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Doing more with the natural spaces we have

I wrote last week about how difficult it is to hang onto our open spaces in the face of development pressure and land constraints. We need policies to protect...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 29, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 2, 2023 at 10:02 am | 8 comments | 8859 Views


Development vs Environment at Lake Tahoe

I just finished reading an Environmental History of Lake Tahoe by David C. Antonucci....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 19, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 14426 Views


There is a new moon tonight. But will it be dark?

Tonight (Sunday night) there will be a new moon. But for many of you, if you go outside, it won’t be dark. In 2016

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 16, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 18, 2023 at 7:38 pm |
8 comments | 9915 Views


A Moment of Silence (and then action) for the Families and Loved Ones in Orlando

This shooting in the gay bar in Orlando is so horrifying, that it is hard to find words for it. It seems that most of the random shootings, which are also horrifying,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 21, 2016 at 8:58 am | 8 comments | 39326 Views


Repeating Myself: for Your Marriage

This is so important, that I am going to repeat myself: If your relationship is in trouble, do something about it NOW! The research shows that many couples let...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by jame kurt, on Nov 1, 2016 at 7:41 am | 8 comments | 45711 Views


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 | 27340 Views


Top 10 Safety Tips for Women (and Everyone)

Joy Farrow and Laura Frombach have written the book,

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 14, 2023
Last comment by Priscilla James, on Jul 20, 2023 at 4:22 pm |
8 comments | 9587 Views


The nanny school district

Given that we live in one of our nation's leading nanny states, is it any surprise that the Pleasanton school district has decided it is going to control the students'...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by M., on Sep 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm | 8 comments | 14869 Views


Slow down the rush

Vice-President Joe Biden has submitted his task force's recommendations for reducing gun violence to President Obama with a public release expected later in the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Casanova_frankenstein, on Jan 20, 2013 at 7:00 am | 8 comments | 14749 Views


Personal opinion takes precedence over duty

Pardon me, but this 4th of July missive will be substantive instead of celebratory. The U.S. Supreme Court issued several significant rulings in the final two...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 4, 2013
Last comment by Ben J., on Jul 10, 2013 at 10:38 am | 8 comments | 18833 Views


Swalwell's inappropriate remark in Congress

Congressman Eric Swalwell took a bad page out of his predecessor's book when he chastised Republicans during the debate last week on defunding Obamacare as part...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Janna, on Sep 29, 2013 at 9:09 am | 8 comments | 14398 Views


Thankful for life

This Thanksgiving morning I am particularly thankful for a group of foresighted Christian leaders here in the valley who came together 25 years ago to form the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 28, 2013
Last comment by Suzanna, on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm | 8 comments | 16057 Views


Job growth is driving housing prices

Tuesday's post about the 11,000-unit River Islands in Lathrop reflects the long term view that homebuilders and developers are taking when it comes to job growth...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by JohnDub, on Sep 25, 2017 at 12:01 pm | 8 comments | 16481 Views


Smith responds to water penalty for previous vacant house

A comment in response to an earlier post about water rationing in Pleasanton called into question the city's decision to charge penalties on a house that had...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by WatsonZion, on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:51 am | 8 comments | 16043 Views


A perspective on the Middle East

Earlier this month, a friend from church wrote a thoughtful email to members of our choir after they presented their Christmas concert. He is retired military,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 8 comments | 14368 Views


Public votes are pleasing politics but poor policy

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne seemed to make the large crowd happy last week when he suggested an advisory vote on whether to proceed with plans for East Pleasanton. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by webbrowan, on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm | 8 comments | 15587 Views


Traffic report if Costco locates in Pleasanton

Sitting down with Pleasanton’s traffic engineer, Mike Tassano, is truly a learning experience. I thought I knew a bit about how traffic volumes and other...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by shiftyjones, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:58 am | 8 comments | 13886 Views


Baker's bipartisan bill to push BART-ACE connection is moving ahead

Momentum is building in the Legislature for a bill co-authored by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) that would formally establish a Tri-Valley-San Joaquin...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by MiguGapy, on Sep 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 8 comments | 14152 Views


Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians

Many years ago, while traveling, we identified two places that we might consider moving to: Healdsburg in the Sonoma County wine country and Central Oregon—Bend,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by marthawilson710, on Dec 12, 2017 at 3:04 am | 8 comments | 12936 Views


Frustration grows in Dublin

Frustration levels are running high for some Dublin residents driven by over-crowded schools that they believe are exacerbated by continuing residential growth. Dubliners...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 2, 2018
Last comment by Silas, on Jan 4, 2018 at 8:34 pm | 8 comments | 12466 Views
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