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DOING COLLEGE

Two College Applications Go Live!

The 4th of July signals celebration, BBQs and firework displays commemorating our independence, but in the college admissions world, this week also marks the opening...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 4, 2018
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DOING COLLEGE

Trends for the Class of 2019 to Consider

Understanding the reality of today’s college application process is an important element in managing expectations. One trend that we advisors have observed...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 21, 2018
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DOING COLLEGE

Making the Most of Your College Visit

As a college advisor for the past 15 years, I believe the best way for prospective students to get to know a college or university is to visit. Finding the right...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 20, 2018
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TIM TALK

Mehran Jr. held his cards close

Alex Mehran Jr. demonstrated how to play his cards close to his chest Tuesday evening. Speaking to San Francisco Business Times Publisher Mary Huss on a panel with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2022
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DOING COLLEGE

How to Be Certain You’ll Get In!

While some students stress over their ability to be accepted at highly selective colleges, there is a category of colleges that think quite differently about admissibility....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 4, 2019
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DOING COLLEGE

Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers

You worked too hard to get into college to mess with it now. Seniors should bear in mind that their remaining high school grades can affect their new relationship...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 12, 2020
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TIM TALK

Election thoughts as ballots hit the mail

Thinking about the various propositions on the November ballot, I recall the mantra from a jam-packed ballot several years ago when it was “just say no.”...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 11, 2022
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DOING COLLEGE

Letters of Evaluation (LOE) for Medical School

One of the most important and often least carefully considered components of the medical school application are letters of recommendation, called letters of evaluation...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 21, 2021
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DOING COLLEGE

The Prestige Factor

Too often teens are dazzled by a college name, wrongly assuming that the “prestige factor” is their automatic ticket to success. Prestige, however,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 29, 2021
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ART SPACE

The Art of Print

The word print in the English language precedes Guttenberg by about 200 years. It derives from the Old French priente, "impression," as in an impression pressed...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Nov. 1, 2009
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ART SPACE

New Gallery to Open in San Francisco

Unable to find a suitable venue in the Danville-San Ramon Area, a group of local artists has secured a space in San Francisco in which to showcase talent from around...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Nov. 13, 2009
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TIM TALK

Livermore school bond defeated, Pleasanton close to passing

The final numbers are still not in but it appears that the school bond issues in PLeasanton and Livermore could end differently. Livermore voters rejected the bond...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 15, 2022
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ART SPACE

Art, Wine, Food, Mount Diablo

Mount Diablo faces much more serious threats than a lunatic who has proposed renaming it Mount Reagan, among other monikers. A relatively large percentage of the...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 14, 2010
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ART SPACE

Art and Bicycling

Kevin Davidson, of San Ramon, is concurrently an artist and a patron of the arts. Self-taught, he works in oil, often portraying religious themes. He is currently...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 3, 2010
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ART SPACE

Danville Fine Arts Fair

For several years now, I've been attending the Danville Fine Arts Fair, covering nearly all of Hartz Ave. in downtown Danville. Because of the large number of exhibitors...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jun. 27, 2010
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ART SPACE

Eyesore or Art?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; art is anything you can get away with. These two truisms came to mind as a I read recently in the "Contra Costa Times" about...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 27, 2010
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ART SPACE

Art Icon Turns '39'

Beth Bachelor is a legend in local art circles. A cofounder of the Alamo Danville Artists' Society (ADAS) in 1977 and the Contra Costa Academy of Fine Art in 2001,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 3, 2010
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ART SPACE

Art-Full Weekend

By John A. Barry The weekend of August 21 in Danville was an artful one that actually started on Thursday with the annual Art and Wine Stroll. Three art venues...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 25, 2010
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ART SPACE

Art About Art

From the Greek comes the word ekphrasis, meaning description. A synesthetic art form, ekphrasis is a poem written about another form of art—most often a painting....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Sep. 21, 2010
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ART SPACE

B.B in Benicia

Brigitte Bize is an artist who lives in Danville. But at least three days a week, she pays the toll to drive to Benicia in order to paint from 9:00 a.m. till 7:00...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 10, 2011
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