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Bob Butler contributed much to the Pleasanton people enjoy today

Pleasanton lost a citizen who played a key role in the formation of the city we see today when Bob Butler died in his home of natural causes Oct. 5. He was 83. Butler...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Brad, on Oct 20, 2021 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 3687 Views


School shutdowns have been devastating for students

Reports are piling up that demonstrate the huge toll school lockdowns are having on students. A report from the non-profit group FAIR Health analyzed pediatric...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 16, 2021
Last comment by Dave, on Mar 17, 2021 at 9:37 am | 4 comments | 3682 Views



By John A. Barry I’m very late in getting this written, but you still have a chance to visit No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, at the Oakland...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jan. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3672 Views


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 | 3666 Views


Painterly Plagiarism

Eight sections of this van are painted in the style of eight artists. Can you identify them? Hints (left to right): color theorist, color fields,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 17, 2018
Last comment by John Barry, on Jul 22, 2018 at 8:12 pm | 5 comments | 3664 Views


Views on the ground from Afghanistan

Just how bad is the situation in Afghanistan after the United States pulled out Monday to meet President Biden’s withdrawal deadline? Simply stated, it’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Sep 2, 2021 at 1:57 pm | 13 comments | 3662 Views


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 | 3649 Views


Turning a life around to serve others

Ronnie Forbes makes no bones about what’s happening with One Nation Dream Makers. It’s all about giving God the glory because it’s nothing that he could have...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Apr 14, 2022 at 8:13 pm | 1 comment | 3634 Views


Tool to fight RHNA?

At the end of the July 26 Pleasanton City Council meeting, there was a topic brought by Councilmember Julie Testa about the city joining a coalition of other municipalities...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Aug. 29, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Aug 30, 2022 at 6:05 pm | 4 comments | 3614 Views


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 | 3606 Views


Museum on Main pivots to virtual and grows

When Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide lockdown of California March 17, 2020, nobody could imagine what lay ahead. For Museum on Main Executive Director Jim...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 15, 2021
Last comment by Sean, on Jul 15, 2021 at 7:35 pm | 2 comments | 3603 Views


Times change and so do benefit packages for teachers

What once was a big financial win for Pleasanton teachers has become a liability. Back in the late 1980s when voters approved the Pleasanton and Dublin school districts...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by Janet, on Jul 28, 2022 at 4:01 am | 4 comments | 3602 Views


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 | 3598 Views


Celebrating the return of face-to-face large events in the valley

Two Livermore city officials were happy campers when they spoke to the Pleasanton Men’s Club last week. Brandon Cardwell, who heads up economic development and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Apr 21, 2022 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 3598 Views


The 2020 de Young Open

By Bill Carmel, MFA In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) are hosting The de Young...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Nov. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3595 Views


You Can’t Kill These Parasites

I have to go frequently to my/Bill’s posts to kill/edit digital disease spread by online parasites trying to sell crap through various links. The problem is...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 29, 2018 at 2:21 pm | 3 comments | 3586 Views


Growing a successful business starting in the boyhood bedroom

Ryan and Brad Alani got tired of working for someone else in 2011 so they set up their own business in the bedroom Ryan grew up in off Foothill Road in Pleasanton. Ryan...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3578 Views


Celebrating America's heritage

How delightful it feels today, July 4th, as I write this blog for Tuesday to see that America is again celebrating its birthday with gusto. We are in Central Oregon,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Theo Layne, on Jul 7, 2022 at 7:49 am | 9 comments | 3576 Views


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. 3575 Views


Gamechanging companies are committed to Tri-Valley

Listening to the companies honored at the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s 2022 Gamechangers Awards earlier this month, it’s notable how consistent their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Mar 26, 2022 at 8:00 am | 2 comments | 3574 Views
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