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TIM TALK

Will Republican Administration cut off bullet train funding?

The change to Republican domination in Washington D.C. could have one excellent ripple effect in California—the feds pulling the plug on Gov. Jerry Brown’s high-school...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by JW, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 629 Views

THE OBSERVER

Moving

This blog is about me moving, but in two different ways. The first way is moving out of my house and into a Senior Living apartment. So far this is mostly in the...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 17, 2016
Last comment by WagnerZack, 3 hours ago | 12 comments | 3245 Views

TIM TALK

ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store

ValleyCare shuttered its decades-old thrift store operation in December because it was costing the hospital about $200,000 per year to operate the all-volunteer...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Cristpher, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 1595 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Admitted Early Action? Congratulations! And Next Steps

As the holiday season approaches college-bound seniors, who have demonstrated enthusiasm, thoroughness and efficiency by getting their college applications in the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by jessicaalex, 10 hours ago | 3 comments | 2664 Views

LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

My Funny Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day, or as some have affectionately called it, Happy Single Awareness Day. Valentine's Day is not merely a day where sweethearts canoodle...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by katherinemerry, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 9432 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Jump Start The College Admission Essay

Dear Dr. LaScala, We enjoy reading your column. We are the parents of twin girls who will be seniors in high school this fall and both plan to apply to the UC...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by katherinemerry, 11 hours ago | 4 comments | 5802 Views

ART SPACE

The Art of Protest Placards

Protest signs run the gamut, from predictably prosaic to inspired. Protests signs can generally be categorized thus: • X is thus • X will...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jan. 21, 2017
Last comment by Pololo Mololo, on Jan 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm | 1 comment | 120 Views

TIM TALK

School trustees move decisively

The decisive move by the Pleasanton school trustees to fire Superintendent Rick Rubino after just six months on the job signals that trustees are serious about bringing...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by A Resident, on Jan 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm | 11 comments | 1129 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Debate: What do you think?

Were you one of the expected 100 million people who tuned in to Monday night's debate? Did you do it to solidify a decision, make a decision, or just for entertainment....

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by Jary, on Jan 17, 2017 at 9:58 pm | 7 comments | 3093 Views

THE OBSERVER

Hanging up my hat for real

I will be hanging up my hat, er blog, by the end of this month. I dropped out of teaching for University of Phoenix earlier this year and I'm getting ready...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by martin002211, on Jan 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 15 comments | 4797 Views

TIM TALK

Memories of the Pineapple Express and Lake Tahoe

Last weekend’s atmospheric river and the flooding around Northern California brought back memories of my Pineapple Express experiences at South Lake Tahoe. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by rahudev, on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:36 am | 2 comments | 990 Views

TIM TALK

Rideshare companies could be a solution to clogged city streets

The desire of well-paid millennials to live in urban environments has sparked plenty of start-up companies to serve them. San Francisco has become a magnet for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 9, 2017 at 8:37 am | 2 comments | 883 Views

ART SPACE

Political Performance Art

During the endless nearly-two-billion-dollars-down-a-rathole presidential campaign, many pundits and prognosticators opined that Donald Trump didn’t...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 8, 2017 at 11:20 am | 7 comments | 407 Views

TIM TALK

Amazing progress at Heart for Africa in Swaziland

Having just returned from 20 days in South Africa and Swaziland, I am delighted to report the amazing progress in just four years on Project Canaan, Heart for Africa’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by mikey333, on Jan 8, 2017 at 12:10 am | 10 comments | 5283 Views

ART SPACE

Speed Painting

How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Edward, on Dec 31, 2016 at 2:19 am | 12 comments | 2190 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley residents lead the Gretta Foundation's important work in Uganda

Over many years of reporting on people and events in the Tri-Valley, I have been impressed by the scope of efforts to help locally, regionally and even internationally. Through...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by American, on Dec 30, 2016 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 1681 Views

TIM TALK

San Ramon Valley schools will use new calendar next year

Congrats to the San Ramon Valley school board for putting kids and education first by adopting a new instructional calendar. This week the board approved the new...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 17, 2015
Last comment by Pettitt567, on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm | 2 comments | 4637 Views

TIM TALK

Reflecting on 2016 in Pleasanton

As the New Year dawns, it’s a time for reflection about 2016. Sadly, the Pleasanton school district, which had achieved some stability under the interim leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
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TIM TALK

Reflecting on 2016 in Pleasanton

As the New Year dawns, it’s a time for reflection about 2016. Sadly, the Pleasanton school district, which had achieved some stability under the interim leadership...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1108 Views

TIM TALK

BART's airport connectors continue to under-perform

BART has spent extravagantly to connect its lines to both San Francisco International and Oakland International Airports. In my role as an editorial writer, I...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by larryplab, on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 1809 Views
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ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 1,595 views

The Art of Protest Placards
By John A. Barry | 1 comment | 120 views