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TIM TALK

Hacienda Business Park evolves to meet demand

Since it was approved in the 1982, Hacienda Business Park has consistently evolved to accommodate changing market conditions. As General Manager James Paxson told...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by thebigpaul, on Apr 20, 2017 at 5:40 am | 4 comments | 67160 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 | 61505 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 | 48311 Views

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Obamacare is rotten at its core

Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sean, on May 30, 2017 at 6:09 pm | 36 comments | 43026 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 | 39742 Views

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Barry Taylor: a big heart and a big loss

The sudden death last weekend of Taylor Family Foundation founder and President Barry Taylor sadly serves as a reminder of just how precious every day is. Barry,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by DawnMarie Kotsonis, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 7 comments | 28766 Views

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News and notes

As Election Day dawns, the intensity of the various campaigns peaks and the auto-dial calls accelerate. Hurray for answering machines. Another sign of the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by cy, on Jun 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm | 5 comments | 28421 Views

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Mission creeping for Bay Area air board

When discussing the Alameda County StopWaste government organization, I mentioned "mission creep" taking place when the organization has succeeded in its...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am | 26 comments | 27158 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 | 20435 Views

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Recollections of a leader and a friend

During my years in the newspaper industry, I dealt with many politicians and other leaders. With some, I built lasting relationships. Ken Mercer was one of those...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Garry Senna, on Jan 18, 2014 at 7:18 am | 1 comment | 19707 Views

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ValleyCare board chair speaks out

John Sensiba, chairman of the board of ValleyCare Health System, sat down this for an interview about the system and the recent departure of long-time CEO Marcy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Lucy, on Apr 23, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 14 comments | 18618 Views

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Big theater still looms in Livermore

Livermore residents as well as people throughout the valley probably took little notice of the actions in July by the successor agency to the city's redevelopment...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Sep 29, 2012 at 6:13 am | 10 comments | 16866 Views

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A very rapid transition for the lab

The surprise of the week, if not the month, was the abrupt resignation of Parney Albright as director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Jimmy Olson, on Nov 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm | 9 comments | 16023 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 | 15559 Views

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A small sign of progress from the Energy Department

One small sign of rational thought emerged from the Department of Energy last month. Because of the federal ethanol mandates passed by a bipartisan Congress...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by shakawat, on Aug 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm | 4 comments | 15542 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 | 15407 Views

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Two men with competing visions

During my career as a daily journalist in the Livermore Valley, I have chronicled and commented on politics. Two major players—with greatly differing perspectives,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Thoughts, on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:00 am | 4 comments | 14864 Views

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School board should heed advice from council members

City Council members offered school trustees some excellent advice at their meeting this week—be careful about putting a bond measure on the November ballot. Several...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 17, 2016
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Karin Mohr's legacy

Former Pleasanton City Council woman Karin Mohr died Monday after falling from a ladder while cleaning the rain gutters at her home last week. Her untimely death...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Nov 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm | 4 comments | 14486 Views

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Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:42 am | 50 comments | 13848 Views
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Twin tunnels plan in Delta is critical to Livermore Valley customers
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 1,173 views

Feeding the hungry in Alameda County
By Jeb Bing | 7 comments | 356 views