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TIM TALK

New District Attorney launches second probe into officer-involved shootings

Sadly, it’s not surprising to read that the newly seated Alameda County District Attorney formally re-opened investigations into eight police-involved deaths. One...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 7, 2023
There are no comments yet. 244 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Mandates or Markets for Environmental Policy?

The Hoover Institution held a day-long conference last week titled

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 5, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, 15 hours ago |
5 comments | 2591 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“ . . . We have no way of knowing when our time is up . . .”

“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up -- that we will...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by Kilback, on Feb 5, 2023 at 7:58 pm | 4 comments | 2224 Views

TIM TALK

Remembering Mr. Mayor

I was sadden to read in last week’s Independent that former Livermore Mayor Dale Turner had died in New Mexico at the age of 85. Flags flew at half mast in Livermore...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 3, 2023
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Feb 3, 2023 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 650 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How we eat away at our open space, even in Palo Alto

Palo Alto has a long and distinguished history of identifying, protecting, and maintaining open space. The generosity and dedication of nature-loving residents...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 22, 2023
Last comment by JCH, on Feb 2, 2023 at 5:01 pm | 6 comments | 8115 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

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 | 3726 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

The future of homework

Hey GPT, please write me a haiku about how the Sacramento Kings are a better basketball team than the Golden State Warriors. ==I Kings rise up strong, Warriors...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Feb. 1, 2023
There are no comments yet. 965 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Deferred? Now What?

When the pandemic first hit, many worried that applications for admission would decrease in much the same way as enrollment numbers dropped. However, the opposite...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by Harrison Tamaki, on Feb 1, 2023 at 7:37 am | 1 comment | 696 Views

TIM TALK

Shining a spotlight on Tri-Valley start-ups

Last week was a great one to gain further insight into the thriving Tri-Valley economy. I reported Thursday about Innovation Tri-Valley’s annual forum that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 30, 2023
Last comment by Harrison Tamaki, on Feb 1, 2023 at 7:26 am | 1 comment | 1114 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples New Year Resolutions (Including Sexually)

We will: - Prioritize our partner/relationship/marriage over everything: • Doing so will create a secure foundation and roof over the head of your kids. You...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 31, 2022
Last comment by Shubham Verma, on Jan 31, 2023 at 10:58 pm | 1 comment | 5895 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Now we're cooking with gas

As I’ve gotten more into cooking over the past few years, I’ve fallen in love with gas stoves. After years of using old electric stoves I felt like my eyes were...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jan. 25, 2023
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 30, 2023 at 10:40 am | 6 comments | 1258 Views

TIM TALK

Feds retreat quickly from natural gas ban, not so California

California launched the war on natural gas with actions by the Legislature and the state air board. When President Joe Biden took over as president, his administration...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 30, 2023 at 10:37 am | 5 comments | 1257 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought . . .

. . . without accepting it.” - Aristotle Entertain these thoughts/ideas, let them rumble around inside you for a while. Experiment. “Don’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 22, 2023
Last comment by Joaquin Perez, on Jan 28, 2023 at 4:49 pm | 7 comments | 4476 Views

TIM TALK

Health care agencies collaborate as well as compete here

Attending Innovation Tri-Valley’s 9th annual Innovation Forum, you cannot help but be impressed by all that’s going on in health care and the life sciences...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jan 26, 2023 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 1086 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Becoming a Dental Specialist

After graduating from a four-year dental program with your degree and obtaining licensure, you will be...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 26, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1006 Views

TIM TALK

Dallas vs. San Francisco Sunday sparks plenty of memories

Sunday’s Dallas-49ers game sparks lots of memories for me. I started in the newspaper industry as a sports writer and wrote sports throughout the late 1960s and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Gary Chisolm, on Jan 24, 2023 at 7:22 am | 6 comments | 1097 Views

TIM TALK

A new twist and consolidation in health care

The health care industry in the Tri-Valley took another twist this month when John Muir Health agreed to purchase San Ramon Regional Medical Center. Tenet Healthcare,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2023
Last comment by JJ, on Jan 24, 2023 at 7:19 am | 9 comments | 2128 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Because

Because So I can’t save the world— can’t save even myself, can’t wrap my arms around every frightened child, can’t foster peace...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 14, 2023
Last comment by Benzo, on Jan 22, 2023 at 9:03 pm | 2 comments | 4051 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How are you coping with power outages?

Good grief. Is everyone staying dry? Staying sane? I actually made mozzarella yesterday, for the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 15, 2023
Last comment by Eric Muller, on Jan 22, 2023 at 2:48 pm | 20 comments | 6651 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Applying for Dental School

Dental school is hard work. It requires academic rigors similar to applying to medical school. The application process is complex, detailed and competitive. Here’s...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 19, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1346 Views
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Mandates or Markets for Environmental Policy?
By Sherry Listgarten | 5 comments | 2,591 views

The future of homework
By Monith Ilavarasan | 0 comments | 965 views

Deferred? Now What?
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 696 views

Remembering Mr. Mayor
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 650 views