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Deconstruction of a Visual Pun Based on a Veritable Bungler

By John A. Barry In our last installment, Bill wrote about engendering shelter-in-place creativity via “visual thought experiments concerning metaphors...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 29, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 25, 2020 at 9:36 am | 5 comments | 3757 Views


Rubens and O'Neill This Summer

This installment of Art Space ==I is a twofer. Bill Carmel writes about the largely unknown side of Rubens the artist: the diplomat. John Barry provides an...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Jul 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm | 4 comments | 3747 Views


Graduate Business Programs for College Seniors: A Deep Dive

The more selective MBA programs have traditionally sought applicants who have several years of relevant work experience. Their admissions offices rarely considered...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 23, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3739 Views


Rauschenberg at SFMOMA

Review by Bill Carmel, MFA The soon to conclude (March 25) exhibit at SFMOMA of the work of Robert Rauschenberg, entitled “Erasing the Rules,”...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 22, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 23, 2018 at 3:11 pm | 2 comments | 3731 Views


Proto-trAction Painting

I (John) paint with bikes, scooters, skates, and other wheeled conveyances. I count Jackson Pollock as a primary influence. Pollock was the avatar of Action Painting,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 7, 2018
There are no comments yet. 3727 Views


Housing proponents push to eliminate single-family zoning

There’s growing pressure from housing advocates to limit or eliminate single-family zoning in communities across California. Both Berkeley and Sacramento...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 8, 2021
Last comment by DublinMike, on Apr 9, 2021 at 8:44 am | 4 comments | 3717 Views


The decades-long development saga finally comes to an end

For more than 150 years, the Spotorno family has owned its ranch east of Alisal Street on the Sycamore-Happy Valley loop south of Pleasanton. The family, under...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3698 Views


The strange ticket price that celebrated a triumph

I loved to see the seemingly strange ticket price for the celebration of John Madden Monday evening at the Coliseum-- $32.14. My memory went back to the Super...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 17, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Feb 22, 2022 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 3678 Views


Impressive group of Dreammakers and Risktakers

The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group will celebrate its 10th group of Dreammakers and Risktakers with a virtual ceremony at noon Thursday. The honorees are...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3676 Views


Honoring two remarkable men

Flags flew at half mast late last month in Pleasanton and Livermore to honor two remarkable men. The Pleasanton flag was lowered in honor of the legendary football...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by Peter MacDonald, on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 3672 Views


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 | 3655 Views


Does Applying to More Highly Selective Schools Increase Your Chance of Getting Admitted?

My colleagues and I were looking for a statistical explanation to help explain to parents why you do not increase the odds of admission to a more selective school...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3645 Views


O’Neill Goes to the Movies

By John A. Barry The film industry has been good (and not so good) to Eugene O’Neill, who lived at Tao House in the Danville hills from 1937 to 1943,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel, on Jul 13, 2019 at 9:19 am | 2 comments | 3627 Views


Tri-Valley Seek and Serve meets families' needs

On your way to or from Costco in Livermore, check out the southwest side of Cornerstone Fellowship about 10 a.m on a Saturday morning. It will be a beehive of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2022
Last comment by Mark T, on Mar 11, 2022 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 3621 Views


Lockdown is causing far more harm that the virus

Here’s hoping that Pleasanton school trustees will immediately move ahead with reopening elementary schools at their meeting this week. Trustees deadlocked...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by James Michael, on Feb 16, 2021 at 1:49 pm | 2 comments | 3617 Views



Because So I can’t save the world— can’t save even myself, can’t wrap my arms around every frightened child, can’t foster peace...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 14, 2023
Last comment by Benzo, on Jan 22, 2023 at 9:03 pm | 2 comments | 3609 Views


Recalling the ups and downs of ValleyCare's 60 years

The Weekly’s cover story last week celebrated the 60 years that ValleyCare Health System has served Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. Reporter Julia Baum laid...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 21, 2021
Last comment by Soila Galindo, on Jan 12, 2022 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 3595 Views


There's lot of love about the month of July

July has been a favorite month of mine for decades. It’s the one month a year when my bride, a school teacher for 35 years, did not have school on her mind. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 6, 2021
Last comment by THOMAS D COLEMAN, on Jul 7, 2021 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 3593 Views


Eugene O’Neill in Danville, Past and Present

By John A. Barry It’s surprising how few people in the area know that one of America’s greatest playwrights lived in Danville in the 1940s....

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Aug. 29, 2018
Last comment by Elle, on Oct 12, 2018 at 1:22 am | 1 comment | 3592 Views


Celebrating the Tri-Valley's game changing companies

The buzz of conversation was huge when business, government and other leaders gathered to celebrate the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s 2022 Gamechanger...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3583 Views
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