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Are Tiger Moms Raising Tiger Spouses?

Author Amy Chua is the author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Note: I have not read her book). According to an article in

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Clarity, on Sep 21, 2016 at 2:32 pm |
18 comments | 38184 Views


Taxpayer-funded universal preschool is no panacea

Democrats ranging from President Obama to California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg to progressive New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have all been pushing ahead with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 10, 2014 at 9:38 am | 18 comments | 67738 Views


Challenges with potential Costco site in Pleasanton

I will readily admit that I am somewhat confused by the Pleasanton Weekly’s reports of Costco signing a letter of intent to buy the 40-acre former Clorox site...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by gerald3, on Apr 3, 2016 at 2:31 pm | 18 comments | 13727 Views


A wise perspective on the tragic shootings

Frankly, I was shocked to awaken Sunday morning and learn of a second mass shooting within 13 hours. The sadly predictable rhetoric and commentary followed by the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2019
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 14, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 18 comments | 7156 Views


Three Alameda County Supervisors vote thumbs down on public safety

As predicted by Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern, the changes to the Urban Shield training program mandated by the Board of Supervisors last week caused the federal...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by Buy PhenQ, on May 14, 2019 at 1:00 am | 18 comments | 8038 Views


Pleasanton elementary students should be back in school now

Young elementary students in the San Ramon Valley started attending in-person classes Wednesday, returning to the classroom for the first time in about 11 months...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 17, 2021 at 9:02 pm | 18 comments | 5424 Views


College Options for the Artistic-Minded Student

For the artistic-minded student, there are several different types of schools to research in order to find the right academic fit and degree path. - Four-year...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by Cheap web hosting, on Jun 2, 2019 at 6:16 pm | 18 comments | 6044 Views


Massive power shortfall is forecast for this evening (Monday)

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Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Aug 19, 2020 at 6:35 pm |
18 comments | 10215 Views


Someone hung a swastika in my front yard

Around 4am on Friday someone hung a swastika in our front yard. They biked down our street in the wee hours with a sheaf of carefully stapled papers, stopping to...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2020 at 10:57 pm | 18 comments | 16169 Views


Comfort, communication -- and the lack of both

Danielle Solito was justifiably upset when she spoke about her daughter’s “extremely uncomfortable” experience at school. Solito said her 15-year-old daughter...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by katingthem, 1 hour ago | 18 comments | 1702 Views


Reader Questions

I love the great comments and questions you contribute each week, so I thought for a change I’d answer a few of your questions in a blog post proper instead...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 13, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 17 comments | 14664 Views


Plural Relationships

June, thanks for sending in your question. I should say for the sake of disclosure, that I support gay marriage, and worked quite hard within my professional...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:10 am | 17 comments | 36625 Views


EVs for EVeryone

California has set aggressive goals for EV adoption as it works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The number of EVs is targeted to triple in the next five years...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 15, 2020
Last comment by Tim Bussiek, on Nov 20, 2020 at 2:09 pm | 17 comments | 16890 Views


Ray Rice and Domestic Violence

There has been a great outrage and shock for people to see the video of Ray Rice slugging his then fiancé, now wife. We heard about it, but actually seeing it has...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by My thoughts, on Sep 20, 2014 at 10:59 am | 17 comments | 30174 Views


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 | 9082 Views


Schools days are roaring upon us

Pleasanton parents and students alike are counting down the final days of summer this week. School opens next Monday, earliest opening day in memory. Of course,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 8, 2017
Last comment by sabir, on Aug 29, 2017 at 10:41 am | 17 comments | 7900 Views


More silliness from San Francisco

Fortunately, San Francisco Mayor London Breed is acting like the adult in the room., After the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed new descriptions for felons,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 4, 2019 at 11:24 am | 17 comments | 6107 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 | 4943 Views


Rep. Ro Khanna wants to require all businesses to pay $15 per hour

The callous actions of President Joe Biden and other leading Democrats is mind-blowing. When the president cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline by executive order...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 25, 2021
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Feb 27, 2021 at 7:49 pm | 17 comments | 4229 Views


Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)

Driving an EV to Tahoe? Don’t miss your exit! I learned this and other lessons from two round trips between Palo Alto and Tahoe City in a Chevy Bolt (1). Maybe...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 14, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm | 16 comments | 17273 Views
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