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AROUND THE VALLEY

The Traveling Alphabet brings help to Ukrainians

“We struggle to process and make sense of the situation in Ukraine. Images of bombed apartment buildings, civilians dead on the side of the...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by keeknlinda, on May 6, 2022 at 10:22 am | 1 comment | 2849 Views

ART SPACE

The Evolution of ‘Vanity’ Publishing

By John A. Barry The ads were omnipresent. I remember seeing them in theNew York Times, the Boston Globe, and even in my hometown paper in...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by avakin life on pc, on Mar 25, 2019 at 4:28 am | 2 comments | 2806 Views

TIM TALK

Spotlighting the Tri-Valley's innovation economy

The Tri-Valley’s innovation culture has grown stronger since Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national labs started their Open Campus program about a decade ago. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 7, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Sep 12, 2021 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 2802 Views

ART SPACE

The Perfect Landscape Painting

by Bill Carmel, MFA The painting begins late morning with a hike up a path to a view so splendid, wondrous, and arresting that walking stops. I sit...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by Sandra Roe, on Feb 28, 2021 at 4:23 am | 1 comment | 2788 Views

TIM TALK

Sacramento makes a deal on spending the gusher of cash

Thanks to a generous and unnecessary influx of borrowed federal money, the question for Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature is how to spend more than $262 billion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2773 Views

TIM TALK

East Bay Assemblywoman pushes statewide vaccine mandate

Am I missing it that the more “progressive” politicians are, the more likely they are to grab authoritarian powers during the Covid pandemic crisis. Gov....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 22, 2022
Last comment by D, on Feb 22, 2022 at 1:44 pm | 3 comments | 2772 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Gun controls won't solve everything, but we must start there

When I saw the very first news alert about a possible shooting in Uvalde I scrolled right past it. I have started feeling desensitized to the news around shootings....

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by JJ, on Jun 12, 2022 at 4:52 pm | 13 comments | 2772 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Chance of rain? This isn't time for city to dip into rainy day reserves

Unexpected rainy days happen. Less than two weeks ago we experienced a rare and unexpected June rain. Let’s hope the City of Pleasanton doesn’t...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by Jarred, on Jun 17, 2022 at 6:43 am | 3 comments | 2771 Views

TIM TALK

How are D students going to learn what they missed this year?

Pleasanton school trustees last week expanded grading criteria for the spring semester to allow more students to receive credit for their Zoom classes. Instead...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by jerry miller, on Mar 2, 2021 at 11:03 pm | 2 comments | 2770 Views

DOING COLLEGE

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. 2770 Views

TIM TALK

Thinking of heading out of town?

As a native Californian and a life-long resident of Alameda County, I will confess to having similar thoughts to Bay Area residents polled by two organizations recently....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 7 comments | 2763 Views

TIM TALK

Teen Esteem's reach soared during pandemic

The pandemic and the lockdowns—to say nothing of the closing of schools—forced most organizations to pivot and figure out new ways to deliver their services....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2750 Views

TIM TALK

A short honeymoon for new Pleasanton city manager?

Did Councilwoman Julie Testa take a public potshot at new Pleasanton City Manager Gerry Beaudin during the June 21 meeting. The council was discussing the mid-year...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by ryleeuso, on Jul 4, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 5 comments | 2738 Views

TIM TALK

Halloween humbug

From a weather standpoint, October is my favorite month of the year. The fall weather, with crisp nights and warm days after the summer heat, is a wonderful change...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 28, 2021
Last comment by D, on Oct 30, 2021 at 9:50 am | 3 comments | 2734 Views

TIM TALK

2021 was a great year for golf and The Club at Castlewood

2021 has been a very good year for the golf industry building off a rebirth of interest in the sport as the pandemic lockdowns eased last year. Courses have had...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2729 Views

TIM TALK

Alameda County leaders remember 9/11

Dublin resident Deborah Lloyd acknowledges how difficult it is for her to talk about 9/11 and its impact on her family. The mother of three shared her recollections...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 14, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Sep 14, 2021 at 5:58 pm | 2 comments | 2729 Views

TIM TALK

Key court decision on mandates expected next week

This week and next week are shaping up to be pivotal for President Joe Biden’s attempts to impose a federal vaccine mandate after earlier saying he would not...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 30, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Dec 30, 2021 at 10:11 pm | 2 comments | 2725 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Interview Prep for Grad School

It takes more than grades, recommendations, test scores, essays, and work samples to get into graduate school. Some masters’ programs may invite applicants...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2715 Views

DOING COLLEGE

College Profile: Tell Me More About UC-Berkeley

Many schools are compared to Harvard, among them the University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley), fondly known as “Cal.” The first institution of...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2677 Views

TIM TALK

City Council will consider getting Main Street back to normal tonight

The City Council tonight will consider several changes to activities that became common during the pandemic as it meets in person for the first time since March...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Guillermo M., on Jul 21, 2021 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 2669 Views
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