded...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by Pete, on Jan 8, 2022 at 5:39 pm | 2 comments | 2513 Views
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