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TIM TALK

Wowed by pitches by innovative companies

Living and writing about the Tri-Valley innovative companies led to an invitation last month to view the Alchemist Accelerator’s 26th pitch day. The San Francisco-based...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 4, 2021
Last comment by Gina Channell, Publisher, on Feb 9, 2021 at 7:50 pm | 2 comments | 4297 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How a 1960s apartment complex is going green

Sunshine Gardens Apartments in Mountain View is a modest two-story 44-unit complex, with ten 1960s-vintage buildings circling a small pool. Tenants at this complex...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 7, 2021
Last comment by A, on Feb 8, 2021 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 17875 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: "Now I Trust in the System"

While maintaining confidentiality, I wanted to share this quote I heard in my office a while back. I've been training another therapist in Couples Counseling,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 13167 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

California must fix its expensive and unfair electricity pricing

Back in the olden days, when we used to go places, I enjoyed travelling to visit my sister in Minneapolis. I would take lots of scenic pictures -- lakes! -- but...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by Mark, on Feb 3, 2021 at 5:47 pm | 11 comments | 23169 Views

TIM TALK

Proposed San Ramon projects sparking opposition

San Ramon city leaders are facing some serious opposition on two proposed projects. A group of residents has been battling hard to stop Costo’s proposed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by Jealous in Danville, on Feb 1, 2021 at 7:40 am | 1 comment | 5185 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"To a man, talk is work; to a woman it's reward."

"Men talk . . . all the time . . . in normal daily intercourse, men never shut up . . . Three men building a stone wall. Talk, talk, talk. . . On and on . ....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 13366 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Hastened by COVID, A Test Optional Experiment Is Underway in College Admission

The movement toward optional use of standardized tests date back to 1969 when Bowdoin College in Maine ended testing requirements. Since then, hundreds of colleges...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4424 Views

TIM TALK

Renewable solar energy runs into opposition in North Livermore

Land north of Interstate 580 outside of the Livermore city limits has been a growth battleground since the 1970s. Several different developments have been proposed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Jan 26, 2021 at 8:48 am | 1 comment | 4663 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will you save money with a heat pump water heater?

==I This is the second post in a two-part series about heat pump waters heaters. The first post is

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 24, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 25, 2021 at 12:03 pm |
6 comments | 37314 Views

TIM TALK

Veeva Systems aligns its values with its corporate structure

Pleasanton-based Veeva Systems completed a groundbreaking corporate amendment to formally align its values and its corporate structure earlier this month. Previously...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Senor Citizen, on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:41 am | 16 comments | 7925 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Offsetting your 2020 emissions

For the last 4-5 years, at the end of the year, I’ve been offsetting our household’s carbon emissions. It's easy and not too expensive. In fact, it's...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 13, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Green, on Jan 24, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 11 comments | 15811 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Know a Book Agent or Publisher?

Dear Readers, I hope you are all as well as can be during this time. I am humbly asking for your help if you know a book agent or someone in traditional publishing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 24, 2021 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments | 13673 Views

TIM TALK

Downtown Livermore institution to close in April

Livermore will lose an institution in April when Dom’s Outdoor Outfitters closes its door for the final time after 51 years downtown. Owners Jeff and Jodie...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Downtown Livermore institution to close in April

Livermore will lose an institution in April when Dom’s Outdoor Outfitters closes its door for the final time after 51 years downtown. Owners Jeff and Jodie...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5348 Views

TIM TALK

Governor starts to get serious about reopening schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom finally has awakened to the reality that young children desperately need to get back into the classroom. That's true for all students, many...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Jan 18, 2021 at 2:17 pm | 7 comments | 4591 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Join the Club . . .

. . . of women who do not complain about their husbands (and talk with them instead). On the one hand, some women will not say negative things about her husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 12243 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Spend some quality time with your thermostat

When I was looking for a house in Palo Alto about twelve years ago, a friend warned me about high utility rates. I asked my real estate agent about it and she responded...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm | 11 comments | 14523 Views

TIM TALK

Long-time Bay Area corporations are packing up and moving out

Business leaders have warned about the dismal business environment in California for years, but it now appears that those warnings are becoming a reality. Major...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Jan 13, 2021 at 7:10 pm | 6 comments | 6096 Views

TIM TALK

The fallout from speaking out

When Dr. Michael Deboisblanc joined with two fellow physicians to write a letter to the Contra Costa County Director of Public Health, he did so as a private citizen. It...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 7, 2021
Last comment by PToWN94566, on Jan 8, 2021 at 5:11 pm | 10 comments | 6134 Views

TIM TALK

Cancelling opinions and people's jobs

The cancel culture that has infected colleges for years now sadly is spreading throughout the sciences and beyond. The latest example, as reported by KTVU, is...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Jan 6, 2021 at 9:35 am | 30 comments | 7535 Views
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Health care agencies collaborate as well as compete here
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