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TIM TALK

Gov. Newsom ignores dismal economic trends in California

Gov. Gavin Newsom spent much of the summer traveling around the state to announce big spending plans for the state’s $100 billion year-over-year budget surplus. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Aug 10, 2021 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 283 Views

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Poor downtown zoning decision should be reversed

Contrasting zoning debates offers insights into priorities for community leaders. Consider that Berkeley, AKA the People’s Republic of Berzerkley, is moving...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 5, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Aug 9, 2021 at 9:37 am | 1 comment | 1615 Views

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Newsom recall polls now are within the margin of error

California Democrat party leaders thought they were enhancing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s chances to beat the recall when they passed special legislation and then...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm+Hex, on Aug 8, 2021 at 10:01 am | 8 comments | 3002 Views

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The redwood plan for Ken Mercer Sports Park

After writing about coastal redwoods and recycled water last week a reader emailed some questions so I reached out to City Manager Nelson Fialho for additional...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by Carol Withers, on Aug 2, 2021 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 3680 Views

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Startup Tri-Valley launches to enhance innovation ecosystem here

The Tri-Valley’s innovation culture took another major step forward when the two national labs and four cities announced the launch of Startup Tri-Valley....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Jul 27, 2021 at 11:31 am | 2 comments | 3380 Views

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Downtown concerts in the park in the fall?

Enjoying dinner downtown twice in the last week I can attest that restaurateurs are enjoying serving their customers again—inside and outside. The weekend...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 8, 2021
Last comment by John, on Jul 23, 2021 at 6:05 pm | 4 comments | 3981 Views

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City Council will consider getting Main Street back to normal tonight

The City Council tonight will consider several changes to activities that became common during the pandemic as it meets in person for the first time since March...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Guillermo M., on Jul 21, 2021 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 2145 Views

TIM TALK

Museum on Main pivots to virtual and grows

When Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide lockdown of California March 17, 2020, nobody could imagine what lay ahead. For Museum on Main Executive Director Jim...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 15, 2021
Last comment by Sean, on Jul 15, 2021 at 7:35 pm | 2 comments | 2450 Views

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Innovation Tri-Valley releases its 2040 Vision

The Tri-Valley has enviable strengths now, but it will take a sustained effort and strong vision to maintain and enhance them by 2040. The Innovation Tri-Valley...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 15, 2021
Last comment by James Moore, on Jul 14, 2021 at 5:56 am | 2 comments | 3275 Views

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There's lot of love about the month of July

July has been a favorite month of mine for decades. It’s the one month a year when my bride, a school teacher for 35 years, did not have school on her mind. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 6, 2021
Last comment by THOMAS D COLEMAN, on Jul 7, 2021 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 2376 Views

TIM TALK

Teen Esteem's reach soared during pandemic

The pandemic and the lockdowns—to say nothing of the closing of schools—forced most organizations to pivot and figure out new ways to deliver their services....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2366 Views

TIM TALK

Sacramento makes a deal on spending the gusher of cash

Thanks to a generous and unnecessary influx of borrowed federal money, the question for Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature is how to spend more than $262 billion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2021
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TIM TALK

Sacramento makes a deal on spending the gusher of cash

Thanks to a generous and unnecessary influx of borrowed federal money, the question for Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature is how to spend more than $262 billion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2390 Views

TIM TALK

Economist says U.S. economy will fully recover this month

Christopher Thornberg presented his annual economic update to the East Bay Economic Development Alliance Wednesday and stressed how different the pandemic-induced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 24, 2021
Last comment by Lahommed, on Jun 24, 2021 at 1:05 pm | 2 comments | 2974 Views

TIM TALK

Custom license plates to fund mental health services for students

Teen-aged girls suffered mightily during the government-imposed shutdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19. A study released earlier this month showed that emergency...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Sean, on Jun 22, 2021 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 2746 Views

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Shepherd's Gate's Brentwood home expands

Shepherd’s Gate will celebrate a milestone in its ongoing relationship with HomeAid of Northern California when it cuts the ribbon today on the expansion of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 17, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Jun 17, 2021 at 7:18 pm | 1 comment | 3497 Views

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Two different but notable events coming June 17

Next Thursday, June 17, will bring one event to celebrate the lifting of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s restrictions and another to enlighten parents about the challenges...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 10, 2021
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Two different but notable events coming June 17

Next Thursday, June 17, will bring one event to celebrate the lifting of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s restrictions and another to enlighten parents about the challenges...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 10, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2980 Views

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Expect next year's district attorney campaign to draw national interest

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s decision not to seek re-election for a fourth term next year likely will put the county in the spotlight...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 8, 2021
Last comment by MG, on Jun 9, 2021 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 3057 Views

TIM TALK

How much housing subsidies cost other renters

Pleasanton attorney Peter MacDonald knows his way around planning and land-use issues. He’s been in private practice for 33 years here after serving as city...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 3, 2021
Last comment by Jan Batcheller, on Jun 6, 2021 at 8:09 pm | 3 comments | 3297 Views
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