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TIM TALKSuccessful measures should enhance Livermore Valley wine country
In Livermore, it was notable to watch the shift in both county and local policies as demonstrated at the ballot box. By margins of way over 60%, Livermore voters...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Compoundinggal, on Nov 17, 2022 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 2282 Views
TIM TALKLivermore 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
There are no comments yet. 2099 Views
NOTES ON THE VALLEYLearning to appreciate art
This past weekend I found myself back in Chicago. My partner and I flew out to go to a friend's wedding and we ended up spending a few days there. On our final day...Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 20, 2022
Last comment by newyearwiki, on Nov 15, 2022 at 4:50 am | 7 comments | 2264 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENThe power of protest
On Wednesday and Thursday of this past week, I attended the 2022 Global Energy Forum at Stanford, a biennial gathering focused on the...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Nov 13, 2022 at 8:14 pm | 8 comments | 9565 Views
TIM TALKPleasanton council now dominated by slow-growth faction
Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown will have plenty of like-minded colleagues on the City Council when the election is certified later this month. Incumbent Councilwoman...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Nov 12, 2022 at 6:33 pm | 2 comments | 2343 Views
TIM TALKMayor Brown insists she's "worth it"
Election Day seems an appropriate time to consider what amounted to Mayor Karla Brown’s hissy fit at last week’s City Council meeting. She is unopposed...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by PtownRes, on Nov 10, 2022 at 9:01 pm | 1 comment | 2609 Views
DOING COLLEGETell Me More about University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)
UCLA has been called America’s finest urban public university. With easy access to the beach, mountains, and Hollywood glitter, it’s no wonder that UCLA...Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 10, 2022 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 2968 Views
NOTES ON THE VALLEYWho's to judge
When I sat down to finally fill out my ballot I thought I had a pretty clear idea of how I wanted to vote. I zipped through the first page dedicated to the elected...Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Nov. 9, 2022
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A NEW SHADE OF GREENChevron says "We are just meeting demand". So are they blameless?
One afternoon when I was about nine years old, I was standing in the front yard with my younger brother trying to blow bubbles. We didn’t have any store-bought...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 23, 2022
Last comment by Abe, on Nov 8, 2022 at 10:07 pm | 28 comments | 10431 Views
TIM TALKCelebrating 40 vintages of Concannon Petite Sirah
Twenty-one years ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a “once in a lifetime event,” a vertical tasting of 20 years of Concannon Vineyards’...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by Greg Pelican, on Nov 8, 2022 at 11:00 am | 8 comments | 2557 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENIs housing bad for the environment?
I got an email recently from a resident expressing concern about the environmental impacts of building more housing. He writes: ==I “The construction of...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 30, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 6, 2022 at 9:37 am | 21 comments | 11721 Views
NOTES ON THE VALLEYI felt the earth move
Last Tuesday I was in my company’s San Francisco location on a fluke. I rarely visit, but on that particular day I was meeting up with an old co-worker who...Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 4, 2022 at 1:34 pm | 5 comments | 2325 Views
DOING COLLEGEHow to Impress My Interviewer During a College Admission Interview?
It’s easy to impress a college interviewer – if you are willing to do a little work in three areas: know yourself, know the school, and tap into the...Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 3, 2022
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COUPLE'S NETAre You Laughing at My New Phone?
I hope so. It makes me laugh, too. Fortunately, the Banana Phone works, too. It was easy to set up and use. The “multipurpose” button...Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 28, 2022
Last comment by Cynthia, on Nov 2, 2022 at 12:32 am | 1 comment | 7725 Views
TIM TALKHigh density apartments potentially headed to Pleasanton BART station
Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders have been working on trumping local control to ensure more housing gets built across the state. Changes passed...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 18, 2022
Last comment by jart1, on Nov 1, 2022 at 2:57 pm | 3 comments | 3024 Views
TIM TALKApton CEO shares culture building at Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit
10x Genomics co-founder Ben Hindson headlined the Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit last month at Veeva Systems in Pleasanton. He appeared by pre-recorded video because...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 1, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Nov 1, 2022 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 2334 Views
NOTES ON THE VALLEYCelebrating Diwali
This past weekend my partner, family and I went to a community Diwali event hosted down in San Jose. Due to travel, I wasn’t able to make the celebration in Pleasanton...Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by ravanza, on Oct 28, 2022 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 1959 Views
DOING COLLEGEThe Most Important Essay You Will Write for Your College Applications
After the personal essay is done many students think the hardest part of their application is behind them. In my view, the personal essay is the easier part. In...Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 28, 2022
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TIM TALKJust who is the extremist when it comes to abortion?
Gov. Gavin Newsom is so confident of his re-election next month that he’s spending his time shilling for the abortion rights proposition. The television...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 27, 2022 at 8:11 pm | 3 comments | 2038 Views
TIM TALKPondering school bonds in Pleasanton and Livermore
Livermore and Pleasanton voters will both consider school bond issues next month—although with mailed ballots already in homes, they’re doing it now....Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 25, 2022
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Oct 26, 2022 at 6:13 pm | 6 comments | 2134 Views
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