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NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Why the Sheriff's department matters

Something I never learned back in high school history class was that Santa Rita Jail had a very famous visitor on Jan. 14, 1968. On that fateful day Martin Luther...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1759 Views

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Tri-Valley lost key leader when Rich Rankin died

The Tri-Valley innovation ecosystem lost a key player this month when Rich Rankin died of cancer in his home in Ammon, Idaho. He was 67. Rankin headed Lawrence...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Jun 23, 2022 at 8:45 pm | 1 comment | 1755 Views

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Film asks when does a person become a person?

After the unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion case, abortion has rocketed back into the headlines...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2022
Last comment by Jake Waters, on May 20, 2022 at 2:19 pm | 5 comments | 1726 Views

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Stepping up to meet needs during the pandemic lockdowns

When the pandemic and the lockdowns hit nearly two years ago, Jacqueline Garcia was serving in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church office and fielded many calls...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Apr 14, 2022 at 8:10 pm | 1 comment | 1725 Views

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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 | 1622 Views

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Poor downtown zoning decision should be reversed

Contrasting zoning debates offers insights into priorities for community leaders. Consider that Berkeley, AKA the People’s Republic of Berzerkley, is moving...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 5, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Aug 9, 2021 at 9:37 am | 1 comment | 1615 Views

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What a football weekend

Forgive me for harkening back to my sports writing days. I grew up in journalism writing highs school sports starting in my senior year at Amador Valley High. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by dknute, on Jan 11, 2022 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 1598 Views

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Three recent decisions involved major Tri-Valley companies

Two Monday afternoon update newsletters demonstrated just how the economy and changes reach our backyard here in Pleasanton. One story in the San Francisco Business...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 10, 2022 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 1566 Views

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Honoring exceptional Tri-Valley students

Checking out the list of the 11th annual Dreammakers and Risktakers honored last week by the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group and you cannot help but be highly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1557 Views

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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 | 1553 Views

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Sacramento debates how to spend record surplus--no talk of reducing taxes

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature are debating how to divvy up the abundance of tax receipts that the capitol is awash in. The governor released his May budget...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 24, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on May 26, 2022 at 10:22 am | 4 comments | 1514 Views

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Memories of July 4th

The first fireworks show I remember watching was on my parent’s Magnavox tube television. We huddled around the 27 inch screen on July 4th to witness our very...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jul. 6, 2022
Last comment by Cal Morton, on Jul 11, 2022 at 12:40 pm | 3 comments | 1514 Views

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NFL coach Greg Olson shares how it is in the NFL with Jon Gruden

Football fans and ESP\N are counting down the days until the National Football League opens it season in September. For pro coaches, who work 12-hour-plus days,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by D, on Jul 22, 2022 at 7:47 am | 2 comments | 1458 Views

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Two measures to re-invigorate Livermore Valley wine country headed to November ballot

For decades people opposed to residential growth in the Tri-Valley tried to restrict development by limiting and controlling basic infrastructure. That’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 4, 2022 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1452 Views

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Dublin faces difficult financial choices in a few years

Dublin will have two new city council members next month after the election is certified and they can join the incumbents in starting to wrestle with a new financial...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by res1, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:08 pm | 1 comment | 1451 Views

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Driving from St. Louis to Chicago with my brother

Last week I flew to St. Louis to help my brother move to Chicago. Earlier this year he got into medical school at Loyola which was quite unfortunate for me. It solidified...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jul. 27, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Jul 28, 2022 at 5:56 pm | 2 comments | 1417 Views

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Robots Stony and Robby saving thousands of steps for servers

Residents of Stoneridge Creek in Pleasanton have been served since October by robots in their dining room. Zachary Ziegler, the director of food and beverage at...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 19, 2022
Last comment by Pat Trisham, on Jul 19, 2022 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 1362 Views

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Bored Games

I spend most of my waking hours in front of a screen. My job pushes me to be on a laptop all day either on video calls with fellow teammates or heads down getting...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1352 Views

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What it takes to become a teacher

I recently hung out with a family friend that I’ve known forever. We both grew up together as kids in Fremont and our families would spend holidays together every...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by anusree, on Aug 5, 2022 at 12:57 am | 1 comment | 1281 Views

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Legislators and governor debate spending instead of saving

Sacramento legislators undoubtedly are taking a deep breath and celebrating today after meeting the voter-imposed June 15 deadline to pass a 2022-23 budget. It calls...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by iceblocky, on Jun 16, 2022 at 6:48 am | 7 comments | 1275 Views
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