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Checking in on the regional Bay Area economies

Economic recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown continued through the summer, but it will be 2021 before employment returns to the pre-pandemic levels of last February,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2041 Views


Pivoting and piloting science programs to serve students and families

When Caleb Cheung and the board of the Quest Science Center in Livermore mapped out a plan for 2020, it was full of pilot programs. And that was before the pandemic. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by LaraGencins, on Sep 25, 2020 at 2:01 am | 1 comment | 2805 Views


Retailers face challenging holiday season

Law firm Hoge Fenton put together a virtual panel on Tri-Valley retail last week featuring the economic development officers from the five communities that was moderated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2156 Views


Goodness Village coming to Crosswinds Church in Livermore

Come January, people experiencing homelessness in the Livermore Valley will have a new option. Crosswinds Church has partnered with HomeAid Northern...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by Rosemary Martelli, on Sep 18, 2020 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 3556 Views


Workday walks away and 10x Genomics scoops up mall site

The pandemic already has shifted the real estate situation around Stoneridge Shopping Center. The last several months have shown that tech employees can effectively...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by Vmeca, on Sep 15, 2020 at 5:32 am | 1 comment | 6348 Views


Innovative companies flourish in the Tri-Valley

The more I learn about the booming innovation economy here in the Tri-Valley, the more impressed I am and more interested in doing all we can to enhance it. You’ve...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Roxie, on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 3283 Views


Solos Health Analytics moves at warp speed

Start-ups are known for moving quickly, but Solos Health Analytics may be setting the all-time standard. When Pleasanton tech executive Mark Lewis went to buy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Margo, on Sep 4, 2020 at 6:08 pm | 1 comment | 3143 Views


Hopyard Road start-up announces potentially unlimited clean energy

Pleasanton-based NDB, Inc. today announced what could be a game-changing advance in battery technology—a battery powered by Carbon-14 with up to a 28,000-year...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 30, 2020 at 7:47 pm | 3 comments | 5101 Views


All is quiet at Camp Arroyo this summer

Typically, during the last week of August, the team at The Taylor Family Foundation would be scrambling to prepare for its annual huge fundraiser, Day in the Park. This...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Janet Adams, on Aug 29, 2020 at 2:55 am | 2 comments | 2394 Views


The English Rose is closing for good

Downtown Pleasanton will lose an institution this month when the English Rose Tea Room and Gifts will close for good. Owner Lisa Binzoni closed her cozy shop...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by Cohoaxhannity, on Aug 20, 2020 at 10:44 pm | 2 comments | 5434 Views


Rolling blackouts in the world's 5th largest economy

Is anyone besides me quite irritated that California is having rolling blackouts for the first time in 20 years. The California Independent System Operator ordered...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 18, 2020
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Will any plan work for key Dublin parcels?

Earlier this summer, the Dublin City Council soundly rejected the latest proposal for the largest plot of undeveloped land in the city—the vacant lots east...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 13, 2020
Last comment by Ndna Jnz, on Aug 14, 2020 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 2874 Views


Rest in peace Senor Bob Athenour

Pleasanton lost one of its long-time residents, businessman, teacher and all-around good guy, Senor Bob Athenour who died Monday. He celebrated his 91st birthday...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Aug 12, 2020 at 8:42 am | 2 comments | 3008 Views


Time to rethink high school top to bottom

Editor's note: Upon reflection and taking into account other comments, I have changed this headline. School trustees throughout the Tri-Valley and across...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Thomas Maxwell, on Aug 10, 2020 at 3:25 pm | 11 comments | 4942 Views


Solving a big problem in the basement on 2nd Street in Livermore

Three years ago Tom Olenic and George Farquar set out to use cutting-edge technology to solve a vexing problem for employers and law enforcement -- how to efficiently...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by lomixgropijdih, on Aug 6, 2020 at 3:59 am | 16 comments | 3840 Views


An optimistic view for East Bay economic recovery

There’s quite a debate about what type of recovery can be expected when the country re-opens. Opinions are all over the map. Last week, Christopher Thornberg...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Aug 2, 2020 at 6:53 pm | 6 comments | 3321 Views


Endorsements keep flowing for David Haubert's campaign

Dublin Mayor David Haubert continues to rack up endorsements in his race to replace retiring Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty. The latest was from the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by pavan, on Aug 1, 2020 at 12:36 am | 4 comments | 3281 Views


Battling against industrial solar installation

One of the challenges with green power is that it often involves direct environmental tradeoffs. For decades, the early windmills in the Altamont Pass killed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by sjd, on Jul 29, 2020 at 11:44 pm | 3 comments | 3526 Views


Let's get elementary students back in school

Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed a state decree on local school districts last Friday when he declared that any county on the state’s watch list could not re-open...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Chris, on Jul 24, 2020 at 6:19 am | 67 comments | 4103 Views


Driving your car is the official recommendation--so much for transit

The KTVU Morning News showed a telling picture early Friday morning. There was a 15-minute backup at the Bay Bridge—on a July Friday within a week of July 4th....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by Kevin Please, on Jul 21, 2020 at 7:12 pm | 17 comments | 3227 Views
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2021 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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