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AROUND THE VALLEY

A hat tip and (re)introduction

The name of this column is a hat tip to two journalists who had columns in this space for many years. Jeb Bing, the founding editor of the Pleasanton Weekly,...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 375 Views

ART SPACE

Practice, Practice, Practice!

By John A. Barry “Painting has enriched my life more than I can ever say.” With these words, Alamo artist Margery Ammon summarizes the importance...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jan. 31, 2022
Last comment by medi kush, on Mar 3, 2022 at 11:30 pm | 1 comment | 1570 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 1812 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2828 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

"One of the biggest failures in 50 years of energy policy"

Stanford recently invited John Deutch, a Professor Emeritus at MIT with decades of experience in energy policy and energy security, to do a short series of lectures...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 20, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 25, 2022 at 6:18 pm | 14 comments | 11582 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2070 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2191 Views

COUPLE'S NET

How to Do a Systems Review of Your Relationship

I’ve seen a lot of couples over the years that want to “fix” their marriage. They mostly want to continue doing exactly what they’ve been...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2662 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 4356 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why aren't more products easy to repair?

A few years ago my Dad got really annoyed when his patio umbrella stopped opening and closing easily. He wasn’t annoyed because it stopped working. He was...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 13, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Feb 16, 2022 at 1:31 pm | 15 comments | 10671 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Economics of Residential Rooftop Solar

The other day I mentioned to someone that I’m not a big fan of residential rooftop solar. His response was “You don’t believe in climate change?”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by EPL, on Feb 16, 2022 at 7:46 am | 67 comments | 13720 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's climate goals threatened by inadequate power grid

The City of Palo Alto’s emissions goals are in jeopardy because of its outdated electrical grid. During a February 2 Utilities Advisory Commission (UAC)

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 6, 2022
Last comment by Larry, on Feb 13, 2022 at 1:11 pm |
29 comments | 11284 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 3853 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can we build enough clean, affordable power on time?

Last week’s blog post had an overview of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 5, 2021
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Feb 11, 2022 at 8:07 am | 21 comments | 10293 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Snapshot of Grid Mixes across the US

Over the past few days I’ve spoken with several people who are electrifying their homes and cars, and it reminded me how lucky we are to live in California...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 30, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on Feb 8, 2022 at 6:35 pm | 17 comments | 7552 Views

TIM TALK

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. 3374 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2809 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Pros and Cons of "Going Greek"

Have you ever wondered about fraternities and sororities and whether joining one would be a good move? With so many distressing articles appearing in newspapers,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 1, 2022
Last comment by Jan Batcheller, on Feb 3, 2022 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 4001 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 1652 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Miscarriage

I initially posted this in 2014, and readers found it helpful, so I'm sharing it with you again. I have been pregnant seven times. I wanted two children. I have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2022
Last comment by Deborah, on Feb 1, 2022 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 5930 Views
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