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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 | 2996 Views


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 | 2995 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 | 2984 Views


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 | 2983 Views


A huge heart for disadvantaged children living in difficult situations

Marina Marinushkina demonstrates her amazing heart for disadvantaged kids. After she came to know Jesus Christ at 18 in Russia, she spent her Sundays after church...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 11, 2021
Last comment by Margo, on Nov 15, 2021 at 11:53 am | 3 comments | 2978 Views


State priorities for housing explained by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks

Having started last week’s blogs with Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks of Oakland, I will do the same today with a different focus. A couple of weeks ago, she participated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 1, 2022
Last comment by Lahommed, on Mar 1, 2022 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 2975 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 | 2969 Views


Comfort, communication -- and the lack of both

Danielle Solito was justifiably upset when she spoke about her daughter’s “extremely uncomfortable” experience at school. Solito said her 15-year-old...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by Gina Channell, Publisher, on Oct 5, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 23 comments | 2966 Views


Workers are scrambling in the aftermath of Caldor Fire

We got away to South Lake Tahoe last week during what’s truly a shoulder season—no snow for skiing, golf courses closed for the year (except in the Carson Valley)...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 18, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2962 Views


Points to ponder

Did it strike you as unusual when three high-ranking U.S. cabinet members met with the Mexican president last week over the border crisis, but Vice President Kamala...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 16, 2021 at 11:38 am | 6 comments | 2954 Views


Students are struggling with mental health issues

There’s not much that people across the political spectrum agree upon these days, but most people are acknowledging how difficult the lockdown and masks were...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 21, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 25, 2022 at 12:04 am | 1 comment | 2936 Views


Making wise college choices

When John Jackson wants to get national college leaders’ attention, he will introduce himself as a Christian college president from Northern California. Chiropractors...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 31, 2022
Last comment by Tracey C Jones, on Jun 1, 2022 at 9:09 am | 2 comments | 2927 Views


What an unusual market for cars

This week we bought out the lease on our 2019 Honda Accord. We were in-and-out of Dublin Honda a couple of times and were struck by just how empty the vast parking...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jul 26, 2022 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 2917 Views


“One should never criticize oneself . . .

. . . when there are always so many other people willing to do it for you.” -Robert Barclay Well said! If you are in situations in which you’re...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2903 Views


Pleasanton leaders struck out on planning for East Pleasanton

The city of Pleasanton twice has had the opportunity to masterplan 1,100 acres east of Busch Avenue to the city limits. That chance, thanks to city inaction, has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 16, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Jun 17, 2022 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 2878 Views


White House insiders views on 9/11 20 years later

Prior to viewing the Alameda County 9/11 remembrance at the Alameda County Fairgrounds last week, I watched a Hoover Institution program, “Reflecting on September...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Lahommed, on Sep 16, 2021 at 9:41 am | 1 comment | 2856 Views


Council members wish busy holidays to senior staff

Just before Christmas, Pleasanton City Council members had lots of their mind after 4 hours of their Dec. 21 meeting. The last item at Pleasanton City Council meetings...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Nida Ayers, on Jan 11, 2022 at 11:23 pm | 1 comment | 2853 Views


Art Al Fresco

By John A. Barry Danville’s public information officer recently posted this: Hearing about so many great ways that people are getting creative while...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2838 Views


Smart pivot by fairgrounds leadership

Congrats to the Alameda County fairgrounds leadership for innovative pivots required by the Covid-19 virus. The fair was cancelled last June when state mandates...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Lahommed, on Apr 20, 2021 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 2836 Views


3 Valleys Foundation strives to serve our area

John Sensiba has led organizations significant to the valley for many years. He was the catalyst that led ValleyCare to join Stanford Health, a move that saved...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 23, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Nov 26, 2021 at 6:46 pm | 4 comments | 2836 Views
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