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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 | 4861 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 | 4846 Views


Planning for the East Bay to move forward

The Tri-Valley region’s status as an economic powerhouse ($42 billion gross domestic product) is well documented, but it’s just a part of the broader...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm | 5 comments | 4845 Views


Cultural rot lies at the root of violence

The horrific mass shooting of school children and teachers in Texas have predicably brought forth demands to do something. Warriors coach Steve Kerr spent his pregame...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 26, 2022
Last comment by gregory, on Jun 7, 2022 at 9:04 pm | 5 comments | 4840 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 | 4839 Views


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 | 4837 Views


Disaster preparedness

What would you do with your pets in the event of a disaster? This month's article discusses preparing for an emergency. If you don't have a plan for yourself and...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4825 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 | 4818 Views


Symbolike August

It's August; baseball is still in progress. The A's aren't. Nevertheless.... ...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4810 Views



Thanksgiving is a good time to acknowledge the people, pets and other things in our lives for which we are thankful. I am thankful for my family, including the members...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4809 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 | 4805 Views


Pet first aid

I hope you will never need to administer first aid to your pets, but if an emergency should occur, it's important to be mentally prepared. These first aid tips...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4801 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. 4795 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. 4790 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 | 4780 Views


Exploring food contests at the Alameda County Fair

At the Alameda County Fair, I can’t advise on the scariest carnival rides. But I can suggest nibbling on pastrami fries or a musubi snack, cheering for Sourdough...

Original post made by Deborah Grossman on Jun. 26, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4767 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. 4764 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 | 4748 Views


An Icelandic artist's response to climate change

Charlotta Hauksdóttir is a Palo Alto-based mixed media artist whose works incorporate the stunning natural landscapes of Iceland, her native country. As...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 19, 2023
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 21, 2023 at 9:43 am | 4 comments | 4741 Views


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 | 4723 Views
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