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TIM TALK

A "scary" investment has become a solid bet

What a bold bet it was for the Mehran family to put together the mixed-use City Center project with celebrity architect Renzo Piano. Alexander Mehran Jr., the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 7, 2018
Last comment by selena, on Aug 11, 2018 at 2:27 am | 2 comments | 559 Views

TIM TALK

BART needs to focus on trains, not residential development

As logical as it may seem to give BART control over building high-density housing on its parking lots, it’s a crazy idea. As the deaths and assaults on BART over...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 9, 2018
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Aug 10, 2018 at 7:06 pm | 3 comments | 424 Views

DOING COLLEGE

An Inside Look at College Advising

Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding experiences for high school students and their families. Today, I thought I would paint...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 22, 2018
Last comment by Shirley Mo, on Aug 8, 2018 at 11:42 pm | 2 comments | 662 Views

TIM TALK

Civic center site key to fresh downtown plan

Downtown Pleasanton continues to evolve with restaurants expanding onto streets beyond Main Street and a task force and city planners updating the specific plan...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 31, 2018
Last comment by Ram Chauhan, on Aug 7, 2018 at 2:47 am | 2 comments | 1029 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Tantric Sex and Menopause

Tantric Sex and Menopause: Practices for Spiritual and Sexual Renewal By Diana Richardson and Janet McGeever I recently read Tantric Sex and Menopause...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 3, 2018
Last comment by gualterio, on Aug 5, 2018 at 5:52 am | 1 comment | 2529 Views

TIM TALK

Chamber's community vision sets road map for policy advocacy

When retiring Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce CEO Scott Raty reflects on his most recent tenure here, he quickly points to the community vision that the chamber has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 2, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 4, 2018 at 9:23 am | 7 comments | 465 Views

TIM TALK

Lower garbage bills with more services? Really

Wow was I pleased when I received my quarterly bill from Pleasanton Garbage recently. A new contract between the garbage company and the city took effect July 1...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 26, 2018
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 1, 2018 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 686 Views

TIM TALK

The state of the local real estate market

David Stark, public affairs director for the Bay East Board of Realtors, has been very busy this year trying to tamp down what he describes as “a war against homeowners...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 31, 2018
There are no comments yet. 736 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley area compares favorably with other tech regions

One of the striking aspects of the Tri-Valley Rising 2018 report was the comparison to other tech-centered regions across the country. Last week, I reported that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 24, 2018
Last comment by Tom, on Jul 30, 2018 at 10:57 am | 2 comments | 904 Views

TIM TALK

The Kaye's leave a great legacy in the valley

The Tri-Valley will lose a dynamic couple who moved here to be closer to family when they leave in August to chase their family to the Portland area. Ted and Dale...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 5, 2018
Last comment by Kiara Willson, on Jul 30, 2018 at 2:34 am | 4 comments | 1561 Views

ART SPACE

Painterly Plagiarism

Eight sections of this van are painted in the style of eight artists. Can you identify them? Hints (left to right): color theorist, color fields,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 17, 2018
Last comment by John Barry, on Jul 22, 2018 at 8:12 pm | 5 comments | 305 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Emotional Affairs

What's the difference between an emotional affair and a physical affair? How do you know when you're having an emotional affair? Are they both affairs? What...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 5, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 21, 2018 at 7:49 am | 2 comments | 2654 Views

TIM TALK

California's permanent drought is getting worse

The state water board dropped the proverbial other shoe last week when it announced plans to significantly increase water flows through the San Joaquin Delta, meaning...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 12, 2018
Last comment by BobB, on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:01 am | 8 comments | 1197 Views

TIM TALK

Families making $117k qualify for subsidized housing

The headline in the East Bay Times was stunning: “Low income is the Bay Area is $117,400.” That’s the updated number from the federal Dept. of Housing and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 26, 2018
Last comment by direect, on Jul 14, 2018 at 2:56 am | 7 comments | 1482 Views

TIM TALK

Loving the month of July

July has been one of my favorite months for years. Not for the weather—October wins there—but because it was the one month that my bride never had to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 10, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 10, 2018 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 561 Views

ART SPACE

Magritte at the SFMOMA: Enigma, Conundrum, Paradox

A review by Bill Carmel, MFA The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents an extensive exhibition titled René Magritte: ==I The Fifth Season,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jun. 6, 2018
Last comment by bolton, on Jul 5, 2018 at 12:33 am | 11 comments | 757 Views

TIM TALK

Oakland schools: a textbook case of poor fiscal management

The Alameda County Grand Jury report on the Oakland school district demonstrates just how important leadership is—at both the senior staff and board level. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 3, 2018
Last comment by Sandra, on Jul 4, 2018 at 12:36 am | 3 comments | 761 Views

TIM TALK

California's permanent state of drought

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature have declared a permanent state of drought in the Golden State. The governor signed two bills on May 31 that will limit household...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 28, 2018
Last comment by Peter MacDonald, on Jul 3, 2018 at 10:45 am | 6 comments | 1258 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."

- Andre Maurois I’m not sure that a marriage needs to be rebuilt every day, but it does need to be built every day. Are you thinking, “I don’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 8, 2018
Last comment by MaceyConrad, on Jun 28, 2018 at 4:19 pm | 8 comments | 2934 Views

TIM TALK

Wrapping up a 100-year-old detective job

Retired Alameda County law enforcement officers completed an important two-year detective project when they dedicated the headstone on the previously unmarked grave...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 21, 2018
Last comment by twinkals, on Jun 26, 2018 at 3:57 am | 4 comments | 2789 Views
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Couples: Drop Your Keyboard!
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 4,147 views

A "scary" investment has become a solid bet
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 559 views

 

Nominations due by Sept. 17

DanvilleSanRamon.com and Pleasanton Weekly are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

Nomination form