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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Burning just one "old style" light bulb can cost $150 or more per year

I last wrote about LED bulbs three years ago, when I was urging people...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 26, 2023
Last comment by Eduardo, 54 minutes ago | 8 comments | 2013 Views

TIM TALK

Lessons learned from 10 years of serving homeless people

Kevin F. Adler discussed his 10 years of outreach and service to homeless people on the streets of San Francisco last week at the Commonwealth Club as he launched...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 16, 2023
Last comment by Jessica Tang, on Nov 22, 2023 at 1:22 pm | 40 comments | 2115 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Icelandic artist's response to climate change

Charlotta Hauksdóttir is a Palo Alto-based mixed media artist whose works incorporate the stunning natural landscapes of Iceland, her native country. As...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 19, 2023
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 21, 2023 at 9:43 am | 4 comments | 3948 Views

TRI-VALLEY FOODIST

Go gourmet vegan at Blossom & Root Kitchen

At Blossom & Root restaurant in Danville, you can jumpstart a New Year’s resolution to stay healthy by tasting upscale vegan food. After we indulge...

Original post made by Deborah Grossman on Nov. 20, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1332 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The effort to fix California's electricity pricing

Effective energy pricing is key to transitioning away from fossil fuels. Americans are not always great at following rules but we are excellent at following prices....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 12, 2023
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Nov 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm | 15 comments | 8794 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Top 10 Great Alternatives to Visiting Colleges

In today’s competitive admissions environment, here are 10 ways to provide an alternative to or better yet augment the in-person visit. ==B 1. Subscribe to...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 16, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1404 Views

TIM TALK

Facing recall, DA Price comes to Pleasanton Rotary

Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price ventured into town last week to speak at the Rotary Club of Pleasanton. If her entourage wandered around town, they...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 9, 2023
Last comment by Max Renfroe, on Nov 16, 2023 at 7:16 am | 54 comments | 3605 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Joy Is the Medicine - Maya Spector

Joy Is the Medicine My habitual seriousness demands: Isn’t life a problem to be solved and full of pain and sorrow? Don’t we find ourselves...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 28, 2023
Last comment by Jamie Wall, on Nov 15, 2023 at 3:47 pm | 1 comment | 7631 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Confessions of a water hog

I recently got a nag email from the City of Palo Alto telling me that my house uses too much water. Not only am I using far more water than similar households,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 5, 2023
Last comment by BobB, on Nov 12, 2023 at 10:41 am | 22 comments | 7527 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

California must do a better job spending cap-and-trade revenue

California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund gets billions of dollars every year from fossil fuel companies via the state’s cap-and-trade program. The...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 1, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 11, 2023 at 6:20 pm | 12 comments | 9705 Views

TIM TALK

Turkey vultures shut down Stanley Boulevard repair project

For readers with long memories, you may recall that I wrote Alameda County Public Works expected the repairs on the Shadow Cliffs bank that closed a lane on Stanley...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 2, 2023
Last comment by Glenda Harrison, on Nov 9, 2023 at 7:01 am | 4 comments | 2219 Views

TIM TALK

Expanding tiny home communities to house homeless people

First Presbyterian Church of Hayward consistently reached out to homeless people as part of its ministry when Jake Medcalf served as lead pastor. During that service,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 26, 2023
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Nov 7, 2023 at 8:34 am | 2 comments | 1590 Views

TRI-VALLEY FOODIST

Saving money at the grocery store

Grocery stores are hungry for our money at holiday time. Ads pop up in our mailbox, emails, apps, and TV. Buy our frozen turkey! Order table-ready turkey dinners...

Original post made by Deborah Grossman on Nov. 5, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2117 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How to instill a love of nature in kids?

When I was a kid my family used to downhill ski pretty often. We would be on the mountain for most of the day, shivering on the way up, speeding down, slurping...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 29, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 4, 2023 at 10:18 am | 10 comments | 6244 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Get an Early Education about On and Off-campus Housing

College-bound high school students and transfer applicants from community colleges usually consider the academics as well as the likelihood of admission when they...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 2, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1900 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Otter update, trick or treat expectations, high stakes

Otter update: My role model, Otter 841, has resurfaced once again in the waves of Santa Cruz. She initially rose to prominence after videos spread of her aggressively...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Nov. 1, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1765 Views

COUPLE'S NET

National Do Something Nice Day

October 5 was National Do Something Nice Day. Since we missed the actual day, let’s all do something nice every day for the next seven days. These acts...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 8, 2023
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 21, 2023 at 7:05 am | 16 comments | 11609 Views

TIM TALK

Life Sciences Summit highlights Tri-Valley's prime location and work force

Over the last 10-15 years, the Tri-Valley start-up ecosystem has evolved to be an ideal place to launch a company. Panelists and speakers at the 4th Tri-Valley...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1882 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships Provided by Organizations

Many graduate fellowships are provided by universities and are restricted to the pursuit of a masters or doctoral degree at that university. However, those are not...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 20, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1943 Views

TIM TALK

Surprising findings on poverty in the Tri-Valley

If you are poor in the Tri-Valley, you have an even more uphill battle than those with similar income living on the Bay side. The assumption here, in schools, is...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 12, 2023
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Oct 19, 2023 at 7:06 pm | 9 comments | 2288 Views
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Burning just one "old style" light bulb can cost $150 or more per year
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Reflecting on lives this Thanksgiving Day
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