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NOTES ON THE VALLEY

I 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 | 1391 Views

DOING COLLEGE

How 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
There are no comments yet. 1167 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Are 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 | 3495 Views

TIM TALK

High 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 | 1978 Views

TIM TALK

Apton 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 | 1275 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Celebrating 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 | 1285 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The 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
There are no comments yet. 989 Views

TIM TALK

Just 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 | 1243 Views

TIM TALK

Pondering 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 | 1386 Views

TIM TALK

Goodness Village leaders are innovating as they serve formerly unhoused residents

NOTE: Corrected and updated Oct. 28, 2022 Spend some time with Kim Curtis, the executive director of Goodness Village, and you cannot help but be impressed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Oct 24, 2022 at 10:16 am | 6 comments | 1468 Views

COUPLE'S NET

We Try to Do This

At times in life, unexpected situations arise that cut you to your knees. For example: - A job loss; along with our identity - A divorce we didn’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3242 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“That Sort of Jab Fell Under the Category of Unnecessary Roughness”

- Claire Cain This line jumped out at me from Cain’s novel. I’m not talking about football. Maybe you know what I mean because you are the recipient...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 15, 2022
Last comment by Cynthia , on Oct 18, 2022 at 10:51 am | 1 comment | 3310 Views

TIM TALK

Celebrating a wedding and delighting in fall colors

We’ve spent the last week celebrating the marriage of our daughter Glenalyn to Solomon Joseph in Southern Utah. The ceremony took place in a resort east of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 13, 2022
Last comment by Carole Lee Manning, on Oct 17, 2022 at 7:15 pm | 4 comments | 1668 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Becoming a Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT)

Occupational therapists (OTs) consider physical, emotional, and environmental factors that affect participation and performance in daily and otherwise meaningful...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1878 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

California surfin'

Despite every instinct in her body, my partner organized a surfing lesson for us and a few of our friends. Since we’ve been together it would come up randomly...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1548 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

A considerable grain of salt

What happened with the cheer / stunt team at California High School last school year has bothered me for several months. The way I see it, 28 teen girls were...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Oct. 10, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 11, 2022 at 6:39 pm | 3 comments | 3979 Views

TIM TALK

James White pulls no punches when talking racism in the corporate world

Corporate executive James D. White speaks and writes bluntly when it come to racism he’s encountered in the United States corporate world. Addressing the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 6, 2022
Last comment by Pton Resident, on Oct 9, 2022 at 2:47 am | 1 comment | 1859 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“No, it just explains it.”

“I probably saved you from being seriously injured.” Did he expect her to thank him for that? “So you think that excuses your behavior?” “No,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 7, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3342 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Comfort, communication -- and the lack of both

Danielle Solito was justifiably upset when she spoke about her daughter’s “extremely uncomfortable” experience at school. Solito said her 15-year-old...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by Gina Channell, Publisher, on Oct 5, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 23 comments | 2859 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Camping in Mt. Diablo

Nature and I have an interesting relationship. I’ve written a lot about how I love to go hiking and spend the weekends doing anything other than being glued to...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1604 Views
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