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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, 4 hours ago | 6 comments | 1038 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, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 1076 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 smith, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 899 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 SRB, on Jan 29, 2023 at 9:52 am | 3 comments | 1658 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 | 4054 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 | 807 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 Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 26, 2023 at 8:26 am | 5 comments | 7624 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. 719 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 | 976 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 | 1948 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 | 3607 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 | 6181 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. 1187 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Visiting family in India

Over the holidays I joined my immediate family on a trip to India. It had been five years since I had last been there and had a chance to reconnect with extended...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jan. 18, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1038 Views

TIM TALK

Transforming Stoneridge mall

Stoneridge Regional Shopping Center stood as the gem among centers in the East Bay for decades since it opened in 1981. Originally opened with Macys, Emporium...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 12, 2023
Last comment by Dave, on Jan 16, 2023 at 8:46 pm | 19 comments | 3120 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Seek Barriers Within Yourself Against Love

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi I tell...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2023
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 14, 2023 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 5169 Views

TIM TALK

2022 brought fresh perspective on holiday season

Unexpected events in this holiday season have brought new perspective to my family and me. We enjoyed a daytime Christmas Eve gathering with my wife’s family...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 10, 2023
Last comment by Compoundinggal, on Jan 11, 2023 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 874 Views

TIM TALK

Fifty years later the theory is proven at the lab

It was major news last month when Lawrence Livermore National Lab teams used the giant National Ignition Facility to achieve nuclear fusion. The milestone came...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 5, 2023
Last comment by Karl A, on Jan 9, 2023 at 5:50 am | 9 comments | 1649 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The 7 Cs of College Admissions Part 3: Community, Comforts, Connections

This article is a part of a series on how I go about obtaining the assessment information needed to do a comprehensive search, which in turn produces a well-matched...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 5, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1840 Views

TIM TALK

Bringing home the bacon (pork)

You may have seen news stories about Rep. Eric Swalwell touting the federal money he brought home to the district in the hugely expensive omnibus spending bill that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 3, 2023
Last comment by Dirk Svensen, on Jan 3, 2023 at 5:59 pm | 4 comments | 1897 Views
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Doing more with the natural spaces we have
By Sherry Listgarten | 3 comments | 1,658 views

Feds retreat quickly from natural gas ban, not so California
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 1,076 views

Now we're cooking with gas
By Monith Ilavarasan | 6 comments | 1,038 views

“ . . . We have no way of knowing when our time is up . . .”
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 899 views

Becoming a Dental Specialist
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 719 views