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NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Return to office

When remote work first started, I remember I promised myself that I would never be one of those guys who showed up to a meeting in pajamas. Two years later I found...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 29, 2022
Last comment by eledge, on Jul 3, 2022 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 4214 Views

TIM TALK

Expect next year's district attorney campaign to draw national interest

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s decision not to seek re-election for a fourth term next year likely will put the county in the spotlight...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 8, 2021
Last comment by MG, on Jun 9, 2021 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 4212 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Gun violence shatters sense of safety

The sense of safety is as fragile as glass. I realized this when I made a trip to Stoneridge Mall recently, by myself, at dusk. As I parked, I thought of all...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Aug 6, 2022 at 8:29 pm | 21 comments | 4202 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I’m a Jew in Germany

I’m just back from a walk to the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on Bogenberg Hill. I quietly and respectfully entered the Church. I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 11, 2023
Last comment by J Randall, on Feb 17, 2023 at 7:03 pm | 6 comments | 4190 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

When heroes organize

Throughout the COVID pandemic health care workers have been called heroes. There were stories written about them in the paper, there were signs posted in yards thanking...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Apr. 27, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4186 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How is climate change affecting Lake Tahoe?

Last week you read here about the impact that development has had on...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 26, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4168 Views

ASK THE VET

The scoop on litter box problems

My cat is urinating outside the box and it's driving me crazy! How can I make him stop? We see a lot of cats that eliminate outside their box. It's a very stinky,...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4167 Views

TIM TALK

All Madden is an insightful look at John Madden's career

If you remember the golden age of the Oakland Raiders when John Madden was coaching the team, find a replay of All Madden that ran Christmas Day on Fox. I recorded...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by Pete, on Jan 8, 2022 at 5:39 pm | 2 comments | 4165 Views

ASK THE VET

Winter holidays

December has arrived and toys, electronics and wrapping paper pack the stores. It's fun to include our pets in the holiday celebration, but watch out for seasonal...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4154 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Searching for a way to live where you work

Over the past year of advocating for affordable housing I met Heather (I changed her name at her request for privacy protection). Heather has been a Pleasanton resident...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on May. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4149 Views

TIM TALK

10x Genomics releases its campus plans

Rapidly growing 10x Genomics continues to expand its footprint in Pleasanton. The company formally announced its acquisition of the former JCPenney Home Store...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 9, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 9, 2021 at 8:07 pm | 1 comment | 4148 Views

ART SPACE

Symbolike August

It's August; baseball is still in progress. The A's aren't. Nevertheless.... ...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4123 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

A seat at the table

The quest to make nutritious food available to all public school students for free is a laudable idea, but some students say the school-provided food isn’t...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on May. 18, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on May 18, 2022 at 5:44 pm | 1 comment | 4123 Views

TIM TALK

Custom license plates to fund mental health services for students

Teen-aged girls suffered mightily during the government-imposed shutdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19. A study released earlier this month showed that emergency...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Sean, on Jun 22, 2021 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 4120 Views

TIM TALK

Another innovative Tri-Valley firm lands angel funding

The innovative companies that are being birthed here in the Tri-Valley continue to fascinate me. One of the latest is illumy, based in San Ramon. Its cloud-based...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 28, 2021 at 5:17 am | 2 comments | 4111 Views

ASK THE VET

New Year's resolutions

After all the splurging during the holidays, the New Year gives us a chance to reset our priorities and goals. While you begin your own New Year's resolutions, consider...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4107 Views

ART SPACE

Jazz and Abstraction

The jazz program at Peace Lutheran Church is one of the best deals in the area. On the first Sunday of seven months out of the year, you can catch,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm | 9 comments | 4093 Views

ASK THE VET

Halloween

These days our pets are considered our children. On Halloween, nothing is cuter than a dachshund in a hotdog costume or a bulldog pirate. I love dressing up my dogs...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4089 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Strength in numbers

Our region is unique in that the five communities that make up the Tri-Valley -- the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon and the town of Danville...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Mar 19, 2022 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 4083 Views

TIM TALK

Should big rigs be allowed on I-580 through Oakland?

Supervisor Nate Miley will conduct an important public meeting by Zoom this evening. It will focus on tractor-trailer traffic on Interstates 580 and 880. The big...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by Dirk Svensen, on Dec 18, 2021 at 12:52 pm | 3 comments | 4056 Views
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2023 guide to summer camps

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