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TIM TALK

Bay Area United Way issues its political recommendations

Amid the flood of campaign emails and postcards in the mail, I was struck by a voting guide issued by the United Way Bay Area. The nonprofit group covers the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 19, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 6 comments | 4522 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Fun and games with your electric meter

I remembered the other day that I made a New Year's resolution to decrease our electricity...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 11, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 17, 2020 at 10:20 am | 24 comments | 21166 Views

TIM TALK

10x Genomics acquires two companies to broaden its product line

Pleasanton can celebrate several life science companies for their rapid growth in a critical sector for people on this earth. When I interviewed the CEO of one...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 17, 2020 at 8:21 am | 1 comment | 4965 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are American and masculine identity compatible with eco-friendly living?

Oh boy. After a week of heat, smoke, COVID news, and a frustrated housebound teenager, not necessarily in that order, I haven’t been entirely excited to do...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 4, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 8, 2020 at 6:49 pm | 22 comments | 14840 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Trump Paid $750 in Taxes

At our house, we believe that black lives matter. We believe it’s time to end racism and sexism. We believe that all people matter and it’s time to end...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 8, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments | 15392 Views

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 | 15216 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. 5113 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 | 5266 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. 4318 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 | 18218 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 | 5314 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. 4403 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 | 6783 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 | 20177 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. 2719 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 | 9281 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 | 13998 Views
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