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TIM TALK

Tough negotiations for teachers and management in Pleasanton

Public school districts are trying to walk a fine line this school year. Thanks to the state funding formula locked in by Proposition 98, districts are awash with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 2, 2021
Last comment by Kathleen+Ruegsegger, on Nov 4, 2021 at 12:49 pm | 20 comments | 4610 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More About University of California-Merced

Located near Yosemite National Park in the San Joaquin Valley, two hours from San Francisco, UC-Merced is the smallest and newest campus in the University of California...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by jamie anderson, on Mar 21, 2020 at 1:54 am | 20 comments | 10130 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What did you learn last week?

I wanted to title this blog “Outage Outrage” (great title, right?), but at the end of the day, I’m really just wondering what everyone learned...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 13, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:24 pm | 20 comments | 13274 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What Local Teens are Saying

I talked with a number of local teens this past week to learn what they think about climate change and our response to it. A summary of what I heard follows, along...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anneke, on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:28 pm | 19 comments | 12602 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How to lower your impact

I expect a lot of you felt like this after reading the previous blog post...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sociology Is Not A Science, on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:41 pm | 19 comments | 15270 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What are we doing about dairy emissions?

I’m a big believer in each of us working to reduce our own emissions. But some things are harder than others, and for me I’m pretty stuck on dairy, and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 30, 2021
Last comment by Kiki, on Jun 5, 2021 at 9:24 pm | 19 comments | 16240 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

E-Bikes on Open Space Trails: Yes or No?

On Wednesday, June 29, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) will decide where to allow e-bikes on its

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 26, 2022
Last comment by Joel Lachter, on Jul 9, 2022 at 3:14 pm |
19 comments | 9553 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We should not be operating our power grid via text alert, and other observations from the past few days

Well, that was an interesting few days. Our electric service should work quietly in the background. Instead it made headlines nearly every day. At times it appeared...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:34 pm | 19 comments | 4646 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 21577 Views

TIM TALK

More changes coming to ValleyCare

Sitting down for the first time with new ValleyCare CEO Scott Gregerson why the board liked him become very clear. Very intelligent; very high energy and clear...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by John, on May 7, 2014 at 9:05 am | 19 comments | 14219 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton's water use matches Las Vegas

Pleasanton water department staffers have received lots of feedback—that's greatly understating it—since the City Council established the policy that every...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Tom F WISHES he was up here in the Wood!, on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:53 am | 19 comments | 14590 Views

TIM TALK

Kate's murder has Pleasanton in national news

Pleasanton has been in the national news since Kate Steinle was murdered on a San Francisco pier while she walked with her dad, Jim. As some commenters on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Jul 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm | 19 comments | 12723 Views

TIM TALK

Changing demographics in Pleasanton

Pleasanton school trustees heard an interesting update on the ethnicity of the district schools from Kevin Johnson, the senior director of pupil services. Johnson’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Mindy, on Nov 10, 2015 at 8:50 am | 19 comments | 15954 Views

TIM TALK

Will Stoneridge mall just have one anchor tenant in the future?

Sadly, Pleasanton is witnessing first-hand the dramatic changes in the retail landscape at what used to be its premier regional shopping center, Stoneridge. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Bankrupt , on May 22, 2020 at 8:30 am | 19 comments | 13906 Views

TIM TALK

Making headlines for the wrong reason

The Livermore Valley’s congressional representative Eric Swalwell has found himself in the news for all the wrong reasons this month. An Axios investigative...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2020
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 24, 2020 at 8:33 am | 19 comments | 5089 Views

TIM TALK

Such a different holiday season, the reason for the season remains the same

Today is Christmas Eve and, like Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day tomorrow, likely it will be strikingly different than any other. Traditional activities, including...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 31, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 19 comments | 4170 Views

TIM TALK

Is the lockdown really the best policy?

A friend of mine who works as a campus supervisor at a Pleasanton middle school is back on campus proctoring a group of four students as part of the district’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by Linda, on Nov 10, 2020 at 8:36 am | 19 comments | 5472 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric vs Gas Heat: Which wins?

With colder weather coming, it’s a good time to think about our heating emissions. They represent a sizable chunk of California’s overall emissions,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm | 18 comments | 28783 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is our carbon-free electricity really carbon-free?

One of the most important steps we can take to cut our greenhouse gas emissions is to transition to clean power. Our local power providers are moving aggressively...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 24, 2019
Last comment by Tom, on Dec 1, 2019 at 11:14 am | 18 comments | 17606 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.

I expect many of you don’t want to read more about how flying hurts our climate. Our list of “things that are bad” is already long enough. And...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 26, 2020 at 4:46 pm | 18 comments | 12938 Views
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