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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are our recycling bins too big?

Are our recycling bins too big? That seems like a weird question. We want to recycle, so why would we want smaller bins? Another way to think of the question...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 27, 2020
Last comment by Ranvapa , on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:09 pm | 15 comments | 12267 Views

TIM TALK

Regional housing goal numbers likely will soar in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton City Council received a preview of what likely will be daunting regional housing goals for the cycle that starts in 2023 in a meeting last month....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4559 Views

TIM TALK

Mass vote-by-mail invitation to problems

There’s been justifiable concern about mass voting by mail in many states, including California. We have been permanent vote-by-mail people since Alameda County...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 24, 2020
Last comment by John, on Sep 30, 2020 at 10:36 am | 6 comments | 4724 Views

TIM TALK

Checking in on the regional Bay Area economies

Economic recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown continued through the summer, but it will be 2021 before employment returns to the pre-pandemic levels of last February,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3743 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?

I probably should have held my tongue. It was a nice event, organized and executed by volunteers. But I was already aggravated because the outdoor lunch was being...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm | 31 comments | 14970 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips

Check out the movie Buck; it's ostensibly about Buck and horses, yet it speaks to the way people handle themselves and one another. There's a scene in which Buck...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips

Check out the movie Buck; it's ostensibly about Buck and horses, yet it speaks to the way people handle themselves and one another. There's a scene in which Buck...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips

Check out the movie Buck; it's ostensibly about Buck and horses, yet it speaks to the way people handle themselves and one another. There's a scene in which Buck...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Pivoting and piloting science programs to serve students and families

When Caleb Cheung and the board of the Quest Science Center in Livermore mapped out a plan for 2020, it was full of pilot programs. And that was before the pandemic. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by LaraGencins, on Sep 25, 2020 at 2:01 am | 1 comment | 4644 Views

TIM TALK

Retailers face challenging holiday season

Law firm Hoge Fenton put together a virtual panel on Tri-Valley retail last week featuring the economic development officers from the five communities that was moderated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3841 Views

TIM TALK

Goodness Village coming to Crosswinds Church in Livermore

Come January, people experiencing homelessness in the Livermore Valley will have a new option. Crosswinds Church has partnered with HomeAid Northern...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by Rosemary Martelli, on Sep 18, 2020 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 6084 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

10 ways to reduce your dog's "pawprint"

Dogs are the best. They provide comfort, entertainment, exercise, and pure unadulterated love. Half...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 13, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 16, 2020 at 9:45 pm |
9 comments | 16782 Views

ART SPACE

Theater in the Time of Corona

By John A. Barry If all the world’s a stage, 2020 has presented a series of tragedies: plague, infernos, Beijing-plus air…. Amid all this,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Sep. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2367 Views

TIM TALK

Workday walks away and 10x Genomics scoops up mall site

The pandemic already has shifted the real estate situation around Stoneridge Shopping Center. The last several months have shown that tech employees can effectively...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 1, 2020
Last comment by Vmeca, on Sep 15, 2020 at 5:32 am | 1 comment | 8646 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Plant an Expectation, Reap a Disappointment"

What does this old adage mean for a relationship? We already have the myth that we can't ask our partner to change (although we can if it is to better the relationship...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Manuela, on Sep 11, 2020 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 10981 Views

TIM TALK

Innovative companies flourish in the Tri-Valley

The more I learn about the booming innovation economy here in the Tri-Valley, the more impressed I am and more interested in doing all we can to enhance it. You’ve...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Roxie, on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 5466 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Someone hung a swastika in my front yard

Around 4am on Friday someone hung a swastika in our front yard. They biked down our street in the wee hours with a sheaf of carefully stapled papers, stopping to...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2020 at 10:57 pm | 18 comments | 16169 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Loch Ness Monster and Climate Adaptation

I believed in the Loch Ness monster for an inordinately long time. I remember learning about it as a kid and thinking it was the coolest thing that there was still...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 30, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Sep 7, 2020 at 5:08 pm | 16 comments | 14766 Views

TIM TALK

Solos Health Analytics moves at warp speed

Start-ups are known for moving quickly, but Solos Health Analytics may be setting the all-time standard. When Pleasanton tech executive Mark Lewis went to buy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Margo, on Sep 4, 2020 at 6:08 pm | 1 comment | 5131 Views

TIM TALK

Hopyard Road start-up announces potentially unlimited clean energy

Pleasanton-based NDB, Inc. today announced what could be a game-changing advance in battery technology—a battery powered by Carbon-14 with up to a 28,000-year...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 30, 2020 at 7:47 pm | 3 comments | 7292 Views
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