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Updated shelter-in-place order wisely opens some doors

The latest shelter-in-place order by six Bay Area public health officials lifted the most unreasonable ban—construction. The prior order, expiring this weekend,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by Indigo, on May 2, 2020 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 4819 Views


Voters face three school bond measures come March

Dublin school trustees and senior staff have spent the last several years scrambling to find a site for a second high school as well as other school sites as enrollment...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by plebe, on Jan 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm | 7 comments | 5637 Views


Coronavirus shakes up Bay Area events

Concerns about the spread of the coronavirus reached into the Livermore Valley this week when Dublin officials decided to cancel the city’s annual St. Patrick’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Lisa Phillipa, on Apr 29, 2020 at 6:51 am | 7 comments | 6726 Views


The coronavirus becomes personal

The coronavirus and my view of how to deal with it continues to evolve as I appreciate more fully how challenging the situation is today. Last Sunday, when Gov....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Randy, on Mar 25, 2020 at 4:07 am | 7 comments | 6117 Views


A poor decision to stop planning for the future

After working together with Livermore Valley agencies for seven years, the majority of the Pleasanton City Council scrapped funding to study reusing potable water. Mayor...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 18, 2021
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Feb 22, 2021 at 8:49 am | 7 comments | 4271 Views


Struggling restaurants suffer another hit

Thank goodness that some of the Bay Area’s public health officers think for themselves when it comes to the COVID-19 virus. San Mateo County’s Dr. Scott Morrow...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Dec 16, 2020 at 3:57 pm | 7 comments | 4971 Views


Governor starts to get serious about reopening schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom finally has awakened to the reality that young children desperately need to get back into the classroom. That's true for all students, many...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Jan 18, 2021 at 2:17 pm | 7 comments | 4247 Views


Thinking of heading out of town?

As a native Californian and a life-long resident of Alameda County, I will confess to having similar thoughts to Bay Area residents polled by two organizations recently....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 7 comments | 3015 Views


Democrats "gut and amend" tax holiday into tax increase

The danger of revenue overflowing the coffers in Sacramento can be seen in the variety of proposals to give motorists some relief from soaring gasoline prices. Due...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 7, 2022
Last comment by KG, on Apr 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm | 7 comments | 3977 Views


A clear-eyed view of the Chinese Communist Party

Bob (Xiqiu) Fu knows first hand what Christians and other minority groups are facing in China today. Speaking on Zoom to a lecture series organized by The Salt...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Jake+Waters, on Oct 5, 2021 at 1:17 pm | 7 comments | 3212 Views


Oakland police need support in crime-ridden city

The riots and looting of the summer of 2020 have now turned into organized theft rings attacking luxury stores and mainline retailers alike. To see the video of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Dec 3, 2021 at 9:50 am | 7 comments | 3468 Views


Legislators and governor debate spending instead of saving

Sacramento legislators undoubtedly are taking a deep breath and celebrating today after meeting the voter-imposed June 15 deadline to pass a 2022-23 budget. It calls...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by iceblocky, on Jun 16, 2022 at 6:48 am | 7 comments | 1784 Views


Legislature moving ahead to add recycling fee to wine and spirits

The Legislature returns to Sacramento next week for the final month of the session. Among the bills on the agenda is SB 1013 carried by Senate leader Toni Atkins...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Ndna Jnz, on Aug 1, 2022 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 2586 Views


Adult Ed

The physical and intellectual pacing may have been more deliberate and deliberative, but the adults in their 60s and 70s were kids at heart as they...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by andy, on Sep 29, 2017 at 12:39 am | 7 comments | 6116 Views


Political Performance Art

During the endless nearly-two-billion-dollars-down-a-rathole presidential campaign, many pundits and prognosticators opined that Donald Trump didn’t...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 8, 2017 at 11:20 am | 7 comments | 4577 Views


Understanding Early Decision in College Admission

Early Decision (ED) is an application program offered by many colleges and universities that provides an early admission decision in exchange for the student’s...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 13, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 11, 2017 at 9:59 am | 7 comments | 7158 Views


Sublime Seas

A Review by Bill Carmel, MFA SFMOMA is host to an exhibit titled Sublime Seas that features a video installation Vertigo Seas by John Akomfrah;...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 16, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on May 19, 2018 at 11:14 am | 7 comments | 4455 Views


Palo Alto is #1! (in water costs)

Are water rates in Palo Alto high? You bet. It’s not just that we charge a lot. Our tiers are also very steep. As a result, tree-friendly Palo Alto charges...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 17, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 18, 2022 at 4:15 pm | 7 comments | 9875 Views


Learning to appreciate art

This past weekend I found myself back in Chicago. My partner and I flew out to go to a friend's wedding and we ended up spending a few days there. On our final day...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 20, 2022
Last comment by newyearwiki, on Nov 15, 2022 at 4:50 am | 7 comments | 1531 Views


Could You Be In An Abusive Relationship and Not Know It?

The following article was shared with me and I think it's important for you to consider if you're in an abusive situation, even emotionally. The article is written...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 10, 2018
Last comment by Andrew F, on Mar 17, 2018 at 6:31 am | 6 comments | 23033 Views
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