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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 | 19595 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 | 18647 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 | 39980 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 | 20496 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 | 33933 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 | 13178 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 | 8862 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 | 7063 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 | 5655 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 | 4935 Views


Adam Schiff as a senator, ugh

When it comes to developments that turn my stomach, the notion of Rep. Adam Schiff as a California senator ranks high on the list. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the longest...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 9, 2023
Last comment by Jenna Peterson, on Feb 11, 2023 at 10:28 am | 17 comments | 1961 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 | 20881 Views


Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!

Mini-splits are the multi-tools of HVAC. They can heat, they can cool, and they are very modular -- you can put in as few or as many as you want, where you want....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 28, 2021
Last comment by RMRN, on Mar 8, 2021 at 9:05 am | 16 comments | 28594 Views


A Glimpse into local HS Suicide

Note: This is only one view, from one Palo Alto HS student. My son is a senior this year. We spend every Thursday afternoon together, and have been doing so for...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Roxy, on Apr 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 16 comments | 34301 Views


Fighting to wipe out changing our clocks

Fremont Assemblyman Kansen Chu is fighting the good fight when it comes to the absurd practice changing clocks twice a year. Last year, the retired IBM employee,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 15, 2018
Last comment by joe root, on May 7, 2018 at 11:31 pm | 16 comments | 8484 Views


Huge Concord project blows up over union labor agreement

With COVID-19 dominating the news cycle, it was easy to miss a very significant story out of Concord last month. The Concord City Council, in a 3-2 vote, ended...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:09 am | 16 comments | 10692 Views


Now is the time to fully reopen Pleasanton schools

Pleasanton students went back into the public schools last week in a hybrid program that has two days of in-person instruction and three days of online instruction. Parents...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 30, 2021
Last comment by DKHSK, on Apr 8, 2021 at 7:50 am | 16 comments | 4397 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 | 6671 Views


Veeva Systems aligns its values with its corporate structure

Pleasanton-based Veeva Systems completed a groundbreaking corporate amendment to formally align its values and its corporate structure earlier this month. Previously...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Senor Citizen, on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:41 am | 16 comments | 8226 Views


Putting a face on Ukraine

The war in Ukraine took on a human face for me this week. I’ve been horrified by what I’ve seen and read, but it became personal. We live in a very...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 3, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Mar 11, 2022 at 9:21 am | 16 comments | 5919 Views
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2023 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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