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COUPLE'S NET

Mom Said a Lot

I’m going to share a piece I wrote in my mid-20s. You will see intergenerational wounds, and part of what I have had to work through in my own life. My husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 22, 2022 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 6059 Views

TIM TALK

The decades-long development saga finally comes to an end

For more than 150 years, the Spotorno family has owned its ranch east of Alisal Street on the Sycamore-Happy Valley loop south of Pleasanton. The family, under...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2629 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you trying to use less gas?

Some days (weeks) you just want to keep your eyes closed. You don’t want to watch the news, you don’t want to look at gas prices, you don’t want...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 13, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Mar 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm | 33 comments | 10296 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Dealing with change

When Jeremy Walsh and Gina Channell Wilcox from Embarcadero Media approached me about the opportunity to write a weekly blog for the Tri-Valley on a topic of my...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by Praveen, on Mar 20, 2022 at 7:04 pm | 3 comments | 3569 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Strength in numbers

Our region is unique in that the five communities that make up the Tri-Valley -- the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon and the town of Danville...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Mar 19, 2022 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 3052 Views

TIM TALK

Is Costco finally clear to build in Pleasanton?

What’s next for the Costco warehouse store and two hotels planned for Johnson Drive in Pleasanton? Last week, the court of appeals denied the petition by Matt...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Mar 17, 2022 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 5042 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Being Understood vs. Being Right

Readers, you’ve often heard me asking, “Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?” Many people get caught up in wanting to be right,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 11, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Mar 15, 2022 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 6385 Views

TIM TALK

Celebrating the Tri-Valley's game changing companies

The buzz of conversation was huge when business, government and other leaders gathered to celebrate the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s 2022 Gamechanger...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2430 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is it true that our electricity rates will be going down?

Many of us have felt the pinch of high electricity bills over the winter, and our bills only seem to go up. Well, it’s not your imagination. Electricity rates...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 6, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 25 comments | 13050 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley Seek and Serve meets families' needs

On your way to or from Costco in Livermore, check out the southwest side of Cornerstone Fellowship about 10 a.m on a Saturday morning. It will be a beehive of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2022
Last comment by Mark T, on Mar 11, 2022 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 2669 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 3655 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“Vagina Love: An Owner’s Manual”

Check out Lili Sohn’s new graphic medicine book. “Half of all people have vaginas. But how much do we know about that part of our body? And why are we...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 4, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Mar 10, 2022 at 10:37 am | 2 comments | 8038 Views

TIM TALK

UC Berkeley ruling awakens legislators to need for reform

There’s been little question that the California Environmental Quality Act needs to be amended. The well-intentioned act passed the Legislature in 1970 and was...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 8, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 9, 2022 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 1981 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

A hat tip and (re)introduction

The name of this column is a hat tip to two journalists who had columns in this space for many years. Jeb Bing, the founding editor of the Pleasanton Weekly,...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 375 Views

ART SPACE

Practice, Practice, Practice!

By John A. Barry “Painting has enriched my life more than I can ever say.” With these words, Alamo artist Margery Ammon summarizes the importance...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jan. 31, 2022
Last comment by medi kush, on Mar 3, 2022 at 11:30 pm | 1 comment | 1867 Views

TIM TALK

State priorities for housing explained by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks

Having started last week’s blogs with Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks of Oakland, I will do the same today with a different focus. A couple of weeks ago, she participated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 1, 2022
Last comment by Lahommed, on Mar 1, 2022 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 2161 Views

TIM TALK

California polls are bad news for Feinstein and Harris

It was striking to read how much Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s approval rating has cratered in a recent UC Berkeley Institute of Government poll co-sponsored with the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 24, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Feb 26, 2022 at 6:31 pm | 3 comments | 3275 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

"One of the biggest failures in 50 years of energy policy"

Stanford recently invited John Deutch, a Professor Emeritus at MIT with decades of experience in energy policy and energy security, to do a short series of lectures...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 20, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 25, 2022 at 6:18 pm | 14 comments | 12440 Views

TIM TALK

East Bay Assemblywoman pushes statewide vaccine mandate

Am I missing it that the more “progressive” politicians are, the more likely they are to grab authoritarian powers during the Covid pandemic crisis. Gov....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 22, 2022
Last comment by D, on Feb 22, 2022 at 1:44 pm | 3 comments | 2413 Views

TIM TALK

The strange ticket price that celebrated a triumph

I loved to see the seemingly strange ticket price for the celebration of John Madden Monday evening at the Coliseum-- $32.14. My memory went back to the Super...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 17, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Feb 22, 2022 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 2574 Views
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